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by brj
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!
Replies: 75
Views: 6535

Re: 2021 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

The Military. So good it's straight out of a fairy tale ;)

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by brj
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vacation Knives
Replies: 35
Views: 2206

Re: Vacation Knives

Cool topic. Pacific Salt 2 for a week on the beach, older FFG (close to zero grind) Pacific Salt for those moments when the 2 feels unnecessary thick :) Orange/black FrankenMillie for a couple of days off-the-grid (I haven't done it quite on purpose, it was more of a by-product of a project I'm stil...
by brj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?
Replies: 57
Views: 3531

Re: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?

With that said I think sharpening can tell you a lot. ^this Statement: I love thin H1 for EDC as I can quickly restore sharpness via light stropping on jeans / against the top curve of my car window / using a flat river pebble when trekking. The above statement is a sort of Shroedinger's cat, true ...
by brj
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Kapara

sal wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:05 pm
The original design was for a slip joint Bar-BQ knife.
sal
I'd love to see that happening at some point.

Mine is likely my most used folder for food prep and one of the few that actually feel great in prolonged use on a cutting board.

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by brj
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara Vanax or LC200N
Replies: 38
Views: 2415

Re: Kapara Vanax or LC200N

I'd most likely buy any new version of the Kapara if they keep the contoured handle
by brj
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 295
Views: 19732

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

If by Military 2 you mean the stop lock version, all signs indicate that we might get the 1.5 version first (comp lock) :)
by brj
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 295
Views: 19732

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Still dreaming of that LC200N with yellow G-10 handles Millie, but I'm pretty sure I'll buy any other model coming out
by brj
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS
Replies: 94
Views: 4256

Re: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS

Calypso
Catcherman Salt
Remote Release Salt (regular production pretty please)
by brj
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 155
Views: 12866

Re: Ikuchi

Custom job by Cuscadi, they have excellent workmanship and even better communications
by brj
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 155
Views: 12866

Re: Ikuchi

Having a more textured handle increases a lot the ease of deployment, so maybe this could be an idea for Spyderco to consider in future iterations / sprint runs? Plain G10 or whatever would make sense cost-wise.

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by brj
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Re: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

Very, very nice :)
You should also give FFG a chance, I bet you'll like 'em even more (I know I do)
by brj
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Re: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

Yes, FRN handle is a one piece molded job - with D-bolt and screws holding everything in. As such, blade and lock bar should not be too terribly hard to remove (there was at some point a guy stating that he was actually taking his Pacific Salt apart from time to time, I'll see if I can find the post...
by brj
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Re: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:42 am
wrdwrght wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am
What else differentiates the 2 from the original?
Plus it can be disassembled!

Actually, disassembly and adjustments were possible with Gen I as well, except for very early examples like the one on the far right below (pinned construction, circa 2007)

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by brj
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Re: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

For me, the main issue with the E4 handle is that it's more or less 'forcing' my hand into a pre-determined grip, with the forefinger and middle finger in the first groove, and the ring finger in the middle groove. That's pretty comfortable but it's also the only grip that works for me. On the E3 ha...
by brj
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Re: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

From what I've seen, all FRN salts are indeed linerless
by brj
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Re: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

I'm no Lance but still think you should give it a try ;)
by brj
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac Salt 2 vs. 1
Replies: 43
Views: 2815

Pac Salt 2 vs. 1

Got to say the 2 is a worthy successor. Build quality is outstanding, gone are the slight gaps between the handles and the lock and there is only the tiniest amount of vertical lock rock (both a bit annoying on the first gen). https://i.imgur.com/wgxWSB8.jpg The 2nd stays more secure in hand due to ...
by brj
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?
Replies: 29
Views: 2249

Re: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?

Had some very good experiences with 14C28N and H1 ground pretty thin, I'd recommend both. Also the carbon steel used by Marttiini works like a charm. Carbon steel, and don't overthink it. Not merely a Scandinavian grind, but a Finnish grind. There is a difference. After getting a demonstration, I've...
by brj
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Picking a SE Salt
Replies: 18
Views: 1548

Re: Picking a SE Salt

Until you PacSalt arrives, this thread needs a pic ;)

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by brj
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Picking a SE Salt
Replies: 18
Views: 1548

Re: Picking a SE Salt

Have/use/like both. I like better the pointy tip on wharnie Salt 2, but voted PacSalt as the stout tip feels more safe when carried 4 o'clock IWB inside swimming trunks (which I prefer during summer).

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