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by The Deacon
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4271

Re: Knife too thin

Knife too thin, yes. Blade too thin on a pocket knife, never. Thin knives feel great in the pocket, but can be less comfortable in the hand for prolonged use than knives with thicker, more hand filling, handles. As for breakage, yes, I've broken box cutter and X-Acto blades, but always when doing st...
by The Deacon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite handle shape
Replies: 38
Views: 2707

Re: Your favorite handle shape

My favorite "style" is what I refer to as the "suitcase grip" handle, because the handles on older suitcases were often shaped that way. Examples include all versions of the Stretch, later versions of the C14 Rescue, Atlantic Salt, the Adventura, and the Schempp Persian. Among those, my customized l...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can some steels be bad for our health ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3666

Re: Can some steels be bad for our health ?

We have to put warning labels on our products because they might be sold in California and there is sever punishment for not warning the people about the danger of the chemicals in our products. sal It's really a shame the extremes California has taken Prop. 65 labeling. Those warning labels have b...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can some steels be bad for our health ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3666

Re: Can some steels be bad for our health ?

Am assuming none of those who worry about the toxicity of trace metals in steel have ever shot on an indoor range, parked in a parking garage, driven behind a bus or diesel powered truck, walked on a busy city street, been exposed to second had tobacco smoke (or, God forbid, smoked tobacco themselv...
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Uncomfortably sharp Spydie hole
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Uncomfortably sharp Spydie hole

Spyderco intentionally leave the edge of the Spyderhole "crisp". If it's too crisp for your tastes, I've found that a piece of fine wet or dry sandpaper or crocus cloth, draped over the rouned end of a broom handle, does the trick.
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your iwb carry.
Replies: 63
Views: 3980

Re: Your iwb carry.

None, ever. The only thing I occasionally carry IWB is a handgun and most days even that goes in a pocket.
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6841

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Ah so he's talking more about removing material from the mold, not adding to it. To remove the points you'd either have to add material to the mold (if that's even possible) or remove material from the finger grooves to level them out with the points, making the whole grip thicker/taller. Seems unl...
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6841

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

So... potentially they could make an Endura without the points on the handle without a major investment in molds. Very interesting. I wonder if changes like this could be done temporarily? Maybe someday we could see a smoothed out grip Endura sprint. Keep in mind that, with a mold, your working wit...
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can some steels be bad for our health ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3666

Re: Can some steels be bad for our health ?

Am assuming none of those who worry about the toxicity of trace metals in steel have ever shot on an indoor range, parked in a parking garage, driven behind a bus or diesel powered truck, walked on a busy city street, been exposed to second had tobacco smoke (or, God forbid, smoked tobacco themselve...
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6841

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

What's interesting to me is, if you consider what a FRN mold is, it would seem that the development is essentially already done if they've committed to making the molds, otherwise there would need to be a completely new mold made for any change to the handles, so at least the handle shape and desig...
by The Deacon
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco and pride of ownership
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Spyderco and pride of ownership

Quite a few give me that feeling, but these stand out... All versions of the original (Moki) bolstered Kiwis, both factory and customized, as well as my two engraved all stainless ones. Bolstered Stretch My three customized Stretches Straight Spine Stretch Pre-production CF Chaparral Blue Ti Chaparr...
by The Deacon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Me New Motto Mates!
Replies: 101
Views: 3731

Re: Me New Motto Mates!

Furthermore Spyderco is in charge letting their supply chain down the line tarnish their brand by upsetting the customer base is unwise. The tail should never wag the dog, I can see how you, Lance take your position, you are not just a buyer, user or collector but have a vested interest and motivat...
by The Deacon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite linered lockbacks?
Replies: 41
Views: 2267

Re: Your favorite linered lockbacks?

Care to share some pictures of your Stretches? CG Sure. The FRN ones are just that, but here's a shot of my 3 that are customized with wood scales and the bolstered cocobolo prototype that was gifted to me by Sal... http://paulberetta.com/images/stretch/Textured%20Cocobolo/wood%20stretch%20foursome...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was done? (Warranty question)
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What was done? (Warranty question)

I often wondered if I sent in my old salt I'd they would retighten the rivet. Now I'm guessing they wouldn't. Can't speak for them, but you could check with W&R. There's at least an outside chance Spyderco might be willing and able to do that, given that they made riveted knives in Golden in the pa...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roadie point?
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Roadie point?

Not sure how that would work. If you go for a Wharncliffe style tip by modifying the spine, you'd be cutting into the "double dent" opener and the tip doesn't appear to sit very deep in the handle, so a drop point style tip probably wouldn't work because raising the tip would be likely to expose it ...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Me New Motto Mates!
Replies: 101
Views: 3731

Re: Me New Motto Mates!

So, to recap. A fair number of people "want what they want, when they want it, with the least effort on their part, and as cheap as possible". At least it seems that way to me from what's been said in this thread and another recent one. There is a solution for anyone who wants "first dibs" on Sprint...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite linered lockbacks?
Replies: 41
Views: 2267

Re: Your favorite linered lockbacks?

There are quite a few others that I like but these, In no particular order, are the ones that get carried: Bolstered Kiwis (production and custom) Bolstered Stretch Custom Lignum Stretch with ti liners Custom Black Palm Stretch 2 Custom Cocobolo Stretch FRN VG-10 Stretch FRN VG-10 Stretch 2 CF Chapa...
by The Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was done? (Warranty question)
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What was done? (Warranty question)

The Police was sharp enough for me before sending it to Spyderco, so no sharpening was needed. Wouldn't there be a solution or followup action after Spyderco crew found out the blade play was bad? The "follow up action" was to return the knife to you with a note saying it was neither repairable or ...
by The Deacon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was done? (Warranty question)
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: What was done? (Warranty question)

The letter explained that your knife was not eligible for warranty replacement and could not be repaired, but that they reconditioned it as much as possible and sharpened it. Not sure what else you expected them to say, but they did give you a number to call if you had any questions. FWIW, I'm sure ...
by The Deacon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Autonomy 2 hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Re: Autonomy 2 hardware

I'm sure many of Spyderco's knives that are made in the USA share screws of the same size and thread count. OTOH, threaded length, head type, and head diameter may very well vary between models. A black three screw clip and clip screws from another Golden G10 handled product that uses that style cli...

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