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by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native Salt SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1678

Re: Lil Native Salt SE

The grip is more substantial with or without liners. It's closer to the Cold Steel Tuff Lite we both have. As you know, the Tuff Lite isn't larger than the DF2. But, the Tuff Lite significantly more substantial than the DF2, despite both being liner-less, plastic handle folders. When you use "toughn...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native chief vs Endura?. **Now with pics**
Replies: 64
Views: 4495

Re: Native chief vs Endura?

trick question. the correct answer is pacific salt se. :) Winner winner, chicken dinner. 😉 I don't like choils on anything larger than the Dragonfly at this point. It doesn't seem like any larger offering with one fits well when not using the choil and the cutting edge is unnecessarily distanced fr...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Liners/Washers?
Replies: 21
Views: 1363

Re: Native 5 Liners/Washers?

The G10 REX45 sprint has bronze washers just like the other liner-less G10 N5s. My example of the REX45 G10 N5 is much smoother than my S30V N5 LW, and N5 Salt. I prefer the thread inserts for the clip screws on the liner-less G10 models over threading the clip screws into the liners on the older ve...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native Salt SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1678

Re: Lil Native Salt SE

Considering the blade that's in the rocks glass in the last reveal, I think a Lil' Native Salt back lock has to be coming soon. i can appreciate the backlock. i have quite a few of them. however, if we get a lil native salt in a backlock, i'll personally have no reason to buy one. i especially won'...
by ugaarguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native Salt SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1678

Re: Lil Native Salt SE

Considering the blade that's in the rocks glass in the last reveal, I think a Lil' Native Salt back lock has to be coming soon. I totally forgot about that, it would definitely seem like a waste to make that blade solely for that item. I agree. I hope we get the Lil' Native Salt this summer. I'd be...
by ugaarguy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native Salt SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1678

Re: Lil Native Salt SE

Considering the blade that's in the rocks glass in the last reveal, I think a Lil' Native Salt back lock has to be coming soon.
by ugaarguy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native & Chief - CF/s90v treatment
Replies: 36
Views: 3014

Re: Lil Native & Chief - CF/s90v treatment

I'd take a Lil' Native with either lock in that handle and blade combo.
by ugaarguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Serration Disappointment

Hi Ugaarguy, I have been studying, sharpening, building, refining, improving, using and selling serrated edges for more than 40 years. I brought them onto the knife world. I have sold millions of them to thousands of satisfied customers. I have done all of this with much thought, study, testing and...
by ugaarguy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Serration Disappointment

I thought I wanted serrations ground on the back side, because in some situations like trying to carve something it would put the flat side of the blade down against the material (as a righty). However I think for sharpening purposes I'm stronger at holding a blade steady on the presentation side a...
by ugaarguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Serration Disappointment

Double Tap.
by ugaarguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Serration Disappointment

Cambertree wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:11 pm
As a lefty it was a pleasant surprise to find the SE Salts feature a correctly ground chisel edge. ;) :p

Sorry, had to say it. :D
It's all good :D . Vanity to make it look good for us righties makes it cut right for y'all lefties. ;)
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Serration Disappointment

Really?? This is surprising to read. You had to have known this is how the knife was ground? Personally I find pull cuts best with SE blades. Did you try touching it up, maybe a small burr or wire edge on the scallop's? I knew it was how they were ground, I just wasn't thinking about it when I orde...
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Serration Disappointment

My first fully serrated Spydie, a Dragonfly 2, was delivered today. I'm a disappointed with how the serrations are cut / ground into the blade. They're ground in on one side only, as most of y'all know. This creates a chisel ground. The chisel grind is done on the "show" side of the blade. As I made...
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are sprint runs too small?
Replies: 72
Views: 3669

Re: Are sprint runs too small?

I think that the situation is not quite so simple. Some distinctions: A Sprint run is a run made by Spyderco that is a remake of an earlier design, usually discontinued, that has been changed in some way to distinguish the run from earlier models. It might be a color change, a handle material chang...
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 59
Views: 2081

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Gen 3 Endura with ATS-55 blade. That was shortly followed by a Calypso JR with black micarta handles, which I still regret selling.
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st spiderco
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: 1st spiderco

I am stepping into a new class of knife and could use some advice. Until now, I have only purchased hunting knifes. I am looking for a combination of EDC and protection. I have done a little too much research (video's-artical's-blogs) and now have more information then I know what to do with. Looke...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL

Sal, have you seen the little "The Drift" framelock from Quiet Carry? It's a $300+ Ti framelock with a Vanax blade. Quiet Carry sold out of them and have commissioned a 2nd run. Given, I don't know how many pieces a run is for them, versus a run for Spyderco of doing a Vanax blade sprint of the Nati...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The muscular Shamans lean and wiry "kissing cousin" (borrowed that term from Sal) ?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1297

Re: The muscular Shamans lean and wiry "kissing cousin".. ?!

I'd buy a high hollow grind lightweight Shaman too, as long it had a highly corrosion resistant blade steel. S30V would be sufficient. Just no tool steels - those have been most of the sprints and exclusives this year. It's time for more S90V, S110V, 20CV and the like.
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL

It would be interesting if Spyderco could get sample quantities of NiTiNOL to test against Vanax. Sal has said Vanax is too expensive to use currently. I wonder if this metal could possibly be any less expensive, but I have my doubts.
by ugaarguy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are sprint runs too small?
Replies: 72
Views: 3669

Re: Are sprint runs too small?

Actually I agree that it is problem and this is great thread which provides some real world perspective. We're watching it closely. sal Sal, are there any plans to do more sprints in carbon fiber or other less common handle materials, and higher end stainless steels? I wasn't able to get in on the ...

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