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by foofie
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2710

Re: Your suggestions please

A different possible approach - choose based on blade shape in addition to size? You mentioned the trailing point of the Rhino - so perhaps choose a wharncliffe, a leaf, and something in between? I would consider a manbug salt/sheepsfoot Dragonfly (k390 just around the corner...) maybe a hawkbill (o...
by foofie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 6060

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I voted comp lock - most of my current users are comp lock, and I especially like the comp/button lock on the Smock and wish it were adapted to the Para3... That said, mid-lock (Jazzlica) is really growing on me for all the listed reasons. I would add too that the midlock can accomodate a thinner bl...
by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving my wharnies
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: Loving my wharnies

Interesting how clearly more negative the blade angle of the Endura wharncliff seems to be compared to the other two knives in the pic. I also really appreciate the negative blade angle on the Endura. The Dragonfly is not a fair comparison, since it started life as a leaf and the wharncliffe edge w...
by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving my wharnies
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Re: Loving my wharnies

I know Sal has confirmed the k390 wharnie delica. Haven't seen any confirmation of the wharnie dragonfly - but lots of suggestion that it is one of the models in the works. My fingers are crossed.
by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving my wharnies
Replies: 18
Views: 1443

Loving my wharnies

I had these knives out for a different pic, so thought I would take a family photo. Little mods to each (or big ones?) has made each a keeper. Dfly is ZDP, delica is Hap-40, and the endura is the only vg-10 I think I own :eek: I think the k390 series will eventually be released in wharncliffes as we...
by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 handle mod
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Endura 4 handle mod

And, not to derail the OP, but the scales are made of frn - fiberglass reinforced nylon. I know the fiberglass in g10 dust is horrible for the lungs. Does anyone know if the frn dust is similarly bad? Respirator?
by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 handle mod
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Endura 4 handle mod

I do not have 2XL hands (more like L), and the first bump on both the endura and delica made the knives so uncomfortable that I could never keep any of them. Then I heard about this mod - and it really works! Not to oversell it - but it made a night/day difference for me, such that I am buying endur...
by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas
Replies: 106
Views: 5974

Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Mine arrived as well. Definitely a bit heftier than I originally thought. Luckily there are plenty of pictures :D

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by foofie
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday to Our Favorite Metallurgist
Replies: 46
Views: 3018

Re: Happy Birthday to Our Favorite Metallurgist

Happy Birthday and thank you for your numerous contributions. Your book arrived today - will start reading it in honor of your birthday!
Edit - Happy Birthday Dr. Larrin S. Thomas, Ph.D., sir.
by foofie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do y'all know where to get custom wood scales made?
Replies: 14
Views: 903

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

I believe Cuscadi recently started doing the frn dragonfly - just make sure to specify which one you are looking for (g10 vs frn). Also for a liner less knife, the wood alone may not be rigid enough and you may need to add g10 liners. I have a set of koa scales from cuscadi for my ukpk. Very nice wo...
by foofie
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: All I want for Christmas...
Replies: 30
Views: 1902

Re: All I want for Christmas...

I have been looking for Watu scales - similar issues. Part of the problem - going the cnc route takes a lot of time and effort. This is only worth it for most shops if the scales will sell at high enough volume to offset the startup cost. It sounds like the Caribbean may have a rabid but small follo...
by foofie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS final poll
Replies: 28
Views: 1663

Re: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS final poll

Thank you Superfool. You have both patience and persistence! I just voted for ivory g10 - and as of now, it looks like the people commited to buying a g10 version is 28. I know this doesn't include a lot of people on the British forums - but it puts in perspective how difficult these small passion p...
by foofie
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - DAMASTEEL PATTERN
Replies: 112
Views: 5718

Re: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - DAMASTEEL PATTERN

The actual steel type used is _a lot_ more important to me than the pattern. I VASTLY prefer DC18N to DS93x or DS95x. DC18N is only available in Odins Eye™, Grosserosen™, Hakkapella™, Thor™, Hugin™ and Rose™. So basically, I vote for "any pattern of DC18N" and I vote against "DS93X or DS95X" regard...
by foofie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK
Replies: 256
Views: 13930

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK

Costs are another story. The Damasteel alone will probably add 25% to the cost of the "Entry Level" FRN UKPK. The current FRN version made in Golden is about as inexpensive as we could make the tool. Handle material and the processing of the material adds quickly. The cost of the s110v version of t...
by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chapparal LW
Replies: 24
Views: 1388

Re: Chapparal LW

I have only one complaint about the Chap - it is a platform for handle/scales (yay!), but not knife steels (wah). The last one I owned was an early s30v version. Maybe it is time to reconsider.
by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK
Replies: 256
Views: 13930

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK

A Damasteel bladed UKPK would certainly be cool and Golden have used their steel before. But to be honest, considering the likely price point, I'd probably prefer to pay for a tool steel UKPK in something like K390, CPM 4V or Maxamet. k390? Yes CPM 4V - Yes! Maxamet? YES! :D I would even settle for...
by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Final (probably) Three, Revised
Replies: 71
Views: 4272

Re: The Final (probably) Three, Revised

Para3 LW. Maxamet would have been the answer a few weeks ago, but rex45 sure fits the platform well. UKPK - S110v. I have a few with custom scales - not sure I could choose. Watu I do have some boomer lil' para scales coming in for a jazzlica- this may make it onto the list since it gets rid of that...
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 132
Views: 4588

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Yeah I would totally buy some without holes I am tempted to try and make my first set of scales - and was debating between "holey" and "non-holey" What do you dislike about the holes? Limits aftermarket clip options bc some clips "fall" into the hole Good point. As much as I love my wire clip - it'...
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 132
Views: 4588

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Yeah I would totally buy some without holes I am tempted to try and make my first set of scales - and was debating between "holey" and "non-holey" What do you dislike about the holes? Limits aftermarket clip options bc some clips "fall" into the hole Good point. As much as I love my wire clip - it'...
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 132
Views: 4588

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

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