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by spyderg
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stuff you made
Replies: 35
Views: 2342

Re: Stuff you made

Recovered the knife in bocote. Used some of the bocote and a piece of scrap fire wood from a family trip to make myself a ring.
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by spyderg
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I started physical therapy
Replies: 45
Views: 2498

Re: I started physical therapy

Been through a fair bit of physio myself. It helped me avoid knee surgery and determined that I required shoulder surgery. Also after a serious hand injury, I went through multiple surgeries and years of physio. I don’t go anymore but have to do my own physio at least three times a day or I can bare...
by spyderg
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast
Replies: 51
Views: 2495

Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Thing is, if it’s for a knife enthusiast, he or she had probably looked at and considered at least the current Spyderco lineup. Unless you know for sure they’ve been drooling over one in particular it might not be the best to choose for them. On the other hand if you know they’re types really well y...
by spyderg
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 lightweight choices or ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1950

Re: Manix 2 lightweight choices or ?

Lefty here. I have no trouble using a “right handed” PM2. I was planning on picking up a lefty but then they put out a Cruwear model and well CRUWEAR! I also have a Cruwear Manix 2 from a few years back, (it was my first Spydie actually). I would choose it over the lw any day, but I’m not a fan of 1...
by spyderg
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!
Replies: 176
Views: 6933

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Awesome! Thnx, it’s really nice. A lot lighter than I thought it would be. Guess I’m used to my traditionals, GEC’s and such. Feels good and solid though. I’ve already used the canopener as a scraper, doubt I’ll ever need it to open a can but who knows? My package opener mod would weaken it for tha...
by spyderg
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!
Replies: 176
Views: 6933

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

Finally arrived. Gonna carry it around for a bit before I decide if and what mods I’ll do.
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by spyderg
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More pockets for more knives!
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: More pockets for more knives!

Take a look at Mountain Khakis, less tactical looking than 5.11 with reinforcements on the pocket lips and extra pockets on several models. They are all I buy now. The 5.11 defender looks like any other blue jeans. I took a peek at the ones you suggest but they all say 5 pocket, at least the ones I...
by spyderg
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2859

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

I try to not immediately sharpen any knife. I’m always curious to see how good an edge the factory puts on. Occasionally it’s bad enough that I sharpen right away. That’s never happened on a Spyderco, a few have been not great but always useable. They are typically toothier than the edge I put on my...
by spyderg
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your Delica's
Replies: 783
Views: 330743

Re: Show your Delica's

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by spyderg
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyard tube rattle in Taichung models
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Lanyard tube rattle in Taichung models

I’ve got a couple knives with a rattle in either the lanyard tube or stop pin. If it’s annoying enough I just put a drop of heavy grease on it. Stops the noise with no modification, and it doesn’t hurt anything. Done best upon reassembly after cleaning but can be done with no disassembly at all.
by spyderg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edge retention, real use, edge damage
Replies: 22
Views: 1173

Re: Edge retention, real use, edge damage

Totally depends on the intended use. I used to keep a zdp dragonfly on my backpack knowing I’d rarely have to sharpen it. It was for light duty stuff and wear resistance was important. I used my low hrc S35vn Sebenza to cut a bunch of metal down spout, toughness was far more important there. For my ...
by spyderg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5105

Re: S30v

A few have commented “yet another S30v thread” or something to that effect. But really all those other threads were actually on something else and got hijacked and turned into S30v arguments. This is a dedicated thread on the subject and I’m glad it turned back to the steels rather than getting too ...
by spyderg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More pockets for more knives!
Replies: 3
Views: 299

More pockets for more knives!

So I just picked up a pair of 5.11 Defender flex jeans. So far I can say they are extremely comfortable. If I remember I’ll report back on durability but the reviews I could find speak highly of them in that regard. The real reason I was interested in them is the two extra hip pockets. I guess they’...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5105

Re: S30v

S30V is simply a B— to a B+ in all categories, which makes for a good all around steel but doesn't "wow" people who are really into knives. We buy knives for a purpose in mind, and we're usually looking for a blade steel that excels highly in 1-2 categories. Best edge retention? Not s30v. Best corr...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5105

Re: S30v

To the comment about the Serrata, no I’m not a fan. Not a fixed blade fan for the most part but if I was getting one I’d want say 3v as the steel. And yes I’m sure I could make do just fine with a 440c knife. I already mentioned my Roughrider. I also mentioned it was 440 mystery steel. One of the th...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5105

Re: S30v

Not trying to light a fuse, or start arguments, just genuinely interested in the current thoughts on S30v, and other steels being used in a similar role, base steel on higher quality knives. There’s no reason it can’t be discussed without insult or ridicule. My opinion as of right now is S30v is a g...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5105

S30v

It’s something we discuss here often and if you’re on other forums you’ll see talk about it there too. S30v, it’s not my favourite steel but it’s good. It’s a great choice as a knife steel, not terribly expensive, from what I know it’s not hard to work with in manufacturing a knife, and it’s attribu...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best knife design and steel pairings?
Replies: 39
Views: 1952

Re: Best knife design and steel pairings?

Cruwear in anything, (other than salts, lol!)! No but really, I think the Cruwear Manix2 I have is a great combo. I have a PM2 in CW and the new Delica in CW but it’s better suited to the Manix imo. I don’t have one but based on its design I’m guessing the Tuff in 3v makes for a good combination, wo...
by spyderg
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When will the SMOCK be available
Replies: 18
Views: 1698

Re: When will the SMOCK be available

Glad this is a regular production, was going to pick up a spare on this second drop but it seems to still be in way higher demand than the supply, so I’ll wait again and let some others enjoy this great knife. IMO the only thing that could make the Smock better is a Cruwear sprint! AC3BE85A-BB8F-48F...
by spyderg
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone prefer manual seats in a car?
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Anyone prefer manual seats in a car?

My 07 Honda Ridgeline, my wife’s 12 Hyundai Elantra and my mom’s Kia Soul are all base models and are better equipped than what used to be considered fully loaded! Newer models even more so! My moms speakers light up, wife glovebox is a cooler and I’ve got heated mirrors. Just to name a few. I will ...

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