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by carrot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 love?
Replies: 41
Views: 1458

Re: Caly 3 love?

Caly3 was a long time carry for me too. I may still be carrying one if I hadn’t lost it! I think the larger Caly3.5 just doesn’t appeal to the same users. At the same time the 3.5 size is getting crowded. Today I think the Chaparral has scooped up most of the users who would have liked a Caly3. They...
by carrot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: competition for the Para 3?
Replies: 57
Views: 1788

Re: competition for the Para 3?

I'm sure this has been covered, but how does the Para 3 grip compare to the Para 2? I would say that if you always grip at the choil, it feels about the same. However, without the choil it is a 3- or 3.5-finger grip. It's an awesome knife if you are a habitual choil user, however if not you'll get ...
by carrot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?
Replies: 87
Views: 3663

Re: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?

That'd be the SE Endela, thanks to Wartstein . It's in my pocket today. I'm going to hold out for new models for my next purchase though. I sure hope you like it... Did you actually CUT stuff already with the Endela SE? Cause this is where it really shines, just amazing, even in more "plain edge" c...
by carrot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?
Replies: 87
Views: 3663

Re: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?

That'd be the SE Endela, thanks to Wartstein. It's in my pocket today. I'm going to hold out for new models for my next purchase though.
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10667

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

I was looking at the Delicas, but I think I'd miss having the finger choil. I eschewed the Delica for a long time in favor of choiled knives, despite it being my first Spyderco. I came back to it more recently and found that I truly valued many aspects that are easily overlooked in the face of newe...
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: competition for the Para 3?
Replies: 57
Views: 1788

Re: competition for the Para 3?

My Para 3 LW is pretty dang good, too. I've yet to find a similar knife with the same size grip and blade that is any lighter. All the small, LW Spydies seem bottom out around 2.4 oz. Quality doesn't seem as good as the Sage LW. I've read the BD1N steel isn't quite as good as the others, either. Ac...
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Sal & Eric
Replies: 41
Views: 2923

Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Sorry to be the Grinch here, but IMO "unpainted" is a nice concept - for furniture. For knives/scales, not so much. Of all the Spyderco buyers globally, how many you reckon will disassemble the knife upon arrival and boil it in RIT dye.. I also know i am far from alone thinking the petrified snot/n...
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design details that are deal breakers
Replies: 47
Views: 1854

Re: Design details that are deal breakers

Finally, my biggest deal breaker: thumb studs. Guess I'm lucky in this department, because I only really buy Spydercos. I would love to own a Sebenza but I refuse to pay $400+ for a knife that uses a thumb stud. It's obsolete IMO and it's crazy that it's 2020 and CRK still use them. Yeah, I think t...
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10667

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

For an EDC, would you consider this Sage 5 LW or the Para 3 LW to be a better choice? The Sage seems to be higher quality, and the steel is better, but the Para 3 is marginally lighter. Honestly I think it comes purely down to the flavor of Spyderco you like most. The Sage5 inherits more Native DNA...
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

I smoothed all edges off with the nail file of my Swiss Army Knife. They also smoothed out over time from banging around in my pockets. It's your knife, adjust it to your liking!
by carrot
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Breaking down boxes with Chaparral
Replies: 23
Views: 1215

Re: Breaking down boxes with Chaparral

The spring does break in if you use it for awhile. It's weird. I've never had any other Spyderco need a break-in period like the Chaparral. My Chaps are now no harder to unlock than a Caly or Delica.

Another knife company that makes lockbacks that rhymes with Bold Meal also needs to break in.
by carrot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design details that are deal breakers
Replies: 47
Views: 1854

Re: Design details that are deal breakers

I think that this and your other thread are really interesting, EvilD, particularly because I’ve been on my own quest to re-examine my formed carry preferences and also typical afi tropes. From those experiments, I’ve found I do really enjoy serrations, that combo-edge can be really useful, saber gr...
by carrot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on the combo edge
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: Opinions on the combo edge

I used to think it was good, and then I thought it was bad, and now I've come around to thinking it's good again. I have the Manix C95 in CE and Endura 4 in CE and I think that despite being much maligned, it's a pretty useful blade type. The serrations at the belly are the place with the most lever...
by carrot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS BD1N edge retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1899

Re: CTS BD1N edge retention

driftingfir wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:50 pm
I find the handles to be more contoured on the lw. Just my 2 cents.
Agreed, the Para 3 G-10 feels very... slabby by comparison.
by carrot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 49
Views: 2716

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

I've been carrying the SE Para 3 LW all week for 2020 and plenty of pocket time last year too. And using the K04 Kitchen Utility in SE. I've honestly often found myself preferring SE for nearly every task, except where I need to make perfect straight cuts, as the chisel grind can sometimes make it t...
by carrot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Breaking down boxes with Chaparral
Replies: 23
Views: 1215

Re: Breaking down boxes with Chaparral

The Chaparral is awesome. I won't use it for very dirty or mucky tasks because it appears harder to clean than some other lockbacks but as far as I'm concerned it's otherwise all the knife I need. It literally just disappears into the pocket and I love the glass smooth, precise action. And wow, CTS-...
by carrot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS BD1N edge retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1899

Re: CTS BD1N edge retention

I'm having a really good time with my SE Para 3 LW. I don't have a lot of SE folders in heavy use besides this one but I'm finding BD1N to touch up real easy and stay sharp much longer than expected, even when zipping through cardboard and breaking down boxes. No staining whatsoever. I'll be very ha...
by carrot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2412
Views: 593614

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Guy, this is NOT the place to converse with each other about what Sal has said. It has become tedious to find what’s new. Weird title for the thread, then. You’d think “what Sal has said” is exactly what we’re supposed to be conversing about. No. Go talk about it in the thread where he originally p...
by carrot
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Retro?
Replies: 92
Views: 4592

Re: Spyderco Retro?

I was just fondling some older models in my collection. I think it would be really nice to see the Rookie reintroduced. To most it's a tiny Police but it also really gives the Delica a run for its money with its efficient, slim blade, and awesome handle/blade ratio.

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