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by Shmackey
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Model Suggestion: The Spyderco Delphinus
Replies: 23
Views: 5863

I just found a custom maker who (I hope) licenses the Spydie Hole and--if I may say so--OH MY GOD YES.
by Shmackey
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Model Suggestion: The Spyderco Delphinus
Replies: 23
Views: 5863

I never had much interest in flippers until I decided to get a knife specifically for my left hand. I'm very much a dominant righty, so I wanted it to be as foolproof as possible. Again, maybe it's because it's an assisted opener, but I absolutely can't miss with this flipper in my left hand.
by Shmackey
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Model Suggestion: The Spyderco Delphinus
Replies: 23
Views: 5863

You have a really good point about the BB lock issue. :) Frame lock it is!

Maybe it's because it's an assisted opener, but I can't not get this 0350 to whack straight open every time. It's kind of amazing.
by Shmackey
Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Model Suggestion: The Spyderco Delphinus
Replies: 23
Views: 5863

Model Suggestion: The Spyderco Delphinus

Hey all--it's been a while. :) Until yesterday, I hadn't purchased a new knife since I made my FrankenSage , which has been my EDC for over a year. One way I keep my knife collecting under control is to buy only Spydies, and nothing has really caught my eye since the Sages. (Nothing, but nothing, wi...
by Shmackey
Sat May 01, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Did Spyderco get away from
Replies: 11
Views: 3509

One of the Glessers recommended Ballistol to me years ago. They sold it at the SFO. It's good stuff, and IIRC nontoxic. That being said, FP-10 is by far the best CLP I've used.
by Shmackey
Sat May 01, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Custom makers who use the round hole
Replies: 30
Views: 5361

I ask only because I'm considering selling a few "extras" to fund a mid-range custom, and I'm not interested in anything without the round hole. :) So a list (even if not official) would help me narrow my search.
by Shmackey
Sat May 01, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Custom makers who use the round hole
Replies: 30
Views: 5361

Custom makers who use the round hole

Does anyone have a list of current (or recent) custom makers who have licensed the round (not oval or rectangular--the real deal) hole? I know Jens Anso does, but he has stopped taking orders for a while. Wilkins does as well. Who else?
by Shmackey
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Got my Captains today
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Got my Captains today

Whelp, my Captains arrived today. (I figured I'd love the knife so I saved some time and bought two.) This is one nicely conceived and nicely made knife. Some thoughts, in no particular order: *This is an archetypical "small big knife." One of the ways I keep my Spydie collection under control is to...
by Shmackey
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temp Sprint Run?
Replies: 31
Views: 4925

The thick blade is nice, and I'd rather it stayed how it was, but it's not a dealbreaker. I'd be more concerned if the handle shape were to change, as it would no longer be the same knife.

I sure would like a rhino one....
by Shmackey
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temp Sprint Run?
Replies: 31
Views: 4925

Sequimite wrote:There has been much talk about a Lil' Temp 2 that will be made in Japan and have a thinner blade and handle.
I'll take one of those too. :)
by Shmackey
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temp Sprint Run?
Replies: 31
Views: 4925

Ah, OK. I think I'm one of the few who prefer the rhino blade. I certainly would pick up a leaf sprint run, though, as long as Sal keeps it mostly like the original, perhaps with some subtle improvements made possible by changes in production between then and now.
by Shmackey
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temp Sprint Run?
Replies: 31
Views: 4925

Lil' Temp Sprint Run?

Did I read about an upcoming Lil' Temp sprint run a couple of weeks ago? Or am I imagining things?
by Shmackey
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why cage the ball?
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Think the main reason was that knives with an uncaged ball are difficult to unlock with gloved, cold, wet, or otherwise "tactile sensitivity challenged" fingers. The opposite question would be, why not? The two reasons I can think of: (1) difficult to unlock = good* and (2) it just adds another pie...
by Shmackey
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why cage the ball?
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Interesting. The Dodo seems very thin to me.
by Shmackey
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why cage the ball?
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Why cage the ball?

I've got a Dodo and D'Allara from a while ago, and I just saw that some of the ball-bearing locks now have a plastic cage around them. Howcome? Does it add anything structurally?
by Shmackey
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collector RUn Knives? Can they Get 2 of the same knife with same Number?
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

The Deacon wrote:Until recently there were two "levels" of the Spyderco Collectors Club. You could either sign up for "main piece only" or "all variants".
When did this change, and how does it work now?

I very nearly signed up for the "main piece only" one a few years ago. Probably best that I did not. :)
by Shmackey
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para-Military 2
Replies: 34
Views: 11141

Wow. That does look good.

Make a compression framelock version and I'll take two. :)
by Shmackey
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New and Old Zowada knives
Replies: 19
Views: 4596

I played with the new one at the SFO and thought it was really very nice, but I couldn't get along with the small opening hole. It's very easy to miss.
by Shmackey
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco StriBenza (AKA Frankensage)
Replies: 18
Views: 3677

MCM wrote:Have any photos of the other one made from the 1/2's?
I don't. I consider that one a spare-parts kit in the form of a beater knife. :)
by Shmackey
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco StriBenza (AKA Frankensage)
Replies: 18
Views: 3677

dskmanch wrote:wow - a great knife, but your pictures are amazing - i love the depth of field. the out of focus ones aren't what i would ever have attempted, but they work very well

thanks for sharing
Thanks. :) The very tip is in focus--hard to see in a small file.

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