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by zhyla
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Ambitious Design
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: An Ambitious Design

I think it's just a super compact design and they didn't want to give up 1/8" to have the plunge farther out. I don't remember having an issue sharpening but even if it was sticking out more that last bit is tough to sharpen with the plunge anyway.
by zhyla
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

On a knife as long and slender as the Chief, though, I certainly see the appeal in having some steel in the grip. This is definitely an issue. What exactly are we gaining with FRN over G-10? The Police 4 LW saves a whopping 0.3 oz vs the G-10 version. It seems likely that a Chief LW would have a si...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!
Replies: 50
Views: 2983

Re: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!

Marulaghost wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:02 am
I tried out the PE on a massive onion first, only to find out the onion was just too big,
I’m still completely lost on the purpose for this knife. They already make paring knives, who actually wants an offset paring knife?
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?

Ah, ok, so for solid wood liners I think I would consider drilling slightly oversize holes, filling with a tough epoxy (jbweld maybe?), and then re-drilling and tapping the epoxy. That should allow machine screws to hold well enough. You can also look into thread inserts such as is used on the liner...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?

You're saying you think if you pull the scales off there aren't holes in the liners for the clip? That sounds impossible. Wood that thin isn't going to hold that clip very well.

I would drill and tap the liners to make this tip up. Or just leave it as is. It is a pretty piece.
by zhyla
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please
Replies: 28
Views: 1436

Re: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please

I dunno, isn't the whole point of this model to be a fancy gents folder with some flare? I could see them doing some handle pattern variations. And I can see removing the filework to bring the cost down a bit. But it's not supposed to be a cheap knife.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives I wish I had bought two of
Replies: 68
Views: 4824

Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Since I am avoiding the steady accumulation of knives that comes with unchecked acquisition doubles make zero sense to me. That duplicate is taking up a slot I can put a different knife in.

There’s always something cool coming next. Save room.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Models That Deserved To Be Offered In SE
Replies: 23
Views: 860

Re: Spyderco Models That Deserved To Be Offered In SE

I’m not sure it’s really necessary but I would feel obligated to buy an SE Chaparral.

I’ve tweaked my Positron enough that the last thing that bugs me is the so-so cutting performance. SE would flip that knife on its end. If I could find an inexpensive SE grinding wheel I’d probably do it myself.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 3 Per Knife Center
Replies: 21
Views: 1639

Re: Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 3 Per Knife Center

This is listing MSRP, isn’t it? Is KC selling these at full MSRP?
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 78
Views: 4472

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

Happened to me with a manix 2 while clipped on my front pocket. Somehow when I pulled the pants back on it opened and stabbed me in the leg. No real harm but was surprising.

Backlocks are fairly immune to this, FYI.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Tenacious Lightweight
Replies: 23
Views: 1141

Re: Upcoming Tenacious Lightweight

I’ve always liked the Tenacious. It’s a well-designed, inexpensive, and sturdily constructed knife. So I was a little excited to see an FRN version revealed. But a little perplexed at this once I dug into it. It’s only a a little bit lighter than the G-10 version because it retains the massive steel...
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious LW
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Tenacious LW

Oops, didn’t see the other thread on this.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion on how to greatly improve the Manix 2
Replies: 34
Views: 1435

Re: Suggestion on how to greatly improve the Manix 2

I’ve wanted to grind the big jimping off but haven’t done it yet.
by zhyla
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Efficient CQI?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Sal, Efficient CQI?

8Cr knives don’t tend to get the enthusiasts attention. I didn’t even remember there was an Emphasis on the way... aka the Foreign Chief :)
by zhyla
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DYad Jr SALT?
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: Diad Jr SALT?

If you really want it you should probably spell it right :)
by zhyla
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 307
Views: 22483

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Double post.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 307
Views: 22483

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Got mine today. The blade is lovely. Really nice in hand. I don’t usually buy fixed blades but glad I made an exception. The sheath is nice but it’s tricky getting the knife out of the sheath. Not a lot of handle sticking out. I guess I’m spoiled with how convenient folders are to deploy. Despite th...
by zhyla
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic Detents?
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: Ceramic Detents?

I imagine if the ball is wearing less that just means the blade is wearing more. Maybe that works out to the same useful life, I dunno, but you can replace a worn detente but replacing a blade isn’t practical.
by zhyla
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco fixed blade knives
Replies: 33
Views: 1983

Re: Spyderco fixed blade knives

I’ve always wondered who buys all these fixed blade models. Now I know.
by zhyla
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 307
Views: 22483

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

In stock at Blade HQ.

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