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by Uke
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police sprints?
Replies: 8
Views: 831

I'd really like to see a G10 Police 3 sprint, any steel and colour really, just something different to the production model. Been hankering for one ever since I got my Brown Calypso!
by Uke
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue sprint models, how are you liking them?
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

trevitace wrote:I really like the edge they take/hold and find their ever-changing patina to be an aesthetic bonus.

Adam

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Hmm, this pic makes me think I really need to try a Caly 3.5!
by Uke
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue sprint models, how are you liking them?
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

I've not got one of the latest FRN Super Blue sprints but I'm really liking my Caly 3 sprint a heck of a lot! :) It might be due to the Caly 3 design more than the steel, but this thing seems to never leave my side at the moment. I keep her at 30 inclusive and find that's plenty slicey for the Super...
by Uke
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G-10 UKPKs for modding
Replies: 17
Views: 1209

sal wrote:...We're thinking about a light weight Urban in N690 (like the "Squeak") and we're thinking about a short run of Titan Squeaks and Pingo's.

sal
Yes please! A lightweight Urban in N690 is music to my ears! My G10 Urbans are easily the most carried of all my slipits. Put me down for a few! :)
by Uke
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

They pinch/squeeze the lock bars to adjust/tweak the lockup when it is needed. I think the light is catching it just right to make it look funny. You're spot on mate, it was a trick of the light. I've taken a couple of pics showing what the lock bar actually looks like... http://i1118.photobucket.c...
by Uke
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

Thanks guys, glad you're enjoying the review.

As the patina develops further over time I'll be sure to post a few more shots in the 'Show Your Patina' thread! :)
by Uke
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

Excellent write-up, Uke! (too bad about your QC issues... I don't think that's the norm, on this model, although you did seem to catch too many on a row, if you count your brown Calypso...) Cheers mate, glad you enjoyed it. Yeah I seemed to have quite a run of bad luck. Like I said, maybe we got a ...
by Uke
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

Here is the Super Blue freshly sharpened at 30 degrees inclusive: https://i.imgur.com/RDJgUHy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1GaZxmV.jpg Well, there you go, I absolutely love the Caly 3 despite a bit of a niggle about QC and it is a great mid sized folder for anyone who loves classic Spyderco ergos. As for...
by Uke
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

In hand comparison with the well known Paramilitary 2: https://i.imgur.com/5zM8Yfm.jpg I had a smooth action straight out of the box with all three examples, no pivot grittiness that I've seen reported on some of the regular Caly 3s and 3.5s. The blade retention on the Caly 3 is superb, snapping shu...
by Uke
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

Rock solid lock up, no blade play in any direction bar the usual lock-back 'give' of a couple of mm vertically if you apply upwards pressure on the tip of the blade. The lock bar has a Boye dent, I can take it or leave it: https://i.imgur.com/s22eIM4.jpg Goldilocks G10...not too smooth, not too roug...
by Uke
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...
Replies: 24
Views: 6256

Caly 3 Review & My First Super Blue Experience...

Hello all, I've been thrashing my Super Blue Caly 3 for just over two months now so thought it's about time to stick up a review. Well, despite still not managing to land myself a Super Blue Caly 3.5 I finally got my grubby mitts on this smaller sibling, albeit with a few bumps along the way. There ...
by Uke
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: It's mine and you can't have it......
Replies: 51
Views: 22122

I think we need to keep this thread active to demonstrate the demand. I joked a few weeks ago that I wasn't going to buy a light weight Manix until a black blade one came out, and I had no idea then that this prototype existed :eek: I will definitely buy when/if available. +onehundredmillion. Count...
by Uke
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Forum Calendar Contest Winners
Replies: 63
Views: 7158

Congrats to the winners! Great pics, looking forwards to the calendar :)
by Uke
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2014 Calendar Contest!
Replies: 153
Views: 39843

With their shimmering scales and proud liners the two Gayle Bradley collaborations just radiate quality. For me these knives are a perfect pair in both looks and functionality, stunning and sleek and tremendously tough no matter which size. I wanted to create an image that showed these gleaming sibl...
by Uke
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening so much over time that it's too much?
Replies: 39
Views: 5056

After reading this thread I took a look at my Manix 2s and noticed that my M4 Sprint has this same problem :( I'm pretty OCD and just couldn't leave it alone, so I decided to go down this route... Jack, I pulled mine apart yesterday to verify the lock stop before I made my last comment. One of the a...
by Uke
Sat May 18, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Designer's Insight Series - The Bradley Air
Replies: 23
Views: 2403

I love these designer's insight videos, thanks for doing them. I must be one of the few then that only ever use the smaller release cut out on the air. It feels smoother to me as the leverage is so much better. Having said that, when I first got mine my thumb was immediately drawn into that large cu...
by Uke
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: It's mine and you can't have it......
Replies: 51
Views: 22122

Zenith wrote:Bump to remind Spyderco we are waiting :)
You're not wrong there! My money is here for the taking! :)
by Uke
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A look at the Calypso Sprint
Replies: 22
Views: 3872

Cheers guys. I think the Ulize is a fancy Police 3 sprint. Maybe we can hope for a laminate Super Blue sprint. :) It was an excellent review. I enjoyed it. Thank you. I loved the look of the Ulize when I first saw it, but for me I need a forward choil that lets me really choke up on the blade (as on...
by Uke
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A look at the Calypso Sprint
Replies: 22
Views: 3872

And the flush pivot is just fantastic! I'm not a fan of the protruding 'humpy' Caly 3 pivots so I'd love to see more of this kind of thing: https://i.imgur.com/HSkshAW.jpg I've always found that a benefit of the back lock is very reliable blade retention and the retention on the Calypso is excellent...
by Uke
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A look at the Calypso Sprint
Replies: 22
Views: 3872

Here she is in the hand, compared again with a Paramilitary 2 for scale: https://i.imgur.com/pWFsPYW.jpg I did wonder about the practicality of such a long thin blade, but I've actually found it more useful than I had expected. I still think I prefer shorter, stouter blades for day to day tasks, but...

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