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by ChrisR
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco prices are pushing me right out of my hobby.
Replies: 301
Views: 26652

I have been on 50% salary for 4 years and prices of everything have been rocketing so that for the last year I wasn't even covering basic bills. Since then I have got myself a better-paying job but times are still hard and I can feel that people are sitting on any money they have and are less likely...
by ChrisR
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Never had a slippie -- would I want one even though I'm a firm believer in locks?
Replies: 91
Views: 6731

I love the Squeak. The spine of the blade is a little thick for some things. I need to cut some stuff near the tip because the width of the blade at the base will end up pulling things apart and ripping or breaking it in the process. Good point - it is a bit thick for such a small blade - perhaps i...
by ChrisR
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Never had a slippie -- would I want one even though I'm a firm believer in locks?
Replies: 91
Views: 6731

I'd certainly prefer to be treated like a grown-up and allowed the choice of whether to carry a locker or a slippie. But in reality I can hardly think of the last time when I actually would have benefited from a lock on a folder, and it's nearly always in those unusual jobs where you need to use it ...
by ChrisR
Wed May 30, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban or Squeak for European Travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 2680

I carried my Endura all over France, Spain, and Italy on a month long vacation with no issues. Was I lucky?? This was four years ago. I spent all of Sept. 2011 in South Africa, carried my Endura and packed a Sog fixed blade. No problems there either. In urban areas I didn't use the clip, I just dro...
by ChrisR
Tue May 29, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban or Squeak for European Travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 2680

I think it's really just down to personal preference because the Urban and Squeak are identical in legal terms. I think I'd pack a Squeak because it is an excellent knife and is cheap (no great loss) if you ever get into a situation where it gets confiscated. Normally though you should find that the...
by ChrisR
Tue May 29, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions of the final look of the TUFF?
Replies: 61
Views: 8129

I am a fan of Ed Schempp's designs but I have to say this one doesn't do anything for me, but that's more because I am not into tank folders. If he'd make us a sub 3-inch Slipit Chinese Folder then I'd be first in the queue! :)
by ChrisR
Sun May 20, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2012 Mid Year Supplement Now Available
Replies: 68
Views: 8883

That Caly3 Damascus is lovely ... plus the Manbug is a good introduction to ZDP if you haven't tried any ... and the Pink Squeak is going to be on a lot of guy's lists to give to their girls :)
by ChrisR
Sat May 19, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will the European Union unravel?
Replies: 22
Views: 2015

Germany is still reeling from the cost of reunification with the East ... there is very little sentiment in the voting public to spend yet more billions to shore up a country which is perceived to be riddled with corruption. That said, German industry does well from having weak countries in the Euro...
by ChrisR
Mon May 14, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will the European Union unravel?
Replies: 22
Views: 2015

Read an interesting article the other day explaining that Germany actually likes being in a fairly weak Euro because if they had their own currency it would be valued far higher and that would make their exports more expensive and less in demand. I have been wondering why all of the Euro countries a...
by ChrisR
Tue May 08, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife things people dislike that you don't understand
Replies: 18
Views: 1448

Slipjoints ... I just don't get what the fuss is all about. They've been around for decades and I love em ... even if I could EDC a locker (and I totally understand why you might want a locker for some jobs) I'd probably still EDC slipjoints because they're so easy to use. Open it ... do the cut ......
by ChrisR
Mon May 07, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly Jr. sprint run?
Replies: 38
Views: 4802

Clip wrote:Super Blue Caly Jr would be great!
I'm all for more Super Blue but for a little, light-use folder like the Caly3 Jr I think I'd prefer something stainless, razor sharp and holding a very good edge for a long time. :)
by ChrisR
Mon May 07, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco manix 2 translucent blue questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

In terms of blade function (not lock or handle material), how does the Lightweight Manix compare to (say) the Tenacious? The blade length seems similar and the metals are both fairly entry-level steels. I've always liked the look of the blue Manix but just haven't been able to justify buying one whe...
by ChrisR
Sat May 05, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Filip de Leeuw Collab Friction Folder
Replies: 48
Views: 12864

It looks lovely to me (I've always loved Deviant's styling) and I'd certainly get one if the price isn't too high (so far that's the only reason I haven't bought one of his blades), just for some EDC variation, but I do prefer normal slipits for practicality. The only disadvantage of Friction Folder...
by ChrisR
Sat May 05, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Spyderco C131 Terzuola Slipit
Replies: 1
Views: 876

I totally agree - it's a lovely little knife that looks very classy and can be EDC'd in just about any country in the world :)
by ChrisR
Sat May 05, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sigh. First problem with a Spyderco thus far (Rock Lobster).
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

I believe that each individual knife gets some hand-fitting, so if it worked and looked right while assembled, I would say it was purposeful - but I don't know for certain what standards may be found on the rock lobster. +1 I am sure I have heard Sal say that knives are often hand finished so I thi...
by ChrisR
Thu May 03, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly Jr. sprint run?
Replies: 38
Views: 4802

For added incentive, my calypso jr. collection :) : http://spydercollector.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/calypsojr.jpg This knife, more than any other, makes me with that we could EDC lockers over here - it's just perfection. Certainly I would carry it on any day that I had a lawful " good reason " :)
by ChrisR
Tue May 01, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly Jr. sprint run?
Replies: 38
Views: 4802

Has anyone seen rumors about the steel for this sprint? I'd like to think that Sal would make it out of a super steel after the success with the ZDP-189 versions. I'd like to second that hope ... the ZDP Caly Jr was all about the whole package - small knife, great design of blade & handle and the s...
by ChrisR
Tue May 01, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly Jr. sprint run?
Replies: 38
Views: 4802

The ZDP Caly Jr. has always been on my 'wish list' so I'd love to see a new one :)
by ChrisR
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stiffer springs in the ukpk lightweights
Replies: 71
Views: 10046

Sounds very interesting ... I have always been happy with my Mk-I FRN UKPKs and quite like the tension so I'll be very interested to feel the difference in the new ones :)
by ChrisR
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Search for fellow G-Shock lovers
Replies: 93
Views: 37467

I went for years (decades?) without a watch when I started to carry a phone and it had the time. Then my girlfriend reminded me that I need to "accessorize" and a watch would be a good start. So I got an analogue quartz Titanium Seiko, which I love to bits ... but I did then buy the entry-level Casi...

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