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by scolby
Fri Dec 06, 2002 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ti Salsa
Replies: 5
Views: 714

I am not sold on it. For me, this knife falls into a kind of gap. The blade is too large for small tasks, and too small for large tasks. I think that a 3.5 inch blade length would be a better application for this design.
by scolby
Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco.com Forum Knife 2003 Official Vote #2 (color)
Replies: 44
Views: 3463

grey
by scolby
Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2003 Forum Knife Official Vote
Replies: 56
Views: 4811

Native III
by scolby
Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Collector Program
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

A tangent to this topic for perspective. I got back into knife knuttery about 3 years ago after a 15 year hiatus. I started with Spyderco folders, and I still think they are the best of the pack, overall, of the true contract/mass production houses. That said, I have been able to find the resources ...
by scolby
Mon Nov 25, 2002 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "ball bearing" lock
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Hi Sal. I had the chance to use a Ti Salsa for a short while. Simple question - how is a compression lock an improvement over the mid-lock? I found the compression lock to be about the same in terms of lack of ease of one-handed closing as a mid-lock. Add in the "pinching" effect, the fact that I ha...
by scolby
Mon Nov 11, 2002 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just got my Kiwi! Great job Spyderco!
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Sal - regarding a leather case - there are two companies that presently provide leather slip cases that I am aware of, William Henry and Chris Reeve. The one sold by Chris Reeve is buttery soft, larger that the knife by far and stabilizes the carry in the pocket. The one from William Henry is very s...
by scolby
Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering the worth, weighing the Pros and Cons...
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Hey, demtek9, where are you "hearing" about the Spyderco's financial status. Please share. Private email me if you don't wish to post on the forum.

I hope your source of info isn't the same as the "dcsniper".


"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Wed Nov 06, 2002 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just got my Kiwi! Great job Spyderco!
Replies: 11
Views: 813

The Kiwi is definitely one of the great small blade designs, factory or custom. Very nice workmanship.

Congratulations to Sal and all of Spyderco on a real winner.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Fri Nov 01, 2002 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could own one Spydie, what would it be?
Replies: 33
Views: 1992

Kiwi

It is the best very small knife I own, custom, benchmade or otherwise. A design marvel.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Mon Oct 21, 2002 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Request: Kiwi Review, Please
Replies: 38
Views: 2724

Don't think CF would really do much for the Kiwi unless you mean Carbon Fiber Bolsters!! The downside of that would be a very difficult if not impossible Spyderdrop situation. (No weight). You really need that heavy back bolster. But the entire thing out of SS would be way too heavy. Titanium would ...
by scolby
Mon Oct 21, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What has Joyce Laituri been carrying lately?
Replies: 48
Views: 4065

left pocket:
Spyderco Kiwi

right pocket:
Alan Elishewitz Ironwood Cortex Bolster-Lock.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Mon Oct 14, 2002 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: blade magazine
Replies: 10
Views: 928

TK usually has the most useful content. Blade and Knives Illustrated tend toward more collector/art type information. TK however, consistently and regularly makes factual mistakes about knives - such as the maker, blade steel, etc. So take what you read there with a grain of salt. Also, maybe we cou...
by scolby
Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How durable is almite?
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Brandon, it is relatively durable, meaning that it will resist the kind of wear scratches that appear mysteriously on stainless handle knives within seconds after touching them. However, any real contact like scraping agains something hard, dropping it, or long term use WILL produce irreparable scra...
by scolby
Thu Sep 19, 2002 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone carry a Worker?
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Pretty much my favorite blade shape along with a upswept wharncliff. Unfortunately, it is a lock back, which keeps it out of my pocket most of the time. Second, it has the nasty exposed sharp back corner typical of lockbacks - definitely not a positive IMO. One of my fantasy projects would be to get...
by scolby
Wed Sep 18, 2002 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military with black blade.
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Why don't you try www.bodycote.com Email Darrell @ dlewis@bodycote-na.com I believe for $25 you can get the blade (& perhaps liner) boron-coated. Much higher quality than the old black Millie's. I had one of the Black-Ti Workers - That coating was downright primitive. No wonder it was almost immedia...
by scolby
Mon Sep 16, 2002 5:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who loves the Lum Chinese?
Replies: 24
Views: 1955

Bob Lum makes a chinese folder with CF scales. They go for about $650. They are very nice. And no, I don't have one.

The Spyderco Lum is a terrific design, but those aluminum scales are too slippery for my taste.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Tue Sep 10, 2002 2:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket Clip with Rubber Insert
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Those double rubber clips solve the problem of "lost" Spyderco's. The plain metal clips can easily let you knife de-clip themselves. IIRC, the original thinking on these was to maximize grip security. I have one of the Evolution Workers. I find the clip a bit cumbersome, but if I were to field carry...
by scolby
Thu Aug 22, 2002 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: framelock/integral locks
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Well... as some explain it, the liner lock concept was "extended" to include the entire scale. The primary value in this was in fact to counteract the release problem that some have found in linerlock design and execution. I have only had one liner-lock design fail on me, that was the SOG Jet Edge. ...
by scolby
Mon Aug 05, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 'Blued Steel' Clips & Screws?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

The clips on the C22 Walker are not "heat-blued". They are anodized Titanium. I agree with Clay, the bead-blast clip on the Centofante is a nice alternative to polished SS. Or, how about a Boron-Carbide-coated clip? The only issue there would be lubricity, but perhaps not a big deal. Anything but th...
by scolby
Mon Aug 05, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Custom Collaboration is Closest to the Real Thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Which Custom Collaboration is Closest to the Real Thing?

I have been fortunate enough to own, however briefly, all of the custom collaboration models except for the Horn C27 (bone scales). I have been fortunate enough to own or handle original (or similar) knives by many of the original makers or designers. Of all of these, which one do you think most clo...

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