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by zuludelta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable lost and found story. Purchased in 1989, Lost in 1995, showed up in my mailbox in 2020.
Replies: 45
Views: 3542

Re: Unbelievable lost and found story. Purchased in 1989, Lost in 1995, showed up in my mailbox in 2020.

The longest time I've spent between losing a knife (a blacked-out combo edge Delica) and finding it is two weeks (I found it wedged underneath the driver's seat in my car, near the center console), and I felt so happy when I found it. I can't even imagine how the OP must have felt when he realized h...
by zuludelta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2591

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

I snagged the Lil Temp 3 right on release. It's pretty much my go to blade when I travel to jurisdictions with a 3" blade length limit. IMHO it is a top three self defense folder along with the Yojimbo and Chinook. Like the Yojimbo and Chinook, it also excels at daily EDC uses. I've yet to handle a...
by zuludelta
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nice Yojimbo 2 overview video
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Nice Yojimbo 2 overview video

I dont know which one came out first but that knife at the end is way too similar to an introvert. I think the Introvert came first (the prototype was first publicly revealed in early 2014) while the earliest online references to the Colonel Blades folder (which is a folding version of the company'...
by zuludelta
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 4564

Re: Let's talk pocket wear...

This is the first super-quick prototype in my running shorts. ... I am open to trying more ideas in the next prototype if anyone has any more thoughts to add! That's brilliant! Aside from concealing the clip, having the knife in a pocket helps protect the wearer from the knife accidentally opening ...
by zuludelta
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2591

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

Review update: After an additional month of regular carry and use, the LT3 has broken in quite nicely. Being an older style of compression lock, the action will never be as snappy as that on a more recent one with the pivot bushing, but it's smoothed out over time and the most important thing is th...
by zuludelta
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 4564

Re: Let's talk pocket wear...

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:31 pm
ZD, have you checked out their straight-fit pants?
Thanks for the recommendations... yeah, those definitely look like they'd fit me better than my current work trousers.
by zuludelta
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 4564

Re: Let's talk pocket wear...

Most of my jeans have pocket clip wear... I've thought about sewing a reinforced piece of material over the pocket top but I doubt I ever will. Pocket wear just doesn't bother me. I've thought about that as well but I'm not very handy with needle & thread. And I don't mind a little pocket wear, but...
by zuludelta
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 4564

Let's talk pocket wear...

Something we probably all deal with as "knife guys" and "knife gals" is pocket wear: the tell-tale fraying of the hem of the pocket where one keeps a folding knife. It's just one of those annoyances one has to deal with if one chooses to regularly carry a knife clipped to a pants pocket. Many are th...
by zuludelta
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura.... Why did I wait so long
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Endura.... Why did I wait so long

I love the Endura (I've owned the CE version for a while now and eventually want to get one in PE when my budget allows). It's not the outstanding value these days as it was before—what with the recent price increases adding to the "Seki City Surcharge"—but I think it's still one of the best big fol...
by zuludelta
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 2235

Re: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife

Dear Zuludelta: Thank you very much for your thorough and insightful review. I'm very glad your Yo2 is serving you well and truly appreciate you sharing your experiences with it as a work knife. You made my day! Stay safe, Mike Thanks Mike, I'm glad you dug the review :) Thank you Zuludelta! I've b...
by zuludelta
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5296
Views: 517553

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Waiting on an Endura 4 trainer.
by zuludelta
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native chief vs Endura?. **Now with pics**
Replies: 64
Views: 4495

Re: Native chief vs Endura?

Thanks for the detailed comparison Double D. I've been eyeing the Native Chief for a while now & have always wondered how it compares to the Endura 4 (my favourite big folder) in terms of ergos.
by zuludelta
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please talk me into a military or para military
Replies: 38
Views: 2371

Re: Please talk me into a military or para military

The PM2 is a very well-made knife and is one of my personal favourites—it's a permanent piece in my modest Spyderco collection. And the Golden factory is right up there with the Taichung one in terms of quality & fit & finish. However, if I'm being totally honest, if you're already happy with, say, ...
by zuludelta
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 2235

Re: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife

Awesome review, thanks for sharing your experiences! Seems like one a lot of people dismiss for general use so it's nice to hear confirmation it functions perfectly well as is from someone who puts it through the ringer, while still maintaining the original design/purpose to boot. Cheers and hope t...
by zuludelta
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 2235

Re: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife

Great review! One thing that has always concerned me about the Yojimbo 2 is what appears to be its extremely delicate-looking tip. Do you find yourself having to be extra careful with the tip? The seemingly fragile tip did concern me when I first started using it as a warehouse knife but if it is m...
by zuludelta
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 2235

Re: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife

nice write-up! i’d love to get a trainer to work with. Thanks! Having a trainer has definitely made me appreciate the Yojimbo 2 more. It's really the only way to use the design to its full intended potential in a safe manner and even then, you'll still want to be careful... the "blade" may be thick...
by zuludelta
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Office chair got me
Replies: 9
Views: 1312

Re: Office chair got me

Dang. At least the clip is easy enough to replace. Let us know how you like it. I've been thinking about getting one since it was disco'ed but haven't found any particularly helpful reviews of the knife online, and with the current lockdown due to the pandemic, I can't go down to my local brick and ...
by zuludelta
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 2235

Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife

The Yojimbo 2: An expression of Michael Janich's Martial Blade Concepts (MBC) edged-weapon system in stainless steel and fibreglass laminate, and arguably the most well-known of Spyderco's non-Glesser designs. As popular as it is, there is a subset of the knife community that contends that the feat...
by zuludelta
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tools for Getting Started
Replies: 23
Views: 1595

Re: Tools for Getting Started

Will echo what other people in this thread have said: a decent torx kit (T6 to T10 should have you covered as far as Spyderco knives go), a Sharpmaker, and reliable lubrication should cover the basics. Other things I've found to be very helpful over the years: Compressed air: Most knives won't requi...
by zuludelta
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica vs UKPK
Replies: 28
Views: 1823

Re: Delica vs UKPK

Just one little remark though: I think calling the Para 3 the "Delica 5" really can just be meant as a joke: Delica 4 and Para 3 both have their place and some will prefer the one, some the other. But in Spydercos line up in this particular size range I personally think the two models are almost as...

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