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by foofie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 307
Views: 23151

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Just found it in stock at two internet retailers.
Guess they have dropped!
by foofie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nicks Knives Exclusive hint - Lil Native?
Replies: 324
Views: 17128

Re: St. Nicks Knives Exclusive hint - Lil Native?

It is now 4:02 CST
They are gone...

The batch almost made it a full three minutes :eek:
by foofie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Scales?
Replies: 36
Views: 1519

Re: Favorite Scales?

Took this pic recently for a friend - but I figure a picture is worth a thousand words.
The g10 has moved on to a new home, leaving micarta and frn as my choices.

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by foofie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

The simple answer is many parts are molded into the frn liners - one washer, the standoffs, etc. Very well designed frn. The frn UKPK is similar, and Cuscadi did figure out a way to use the same slip joint mechanism in custom scales.
by foofie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

I know that's not what this thread about, but: Could you?! I mean swap out the Para 3 lw scales for custom scales? Are their such? Not the best pic, but here's a quick picture of the compression lock LW: https://i.imgur.com/nZCFq61.jpg I think it could be done. Rather than pockets for the regular l...
by foofie
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

Excellent. :spyder: I thought about doing this but decided against purchasing 2 knives to get one I'll use, and give the other away. I've done this in the past. Hoping for future lw para3s in maxamet, rex45, and the longshot - k390. I almost put rex45 into the LW. I can't really justify another LW ...
by foofie
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

So I have two new cruwear blades on their way to me, and I don't know that I can resist the m390 Para 3. Or the lil native 4v. And yet, in the midst of it all, I may have found my near perfect knife. This was inspired by Fullflat at Bladeforums. Maxamet blade in the LW body. I finally received the L...
by foofie
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 240
Views: 14140

Re: Cru-wear Delica

Delica is not my favorite. Also prefer high vanadium carbide steels. And yet, still couldn't resist this one.
by foofie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?
Replies: 19
Views: 1063

Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

anycal wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:53 am



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Are those your new cuscadi scales? If so, would you mind a close up? How are they?
by foofie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ouroboros G10 polished and contoured
Replies: 41
Views: 1518

Re: Ouroboros G10 polished and contoured

Beautiful work.
I am a huge fan of good design ergos and smooth scales - this one now seems about perfect.
by foofie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

I just got notification - my para3 in maxamet has shipped. I guess Aramis scales go to the top of the list.
by foofie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

I have no issues with cuscadi. In fact I am a big fan. Years ago (read pre-spyderco), I had a BM940 that I loved. I didn't like the aluminum, so had cuscadi make cf scales. Back then, it was a slab of cf with no contouring or chamfering like they now do. The scales were beautiful, but felt horrible ...
by foofie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

The CF scales from Akhmedov are very well made. Little thicker for my taste, but great looking scalels. Couldn't resist those CF Ikuchi scales from Cuscadi. Ordered. I will report back in 2-3 weeks. https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64226489_2349222055134210_3848626263010836480_n.jpg?_n...
by foofie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

Here's some scales I made from scrap micarta. I'm just showing them for reference and not recommending this maker, I had a lot of trouble with him. Nicely done - kind of what I am looking for. Too bad the maker is questionable :p Ok - gonna do the Air for sure. Now thinking of Aramis scales for par...
by foofie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

Hands down Aramis, dude makes some amazing scales. Yes - he is quite the cnc wizard. Unfortunately does not do custom orders on new knives. And a bit far away. That said - I have been considering his scales for a para3. I emailed him, but haven't received a reply - does anyone know if his scales wi...
by foofie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

update: Cuscadi is showing on FB that they have Ikuchi scales available. Textured 3D G10 PM3 scales from Cuscadi have been great. No issues with the transaction. Good selection (reference pictures on his FB page) of materials and designs for well established models. Not sure what newer models are a...
by foofie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: looking for custom scale maker

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Only - but good - experience with cuscadi.de...
Unfortunately based in Europe...
Cuscadi is great - will post some pics up later. But Luke has no access to these knives, and I don't want to ship them to Germany and back...
by foofie
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

looking for custom scale maker

I have decided that my air and ikuchi need custom scales. One is disco'd, the other so new that my usual sources for scales do not have either model. I am guessing that I will need to send the knives to a scale maker - so looking for quality and trustworthy craftsmen. Looking for any suggestions. If...
by foofie
Fri May 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK: Drop point or Leaf?
Replies: 23
Views: 616

Re: UKPK: Drop point or Leaf?

I really like the look of the drop point. Searched for one in bd1n when they first came out. It turns out that as much as I want to experiment with the steel, I always grab the leaf (s110v) because the shape just works better. One time (just once), I even swapped out blades half-way through some cut...

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