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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: 2295

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: 133
Views: 6834

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: 1386

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: 14752

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: 14752

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: 1418

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: 2218

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.
by olywa
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 165
Views: 15099

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

I hear you. This is my first Sage and every time I put it back in my carry rotation I get re-impressed.
by olywa
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Models From 2010 & Earlier That You Wish To Return
Replies: 76
Views: 3800

Re: Spyderco Models From 2010 & Earlier That You Wish To Return

Definitely the Wegner Ocelot. One of the most ergonomic designs ever, especially for controlled cutting with that forward jimping. I'd like to see the steel upgraded (Spy27?) and a wire clip. The backlock was pretty dialed in so I'd keep that. But the open paw prints collected a lot of detritus (blo...
by olywa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 Lightweight Observations
Replies: 50
Views: 5685

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: 1504

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: 1504

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: 945

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: 945

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: 3915

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: 1988

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: 2057

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: 165
Views: 15099

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: 1988

Re: Z-Cut cuts

Your excellent picture of the SE makes it look like it's double beveled. Is that the case?

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