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by awa54
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive
Replies: 321
Views: 15113

Re: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive

OK, all of you who have never had a first generation UKPK, *this* is what it's supposed to feel like! The HH exclusive brings back that solid feel that the FRN versions lack, just in a slimmer package, I'm really looking forward to future G10 UKPKs now that the tooling exists. I also have to say tha...
by awa54
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!
Replies: 76
Views: 5162

Re: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!

glutofknives wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:12 pm
A cf ukpk sounds awesome.

The CF UKPK *is* awesome ;)
by awa54
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!
Replies: 76
Views: 5162

Re: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!

Kiwi 4 with micarta scales (since Moki does nice micarta) and a premium blade steel... With Moki that might mean Superblue, since Sakai is the only Japanese partner we've seen US/Euro steels from. The Kiwi 4 was a really nice knife but it was too expensive for VG 10. You can buy a Delica with a wha...
by awa54
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!
Replies: 76
Views: 5162

Re: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!

Kiwi 4 with micarta scales (since Moki does nice micarta) and a premium blade steel... With Moki that might mean Superblue, since Sakai is the only Japanese partner we've seen US/Euro steels from.
by awa54
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chief 1st sprint opinion poll
Replies: 42
Views: 1134

Re: Chief 1st sprint opinion poll

So, how long do you think we'll have to wait for the first NC Sprint? I would definitely jump on a CruWear Sprint without hesitation, but in light of the fact that we've been collectively begging for an N5 in CruWear for years and it's not here yet, I'm gonna say the chances are slim... at least in ...
by awa54
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 23648

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

David, thanks for your response to my off topic comment. I know these are very well made knives with very good locks. To me the lockrock is an aesthetic/ haptic issue that I just don't like. I really like lockbacks and i think the Golden lockbacks have spoiled me with their smoothe and solid operat...
by awa54
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive
Replies: 321
Views: 15113

Re: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive

I'm still ambivalent, but am willing to give the latest implementation of the split spring a chance, especially in a G10 scaled version.

Mine is leaving the UK today! ...with the exchange rate where it is now, I paid less than a used one went for on Ebay a few days back :D
by awa54
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 23648

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

I have been using my V-Toku 2 Stretch as a work knife for carpentry and construction plus miscellaneous tasks for a few months. Just used it yesterday to carve back bevels on trim I was installing. I've had great results with the steel so far, but admittedly not subjecting it to warehouse duty nor ...
by awa54
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 23648

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

You could probably set the primary bevel at 30 deg. with the brown rods, since the Meerkat (or mine at least) has a pretty acute grind already and probably won't require too much stock removal. plus, V-Toku2 grinds easily compared to most of the higher end stainless alloys. It might take a while, bu...
by awa54
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Micarta Native follow up to the Shaman??
Replies: 51
Views: 4055

Re: Cruwear Micarta Native follow up to the Shaman??

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:43 am
I would buy any Cruwear Native. Micarta would just make it better.

Exactly!!
by awa54
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Frankenstein titanium UKPK?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Frankenstein titanium UKPK?

^Yeah, if I recall correctly the old g10, cf, and ti UKPKs use 3mm stock. The frn ones and the current HH exclusive use 2.5mm stock. Don't know enough about the internals to know if moving the backspring and blade together would work. My suggestion would be to just buy a g10 one from HH and a coupl...
by awa54
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 149
Views: 6428

Re: Why all the Manix love?

I have the smooth CF/Cruwear exclusive from KC and I constantly wish that it was a peel ply texture, because the Manix is a work knife, not a gentleman's knife... It may be a bit homely compared to the sleek pocket jewelry that some favor, but I like it for the locked in grip ergos, the super strong...
by awa54
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Frankenstein titanium UKPK?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Frankenstein titanium UKPK?

The original UKPK has a full backspring and thicker blade stock than the current version, so there's no easy interchangeability with current models of UKPK. That said blades from first gen. UKPKs are likely to be as interchangeable as any blade within the same model... which is to say, there are cer...
by awa54
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?
Replies: 33
Views: 1362

Re: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?

Super blue, M390, K390 or HAP40... Yes please!
by awa54
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 23648

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

ANOTHER UPDATE: that third time is the charm thing, isn't always true... more chips, but this time very small ones and they came from hacking on seasoned hardwood, not just low level EDC tasks. Another sharpening was administered (retaining the 15DPS without micro-bevel geometry) and repeating the s...
by awa54
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why linerless?
Replies: 77
Views: 7133

Re: Why linerless?

For example in the Delica/Endela/Endura, I like that there are liners, with that application the knife can be made thinner while retaining rigidity because of the steel liners. On the other hand the thicker Native is plenty rigid without liners to stiffen the G10 scales, so for that knife I'm glad S...
by awa54
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A question to Mr. Glesser about "the Maxamet situation"
Replies: 52
Views: 5930

Re: A question to Mr. Glesser about "the Maxamet situation"

I'd love to have a Maxamet Chaparral, or a Maxamet Dragonfly 2. In my opinion, Maxamet is really ideal for a small, precise knife. I love it in the Manix 2 LW, but I think the steel is really perfect for a smaller platform (Native is a great choice for it, for example, and I'm very grateful to have...
by awa54
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Future of the Para 2? I'm sort of worried
Replies: 45
Views: 1275

Re: The Future of the Para 2? I'm sort of worried

I wouldn't lose any sleep over that JD ;)
by awa54
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: AEB-L Urban Performance Reviews
Replies: 157
Views: 7263

Re: AEB-L Urban Performance Reviews

last night the Urban was used as the world's tiniest machete; I hacked off a bunch of low hanging apple twigs, the largest of which was about 1cm / 3/8" in diameter, most were green, a few were seasoned. The 12.5 DPS edge with no secondary bevel took no damage whatsoever and paper cutting is just as...
by awa54
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday BLOKE!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1303

Re: Happy Birthday BLOKE!!!

Dang! I missed this one too D:

Happy belated B-Day Alex, sounds like it was a good one! ...despite the lack of knife related gifts.

by the way, what passes for cold down under? if it's not too bad I'd take a bit of it here, as we're finally starting to get some real heat.

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