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by rangefinder
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dedicated Vehicle Emergency Knife
Replies: 35
Views: 1442

Re: Dedicated Vehicle Emergency Knife

I keep a Benchmade rescue hook in my center console in case I need to cut a seatbelt. It's got a hi-viz yellow FOX40 rescue whistle attached to it, both to make it easier to spot in the dark (the rescue hook and nylon sheath are both black) and in case I get into a situation where I need to signal t...
by rangefinder
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave
Replies: 45
Views: 1702

Re: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave

Sounds to me like the OP would like an updated version of the Impala.
by rangefinder
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About that big thing that happened...
Replies: 79
Views: 4585

Re: About that big thing that happened...

Since we are on the topic of Benchmade, do you ever think Benchmade will offer a "quality economy range" of knives, like a Benchmade version of the Spyderco Byrds or most likely not? Benchmade used to have a "Red Class" line that was their budget knives. It included some knives made in China, so it...
by rangefinder
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I wish spyderco offered deep carry clips
Replies: 79
Views: 5826

Re: I wish spyderco offered deep carry clips

I'd like to see Spyderco offer a basic stamped steel deep carry clip as an option. I don't mind spending the money for a MXG titanium clip for a higher priced knife (such as a PM2) but it's hard to justify spending another $23 to get a deep carry clip on a $75 Delica. It's unlikely MXG or Lynch (or ...
by rangefinder
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Serrated Traditionals
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Serrated Traditionals

Case has a few models with mostly serrated blades: https://caseknives.com/search?q=serrated Although only with brown G10, which isn't really traditional. If you want a Spyderco, KnifeWorks apparently still has some of the old GIN-1 UKPK models with fully serrated blades: https://www.knifeworks.com/c...
by rangefinder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Dragonfly Obsolete?
Replies: 55
Views: 4319

Re: Is the Dragonfly Obsolete?

They may be similar sizes, but the two knives are in different weight classes. The Spyderco website says the Chaparral FRN is 2.1 ounces (60 grams) and the Dragonfly FRN is 1.2 ounces (34 grams). I've removed the clip and carry my Dragonfly loose in my pocket. Carried this way, any extra weight is v...
by rangefinder
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earthquake Potential: Right Here In the Continental USA
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Earthquake Potential: Right Here In the Continental USA

What are your suggestions here if a big earthquake hits an area and how to survive? There are lots of online resources. You can start with ready.gov for basic info: https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes If you have a local CERT (https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team) group, they shoul...
by rangefinder
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Am I The Only Fan Here For The C-60 Ayoob Model?
Replies: 39
Views: 2988

Re: Am I The Only Fan Here For The C-60 Ayoob Model?

I'm confused here. Sal is bringing the frn/vg10 police to market soon. I don't think he'd do that if it didn't make business sense. I'm not sure what a $200 price tag has to do with that knife. Now maybe if they do a sprint ayoob it'll be g10 & vg10 and cost $200. If that's the case, I'll buy one. ...
by rangefinder
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Am I The Only Fan Here For The C-60 Ayoob Model?
Replies: 39
Views: 2988

Re: Am I The Only Fan Here For The C-60 Ayoob Model?

It's not the price that keeps me from getting an ATR2, it's the tip-up carry. The ATR2 is pretty close to my ideal "hard use" knife design, but I can't carry a knife that big tip-up. I've considered getting one and removing the clip and carrying it in a belt sheath (I carried a Buck 110 that way for...
by rangefinder
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bram Frank Gunting
Replies: 37
Views: 4582

Re: Bram Frank Gunting

Interesting thread... I was recently looking at the Bastinelli "Mako Folder" and it also uses a "kinetic" (vs. wave) opener. The Mako has "Frank Pat. US 6.725.545 B2" on the blade, so based on this thread I figured that must be "Bram Frank" and looked it up. The patent actually describes two kinetic...
by rangefinder
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best looking Spyderco knives
Replies: 72
Views: 9539

Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

I've always thought the C42 Viele was a great looking knife. When I first saw one, I thought it was a custom knife.

Here's some (as usual) excellent pics from Mr. Blonde:

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by rangefinder
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 1 - First Edition
Replies: 18
Views: 9742

FWIW, my PM is an amalgam of the old and new -- it has the visible left (locking) liner, solid right (hidden) liner, and has no blade cutout (new), but the blade has the course uppper jimping and no lower jimping (old).

I assume Spyderco did rolling updates to the model over the years.
by rangefinder
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Sprint Run
Replies: 70
Views: 9596

Vesuvius with modern steel and G10 (or CF or Ti) handles.
by rangefinder
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: need some help please
Replies: 9
Views: 3866

There are lots of knife photography tips in this thread on Blade Forums: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=328550

Ken Lunde has info on his process at the bottom of this page: http://lundestudio.com/firearms.html
by rangefinder
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 24
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

In any case my favourite season was the one where he drove the Ford SUV, yelled into his cell phone and waved around a gun. Was that the season where Chloe hacked into a computer? And someone deep in the organization turned out to be a double-agent? ;) (If you haven't seen "24", these things happen...
by rangefinder
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wonders of Maxpedition...
Replies: 12
Views: 4812

If you're looking at Maxpedition, then I assume you're looking for "tactical" style stuff. These vendors all make top-of-the-line packs, with a price to match: http://www.mysteryranch.com/ http://www.kifaru.net/ http://www.eberlestock.com/ http://www.tadgear.com/ (TAD only makes smaller day/3-day pa...
by rangefinder
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever had a liner lock open on you during carry?
Replies: 31
Views: 4656

The only liner lock I've carried for a significant amount of time was a first-generation Benchmade mini-AFCK (812S). I carried it basically every day from October 1997 to May 2005, so about 7.5 years total. Never had it open (or close) accidentally. After I retired the mini-AFCK in 2005, my EDC kniv...
by rangefinder
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: daniel craig as bond... hmm...
Replies: 38
Views: 5309

"Casino Royale" is the only Bond book I've read. I read it originally 20+ years ago, and I read it again about a week before going to see the new movie. "Casino Royale" is the first Bond book Ian Fleming wrote, so maybe he was still working out the character and changed Bond in the later books/stori...
by rangefinder
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT05P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring 9Cr18Mo
Replies: 141
Views: 30137

Pardon mates, what is the sense of hoarding Mules ... the "cheap price of the MT05P? I understand if somebody would need a second piece as backup, but 3/4/5 or even more from a limited production quantity for one person :confused: Ok, you can tell me that you want to gift the knives. But nobody wro...
by rangefinder
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone Own a Savage Model 24?
Replies: 9
Views: 3446

My parents have a Savage 24-V (.222 over 20 gauge). This is my mom's gun, and since she's fairly short, the stock was cut down some to fit her better. The smith who did the stock work did a very good job -- it looks like a factory youth stock and you can't tell it was cut down unless you compare it ...

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