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by awlriteeden
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2-Availability?
Replies: 52
Views: 9879

The photos of the Para 2 I have on the way show the indentation you mention.

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by awlriteeden
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2-Availability?
Replies: 52
Views: 9879

I just bought an S30v G10 Para 2 on eBay (BIN). The date code on the box pictured is LJ (December 2010), so this means the new production run is making its way to dealers.

Now for the long wait...
by awlriteeden
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE vs PE for all does one...
Replies: 38
Views: 7174

I've been EDCing a SE Para for the past two years, and have recently decided to go back to a PE of some sort (either a Delica or a PE Para). Since you're considering the Military, you might want the CE version. More than enough plain edge where it matters, and the small section of serrations should ...
by awlriteeden
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/ Endura V - What improvements/changes would you like to see?
Replies: 74
Views: 12067

The advantages of the ricasso on the D4/E4 should be considered before discarding it. First, it is a safety feature when closing the knife one-handed. The ricasso bumps into the first finger rather than the edge. Compare this with the Tenacious which functions as a cigar cutter when closed onto the...
by awlriteeden
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Some pinned knives now have screwed pivots?
Replies: 21
Views: 5433

Those of you who have the newer screw pivots: Did the knives come from the factory with any kind of thread sealant? Every Endura/Delica 4 and Stretch I've had did not, and the pivot screw would back out with repeated openings and closings. One knife I had, even had the lockbar pivot screw back out a...
by awlriteeden
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 Serrated $45
Replies: 18
Views: 4029

Yes, the listing is still active. Search ebay for item number 360306035431. I actually have a PE Stretch, and the ergos are so good I'm considering replacing my SE Para with a CE Stretch. In the time I've EDCed my SE Para (coming to 2 years now), I've found that I usually use only the tip for PE tas...
by awlriteeden
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 Serrated $45
Replies: 18
Views: 4029

FYI: whitemountainknives is selling the VG-10 Stretch (CE) for $42.95 shipped on eBay (buy-it-now).

I just snagged one for myself, and I'm already trying to justify getting a second.
by awlriteeden
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strange eBay auctions for Civilians
Replies: 81
Views: 10098

Caly E wrote: ps. already got my $ back.
May I ask how you expedited the process? I called PayPal but I still have to go through the dispute process. I'll undoubtedly win and get my money back, but the whole process is gonna take 1-2 weeks for me.
by awlriteeden
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strange eBay auctions for Civilians
Replies: 81
Views: 10098

I used the "buy-it-now" option on two of the Civilians before I read this thread, and this morning I received this message from the seller: PayPay will not release the funds until feedback is left on Ebay, or you can wait 19 days for me to ship the items when the funds clear, or you could just aband...
by awlriteeden
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: old article with spyderco content
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

ColonelX1 wrote:i like how they spelled it :spyder: Spiderco :spyder: :D
Travesty!!
by awlriteeden
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker question
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Or get the benchstones and the profile stones! Since you say you prefer sharpening freehand, you'll probably have no problem using the profile stones, which are even more specialized for sharpening Spyderedges.
by awlriteeden
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Thoughts on The Chinese Spydies
Replies: 34
Views: 6355

IMHO demand for crappy products must go DOWN. Too many people buy POS knives, flashlights, or other gadgets for their looks and price, without giving any thought to the function or materials used in these products. Less unnecessary spending and an overall increase in demand for higher quality produc...
by awlriteeden
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wow, Wally-Native worth more than I thought
Replies: 23
Views: 4259

Taz, that's nice of you and I hope it gets sorted out. Not everyone's a Spyderknut. :D
by awlriteeden
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Thoughts on The Chinese Spydies
Replies: 34
Views: 6355

Hi J, China is a very large country with a very large population. They have made tremendous improvement over the past 60 years. Far more than some other countries to be sure (consider Darfur and Zimbabwe). 60 years ago, Most in China were starving. Is there government perfect, certainly not, but th...
by awlriteeden
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Thoughts on The Chinese Spydies
Replies: 34
Views: 6355

Are these knives assembled and fit in the U.S. or in Taiwan ? Are they QC'ed in Golden before shipping? I personally never expected to see such quality in a knife made in China . I guess I have been jaded by the acres of Frost and United you see at every gun show. Just a gentle FYI, most Taiwanese ...
by awlriteeden
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bring back the grey box!
Replies: 88
Views: 14627

To me, Spyderco has always been about functionality, practicality, and less about aesthetics and pointless frills. I personally think excessive packaging is a waste of resources and money, that could otherwise be spent on the actual product. I understand that first impressions count, and most custom...
by awlriteeden
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waved delica 4 ,endura 4 handle color question!
Replies: 19
Views: 5716

I don't understand why the colour of the waved E4/D4 is described as "grey". It's always looked like a bluish-green to me. I think the person responsible for the misnomer might be suffering from some red-green colour blindness.
by awlriteeden
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Folder
Replies: 23
Views: 3847

I would think the Native has less parts to fail, being that it's pinned instead of screwed together like the Endura/Delica4 is. Can you tell I really like the Native? :D
by awlriteeden
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Folder
Replies: 23
Views: 3847

Were your top three choices listed in any particular order, or was it a toss-up between them? I recently replaced my Paramilitary with a Native I, coming to pretty much the same conclusions as you. The dead simple and 100% functional monocoque design of any pinned FRN Spydie like the Native I is jus...
by awlriteeden
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why don't we see any black bladed Mili's? (post pics if you have em)
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

I don't care much for the black blade knives. Well if it's just for putting away in a box and viewing now and then that's OK. I use a knife hard and I have not found a black blade that can hold a decent color on the blade. If you use a knife hard why do you care how it looks? I prefer coated blades...

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