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by ugaarguy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?
Replies: 87
Views: 3663

Re: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?

Warstein, we're never going to agree on this. Perhaps my "7/8 scale" analogy oversimplifies. The Chap is a 7/8 scale, ultra-thin, specialty slicer version of the Sage. Or the Sage is a Chap XL with a more robust, but still not overly thick blade stock. Twist the semantics however you want. The Sage ...
by ugaarguy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?
Replies: 87
Views: 3663

Re: First Spyderco knife to obtain in 2020?

Hi, I'm kinda new to the knives and at the very of my hobby, so I don't really have a lot of knives yet - few Vix, some budget-friendly CRKTs and Chinese Ruike ones (they just everywhere in Ukraine, apart from our local Skif ones and Grand Way from China). So, I want to go to the more premium and e...
by ugaarguy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Flashlights

Simple question.. If it was possible then why hasn't anyone done it yet? Take the Maglite LED (Or close as you can get, comparable performance) and put it in front of 3x 21700 cells? That light doesn't exist today. Wouldn't it be nice to have a ~625 Lumen light with ~40 hours of run time on high th...
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Flashlights

Like I was saying it's still not all that close really, the Maglite 3D ML300L(X) is still 625 Lumens with Peak Beam Intensity 41,200 and runs for 16 Hours on high, 77 hours on Low (130 lumens) And D's aren't all that expensive and rechargeables are available too. Reason why I have 2 of the 3D's and...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Flashlights

Could is not is however. ;) Fact is the LED's have outpaced the batteries in the new lights. They keep coming out with newer LED's that drain the batteries even faster. Yes, they are brighter, but with a 1 to 2 hour run time in MOST of them on high.... The PROTAC HL 5-X USB/PROTAC HL 5-X with the 1...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Flashlights

Like I was saying it's still not all that close really, the Maglite 3D ML300L(X) is still 625 Lumens with Peak Beam Intensity 41,200 and runs for 16 Hours on high, 77 hours on Low (130 lumens) And D's aren't all that expensive and rechargeables are available too. Reason why I have 2 of the 3D's and...
by ugaarguy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Linerless: Any issues?
Replies: 29
Views: 1569

Re: Linerless: Any issues?

Thanks for the feedback on linerless Spydies. Like I said, I've never had a problem. With that being said, I haven't put them through hard use like Lance has. Spyderco has been making linerless models for a long time. I guess if there was an issue we would know by now. I will continue to enjoy my l...
by ugaarguy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Flashlights

ChrisinHove wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:37 pm
...flashlights (or torches, as they are properly known ;) ...
Nope, we won our independence from y'all in the late 1700's. We beat y'all again in the war of 1812 to maintain our independence. The proper name is flashlight :p
by ugaarguy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2489

Re: Flashlights

Maybe some day the new type batterys will give us very long run times again. A NiMH D cell has 10,000 mAh capacity. That that's 10 amp hours times 1.2 volts, or 12 watt hours of capacity. The fairly new 21700 size lithium battery (21 mm diameter by 70.0 mm length) is a moderate size increase over t...
by ugaarguy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Linerless: Any issues?
Replies: 29
Views: 1569

Re: Linerless: Any issues?

I prefer liner-less. I've had liners rust, so I prefer not to have them in the handle to trap moisture and debris. I've found that the thread inserts on liner-less knives offer more secure clip mounting than threading the screws into the relatively thin liners on other knives. Metal handled knives w...
by ugaarguy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 76
Views: 5016

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

Interesting there isn't a website that lists the ratings for the flashlights based on actual lab testing instead of manufactures ratings. Kinda like DXOMark but for flashlights. Unfortunately there isn't a single site. You can google reviews and usually find something from an amateur with pretty ac...
by ugaarguy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 76
Views: 5016

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

Surefire Sidekick should be here this weekend. Curious to see how it stacks up against my Fenix PD25. Comparing a 300 Lumen light (Surefire) to a 550 Lumen light(PD25)? I can tell you how that is going to go. The Surefire EDCL1-T would have been a closer comparison, at 500 to 550 lumens. Lumens are...
by ugaarguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Triple Play
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Christmas Triple Play

John, I'm a fellow veteran. The OpFocus program has also allowed me to me afford more of the Spyderco knives that I want. Like you and your wife, I'm very grateful for Spyderco's generosity with this generous discount. I now buy knives almost exclusively from Spyderco because of the OpFocus program ...
by ugaarguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe Delica interest
Replies: 25
Views: 1463

Re: Wharncliffe Delica interest

Vivi wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:01 pm
I love the blade shape, but it's small for my hands.
Agreed. I'd love to see a wharnie blade in the Native 5 LW, or Sage 5 LW.
by ugaarguy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 with Compression Lock please!
Replies: 39
Views: 1430

Re: Native 5 with Compression Lock please!

If you dig through Sal's posts, I'm pretty sure he's indicated that variants of handle colors, blade steels, and even blade grinds are a possibility with the Sage 5 FRN LW. I get the impression that even though the Sage series is about showcasing locks, the Sage 5 FRN LW may get spun off into its ow...
by ugaarguy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: need help identifying 2 knives please
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: need help identifying 2 knives please

Welcome to the forum hehelol3. Yablanowitz has already given you the proper ID.
by ugaarguy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5.2
Replies: 42
Views: 2519

Re: Sage 5.2

Personally I'd prefer to move along with Sage 6 and try a altogether new (to me) lock. Or integral (If you mean like OG A.T.R. and Ti Salsa) However i am one person with one opinion... :) Happy holidays by the way to you and family! Yes, I'm hoping for an integral comp lock like the first A.T.R. an...
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 76
Views: 5016

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

The Lumintop FW3A is a cool enthusiast toy, but it's not built for duty or professional use. We should also warn folks about how dangerously hot those lights can get with an unprotected, high drain, battery running direct drive to the triple emitters. It's a neat light though.
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5.2
Replies: 42
Views: 2519

Re: Sage 5.2

I would take a framelock over a linerlock every day of the week but maybe not in the case of the comp’ lock. The position of the lock bar means it’s just not as functional to disengage. I would prefer the button lock. Apologies if I’ve stepped on your toes with my suggestion Uraaguy. No apologies n...
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5.2
Replies: 42
Views: 2519

Re: Sage 5.2

You would prefer a Button Compression Lock on Sage? To an integral? sal I'd definitely prefer an integral. If the market won't support it, that's frustrating. I doubt I could afford it, and I don't know if you'd even do it, but who do I contact to inquire about pricing to license the design to have...

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