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by BelgiumRofls
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral
Replies: 331
Views: 46963

Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Thanks for your replies. My stubbornness has about ran out, I think this little guy's going back for exchange. I hope I haven't sacrificed my thumbs breaking it in to a "barely acceptable" state :rolleyes: Everything else about this model is stellar :) I hate waiting for them to come in the mail. Se...
by BelgiumRofls
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral
Replies: 331
Views: 46963

Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

How much do these lockbars break in? I'm accustom to fondling a GB1, and this thing is eating my thumb alive.
If the pressure needed to disengage the locks of my Dfly, Caly, and Native are a 3/10, 4/10 and 5/10 respectively, this Chap is a 10/10.
by BelgiumRofls
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions in 2.75-3.0” Range
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Suggestions in 2.75-3.0” Range

To me, the Native 5 feels like a full-sized knife with a 3" blade, while the Sage feels like a true mid-sized option. The Sage is like a Dfly x 125%
If I wanted to split the difference between Dfly and pm2 (my first 2 Spydies also!), I'd go Sage. All three are great, however.
by BelgiumRofls
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VTOKU Sprint Run
Replies: 274
Views: 69159

Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

+1 for Emerson Delica, PE Lil' Matriarch if we're going crazy with alt blade shapes.
by BelgiumRofls
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban Slipjoint 'action' not crisp
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: Urban Slipjoint 'action' not crisp

Mine has also developed play like yours. I think the D-shaped pivot hole of mine has deformed slightly?
This model has made me appreciate washers and/or liners around the pivot quite a bit more.
by BelgiumRofls
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reinhold Rhino Update
Replies: 495
Views: 84985

Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

One more observation. This pic, and the catalog pic seem to show Taipei, Taiwan on the blade, rather than Taichung. Spyderco used a Taipei factory for the Salsa at least. I also recall that the earlier photos of the 50-some dollar version of the Rhino said "Taiwan" on the blade, rather than "Taichu...
by BelgiumRofls
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VTOKU Sprint Run
Replies: 274
Views: 69159

Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

sal wrote:We d have some variations in blades on some of these models. eg: Delica Warnie, hawkbills, Emerson openers, etc. Any interest in adding those?

sal
+1 for Emerson Delicas and Hawkbill Dflys.
by BelgiumRofls
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VTOKU Sprint Run
Replies: 274
Views: 69159

Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Looks like SUS310 contains something like .25% C and 25% Cr, which is .1% more Carbon and double the Chromium of SUS410.
This would suggest better wear resistance right?

I like the denim-y FRN color.
by BelgiumRofls
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official 2018 Catalog Discussion
Replies: 184
Views: 22555

Re: Official 2018 Catalog Discussion

Congrats Surfingringo on the Waterway.
Interesting to see the Taiwanese factory will be producing a zero-ground convex blade.
Frankly, the Native Salt would be 100% more attractive without the black hardware/clip imo.
Kopa sprint is a pleasant surprise :)
by BelgiumRofls
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VTOKU Sprint Run
Replies: 274
Views: 69159

Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Any significant difference in SUS310 vs SUS410? I know many of you have been asking for more scratch-resistant cladding.
by BelgiumRofls
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Lightweight - thoughts and pics
Replies: 100
Views: 22742

Re: Chaparral Lightweight - thoughts and pics

Excellent. I can only resist the temptation to buy for so long.
Uke wrote: the blade has that dull 'thuck' as it snaps back into the handle, as opposed to the sharp hollow 'snick' of the other FRN lightweights.
Sound is an underrated quality in reviews :p
by BelgiumRofls
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Knives VS Large Knives
Replies: 93
Views: 11450

Re: Small Knives VS Large Knives

Certainly, there are many tasks where larger blades are more efficient. However, small knives do something for me that larger ones cannot: They can be carried in just about any attire, and in more locations on the body. In gym shorts, or out on a run, a Dragonfly is just about the only knife I'll ca...
by BelgiumRofls
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinnest blades/grinds? Best slicers?
Replies: 27
Views: 7982

Re: Thinnest blades/grinds? Best slicers?

UKPK's also. To your point about locking mechanisms, I'd expect that you're right about them dictating how thin stocks can get.
The Bradley Air is the only non-backlock under 3mm that comes to mind.
by BelgiumRofls
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calling all Gayle Bradley users
Replies: 20
Views: 3974

Re: Calling all Gayle Bradley users

My Bradley's detent ball wore down very quickly. Maybe within 4 months. Detent strength suffered a lot as a result. It's a good point about the strength of the linerlock affecting this, mine's lock tension is pretty extreme. It was easy to pop the ball out, rotate 180 degrees, and reinsert. Temporar...
by BelgiumRofls
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno raddle
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Techno raddle

I put a drop of blue loctite in one of the holes that the stop pin rests in.
by BelgiumRofls
Tue May 09, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with detent wear?
Replies: 29
Views: 5547

Re: Experiences with detent wear?

Just reporting in at the four month mark post ceramic bearing swap. Did notice some minimal smoothing of the edge of the detent hole and tang upon observation about two weeks after the swap--No visible progression in wear since. Action is markedly smoother than it ever was on steel, detent is still ...
by BelgiumRofls
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Glesser, are there any plans to produce this knife at some point?
Replies: 38
Views: 7473

Re: Mr. Glesser, are there any plans to produce this knife at some point?

On the one hand I don't want anything delaying that Swayback, but on the other hand that second generation Mouse from Slysz looks so great too!
by BelgiumRofls
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Offerings
Replies: 96
Views: 12481

Re: K390 Offerings

Holland wrote:Have another idea! K390 sprig and/or southfork sprints in grey polished handle!
Oh jeez, my wallet can only take so much abuse.
by BelgiumRofls
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Offerings
Replies: 96
Views: 12481

Re: K390 Offerings

The FRN regulars or the Calys would be hard to resist.

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