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by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1202

Re: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?

Saws and axes (and machetes) are subject to different directional and impact stresses than knives. There's probably no great benefit to their being theoretically made in Cru-Wear or 3V. "Toughness" is on an altogether different level in the axe/saw context relative to knives and if I had to speculat...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strongest EDC Steel?
Replies: 46
Views: 2697

Re: Strongest EDC Steel?

Have to agree with Wartstein here... if the OP's concern is that he does not fully trust his ability to sharpen a knife but still wants something that is low-maintenance, then an ultra-long wearing "supersteel" blade might be the wrong way to go. "Low-maintenance" can mean one of two things when it ...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide on a lil native!
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: Help me decide on a lil native!

I keep going back and forth and can’t decide between PE or SE. I’ve been wanting a DLC Lil native for a while and I just cannot decide between the 2... so I come to you good folks to persuade me one way or another. Post up why you voted the way you did From an aesthetics perspective, my favourite v...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt Series
Replies: 60
Views: 4303

Re: Salt Series

Yojimbo 2 Salt PE in LC200N and moss green G-10.
by zuludelta
Wed May 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The best part of giving away a Spyderco...
Replies: 26
Views: 2023

Re: The best part of giving away a Spyderco...

I love seeing the knives I gift to people get used. I gave a couple of young hard-working coworkers two of my old (but well-maintained & hair-whittling sharp) Spydercos as end-of-semester gifts (both are attending university) & it's a nice feeling seeing them use the knives at work—and I like to thi...
by zuludelta
Mon May 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 121
Views: 8209

Re: PRICING

For me its the size of my collection that is the problem. Spending $200 on one tool that you will use every day for the rest of your life seems reasonable. Having a few different versions of that tool for different tasks also seems reasonable. A salt series, a stainless edc, a tool steel/supersteel...
by zuludelta
Mon May 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2898

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

I'm pretty sure Sal has said in the past that the polestar and alcyone were designed to see if the market would support better steel on the Chinese made knives. I don't think sales have been good enough for them to expand the effort. ... as "Notsure" mentioned, the market has not responded well to ...
by zuludelta
Sun May 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip decisions and preferences
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Pocket clip decisions and preferences

Same as a couple of people who posted earlier in this thread, I prefer the spoon clip on heavier knives and knives I actually use for work. Having a little bit of handle poking out of the pocket makes a discernible difference in how quickly I can get a knife out while wearing work gloves. At the sam...
by zuludelta
Fri May 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?
Replies: 52
Views: 2788

Re: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?

The Delica & Endura are the knives that most readily come to mind when I hear "Spyderco". They weren't my first Spydercos, but they were the first Spyderco designs I became aware of way back in the mid/late-1990s.
by zuludelta
Fri May 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/flashlight match-up.....
Replies: 203
Views: 19716

Re: Spyderco/flashlight match-up.....

Just the basics:
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by zuludelta
Fri May 15, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco factory choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: Spyderco factory choice

Hi JR, In Japan, I worked with the grandfather and the father and Eric is working with the grandson. Since 1980. We've been working with our Taipei maker for about 25 years. Eric is now working with the son, I worked with the father. Our Taichung maker was an experienced start up that we've been wo...
by zuludelta
Wed May 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Schempp Rock 'Chopper' idea
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: Schempp Rock 'Chopper' idea

I know Spyderco doesn't re-release sprints but I'd go for a "Rock Salt Chopper" in H-1—I missed both the original Rock Salt and the orange-handled sprint. I have the Schempp Rock in VG-10 & it's a great all-around camp knife, but I've always wondered how H-1 steel's top-tier toughness (relative to o...
by zuludelta
Tue May 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knives You Want to See Back in Regular Production
Replies: 51
Views: 2593

Re: Spyderco Knives You Want to See Back in Regular Production

  • Caly 3
  • Caly 3.5
  • Reverse
  • Equilibrium
  • Li'l Matriarch
by zuludelta
Sun May 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's Hawkbill Time: Spyderco Units Only Please
Replies: 41
Views: 3239

Re: It's Hawkbill Time: Spyderco Units Only Please

My modest collection of Spyderco hawkbills (from L–R: Dragonfly 2 Salt Hawkbill in H1, Byrd Knives Hawkbill in 8Cr13MoV, Tasman Salt 2 SE in H1, Karahawk in VG-10): 20200510_105226.jpg I used to regularly carry the Dragonfly 2 Salt Hawkbill as my trail-running knife but eventually replaced it with a...
by zuludelta
Sat May 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2683

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

Seriously though, after the P3LW, I won't be buying another unlined LW knife in that size range. They just aren't balanced and do not inspire confidence. Heft is necessary sometimes. Not to derail the thread, but if you're looking for a ~3 inch linerless lightweight FRN model with the weight more e...
by zuludelta
Sat May 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2683

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

Edit: For the love of god, if you're going to make it FRN, PLEASE give it full liners! I don't think you have to worry about any future version of the Li'l Temperance 3 not having any liners any time soon. The whole design conceit of the knife is "an MBC-rated folding knife that is legal to carry i...
by zuludelta
Sat May 09, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2683

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

In what steel would you like to see the next version? I know I've replied to this query before but I'm wondering... would a Li'l Temperance 3 in SG2 be significantly more affordable to produce than one in CPM-S30V since SG2 can be sourced locally in Japan from Takefu? Given the similarities between...
by zuludelta
Fri May 08, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does k390=end of zdp189?
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: Does k390=end of zdp189?

I have wondered if K390 & SPY27 would end or greatly diminish at least VG-10, ZDP-189, and CTS-BD1N in the Spyderco portfolio -- it will definitely be interesting to see how that all works out, I imagine sales will ultimately be the deciding factor... I think VG-10 will remain a staple steel in Spy...
by zuludelta
Fri May 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Military conundrum.
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: My Military conundrum.

I suggest buying the one which you are more likely to use & carry. I hate having money tied up in a knife I rarely or don't use. I guess I'm more of a "user" than a "collector" in this way. That's just one guy's opinion, though.
by zuludelta
Fri May 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your EDC
Replies: 3009
Views: 1519844

Re: Show your EDC

What I carry on my person daily at work: 20200508_211620.jpg a pared-down, belt-mounted Level 2 OFA kit trauma shears (Leatherman Raptor) pliers-based multi-tool (Leatherman Skeletool CX) pen (Nextool KT5502) a "BIC-style" lighter flashlight (Olight I3T EOS) a Spyderco folding knife (in this case, a...

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