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by pinepig2
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I wish Spyderco would make...
Replies: 240
Views: 28752

Re: I wish Spyderco would make...

Golden-made, post-Stretch lock back design using the Stretch1 handle, choil size, and pivot-to-hole radius. Straight spine blade in BD1N steel. FRN scales with nested liners in burnt orange and other colors.
by pinepig2
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 19786

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

I've always tried to teach that "blades are for cutting", "handles are for holding". Trying to put as much blade as one can in a given handle is not always the most effective. sal I've never bought into the "longest blade that will fit into the handle" mantra myself. Case in point: My Sage 2 with 3...
by pinepig2
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get some SRS-15 steel on some FRN This Year!
Replies: 31
Views: 2959

Re: Let's get some SRS-15 steel on some FRN This Year!

SRS-15 in the Endela would likely entice me to get one.

SRS-15 in the Stretch 1 is something I'll dream about at night (since it can't happen in reality).
by pinepig2
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

I refuse to order from Bento due to their policies. Thanks though!
by pinepig2
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

Cambertree wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:55 pm
HAP40 Stretch.
That's a slick Stretch, thanks for posting! I was so close to buying a second HAP40 Stretch after I bought my first one. This is making me kind of wish I had. I'm sure whatever NIB ones that are left on the market are very expensive.
by pinepig2
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-i want one
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: Endela-i want one

I'm not sure I'll get an Endela. Nothing against the knife, it looks like a great design actually. The problem is the Spydercos in the "just right" size category, possessing the features I desire, always end up as Japanese-made. Stretch, R, D'allara, now the Endela. It's no secret that the Seki City...
by pinepig2
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 19786

Re: Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Police 4 Lightweight

I may be quite alone with this, but I 'd wish for a "Lil Chief" someday.. ;) Exactly like the upcoming Chief, but sized like the also upcoming Emphasis. So bladelength around 9.1 mm (Chief 10.4). Would still be much larger than the little brother Native, and still be a very different knife than the...
by pinepig2
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?
Replies: 482
Views: 42392

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

My kingdom for a delete button!
by pinepig2
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?
Replies: 482
Views: 42392

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Really? I personally think that when it comes to lateral / sideways rigidity, it should not matter that the lockbar is a moving part, since it is just moving up and down (as opposed to side to side). I'm sure it helps some, but a structure that's fully interconnected/locked together will always be ...
by pinepig2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?
Replies: 482
Views: 42392

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

As the whole back of the Chief´s handle has steel in it (lockbar / backspacer..) the knife should be plenty rigid, as already stated in the "Amsterdam" thread. Now what I´d really be interested in: When it comes to rigidity: How does a linerless G10 model with a full steel back compare to a lets sa...
by pinepig2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

Keep hitting the darned quote button when I meant to edit!
by pinepig2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

The SpydieChef popularity continues to surprise and impress me! When I handled one in a shop I felt the angle of the blade edge in relation to the handle was awkward, but of course I didn't actually cut anything with it. I see the idea to benefit food preparation but that's not something I do with a...
by pinepig2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

And I can't help but pointing out that the Stretch 1 came in second, lying level with 3 overall very popular models (Military, Para 3, Manix 2). Amazing, that it never sold really well. Seems to be valued only in groups like this forum, where people either really use or have a deeper understanding ...
by pinepig2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

Results! I couldn't resist tallying up the responses! Here's a few decisions I made in doing so: Variations in steels, scales, grinds, and presence of serrations were lumped together under the same tally for a model. Generational changes, different lock types for a model, and radically different bl...
by pinepig2
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 19786

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

I see a trend towards cheapening the product line with liner-less designs in an attempt to remain competitive with price sensitive buyers. I tend to agree with you; however, by this point in the history of Spyderco I'm sure the Glessers have a pretty good idea where they need to be with features an...
by pinepig2
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

Someone with extra time on their hands should go through all the posts in this thread and tally up the choices! It would be interesting to see what the most popular models are within the "could have just one" context.
by pinepig2
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 14157

Re: If you had to pick just one?

Stretch 1 with FRN and VG10. Also like the burnt orange Hap40 version. Perfect ergo's, perfect size, lightweight but strong due to nested liners. Versatile blade design. Plus all the advantages of a back lock: positive blade retention, no accidental release, intuitive/easy to use, strong, durable.
by pinepig2
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal
Replies: 74
Views: 5139

Re: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal

On the topic of the Sage 5 LW, besides having fallen out of love with the compression lock, I wish the Sage series wasn't locked into S30V. I was hoping the Sage series might migrate to a different steel, something less chip-prone. S35VN seemed like the obvious possibility, but Spyderco seems to be ...
by pinepig2
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal
Replies: 74
Views: 5139

Re: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal

I don't understand why anyone would prefer a backlock when there are so many better options available now days. The lockback knives should be extinct. They're difficult to use. At one time I thought the compression lock was the end-all in knife locks, but like abbazaba above I've come full circle a...

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