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by awa54
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 74
Views: 4849

Re: Cutting boards

Wood and nylon can both harbor bacteria: wood in the fibers of its structure, nylon in the cut marks left behind by use. Both should be cleaned after each use, the best way is with a dilute bleach solution, but I'm still alive and use just hot water and dish soap. My favorite cutting boards are bamb...
by awa54
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official 2020 Discontinued List
Replies: 172
Views: 15297

Re: Official 2020 Discontinued List

Ehhh... Mantra 2 on the way, I'm not really psyched for the flipper aspect, but handle and blade shape are both features I liked from day 1, as well as M4 being a steel I don't hate ;)
by awa54
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 233
Views: 15617

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

Ugh! an Elmax PM3 would force my hand and then I'd have to order *another* knife from BBS... I might even have to start liking them ;)
by awa54
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C46 Hap40 Lum Sprint run touch up and spa.. at Golden?
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: C46 Hap40 Lum Sprint run touch up and spa.. at Golden?

I'll second that... if it's going to be a safe queen after the cosmetic refresh, then find an independent blade specialist like BBB who can do the work, then lock it away so all that cost and hard work aren't spoiled the first time you cut dirty cardboard with it. Otherwise, keep working on your sha...
by awa54
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 29
Views: 1692

Re: Collectibles

JD, you might be surprised! I bet that most of the fountain pen collectors on the three pen forums I frequent would be baffled by people collecting modern pocket knives ;). Seriously though, there are probably ten times as many fountain pens on Ebay as there are Spydercos. If you want to actually us...
by awa54
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would a knife ban be cool here in the US? Id so, what should it look like?
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

Re: Would a knife ban be cool here in the US? Id so, what should it look like?

They're gonna have to ban keys and ballpoint pens too if they really want to keep me out of my Amazon boxes!
by awa54
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Zdp-189 myths and truths
Replies: 31
Views: 2385

Re: Zdp-189 myths and truths

in my use it was nearly impossible to sharpen past "barely sharp enough" with water stones, but using diamond abrasives it isn't bad at all. I agree that it holds a fine/polished edge longer than other "Super" steels, though, not all that much better than the M390-ish steels. my experience with edge...
by awa54
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 29
Views: 1692

Re: Collectibles

Vintage watches Omega and Longines DEEA63DB-94D9-4622-8435-1E0B661DB998.jpeg Nice! Wittnauer and Wyler are my focus, with a good number of mid-century and earlier Elgins, though many of my nicest are from other makers... As far as collections, I only collect things that have utility, but I tend to ...
by awa54
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN
Replies: 19
Views: 948

Re: Native 5 in G10 vs. Native 5 Lightweight in FRN

My first G10 Native is the smooth G10/CruWear KC exclusive and I really like it! feels even more solid than the FRN version and the linerless G10 isn't too heavy.

I'm glad to have both, but wouldn't personally want the linered version.
by awa54
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are ya drinkin????
Replies: 435
Views: 158714

Re: What are ya drinkin????

NOT Newcastle brown ale anymore :( Lagunitas' version isn't the same as the original, too rough and heavy by comparison...

Having a bottle of Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or at hand takes some of the sting out of the Newcastle disappointment though, since it never fails to satisfy!
by awa54
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Roman knife
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Roman knife

Very cool, Thanks for posting the link!
by awa54
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M42
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: M42

My vote is for CPM REX54... you can probably guess why :D
by awa54
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5276

Re: S30v

As Spyderco fans we are truly spoiled. In most of the knife industry S30V and S35VN are still premium steels. Some would still call them super steels. It is hard to tell from inside the Spyderbubble but it’s true. I am proud to be a steel geek and even more proud to not be a steel snob. S30V is con...
by awa54
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5276

Re: S30v

https://i.imgur.com/f8EFxOR.png I still think that most of users could not tell a difference between steels like S30V, S35VN and maybe M390 in day to day use if they dont have the steel´s names etched on blades. Claims like:,, S35VN is so much better then S30V, its not chippy, its hold an edge so m...
by awa54
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Carbon Sage 1 Clone?
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Carbon Sage 1 Clone?

The "bug" on yours has the correct engraved/machined texture to be a genuine Taichung made Spydie... a fake would almost certainly have an etched logo. Another tell that it's genuine is that the scales appear to be the Taichung laminate, which has a thin, slightly 3D layer of CF veave bonded on to a...
by awa54
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2596

Re: What makes S90V so special?

Interestingly (to me at least), I have had more issues with getting a good edge on S90V than S110V...

The M390 class steels are more to my liking, but now that I've learned to sharpen S90V, I don't avoid it if I like a knife that it's used in.
by awa54
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red G10 Para 3 M390
Replies: 147
Views: 7957

Re: Red G10 Para 3 M390

wrong topic :(
by awa54
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 176
Views: 12392

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Eihther KC had an absolute ton of these made, or lots of folks are allergic to smooth G10, because they're still in stock!

How long did the BHQ N5 exclusives last, 20 minutes, an hour?

Honestly, this amazes me, I figured they'd sell through in a day or two.
by awa54
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 240
Views: 14147

Re: Cru-wear Delica

All's well that ends well, and my replacement CruLica arrived safe and sound!

Thanks again Knives Plus!

The only problem is that now I have to swap my Flytanium CF scales off the VG-10 damascus blade and on to the CruWear Delica... I suppose I'll survive the exertion ;)
by awa54
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's been 40 days...
Replies: 51
Views: 1661

Re: It's been 40 days...

Since I last bought a spydie... :eek: I need that 3rd Reveal list to drop :o Are you still holding at just one Spydie? If so, you have either my admiration or sympathy, whichever makes you feel better about the hobby. I haven't been marking the calendar, but it feels like the next Reveal could be c...

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