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by Mzen
Thu May 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Musing on slipjoints...
Replies: 38
Views: 1872

Musing on slipjoints...

I'll just lay it all on the table... Spyderco did an incredible job on the newest red G10 UKPK sprint run. There is literally nothing I would change about it, not even the "boring" blade steel (yes folks, S30V works perfectly fine... shocking, I know). Between fit and finish, the G10 and the new CQI...
by Mzen
Sun May 05, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 69
Views: 4451

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Never fear, Spyderco is here!. They are working on a 2.45" non-locking knife, from what I remember.

Hum... This is certainly news to me. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get that sweet piece of information from?
by Mzen
Sat May 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The new REVEAL is out ! Hey Doc, our AEB-L Urban is coming !
Replies: 49
Views: 3137

Re: The new REVEAL is out ! Hey Doc, our AEB-L Urban is coming !

There is a FB group I belong to that has a lot of members in the UK. Slipjoint Spydercos are very popular. I expect the new Urban, in a new steel choice, to be very popular. Shoot I'm not limited on the type of knife I carry & I find myself interested in the new Urban. I use to own one of the orang...
by Mzen
Sat May 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!
Replies: 51
Views: 3984

Re: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!

Hi Mzen, Some people are afraid of points on knives. sal Wow... I certainly didn't see that one coming haha But after giving it some thought, taking into account that I'm living in Germany at the moment and being aware of the stabbing epidemic that is going on in the UK, maybe a cheap, quality kitc...
by Mzen
Sat May 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!
Replies: 51
Views: 3984

Re: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!

Can anyone enlighten me on the particular uses or advantages of the bullnose plain edge version of these knives? The serrated one strikes me as a very effective bread knife (among other uses), but as for the other... Skinning and boning maybe?
by Mzen
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 20598

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

I think it was still stuck on 'private' when I first posted it. It should be public and viewable now. Mr Blonde, thank you very much for showing us the goods, these threads are always a joy to go through. I know you are not allowed to discuss a lot of what you've seen, but can you say if there was ...
by Mzen
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive
Replies: 350
Views: 22992

Re: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive

They are screwed, but are the pivots D shaped? I have one Urban that simply refuses to be taken apart because of a free spinning pivot, but to be honest I haven't had much luck in that department when it comes to Spyderco knives made in Italy. My hope is, since this one comes from Golden, that maybe...
by Mzen
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hawkbill serrated blade + LC200N: Yay or nay?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Hawkbill serrated blade + LC200N: Yay or nay?

I have been wondering lately about how much of an improvement it would be compared to your tried and true H1, particularly on a serrated Hawkbill style blade. So we are probably looking at improved edge retention, but maybe a bit less toughness and slightly more difficult to sharpen. I don't have an...
by Mzen
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?
Replies: 86
Views: 3814

Re: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?

I've seen a couple of references to the Gayle Bradley 1... Is it considered superior compared to the Gayle Bradley 2? I never took the time to properly investigate the differences between them, outside of the obvious finger choil area.
by Mzen
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 New Product Reveal!
Replies: 52
Views: 4475

Re: 2019 New Product Reveal!

Mr. Sal Glesser, if you are wandering around this thread, I would love to get a couple of questions answered: First: What kind of washers (if any) does the Para 3 LW have? I guess there might be some phosphor bronze in there, or did you manage to get a nice and smooth compression lock action without...
by Mzen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Figured out why I prefer g10 scales
Replies: 42
Views: 2610

Re: Figured out why I prefer g10 scales

As someone who used a ZT 0220 at work for quite some time, I can tell you from experience that titanium handles are definitely not the best option if you need to use a folding knife several times a day during harsher than normal conditions. First and foremost, it is more slippery than G10, so I did ...
by Mzen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?

JD Spydo wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 am
If you don't have the diamond stones then by all means get them.
Aren't the CBN stones supposed to pretty much do the same job as the diamond ones? At least, all the info I've read on them lead me to believe that.
by Mzen
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?

I’d say buy the knife you want. :) You obviously have enough skill to sharpen the knives you own so you won’t have any trouble sharpening anything else. Though I wouldn’t really want to reprofile anything with a SharpMaker alone and that’s only because I’m a little impatient and spoiled having an e...
by Mzen
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?

Hello everyone, I'm basically having a hell of a time figuring out which Para 3 to get, since my only sharpening equipment is the Sharpmaker (plus CBN stones). Right now I'm undecided between the brown S35VN and the burnt orange REX45 models. Since the ship has sailed on the Cruwear version (profoun...
by Mzen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Updated shaman sprint steel poll
Replies: 282
Views: 36038

Re: Updated shaman sprint steel poll

Not so sure about that... Many are going wacko for the Para 3 in REX 45 and I've seen countless examples of people who really aren't fans of that model. The Shaman is pretty much loved by most folks, Cruwear is still a "hot" steel for many, all of that combined with micarta handles which have also s...
by Mzen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Updated shaman sprint steel poll
Replies: 282
Views: 36038

Re: Updated shaman sprint steel poll

Only 1000? I've been dreaming of a combination like this sprint for my work, but I doubt I'll even get a chance to pre-order it... Plus I'm in Europe, making things even more difficult. Try to push as many out as you can Sal, otherwise the forums will turn into heartbreak nation.
by Mzen
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Updated shaman sprint steel poll
Replies: 282
Views: 36038

Re: Updated shaman sprint steel poll

The stonewash finish gets two thumbs up from me, keeps the blade looking nicer if used at work everyday. I've been itching to get a Shaman for a long time, I think either steel would get a buy from me. Also, I believe Rutger makes a good case for stuff like 20CV and 204p for smaller edc and thinner ...
by Mzen
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Giveaway!!!
Replies: 129
Views: 19244

Re: Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Giveaway!!!

I'm in! My maternal grandmother was definitely one of my heroes, that woman raised five children pretty much on her own, all while working hard to put food on the table during a time when being able to afford said food was a huge challenge. She never learned how to read, but was a very intelligent w...
by Mzen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finally got a sharpening system
Replies: 42
Views: 7446

Re: Finally got a sharpening system

Another happy KME owner here. I felt the WE was too much to spend, and offers really just one feature over the KME - the ability to sharpen both sides simultaneously. While i am lazy, i am not THAT lazy, i don't relly mind flipping the knife over manually. IMO the Lansky is too rickety-rackety for ...
by Mzen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Burnt Orange Rex 45
Replies: 218
Views: 47295

Re: Burnt Orange Rex 45

Actually, I broke the VERY TIP (2 sharpenings would fully repair it) of my Cruwear pm2 off, just casually/gently cutting bondo away from a steel body panel on a car when the tip came in contact with steel. And that's cruwear. I know you'll most likely assume I did something much more abusive than d...

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