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by carrot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Lightweight
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Chaparral Lightweight

I don't have a Sage 1 or a Chaparral LW but I can tell you the Chaparral CF and RN are two of my very favorite knives. Very slicey.

The CF is a nice middle ground between grippy for hands and slick for pockets, and tough as you know for daily carry.
by carrot
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: High Hollow Grind
Replies: 10
Views: 208

High Hollow Grind

Let's make 2021 and beyond the decade of high hollow grind. Full flat grind has its place, but with better steels than ever and greater emphasis on thinness BTE, we can do even better with a good high hollow grind. The GB2 with its high hollow grind is a sheer delight to use, zipping through materia...
by carrot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Several Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Several Questions

VooDooChild wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:30 am
Can the holes in the trainers also prevent you from turning it into a live blade?
Not being heat-treated probably prevents you from turning it into a good edge.
by carrot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SFO virtual tour - please!
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: SFO virtual tour - please!

I was at SFO earlier this year, as I usually make the pilgrimage every year. You drive up Spyderco Way after making making a sketchy u-turn on 93 because you were listening to a great song on the radio and the sign for Spyderco heading east is a little too small and you were going a little too fast ...
by carrot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 87
Views: 2006

Re: Wharncliffe's

I would buy a SE Yo2. I had a blue Yo1 that I was very fond of, but a friend talked it right out of my pocket. I never bought a Yo2 in the gap since. A SE version would tip the scales for me. If it were it asymmetric hollow like Mr. Janich suggests, it would be even more enticing.
by carrot
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Several Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Several Questions

The answer is Sal & co just love holes. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Also, spiders love holes. But insects creep me out, so I'm not gonna post a pic of that.
by carrot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 87
Views: 2006

Re: Wharncliffe's

In my experience, the HHG as on knives like the CRK folders and the GB2 really make them cutting demons. I don't really like how CRK treats their steel (too soft for my taste) but the geometry is excellent. I think if Spyderco did some wharncliffe in HHG, it would cut even better. I don't think high...
by carrot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 133
Views: 2656

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

My knife hobby has nothing to do with survival or life and death, but I want to just give my thanks for Sal's commitment to reliable high performance tools that must not fail under stressful situations. I plan to buy one of these out of interest and for my meager BOB, just to show my support for the...
by carrot
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Lightweight Translucent Series
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Manix 2 Lightweight Translucent Series

I have used my one M2LW quite hard, carried it everywhere, gotten it quite wet. Pinned is just fine for me. I actually quite prefer it in the field- there's no chance of screws falling out by surprise.
by carrot
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal; will we ever see...
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Sal; will we ever see...

The Jazzlica in either K390 or ZDP-189 would be fab. I'm absolutely loving the K390 Delica right now. The steel is just so nice, takes a great edge and holds it.
by carrot
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife categories
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Knife categories

Nope. I haven't bought any that I specifically intend to "hang onto" for my kids future. I figure what they'll inherit from me will be MY knives and I want them to inherit stuff that I've used and enjoyed. I want them to see the wear and age on them and know this was Dad's knife. Agreed. "Dad's kni...
by carrot
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 133
Views: 2656

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

It just struck me. The (long discontinued) ATR seems like it could lend us its blade pattern and overall shape, with its sheepsfoot, big opening hole, Cobra Hood, and glove-friendly design. https://cdn.brandfolder.io/YLOLU61B/as/oguzcw-g4rzi0-17txbz/C70GP2_Both.png?width=800 It'd be a heck of a blad...
by carrot
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strange Question
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Strange Question

The Native III (or as some may say, Native 3D), also had 3D contoured handles that were quite hand filling, but they do not feel a whole lot like the Enuff.
by carrot
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s best kept secret
Replies: 34
Views: 1703

Re: Spyderco’s best kept secret

I was carrying the PITS over the weekend. A special design, for sure. I would like to see the next run in a different colored anodize.
by carrot
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac salt green frn lc200n shipping to dealers!
Replies: 102
Views: 3598

Re: Pac salt green frn lc200n shipping to dealers!

At first I didn't like it, but the more I think about it, the more I like the TOXIC GREEN LC200N PacSalt.

I might have to get one after all.
by carrot
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 133
Views: 2656

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

What do you think about combo edge, to get the field sharpening of PE and the cutting power of SE? In a larger blade, you can get plenty of both edges.
by carrot
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strange Question
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Strange Question

The Stretch is also quite close.
by carrot
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 S110V Rust
Replies: 14
Views: 516

Re: Para 3 S110V Rust

The stop pin on this model is quite prone to rust, though it is stainless. I think it is galvanic corrosion.

I wouldn’t worry about it too much, but you can always use rust inhibitors like TufGlide if you wish.
by carrot
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Para 3 Impressions

I think the Para 3 is a really interesting knife as it is essentially the blade of the old Paramilitary in a shorter handle, which was much beloved despite many quirks. Even though it is not a problem to dock a new PM2 to get the original blade length, one thing that I noticed with the large handle/...

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