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by RustyIron
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Deep carry clips
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Deep carry clips

The fact that the knife can be seen or not makes a difference in those jurisdictions where permission/prohibition to carry a knife is based on concealment (or not). Concealed means concealed. A clip running down out of your pocket is not "concealed." If your intent is to be hide the knife, wear a l...
by RustyIron
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1891 German Weltrekord ratchet screwdriver restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: 1891 German Weltrekord ratchet screwdriver restoration

That's some pretty nice workmanship.
by RustyIron
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1282

Re: Best "work knives"?

I think I've found the two best, in my opinion, "work knives": the Manix 2 and Endura The Manix 2 LW for sure. It fits the hand just right, frcp is crazy grippy, it's narrow enough to discretely fit a pocket, the wire clip is butter smooth, and it operates one-handed with ease. The biggest question...
by RustyIron
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 G10 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Like Wartstein suggested, you might need to adjust the pivot screws a little. This is part of regular maintenance for those who want a knife to be spot-on perfect. Of course this only applies if the play is side-to-side. If the play is up and down... well... that seems rather odd. If that's the case...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1777
Views: 135392

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

After an excellent mountainbike ride on a warm summer's day, what better way to rehydrate than a tall glass of lemon-ginger water while relaxing on the patio? A couple slices of lemon and some ginger shavings in the bottom of a glass, add ice, top with water. Besides being refreshing and delicious, ...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odds of more choil-less designs
Replies: 30
Views: 839

Re: Odds of more choil-less designs

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:57 pm

It could also be a backlock, since it is no problem to close this lock with fingers all the time completely out of the blade path.
Not all of us are, nor do we aspire to be, fidgetmasters with a vast array of tricks to amaze our TicTok followers.
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New here & just bought 3 knives
Replies: 63
Views: 1098

Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Anything biggishwill go to Hubby and the smaller ones to the girls. OMG! That is SO sexist! This is 2020. Ladies can carry big knives and even vote! The boys can wear earrings and carry a little knife. Not me, mind you. But it's ok. 😆 Enjoy your new toys. Keep 'em sharp. The pointy end goes toward ...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hi there ...
Replies: 40
Views: 503

Re: Hi there ...

For my 2 daily apples, I needed something a bit longer. Welcome, Blob. I did not know that Frenchmen ate apples, I thought you drank them. A few years ago I was I Caen, and I asked a young lady to bring me whatever local beer they drank. She informed me that they don't drink beer, they drink Calved...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2271

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:31 pm

Haha, I guess that's a bit more PC than it was originally!
Hahaha! You caught me. There's no way I could have snuck the original past Kristi's watchful eye.
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2271

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

That is, the closest thing we've seen to a paradigm shift in the knife industry is the shift from knives as tools to knives as collectible, functional art. I know, right? What's with all these youngsters buying serious tools, then gussying them up and flashing them around like a bunch of Kansas Cit...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly vs Lil' Native
Replies: 25
Views: 487

Re: Dragonfly vs Lil' Native

This thread has been helpful. I have a Dragonfly, but was curious about the Lil' Native Lockback. But so many of you favor the D-fly, that I think I'll just be content with it.
by RustyIron
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2271

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

As we all know our ancestors functioned very capably with none of these. And where are they now? Dead. How did they get around before they died? Model T's and horses. How many channels did they get on their 85" OLED televisions? None. How did they access knife forums on the internet? By setting the...
by RustyIron
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 LW Rex45
Replies: 49
Views: 1971

Re: Manix2 LW Rex45

Just got mine in the mail. I've purchased a handful of knives this year, but this is the one that I've really been waiting for. I've been eagerly waiting since it was revealed. I LIKE the Manix 2 knives. I LIKE the LW version. I LIKE REX 45. The only change I wanted was the deep carry clip, which is...
by RustyIron
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 flytanium cage opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Manix 2 flytanium cage opinions?

It just seems harder to use than either a compression or axis lock. You're correct. There is no doubt the ball bearing lock is more difficult to operate than the Axis. On the G10 models, you can cut a couple coils off the spring, to lighten it up. If you're really gung-ho you can find a spring with...
by RustyIron
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Making knife scales isn't hard
Replies: 24
Views: 19079

Re: Making knife scales isn't hard

I used this thread as a guide to try making my first ever scales this past week (while on vacation). Mine are still rough, but they're getting better. The scales look great. Your first attempts already look better than the expensive, ill-fitting aftermarket scales that are commercially produced.
by RustyIron
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Alert Only Thread - Manix 2 Lightweight CPM-REX45 Burnt Orange FRCP C101PBORE2 Sprint Run
Replies: 61
Views: 3092

Re: Alert Only Thread - Manix 2 Lightweight CPM-REX45 Burnt Orange FRCP C101PBORE2 Sprint Run

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:55 pm

Spyderco's website (and their Front Office):
Hmmm... Make words good, you do.

Thank you for the clarification.
Rob
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BHQ Jade M4 Series Poll - What next???
Replies: 29
Views: 741

Re: BHQ Jade M4 Series Poll - What next???

I'm liking my BHQ Mega Manix with the M4. I certainly don't NEED any more knives (although I'll admit there's one in the mail right now). But if there was something that would catch my eye, it would be a Lil' Native Backlock with M4. It would fill a gap in my arsenal of knives, and I'm already fond ...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?

For models that I wish that I had a backup for, or for models that I was lucky enough to grab two of, and would like to pay it forward. The Bladeforums folks have a lot of restrictions for people who don’t pay their membership fee. There’s a Facebook group “Spyderco Knives,” that allows buying and ...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina On VG-10
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Patina On VG-10

Does a patina add value to older knives? If I knew more about it I might be tempted to try it on some of my older knives. Don't confuse patina with originality. And don't confuse a thirty year old pocket knife with a priceless antique. If you have a truly collectable antique, you'll devalue it my i...

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