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by spyderwa
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hey, I'm in Japan and I need some advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Knife stores in Japan

If you take the Yamanote line to Ueno there is a old-style shopping area known as Ameyoko by the south exit. In the enclosed shopping area there are at least two knife stores. One of them has a few exclusive Japan-market Spydercos as of last month when I was there. There is another knife store on th...
by spyderwa
Tue May 04, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Angle Guage
Replies: 47
Views: 9634

Distribution

Probably the best way would be through the Factory Store with an advance warning a week or two before they are released.

spyderwa

Rare and Unusual Spyderco Page
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa
by spyderwa
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco @ Eugene, OR?
Replies: 36
Views: 5398

show

There is always one that you miss out on. In this case an inexpensive Khukri. There really were not a lot of older Spydercos there, but it was nice to see all of the new prototypes.

spyderwa

Rare Spyderco Website
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa
by spyderwa
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco @ Eugene, OR?
Replies: 36
Views: 5398

Thanks

Thanks Oregon. I really had a great time talking about knives. I took a picture of my Rekat Pocket Hobbit which is a folding version of the Hobbit/Warrior design. These are very hard to find and I was delighted to find one this past weekend. Might we see one of these as a Spyderco? Hmmm..... is all ...
by spyderwa
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco @ Eugene, OR?
Replies: 36
Views: 5398

Oregon Show

Just got back from the Oregon Show. I want to say thanks to all of the forumites that stopped by. I really enjoyed show and tell time with Oregon, (though I hope it was not too overwhelming). As usual this was a great show with some cool treasures uncovered. The Spyderco crew was present with protot...
by spyderwa
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco @ Eugene, OR?
Replies: 36
Views: 5398

Oregon Show

I will be sharing space with Betty from Double Eagle. Look me up as I will have a lot of interesting, (old and rare), Spydercos with me. Great show each year.

spyderwa aka David

Rare and Unusual Spyderco Website
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa
by spyderwa
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Slotted Navigator Knock Off
Replies: 2
Views: 2939

Swap meet fake

I remember seeing a few of these at the swap meets three or four years ago. They had soft aluminum handles with a very coarse opening action. The steel was of questionable quality. If I remember correctly they were going for around $5 and were not worth that. They were sourced from China. spyderwa R...
by spyderwa
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SHOT Show Video
Replies: 61
Views: 12458

grasshopper

I didn't pay too much attention to the Grasshopper. If I remember correctly it is a larger version of the Honeybee. The Honeybee is far more usable than the Bug. All three knives are aiming for an inexpensive price-point but are actually very nice knives in the Slipit series. I might carry a Honeybe...
by spyderwa
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SHOT Show Video
Replies: 61
Views: 12458

The Shot Show is an amazing event for manufacturers and dealers. The public is not allowed unless they have an industry connection as a buyer, seller, media, or celebrity. The Spyderco area was in the lower floor and had an office/meeting area that was enclosed and a storage/break area on the other ...
by spyderwa
Wed May 27, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Models, what's the downside to being transparent?
Replies: 35
Views: 4462

Unfortunately the knife making business is very competitive. Spyderco has had many instances where their new knife models have been copied by other companies which rush a cheap copy to market bypassing costly quality-control and engineering. These copies hurt Spyderco by reducing the marketability o...
by spyderwa
Wed May 27, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife window shopping, S. Oregon
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Most pawn shops start with incredibly high prices in the hope that some uninformed person will buy the item. Most shops are negotiable but as always it pays to do your research. Keep in mind that the amount they pay the original owner is pennies on the dollar. Pawn shops can occasionally have an int...
by spyderwa
Thu May 21, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another fake "Navy 440C"
Replies: 13
Views: 2574

Keyword spamming

It is called keyword spamming and it is not allowed by eBay. The only way for eBay to know is to have members report it. Keyword spamming uses a company's well earned name to sell another item. Some companies actively monitor eBay for fakes and copies but it is hard to spend a lot of time doing that...
by spyderwa
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can I glue scales on a Stainless handle
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

scales

You would almost need to grind the epoxy off. I would treat this as a permanent procedure.

spyderwa

Rare Spyderco Page
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa
by spyderwa
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can I glue scales on a Stainless handle
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

How to attach scales

I have attached thin G10 and Carbon-fiber scales to stainless-handled Spyderco and Byrd knives with great results. Start by making a paper pattern and transfer it onto the thin scale material. Make the pattern slightly bigger than the scale so you can bevel it down to fit. Keep in mind that some of ...
by spyderwa
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Painting Delica Handle
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

paint on handles

I have tried paint on FRN handles and found that it can look good in the areas that are not in contact with your hands as it wears off rapidly. The best results were obtained with thinned out model paint that was allowed to flow into the "valley" areas on the FRN scale. I used a sharp pin to guide t...
by spyderwa
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket Knife saves life
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

Pocket Knife saves life

Interesting article out of Massachusetts about a girl in a car wash that was saved because someone happened to be carrying a pocket knife, Should be required reading for those that want to ban the carrying of knives. http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/02/photos_by_don_treeger_1.html spyderw...
by spyderwa
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: T-mag conversion?
Replies: 37
Views: 6925

Possible solution

Thanks for all of the photos and ideas. I think that I have a possible fix for those times that you might want to use the knife for more serious chopping. If you look at the pics you will notice holes cut into the liner above the finger choil. If you carefully drilled through the carbon fiber scale ...
by spyderwa
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyFox?
Replies: 35
Views: 12417

SpyFox size

I just measured mine. 3" handle, aprox. 2.25" blade. Think Dragonfly or Cricket size. Clip on the back. I will try to post some pics later.

spyderwa

Rare Spyderco Page
http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa
by spyderwa
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyFox?
Replies: 35
Views: 12417

Spyfox

These are very nice small knives made by Fox out of Italy. They are done with authorization from Spyderco. The supplier also makes the Volpe. I picked up, (bought), both from the Italian Fox display on the last day of the Shot Show in Vegas. Very small but rather nice. Sal was not sure if they were ...
by spyderwa
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The BaliYo/Spydie Writing Utensil???
Replies: 61
Views: 13577

BaliYo

I had a chance to spend some time with the BaliYo over the past few days. While I don't want to release any propriety information regarding the marketing and availability I think it is safe to say that this is one of the most fun objects that I have played with in a long time. First off, it is not a...

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