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by The General
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Back Lock – I Got Mine!
Replies: 41
Views: 4204

Re: Manix 2 Back Lock – I Got Mine!

Loving the lack of metal jimping around the finger grip area! This is a good thing. Looks great.
by The General
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What the hell? A Back Lock Manix?
Replies: 72
Views: 8529

Re: What the hell? A Back Lock Manix?

I have a Manix 1 and the lockback on that is obscenely strong and beefy. I'd wager it is stronger than the Manix 2 in testing.

I will be keeping a close eye on prices for the Manix 2 lockback. It's a knife I really want.
by The General
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Better ergos - manix 2 vs GB?
Replies: 21
Views: 1555

Re: Better ergos - manix 2 vs GB?

I recently picked up a CF S90V Manix 2 and I have to say the jimping on this knife is out of hand. This knife is going to cause hot spots and blisters with all that jimping around the palm and fingers. I am very puzzled why this was deemed necessary or even desirable? I'd held a GB and found that mo...
by The General
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco prices in Europe exploded !
Replies: 74
Views: 11803

Re: Spyderco prices in Europe exploded !

Curious what information you have that suggests low cost flights are going to be introduced to the USA?
by The General
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco prices in Europe exploded !
Replies: 74
Views: 11803

Re: Spyderco prices in Europe exploded !

I have a suggestion. All chip in on the cost for a flight from Manchester UK to a knife friendly state as well as the cost of my train fare to the airport etc. Organise a group buy of knives from a US retailer and have them sent to my hotel room. I will collect and them post when I get back. Heck, I...
by The General
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco prices in Europe exploded !
Replies: 74
Views: 11803

Re: Spyderco prices in Europe exploded !

I don't post very often on here these days. However, the price rises we have seen in Europe are not sustainable. There has been much finger pointing and suggestions as to the reasons and causes. One thing stands out above all others though. Spyderco knives just went up in price in Europe so much. Th...
by The General
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Have we "Jumped the shark"?
Replies: 25
Views: 2486

I am a confirmed steel knut as Sal called me years ago! I just love technology and new stuff. Gives me something to try and experiment with. I have enough knives to last me a dozen lifetimes of very hard use. Yet I still love the new Spides.
by The General
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what is the PE hype all about?
Replies: 53
Views: 7046

From my point of view, CE have the serrations in the worst possible place. The place on the knife I like to use for power cuts. So if I am going to use the knife for work on wood or similar, its greatly limiting. Then there is blade size, on most blades going CE ends up giving me not enough serratio...
by The General
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Military ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7023

Plain edge holding with H1 is nothing special. Serrated is fantastic. Spyderco just disco'd the serrated Military. Probably as the fully serrated Mil is not as popular. I have one and its a great knife. Its a dead horse guys. It would be very expensive (H1 milly) and an incredibly niche market item....
by The General
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will we ever see the C54 Calypso again?
Replies: 24
Views: 3467

I hunted for a plain edge on for years!
by The General
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Spyderco Native Damascus?
Replies: 16
Views: 8426

Reported as well.

Its quite annoying that its an American seller who is claiming this is a genuine Spyderco. It almost gives the advert a sense of being genuine.

I wonder if its just a poorly edgeucated seller or if the seller is intentionally ripping people off? :confused:
by The General
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT07P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring Damascus/VG-10
Replies: 203
Views: 46112

Ahhggggg... wanted a Spyderco Damascus blade for ages. Now one comes along at a reasonable price and I cannot afford it. :(

Wish this had come about a couple of years ago, I would have bought two. :(
by The General
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders as "mules" - discuss
Replies: 35
Views: 4351

Of course, if it was a UKPK FRN then the blade shape would have to be decided ... I'd prefer FFG drop-point but if it had to be hollow-ground then that would be fine - just make it PE ;) To be fair, the blade shape would be best as a scaled down version of the Mule IMHO. I see it as the Spyderco bl...
by The General
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders as "mules" - discuss
Replies: 35
Views: 4351

Folder, heck yes. Budget knife, yes. Native, Delica or caly make a lot of sense if you are thinking a locking knife. UKPK Lightweight otherwise, though I am not sure if that would be a Japanese made knife? If its going to go in the UKPK G10 handled knife, which currently runs over £100 ($160 US) in ...
by The General
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: will the benchmade blue box work with spydies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Yes it will though I find the bits provided are very weak and bend easily.

Also your Spyderco will bite you afterwards for sullying it with a product from that company. ;) :D
by The General
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: are S shaped curved blades alot harder to sharpen??
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

I have found it is a bit harder to sharpen if you are using flat and wide bench stones. You have to use a bit more care than normal.

If you are using a Sharpmaker and strop. Makes no difference to me.
by The General
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 Not Locking
Replies: 22
Views: 3396

Could be, or it could be that he is just an average Joe-non-knife-nut that found himself with a really nice knife and never realized that it had a problem until today which was the first time he stressed the blade in a closing direction? could be that this all happened on a weekend and he stumbled ...
by The General
Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone interested in a LIVESTRONG series of pocketknives
Replies: 34
Views: 7325

kbuzbee wrote:YES!

A yellow G10 UKPK slipit with a wire clip and drop point FFG blade in XHP w/ cut LIVESTRONG in the scales.

I'm sure a conversation would have to happen with the org to make this happen, but I love it!

Ken
Sounds good to me! :cool:
by The General
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 Not Locking
Replies: 22
Views: 3396

Could be, or it could be that he is just an average Joe-non-knife-nut that found himself with a really nice knife and never realized that it had a problem until today which was the first time he stressed the blade in a closing direction? could be that this all happened on a weekend and he stumbled ...
by The General
Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What differentiates Walker locks from Reeve locks
Replies: 31
Views: 3550

to me, the Sebenza is the father frame lock knife. If the knife has no outerscale covering the handle AND lockbar like a liner lock, then its not the liner doing the locking. Its the framebar, part of the frame. Hence framelock. Also its important to me that a framelock has the framelock lock bar at...

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