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by foofie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?
Replies: 26
Views: 449

Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Let me start by saying that I have no problems with the Chaparral and XHP- just always wishing for more :D In the past, the Sage series was to explore different locks. The Chaparral was to explore different handle materials. Both lines kept the same blade steel (except the first gen Chaparral in s30...
by foofie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: SOLID Carbon Fiber Chaparral

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:34 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Personally I'd rather have micarta next.
Coffeebag burlap micarta ;)
This will match well with my birdseye maple chaparral ;)
by foofie
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often does Spyderco upgrade knife versions?
Replies: 21
Views: 416

Re: How often does Spyderco upgrade knife versions?

You can search for delica5 - not an official thread, but conjecture of what changes would be incorporated. The consensus was that adding a choil would not be consistent with a delica. As mentioned, there are other options if you prefer the choil - like the stretch or a chaparral. Or consider after-m...
by foofie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?

soc_monki wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:00 pm
I prefer G10 and Carbon Fiber over all though... Plust all the colors! Blue is my favorite though! But I enjoy black and jade as well!
Okay - I really like blue too. Been considering a set of blue g10 scales for a dragonfly.
by foofie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?

I dislike only-metal scales. I don't actually dislike g10 - which is why I find it so odd that I have none of it anymore. One benefit of micarta - much easier to chamfer the edges. Maybe if knives started coming with chamfered g10 like the shaman, I would own more g10 again?
by foofie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Odd milestone - who took all the g10?

Like many of you, my knife tastes have changed (evolved?) over time. I started with aluminum and titanium, and scorned frn. Then came g10 (in any color, as long as it was black), with a little carbon fiber mixed in. Lately, I have been swapping out scales for micarta and wood. So when I look at the ...
by foofie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?
Replies: 80
Views: 4186

Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

First off - I will get one, no matter what the knife - style or steel. I have used the Southfork, Sprig, and Bow River. The finger choil ergonomics never quite worked for me - I much prefer the Bow River. A Smoke Creek might be perfect (especially without the choil), since the other patterns have al...
by foofie
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New here & just bought 3 knives
Replies: 63
Views: 1178

Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Welcome. I am a bit puzzled though... you bought three knives. One for everyone else in your family? :p

For smaller hands (and actually bigger ones too), the dragonfly is wonderful. I second the frn version rather than the g10 for better portability.
by foofie
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hi there ...
Replies: 40
Views: 559

Re: Hi there ...

Welcome.
I see from your other post that you have moved on to the Watu as well. The fun is only just beginning.
by foofie
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4639

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:42 pm
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What kind of wood is that? Love the tone and the figuring.
The solid wood makes the knife look so different from mine (with holes). It's making me consider another set of scales...
by foofie
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4639

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

^^ yes - very nice. And no holes, like you wanted.
by foofie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

I can't wait for the dragonfly in k390.
Did we ever get confirmation that a wharncliffe version will also be produced?
by foofie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Lefty?
Replies: 40
Views: 5569

Re: Para 3 Lefty?

As a right-hander, I would love a Para 3 lefty.

That would allow the button compression lock mod to convert the lefty para3 into a righty button compression lock :D :cool: .
by foofie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back after over a decade.
Replies: 22
Views: 503

Re: Back after over a decade.

Welcome back!
And if you like your endura and dragonfly, consider the new production releases of all the above with k390.
by foofie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Production Cruwear and 4V
Replies: 25
Views: 539

Re: Production Cruwear and 4V

I've had cruwear, and think it is fine. For a folder, I personally do not need that amount of toughness and prefer better edge holding. 4v on the other hand - I would love to see more of it. It is my most used mule. For my uses, I still prefer k390 and rex45, but would think hard about any knife in ...
by foofie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Watu, the lil' Nilakka, and why thin grinds matter.
Replies: 27
Views: 2359

Re: The Watu, the lil' Nilakka, and why thin grinds matter.

... And it only took me 4 years and likely thousands of dollars worth of knives for me to realize that... I have no idea what you are talking about, and no experience with this whatsoever :D I agree that thin blade stock is nice - it gives us a better chance at having a thin grind. But really, the ...
by foofie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4639

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Those are awesome looking scales, both of them. Maybe it's just me, but I really think that the ethnic design of the Watu really stands out with wooden scales. Yes, I completely agree with this. I did a search a while ago on the Watu and Chokwe, trying to get a sense of what the original pattern lo...
by foofie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4639

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

odomandr wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:07 am
Ok this just pushed me over the edge. I'm getting a watu despite what swmbo says
brj wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:30 am
Those are awesome *drooling*.
Gotta find some spalted maple for mine
nerdlock wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:40 am
ooooh, those are going to have some nice exotic burled patterns!
C'mon - you know you want to do it :D
by foofie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do y'all know where to get custom wood scales made?
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Do y'all know where to get custom wood scales made?

Chris at Trifect Custom Shop just made me a set of Watu scales.

The thread is here viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86849&p=1444362&hil ... s#p1444362
And his website is https://trifectcustom.shop/
by foofie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4639

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:33 pm
I'm actually in Morro Bay (where that scale maker is located) right now. I'm considering trying to find him. The town's not that big...
So a guy walks into a custom woodshop with his favorite knife...
what could go wrong :D

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