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by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: d2 the china line...?
Replies: 37
Views: 2423

Re: d2 the china line...?

It easy to blame China and demonize them. People also like to demonize Walmart and McDonalds. The crazy thing is that we are to blame for the most part. We are short sighted and driven to consume at the lowest price possible. It is simply deflection to blame someone for giving you exactly what you h...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: d2 the china line...?
Replies: 37
Views: 2423

Re: d2 the china line...?

People who buy budget knives usually don’t care what steel it is. A budget knife for that reason probably needs to be stainless. The average Joe wants a stainless knife. This threads highlights why I don’t buy Chinese knives. If they say it is D2 then there is a chance that it isn’t. If it is actual...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)
Replies: 81
Views: 4891

Re: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)

I only posted the K04 because there were Victorinox kitchen knives mentioned immediately before my post, not because I felt it was appropriate for needs. It is a good knife that has uses outside of the kitchen. I remember Sal saying that it was popular with offshore fishermen. Just not a bushcraft ...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Did you ever...
Replies: 19
Views: 1950

Re: Did you ever...

No, I have never said I would cut back. I know myself too well. Still waiting for the Rex Chief and I also need a Siren and a Province.
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)
Replies: 81
Views: 4891

Re: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)

I have the K04 Utility. Great kitchen knife but the handle is too small for a field knife and the blade is thin and flexible. I would 100% use it as a fishing knife. I have even inquired with a sheath maker about a kydex sheath for it. Definitely wouldn’t use it for a field knife.
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock
Replies: 86
Views: 5585

Re: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock

It is great for fidgeting which is why it is so popular.

As a lock it works well and is strong. We have long winters here and using a comp lock with gloves on can be quite a challenge. With heavy winter gloves it can be impossible. That’s my only real complaint.
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)
Replies: 81
Views: 4891

Re: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)

A Golden made field knife for about $150 in something like BD1N sounds like something worth discussing to me. Not sure how feasible it is but you don’t know unless you try. :)
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)
Replies: 81
Views: 4891

Re: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)

So we basically want Spyderco to make their own version of the Buck Selkirk? It is affordable ($50-$60), made in China and uses 420HC. Looks like a general purpose field knife to me. If I didn’t have expensive tastes in knives I would have one already. It also looks to have a comfy handle.
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who's gonna get a Counter Puppy?
Replies: 32
Views: 3047

Re: Who's gonna get a Counter Puppy?

Why is the Zcut made in golden in bd1n for $20 when the counter puppy is made in China in 7cr for $30.

I find the concept intriguing but when I factor in a low grade steel, the country of origin and the price I just can’t get into it.
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "SEF" aka "SpyderEdgeForever"
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Re: Happy Birthday "SEF" aka "SpyderEdgeForever"

Woo hoo!!! Make it a great one SEF!!! Happy Bday!!!
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V for foodprep?
Replies: 25
Views: 1566

Re: S90V for foodprep?

Should be fine. I wouldn’t choose it for a laser thin Japanese kitchen knife but your Drunken should do whatever you ask of it without issues.
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 163
Views: 14223

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

I didn’t mean to imply that the Proficient wasn’t a good user. I broke down a deer with mine. It is a very nice knife. When I do bushcrafty wilderness things I like to be hard on knives and I cannot bring myself to use it in that role. That is probably silly and maybe it would handle it just fine bu...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rhubarb Lemonade
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Rhubarb Lemonade

Sounds good. I love rhubarb. My parents used to make blueberry rhubarb jam when I was a kid. It sure was good!

I am gonna give this a go! Maybe put a little vodka in it. ;)
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sawzall blades - regrind into cheap knife blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: Sawzall blades - regrind into cheap knife blades?

Might be able to make a nice fillet knife.
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Province users' opinions
Replies: 42
Views: 2097

Re: Province users' opinions

Well guys Very disappointed and confused. As Mr Ankerson said himself, Province was designed to be used. I did some very light chopping on a birch log and after few chops inspected the knife which now has 7 noticable rolls in the area of 1 to 1,5 of the blade that actually connected with the wood. ...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 163
Views: 14223

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

I use a $12 carbon Mora Companion all the time. I love it. I also use my $300 Bark River Wilderness Explorer quite a bit. There are a lot of pricey bushcraft knives that sell well enough. Fallniven, Bark River, Fiddleback, LT Wright, Battlehorse, Busse and some I am missing. You can also take a step...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 163
Views: 14223

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Here we go again. I obviously don’t represent the market because the South Fork did not sell well and the Bow River appears to be selling well. I bought a Southfork and did not buy a Bow River. If this knife moves towards a budget knife I am out. I already wish it could be made in Golden, moving it...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 163
Views: 14223

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Here we go again. I obviously don’t represent the market because the South Fork did not sell well and the Bow River appears to be selling well. I bought a Southfork and did not buy a Bow River. If this knife moves towards a budget knife I am out. I already wish it could be made in Golden, moving it ...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Should I be Disappointed?
Replies: 28
Views: 2169

Re: Should I be Disappointed?

I would be upset. I handled a couple Nirvanas and they all had crazy lock stick. Like two hands to unlock bad. That would be very disappointing. I can see how you could slip through the cracks in regards to not getting the bombshell and I would be upset too. I hope they can find one for you still. S...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Rex45 Sprint - General Discussion & Support thread - (not alerts)
Replies: 83
Views: 5698

Re: Shaman Rex45 Sprint - General Discussion & Support thread - (not alerts)

Just keep a bunch of extra flat rate boxes laying around and talk about selling knives a lot. It works in my house. :)

Mine will be here Tuesday. I am in the process of buying a new motorcycle and a new truck so I was trying to resist. That didn’t work. :) Still need that Rex Chief too!

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