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by olywa
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 140
Views: 3192

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

It's worth noting that 'bending' tightly strung barbwire in order to break it can be a challenge. Not at all the same as breaking off a section from a loose end.
by olywa
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 140
Views: 3192

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Someone mentioned Knipex wire cutters earlier and they are some of the best and they hold a cutting edge longer than most. I'm not a firefighter but I know my way around barbed wire pretty well. If I'm going out to work on fence I carry tools specific for the task. But if I'm just out on my property...
by olywa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 112
Views: 2978

Re: Wharncliffe's

kobold wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10 pm
This and ergonomics are the reason I am waiting for the green Atlantic Salt. And if I need a more pointy blade, I will just reshape the tip.
Amen, I'll be all over that PE LC200 Atlantic when it comes out!
by olywa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Lightweight Translucent Series
Replies: 21
Views: 536

Re: Manix 2 Lightweight Translucent Series

Agreed, and though I too would like to see pinned construction on the Manila 2 LW, I'm also cool with it staying pinned. I have used my two hard over the years and they are as tight as the day I bought them.
by olywa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Lightweight Translucent Series
Replies: 21
Views: 536

Re: Manix 2 Lightweight Translucent Series

The real question is how do we re-inspire them? I'm guilty of asking for more translucent FRCP many times over the years, but these suggestions/requests just never seem to get any traction. Thanks for the pic above, I especially like the orange one.
by olywa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 112
Views: 2978

Re: Wharncliffe's

I too prefer a modified sheepsfoot with a little belly. The profile of the Bradford Guardian 3 Sheepsfoot is perfection. But I've been carrying a PE Rock Jumper for a couple weeks now and I'm pretty impressed. On top of the superb ergos on Sal's new design, I really like the blade height on this Wha...
by olywa
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info
Replies: 150
Views: 3627

Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Superb ergos on the Rock Jumper, I will be carrying it as my EDC for the next couple of weeks. I'm more of a sheepsfoot guy than a wharny guy but I'm liking this one so far. It came very sharp and the pivot was adjusted perfectly. The mid-backlock action is perfect. I don't miss the jimping or the B...
by olywa
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How sharp corners does the double stuff have?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: How sharp corners does the double stuff have?

The Goldenstone now gets the most freehand use by me as well. The DS2 is mighty handy though, and it solves most of what I throw at it in the field.
by olywa
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I tried so hard...
Replies: 85
Views: 1418

Re: I tried so hard...

Take a look at the Cat or even smaller Chicago. Not FRN but still fairly light. These little liner locks snap open with a flick and now come with BD1N steel (make sure you get new stock). I have xl hands and some of the smaller Spydies are getting a little challenging to one-hand as I get older and ...
by olywa
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?
Replies: 94
Views: 1776

Re: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?

Another plug for the Ocelot and the Navigator. I still have the Ocelot but gifted the Navigator to one of my daughter's years ago.
by olywa
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Manix 2 lw is pretty good
Replies: 54
Views: 1197

Re: The Manix 2 lw is pretty good

Very happy with my current BD1N in translucent blue. If it was my only knife I'd probably fixate on a couple of things like pinned construction and nonchamfered edges. But in truth it excels at 90% of my EDC needs 90% of the time. If I need to do rough work I always have a fixed blade more suitable ...
by olywa
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?
Replies: 114
Views: 2811

Re: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?

Wow, I didn't realize that the Tenacious LW would have S35. This kinda blows my mind...
(Wallet, are you there? We've got work to do!)
by olywa
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Should I get the Manix 2 LW and the UKPK or something else?
Replies: 26
Views: 2390

Re: Should I get the Manix 2 LW and the UKPK or something else?

Both your choices are excellent and both now come in BD1N steel. That's not all they have in common since they are also linerless with wire clips. You hit the trifecta! All kidding aside, these qualities make for a great, high value EDC package in my book. I have them both and carry them often. I'm ...
by olywa
Fri May 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)
Replies: 185
Views: 9361

Re: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)

XL bandanas please. Maybe silk or a fabric blend that would age better than all cotton and not fade as easily. Black with red spyders, red with black spyders, orange with blue spyders would be killer. Crossed Spydies would make a great pattern too. Enduras or Mule Teams?
by olywa
Sat May 02, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big CBBL folder
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Big CBBL folder

If this is what it takes to get some more translucent frcp in the lineup then I'm all for it.
by olywa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Siren Release Date?
Replies: 129
Views: 15250

Re: Spyderco Siren Release Date?

Received mine late last week. Superb fit and finish, great ergos, and very grippy texture. The edge was sharp but sorta sawtooth, and the grind very uniform and even. It's now polished and hair-whittling sharp. I was pleased how little work it took to get it there. I used it pretty heavily over the ...
by olywa
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Siren Release Date?
Replies: 129
Views: 15250

Re: Spyderco Siren Release Date?

Nice drivers.
by olywa
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Heritage ETA?
Replies: 23
Views: 1551

Re: K390 Heritage ETA?

Straight Spine Stretch in K390 would get my attention for sure.
by olywa
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?
Replies: 24
Views: 2351

Re: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?

I'll add some love for the Sage 5 LW. I love everything about this knife.

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