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by TheGiant80
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Opus.
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: A few questions about the Opus.

I had the Opus on my radar screen for a long time (I was looking for a "Native Chief with a liner lock") but never pulled the trigger. I read some negative comments and, in addition, it was hardly discounted by almost every Internet dealer. That made me suspicious and think that the Opus would not ...
by TheGiant80
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Opus.
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: A few questions about the Opus.

If you can get a good price on one I think it will be fine. I got one because I got a ulize and was hoping I would like it as much as that knife. Personally the opus isnt for me but that doesnt mean its a bad knife. Just some things to note. 1. Its big. It is sort of that designers take on a milita...
by TheGiant80
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 802
Views: 67832

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

Hi Sal, thanks for pushing to make more of this version so more people get a chance to own one. Couple of follow up q's.. 1. Any ETA of when these will start hitting dealers? 2. Last year following the Cru-carta frenzy you said your team had decided to make 3 additional Micarta Shamans. There was s...
by TheGiant80
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

I’m an advocate for a Rock Jumper XL. The only reason I haven’t bought the standard variant is because I have enormous hands. Everything about the design I dig, except it’s too small..
by TheGiant80
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Opus.
Replies: 10
Views: 427

A few questions about the Opus.

Although it’s discontinued, I recently came across the Opus and liked what I saw. It’s essentially a super-charged Endura....with more curvy ergos. I did some googling and haven’t come across many actual reviews. I was wondering if any of you fine folks have experience with this pattern, and I’d lov...
by TheGiant80
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regarding the titanium/damascus Endura 4
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Regarding the titanium/damascus Endura 4

To me, the titanium versions of the Delica and Endura are absolutely the best variants, whatever blade may be sitting in their frames. They are incredibly slim and light yet incredibly sturdy feeling, and of course have no nested SS liners. They are not nearly as “grippy” compared to the FRN or G10...
by TheGiant80
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regarding the titanium/damascus Endura 4
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Regarding the titanium/damascus Endura 4

Despite my Military/Police 4/Manix 2 XL sized hands, the Endura 4 has quickly become my favorite Spyderco platform. It's the perfect balance between capability and pocketability as far as I'm concerned. I'm considering stepping up to the most ballin' E4 out there; the titanium-scaled and damascus-cl...
by TheGiant80
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what's best back pocket knife for doing stupid things?
Replies: 38
Views: 1203

Re: what's best back pocket knife for doing stupid things?

ladybug93 wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:22 am
pacific salt se. of all my knives, it gets pushed the hardest and it's very trustworthy.
Beat me to it. I'm constantly impressed by how much abuse my Pac Salt SE can take. I recently punched through and sawed a closet door in half with it.
by TheGiant80
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My ideal Spyderco
Replies: 46
Views: 1111

Re: My ideal Spyderco

Endura 4 with linerless OD green G10 scales, Cru-wear steel, and a deep-carry pocket clip would be my ideal Spydie..
by TheGiant80
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5827
Views: 578404

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Blacked-out Endura 4 CE for me and Dragonfly Salt Hawkbill SE for my wife. Simple, understated, and well-made tools.
by TheGiant80
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term pakkawood scale use?
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Long-term pakkawood scale use?

Pakkawood is supposed to be very stable stuff. I haven't noticed any changes on my delica or dragonfly, and I live in a very humid area. It looks and feels as nice as it did on day one, imo. Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply! Do you perform any regular proactive maintenance? Mineral oil, etc? I...
by TheGiant80
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term pakkawood scale use?
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Long-term pakkawood scale use?

Pakkawood is supposed to be very stable stuff. I haven't noticed any changes on my delica or dragonfly, and I live in a very humid area. It looks and feels as nice as it did on day one, imo. Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply! Do you perform any regular proactive maintenance? Mineral oil, etc? I...
by TheGiant80
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term pakkawood scale use?
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Long-term pakkawood scale use?

JuPaul wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:12 am
Pakkawood is supposed to be very stable stuff. I haven't noticed any changes on my delica or dragonfly, and I live in a very humid area. It looks and feels as nice as it did on day one, imo.
Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply!
by TheGiant80
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term pakkawood scale use?
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Long-term pakkawood scale use?

I keep flip-flopping about buying a pakkawood Endura. On paper it's perfection! Classy mahogany scales, funky laminated steel I'm excited to try, and the E4 platform which as we all know is awesome. I'm wondering how pakkawood changes over time and repeated use. I don't baby my knives, but I don't a...
by TheGiant80
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think I caught SE fever
Replies: 69
Views: 1766

Re: I think I caught SE fever

Evil D wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:41 pm
...I haven't heard any actual confirmation I have a gut feeling we'll see a larger version of the Rock Jumper eventually too.
Quit playing games with my heart! ;)

But yeah, an XL Rock Jumper might be the most perfect FRN Spydie I can think of..
by TheGiant80
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need help for gift
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Need help for gift

I’ve been carrying a serrated Pacific Salt for more than two years now, so I might be biased but this thing is awesome! It’s the size of the Endura but it weighs 3 ounces flat. It’s blacked out so it maintains a low profile, and it’s H1 steel so corrosion isn’t an issue. The teeth absolutely fly thr...
by TheGiant80
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who is actually going to carry their Bombshell?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Who is actually going to carry their Bombshell?

I was lucky enough to score a Bombshell when they landed at my retailer here in Canada. I’ve always told myself I wouldn’t buy a knife I’m not planning to carry, and it feels extremely good in-hand (despite my massive mitts), but I can’t decide if it’s actually going to be a user or not. I feel like...
by TheGiant80
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: YOJUMBO has been released!
Replies: 56
Views: 6146

Re: YOJUMBO has been released!

Strange timing here. These have already come and gone on Blades Canada, and they usually receive product a few days after the US retailers..
by TheGiant80
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s the Next Hype Knife to Look Out for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3794

Re: What’s the Next Hype Knife to Look Out for?

I managed to snag a Bombshell, but I might even want a Z-wear Shaman more.....?
by TheGiant80
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26924
Views: 2054776

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

DigDug72 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:35 pm
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Forgive the ignorance, but which model is this? I like everything about it!

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