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by carrot
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd neck knife? ”Byrd Swick”?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Byrd neck knife? ”Byrd Swick”?

Thanks for the reply Sal. Truth be told I almost never carry a knife around my neck anymore. It's hard to conceal and hard to reach and I don't like the way it swings around if it's over a shirt. If I carry a fixed blade it's going to be on my belt. I just like the term "neck knife" over "belt knife...
by carrot
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd neck knife? ”Byrd Swick”?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Byrd neck knife? ”Byrd Swick”?

I was just carrying my Swick and Spot lately and I thought how great it would be if they were more affordable and more available.

The Swick is probably my favorite neck knife for utility ever and I think a Byrd version in 8Cr or 440C would be top notch.
by carrot
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 60
Views: 1701

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

Nope. Spydercos are the only brand I've bought that consistently come with a great edge out of the box. I'll give the factory edge a shot until it stops feeling keen and then I'll try stropping it first before going to brown or white stones. I don't sharpen for fun and enjoy knives for their enginee...
by carrot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Screw construction stainless Byrds
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Screw construction stainless Byrds

Honestly I think pinned knives are great. I appreciate the option and don't think every model should be pinned but there's something to be said for the ease and simplicity that pinned knives allow. You never have to worry about screws falling out or getting stripped. That makes them great beaters or...
by carrot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I am excited - Para 3 LW Serrated
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: I am excited - Para 3 LW Serrated

The whole thing feels just right for me. It’s light and nimble and compact and tough. Serrations really work for me here, on a blade this small it’s nice to get a little extra cutting power. I even like the steel, both in use and on the stones. Enjoy!
by carrot
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What happened to the Kapara?
Replies: 25
Views: 1409

Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Hi Marius, We're working on a 3.0" Slippie for the UK market. I'll keep a 3.25 compression lock model in mind as we watch the model in the future. sal As someone who recently re-discovered the UKPK, I'm very interested in a slipjoint Kapara. I love my Kapara but it is a big knife. It'll be nice to ...
by carrot
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: is this delica real
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: is this delica real

Sadly, you have a counterfeit.

I had one just like it that I was suspicious of for awhile. It just didn't feel quite right and I couldn't place it.

I hope you can return yours.
by carrot
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Users, Collectors, and Social Media Madness
Replies: 22
Views: 1136

Re: Users, Collectors, and Social Media Madness

I would have a whole lot less knives if it weren't for the forums. Specifically, Spyderco Forums, because I only visit Bladeforums rarely and I don't participate in USN anymore. I also appreciate that Sal and Kristi engage with us here on the forums, which is a nice personal touch for a company that...
by carrot
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?
Replies: 62
Views: 2993

Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

I feel "under-knifed" if I have anything smaller than the Manbug Salt. That fierce serrated blade can go through anything, as long as reach isn't the issue. I gravitate towards knives sized between the Dragonfly and the Endela for normal EDC however. The Dragonfly is a fine EDC and cuts way more eff...
by carrot
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco: Your factory edges are sharp!
Replies: 26
Views: 644

Re: Spyderco: Your factory edges are sharp!

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:23 am
... the best out of the box sharpness I've encountered have actually been Benchmade ...
To provide a counterpoint, I've owned probably about a dozen and only half came with an acceptable edge and out of those some had serious QC issues out of the box...
by carrot
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco: Your factory edges are sharp!
Replies: 26
Views: 644

Re: Spyderco: Your factory edges are sharp!

There's a premium knife company I bought from that had/has loads of praise from the IKC when I first got into knives. It was my first knife, and it came dull as a butter knife. I had to learn to sharpen real quick. My second knife was an Endura, and it came classically Spyderco sharp. Talk about mak...
by carrot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: How do you disassemble a SS handle?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: How do you disassemble a SS handle?

To be honest, I think I might like Spyderco's SS handles best. Because they are pinned, maintenance is low. There are fewer parts, and you can rinse them out under the faucet easily. Like Bloke, I'm not sure I've ever lubed a SS Spyderco.
by carrot
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Dodo 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 9899

Re: The Dodo 2019

I think I want a WharnDo even more than a new Dodo!
by carrot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly Wharncliffe
Replies: 36
Views: 1728

Re: Dragonfly Wharncliffe

The biggest wharncliffe expert has just jumped in so I feel silly now posting this but I’ve already written it so here goes. 1. Most Spydercos are introduced with the idea that if they are successful and good sellers, they will keep being made. The Delica in wharncliffe appears to have been so well ...
by carrot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would a Chaparral LW Slip joint be a good idea?
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: Would a Chaparral LW Slip joint be a good idea?

I’d say yes. The UKPK is a very, very good knife and a good value but the Chaparral is in another class with its sturdy but lightweight liners and XHP steel. I’d buy one in a heartbeat.
by carrot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 539
Views: 62879

Re: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

KC and NGK got some Waved Dragonflies today.
by carrot
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Thoughts and Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: CTS-BD1N Thoughts and Opinions

I shot myself in the foot with BD1N testing. I got the SE Para 3 and all I can compare it to is SE H1 and SE 8CR. It's good so far. My experience mirrors yours. I still enjoy super-supersteels but these days I prefer something a little easier to sharpen and just sharpen more frequently. BD1N hits my...
by carrot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydie emoji
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Spydie emoji

It would have to be culturally/globally significant enough to get the Unicode Consortium to add it to the spec, and then each of the big tech platforms (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, etc) will add support for it in the next planned software release.
by carrot
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust
Replies: 26
Views: 1291

Re: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust

Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:36 am
sal wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:20 pm
I work here and everyone knows who I am.

sal


This is the best thing I've ever read on this forum.
Same.
by carrot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 234
Views: 11401

Re: Endela-thread

1Serrated or Plain-Edged Endela: Which is most likely to be most useful, as far as you know, and the most "general purpose" out of both PE and SE? 2 Is this a folding knife that many military officers, cadets, and privates in all branches of service would likely choose to carry as an everyday and e...

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