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by EDC Honeybee
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Custom Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 2978

Re: Manix 2 Custom Mods

He doesn't do titanium but Steve Ketchen is the go to guy for after market scales these days. He works with wood, g10, micarta and ctek etc. Now a ctek Manix would be pretty awesome and i'm sure your son would love it. https://www.instagram.com/spketch/?hl=en Agree about the ctek on the manix, but ...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Custom Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 2978

Re: Manix 2 Custom Mods

Never seen a titanium backspacer. If I remember right from having mine apart (which I might not), the backspacer is actually part of the lock mechanism, meaning an aftermarket one would have to be very precise, unlike many of the PM2 backspacers you see floating around. As for the scales, it is defi...
by EDC Honeybee
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

Any speculation on how seconds prices will change post-MAP? Though it varied by model and specific knife, knives could be had on sale most places for 55% MSRP without waiting long. Now MAP has increased that street price by 5% of MSRP. I wonder if we will now see most of the seconds in the 40-45% ra...
by EDC Honeybee
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Heavy spring on new Dragonfly....
Replies: 40
Views: 3462

Re: Heavy spring on new Dragonfly....

Jazz wrote:Only on my stainless one. That and the different clip placement than the FRN ones makes it hard to one hand open.
came here to say the same thing. My stainless cant be flicked open like my frn. I can one-hand open but its definitely more difficult
by EDC Honeybee
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

Must have got lucky with the cold weather last year. I got there around 6 and they had opened up the main doors so we could get out of the cold, I just barely made it inside the building. Hopefully it's like that again this year, I don't mind the cold if that means the line is shorter haha. You and...
by EDC Honeybee
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pro sharpening needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Pro sharpening needed

Pretty easy to get a mirror edge with a lansky system. One of the base $25 sets and a 2000 grit stone and a couple lansky strop parts will get you pretty dang close, at a consistent angle. Ive done most of my spydercos this way. I usually try to stick around 18 degrees give or take. The chaparral is...
by EDC Honeybee
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

Any idea what a ZDP, or even HAP, Dragonfly might go for? Yep. I bought one of only two that I saw of the dragonflies last year (there were probably 10 or less total being rotated throughout the day). Mine had about an eight inch or so broken off the tip. Had a chipped edge. Had some minor rust spo...
by EDC Honeybee
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

Im not BTG, but there was a fairly wide selection of the fixed blades. I also remember seeing at least one Rock, many kitchen blades, some of the mule team series, etc. I was going to plan to pick some up but as I remember it, the discounts were not as deep as the folders and didnt justify the impu...
by EDC Honeybee
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

Hey BTG, from your experience what do you think I can expect to see for fixed blades? This will be my first year attending and, like many, I'm trying to come up with a few things that I might like to look for while I'm there. Im not BTG, but there was a fairly wide selection of the fixed blades. I ...
by EDC Honeybee
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dull Blade
Replies: 21
Views: 3043

Re: Dull Blade

The new spyderco knives I have bought have all come sharp. Look for signs of use, its possible that you got a return with some use already on it. If it is otherwise new and just isnt up to your standards of sharpness, I would just sharpen it. My knives never feel like they are truly mine until I do ...
by EDC Honeybee
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you actually EDC your favorite knife or...?
Replies: 76
Views: 7796

Re: Do you actually EDC your favorite knife or...?

This turned out to be a pretty interesting thread, because the answers weren't what I was looking for. Maybe I didn't ask the question the right way. What I meant was, do you have a favorite knife that you CAN'T carry, for whatever reason (blade length laws, too big for the office, or just not prac...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

I want to go, but I'm not into camping there all night. If I show up in line at 6am, will there still be a lot to choose from by the time my turn comes around? There was last year. I think I showed up around 6:15, and I didn't feel there was any shortage of knives. I spent 2.5 hours looking at kniv...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

I want to go, but I'm not into camping there all night. If I show up in line at 6am, will there still be a lot to choose from by the time my turn comes around? There was last year. I think I showed up around 6:15, and I didn't feel there was any shortage of knives. I spent 2.5 hours looking at kniv...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New to site 1st ?
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: New to site 1st ?

I havent seen one, but there are custom makers that will make scales in pretty much whatever you want. I think models like the persistence tend to run $40-100 for custom scales. Probably exceeds the value of the knife unfortunately. Another option is that you can dye g10. The blue probably couldnt d...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Explaining the difference between G10 and Micarta
Replies: 33
Views: 28448

Re: Explaining the difference between G10 and Micarta

Many great responses above. Both are great materials, though they tend to be very different when working on a belt grinder (different considerations for hand-sanding and cnc work). Paper micarta may have the tendency to peel or chip out of the surface when grinding too hard, and gunks up belts like ...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How best to "Will" your Spyderco knives to people?
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: How best to "Will" your Spyderco knives to people?

I think the best thing to do (aside from consulting with an attorney about a proper will) would be to keep a spreadsheet of details with the collection. How much did you buy it for? When? Anything special about this model? Any nostalgia tied to the knife? Estimated current value? Then when you pass,...
by EDC Honeybee
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

The above is all speculation, but might give you somewhat of an idea of whether the sale is worth it to you. Unless they drastically changed Mule discounts last year, when I was there the year before I seem to remember them only being discounted by $10 or $15 from MSRP. It certainly was not nearly ...
by EDC Honeybee
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!
Replies: 193
Views: 26838

Re: Spyderco Factory Outlet Seconds Sale!

Alright... looks like its time to start up my spreadsheet again. Most of the spydies I own are from last years sale, and I can confirm it is an awesome event. There were definitely deals to be had. Here is one of my spreadsheets for last year. It was mostly to help me get familiar with the product l...
by EDC Honeybee
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official Ouorboros Review and Give-A-Way Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7281

Re: Official Ouorboros Review and Give-A-Way Thread

Very cool. This was the knife I was most excited for when announced. Sounds and looks like exactly what I want in a knife, but its a little pricey for my budget so I am going to have to wait until christmas probably to try to afford it. Otherwise, it checks every box for what I look for in a knife. ...
by EDC Honeybee
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife for my son?
Replies: 22
Views: 2157

Re: Which knife for my son?

Looks like you are on the right track. A few things I thought of the throw into the mix: -Storing a knife in a humid environment for 5-10 years, rust may be a factor. You will want to get H1, or oil it every now and then while waiting for him to growup. -I love the DF2, but it has a somewhat unique ...

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