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by carrot
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 7 Live!
Replies: 116
Views: 2454

Re: Reveal 7 Live!

I am electrified at the thought of trying SE in a super, supersteel. K390 SE here we go!
by carrot
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who wants more BBL and BAL ?
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: Who wants more BBL and BAL ?

Count me out. I think it is an awful lock, that is bested by a backlock in every aspect. I've tried them on multiple occasions, in half a dozen different models and each time I say the same thing. "Eh! Would be better, if it had a backlock." I have to agree. I won’t avoid a model having a BBL or CB...
by carrot
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Spin
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Spyderco Spin

I had one of these, and sadly, lost it. It was a great knife to clip on, a handy short sharp blade. The same needs are fulfilled for me, albeit with far less style, by a Manbug Salt or Ladybug Hawkbill. I'd always considered the Spin and the Cricket two halves to a whole. With the Spin discontinued,...
by carrot
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info
Replies: 156
Views: 4558

Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

I have to confess, since the RJ SE came in, I haven't carried a single other knife. I'm on cloud nine nirvana with the RJ.

The FRN scales are very good and VG-10 is nice as always but I can't help but imagine having a blinged out RJ with K390 and CF scales!
by carrot
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The negative blade angle wharncliffe that I wish existed
Replies: 54
Views: 1068

Re: The negative blade angle wharncliffe that I wish existed

I really like what this design represents. I've always appreciated the very slight negative blade angle already seen in the Delica and Endura and many other Spyderco models which I prefer strongly to straight angle designs by most other makers. I think taking the negative blade angle further adds a ...
by carrot
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10
Replies: 52
Views: 1440

Re: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10

I like VG-10 a lot as a regular carry, it's quick to touch up and responds well to stropping. It's also delightful in SE, performs quite well. I would pick just about any other steel if I had to cut up a lot of abrasive materials like cardboard, rope, or carpet, though. That's its biggest weakness. ...
by carrot
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Stock Replenishments?
Replies: 19
Views: 850

Re: Native 5 Stock Replenishments?

Bit off topic (sorta) but I would love to see that fluted pattern ground into more knives. It could really be Spyderco's trademark scale pattern. There are a couple other companies that come to mind that have had a trademark (and very marketable) handle grind pattern and if the fluted pattern was m...
by carrot
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Expand Golden, CO made offerings?
Replies: 33
Views: 1080

Re: Expand Golden, CO made offerings?

Spyderco does not typically move models from one facility to another. More complicated models are often made in Taichung to take advantage of their high-tech production capability and the stronger dollar. The Delica family has always been made in Seki-City (for decades) and likely will never move fr...
by carrot
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?
Replies: 57
Views: 1542

Re: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?

Just the Chaparral. All the others have had slight vertical rock.
by carrot
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly sheath
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Dragonfly sheath

Linos Sheath Works does a great sheath for Spyderco folders. I bought one and a bunch for some of my Spyderco Enuffs.
by carrot
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?
Replies: 13
Views: 660

Re: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?

I just touched up my Delica K390 a little bit but it's safe to say the Delica was one of the best Sekis I've received in a long time, in both F&F and sharpening. (F&F was flawless on the P4 too, though.)
by carrot
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?
Replies: 78
Views: 2214

Re: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?

I'm concerned about its safety...you want a really safe knife in the backcountry and the Ikuchi has no guard. A forward hand slip might be an issue. Also it is reported in other threads as difficult to open...no spyder hole for positive thumb activiation. Might be difficult to deploy in cold weathe...
by carrot
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute. The little big knife.
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Astute. The little big knife.

I'm a fan. The Astute packs quite a big blade into a small package. I hope it gets popular enough to justify a steel upgrade.
by carrot
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?
Replies: 78
Views: 2214

Re: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?

The Spyderco Vagabond, which was a unique design and terribly underrated, was 2.8oz and had an integral sheath. Pretty good if we’re counting discontinued models. I’m a little bit of the old school mentality though. If I’m carrying a knife on a trip, I definitely do prefer it in my pockets rather th...
by carrot
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?
Replies: 78
Views: 2214

Re: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?

I think that some people might have the wrong opinion on how UL backpackers hike. UL backpackers don't often make fires, so a knife is mostly a handy tool for FAK, packaging, food, and absolute last ditch firestarting and survival. A saw is extra weight. A fixed blade with sheath is extra weight. A ...
by carrot
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 brand new Native 5 LW problems
Replies: 24
Views: 946

Re: 2 brand new Native 5 LW problems

I’d ask for an exchange. You probably can fix it, but you shouldn’t have to for a fresh one out of the box.
by carrot
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?
Replies: 78
Views: 2214

Re: Lightest Weight Spydercos...?

I am a UL backpacker but I am also a knife nut.

On my last trip I picked the Para 3 LW SE, but if I had my scale in front of me, the M2LW is a little lighter with a more ergonomic design.

If there’s any real chance of fire making, an Izula fits in nicely. Otherwise a small FRN knife is plenty.
by carrot
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official 2021 Discontinued List
Replies: 79
Views: 6735

Re: Official 2021 Discontinued List

Truly sad about the loss of ZDP-189. A great balanced steel with ridiculous edge holding.

At least we get to keep K390.
by carrot
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what happens with...
Replies: 17
Views: 1128

Re: Sal, what happens with...

Can we see some prototypes that made it to production with some tweaks? I'm so curious.
by carrot
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 21
Views: 1208

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

I ended up buying this one in SE and I’m so glad I didn’t pass it up. This has got the best action of any lockback I’ve used and stellar ergos to go with it. I’ll be snapping up one of these in PE in any upgrade steel, fingers crossed for K390 or at least SPY27. I can also imagine a scaled up and sc...

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