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by ugaarguy
Mon May 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going to the SpyOpera.
Replies: 39
Views: 4006

Re: Going to the SpyOpera.

I've wanted a Spyderco with Micarta handles and a premium stainless blade. While I prefer liner-less, I'm happy with Ti liners instead of steel, and I'm very happy with the wire clip. As much as I like the looks of the Swayback, the SpyOpera is looking like a relative bargain.
by ugaarguy
Sun May 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?
Replies: 56
Views: 2456

Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

The Dice is the smallest Spyderco I own with premium materials. I prefer my slimmer Sage 2, which isn't much longer than the Dice, and has the more discrete wire clip.
by ugaarguy
Wed May 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What will you be getting from the new reveal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6057

Re: What will you be getting from the new reveal?

Swayback and SpyOpera are the two that are jumping out at me.
by ugaarguy
Wed May 06, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?

Something a little different: P312 Hearing Aid batteries (mercury free). Powerone are excellent. In the last three years, changing my batteries weekly (>300 batteries), I've had exactly one (1) die early and that one died about four hours before it was due to be replaced. Never heard of that brand ...
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native & Chief - CF/s90v treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 3019

Re: Lil Native & Chief - CF/s90v treatment

I hope they make large runs of these too, since the CF / S90V Shaman sold out very quickly as well.
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?

I completely see what you're saying in the different voltages of these rechargeable 123a batteries>> but I'm still perplexed that I ran so many different brands of 123A batteries ( disposable units) and I never once had any noticeable problems using them in 4 of my different Surefire models. I woul...
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native & Chief - CF/s90v treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 3019

Re: Lil Native & Chief - CF/s90v treatment

Was interested in the chief...until I saw the price. I get this is the Spyderco forum and all, and I've been a huge supporter the past 3 years, but this is getting ridiculous and an extreme turnoff with these outlandish prices. I've got my staple models, and it doesn't look to be too difficult to v...
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?

Most Surefires are only rated for 6 to 6.5 volts max. The rechargeable CR123 batteries that Surefire sells are Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo) chemistry that maxes out at 3.2 volts per battery with the protection circuit. The RCR123s from Nitecore and most other flashlight brands are Lithium Cobalt...
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rockjumper vs. Delica Wharncliffe
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Rockjumper vs. Delica Wharncliffe

The Delica just doesn't work for my fat fingered size XL hands. The Rockjumper looks like it might be a good fit for me. Hopefully I can handle one in person.
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2272

Re: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?

Most Surefires are only rated for 6 to 6.5 volts max. The rechargeable CR123 batteries that Surefire sells are Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo) chemistry that maxes out at 3.2 volts per battery with the protection circuit. The RCR123s from Nitecore and most other flashlight brands are Lithium Cobalt ...
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knife would you recommend?
Replies: 38
Views: 3062

Re: What knife would you recommend?

For what you intend to do, get the Native 5 Salt in SE. SE is shockingly easy to sharpen on a Sharpmaker. At first I wasn't a fan of SE, but if you get a knife that fits your hand, AND get a Sharpmaker, AND use the Sharpmaker the way Sal shows in the instructional video, then SE can be pretty amazing.
by ugaarguy
Tue May 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New reveal...Zwear/micarta Shaman, s90v Native Chief, k390 Seki series, Slysz Swayback! So much to love.
Replies: 67
Views: 6329

Re: New reveal...Zwear/micarta Shaman, s90v Native Chief, k390 Seki series, Slysz Swayback! So much to love.

I really want the Swayback. I also really want the SpyOpera, maybe even more than I want the Swayback. A Spyderco with micarta scales and a premium stainless steel blade? Ohh yes!
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cat Refresh
Replies: 15
Views: 1126

Re: Spyderco Cat Refresh

I'd be down for blue G10.
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Dragonfly Should I Get?
Replies: 36
Views: 3307

Re: Which Dragonfly Should I Get?

For runs and hikes I'd step up to something bigger, like a Native 5 Salt. I like wharncliffe blades as box cutters, but there are some good wharnies from competitors that are less expensive, and therefor I like them better as box cutters / loaners. So, by default, I think I'd get the foliage green G...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first Spyderco products!
Replies: 25
Views: 1814

Re: My first Spyderco products!

Wow. Thanks for the warm welcomes, suggestions and opinions. Really appreciate it! :D Good to know I got some nice knives from the start! Only one problem... maintenance. I'll probably end up wrecking them with neglect and improper handling. :rolleyes: Funny, the Watu was on my list, but it sold ou...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives for fidgeters?
Replies: 110
Views: 7528

Re: Knives for fidgeters?

Sage 5 LW has an amazing comp lock action. The discontinued Domino and Dice are great because you Spydieflick or use the flipper tab.
by ugaarguy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 4331

Re: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!

I’d really like one in M390/S20V or better yet LC200N...I’d like it with Garnet (sold as red) FRN Scales. I like the Sage so much better than my Para 3LW, that getting one in Garnet would let me get rid of the Para 3...can’t do it now because I carry it when the Gamecocks play for good luck. It’s a...
by ugaarguy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first Spyderco products!
Replies: 25
Views: 1814

Re: My first Spyderco products!

Warstein is right about the Chap's thin blade. And Spydergirl is spot on about the Watu offering a comp lock with a thin, slicey, Chap like blade - in a premium steel to boot. At first the Watu looks a bit odd, but it's actually very comfortable in hand, and the looks are growing on me. As Sal expla...
by ugaarguy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 4331

Re: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!

Sal, the possibility of the Sage 5 LW joining the SPY27 and (I assume) cobalt blue handle lineup has me smiling. I'm hopeful. :)
by ugaarguy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first Spyderco products!
Replies: 25
Views: 1814

Re: My first Spyderco products!

The Chaparral is basically a 7/8 scale Sage. If you want a pain free Chap in a Native 5 sized knife, try a Sage 5 LW.

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