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by Fred Sanford
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral
Replies: 331
Views: 43375

Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

gull wing wrote:Thanks for the take down pictures.
What is the extra hole in the blade for Sharp Guy?
The one in the blade? I wondered the same and have no idea.
by Fred Sanford
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Lightweight - thoughts and pics
Replies: 100
Views: 20567

Re: Chaparral Lightweight - thoughts and pics

Great review with pics. Most Excellent.
by Fred Sanford
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral
Replies: 331
Views: 43375

Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

I got one yesterday. Love it, but good grief I forgot how hard the back lock is to operate on the Chaparral. It just seems like they should have moved the part that you depress to the rear of the knife another 1/4". That way the spot where you depress the lock is not so close to the lock-bar pivot. ...
by Fred Sanford
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm going over to Buck
Replies: 125
Views: 14087

Re: I'm going over to Buck

Fortunately, we are living these wonderful times when there are so many knife companies and knifemakers to spoil us with designs and materials for about just everyone. So (budget aside), eventually it all depends on personal prefference. There are people who use 5$ knives and are perfectly ok with ...
by Fred Sanford
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 pocket clip needs CQI
Replies: 43
Views: 5627

Re: Para 3 pocket clip needs CQI

I agree that it's awful as well. I put an MXG clip on my Para 3 for that reason. More people use the clip but don't care about a lanyard hole so why cater to the minority and put the lanyard hole at the end of the handle? They should have used a smaller lanyard hole and moved it, and put the clip al...
by Fred Sanford
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FANTASTIC Sal Glesser Interview!
Replies: 35
Views: 4771

Re: FANTASTIC Sal Glesser Interview!

This is so awesome. I'm just now seeing this. Thanks for sharing. Sal is such a good guy; smart too.
by Fred Sanford
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List
Replies: 200
Views: 45379

Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

No surprises here. None of those knives seem like they would be great sellers. (Not speaking of the Salt 1's or Tasmans that now have a version 2)
by Fred Sanford
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is a G10 Maxamet Manix 2 in the plans?
Replies: 21
Views: 2469

Re: Is a G10 Maxamet Manix 2 in the plans?

I certainly hope we will see a Manix 2 in G-10 with liners, and stone finished Maxamet blade of .125" thickness. I like the LW version well enough but I would prefer the G-10 with liners. I hope we might see this in either a Sprint Run or a Dealer Special, if not as a catalog item. The .145" thick ...
by Fred Sanford
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Difference between CPM-154 and 154CM?
Replies: 7
Views: 3826

Re: Difference between CPM-154 and 154CM?

Hi Captn, CPM 154 is the particle metallurgy version of 154CM. ATS-34 is pretty much the same thing only made in Japan. These grades were developed as bearing steels and could take higher temperatures with out hardness loss if tempered at the high end ( 975 F) Bob loveless used both 154CM and ATS 3...
by Fred Sanford
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My latest acquisitions
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: My latest acquisitions

Dude....I've not seen you in like......forever. Good to see ya again. :)
by Fred Sanford
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you use the brass guard rods with the sharpmaker?
Replies: 39
Views: 6289

Re: Do you use the brass guard rods with the sharpmaker?

Don't use the brass rods but, in fairness, I only ever use the Sharpmaker to sharpen my serrated knives. Since my serrated K04 and K05 Kitchen Sharps are the only serrated knives I use, and then only rarely, the Sharpmaker sees very little use. All my plain edged blades are sharpened freehand, with...
by Fred Sanford
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever passed on the chance to buy a grail?
Replies: 22
Views: 3365

Re: Have you ever passed on the chance to buy a grail?

I pass on knives all the time because I simply cannot afford them. I try to enjoy/want what I already have.

This is even more true with the increased price of knives. Prices increase along with the cost of living, yet my paycheck doesn't increase at the same rate so it's like I'm going backwards.
by Fred Sanford
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo tip
Replies: 31
Views: 5021

Re: Yojimbo tip

Real world assessment is... don't believe all the stupid YouTube vids. People have opinions and some don't have any clue how to use a knife. All this hard use crap has to stop. Thin blades are fine. They are made to cut, not pry and dig with. I use my knives to cut and I use thin blade knives and ha...
by Fred Sanford
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which side of the washer should be lubed
Replies: 15
Views: 2668

Re: Which side of the washer should be lubed

Dude, you're putting WAAAAY too much thought into lube. Just lube it. It really isn't that critical.
by Fred Sanford
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fish Hunter has arrived! :)
Replies: 23
Views: 4259

Re: Fish Hunter has arrived! :)

I wish that more of the Salt line were offered with plain blades. There are lots of them that I like in terms of design, but they tend to come only with serrated blades, and that makes them non-starters for me. Can you sharpen serrations? I ask because once I figured out how to get Spyderco serrati...
by Fred Sanford
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)
Replies: 28
Views: 5557

Re: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)

Leadsled wrote:Any possible way to post a pic of the skeletonized scales that seem to be causing anguish?

You speaking of the Salt 2 scales? I'll be happy to dissemble and post pics if people want it. I have no need for myself but I have no problem doing so if other people would like to see it.
by Fred Sanford
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggest me a knife
Replies: 15
Views: 1824

Re: Suggest me a knife

Is there a reason you want non-locking? I thought it was legal to carry a locking knife in Cali. TONS more knives out there if you don't absolutely need it to be non-locking.
by Fred Sanford
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)
Replies: 28
Views: 5557

Re: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)

This is awesome thank you for sharing! What did you do to the clip? I didn't see it mentioned in the thread. Looks great. I removed it from the knife and put it in a paper plate and sprayed it with paint stripper from Home Depot. I spray the stripper on the clip until I can't see the clip any longe...
by Fred Sanford
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)
Replies: 28
Views: 5557

Re: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)

A few more pics. Since the last pics, I took the spine down a bit more but kept it somewhat curved so that it looked a bit like a Caly 3 blade. I couldn't do this with the Delica because there is not enough "hump" to make it work. I also polished the spine. This is turning out to be a real favorite ...
by Fred Sanford
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)
Replies: 28
Views: 5557

Re: Some pics of the new SALT 2 (Yellow SE)

Great job! I like it! Question: Do you really think that taking it down as far as you took the D4 would significantly compromise the tip strength compared to where you are at now on the knife? I was thinking I might take mine all the way down to make it flat along the spine, but am still undecided....

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