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by scolby
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 Pilot Run - Contest!
Replies: 365
Views: 49110

Taz - I'll take 50 (fifty)
by scolby
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's not easy being green.
Replies: 18
Views: 2620

I like the green. It has a lot of grey (neutral) in the pigment, so it cuts both ways. Since I typically wear this kind of knife with khakis and work clothes (think Carhartt tan), it wears really well with that type of clothing.
by scolby
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody ever put CF scales on a Kiwi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5810

sal wrote:Sales gave me permission to say that the '08 kiwi is carbon fiber. As Tom said, it does look very nice.

sal
Sal - is that with bolsters, or without? Hopefully - without.
by scolby
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who would like some other etched model?
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

I'd really like to see the all stainless Kiwi brought back with that treatment. For that matter, etched bolsters might set off certain scale materials well on a bolster and scales version. Think the Lava would also look great etched, would make it look more like its namesake. I agree that the Kiwi ...
by scolby
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Obscurity becoming a "Demand Increaser"
Replies: 27
Views: 5096

Well brother I'm glad you got exceptionally good deals on 2 of the models in question. However I seriously doubt if you could do that on a consistent basis given what dealers that still have some of them around are getting for them, What they are currently selling for in forums, Ebay and other sour...
by scolby
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any news on the Ti lil Temp ?
Replies: 65
Views: 11191

If we are talking about the compression lock..... Ti if you are going to be able to do an integral compression lock. Otherwise, G10 or CF, either works for me, although I would always take CF over G10 solely on appearance reasons. CF is easier to clean gunk out of over the Spyderco G10 texture (espe...
by scolby
Mon May 14, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints
Replies: 161
Views: 281620

I rarely post anymore, but to this, sal, I say amen.
by scolby
Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Multi-tool Recommendation
Replies: 36
Views: 7142

Leatherman Charge Ti - very comfortable grip, easy to use main blades, decent screwdriver set up and brilliant interchangeable lanyard loop or pocket clip.
by scolby
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: $3000 Worker?
Replies: 26
Views: 3552

The price is pure silliness.

I could see paying that kind of money for one of the prototypes that Otto made for Sal.
by scolby
Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we put the Mini Manix in the sebenza catagory?
Replies: 31
Views: 5238

In addition to the object to object comparison, one truly has to understand the kind of customer service offered by Chris Reeve knives. No one on the planet that I am aware of can handle the volume of refurbishment with the individual customer service that CRK does, on a very personal level as quick...
by scolby
Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Should I get: Stretch or ATR?
Replies: 21
Views: 2850

The ATR has a big, thick, honkin' blade with a deep hollow sabre grind. The stretch has a thinner, flat ground blade perfect for slicing and cutting. For regular use, keep the steriods in your gun and get the slicer (Stretch) for your pocket. You might want to consider the clip as well. The ATR has ...
by scolby
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling ZDPs
Replies: 61
Views: 6676

Like most major makers, Spyderco relies on a distribution network. So that the distributors can make money, Spyderco sells them the knife at let's say 1/3rd of the MSRP. The distributors sell them to dealers for about 55% of MSRP depending on circumstances. So the trick is finding a way to sell the ...
by scolby
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bob Lum Ti folding tanto
Replies: 33
Views: 6291

My post was intended to address the hyperbole expressed in the quoted post by JD Spydo. I don't come onto the Spyderco forum too much any more in part become so many of the posts are self-referential. Now and then, when I do check in, I find a post like that one that are just too annoying to overloo...
by scolby
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bob Lum Ti folding tanto
Replies: 33
Views: 6291

[quote="JD Spydo"]I am truly shocked & astounded that virtually nobody is singing the praises of the Titanium C-46 Bob Lum Tanto folder. This knife is one of Spyderco's finest icons. This knife represents the superb machining and the detailed quality that Spyderco is famous for. Mark my words>> you ...
by scolby
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife for cutting carpet
Replies: 17
Views: 4011

Carpet Cutting = Ronin. Although a hawkbill is the traditional blade (and perhaps a bit safer to use) - the Ronin is truly a laser-like matter separator.
by scolby
Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3
Replies: 161
Views: 27700

"ABBBBB" Anything but black or blue or bone or with bolsters. Generally, Spyderco knives are so thick that bolsters add weight without substance. The finishing is problematic. My standards are pretty high, so I may be in the minority but look at the new Bradshaw lockback done by Browning (don't kno...
by scolby
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: All these stainless steel handles
Replies: 17
Views: 3526

The biggest downside for me with the stainless handles is that for outdoor work, they get pretty cold in the winter. I definitely prefer g-10 or frn for that reason.
by scolby
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning bolsters on a 25th Ann. Delica?
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

I cleaned mine (before I sold it) with a brass / copper cleaner. Stripped the color patina right off. You may not want to do this.
by scolby
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SHOT Show Re-Cap
Replies: 107
Views: 19814

Does the Captain proto have a liner lock?
by scolby
Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another suggestion
Replies: 16
Views: 2281

I don't know how much of a market there would be, but if Spyderco could make a version of Wilkins knife, I would definitely get one. The affordable version would have FRN handles and a ball lock. The less affordable version would have CF Peel Ply handles and a ball lock. Either way, it needs to have...

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