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by embry386
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: You lost all of your knives. Which 10 do you buy first?
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: You lost all of your knives. Which 10 do you buy first?

Kitchen knives (for food): largeish santoku, maybe Spyderco's, maybe not smallish kitchen knife (~4in blade) long serrated bread knife Nostalgia knives (because these were my first Spydies and I'm still fond of them even if I don't carry them much anymore): Spyderco Native 5 blackout serrated Spyder...
by embry386
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clips: Love ‘em, Hate ‘em, Don’t care?
Replies: 24
Views: 840

Re: Clips: Love ‘em, Hate ‘em, Don’t care?

I tend to carry knives clipped IWB or in my socks. Those are both places that you really can't get away with having no clip. Clips are necessary for me for that reason. Also I like the aesthetics of the clips, especially the ones on older Spydies with the patent information written on them, very cool.
by embry386
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just bought 2 new enduras with ATS-55 on the blade
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Just bought 2 new enduras with ATS-55 on the blade

ATS-55 hasn't been used in Enduras since the 90s. Those knives are quite old. That's very cool that you got them, I've been after a copy of that model in that steel myself lately. I don't know if they still make that style of clip though. If you look up Spyderco's Pacific Salt model, the clip on tha...
by embry386
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are lightweight versions hindering supersteel potenial?
Replies: 67
Views: 2375

Re: Are lightweight versions hindering supersteel potenial?

The lightweight knives Spyderco has made in recent years are rock-solid and very tough. The Endura and the Native are ones that I own, and with those models, you would snap the blade off far before the handle broke. Perhaps the reputation that plastic-handled knives have for cheapness and flimsiness...
by embry386
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Native 5 in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Re: Native 5 in the desert

Jazz wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Nice pics, bro.
Thank you! :)

Kels73 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Great pics. I'm a sucker for black spyderedge.
Yeah, black with serrations is one of my favorite looks on a knife as well :) Wish some of my other knives had DLC coatings like the Native.
by embry386
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Spyderco
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Spyderco

Hello and welcome!

I can second Imgur, although I'd like to add that you don't need a phone to use it. You can use a phone, but I don't have a smartphone and it works fine for me.

Which of your knives is currently your favorite? Which ones are you looking to get in the future?
by embry386
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2

lonerider1013 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:22 pm
what is the horizontal thingee on the side of the grip? Just curious.
If you're talking about the yellow Atlantic Salt that Dodge posted, the horizontal black thing is a slot cut into the handle to help the insides of the knife dry out faster after you get it wet.
by embry386
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "The one"
Replies: 44
Views: 2405

Re: "The one"

Used to be the Native 5 lightweight for me, but then I got this thing: https://i.imgur.com/Abkjuwk.jpg ATS-55 Rescue from the late 1990s. Got it brand-new with all its original papers from eBay a few weeks ago, and it's kicked every other knife I own out of my pocket. The Native feels small and stub...
by embry386
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Gifts for 7yo twin girls
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: Gifts for 7yo twin girls

The Meadowlark sounds like a real cool gift. I know that when I was a little kid I would've been thrilled to get one :) The knives will probably not be too large, when I was 10 I got a fixed blade the size of an Endura and it never felt too large. Plus, this way they'll be able to keep using the kni...
by embry386
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2

You should check these out. The thumb/ index finger ramp is a nice feature that sadly went away. I own one in every color, blade height and edge. I missed it so much I made my own. That modded Atlantic Salt is really cool, looks like you did a nice job on creating the thumb groove. How is the handl...
by embry386
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2

Looks like BHQ still stocks the Rescue 3 The Rescue 3 is different from the 3rd CQI version, with the thumb cutout on the spine of the blade, that I was speaking of earlier. The one I'm talking about is the one at the top in this picture (if I may borrow the image from the Deacon's website for a mo...
by embry386
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2

.... This dude's website is a pretty good resource to learn more about the different versions and look at pictures: http://paulberetta.com/sheepsfoots.htm .... I bet The Deacon would love that dudes collection 😉 Ah, is the Deacon on here the guy that runs that site? I'm pretty sure he's on the foru...
by embry386
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Vintage knife review: Rescue version 2

You might've seen my review of Spyderco's original Rescue and noticed how much I loved it. Well, I enjoyed that knife so much and y'all commented so enthusiastically about your own various Rescues that I decided to try out the updated second version of it, and I love this one even more. It's kicked ...
by embry386
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advanced Rit Dye Techniques?
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: Advanced Rit Dye Techniques?

I've heard of people using glue from a hot glue gun to cover parts of the handle prior to dyeing. Never dyed a knife myself (yet) but from the photos it did seem to work pretty well. That was on an FRN knife by the way.
by embry386
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Help with an odd native 5?
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Help with an odd native 5?

That is unfortunately a fake Native 5. The same lettering with the weird capitals that you have has been reported a few other times here, if you search the old threads you may find one of the ones I'm thinking of. Sorry about your knife, the counterfeiters are getting pretty good at making fakes tha...
by embry386
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?
Replies: 482
Views: 40589

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

sal wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:05 pm
We'll use a Golden back lock.

sal
:D :spyder:
by embry386
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vivi Pass-around
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Vivi Pass-around

I'm interested! In the Pacific Salt!

Not because of the thin edge really, although that's cool too, but I mostly just want to try out what the old-style Endura handle feels like. Been considering buying one on eBay but I'd like to know first if the handle will work for my hands.
by embry386
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated Native 5 question
Replies: 25
Views: 2042

Re: Serrated Native 5 question

Jazz wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 am
Thanks, guys. embry386, I'm sure it was partly your pics that got me going here.
Wow, really? That's pretty cool :D

If you want any more photos of it, or photos at a specific angle or showing a specific aspect of the knife, or photos of it in comparison to some of my other knives, let me know.
by embry386
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is collecting knives and other items greedy? How would you answer this person?
Replies: 36
Views: 3452

Re: Is collecting knives and other items greedy? How would you answer this person?

I think it's selfish buying knives you have no need for. How is it selfish? It's not like there's a knife shortage -- Spyderco just makes more of them. Especially when their sales are doing well. I'd ask them to show you the monastery they live in and how they've dedicated their life to sacrifice. ...

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