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by carrot
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?
Replies: 29
Views: 2081

Re: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?

More questions: 4. Suppose the blade Para 3 isn't exactly centered in the folder/jacket or whatever it's called. What are my options without voiding the warranty? Suppose I decide to center it myself by adjusting the pivoting tension (I saw several videos of this today.). Is that even advisable? I ...
by carrot
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?
Replies: 29
Views: 2081

Re: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?

1. Why are knives made out of exotic materials, such as Maxamet, CPM S110V, etc. offered by Spyderco, available only as folding knives? That is to say, why aren't these materials available as fixed-blades? I'm not too keen on having my fingers cut by a pocket knife that decided to fold its blade un...
by carrot
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute First Impressions
Replies: 26
Views: 1982

Re: Astute First Impressions

Gives me Barong/Khukuri vibes, but with a more generalized shape. I'm excited to try one of these out! Super awesome review SG!
by carrot
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?
Replies: 41
Views: 2805

Re: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?

I'd start with the S30V unless you're going to be sending back the S110V for sharpening. People make it sound like S30V is butter, but I still find it one of the best all-around steels. It is tough. It resists abrasives better than VG10. It takes a great edge. Compared to S110V, yes, it is easier to...
by carrot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5834

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I'm 100% with Wartstein on this one. The mid-lock has a lot of undeniable advantages. I carry a lot either loose in pocket or IWB. Since I don't get the advantage of having the pocket seam pressing against the spine of the blade, knives with a strong bias to staying closed are a big preference for m...
by carrot
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5834

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I can't vote because my #1 lock is the mid-lock. The compression lock really works for me so it is probably my second favorite. Third would be the RIL and fourth the BBL. I do not really care for the CBBL but it doesn't prevent me from loving the Manix 2. The liner lock is also a great lock, but sin...
by carrot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How well is the Enuff family doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1863

Re: How well is the Enuff family doing?

For me, the Enuff only became a serious carry piece when I got a custom kydex and an Ulti-Clip for it. Now it carries easily and quietly IWB at 1 o'clock or at 4 o'clock. I can share the maker's name if anybody needs, he's got all three flavors of Enuff so can make them without you sending it in. ht...
by carrot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Shaman Lock Up Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Spyderco Shaman Lock Up Issue

Try rubbing a pencil lead on the lock interface. It will give it just enough lubrication to help with the sticking until it's worn in.
by carrot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Robin 2 poking my eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Robin 2 poking my eyes

Unfortunately this is standard fare for this maker.

I am a sweaty beast and I have never seen rust on any of my Byrds except the blades. I do not think you will have trouble. I am probably not as bad at corrosion as someone like Vivi or surfinggringo, though.
by carrot
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nice to meet you, and can we have this as a Spyderco knife?
Replies: 32
Views: 1681

Re: Nice to meet you, and can we have this as a Spyderco knife?

Welcome! Everyone is welcome here! P.s. What's going on here? I am late? The original post was removed to protect any patent or trademark claims that might be made later in the event of a collaboration. Just imagine the Canis and the Autonomy had a baby, but with the lock of a Manix 2. Your imagina...
by carrot
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about C01 Worker coming back?
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Sal, how about C01 Worker coming back?

I think the fact that many retailers had Worker sprints in stock until this year (OSO still has them and there are always a few NIB on the Bay) means that this particular knife is not making a come back for a while. I don't think it can be made cheaply enough for mass appeal. I think an H1 SE FRN S...
by carrot
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about C01 Worker coming back?
Replies: 16
Views: 814

Re: Sal, how about C01 Worker coming back?

I think the Worker sprint was unfortunately too expensive to interest most people.

It looks like Seki-City G10/VG-10 isn't compelling enough.

I wonder if SS/VG-10 would be a big enough price break to draw interest? If it is bead blasted, it would be quite grippy.
by carrot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 46
Views: 3011

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

I don’t really like the CBBL. I don’t hate it either. Like Evil D said, it’s a little awkward to disengage because it must be pinched with both index finger and thumb to easily unlock. The BBL is better. You can dig your thumb into the ball pit (!!!) to disengage the lock. The Dodo and D’allara 3 ar...
by carrot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Wharncliffe
Replies: 26
Views: 1785

Re: Byrd Wharncliffe

It'd be nice to test a single run of Rescue Cara Cara with SE at the tip and PE towards the handle. That'd finally give us afi a chance to try out a reverse CE like we've been aching for. (I really like the Rescue Cara SE, highly underrated.) I think the "wharncliffe leaf" of the D4/E4 series is nic...
by carrot
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here
Replies: 48
Views: 7803

Re: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here

The Duckfoot was one item I really regretted not picking up. It'd be a great BOB item or just part of a travel kit. The Sharpmaker is great, of course, but not necessary for putting on a quick edge. I don't mind freehand with a diamond plate (which I have now in my kit) but the added precision of a ...
by carrot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Sal, if the plastics used in the Para 3 LW and Tenacious LW are indications of what future Spyderco LW will be like, I may never want to carry G-10 again! I was just blown away how good the new scales feel in my hands.
by carrot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2508
Views: 624379

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Re: updated steels for China Spyderco’s, in the Tenacious LW thread
sal wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Thanx Carrot.

Eric worked on that project for a long time, both with the knife maker and the plastics maker. I think they all did an exceptional job. Now he's working on updated steels with the maker.

sal
by carrot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

JMM wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Is there any possibility we will see a LW Resilience in PE and/or SE? The original is my absolute favourite Spydie from China hands down.
I’d love to see this too. I’m not sure if the Resilience sells enough to justify LW molds but I’d be in for one of each...
by carrot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

I have a few G10 and now a lightweight serrated. Woohoo. Loving the new one. Plain edge coming soon. I'd be particullary interested in impressions on the serrated Tenacious LW. This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg.....
by carrot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

I want to congratulate the Spyderco team on another knife done well. As expected, of course. The Tenacious Lightweight is a flawless update to a classic. This is a knife meant to WORK. The FRN is nicely rounded, grippy as always but not sharp, and I couldn't find a rough tooling seam anywhere! Just ...

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