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by Michael Janich
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Manbug salt with black screws and blade lock?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Manbug salt with black screws and blade lock?

Kennethsime is correct, the black hardware is a rolling change that will be incorporated on other Salt models as current stock is exhausted and new production arrives.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Canis Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Canis Problem?

Hey, Murindo: Knives made in Taiwan, Japan, and China all have metric screws. If you took a clip kit for a Yojimbo 2--including the screws--and tried to attach it to a Canis, you are trying to thread U.S. standard screws into metric threads in the liners. That will not work and will damage either th...
by Michael Janich
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SAL
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: SAL

Actually, if you're looking for some insight into Sal's personal history, tastes, etc., he is featured in a profile article in the current issue of RECOIL magazine. Here's a link to a free digital version of that interview: https://www.recoilweb.com/zeroed-in-sal ... 58705.html.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: New Guy

Hey, Bamalt1: Welcome to the Spyderco forum and thank you for your service. In case you didn't know, Spyderco has a professional purchase program that allows active duty service personnel, law enforcement, and first responders, as well as military veterans and retirees, to purchase directly from Spy...
by Michael Janich
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Martial Arts Video Collection
Replies: 22
Views: 1798

Re: My Martial Arts Video Collection

Hey, Naperville: Thank you for your post and for refreshing this thread. The research for Contemporary Knife Targeting was done by Chris Grosz, a police officer in Littleton, CO and a master instructor in PPCT's Spontaneous Knife Defense system--a law enforcement counter-knife program. Although PPCT...
by Michael Janich
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)
Replies: 35
Views: 2375

Re: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)

Dear Nick:

Thank you very much for sharing your enthusiasm for the Chicagojimbo. I'm very glad you're pleased with the workmanship and hope your knife serves you well!

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed May 27, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The heinous Canis
Replies: 59
Views: 5552

Re: The heinous Canis

Incidentally, a production version of the Canis folder has had a long gestation. I found this on the "Kembativz Brand" (Kelly McCann's company) FB page: Kembativz Brand June 5, 2013 When BlackHawk made the original Crucible knife, Mike Janich was their Brand Manager and shepherded the process from ...
by Michael Janich
Wed May 20, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New to Spydercos, need opinions for Law Enforcment
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: New to Spydercos, need opinions for Law Enforcment

Sharpening the Matriarch 2 is no problem with the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker. Again, the only down side to that choice is the lack of a trainer. When I chose the Matriarch 2 as the "camp knife" for my Martial Blade Camp training event several years ago, I commissioned non-folding aluminum trainers from Ke...
by Michael Janich
Wed May 20, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ronin 2 small sheath?
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Ronin 2 small sheath?

Depending upon where you were stumbling, it was probably a custom sheath from Dane Bender in Switzerland. His Kydex work is incredible and my personal Ronin 2 (and several other knives) ride in his sheaths. Here is a sample of his work on the Ronin 2 and Reverse: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Zb6IPi...
by Michael Janich
Tue May 19, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New to Spydercos, need opinions for Law Enforcment
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: New to Spydercos, need opinions for Law Enforcment

Dear y2karnival: Thank you very much for your service to the community. In my opinion, the key factor in the choice of a folding knife for carry on the non-dominant side is the ability to deploy it reliably under stress. Many LE and tactical trainers advocate off-side carry of knives for handgun ret...
by Michael Janich
Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's range of G-10 coarseness.
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: Spyderco's range of G-10 coarseness.

Most Spyderco knives use a medium-texture peel-ply G-10. This is what you'll find on the vast majority of our US-made products, including the Native Chief. It provides a good, non-slip texture, especially when combined with the well-designed ergonomics of our handles. This texture will, however, smo...
by Michael Janich
Tue May 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What if a Yojimbo 2 and a Manix 2 had a love child?
Replies: 59
Views: 4463

Re: What if a Yojimbo 2 and a Manix 2 had a love child?

FeistyKat wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 1:09 am
How do a Yojimbo 2 and Manix 2 make love?
With the Yo 2 on top...

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Mon May 11, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Status of the Native Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Status of the Native Chief

Hey, Chris:

The Native Chief in CPM S30V is a member of Spyderco's regular product line, so it will be around for the foreseeable future. Spyderco currently has them in stock, as do many online retailers. To my knowledge, there are no plans to change the design anytime soon.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri May 08, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A salt Wave
Replies: 27
Views: 3813

Re: A salt Wave

One of the most elegant bolt-on Wave solutions I've seen is the "Pickpocket" from 5X5 Combat Solutions. It is precision machined to fit specific models and installs in less than a minute with one or two screws. I just checked and the one that I have for my Endura 4 fits the new Pacific Salt 2 perfec...
by Michael Janich
Wed May 06, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 155
Views: 12049

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

As always, a very interesting read. I binged your articles shortly after joining the forum, and it's provided me with a lot of knowledge. Fascinating to see S30V so high on the list after seeing it turned down as a commonplace steel. Makes me want to give it much more work in PE and SE. Great obser...
by Michael Janich
Wed May 06, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojumbo?
Replies: 49
Views: 4486

Re: Yojumbo?

Thanks, everyone, for sharing your initial thoughts on the YoJumbo. My inspiration from it came primarily from many of my dedicated MBC students and instructors who have large hands and for whom the Yojimbo 2 was truly too small. If I was going to design something bigger, I wanted at least a four-in...
by Michael Janich
Mon May 04, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela Wharncliffe?
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Endela Wharncliffe?

Most things are my fault... just ask my wife...

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Kitchen Knife Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Spyderco Kitchen Knife Questions

Dear James: I've been working on photos and other Spyderco marketing materials for the Murray Carter Collection during the current stay-at-home phase. Since I have the knives here, love to cook, and wanted some "in-use" photos, I've been test driving them all in my kitchen. The Funayuki is a very ha...
by Michael Janich
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do I take out the pocket clip for my Pacific Salt?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: How do I take out the pocket clip for my Pacific Salt?

The Spyderco catalog includes instructions on how to change our various styles of clips. Here's a link to that section:

https://catalog.spyderco.com/productguide/?page=194

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Date code
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Date code

I just checked the boxes for three Tenacious I have in my collection and all three have date codes...

Stay safe,

Mike

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