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by APS
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native question
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Native question

There is a pic of the Native display at spyderco headquarters on mr blondes site and it shows a swedge less first gen frn native. Second from the top on the left side. Can't read the caption though and I doubt it was a regular production model.
by APS
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just got my Manix 2 S110V but not happy.
Replies: 28
Views: 3068

Re: Just got my Manix 2 S110V but not happy.

I found that it was much easier for me to unlock my lightweight Manix after I added some texture to the smooth back of the handle. It kept the knife from trying to slide down with the force of the thumb push. After I did that I was able to unlock with just the thumb. I used a wood burning tool on on...
by APS
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southard Positron (Ion) Status Check
Replies: 166
Views: 22865

Re: Southard Positron (Ion) Status Check

Well I really like this knife. Great blade length. The very end is kind of sharp but the knife is so slim my hand doesn't rub against it when going into the pocket. My thumb or index fingers don't have an issue with the liner lock release and I like how the hole is rudimentary and not really usable....
by APS
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I love lock back knives!
Replies: 79
Views: 9763

Re: I love lock back knives!

My fav since 1992.
by APS
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opening the Positron
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Opening the Positron

hmm hadn't even thought of that. I use the flipper but can also open it the same way as the new Mnandi. Pinch the hole between thumb and middle finger, start the rotation and finish the rotation with the thumb pad.
by APS
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Appreciation
Replies: 33
Views: 3256

Re: Delica Appreciation

Love the Delica and the blade length is fine for what I do. I do prefer the width of the Endura handle though mainly for heavy cuts with a hammer grip, the Delica is too skinny for that.
by APS
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this dealer have a good rep. Newbee
Replies: 24
Views: 2856

Re: Is this dealer have a good rep. Newbee

My spydie addiction started with an FRN SE Endura I bought from cutleryshoppe in 1992. Dang those were some beautiful catalogs they used to send out.
by APS
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 arrived in the mail
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Native 5 arrived in the mail

Yeah I really like mine. I actually prefer the feel in the hand compared to my G10 N5 which I can't seem to like.
by APS
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage or Native...Your thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 2706

Re: Sage or Native...Your thoughts

The ti native can be easily closed one handed and the pattern in the handles is gorgeous. It will also hide wear much better. If you shop around they won't be too far apart in price. I've had both and kept the ti native.
by APS
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Forum Knife Announcement
Replies: 320
Views: 38111

Re: 2015 Forum Knife Announcement

Despite reading the forums almost daily somehow I missed the original announcement and just saw this thread. Thankfully they were still in stock, the Native 5 is my favorite lightweight! :)
by APS
Wed May 20, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5...why did it take me so long?
Replies: 28
Views: 8653

Re: Native 5...why did it take me so long?

I use the choil unless I am holding the knife in a hammer grip then I grip behind the choil. My medium size hand fits there. Actually I'd be ok if the Native was choil-less and had a single guard like the Delica (but with less gap between edge and guard) and I prefer the wider handle over the Delica.
by APS
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: grip technique for Sage
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: grip technique for Sage

Depends, but most of the time I use a saber with finger in choil. If heavy pressure is required I switch to a hammer behind the choil. Change as needed as the others mention.
by APS
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Natives: Which is your favorite?
Replies: 64
Views: 13052

Re: Natives: Which is your favorite?

I've had the G10 and have a S110V/CF and FRN model. I prefer the FRN. The weight feels right for the blade length and the price is right. My only preference on the other models is the clip hole pattern - allows me to put in a low mount clip. But I get why the FRN model has a more robust clip.
by APS
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Native 5 in FRN the perfect knife?
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Is the Native 5 in FRN the perfect knife?

I do like the size, weight, value, handle shape. If the clip pattern was the same as the delica/endura/N5G10 then I could use one of my low mount clips - and then it would be perfect ;)
by APS
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Three inch EDC Elite!
Replies: 16
Views: 3115

Re: Three inch EDC Elite!

The Delica and Native are definitely two of my favorites. Can't wait for the new Lightweight Native.
by APS
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Better lock-back for Delica/Endura models
Replies: 29
Views: 6582

Only if it doesn't increase the cost.
by APS
Tue May 27, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I hate lowrider clips......but
Replies: 27
Views: 9239

I like them as well particularly that the end isn't turned up which always seems to dig my hand in the wrong place.
by APS
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which 2014 models have you set your sights on?
Replies: 65
Views: 4666

Lil’ LionSpy, PITS, Roadie for sure. Maybe the Kiwi and Native lightweight.
by APS
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lock Failure Poll
Replies: 48
Views: 5152

I have only had one in more than 50 Spydies and it was over 10 years ago. I bought a new Military online from a reputable dealer and I could close it with minimal hand pressure without intentionally moving the liner lock. Spyderco warranty fixed it.
by APS
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many blades to you normally carry?
Replies: 47
Views: 3443

Around the house, just one Spydie clipped right front pocket. When I leave I add a Leatherman Juice S2.
Exercising outside in loose clothing, Endura clipped IWB.

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