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by APS
Sat May 25, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wanted to love Enuff; knife is great, sheath a fail
Replies: 11
Views: 2114

I generally agree but perhaps calling the sheath a fail was a bit strong. Or at least by my definition of fail which usually means totally worthless. I'd give the sheath a "C".
by APS
Fri May 24, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you always keep your knife boxes?
Replies: 42
Views: 6422

I keep my boxes b/c most of the time I decide to sell them and I think the buyers prefer them to have a box.
by APS
Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clip Options
Replies: 4
Views: 607

That hole pattern isn't the same as on the E4/D4, etc. They would have to redesign the clips. But I'm with you, I generally prefer the wire clip and if it was simple to change a spoon to wire clip I would be for it.
by APS
Thu May 23, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G-10 Dragonfly may be the best all around pocket knife
Replies: 58
Views: 9192

The D-fly is a great knife and I think fulfills what most non-knife aficionado urban users need wonderfully. Though I like the G10 model and have had one in the past, I don't feel that it adds enough functionality for the ~90% price increase.
by APS
Mon May 06, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Enduras: The Perfect Folding Knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 3619

The Endura/Delica couple are classics. I have both but prefer other models. The Endura is simply too big for anything that I need to cut. The Delica is the perfect size, but the handle is too skinny. Oh well. Maybe the FRCP Native will get here someday.
by APS
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 vertical bladeplay
Replies: 22
Views: 2783

You can try loosening/tightening one pivot screw or the other until you get it like you want. Send it in if you're not happy. I had to send mine in as it was either impossible to open with my thumb, or the worst vertical play I've had in a lockback. I will happily accept some play as I have with eve...
by APS
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 4 in G10 and in Micarta
Replies: 40
Views: 7931

I'm more inclined to think that a street price of a Delica in G10 and/or micarta would be less then $95.00, if that. The last G10 Delica had a street price of ~$110, if I remember correctly? The G10 Dragonfly is around $85 right now. I'd consider buying one if it was ~$100 but it probably couldn't ...
by APS
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trouble with the Native.
Replies: 8
Views: 912

To add to the above post, get a sharpie marker and mark the edge. Then as you sharpen you can see if you are hitting the edge properly. If you have poor close-in eyesight, use a magnifying glass. If you have the Smith's pocket pal, you can use that rod to sharpen the inside of the serrations.
by APS
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki City quality control
Replies: 51
Views: 5899

My last FRN Dragonfly was fine as well as the larger Seki knives I've bought recently. But not quite perfect centering is OK to me at this price point. Damaged edges, scratches, etc sound like it didn't come out of the factory that way and was done by someone else along the way. Regarding the other ...
by APS
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best edge for dressing wild game?
Replies: 17
Views: 3627

I bet if you tried sharpening the pe H1 with just a coarse stone it would have bit into slick skin.
by APS
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How quickly to take a knife
Replies: 25
Views: 3319

You're supposed to say "Tah-Dah!" at the end.
by APS
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch Lightweight or Manix 2 translucent blue
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

I prefer the deaper choil and wire clip of the Manix Lightweight but the size, steel and lock of the Stretch.
by APS
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Painting your clip
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Has anyone tried that epoxy resin made for dunking your tool handles into? http://www.plastidip.com/ I tried plasti-dip on my Sage 2 clip but it wasn't particularly durable. The friction between pocket and clip was enough to wear through after a short while but that could be due to the round wire s...
by APS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native5. Some Questions If I May?
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

2. Back Lock. I have never had a problem as it were, but can feel movement in mine, particularly over time. Is the one on the Native5 stronger? Better? I thought I had read of a newer design on this somewhere but can't find it now. I asked about this the other day but no one replied. According to M...
by APS
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about Native 5 pivot
Replies: 0
Views: 642

Question about Native 5 pivot

Hi Folks, I know with the PM2 you can tighten the pivot screws all the way and not affect the action. Is it the same with the new bushing pivot on the Native 5? I've just got one with up and down play and a loose pivot. When I tighten the pivot all the way, the knife won't open at all. thanks, Adam
by APS
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2013 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 345
Views: 80908

Great pics Mr Blonde! Kinda sad that he can't show the Native variants.
by APS
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: not long now!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2488

I hope the new lightweight Native will be there and I always look forward to Mr. Blonde's review of the meet!
by APS
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 and sage question
Replies: 18
Views: 3227

I've had both and prefer the Sage 1 for my knife uses.
by APS
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best allaround-er
Replies: 64
Views: 7834

For my edc urban uses, the Sage 1. Which says something b/c I don't even really love it like other designs.
by APS
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Fans! What do you prefer?
Replies: 21
Views: 2555

I prefer FFG as well, but recommend a saber grind to a heavy handed non-knife aficionado.

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