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by olywa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 Lightweight Observations
Replies: 50
Views: 4214

Re: Police 4 Lightweight Observations

Takes a lot to get me to buy another VG10 blade, but your review did just that. Thanks Vivi!
by olywa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big Spydie fever
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Big Spydie fever

Great feedback, thanks All. I'm on a tear with LW FRN, having acquired the SS Stretch, Para 3 LW, Sage 5 LW, and Chappy LW this year. I think I'm going to stick with this theme and get the Police 4 LW. I'm hoping that we'll see sprint runs on that one and the Chief next year, since I'm pretty flush ...
by olywa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big Spydie fever
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Big Spydie fever

Howdy All, Now that Christmas is behind us I find myself thinking about burning my gift certs by picking up a large Spyderco folder. Most of my Spydies are in the 2.75"-3.5" range. If I want a larger knife than that I usually pick up or carry a fixed blade. However I've been keeping an eye on the ne...
by olywa
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Ligtweight Black & Black
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Para 3 Ligtweight Black & Black

BD1N seems to hold an edge longer than VG10 (for me), and it doesn't take much work to get that edge. For general edc use it's a winner. I've been using it pretty hard in my Manix 2 LW and it's definitely a step up from the BD1 in my older Manix 2 LW. I think it represents a great value point, espec...
by olywa
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Ligtweight Black & Black
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Para 3 Ligtweight Black & Black

Got mine in yesterday and I'm pretty impressed. I connect with this one far better than I did with the G10. The ergos are superb and the edge grind perfect. This is now my third Spydie in BD1N and I'm loving this steel.
by olywa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tell us about your Spyderco Knife of the Year 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 3372

Re: Tell us about your Spyderco Knife of the Year 2019

My fave so far is the translucent blue Manix 2 LW in BD1N. I've had one in BD1 for years and the BD1N is a noticeable upgrade. However my Sage 5 LW is in the mail and I'm really looking forward to it.
by olywa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut cuts
Replies: 28
Views: 1689

Re: Z-Cut cuts

I too am loving BD1N. Gotta get me a couple of Z-Cuts for the kitchen.
by olywa
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?
Replies: 37
Views: 1771

Re: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?

I feel the love for Elmax in small to medium fixed blades. It's been an outstanding performer for me in those configurations. Takes a screaming sharp edge without too much effort and holds it well. My latest is a Bradford Guardian 4.5 FFG and it really hits the sweet spot for a general purpose woods...
by olywa
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10702

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

Ordered one this AM and I'm looking forward to getting it in hand. Since the Native 5 Lightweight and Chaparral Lightweight hit I've had 2 other FRNs on my radar. That would be this one and the upcoming (rumored?) Caly 3.5 Lightweight. Plus I just picked up the FRN bonus I wasn't expecting, the Stra...
by olywa
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut cuts
Replies: 28
Views: 1689

Re: Z-Cut cuts

Your excellent picture of the SE makes it look like it's double beveled. Is that the case?
by olywa
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16204

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Received mine yesterday and I am pretty impressed. Probably the sharpest out-of-the-box VG10 Spydie I've encountered to date. The edge grind is perfection. I love the ivory FRN. It looks even better in person than in the pics, and the edges are nicely radiussed. It was a little tight so I thought I'...
by olywa
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Thanksgiving EDC
Replies: 33
Views: 1021

Re: Your Spyderco Thanksgiving EDC

Manix 2 Backlock and a blue Roady in the coin pocket. I recently put a short, deep-carry clip on the M2 Backlock in the point-down position. Totally changed the ergos on this knife and I'm loving it.
by olywa
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel number 30 is... BD1N used in a Chicago
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

Re: Steel number 30 will be... BD1N used in a Chicago

I've been well pleased with Spyderco BD1N. I've had a UKPK in BD1N for some time and it's a worker. I also picked up a Manix 2 LW Translucent Blue last month when I was able to find it in BD1N. I've had the BD1 version for years but was so happy with the BD1N steel in my UKPK that I decided to upgra...
by olywa
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 now in BD1N?
Replies: 52
Views: 2803

Re: Manix 2 now in BD1N?

I've had the blue translucent in BD1 for years and use it regularly. After enjoying my UKPK in BD1N, I had to spring for the new BD1N Manix 2 LW as well. Looks absolutely identical. Aside from some light wear on my old one, and the BD1N etch on the new one, there are literally no differences. I've a...
by olywa
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We need more Manix 2 Light Weights!
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: We need more Manix 2 Light Weights!

New BD1N blue transluscent on the way. I would love to see some new transluscent colors and steel choices.
by olywa
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you sharpen your babys
Replies: 21
Views: 1090

Re: How often do you sharpen your babys

Pretty much daily when used. Sometimes just for the heck of it. I admit that I have a free hand fetish though. It's kinda therapeutic for me.
by olywa
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 3 Released!
Replies: 81
Views: 5639

Re: Reveal 3 Released!

Joy: Siren & new Stretch

Sadness: no Caly 3.5 LW
by olywa
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN CQI
Replies: 96
Views: 4716

Re: Chaparral FRN CQI

This is the issue with my original. The wire clip doesn't sit as deep in the frn as my other wire clipped Spydies. The grooves are not as deep so the clip ends ride above flush. My others are all flush.
by olywa
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone enjoying the Roadie?
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: Anyone enjoying the Roadie?

The Roadie is one of my favorite little coin pocket knives. Takes a great edge and opens boxes and blister packs like nobody's business.

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