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by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12534

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

I’m getting the dlc (do or do not, there is no try). This will be my first dlc Spyderco knife, though I have some Seki TiNi blades.
by Mattysc42
Sun May 31, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Want to go to the big leagues....Manix 2 XL or Military
Replies: 29
Views: 1718

Re: Want to go to the big leagues....Manix 2 XL or Military

I defininely like the Manix XL more than the Military. It cuts better due to the thinner stock and wider blade, and is more durable all around (unless you pry with the middle of the blade, in which case you probably shouldn’t be using a knife for the task). I don’t use pocket clips, so I can’t comme...
by Mattysc42
Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: pain to sharpen SE blades?
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: pain to sharpen SE blades?

Shaprening SE is easy with a bit of practice. Sometimes even moreso than PE. Repairing major damage to SE is exponentially more time consuming than PE, though. Much smaller abrasive surface area to work with.
by Mattysc42
Wed May 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12534

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

It's hard to predict the response to these. A lot of people have been vocal about them but historically the Manix 2 XL doesn't sell like the hot models, the PM2 and even the Military. My theory is that not enough people are in jurisdictions that allow carry of 4" blades. But it is a good price and ...
by Mattysc42
Wed May 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 86
Views: 4313

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

I FINALLY got my SE Caribbean edge completely fixed up after working on it over the last few months. Broke down a couple boxes with it today, and can’t help but marvel at how well it went through the cardboard. I’m thrilled to have that knife back in my rotation.
by Mattysc42
Wed May 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12534

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

I will have one! I’ve been chomping at the bit for years for a manix XL sprint or exclusive.
by Mattysc42
Tue May 12, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DragonFly II in K390
Replies: 34
Views: 2620

Re: DragonFly II in K390

Definitely getting at least one.
by Mattysc42
Sat May 02, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big CBBL folder
Replies: 17
Views: 1387

Re: Big CBBL folder

The solution: Manix XL lightweight (FRCP construction just like the Manix 2 LW), wire clip, "better" clip placement... tranalucent green handle... :D Would be an instant purchase for me. I would totally buy at least one of these, regardless of handle color. It would also be a great platform to do s...
by Mattysc42
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 4319

Re: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!

If doing an M390 analogue, I’d prefer 20cv over 204p because AFAIK it’s less expensive. S90v would work for me as well. For non-stainless, K390 or A11 all the way.
by Mattysc42
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 4558

Re: Let's talk pocket wear...

I stopped using clips on knives that don’t have flippers. Most knives are more comfortable in use without a clip anyways. The only knives I currently own that I use clips on are my Kizer Gemini, and Massdrop Keen, both Ray Laconico designs.
by Mattysc42
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please talk me into a military or para military
Replies: 38
Views: 2370

Re: Please talk me into a military or para military

Definitely worth it, but which knife you get will depend on what you value most. If you want the best steel : value ratio, and have the sharpening skills and diamond or cbn equipment, then the s110v Manix 2 is the one to get. If you want maximum cutting performance, the Manix XL is the best in the G...
by Mattysc42
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 142
Views: 11314

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

I like SE, and I find them easy to sharpen after carrying serrations for the last couple months, but repairing an tooth that gets badly damaged is exponentially more difficult than repairing a plain edge. I’m going to have to send my SE Caribbean in because one of the teeth got folded over 180 degr...
by Mattysc42
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX 45 and other "rustprone" toolsteels: Corrosion and by that dulling on the very apex - is it an issue in regular EDC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1944

Re: REX 45 and other "rustprone" toolsteels: Corrosion and by that dulling on the very apex - is it an issue in regular

It happens, but usually the drop in sharpness people notice is from sharp enough to effortlessly whittle free hanging hairs to sharp enough to split hairs with effort. Outside of extreme edge junkies and extremely corrosive environments, most people will probably never notice a loss in sharpness.
by Mattysc42
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 8638

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? Yes, the LC200N, 20CV, and PMA11 Mules. 2) Did you put a handle on it? Halpern contoured g10 scales on all of them 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? Bought sheaths for two of them, made a kydex sheath for the other. 4) Did you test the performance of...
by Mattysc42
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Shaman?
Replies: 55
Views: 4628

Re: K390 Shaman?

I’d buy an frn shaman if the scales are contoured the way the standard shaman is. For me, the shaman has the most comfortable handle of any folder I’ve tried. K390 is a major selling point no matter what. It was enough to convince me to buy and use a PM2, after all ;) .
by Mattysc42
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rivers Edge Cutlery Mystery Exclusive (DLC 10V/Coyote Brown G10 Paramilitary 2)
Replies: 173
Views: 14844

Re: Rivers Edge Cutlery Mystery Exclusive (DLC 10V/Coyote Brown G10 Paramilitary 2)

If this was anything from the manix or native lines, I would have been all over it. On the other hand, this is a good time for me to save money, since I’m off work for a couple weeks.
by Mattysc42
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Shaman?
Replies: 55
Views: 4628

Re: K390 Shaman?

A K390 shaman is tied with a k390 manix XL as my most wanted knives. Hopefully it'll happen this year.
by Mattysc42
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 LW compared to G10?
Replies: 20
Views: 1405

Re: Manix2 LW compared to G10?

I prefer the lw because I prefer closed back construction, and the lw has fewer hotspots in my hand. The lighter weight is nice as well. I don’t mind the pinned construction because I never disassemble my knives.
by Mattysc42
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 84
Views: 7766

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

I’d definitely buy the endura and dragonfly wharncliffes. A mule would be awesome as well. Zome black and white would get my handle vote, though I’d buy regardless of handle color.
by Mattysc42
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 XL vs Shaman
Replies: 41
Views: 3389

Re: Manix2 XL vs Shaman

The XL is a better slicer than the shaman, but is slightly less comfortable for extended use. I like both equally, and consider these along with the caribbean leaf to be spiderco’s best production designs for full sized pocket knives.

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