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by kodai78
Mon May 28, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Birthday gift knife for me!?
Replies: 30
Views: 2820

Re: Birthday gift knife for me!?

Lucky you. Love my PM 2 in S35VN. The Military was on sale this last weekend at Knife Center I think for just under $200 with Titanium scales. Too late though!
by kodai78
Mon May 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any plans for CTS BD1N?
Replies: 66
Views: 11834

Re: Hey Sal, any plans for CTS BD1N?

I’m going to buy the first Spydie they offer in CTS BD1N. Really looking forward to it. I’m hoping it will make its way to the ClipiTool Standard at some point as well. I have heard it’s very corrosion resistant because of the Nitrogen content and I like H1 in the two knives that I have in that stee...
by kodai78
Mon May 28, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Giveaway!!!
Replies: 129
Views: 17126

Re: Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Giveaway!!!

I’m in! My heroes are my uncles who served in the Korean War and never wanted to talk about it. I guess the horrible reality of it was something they wanted behind them. I should have told them how proud I was when I could have. If you are in that situation don’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win a...
by kodai78
Thu May 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Actual users
Replies: 92
Views: 10938

Re: Actual users

PM 2 in S110 V, Spydiechef, Chapparal in Raffir Noble. DF 2 in ZDP 189. Hard use knives, one rust proof, a gent’s knife and a lightweight slicer. I don’t think I could narrow it down that much though.
by kodai78
Sat May 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydereconomics & a Buy-Sell-Trade section?
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

Re: Spydereconomics & a Buy-Sell-Trade section?

I collect Spyderco knives like I assume every other forum member and I have no interest in a BST section. I like the forum the way it is now. I don’t shop the secondary market at all currently and doubt I ever will. Even though I “collect” knives I use them, every one. As I understand it that has an...
by kodai78
Sat May 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there something after Delica?
Replies: 46
Views: 4529

Re: Is there something after Delica?

I only have one in ZDP 189, one of my favorite steels but I carry something else nearly all the time. I prefer my DF 2, my Chapparal, my ... Well you can see where I’m going with this. Clearly though the price and performance have garnered legions of fans! It’s a great knife, just not for me.
by kodai78
Tue May 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: X different steels in X different models
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

Re: X different steels in X different models

S35VN Paramilitary 2
S30 Sage 5
8Cr13Mov Clipitool Standard
CTS XHP Chaparral
SuperBlue Dragonfly 2
ZDP 189 Delica
CTS BD1 Manix 2
LC 200N Spydiechef
VG 10 Superleaf
Elma’s Mule
MBS 26 Cook’s knife
H1 Ladybug
S110V Paramilitary 2
by kodai78
Tue May 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Hi Everyone

Hi, I’m new also though I have lots of knives. Started with another brand and tried out another one or two. I mostly buy Spyderco products now. Great quality. Great variety and nice people here on the forum. Any idea what your next Spydie might be?
by kodai78
Sun May 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Massdrop exclusive knives
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: Massdrop exclusive knives

I just bought a Massdrop knife. It is a Ferrum Forge Gent. Made in China by WE knives. Designed in California. S35VN steel, titanium frame, G10 slabs. Arrived sharp, centered, good flipping action. I’m satisfied. It was $79.95! I think it’s a great bargain.
by kodai78
Sat May 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 942
Views: 67297

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Opened some boxes with my new Spydiechef. Wouldn’t use a box cutter or “utility knife” if I had one. Which is crazy I guess.
by kodai78
Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s Polestar & Alcyone should not be in the “VALUE LINEUP”
Replies: 230
Views: 26880

Re: Spyderco’s Polestar & Alcyone should not be in the “VALUE LINEUP”

I’m hoping both these knives will be available with BD1N at some point. If that doesn’t add too much to the price I would probably buy one. I like BD1 and the gray G10 a lot at the current price and might buy the Alcyone at some point. I am not really a “value” buyer though. I really prefer knives w...
by kodai78
Sun May 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Tactical Bottle Opener: Spyderco ClipiTool Standard
Replies: 308
Views: 54286

Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

I just got mine yesterday. Love it! I'd be very interested in one with BD1N for the main blade and some different tools. My lock was a little stiff but some White Lightning chain lube smoothed it right up.
by kodai78
Sat May 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel that takes the keenest (sharpest) edge?
Replies: 80
Views: 8909

Re: Steel that takes the keenest (sharpest) edge?

ZDP 189 is the one for me. I must say that all steels can be made very sharp if you are willing to invest time and effort. I also like BD 1 and I think the kitchen knives with MBS 26 hold an edge very well.
by kodai78
Thu May 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for opinions on the Positron good or not so good
Replies: 22
Views: 3045

Re: Looking for opinions on the Positron good or not so good

I like mine. I don’t own any other flippers so I can’t compare on that basis. Blade centering is perfect (like every Taichung Spydie). Lock bar access could be better. I like the clip. The carbon fiber is awesome. It’s in my pocket pretty often. I did get it on sale for around $100.
by kodai78
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is this mean/cold or is it efficient and caring?
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Is this mean/cold or is it efficient and caring?

The whole world can be your own backyard and everyone is your neighbor. There are tools such as Charity Navigator that can be used to evaluate whether your gift is spent well wherever the charity operates. I volunteer/give of my time/give money both in my own city and far away. As a medical professi...
by kodai78
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had to pick just one?
Replies: 181
Views: 12360

Re: If you had to pick just one?

Sage 5. Thank goodness I don’t have to.
by kodai78
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 s90v vs Native 5 s110v vs Sage 5
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

Re: Native 5 s90v vs Native 5 s110v vs Sage 5

Hi! I only own the Sage 5 but it’s one of my favorite knives. Love the lock, love the CF. S30 V was a premium steel not that long ago and it’s still quite good in my opinion. Easy to keep sharp on the Sharpmaker and doesn’t chip in use like VG 10 can. Hope this helps. You could just buy all 3!
by kodai78
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Migration to smaller knives....didn't realize
Replies: 72
Views: 5158

Re: Migration to smaller knives....didn't realize

I carry and use all my Spydies in a very uneven rotation. I tend to use the newest ones more but my Sage 5 is the perfect size. I really don’t need more blade than that. Thinking about a Chaparral as my next purchase because that seems “just right” for EDC. If I were camping or working in the yard I...
by kodai78
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see more of from Spyderco?
Replies: 198
Views: 22584

Re: What do you want to see more of from Spyderco?

I would love to see a Clipitool Pro with CTS BD 1 N and gray G 10 scales. Would be willing to pay the difference for premium materials.
Scales for the Mule in different colors of G10. Maybe Carbon Fiber.
The Terzuola Starmate back in production.
Or maybe treatment for my Spyderco obsession/addiction!
by kodai78
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Manix2 LW S110v or PM2 (any version steel)for those who own both
Replies: 6
Views: 3967

Re: Manix2 LW S110v or PM2 (any version steel)for those who own both

I own both. Use both. I have the PM in S35VN and S110 V. The Manix is in BD 1. You won’t go wrong either way! They are both great knives. I actually think they’re quite similar in the way they can be closed without having your fingers in the blade path. The Manix to me is a better value but that is ...

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