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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: 337

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: 2929

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: 332380

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: 937

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: 1195

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: 5266

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: 337

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: 5266

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: 5266

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: 5266

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: 5266

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: 2003

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: 1807

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: 645

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 ...
by spyderg
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 2377

Re: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)

I could thumb or middle finger flip it out if the box. I can pretty much any knife that has something for a finger or thumb to get purchase on. I posted IG vids (pensackg) of me flicking my slipjoint Kiwi open after discussing it in anther thread somewhere on here. Was just curious if it’ll be one o...
by spyderg
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 18971
Views: 1473098

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Pics from yesterday, shortly after it arrived but back in pocket today.
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by spyderg
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: L'il Native lockback love..
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: L'il Native lockback love..

I really like mine. I’ve got just one local store here and I was just browsing one day and he had them both. I liked both versions but backlock ended up in my pocket because it has the better clip.
by spyderg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 2377

Re: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)

They get a lot easier to open over time. Cycle the action a few hundred times and keep the pivot oiled. It's a pretty complex pivot, seems to take a bit more oil than more basic knives. Do you find it constantly needs oil or just during the initial break in period? I’ve got a few knives that seem t...
by spyderg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 2377

Re: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)

So far so good, only had her a couple hours now but I’m liking it. Grips seem good, I can get my thumb on the hump while in the forward choil but it’s kinda cramped and not particularly comfortable but if I stay behind the choil it’s great. 7A5D1AB8-F920-46F7-856C-189D11B02E9B.jpeg Out of the box it...
by spyderg
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)
Replies: 24
Views: 2377

Re: Szabo Folder Review (Picture Heavy)

Vivi, exactly how I use the choil, also slight variations like pinching the blade depending on the task at hand. I find the Smock or my Manix are just right for edc, blade shape and length but especially the shape. Occasionally I’d like a bit longer but for some reason the police has never appealed ...

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