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by ASmitty
Mon May 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 'Field adjustable' screws
Replies: 16
Views: 2945

Re: 'Field adjustable' screws

Just a quick observation. The screwdriver tip on the nail file on the Victorinox 58mm knives fits in a T10 hole well enough to tighten up a loose pivot screw. It works on a T9 too, but it's nearly too big for that.
by ASmitty
Mon May 22, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polestar
Replies: 10
Views: 2116

Re: Polestar

Any plans for a larger version? Say, 4 inches? I'd certainly pick up one of these, but I doubt it's in the works. The Polestar and Alcyone were conceived to be Spyderco branded counterparts to the Crow and Raven. While a 4" bladed version would be nice, it would encroach on the territory taken up b...
by ASmitty
Thu May 18, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dream knife
Replies: 61
Views: 5134

Re: Dream knife

Linerless FRN lockback Sage. Basically, take the N5 LW and make it the size and shape of the Sage. I love the N5 LW, but I wish it had the small thumb-ramp and slightly larger size of the sage. I also wish it had the Sage's wire clip. This FRN Sage must have the solid, heavy-duty feel of the N5 and ...
by ASmitty
Thu May 18, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Holes in the Spydie range?
Replies: 37
Views: 4777

Re: Holes in the Spydie range?

I miss my early days as a Spyderco collector from 1999-2005. Back in those days, ergonomics and design trumped material choices in Spyderco's core line-up. I love Spyderco, but the original appeal to me was high quality knives that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Let the other guys spend their premium...
by ASmitty
Tue May 16, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Raven or Pole Star: Which one?
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: Byrd Raven or Pole Star: Which one?

I don't want made in China so I'd lean toward a Centofante or other similar price range options from other sources. Any particular reason the choice is limited to those two? I don't think the OP is looking for help with a buying decision. I think he's just trying to open up some discussion on two v...
by ASmitty
Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Raven or Pole Star: Which one?
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: Byrd Raven or Pole Star: Which one?

Polestar for me. I, personally, am not a fan of large finger choils on my knives. So, the Polestar's lack of choil is appealing as it gives more edge length in a slightly shorter blade. I also like the Polestar's handle scales a little better because they're not just the standard black G10 that come...
by ASmitty
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native LW Maxamet
Replies: 25
Views: 2772

Re: Native LW Maxamet

I may be buying this one just for the color of the FRN. I have a N5 LW S110V that I absolutely love, and I don't really need this. But, gray is my favorite color of FRN and this will look great alongside my gray Delica and Endura.
by ASmitty
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Combo edges
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Re: Combo edges

The only pocket knives I have that come like this are Victorinox 111mm One-hand knives. I find it pretty handy. One main reason I prefer serrations toward the tip is because oftentimes serrations are most helpful in a tight squeeze where only the tip will fit where you're cutting. Also, I often find...
by ASmitty
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: keep 1 forever, try 1 out, retire 1...
Replies: 54
Views: 4831

Re: keep 1 forever, try 1 out, retire 1...

Keep: Para3
Try: Stretch2 FRN
Retire: Mantra2
by ASmitty
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone see Apostle P's rant on Spyderco?
Replies: 123
Views: 15265

Re: Anyone see Apostle P's rant on Spyderco?

There is literally not one person on this planet, not even Sal himself, that I would put 100% trust in reviewing any knife for me. In other words, I form my own opinions. There are some people who I respect and who I believe have similar enough tastes to my own that their opinion is enough to give ...
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DF2 blade play question
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: DF2 blade play question

I have 3 Dragonflies, all have some up and down play, all did out of the box. I think it comes with the territory when dealing with small linerless back locks. It's certainly more prevalent in the linerless models. It was more noticeable on the Gen 1 and Gen 3 Delicas and Enduras than the current 4...
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Enforcer 3.6'' and Spyderco Detective 3.2'' and Spyderco Inspector 2.8''
Replies: 36
Views: 4194

Re: Spyderco Enforcer

Evil D wrote:My guess is because it's still so similar to the Delica.
This is less true now that the Delica has it's slightly more rounded tip. Getting rid of the "splinter picker" tip of the Delica is the most annoying thing Spyderco has ever done to me.
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about increasing the blade length of the Dragonfly to 2.45''?
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: How about increasing the blade length of the Dragonfly to 2.45''?

Sharp Guy wrote:
ASmitty wrote:If/when they give us an FRN Chap, I'll stop asking for a larger Dragonfly.
FRN Chap will be coming in the near future.
Then I'm "Golden" (pun intended even though the Chaps come from Taichung).
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DF2 blade play question
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: DF2 blade play question

I have 3 Dragonflies, all have some up and down play, all did out of the box. I think it comes with the territory when dealing with small linerless back locks. It's certainly more prevalent in the linerless models. It was more noticeable on the Gen 1 and Gen 3 Delicas and Enduras than the current 4...
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about increasing the blade length of the Dragonfly to 2.45''?
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: How about increasing the blade length of the Dragonfly to 2.45''?

TomAiello wrote:Chapparal fills that niche nicely for me.
If/when they give us an FRN Chap, I'll stop asking for a larger Dragonfly.
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about increasing the blade length of the Dragonfly to 2.45''?
Replies: 33
Views: 3357

Re: How about increasing the blade length of the Dragonfly to 2.45''?

The biggest reason a larger Dragonfly is more appealing than the Cat or Chapparal is that its linerless FRN handle lends itself to a level of lightweightedness (probably not a word) that the others can't achieve. I've also found the Dragonfly's handle better accomodates larger hands than the Cat. My...
by ASmitty
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Best Compliment I Can Give Sal...The Endura
Replies: 15
Views: 1946

Re: The Best Compliment I Can Give Sal...The Endura

Evil D wrote:Just curious but did you get him the FFG or saber grind version?
They don't make the saber grind in blue do they?
by ASmitty
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New to Spyderco! Help me pick one
Replies: 45
Views: 3317

Re: New to Spyderco! Help me pick one

They're like Pokemons man, you gotta catch them all.
by ASmitty
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Prediction for the Efficient
Replies: 34
Views: 3133

Re: Prediction for the Efficient

My intention was not to fuel such a debate.I just realized that Efficient is a nice design with a big potential for upgrade.If you ask me, they should have decided to implement such a nice design in a premium folder(Taichung made even) from day one. Marius But the value line deserves great designs ...
by ASmitty
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K.....uh oh...
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K.....uh oh...

I bought my brother-in-law a Kershaw CQC-7K (tanto version of the 6K) last Christmas. I haven't bought one for myself yet, but I was very impressed by the quality that Kershaw is putting into the Emerson collabs. I've been considering getting myself either the 6K or the 4KXl ever since.

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