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by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Vanquest Messenger Bag Giveaway! WINNER ANNOUNCED
Replies: 157
Views: 6393

Re: Spyderco Vanquest Messenger Bag Giveaway! [Closes 12/31/19]

I'm in. Thank you for the very generous giveaway.
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 76
Views: 5034

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

Ankerson, yes, the Olight M2R is a much higher priced light than most of the big box store or infomercial junk people buy. That $14 sale priced Wowtac I linked to is also much better than most of the junk we've seen. When the included battery is factored in, that Wowtac is a great deal at the $20 re...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 76
Views: 5034

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

If anyone wants to try the Byrd Knives of Thrunite Flashlights, Amazon has a 30% off digital instant coupon on the Wowtac A1, bringing the price down to $13.99 - https://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Pocket-Sized-Resistant-Emergency-WOWTAC/dp/B07PWK5DRQ//. The UI has an oddity or two, but it's easy enou...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5.2
Replies: 42
Views: 2519

Re: Sage 5.2

Sal, thank you for once again taking the time to reply to me and engage with all of us here. That's unfortunate to know about Vanax: It's a steel I've been lusting after, and hoping that Spyderco would bring to the mass market like y'all have with so many other interesting steels. I'm very glad that...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 76
Views: 5034

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

I'm needing some help from you all. First off these are some really good and most interesting recommendations you all have shared so far. But I'm just a bit perplexed as to how some of the brands that were at the top of the charts 8 to 10 years ago are no longer even being mentioned. Even though ma...
by ugaarguy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5.2
Replies: 42
Views: 2519

Sage 5.2

So, the first Sage 5 was a comp lock with CF/G10 laminate (Sage 5.0). The second Sage 5 is the fairly new FRN lightweight (Sage 5.1). I think the next Sage 5 should be a titanium handled integral compression lock. Calling it Sage 5.2 would be a nod to the earlier Sage 2 Ti handled Reeve Integral Lon...
by ugaarguy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your TWO To Return In 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 3126

Re: Your TWO To Return In 2020

Sage 2 with a Vanax Blade. Salsa Ti integral comp lock with 204P or Vanax blade.
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trademark round hole
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Trademark round hole

What do you think of the more spear point shaped blades of the Native and Native Chief? Those both have full size Spyder holes, but they have relatively slender blades.
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: designs - evolution - lifting
Replies: 67
Views: 3023

Re: designs - evolution - lifting

... (What I'd really love is a deep carry clip that would fit my L'il Native lockback.. That knife is a perfect size for me. I tried taking the clip off,and had carried it in pocket without the clip.. and the G10 wore holes in my jeans pockets where it rubbed on the cloth... a deep carry clip would...
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slipit as a base for testing new steels
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: Slipit as a base for testing new steels

Steels like AEB-L and Hap 40 are already steels being used so we don't have to purchase large minimum quantities. 1,000 lbs of a steel not used much or specially made would make 3,000-4,000 UKPK's and even more Urbans. Quite a few for an experiment that is consumer direct. Originally, I wanted to u...
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slipit as a base for testing new steels
Replies: 41
Views: 2102

Re: Slipit as a base for testing new steels

I did get an AEB-L Urban recently, admittedly a bit late to the party. It was a low cost way to get another steel to play with, and it showed me that the Urban is a neat little knife. However, I don't think that it's large enough to do any meaningful testing with, even informal testing. I'd want som...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Assist for L.E.O ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Rescue Assist for L.E.O ?

Mushroom, congrats to your family member! I'm a Pennsylvania State Trooper, and usually carry an Autonomy (gifted by my Coast Guard son) or PM2. My partner on the midnight shift has packed his Police for 20 years and has never thought of carrying anything else. The one hand opening option is sweet ...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: College football is off and running
Replies: 60
Views: 1780

Re: College football is off and running

JD, I think if you understood how college football works, that you wouldn't find Alabama's and LSU's success so strange. You're also ignoring the decade between Gene Stallings and Nick Saban when Bama had limited success. Before '03 under Saban, LSU hadn't won a national title since '58. LSU won ano...
by ugaarguy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Assist for L.E.O ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1048

Re: Rescue Assist for L.E.O ?

Will she maintain the less corrosion resistant K390 on the P4? Will she even carry a knife that big? BHQ has an Atlantic + Lil Temp 3 combo for $145 as well - https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Atlantic-Lil-Temperance-3--103407. The Lil Temp was designed as a defensive knife, and it would probab...
by ugaarguy
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10665

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

Mine arrived today. The bushing pivot gives it impressive opening and closing action. The FRN texture provides nice grip without being overly aggressive. The fit, finish, and overall build quality are right up there with the Sage 2 that it's replacing as my EDC. The FRN handle is the only thing that...
by ugaarguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?
Replies: 37
Views: 1768

Re: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?

Elmax is a good steel, but I like M390 better. I wouldn't pay a tariff premium for either since domestically produced CPM 20CV and CTS 204P are available. I would pay a premium for a Sage 2 Salt with a Vanax Blade. A Native 5 Salt with fluted Ti handles and Vanax blade would be a neat alternative. I...
by ugaarguy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Retro?
Replies: 92
Views: 4592

Re: Spyderco Retro?

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
Original ATR with integral Ti comp lock, steel changed to Vanax Superclean, please, please, please. Calypso Jr. with the swedge blade spine and liner-less, polished, black Micarta handles. Upgrade the steel from AUS-8 to something more contemporary, please.
by ugaarguy
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: College football is off and running
Replies: 60
Views: 1780

Re: College football is off and running

Yet once again the College Football Playoff Committee proves they are incompetent. 1. Ohio State - in what world??? 2. LSU - 4 top 10 wins and plays in the SEC 3. Clemson - They actually got that right. 4. Georgia - who else they gonna put? Really, the only thing that really bothers me is Ohio Stat...
by ugaarguy
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10665

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

I thought the whole point of the Sage series was to show off different lock designs. So IMHO instead of a LW version Spyderco should have came out with another lock. Hi Cbrstar, The FRN version is our attempt to get the design to more people, raise the quantities available, get the price lower and ...
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you done with 2019, Spydie wise? What do you wish for in 2020?
Replies: 101
Views: 4043

Re: Are you done with 2019, Spydie wise? What do you wish for in 2020?

I'm waiting for the Sage 5 to show back up at the SFO (since I'm OpFocus eligible, and very grateful to Spyderco for the program). I may order a Native 5 Salt, or a standard liner-less G10 / S30V Native 5. There's always something I want, whether I need it or not.

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