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by scolby
Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bob Lum Titanium Tanto's ??? Why ????
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

I found the Ti scales on the Lum rather thin and uncomfortable. Compare them to the grip on a Chris Reeves Sebenza and you will see what I mean. I recently picked up a Lum w/ G-10 scales and steel liners. A bit thicker, and much more comfortable in my opinion. "Chance favors the prepared mind" - Lou...
by scolby
Fri Jul 19, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen/Camp Knife ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3233

Clay, you can get your onions pretty **** thin if you use a chisel-ground blade, even when the blade thickness is double that of the Spyderco Small Utility. I have a chisel-ground no-name Japanese knife with bamboo handle that I picked up in San Francisco's Japantown. I have no idea what the steel i...
by scolby
Tue Jul 16, 2002 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbon Fiber Police Coming
Replies: 25
Views: 2042

How very true Carlos. There are companies that have used polished G-10 very well I think (Kershaw Ken Onion series). There are companies that have used matte-finished (not sandblasted) Carbon Fiber very well (Microtech LCC). Hopefully, Spyderco could consider a CF finish other than polished (I belie...
by scolby
Tue Jul 16, 2002 10:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which large folder for camping?
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Ted, I have all the folders that you mention. BTW, I would not compare any of them to a Buck 110. While the Chinook is a very appealing design for many reasons, I would not recommend it a your primary camp/food prep knife. It will split harder foods like vegetables and hard fruit as you mention. The...
by scolby
Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SOG Knives
Replies: 14
Views: 1681

Mixed bag on SOG. I have never used their fixed blades. The JetEdge was a big disappointment for me. It is the only liner lock that I have ever been able to get to fail without trying. The Vision, as mentioned, is a pretty terrific knife. Particularly if you like serrated edges and hardcore tanto bl...
by scolby
Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wegner Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Actually, you can't get them from Spyderco. Spyderco manufactures them exclusively for Tim Wegner. He distributes them. He also sells them from his own website. Try www.blade-tech.com. The Mouse blade is quite stout. A bit shorter than the Navigator and IIRC, the blade thickness is greater. What I l...
by scolby
Tue Jul 09, 2002 6:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: carbon fiber c41
Replies: 27
Views: 2819

Plain. Sanded finish, not glassy, CF preferred. Must have relief on thumb access area such as on the G10 model. I'll take one for starters.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Tue Jul 09, 2002 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trends - Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 2903

Since I am not satisfied with a sub 2.5 inch blade for all tasks, I am looking toward the future to bring more designs that take the current strategy of carrying a "friendly-looking" (gent's knife) and then a bigger "use only when you need to" (big-cutter) knife could evolve into a single package li...
by scolby
Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25th Anniversary Delica
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

I presume the pricing decision was made on the assumption that there are at least 250 folks on the planet that "have to have one" at any price. If you can get one through a distributor/dealer connection, which might not be that easy, I imagine they will probably run anywhere from about $380 - $450. ...
by scolby
Mon Jul 01, 2002 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Subject: Pics New Products Coming Soon
Replies: 39
Views: 1986

Joyce!!!!

I'd say a few jaws are dropping here in Spyder forum land.

Ouch.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a spyderco
Replies: 13
Views: 1406

I have never handled a Police model. I have owned a Harpy. I find the Harpy a bit specialized for overall use. It is a fabulous pull cutter, but can be limited in its versatility. Other lock back models you might be interested in could be the Native II (a great design for overall use) or the Endura ...
by scolby
Mon Jun 24, 2002 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a spyderco
Replies: 13
Views: 1406

Craig, the Harpy and the Police model are worlds apart. I can't imagine how this is an either-or decision.

Maybe you can elaborate on intended use.
by scolby
Fri Jun 21, 2002 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy a spyderco
Replies: 13
Views: 1406

try www.newgraham.com for a pretty full line-up of Spydies at some of the best available prices.

Also try www.knifeworks.com - pretty much the best customer service around. They do not carry a full line-up, but I know they have the harpy.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Fri Jun 21, 2002 10:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Subject: Pics New Products Coming Soon
Replies: 39
Views: 1986

Previous posts indicated that the 25th Anni Delica would be clipless.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Thu Jun 20, 2002 4:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Products Pics (Second try)
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Any info on what the material is between the bolsters on the Kiwi?

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Thu Jun 20, 2002 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do Spydies have that other blades don't?
Replies: 23
Views: 1719

1) demtek, that is a "round hole".

2) Courage in trying adventurous (non-traditional) designs.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur
by scolby
Thu Jun 20, 2002 9:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C22 - How many made?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

I don't know the quantity produced, but I have owned two of them and both had serial numbers in the 1600's. So 500 appears to be an understatement.
by scolby
Wed Jun 19, 2002 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C05 Standard
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

The "Standard" was Spyderco's first attempt to product a lower cost model, so that knock-off competitors would not eat away as much of their sales. The used AUS-6 steel instead of G-1, and the punched clip instead of the screw-on clip. The old Standard was discontinued soon after the Delica and Endu...
by scolby
Wed Jun 19, 2002 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ATR be Spyderco's new flagship model?
Replies: 28
Views: 2414

I think the term "flagship" is quite overstated. There really aren't any new ideas in this model, more like merging ideas from other platforms. In general, Spyderco seems to be heading toward specialization in enhanced grip security as what will set them apart from other higher end factory shops lik...
by scolby
Thu Jun 06, 2002 4:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just a stupid question
Replies: 2
Views: 639

The so-called "front lock" is a reference to the Mar-McBurnette Lock (Mar as in Al Mar). This "front" or Mid-Lock was the first iteration of the one-hand closer. The lock-back that you are referring to was being manufactured by Buck Knives when the Mar-McBurnette lock was patented. There is a good d...

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