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by zuludelta
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will s30v be replaced entirely in the lineup?
Replies: 61
Views: 1698

Re: Will s30v be replaced entirely in the lineup?

What don't you like about S30V? It isn't the most exciting steel but I've never found it to lack performance in any area. Takes a great edge for me. I feel a lot of people over the years that hate on S30V never sharpened past the factory edge. Hit it with the Sharpmaker for touch ups, or "sharpenin...
by zuludelta
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?
Replies: 66
Views: 30406

Re: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?

Not to further revive an old thread, but seeing as how people seem to be using this thread as an information resource, I thought to add some updated information regarding CTS-BD1N's characteristics relative to more well-known steels. These notes are largely derived from the work of Dr. Larrin Thomas...
by zuludelta
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Street Beat Review
Replies: 28
Views: 1849

Re: Spyderco Street Beat Review

Great review! The Street Beat LW & Street Bowie are two of my favourite fixed-blades (regardless of manufacturer). They make for great outdoor utility knives, and I frequently carry one or the other in place of a folder when hiking. One thing I really like about the deep index finger groove on both ...
by zuludelta
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Enablers - Help me decide...
Replies: 31
Views: 893

Re: Dear Enablers - Help me decide...

I'd recommend the RockJumper in PE. If this is your first Wharncliffe, I think it's somewhat educational from a design perspective to try a Wharnie in PE first to really appreciate how blade shape (isolated from edge type) can radically affect cutting dynamics. I'm a big, big fan of Wharncliffes for...
by zuludelta
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swick 5 ETA?
Replies: 61
Views: 3423

Re: Swick 5 ETA?

Hi Zuludelta, How small do you think that line is? We have another small Fixed blade in-the-works in addition to the Swick. In my opinion, I think the issue is more of purchase than blade length? sal I agree, in small fixed-blades, I find that any issue in utility almost always stems from a lack of...
by zuludelta
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swick 5 ETA?
Replies: 61
Views: 3423

Re: Swick 5 ETA?

The Swick 5 is my most anticipated new knife design in a while. I'm currently on a fixed-blade kick and this would be a great EDC option for me. As much as I love the Ronin 2 & Street Beat LW (my two most-carried fixed blades), I'd love to have an even smaller option that doesn't suffer as much of a...
by zuludelta
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you pair with NON Spydercos (inspired by Cambertree) - pics appreciated!
Replies: 107
Views: 3197

Re: Spydercos you pair with NON Spydercos (inspired by Cambertree) - pics appreciated!

I occasionally do light trail maintenance at the local forest. Nothing major, mostly just clearing trails of small fallen trees (6 inches in diameter or less) after a windstorm (we get them a lot here). When I want to do expedient/opportunistic trail maintenance while going on a trail run, I carry m...
by zuludelta
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 7 Live!
Replies: 141
Views: 7818

Re: Reveal 7 Live!

2021 was supposed to be the year when I would drastically cut back on my folder purchases & focus more on fixed-blades. But there are at least 2 folders in this reveal that I'm definitely getting (Salt 2 Wharncliffe PE in LC200N, Yojumbo All-Black) and at least 4 more that I might be getting (Delica...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

A full minute to go through a 1.5" branch though....yikes. That'd take me about 10 seconds with my ESEE6HM, or a single swing with my reprofiled Scrapyard Dogfather :p It would have probably taken 15 to 30 seconds with the Rock if I decided to stop at the point where I could just comfortably snap t...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

I see what you guys are saying and the point you all are trying to make. But for me if I truly need a tool for chopping I want the appropriate tool. I would much rather have an axe, hatchet, machete or razel>> or you could add a myriad of woodworking tools to that list as well. I guess my point in ...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Hi Zuludelta, Thanx for sharing your experience. Ed Schempp is a performance Junky and it shows in his designs. sal You're welcome Sal! Yeah, I was really impressed with how well the Schempp Rock worked. I went back to the woods yesterday to finish clearing the trail (having brought a proper hand a...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Bet you like the knife more now..... I do! I haven't used the Schempp Rock much this past year outside of the kitchen and the garden, and I was actually thinking of selling it and using the funds to buy a high end-ish gyuto (I've always wanted one) and a new brush axe/clearing hook to replace my ol...
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need suggestions for EDC in black slacks
Replies: 33
Views: 1050

Re: Need suggestions for EDC in black slacks

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I think I'm going with the Little Native with black blade. Good choice! I carry one when I want a very discreet knife clipped to my pocket, but still want something that feels a bit more hand-filling than a Dragonfly 2, just in case I have to do some cutting th...
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Bolster wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:34 am
Great report, and very well documented! I'm impressed that VG-10 performed that well. Merry Christmas to you!
Thanks! And merry Christmas to you, too! :)
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

So as I mentioned in this other thread , I spent most of my day today just chilling in the local forest. It's the first time I've gotten Christmas Eve off work in years, but with the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in British Columbia, there wasn't really much for me to do from a social sta...
by zuludelta
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC
Replies: 50
Views: 1280

Re: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC

I actually get Christmas Eve off work this year... I think it's the first time in five years that I've gotten it off, so for once I won't be carrying one of my regular work Spydercos the night before Christmas. I'm spending today outdoors in the woods near my place, just decompressing from a crazy w...
by zuludelta
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season

Every year, I like to gift Spydercos to friends, family & coworkers. Most of them are aren't "knife people" but I think a good folding knife is a very practical tool that everyone should have, and if a person is to have one, it better be a a well-designed, reliable model. I tend to gift tried-and-te...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 1268

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

... I'm now at a point where the ramp is mostly a non-issue for me, and if it's the "tax" I have to pay to get a Spydie-hole that is the proper distance & angle from the pivot for efficient actuation, I'll gladly pay it... This mirrors a lot of my own thoughts. ... So even though I prefer no ramp, ...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-58 JD Smith model
Replies: 38
Views: 821

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-58 JD Smith model

I don't think I'm the first person to make this observation but the Siren handle looks somewhat similar to the JD Smith's—the Siren's is a bit more neutral, but I think the overall proportions are pretty close. The Siren might be a good current production alternative to the JD Smith for those who ar...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 1268

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

It took me a while to come around on Spyderco's thumb ramps. For the longest time, my favourite and most-used Spyderco was a Native model, precisely because of its lack of a ramp. I like to have my extended thumb ride up relatively high on the spine a lot, and it just feels more comfortable doing th...

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