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by gibs0n
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Never Ending Appeal Of The Old School Spyders
Replies: 19
Views: 1064

Re: The Never Ending Appeal Of The Old School Spyders

I love a lot of the older models too. ATS-55 era particularly.

I just recently got a like-new Standard/Economy. Stunning fit and finish and superb loud snap open and shut. I’d carry it except the stamped clip doesn’t have much tension. Slips right out of my pocket. 😱
by gibs0n
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno 2 Custom Standoffs?
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Techno 2 Custom Standoffs?

Does anyone know of anywhere to get blue or silver/chrome replacement standoffs for the Techno 2?

I can find all kinds for the Techno 1 but I believe they’re different.

Thanks!
by gibs0n
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cricket - due for an upgrade?
Replies: 47
Views: 3015

Re: Cricket - due for an upgrade?

I've thought about a larger one? sal I’d love to see a new FRN at the current size—with the fish scale FRN. I know, nobody else likes the fish scales. Four way clip. Translucent green or blue FRCP would be killer. But if I can’t have that in some fashion, I’ve often thought another 1/2 inch in hand...
by gibs0n
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 26941

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

You could probably set the primary bevel at 30 deg. with the brown rods, since the Meerkat (or mine at least) has a pretty acute grind already and probably won't require too much stock removal. plus, V-Toku2 grinds easily compared to most of the higher end stainless alloys. It might take a while, b...
by gibs0n
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 26941

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

You could probably set the primary bevel at 30 deg. with the brown rods, since the Meerkat (or mine at least) has a pretty acute grind already and probably won't require too much stock removal. plus, V-Toku2 grinds easily compared to most of the higher end stainless alloys. It might take a while, b...
by gibs0n
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 26941

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

I just ordered a Meerkat—can’t wait for it get here and to try the steel. Quick questions for the steel and sharpening experts: My skill level is medium, and the only thing I use is a sharpmaker. Though I do have a brown medium stone as well. Reprofiling really isn’t “in the cards” for me. So: 1) wh...
by gibs0n
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5384
Views: 526023

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

V-Toku 2 Meerkat. Haven’t owned a meerkat since I lost my Golden 440C one.
by gibs0n
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blue FRN UKPK?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Blue FRN UKPK?

Thank you both!!!
by gibs0n
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blue FRN UKPK?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Blue FRN UKPK?

I’m about to give my son an FRN UKPK. Blue is his favorite color—I know it’s been a few years but does anyone know of anywhere that might still have the blue frn? Model doesn’t matter, I’ll swap the scales. Just need the blue scales. I’m referring to the lighter blue of the old ones, not the deep da...
by gibs0n
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mobile IOS App - Giveaway!
Replies: 74
Views: 3930

Re: Spyderco Mobile IOS App - Giveaway!

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Did I make it? 🤣
by gibs0n
Wed May 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your mods!
Replies: 3094
Views: 1007181

Re: Show your mods!

My favorite EDC. It started life as a black FRN UKPK. First I swapped out the FRN for Cuscadi smooth jade/natural g10 handles. Just today I performed my first RIT dye job with DyeMore Peacock Green:

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by gibs0n
Wed May 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show Your Wood Scale Mods!
Replies: 41
Views: 16620

Re: Show Your Wood Scale Mods!

Deleted—missed the “wood” in the thread title.
by gibs0n
Wed May 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Species ( or type) Of Spyder That Hooked You?
Replies: 83
Views: 2093

Re: The Species ( or type) Of Spyder That Hooked You?

My first Spyderco knives, back in 1999 or 2000 were the FRN ATS-55 Dragonfly and Cricket. I quickly graduated to the FRN Calypso Jr. I’ve since visited a few other “families” like the Natives, Military/Paramilitary/Para3, and Manix. But I always seem to come back to the Calypso/UKPK families. I real...
by gibs0n
Wed May 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post up your Rit dye projects..
Replies: 166
Views: 19054

Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

FRN UKPK. Previously modded with smooth natural g10 “jade” scales from Cuscadi. Dyed today in RIT DyeMore Peacock Green for 10 minutes. I may do another round and go slightly darker.

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by gibs0n
Wed May 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales UPDATED with RIT Dye mod
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales (Mod complete!)

I decided natural g10 wasn’t quite to my liking, so I got some green RIT dye. I followed the instructions on the bladhehq video. It took 10 minutes to get the color pictured. I may go another round and darken it a bit more but for now, I'm very happy with it! https://i.ibb.co/wW7g2qD/49956-E57-1-C38...
by gibs0n
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales UPDATED with RIT Dye mod
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales (Mod complete!)

love my cuscadi UKPK scales. Remember to use the washers - makes the blade smoother and reduces play.I think they recommend double washers on each side. Interesting thing too - did you ask for a solid backspacer? I have a carbon disk that acts like a spacer between the scales at the clip. Yep, I us...
by gibs0n
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales UPDATED with RIT Dye mod
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales clip screw help

The fine folks at Cuscadi recommended heating the screws and loosening whatever loctite was in there. Success!
by gibs0n
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales UPDATED with RIT Dye mod
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales clip screw help

I take it you can’t separate the screw from its backing? Can you push the screw head so the backing pops out of the FRN? It’s more trying to get the new scales secured. I can’t get the torx side to tighten against the cap side in the new scale, because the hole in the custom scale doesn’t have the ...
by gibs0n
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales UPDATED with RIT Dye mod
Replies: 10
Views: 773

FRN UKPK with Cuscadi scales UPDATED with RIT Dye mod

COMPLETED! (Thanks for the tips, everyone!) https://i.ibb.co/KGs6DpD/8-E9032-FC-A175-4-CCE-B488-74-DA94-A839-FB.jpg https://i.ibb.co/ZmqVKRp/551-BA32-F-ED19-416-E-9-E55-15-E50-B403-B5-D.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Sw4QJCX/5-F61-BEF3-BC5-E-4-B37-AD16-C177-AD9-C6-AA2.jpg https://i.ibb.co/pXx4Gt4/03388-DAF-C8...
by gibs0n
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hopes / guesses for the next "reveal"?
Replies: 81
Views: 3051

Re: Hopes / guesses for the next "reveal"?

Caly 3.5 lightweight
Lil native slipjoint black dlc serrated (okay, so everything after slipjoint is obviously reaching for the stars)

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