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by zhyla
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 2798

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

From what I’ve read throwing knives have never been effective weapons. That’s just in movies.
by zhyla
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: coated lc200n?
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: coated lc200n?

Discretion? Nothing draws attention like a black blade.

If you’re referring to stealthiness in the dark... unless you’re a SEAL I think you can get by with regular LC200N.
by zhyla
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I've got about $150 to spend...
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: I've got about $150 to spend...

Two Chaparral LW.
by zhyla
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 307
Views: 22433

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Any waiting has an apex,after which the interest drops close to nothing.I was sooo eager to get the BR,when i first see it,and now i'm between meh and don't bother.I doubt we will ever see the BR,on the market but at this point i wouldn't buy it anyway. This may be true for a $200 knife, but a $35 ...
by zhyla
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix titanium ball bearing cage
Replies: 68
Views: 7935

Re: Manix titanium ball bearing cage

Interesting to see some aftermarket cages out there. I've been making cages for a little while but haven't been selling them since the cage is protected by a Spyderco patent (until 2023, I think?). I wonder how they're getting around that? Just did the first brass version, it polishes up really nice...
by zhyla
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Never Ending Appeal Of The Old School Spyders
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: The Never Ending Appeal Of The Old School Spyders

I would prefer they be updated with the improvements that Spyderco have made along the years. Yeah, it's not always super obvious, but the fit and finish is way up from where it was 10 years ago. And 10 years before that... I have a late 90's Native that is pretty rough by today's standards. There'...
by zhyla
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 35
Views: 1042

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

Yes, I’d say they’re supposed to sell. What good is a steel testing program if nobody buys and tests the steel you’re asking to be tested? Didn’t Sal comment on this not long ago saying the reason fir the demise of the Mule program was the lack of sales? I think that is why he was interested in our...
by zhyla
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 35
Views: 1042

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

I don't think a small slip joint is a good platform for testing steels. Some people would buy it out of curiosity, but how much could we learn? They couldn't be pushed to the limits like a fixed blade. The fixed blades aren’t selling though. Are they supposed to sell? Surely the Mules aren’t made w...
by zhyla
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I have to be honest, flipper detents need to be stronger.
Replies: 15
Views: 599

Re: I have to be honest, flipper detents need to be stronger.

My positron detente seems fine, but if it were any stronger it would have made closing that much worse. I modded the knife to add a detente ramp which makes closing smooth and easy. I’m not really sure why that was omitted from the design. But if other flippers don’t have that then it could explain ...
by zhyla
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Centofante love?
Replies: 32
Views: 1137

Re: Centofante love?

I think it’s one of the longest continuous production Spydercos. It’s not super popular. FRN was passé for a long time and hollow grinds still are for the most part. Also nobody really likes river construction. But... the blade is super thin and I’ve heard it’s an amazing slicer. There is a compress...
by zhyla
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Prospects for more Manix 2 backlocks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1291

Re: Prospects for more Manix 2 backlocks?

I feel like a lot of the “bring back X model” threads can be solved by simply purchasing that model used. In this case there are new examples on eBay. Just buy one! As far as the scale color, you may be able to get someone to make scales for it. But I think they have threaded inserts for the clip th...
by zhyla
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day
Replies: 31
Views: 1322

Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

I have plenty of knives, but mostly hover around the same number. I think it’s a bad idea to bank on passing a large amount of knives down as inheritance. Your kids may not care about knives enough to do anything but sell a big box of knives. If you’re going to pass things down do it one at a time w...
by zhyla
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cricket - due for an upgrade?
Replies: 47
Views: 2720

Re: Cricket - due for an upgrade?

Here’s why you’re not entirely right, my friend. It aids in opening the small ones by lengthening your grip... Oh yeah, I know why people people put “lanyards” (not 100% sure that’s the right term for this) on small knives to help make it easier to grab onto. But it really makes little sense on a k...
by zhyla
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cricket - due for an upgrade?
Replies: 47
Views: 2720

Re: Cricket - due for an upgrade?

The thing I would change is put the lanyard hole on the proper end of the handle. It's annoying to no end putting it in your pocket lanyard first. Completely defeats the purpose of the fob I like on short knives. A huge part of the reason I rarely carry mine. I don’t think a lanyard makes sense at ...
by zhyla
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 56
Views: 2496

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

Local shops were never great. No shop has ever stocked every Spyderco model available and I’ve never seen one at a competitive price in 15 years. The internet has done wonderful things for the knife industry.
by zhyla
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Arghh...Manix 2 Side-To-Side Blade Play When Open
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Arghh...Manix 2 Side-To-Side Blade Play When Open

Why do you think adjusting the screws won’t help? Torque everything down, then loosen the pivot screw until the blade is movable.
by zhyla
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 149
Views: 6428

Re: Why all the Manix love?

I like to carry a knife that when I take it out around people, that may not necessarily be into knives, say that’s a nice knife. ... Am I wrong and do I just need to give in and buy one to experience the wonder of the Manix? You've never handled a Manix 2 because you're worried people won't be impr...
by zhyla
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lamentations of the Discontinued
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: Lamentations of the Discontinued

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:02 am
Tell me again
Why?
by zhyla
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Getting a Native 5 - Which Steel?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Getting a Native 5 - Which Steel?

I’m not a fan of the Native 5. I think the previous gen Native is better ergonomically. Unless you need the chunkier blade geometry I think the Chaparral is far better.

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