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by ugaarguy
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10687

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: 4049

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.
by ugaarguy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable Alternatives to 8CR13MOV
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: Affordable Alternatives to 8CR13MOV

I like the 14C28N blades on a couple of Ruike knives that I also own. For a domestically produced steel for the Chinese made models 9Cr18MoV is very close to AISI 440C. That should provide better corrosion resistance and edge holding than 8Cr13MoV, and hopefully do so with a minimal price increase. ...
by ugaarguy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are We Intended To Be "Herd Animals"?
Replies: 20
Views: 867

Re: Are We Intended To Be "Herd Animals"?

We're not herd animals. We're social creatures, who function within a society. To answer your question would require at least a 100 level course each in sociology, marketing, and psychology; perhaps more depending on how detailed of an answer you want. Someone more intelligent and more eloquent than...
by ugaarguy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10687

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:20 pm
You must be an engineer or something, no way did I look into this this deep! Just from my simple minded observation :p
Lol, no, but a friend with two PhD's in hard sciences says I'm the most analytical person they know. I guess I'm continuing to prove them right :D
by ugaarguy
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight
Replies: 150
Views: 10687

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight

Ahhh, I was unaware of that! Thanks for filling me in you two. Though I don't think that should justify a $30 or so price increase for the extra liner. As Pat mentioned, being manufactured in Taiwan vs Golden could also play a factor. I'm just not seeing it though, justifying the price between the ...
by ugaarguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Superior Delica
Replies: 131
Views: 6073

Re: The Superior Delica

We are entitled to our own opinions but let's state the facts that really show how the Delica is indeed superior: You want FFG? The Delica gives you. You want Saber Grind? The Delica gives you. You want SE? Yeah You want CE? Sure Wave? You got it All black? ;) All SS? ;) Do you like music? How abou...
by ugaarguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Superior Delica
Replies: 131
Views: 6073

Re: The Superior Delica

Said it in the other thread, will say it once more: For me the Delica clearly is still the best Spyderco in its size range (if you don´t count the Chaparral in, which is a bit smaller) - main "competitors"being Native 5 (which has in fact not more cutting edge than the Chap), Para 3 and Sage. First...
by ugaarguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Superior Delica
Replies: 131
Views: 6073

Re: The Superior Delica

Said it in the other thread, will say it once more: For me the Delica clearly is still the best Spyderco in its size range (if you don´t count the Chaparral in, which is a bit smaller) - main "competitors"being Native 5 (which has in fact not more cutting edge than the Chap), Para 3 and Sage. First...
by ugaarguy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Native 5 Trainer?
Replies: 23
Views: 874

Re: Sal, Native 5 Trainer?

These trainer knives puzzle me, besides ones that open in a odd way, or a ballisong. What are people doing with a Native, if it's not sharp? If a Native needs a trainer, then it seems like any knife in the world needs a trainer model. I wouldn't think of a Native out of all models to need to be a t...
by ugaarguy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

The Data Sheet for BD1 says it performs similarly to tool steel, which is my experience in my Manix LW, so I guess I never even knew it wasn't technically a tool steel. Nor did I know it was supposed to be a stainless steel since mine showed patina faster than my Cruwear and other members have comp...
by ugaarguy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

Why not? They have done the Gayle Bradleys in M4 and Tuff in 3V both out of the gate. Para 3 LW is BD1N and Manix LW was BD1. All tool steels more corrosion prone than Cruwear. If making a compression lock Salt in Golden was easy then why isn't there a PM2 Salt or Para 3 Salt? Does Spyderco hate mo...
by ugaarguy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

I don't think Spyderco would make this knife first in CruWear, either, but it's leading this popularity contest poll. People are voting for what they want, rather what's best for the intended end use. And what is the intended end use? From the Military product description at https://www.spyderco.co...
by ugaarguy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for a Black Native Salt yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Is it time for a Black Native Salt yet?

Yes, that would be the perfect knife for military personnel. Many base commanders restrict blade length for on post carry in or out of uniform. The Native 5's three inch blade is kosher on most installations, and the all black handle and hardware is much more uniform compliant than the yellow handle...
by ugaarguy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

They don't need a poll to know a Compression Lock Military Salt in LC200N is a slam dunk. And again, and I don't see them doing a non-salt LC200N knife as most people at this point associate LC200N with Salt and they would likely have people complaining about rusty liners. If you are neglecting you...
by ugaarguy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 245
Views: 11505

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

I think a tough steel is best for the military’s fine tip and thin geometry. I would love to see a debut in cruwear, or d2. Why D2 or CruWear? According to Larrin's data, there are significantly tougher steels at similar hardness - https://knifesteelnerds.com/toughness-database/. That is ingot Cruw...
by ugaarguy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

You left out what's probably the best steel for this application - LC200N. It's tougher than Cru-Wear, it's easier to sharpen, and it's extremely corrosion resistant. Just standing outside manning a gate in places like Iraq, in the heat of the summer, can cause one to sweat significantly. If the Mi...
by ugaarguy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

Sal said he was open for steel suggestions as an alternative to S30V for the initial release of a possible Compression Lock Military 2. So suggest away!! You left out what's probably the best steel for this application - LC200N. It's tougher than Cru-Wear, it's easier to sharpen, and it's extremely...
by ugaarguy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite sprint/exclusive released after join-date PLUS BONUS QUESTION
Replies: 25
Views: 898

Re: Your favorite sprint/exclusive released after join-date PLUS BONUS QUESTION

Nothing <2014> C172CFRDTIP (Domino, Red & Black weave CF / G10 laminate; Blue Ridge Knives distributor exclusive). I may chase an original ATR or Salsa, both with the Ti integral compression lock. But, I have a problem with chasing extremely limited runs, or now rare standard production knives. The ...
by ugaarguy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3038

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

Sal said he was open for steel suggestions as an alternative to S30V for the initial release of a possible Compression Lock Military 2. So suggest away!! You left out what's probably the best steel for this application - LC200N. It's tougher than Cru-Wear, it's easier to sharpen, and it's extremely...

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