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by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Final (probably) Three, Revised
Replies: 71
Views: 4274

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: 133
Views: 4690

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: 133
Views: 4690

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: 133
Views: 4690

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

JuPaul wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:24 am
Sometimes sacrifices to the spouse gods must be made!
I may have found my signature line quote... :p
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4690

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:47 pm
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?
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4690

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:58 am

Maybe on my next one, this one was Shanghaied by my wife. Haha

She didn't even fiddle with it. Just saw it and stuck out her hand. :p
She obviously didn't read the whole form vs function thread!
See - we can have both, and the Watu is a great example :D
by foofie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4690

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

I'd also be interested...haven't seen any yet, though. I'd probably already have a Watu if it had g10 scales with some kind of color. I think it'd look really cool with pakkawood scales, too. Yes - I normally love micarta - but I think wood would fit well with the ethnic series design behind this k...
by foofie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 133
Views: 4690

Watu - aftermarket scales?

I know the Watu was only recently released - just asking if anyone is aware of any aftermarket scales yet? I really like the knife. There is something about the laminated CF that doesn't sit right with me. It looks fine and it feels fine - I just don't like it. As an example, I now love my Smock aft...
by foofie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS
Replies: 115
Views: 5768

Re: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS

We have lost quite a few classic designer/knifemakers these past few years that I am feeling a bit nostalgic. How about a homage sprint run series?
Goddard - I prefer mini, but okay with baby
Centofante - thinking vesuvius!!
Jess Horn or Tim Wegner to round out the trio
by foofie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 210
Views: 16289

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Not a deal breaker! I would actually prefer polished. And - it is easy to run a little sand paper to rough it up if that is what someone prefers. I think green micarta doesn't polish as readily as natural? If so, perhaps that is an option? Perhaps after milling, you would end up with a matte finish ...
by foofie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Form vs. Function
Replies: 54
Views: 3561

Re: Form vs. Function

With a background in design, I wholeheartedly believe that "form follows function." I also think that we are incredibly lucky to not have to choose - we have stellar knife designers/makers here at Spyderco that can provide both. Form over function has its place - but not something I prefer to carry ...
by foofie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Sal
Replies: 30
Views: 2960

Re: Happy Birthday Sal

Happy Birthday! Hope you were able to see some family and friends.
by foofie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Foiled again!
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: Foiled again!

What you really need in that situation is a flying guillotine. I tried that, but the stock wire clip made it sit too low in the pocket so it was not readily available. I was even willing to accept a little pocket shredding to get a tactical advantage, but it didn't work out. If only it came in all ...
by foofie
Fri May 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

Re: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop

DigDug72 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:20 am
Thanks man! No, I haven't but it's high on my list! Next in my sights for chopping is the Kapara...
:eek:
My Kapara recently left me... it was a bit too big. Just about perfect otherwise.
by foofie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

Re: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop

Really liking this - good thing I can't easily order up a rock lobster ;)
Could you include some pics with the blade closed?
And curious - was the original plan for picture 3, but then you kept shaping and ended up with picture 4? I am trying to understand why you made the cuts you did.
by foofie
Tue May 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cat Refresh
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: Spyderco Cat Refresh

The cat was the knife that first pulled me into Spyderco. I agree that the black g10 was not very inspiring. I loved it so much I had a few sets of scales made for it even. The CF was full-CF. Early days of CF, and I remember lots of them had chips or inclusions. Couple of old photos: faux bolster l...
by foofie
Tue May 19, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anything else like the Watu blade shape?
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Anything else like the Watu blade shape?

Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:09 pm
I can't think of any with that exact shape/edge, but the Dyad has a really pointy and thin tip. Kinda similar.
Dyad - your are right. Kinda similar.
That made me think of the Jess Horn- very similar as well.

This might lead me down an odd rabbit hole.
by foofie
Tue May 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anything else like the Watu blade shape?
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Anything else like the Watu blade shape?

There was the Chokwe before the watu. Its a bit different but the Opus has a blade shape that is similar. It was just discontinued and there should still be some out there at discounted prices. Thanks. Bigger than I typically carry, but I am considering one now. Also readily available, unlike the C...
by foofie
Tue May 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anything else like the Watu blade shape?
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Anything else like the Watu blade shape?

I am finding the Watu blade to be just about perfect for my uses. It starts as a straight/wharncliffe, has a very gentle belly, and ends in a nice acute tip. I appreciate and use the sharp tip (rather than a sheepsfoot). So my question - any other knives with a similar cutting edge profile? Most kni...
by foofie
Sun May 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roadie idea
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: Roadie idea

I would love a thinner blade roadie - with and without the extra tools. My guess is the opening dimple needs a certain thickness in blade stock to function well.

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