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by gibs0n
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5384
Views: 526022

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Caly 3 Hap40. Can’t wait! I’ve had some form of the Calypso/Caly Jr/UKPK for years, but never a Caly 3.
by gibs0n
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Anticipation
Replies: 244
Views: 17179

Re: Is the Smock still coming in 2018?

Excellent! Thanks, Sal!
by gibs0n
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Anticipation
Replies: 244
Views: 17179

Re: Is the Smock still coming in FY18?

[Deleted comment by me: I didn’t realize I could edit the thread title, but now I can!]
by gibs0n
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Anticipation
Replies: 244
Views: 17179

Smock Anticipation

Next to the fantastic Brouwer, the Smock was my most anticipated blade for this year.

Any indication if it still is expected to drop this calendar year?
by gibs0n
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swedish Barrel Knife
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Swedish Barrel Knife

Over on CPF I saw an EDC picture including a Swedish barrel knife. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of these before. I’ve attached a few pics and a link to a thread about the knife. I think it’s an interesting concept and imagine Spyderco could do some really fun things with the design elemen...
by gibs0n
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?

I’ll also note that all my EDC knives are s30v or XHP. May get s110v one of these days.

My tasks are fairly light: mail, tape, fruit. Rarely but occasionally harder like twigs or cardboard.
by gibs0n
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?

Spyderco makes some very nice stones. My personal setup is the Spyderco medium bench stone for maintaining my edge, and a DMT XX course for reprofiling bevels. Which medium? I see the 303 and the 302. I’m leaning toward the 302 because it’s wider, are there any other functional differences? I too p...
by gibs0n
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?

Grinding the spine down can do wonders when trying to restore a pointy tip. Exactly what I did! I discovered I think the tip was blunted because the backspacer was replaced with standoffs. Which looked great but allowed the tip to be easily brushed by anything entering the pocket or otherwise brush...
by gibs0n
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your EDC
Replies: 3009
Views: 1520072

Re: Show your EDC

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by gibs0n
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?

I recently received a fantastic deal on a Techno 1. The point was a bit blunted, not terribly but enough that the tip wouldn’t even penetrate paper. I love my sharpmaker and I’ve used it to restore talon like pointy tips to both of my crickets and my friend’s Delica. But I couldn’t get the tip back ...
by gibs0n
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 91
Views: 4086

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Black FRN ATS-55 Cricket. Circa 2000.

It is so far the only Spyderco I’ve never sold. It also still frequently gets pocket time, though the liner lock face goes all the way to scale now.
by gibs0n
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

This is so reminiscent of how a small number of complaints about the Para 3 clip blew up into a small internet storm. The options here are the same. Don’t buy it. Buy it and buy a different clip. Buy it and use it as-is. There is another option with the Para 3 which is to move the clip. I’m sure Sp...
by gibs0n
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

soulspy wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Thank you. The weird thing is, I thought the PM2 and para 3 had the same hole pattern. And I was lead to believe that it was different from the Benchmade pattern.

I think the para2 and para3 are the same. The only difference in the MXG offerings is clip length.
by gibs0n
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

Double post
by gibs0n
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

soulspy wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Is that a para 3 clip?
Yes, the MXG is one of their para 3 clips.
by gibs0n
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

holeshot wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:07 pm

The Lynch does too! :)
I like that the Lynch has all three screws; the MXG only uses two. I don’t think it’s a big deal, but I may get the Lynch too.
by gibs0n
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

I have a question about the overall size. Has anyone tried taking the clip off and just dropping it in the pocket? I’m curious on its pocket manners for lack of better words. My father in law would not use the clip and is in need of a good knife to replace an old cheap one. It’s marginally longer a...
by gibs0n
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

MXG Titanium clip is a great improvement and matches nicely!

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by gibs0n
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban/UKPK
Replies: 174
Views: 27395

Re: Coyote Urban/UKPK

SSSsssoooo. We've got Coyote tan (no color listing for Coyote brown) and we've got earth brown (like the new exclusive Para3). ????? sal I like both the tan and the brown, but I’d lean toward tan first. But if we’re talking G10 UKPK I’ll take any color you want to put on it. I miss my original blac...
by gibs0n
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Brouwer offering?
Replies: 122
Views: 24912

Re: New Brouwer offering?

I got it on Monday. It’s fantastic. Everything I was expecting. Sal / Spyderco and Jerry Brouwer did a marvelous thing here. The clip is definitely awkward when pocketed. I think it’s size and placement has everything to do with ergonomics. Still, I measured it and it appears to be the Para2 clip, s...

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