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by KingRat
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New catalog wish list...
Replies: 103
Views: 10014

Re: New catalog wish list...

I'm wishing there isn't anything I want to purchase in the 2018 catalog. I bought quite a few this year; really more than I should have considering they are well built and should last any reasonable lifetime with even basic care. That being said, I really wish the Native Chief is not in the calendar...
by KingRat
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5375
Views: 524468

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Police 4. As much as I love the military, it is not a potato peeler. It was the 3mm blade stock that won me in the end. I had to try it out. It helps that I like lock backs and the steel was K390 (I love 10v, love it!). Also, it was the right size. I love the Chinook 4 that came about the same time....
by KingRat
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Chief
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: Spyderco Chief

Can't wait to see the Chief. I think the upcoming calendar would be a stretch, but it appears to finally be on the horizon now that the Shaman is here.
by KingRat
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help Identifying Knife in Blade Runner 2049 (non-spoilers)?
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Re: Help Identifying Knife in Blade Runner 2049 (non-spoilers)?

Cheddarnut wrote:Heres a link for the model pictured in Blade Runner 1980: http://www.foxcutlery.com/n/en/product/ ... i.htmlReal Blade Runner.jpg
I laughed. Terry's come a long way. I think its nice we can have a chuckle in the face of adversity sometimes.
by KingRat
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List
Replies: 200
Views: 49051

Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

I'm wondering if they are winding down the two current TI Millie options, and will come back with one single TI option. Maybe a TI RIL with a regular G10 scale on the presentation side, to keep cost and weight down? There are many places this can go. They disco'd the regular PITS before they came ou...
by KingRat
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name a Spyderco knife you fell out of love with ;)
Replies: 48
Views: 5121

Re: Name a Spyderco knife you fell out of love with ;)

I too have fallen out of love with the PM2. We used to spend every day together. My eyes began to wander over time. One day I saw the Military. I could not look away. I kept coming back for another look, then another. Eventually I bought one. The Military fits my hand perfectly. We've been together ...
by KingRat
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 49817

Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

I thought I'd be all over this one, but I'm not. I certainly feel I should buy one to compensate for all of the annoying posts I've posted about the Shaman over time! Maybe I'll feel different about it later. Seems like a nice workhorse. I like black clips. The stone wash is nice for some, but I'm a...
by KingRat
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5375
Views: 524468

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Street Beat. Always wanted one. Hummed and hawed for years, then the 2018 discontinued list forced my hand. Looked at the TI Millie as well, but ultimately decided I had enough S30V Millie's.
by KingRat
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List
Replies: 200
Views: 49051

Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Looks like its time to get that TI Military. I wonder, does this mean no more TI Militaries, or is there another TI Military option on the horizon?
by KingRat
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive
Replies: 138
Views: 18541

Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Just saw this on the KC site. Not sure how I missed this here. I'm tempted. Linerless, forest green G10, S90V, and black clip. I have the regular S35V G10 and blurple G10, as well as an original S30V Native (nice and light, in my front pocket right now). Seems super special, to me at least. Likely w...
by KingRat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pre 2005 Spyderco Models For Sprint Runs? Most Desired? Most Needed?
Replies: 39
Views: 4396

Re: Pre 2005 Spyderco Models For Sprint Runs? Most Desired? Most Needed?

I just got a Chinook 4, and one of the first thoughts that came to me while playing with the power lock was "this should be on the Ayoob". I'll take one of those nice Persians. Its about time we had another bolstered beauty. Finally, and I'm likely in the minority, I'd take a nice new Shabaria. May...
by KingRat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pre 2005 Spyderco Models For Sprint Runs? Most Desired? Most Needed?
Replies: 39
Views: 4396

Re: Pre 2005 Spyderco Models For Sprint Runs? Most Desired? Most Needed?

I just got a Chinook 4, and one of the first thoughts that came to me while playing with the power lock was "this should be on the Ayoob". I'll take one of those nice Persians. Its about time we had another bolstered beauty. Finally, and I'm likely in the minority, I'd take a nice new Shabaria. Mayb...
by KingRat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hawkfly in Action! (Pics)
Replies: 52
Views: 6727

Re: Hawkfly in Action!

Looks nice! I like the cutting down the box trick. I've been discarding the box, which leaves me wondering whether it was the fish at 400 degrees for 20 minutes of if that was the chicken nuggets.
by KingRat
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Backlocks and back spacers
Replies: 39
Views: 5902

Re: Backlocks and back spacers

I finally got mine today. I can flex the blade in towards the back spacer, but it does not appear to be contacting anything. I cannot see a flat on the edge, nor any marks on the back spacer or lock spring. It is much lighter than I imagined; closer to the Military, while my old friend K2 is a brick...
by KingRat
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any idea when/if fluted Ti Millie will get upgrades?
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Any idea when/if fluted Ti Millie will get upgrades?

After a second look, these look like real pictures, not renders: https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/pt/-spyderco-military-titanium-c36tip.htm This dealer still has pictures of the older model when it comes to the fluted one: https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/pt/-spyderco-military-fluted-titanium-...
by KingRat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any idea when/if fluted Ti Millie will get upgrades?
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Any idea when/if fluted Ti Millie will get upgrades?

I wouldn't mind knowing this myself, about the "regular" unfluted Millie. I realize the weight is quite a bit more than a regular model, however I quite like my K2, and melding those two favorites together has me interested. I imagine both the fluted and unfluted titanium models move a little slower...
by KingRat
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 13424

Re: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion

I like. We could even go delica & endura size, like the recent Pakka wood HAP40's, to meet most folk's size preference.

Scale possibilities: Some maple with bolsters (extra fancy!), G10 (red?, white?, both?, some sort of natural colour (brown, tan), arctic camo?), or FRN (same colours).
by KingRat
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 13424

Re: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion

While the Grohmann's may be the Canadian design on paper, in practice I've never seen one. I've seen more bowies than anything else in the field. Buck 110's and 119's, and their like from Ontario, Kabar, etc. Whitetail deer is the largest game around. Most have no use for a larger knife. Likely most...
by KingRat
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Backlocks and back spacers
Replies: 39
Views: 5902

Re: Backlocks and back spacers

A few photos may help clarify : https://imgur.com/eJkeCHN.jpg Power Lock, closed. I don't mind that it is not flush with the scales. https://imgur.com/refNrkH.jpg Max deflection during opening: https://imgur.com/ZgI2POu.jpg Open and locked: https://imgur.com/oL1Htmk.jpg Press this amount for blade ...
by KingRat
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 13424

Re: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion

There should be easy access to the lock and hole, and I'd much prefer the large "oversized" hole. As was mentioned, there aren't many restrictions, so It's pretty wide open. Personally I like things in the 4 inch plus range due to large hands, but I realize many will prefer something smaller. I'd pr...

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