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by BigKenbo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who's for replacing ZDP-189 with HAP40 laminate in regular production?
Replies: 87
Views: 2066

Re: Who's for replacing ZDP-189 with HAP40 laminate in regular production?

Respectfully i have enduras in both and i say NO NO NO NO NO!!! they are both great! I could see both side by side, but they are unique enough imho to NEED both. I would just hate to see the ZDP endura go away. I would equally love for everyone to get an expanded opportunity to own one in hap40 howe...
by BigKenbo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have an edc that you didn’t expect?
Replies: 25
Views: 1385

Re: Anyone else have an edc that you didn’t expect?

I picked up an endura 4 in ZDP-189 after some time i realized it was in my right pocket every single day. My native 5s rotate through my left pocket. Then i pulled the trigger on a hap-40 endura. And much to my surprise the hap40 has replaced my zdp in my right pocket, and the zdp is now tucked in m...
by BigKenbo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Am i just lucky with my super steels?
Replies: 45
Views: 2109

Am i just lucky with my super steels?

Hi all. I do NOT consider myself any kind of sharpening expert! Anyway, i picked up a few super steel Spydies, S110V, Maxamet, ZDP-189, even Hap40. I watched some videos from Mr Christy, Big Brown Bear (Bearfacedkiller here i think) and even some rants on how bad they are to sharpen. I made sure to ...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints
Replies: 170
Views: 294695

Re: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints

Mr Glesser This is my firat day on the forum, and i appreciate your class and grace. I would like to say i love my Spydercos! They have been a tremendous addition to my knife collection! Although i admit my collection may only grow with additional Spyderco purchases! Yes i am traditional and it took...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 789
Views: 107931

Re: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Well done, and sincere thanks!
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?
Replies: 47
Views: 1361

Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

I see the carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal...is 4 too much? Lol i mean one in the boot one on the belt and one in both front pockets seems right to me...i may have a problem, but i havent discerned it yet!
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?
Replies: 47
Views: 1361

Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

I would personally love to see a super thin blade in ZDP-189. My endura is in my right pocket every single day. Even my other enduras rotate with my natives and salt lc200n in the left. Yeah i cant figure out why i carry 4 knives all the time either but if you got boots, pockets, and a belt, it seem...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Maxamet
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Native 5 Maxamet

I find the maxamet to be very similar in effort. But slightly better in result. They both require patience, but the maxamet seems to come to just a bit finer edge than the s110v for me. I prefer them both a touch "toothy" but roughly equivalent techniques produce a slightly toothier edge on the s110...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do we define sharpness?
Replies: 18
Views: 497

Re: How do we define sharpness?

An interesting and widely varied group of responses. I note that although most would not necessarily jump to the conclusion that a 45 degree inclusive finale edge is particularly sharp, even if finely honed, would you then argue that your razor blade that comes in precisely that edge angle from Gill...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A sudden itch for V-Toku2
Replies: 41
Views: 1360

Re: A sudden itch for V-Toku2

I was having some serious problems deciding between the vtoku and the hap40. I read about everything i was able to find, and decided the hap40 would meet my "wants" a touch better. Having said that, i feel quite confident there will be a vtoku-2 inbound as well!
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyder Knife, need sharpening?
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: New Spyder Knife, need sharpening?

I admit i only have 6 spydercos purchased over the last year or so, but i have found them to be the sharpest "factory" edges. I touch them up on the sharpmaker and strop with a 1 micron impregnated paddle and particularly the zdp-189, s110v, and hap40 will whack straight through free hanging hair. I...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a "benchmark-knife"?
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: Do you have a "benchmark-knife"?

I am embarrassed to admit i was a "traditional" knife guy and late to the spyderco party. Yeah im stubborn and not very bright i suppose! I have in the past year established two "benchmarks, and they are pocket specific, so please bear with me. My right pocket always holds one of my enduras. Usually...
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steel!
Replies: 51
Views: 1798

Re: Favorite steel!

Wow a difficult question! I am blessed with a few nice ones maxamet, zdp-189, hap40, s110v, s30v and s35vn. Honestly though i have had my zdp endura in my right pocket every day, and rotated the rest through my left pocket lol! So i guess ill go with the zdp-189.
by BigKenbo
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 20103
Views: 1562043

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

I am currently carrying a pair of enduras and a native 5. ZDP and HAp40 on the E's and S110V on the native. I think i need more pockets...

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