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by zuludelta
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN

<snip!> Do the phosphor-bronze washers improve the action so much as to be worth the price increase over the washer-less FRN model? - No. Not in my experience. I guess time will tell which wears better. For me, FRN going on 3 years; linerless G10 less than a year. <snip!> Is the experience of using...
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN

IMO the G10 Native offers no advantage over a Native Salt. You pay more for a heavier, more corrosion prone knife and gain no working benefits. Thanks for the reply Vivi. Very useful for my particular circumstance too, as one of the alternatives to the Native in G10 that I've been looking at is a N...
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN

The real question should be are you ready to try something else in the native family? Chief, Lil Native, or Shaman :D The Li'l Native has been jumping in & out of my online shopping cart ever since it's been released :D I'm waiting for it to come out in a different steel (holding out for LC200N or ...
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Re: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN

Thanks for the reply! And yeah, I should have been more clear, I didn't mean to imply that G10 is less robust than FRN (I have a couple of G10-handled work knives, not just in the Native format), just that I don't want to buy a G10-handled knife I already have in FRN just to feed a collector mindset...
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Alphabet Game
Replies: 66
Views: 1078

Re: Spyderco Alphabet Game

Ronin 2
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN
Replies: 19
Views: 883

Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN

Hey all, just a question for any folks out there who have extensive experience using the Native 5 in both G10 & FRN versions: From a functional/ergonomic perspective, is there a reason to buy the former over the latter? The Native 5 is my favourite Spyderco folder design & it is my most used work kn...
by zuludelta
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best knife design and steel pairings?
Replies: 39
Views: 1952

Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Dragonfly in ZDP-189 This. I love the DF II in VG-10 (it's pretty much all the knife I need outside of work) but the DF II platform is perfect for ZDP-189: enough cutting edge for most "convenience cutting" tasks & it stays razor-sharp for a long, long time... but when it finally does dull, the bla...
by zuludelta
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few words on the Introvert
Replies: 25
Views: 4711

Re: A few words on the Introvert

One thing I neglected to mention in my post: I do a lot of pull cuts at work. On the Native 5, I seat my thumb in the finger choil & on the Delica, I use the ricasso. On the Introvert, I initially approximated this position by placing my thumb inside the index finger hole but found that it felt unna...
by zuludelta
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few words on the Introvert
Replies: 25
Views: 4711

Re: A few words on the Introvert

Apologies for reviving a long-dormant thread; I wanted to share my experience with the Spyderco Introvert and figured that instead of starting a new thread, I would post it here instead so that the community can have easy access to Introvert designer Chris Knutson's firsthand account of what went in...
by zuludelta
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The History of Powder Metals in Damascus Steel
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: The History of Powder Metals in Damascus Steel

Thanks for the informative read!
by zuludelta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4873
Views: 461934

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Waiting on 2 knives: Native 5 Lightweight: This is my 3rd time re-buying it... it's my favourite folding work knife design & I keep gifting mine to family members & turning them into Native fans. Introvert: I've always been intrigued by the design but wasn't sure if the ergos would work for me. I fi...
by zuludelta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3911

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

Knives without locks are no good ... Wouldn't ever consider owning one of them!!! Nope, not true ... the UK PenKnife is a wonderful user!!! QFT. I use locking folders at work, but for light-duty "convenience cutting" tasks around the house, it's hard to beat a UKPK for ease of use & carry. The UKPK...
by zuludelta
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The next Endela?
Replies: 40
Views: 2829

Re: The next Endela?

An Endela with Zomé Green FRN scales would be an automatic buy for me. I have a Dragonfly & Delica in zomé scales & plan on getting a zomé Endura at some point. I like the zomé scales on the Seki City knives because they impart a distinct cultural & geographical character to the designs (as the zomé...
by zuludelta
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Curious...
Replies: 21
Views: 1431

Re: Curious...

I think it's a good idea, but I'm not sure if a forum is the ideal format for a dedicated reviews subsection. Ideally, you want a format that has the review post distinct from comments on the review--if you've ever tried to search for one specific post in a long-running thread, you know how that pos...
by zuludelta
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-time lurker, first time poster...
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Long-time lurker, first time poster...

Thank you Sal, and thank you to everyone who's welcomed me to this forum :)
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Designer
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Native Designer

I thought I heard that Eric was the person behind the lock improvements of the Native 5. I'm not sure if that qualifies it as an EG/SAL design like the Para 2. I definitely remember reading a post by Sal from a couple of years ago where he credited Eric (& one or two other people whose names escape...
by zuludelta
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-time lurker, first time poster...
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Long-time lurker, first time poster...

Your daily use of knives are exact to mine. I work in a warehouse as well. Hard to beat these knives. Working in a fast-paced, high-throughput warehouse can be very taxing some days (part of the human cost of living in a society where gross, unthinking consumption is king). And it may sound silly t...
by zuludelta
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-time lurker, first time poster...
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Long-time lurker, first time poster...

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Now to address some specific responses: Hope you'll share some of your thoughts and experiences, especially since you obviously really are USING knives frequently... :) Thank you... although I suppose any and all experiences I share with you folks will fall unde...
by zuludelta
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-time lurker, first time poster...
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Long-time lurker, first time poster...

Hey all, long-time lurker, first-time poster here. Finally decided to register & post on the forum, primarily to publicly share my appreciation for the work of the Glessers and everyone at Spyderco. I use knives every day in my job (I work in a warehouse and cut a lot of cardboard, pallet straps, pa...

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