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by sparky2016
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Article: The Kind of Man Who Carries a Pocket Knife
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Re: Article: The Kind of Man Who Carries a Pocket Knife

That's great. This is a fantastic quote:
I’d often ask, “Daddy, do you have your pocketknife?” just to hear his response, “I got my pants on, don’t I?”
by sparky2016
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Figured out why I prefer g10 scales
Replies: 42
Views: 2491

Re: Figured out why I prefer g10 scales

Do share more of your vast font of titanium knowledge. You have clearly thought this through. Caveat; the above meant tongue in cheek. Rright or wrong, you are of course entitled to your opinion. You just seem to have overlooked quite a few factors in regards to applications (not least knives in th...
by sparky2016
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's Next for the Chaparral?
Replies: 65
Views: 4670

Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

I love the knife and XHP is a great steel that gets very sharp. But it's not very well know by the general public and it is not 100% stainless. I think M390 would make it a better seller. I personally would love to see a Salt version in LC200N. They have all the materials in Taichung to make that h...
by sparky2016
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's Next for the Chaparral?
Replies: 65
Views: 4670

Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

The Chaparral is all about showcasing different handle materials. Is it still, though? The latest FRN model seems to have woken people up to the utility of that size and thickness blade; as well as the ergonomics. With that particularly thin blade, one would think it narrows down the steel options....
by sparky2016
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the best Spyderco that doesn't exist?
Replies: 113
Views: 13725

Re: What's the best Spyderco that doesn't exist?

A Dragonfly 2 in LC200N or CTS-XHP, maybe sized up a little to use closer to the full 2.5" allowed in federal facilities. With scales that aren't black.
by sparky2016
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see next from Byrd?
Replies: 143
Views: 43363

Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Ok something with a blade along the lines of the Brouwer then, with the choil.
by sparky2016
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Worth a look?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Worth a look?

Thanks for having a look, 500Nitro. I assume there's nothing we individually can do, maybe Spyderco will try to report it? Looks like my answer is in in the VERO thread. In practice, eBay really seems to discourage people giving honest feedback. I think people are afraid to give negs, maybe they're ...
by sparky2016
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Worth a look?
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Worth a look?

This seller registered this year based in China but now states the location as California. Low-ish feedback total. Selling lots of knives at low prices, might be worth a look.

Based in China, azls_2018 has been an eBay member since Jan 16, 2018

https://www.ebay.com/usr/azls_2018
by sparky2016
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 611255

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Nice. The Para 3 + Dfly 2 could be a great starter pack, or holiday gifts.
by sparky2016
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any plans for CTS BD1N?
Replies: 71
Views: 14730

Re: Hey Sal, any plans for CTS BD1N?

We'll probably slowly convert from BD1 to BD1N. I would not put it on a level of S90 though. sal Digging up another knife steel thread. FWIW: Are We Entering the Era of Nitrogen-Based Blade Steels? https://knifenews.com/are-we-entering-the-era-of-nitrogen-based-blade-steels/ Despite the risk, Sal G...
by sparky2016
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spyderco folder
Replies: 37
Views: 2704

Re: Smallest spyderco folder

What are you going to be using it for? If it's cutting threads and opening letters, then maybe the tiny knives work. But any more than that, and I'd agree the DF2 is small and light and can do a lot more. The tiny knives are difficult to get a grip on, when that's needed. I have a Manbug and a Finch...
by sparky2016
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 611255

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Maybe not crazy, but ICYMI the excellent byrd Raven 2 is $36 at Amazon. It could make a nice gift/user/etc for fans of choils.
https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Raven-F ... B00YH7TK0I
by sparky2016
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Dragonfly Obsolete?
Replies: 55
Views: 4318

Re: Is the Dragonfly Obsolete?

Of course not. The Chap may be the “just right” knife for some; but for others it’s exactly wrong, not quite enough, not sturdy and thick enough - a Delica or Native is the alternative carry, not a Chap. The Chap isn’t better for every use scenario or user. So no, not obsolete. BTW, see the discussi...
by sparky2016
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Spyderco Knock-offs, "Replicas"and Fakes
Replies: 359
Views: 246966

Re: Spyderco Knock-offs, "Replicas"and Fakes

The photo, quantity and seller suggest these are fake Salt 1s:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SPYDERCO-KNIVE ... 0705842163
by sparky2016
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Sell me on a byrd
Replies: 19
Views: 9121

Re: Sell me on a byrd

The biggest point in favor of byrd knives is the design. That affects your experience of a knife at least as much as the manufacturing quality. And given that more companies are doing better manufacturing, the design is what sets byrd apart in the current environment. People focus a lot on where a k...
by sparky2016
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see next from Byrd?
Replies: 143
Views: 43363

Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

I haven't been keeping up with the forums - but what about the idea of a flipper? It was discussed here a while back.
by sparky2016
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 611255

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

mb1 wrote:Tempted to pick up a black Matriarch 2 with that Jet deal. Has anyone ordered from them before? I'm not familiar with them.
As you're checking out or immediately thereafter you can see who the item is shipped from.

And FWIW Walmart bought Jet in September.
by sparky2016
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2017 Spyderco Product Guide is LIVE!
Replies: 168
Views: 18429

Re: 2017 Spyderco Product Guide is LIVE!

If you're wondering about the proportions and specs of the Para 3 vs the Para Military 2, p 27 of the catalog shows it to scale.
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Click on "User-assigned image link" at the bottom of the image to see this larger.
by sparky2016
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rhino
Replies: 421
Views: 55425

Re: Rhino

It was a month-ish to release a month ago. So now maybe it's just -ish?
by sparky2016
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rhino
Replies: 421
Views: 55425

Re: Rhino

Fascinating. Thank you.

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