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by Simsmac
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: my first spyderco
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

My Manix also had some marks on the screw heads when I got it new; it's probably just from machining or when they were screwed in at the factory. Nothing to worry about. As far as the blade, it doesn't look too bad. Mine is slightly uncentered like yours is. As long as it doesn't scrape or touch the...
by Simsmac
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New member/first purchase help
Replies: 31
Views: 3140

Definitely get the Manix 2. No question. I flip flopped between the Manix 2 and the Delica 4 FFG as my first Spyderco, ended up going with the Manix 2, and I have no regrets. I got the Delica 4 later on, and I never really liked it as much as the Manix. It doesn't really compare. For the second one,...
by Simsmac
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

Yeah, most of the forumites agreed with Sal that the over-strike test is not something that would happen during normal (read: proper) use of the knife. The fact that they fixed the problem anyway just goes to show how great a company Spyderco is.
by Simsmac
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Moonglow Manix 2
Replies: 31
Views: 16715

Out of every spyderco knife Ive seen, this is the one I like the most. And I dont even know how to get one. **** it.... If you are interested, you have to be a member on EDCForums.com. If you are, post on this thread to let Jon (forum owner, and person selling the knives) know you are interested. I...
by Simsmac
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

I also noticed that my MoonGlow Manix has a somewhat stronger spring. However, I'm guessing that over time it will break in and become slightly easier to actuate. It probably wouldn't be hard to swap springs (it would void your warranty though), but I think breaking it in by opening it a lot is a be...
by Simsmac
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

I'm not sure about time frame for the Manix 2. Paul could probably answer that. That's true about the Endura and Delica being classic Spyderco models, but they have gone through several "generations," kind of like the Manix (large and mini) was first, then the Manix 2 came after. Is there any single...
by Simsmac
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

Thanks for the corrections all. I edited my post.

This thread has got me thinking: are there other models that have had as many variants as the Manix 2?
by Simsmac
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 4883

I own the original Manix 2 (154CM hollow sabre grind) and one variant (EDCforums MoonGlow). I love both. They are awesome knives. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_O9q8X121WxA/TWBS2n1Pr3I/AAAAAAAAASo/p_tngRmbg4U/s640/IMG_0072.JPG Here's a list of the Manix 2 variants: Textured CF handle, FFG CPM-S9...
by Simsmac
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Colors Available Re: USB's!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

How much are these?
by Simsmac
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor from Spydie?
Replies: 60
Views: 8641

I'm skeptical about the charcoal idea because every time I've gotten something from someone who smoked it has had a thin layer of tar on it that trapped the odor. When that's true (and you can see it when you rub some cleaner onto the surface - the cloth will be brownish), you have to dissolve and ...
by Simsmac
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor from Spydie?
Replies: 60
Views: 8641

What's that stuff ... "activated charcoal"? Supposed to be THE odor remover. Could the knife be rubbed in the stuff, and then rinsed? Does it work like that? This is your best bet. However, you don't rub it on the surface, you just leave it near the item. Activated charcoal is sometimes placed in f...
by Simsmac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ladybug 3 Leaf blade
Replies: 27
Views: 3275

I love it. Mockup a sabre grind drawing for us.
by Simsmac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GITD Manix 2
Replies: 304
Views: 44772

Has anyone notice that some of these are being auctioned up to 350 bucks! I understand since it really is kind of hard to get but wow about that price so soon... I know, it's pretty crazy already. I'm hoping that the price will inflate so much that if collectors like us decide to sell ours for what...
by Simsmac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Family in Golden 8>)
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Great story. Genealogy is the best; it really makes you feel humbled to be part of your family.
by Simsmac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GITD Manix 2
Replies: 304
Views: 44772

Nice! I think that's the first pic I've seen of the MoonGlow with it's brothers.
by Simsmac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Tossed a lightbox together
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

The glare is annoying. I went from a very thin trashbag diffuser to the flexable type with a weave pattern. It didn't help. The bulp is a 60wastt twisty evergy saver so its not toooo bright. Maybe less foil in the reflector(shade)would kill the glare. The pics got fuzzy when I tried that before, th...
by Simsmac
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Tossed a lightbox together
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

Nice work! A suggestion: some of your photos have a bit of glare; you might consider trying a less intense light, or using more diffusers/plastic bags. :)

Other than that, those are some very nice, well-lit pictures.
by Simsmac
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: WANTED...Your best Sharpmaker tip
Replies: 29
Views: 6071

There are some great responses already, most of which are key to making a proper edge. Here's a couple suggestions of mine: Make sure you apply a slight, even pressure while sharpening Don't let your knives get dull; sharpen them when it feels like they are loosing that bite when you thumb the edge....
by Simsmac
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: thin strong money clip? 20 bucks?
Replies: 21
Views: 5808

If you want a super thin wallet, I highly suggest checking out Big Skinny wallets. I have their leather-hybrid bifold model, and I love it! It's super thin, and so far has be very durable. I'd suggest one of the small card cases for your needs.
by Simsmac
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal: MoonGlow Material Info
Replies: 18
Views: 8381

Hi Simsmac, Most of the comments made should give you a good idea. It's difficult to machine and also must be surface ground. It's not a tough as G-10. It isa quite unique and as I understand, there are other models also planned to use this material from the EDC forum. sal Thanks Sal! I appreciate ...

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