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by bdblue
Wed May 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collectabiliy value vs: EDC
Replies: 15
Views: 1679

There are lots of people carrying expensive knives. Take care of them and they will last a long time. I might be concerned if someone was carrying a very rare knife, but even though some sprint runs are expensive they were still made to be carried and used. I bought a blue m390 para 2 and immediatel...
by bdblue
Wed May 09, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blue Tenacious on the way!
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Retailers seem to have them for about $45 incl. shipping.
by bdblue
Wed May 09, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blue Tenacious on the way!
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Mine have shipped! I've seen at least 2 online sellers that have them and one other seller that claims that they will have them. They do look nice from the few actual photos that I've seen, very similar to the M390 PM2.
by bdblue
Tue May 08, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help Contouring Mule Scales
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

this was my 1st one i did. i just did mine by eye and used a 1x30 belt sander I want one of those sanders. They are relatively inexpensive and I think they would be great for handles and scales. Plus you can read elsewhere that they are a good inexpensive solution for quick sharpening of knives whe...
by bdblue
Tue May 08, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Military: Moving the Clip
Replies: 18
Views: 2635

This has been discussed quite frequently and I'm certainly a strong fain of tip-down carry, carrying my Blue PM2 that way right now. There may be circumstances where it makes sense to tip-up so if a person wants to put a clip on the wrong end so to speak, they can use the tiny inserts as has been me...
by bdblue
Tue May 08, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Last Chance for the XHP Para2...
Replies: 20
Views: 2206

Yeah most of these I've seen on bladeforums have been $200-$225, if I was looking for one I'd go for it. The CS price is in line with or possibly below what the market will bear, but I was under the impression that most of the ones that you see being sold by the original owners were bought for abou...
by bdblue
Mon May 07, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious sprint runs
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Tenacious sprint runs

I have found one retailer mentioning the Tenacious/Ambitious/Persistence Blue G-10 sprint runs, and two retailers mentiong the Tenacious Green G-10 sprint run. One of the retailers has already received the collectors models so hopefully the models for ordinary people will be close behind.
by bdblue
Mon May 07, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help Contouring Mule Scales
Replies: 13
Views: 2071

I have a small bench belt sander that I use for shaping knife scales. It works well enough but you have to be careful when doing complex 3-dimensional shapes or you will take off too much material from the wrong place. I have read that some people use various wood rasps and this makes sense because ...
by bdblue
Thu May 03, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any word on the new Mule?
Replies: 26
Views: 2574

I know I'd buy a few sets because I've got my Elmax sitting at home in a drawer itching to be used, but don't have access to my shop to put scales on! It does take some of the fun out of choosing the material and making the knife more 'yours' but I'd definitely use them initially to get a feel for ...
by bdblue
Wed May 02, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you think the lock for the Paramilitary should be swapped?
Replies: 35
Views: 3588

I like to close mine slowly and deliberately. In years past when I did the flipping thing I managed to not get all of the skin out of the way one time. I wouldn't mind having a linerlock on the knife, but I get by OK with the current lock. I asked a few times prior to getting my knife and couldn't g...
by bdblue
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there an excellent Spyderco knife?
Replies: 85
Views: 9959

My top 4 right now would be a Para 2, BM Leopard or mini-AFCK, BM 690-01, and the fourth might be something like the BM Adamas or BM 760. This list contains the Para 2 as a top user/slicer, the mini-AFCK as a slim EDC since the Para 2 is not really very slim, the BM 690-01 is a dressier EDC, and the...
by bdblue
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Looking Spydercos
Replies: 72
Views: 8631

The way the holes are incorporated in the blades of most Spyderco designs makes them unconventional looking, compared to something like my old AFCK that has the hole lower in the blade. But in a case of "beauty is as beauty does" the most popular Spyderco's such as the Military and Para 2 function v...
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buy Sprints, then Flip Them at a Profit?
Replies: 326
Views: 28102

jabba359 wrote:Kinda surprised that nobody has busted out the PB&J yet... :rolleyes:
I'm not interested in cleaning PB out of my PM2.
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 Original Black G10 Still Valued?
Replies: 8
Views: 1432

You darn right they are still valued highly! In fact they are very hard to find right now and even used ones are selling for pretty good prices. I went back and forth about buying a standard black model or selling all my worldly possessions and buying the blue version. Well you can guess what happen...
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sprint runs of the Tenacious?
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

You might contact JB Distributing (the place listed on the exclusives page). You might be able to go down the dealer list for that product and find someone willing to take a preorder. While preorders are never guaranteed IF you could secure one I would be inclined to buy another at a reasonable pri...
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any archery nuts here?
Replies: 32
Views: 2725

I don't believe I would start with a 60# bow, maybe buy something smaller to practice with. I started in archery with recurve bows before compounds were on the market. I was on the college archery team and we used olympic-style rules. Then compounds came out and I started in field archery. I really ...
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flashlight Recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 3975

I have a lot of lights but my most recent EDC lights are Fenix. I was carrying the Fenix P1 (single CR123) and it is very small, barely larger than the battery itself. It has good light output but it uses the original Lumileds LED and isn't as bright as the new ones with Cree LED's. I recently bough...
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Whats your favorite knife brand other than Spyderco
Replies: 126
Views: 28993

TheWildernessKidd wrote:I like Kershaw and Benchmade.

But spyderco is my number 1
Same here-

my Kershaw knives:

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my Benchmade knives:

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by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sprint runs of the Tenacious?
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

BAL wrote:Welcome to the forum bdblue, don't be a stranger.
Now I have to dig out my older Spyderco knives and get some new photos to post.
by bdblue
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buy Sprints, then Flip Them at a Profit?
Replies: 326
Views: 28102

Would you (everyone) trade fewer sprints for having sprints in stock longer and no flipping? This would be better for me personally. There have been 5 PM2 sprints recently, I missed out on all of them. If there were fewer sprint runs but they were move available, maybe I would have had the opportun...

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