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by kvdo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you care about deep carry?
Replies: 50
Views: 2911

Re: Do you care about deep carry?

Honestly...Para 3 for example, why wouldn't you prefer the deep carry on the left to the stock clip on the right? Other than spending more money. Still easily accessible and pulls out of the pocket no problem. I'm not trying to start an argument, just curious as to why individuals would prefer the ...
by kvdo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Brouwer's Clip - More than meets the eye, perfectly meets the hand
Replies: 31
Views: 2442

Re: The Brouwer's Clip - More than meets the eye, perfectly meets the hand

(image) (image) Hi kvdo, I think we have similar sized hands. Do you find the G10 on the Brouwer to be more grippy than say the G10 on the PM2? Mine seems slightly grippier. It does look like our hands are right about the same size. I pulled out a new PM2, new Para3, and a used Para3. The new PM2 a...
by kvdo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Brouwer's Clip - More than meets the eye, perfectly meets the hand
Replies: 31
Views: 2442

Re: The Brouwer's Clip - More than meets the eye, perfectly meets the hand

On a side note - are you getting a three or four finger grip on your brouwer behind the choil like in your photo? Four fingers - however, my hands are tiny compared to the average adult male, so I'm not a great reference point. https://i.imgur.com/xwFNHsk.jpg (I don't actually hold the Dragonfly li...
by kvdo
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Brouwer's Clip - More than meets the eye, perfectly meets the hand
Replies: 31
Views: 2442

The Brouwer's Clip - More than meets the eye, perfectly meets the hand

Like everyone else who looked at pictures of the Brouwer, I thought to myself "wow, that's a pretty shallow carry." But hey, nothing that can't be fixed with an after-market clip, right? Once my Brouwer arrived in the mail and I held it, I can say that I'm actually quite pleased with the default cli...
by kvdo
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: D'Allara 3 ergonomics opinions
Replies: 21
Views: 2190

Re: D'Allara 3 ergonomics opinions

I found the D'allara 3's ergonomics quite comfy. On a lot of spyderco models, there's something about the ergos that don't suit me (pocket clip and finger grooves on the Delica, boxy corners on PM2, etc), but the D'allara was solid. I didn't like how difficult it was to actuate the lock, though.
by kvdo
Fri May 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native Questions (Grip & Future Variants)
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Lil Native Questions (Grip & Future Variants)

I have both the Back Lock and Compression Lock versions of the Lil Native, and I have fairly small hands. I can get a four-finger grip on the Lil Native without the use of the finger choil. The ergonomics on the Back Lock version are superior to the one on the Compression Lock. The Compression Lock'...
by kvdo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Models Dropped: Lil' Native Backlock, SpyderHawk Salt Orange Sprint, Shaman Black Blade
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

Re: New Models Dropped: Lil' Native Backlock, SpyderHawk Salt Orange Sprint, Shaman Black Blade

Does the back lock version have steel liners or not? I heard Eric make that statement on a video from one of the shows, shot or blade, can’t remember. You know, I forgot about that. In looking back at my video, I can't see any liners in there and I think you're right that Eric said it was linerless...
by kvdo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil’ Native Back Lock liners?
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Lil’ Native Back Lock liners?

Got my back lock lil native today, no liners. https://i.imgur.com/DAMpF28.jpg I have the compression lock version as well. I prefer the back lock version in hand - the pocket clip on the compression lock version has a pretty nasty hotspot at the base of the handle, where the corner of the wire clip ...
by kvdo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smaller chokwe
Replies: 117
Views: 15030

Re: Smaller chokwe

Wire pocket clip, compression lock, dark-colored G-10, a stainless steel. G-10, it's a good material. Some people say it's boring because it's used too much, but I prefer function over variety-for-the-sake-of-variety. Dark-colored, since I think things like white or light grey G-10 would look dirty ...
by kvdo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you think the delica is still relevant?
Replies: 89
Views: 9459

Re: Do you think the delica is still relevant?

It will never be relevant to me until they get rid of those finger grooves. Any knife with finger grooves seems to be designed specifically to not fit my hand.

For the larger audience, the Delica seems to be satisfactory in performance, ergonomics, and price.
by kvdo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Detent, a solution in search of a problem?
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Re: Boye Detent, a solution in search of a problem?

I find that knives with the Boye dent make unlocking "softer" on my thumb. Maybe something about the increased surface area to contact my thumb? My KC exclusive Pakkawood Delica and Baby Horn Sprint have very similar (and uncomfortably high) lockbar tensions, but the Delica has a Boye dent and is le...
by kvdo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco and the "Sharpened Pry Bar" discussion thread.
Replies: 37
Views: 7037

Re: Spyderco and the "Sharpened Pry Bar" discussion thread.

For a folding sharpened pry bar, there's the Shaman. Seems like it's a good base to make a fixed blade out of.
by kvdo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 5
Replies: 65
Views: 9876

Re: Delica 5

I love the concept of the delica 4. I have owned 3 now, sold them all. I like the knife a lot. The you get an awesome cutting tool for the price. The problem is those stupid finger groves. They hit my fingers in all the wrong places, and then my pinky finger ends up falling half way off of the hand...
by kvdo
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the intended retention strength of Aqua Salt sheaths?
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: What's the intended retention strength of Aqua Salt sheaths?

Instead of using brute force and pulling it out, I use my thumb and push on the spine side rivit and it pops out. See 1:00 on video. Hope this helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87uXKDHHUKY That's what I always did too. I usually had mine horizontal on the front of my belt while hiking or clipp...
by kvdo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman not staying worn in?
Replies: 21
Views: 2422

Re: Shaman not staying worn in?

My Shaman was the same way. When I disassembled it, I found that the detent ball hole had a lot of grit - I believe what was happening was that the detent ball would pick up grit and worsen the action.

After I cleaned out the detent ball, my Shaman stayed smooth.
by kvdo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the intended retention strength of Aqua Salt sheaths?
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

What's the intended retention strength of Aqua Salt sheaths?

My Aqua Salt arrived today, and after inserting it into the sheath (which took an uncomfortably high amount of force) and having it click into place, I found that I don't have enough strength to actually pull it back out. I'm not a particularly large or strong person, and gripping the sheath and han...
by kvdo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Laminated carbon steels - Sal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Laminated carbon steels - Sal?

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:What if they did ZDP edge and VG10 body?
I believe the core and outer steels have to have similar heat treatment processes, though I could be remembering wrong.

I don't know if VG-10 and ZDP-189 have a similar heat treatment process.
by kvdo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal SM-100 mule knife ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5189

Re: Sal SM-100 mule knife ?

Stuman and sal, I am glad to see that this metal alloy is even being considered. Thank you for bringing it to the attention of myself and others. This leads to a question I had, sal: Have you all at Spyderco ever experimented with nitinol alloys as either blade steel or perhaps components in the kn...
by kvdo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives
Replies: 27
Views: 2760

Re: Another question about Spyderco Moran Knives

An LC200N run of Morans would be neat - I think there could be more LC200N fixed blades in general.
by kvdo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco SAMARITAN - a photo
Replies: 89
Views: 19903

Re: Spyderco SAMARITAN - a photo

Looks kinda like a PM2 handle with a Tatanka blade. Wonder why the Compression Lock version was never released - maybe too similar to the Paramilitary?

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