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by scolby
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Should I get a Kopa?
Replies: 17
Views: 1664

I finally broke down and pickup up a Tiger Coral Kopa. Although the length is similar to a Kiwi, it is not nearly as compact as a Kiwi. Fit and finish is pretty good, especially where the Coral meets the bolsters - this is an area where makers often fail. I think I might carry a black micarta Kopa, ...
by scolby
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Put that gold spyder in better!
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

If it won't last, don't waste time putting it on. CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) fills in their logo with either black or red paint. It wears off almost instantly. It seems to come from the same bucket that Emerson knives paints their clips and screws with. If "form follows function", then I d...
by scolby
Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is a sailors' knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 6869

I just ordered one of the Seamaster knives today, as I have been waiting around for the Yachtsman to appear for about 6 years. The Seamaster will have to tide me over until Spyderco coughs out their Sailor knife. When I can get around to it, I will post a review of the Russell knife. All sounds good...
by scolby
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need info on the CF Military
Replies: 25
Views: 4553

The CF is peel-ply, grippy, not shiny. Some may not like it for that reason. It is not the same as the Shiny CF pieces we've done in the past. sal I am glad to see Spyderco finally produce a carbon fiber piece that isn't cut/finished with a water jet process. A matte CF is fine but even a wheel-pol...
by scolby
Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most beautiful Spyderco
Replies: 41
Views: 4802

I've heard the word "fugly" was reserved for Spyderco knives. sal Maybe, but I think that Grant and Gavin Hawk are moving in on that territory. If haven't seen their "External Toggle" knife - you should!! I am getting one, but only after being persuaded by a very nice description and photo shoot by...
by scolby
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: value increase!!!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2045

The edge is not "sharp" in the conventional sense. It has no secondary bevel. The primary (false) bevel does not fully "meet" at the edge. It is not a "zero grind" bevel.

I know for certain about that particular knife because it was my listing.
by scolby
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temperance??
Replies: 26
Views: 3430

Make the new one linerless with an integral ti compression lock ala the Salsa. Deepen the carry point on the clip and I too will be a happy camper.
by scolby
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yer Favourite Vintage Spydie?
Replies: 29
Views: 5274

I agree with samo, the initial run of Worker's with the thin scales and square edges is still a great design. The other Spyder that I will never let go of is my Jess Horn C27 with the bone handle. I love the blade shape, and the milled opener was another great achievement as one of the very nicest d...
by scolby
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s you are unlikely to part with..
Replies: 34
Views: 2583

Stag, Black Lip Pearl and Stainless Steel Spyderkeys; Thin Scale Worker; "R"; "Q" (bug logo).

Those are my keepers.
by scolby
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbon fiber calypso junior
Replies: 23
Views: 2791

Purely a matter of individual taste on the Carbon Fiber. The way that Spyderco (and Klotzli) finish their CF, it has a glassy sheen on the surface. It is a problem (IMO) because it shows scratches very easily (compared to a matte finish CF) and where it is drilled for screw, pivot and lanyard holes,...
by scolby
Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Lum Ti Folder
Replies: 3
Views: 697

ATE - what is the CTI web address?
by scolby
Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: new Sante Fe Stoneworks modded Spydies
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Hey, I saw those on KC yesterday and ordered the pearl Kiwi straight away. Funny thing about the price, when I first got a Kiwi (right when Spyderco first released them), I called Santa Fe Stoneworks and they wanted $200 to do the exact design that knifecenter is now selling. And that was on top of ...
by scolby
Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

they are selling on Ebay as we speak.
by scolby
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ROT: William Henry Pocket Knives...
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

WH makes excellent knives. They have very high tolerances and super quality finishes. They make knives for which there really are no comparable Spyderco designs(at least at this time)and definitely not comparable in terms of materials used for the handles. Shop around, there are many places to buy W...
by scolby
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Your Choice"
Replies: 32
Views: 3042

1 Spydie - Jess Horn C27 bone scales The most elegant and refined application of the one-hand opening with clip pocketknife concept. Plus, the workmanship is impeccable and the blade design is the perfect office edc. 1 other - Phil Boguszewski Cobra/Pirhana - pure mechanical and technical genius. Th...
by scolby
Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What NON Spyderco folders do you carry?(Sometimes)
Replies: 55
Views: 5635

Weekdays my rotation is: a Chris Reeve Mammoth Ivory Mnandi, William Henry Westcliff (pearl) and a Bob Lum Mini Stalker.
Weekends: Usually a Tom Mayo TNT Wharncliff or a Klotzli Sailor.
by scolby
Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN Delica Vs Salt1
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Salt 1 = large opening hole, well-placed, agressive thumb serrations, sheepsfooty-type place shape.

All three of these elements = happy Spyderco customer.

Nice design.
by scolby
Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what about that new spyderco model ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

That would be a Sheepsfoot blade, dialex.
by scolby
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OT/Outdoor America Store ? anybody had trouble with ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Jason has only provided the best of service each and every time I have dealt with him (at least 5 or 6 orders).
by scolby
Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: bone scales
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

swede is correct on all points. These were made by Moki. Moki is currently making the "Osprey" knives (and perhaps the new Hawk) model for Al Mar Knives. The fit and finish is incredible. The Spyderco Jess Horn C27 is one of the finest knives I own, and that is compared to many custom knives. "Chanc...

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