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by JRinFL
Tue May 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6506

Re: PRICING

Albatross wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:55 pm

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I think that's true for 99% of all transactions, regardless of what the product or service is.
Yes! My point is that the buyer and seller relationship is adversarial to some greater or lesser degree, always.
by JRinFL
Tue May 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6506

Re: PRICING

Hi Skx013K, Welcome to our forum. Thanx for the suggestions, but perhaps I can offer another point of view. These aftermarket makers developed, built and promoted a product as an accessory to our knives. We are honored that they would extend their time and effort to create something that the custom...
by JRinFL
Tue May 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6506

Re: PRICING

The buyer/seller relationship is hostile with both sides seeking to get the better end of the deal. If they reach a truly equitable bargain then they likely both feel they left something on the table. If that's the case then they're doing it wrong. If both sides feel they got the worse end of the t...
by JRinFL
Tue May 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2604

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

Giving heat treating secrets away to a Chinese company seems to be self-defeating in the long run. I guess I don't really understand the point of your comment. What is being "given away"? There are already knife makers and knife brands in china making knives to a high level of quality with properly...
by JRinFL
Mon May 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 G10 REX 45
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: Native 5 G10 REX 45

I thought all Natives were linerless these days?
Also, that Native seems sized just right for your hands RustyIron.

:confused:
by JRinFL
Mon May 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6506

Re: PRICING

The buyer/seller relationship is hostile with both sides seeking to get the better end of the deal. If they reach a truly equitable bargain then they likely both feel they left something on the table. The problem with modern buying and selling is that there are way more hands involved than just the ...
by JRinFL
Mon May 18, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2604

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

Giving heat treating secrets away to a Chinese company seems to be self-defeating in the long run.
by JRinFL
Sun May 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing a CBBL - alternatives
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: Closing a CBBL - alternatives

Wartstein has been helping me think of ways to close a cbbl Manix lw that do not involve using the pocket clip to grip the handle (this is harder for me to do with the wire clip, unlike with the regular clip on the g10 manix). Here's one he suggested: "You still pull the CBBL with thumb and index f...
by JRinFL
Fri May 15, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 out of the box?
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Endura 4 out of the box?

That's a stock photo. My memory did not fail me this time and I remembered correctly, Boker seems to sell Spyderco in Europe. See this listing: https://www.boker.de/spyderco/?p=1
by JRinFL
Fri May 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 106
Views: 5609

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

That is true for you, and probably others. However, I have noticed the discussion that some prefer a liner lock and do not like back locks and etc. I know we all have preferences, but the back lock is still superior. This Manix is not too big. In fact, after carrying a Manix, all other knives start...
by JRinFL
Thu May 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco factory choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Spyderco factory choice

Spyderco and its longtime makers are intertwined like two vines mutually supporting each other as they grow. I’m guessing Sal has known some of the Japanese makers for several decades.
by JRinFL
Thu May 14, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 495
Views: 58213

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

The Meat man wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:38 am
Awesome! Grabbed a Maxamet Manix 2. Thanks!
Thank you. I used it to try out a Native Chief.
by JRinFL
Thu May 14, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 106
Views: 5609

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

I think a lot of people tend to want what is the latest and greatest. So if a knife has a currently popular lock like a liner lock them that’s what They want even if the back lock is better. The Manix back lock is just a superior knife all the way around. It’s a shame that more people did not take ...
by JRinFL
Thu May 14, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Schempp Rock 'Chopper' idea
Replies: 64
Views: 3748

Re: Schempp Rock 'Chopper' idea

sal wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am
What about a tool steel? I have the original custom that Ed made with 52100 and carbon handle.

sal
Tool steel would be great, but I’d rather have something at least a little more rust resistant than 52100 if I had a choice. Not necessarily stainless, however.
by JRinFL
Tue May 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 106
Views: 5609

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

I had it in my carton two occasions, both times I convinced myself not to buy it based solely on width alone. Maybe with rounded scales like the Shaman I may have completed the sale? I assume you mean width in pocket - or is it thickness of the handle? Concerning the former: The Manix certainly is ...
by JRinFL
Wed May 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread
Replies: 176
Views: 17036

Re: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread

I passed on this one as it’s YAP2*
Looks good, nice color and scales, it will look great in your collection. Hopefully some other models will be made in this combination in the future.




*Yet another Para 2
by JRinFL
Wed May 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 106
Views: 5609

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

I had it in my carton two occasions, both times I convinced myself not to buy it based solely on width alone. Maybe with rounded scales like the Shaman I may have completed the sale?
by JRinFL
Tue May 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something we don’t see enough of
Replies: 24
Views: 3268

Re: Something we don’t see enough of

I had read the knife designs were pulled back by the designer. I really doubt there’ll be another Spyderco run of these models. That’s a shame.
by JRinFL
Tue May 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New reveal...Zwear/micarta Shaman, s90v Native Chief, k390 Seki series, Slysz Swayback! So much to love.
Replies: 67
Views: 6078

Re: New reveal...Zwear/micarta Shaman, s90v Native Chief, k390 Seki series, Slysz Swayback! So much to love.

Does anyone have any experience with Z-wear? I believe Larrin may have mentioned it before but it hasn’t been on my radar. According to Larrins graphs, Z-wear has shown higher (~21ft-lbs) as well as more consistent toughness than cru-wear (~9 ft-lbs). Crazy thing is the graph showed that the toughn...
by JRinFL
Sat May 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My modified Manix 2 XL (Quarantine Project)
Replies: 29
Views: 2409

Re: My modified Manix 2 XL (Quarantine Project)

Now that the prototype is done, maybe we can get Sal and Ernest to sign off on the collaboration model? Very nice work!

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