Search found 574 matches

Go to advanced search

by PSquared
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: SmallFly 2!
Replies: 37
Views: 2465

Re: SmallFly 2!

The Benchmade 53 mangus was really the only other bali that ever called to me (along with any spyderco bali). I missed out on getting one. I wont miss out on one of these. I just pulled out my 53 and the blade shape is very similar ... The Smallfly was a definite buy at $180 MSRP ... still probably...
by PSquared
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are you buying from Reveal 6?
Replies: 53
Views: 1434

Re: What are you buying from Reveal 6?

There is a very high probability of me getting a Smallfly. At an MSRP of $180 I think it’s the best value in the reveal! I’m not as keen on the Taichung knives as most others here but that Chaparral is talking to me. I’ll need to radius the peak at the back of the choil like I have with my CF one th...
by PSquared
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Spyderco Forum Calendar Winners!
Replies: 62
Views: 1983

Re: 2021 Spyderco Forum Calendar Winners!

What a nice surprise to start my weekend! Congratulations to the other winners and thank you to Spyderco for the opportunity to do something like this!
by PSquared
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute First Impressions
Replies: 65
Views: 5082

Re: Astute First Impressions

The Astute looks like they shrunk a Barong blade and fitted it in a Leek handle ... I like the look of it but would really have preferred another steel. I know that realistically I could quite comfortably live with 8CR on all my knives but I choose not to yet I’m happy with AUS8 ...first world probl...
by PSquared
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term pakkawood scale use?
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Long-term pakkawood scale use?

I have a few Pakkawood handled kitchen knives that have seen a bit of abuse including soaking in the sink and the occasional dishwasher experience and they are fine. I’m sure the makers know that kitchen knives get abused in the average domestic kitchen and if they were going to get masses of warran...
by PSquared
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Renegade sprint run?
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: Renegade sprint run?

I've always thought the Native Chief was the Renegade 2.0 ^^ This is the reality. A Native Chief and a Native 5 with clip point blades are much more likely than Renegade and Blackhawk sprints I would think. Much as I love the aesthetic of the hollow ground clip points I suspect flat ground blades a...
by PSquared
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26986
Views: 2059137

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Image

The ATS55 thread made me pull this out for today ... I prefer the old pointy blade shape (and no jimping)
by PSquared
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera
Replies: 103
Views: 9542

Re: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera

It has bearings FYI That just killed it for me :( I really do applaud Spyderco for the huge improvements to the original in terms of materials and finishes but this was a step backwards in my opinion. There are going to be lots of “bitten” forefingers because of this. Again bearings are being used ...
by PSquared
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera
Replies: 103
Views: 9542

Re: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera

That pivot screw looks a lot like the pivot screw on the “normal” Operas. I was really hoping the guts were screw construction. The “normal” Operas have nylon washers. https://i.postimg.cc/G3gtSCMm/IMG-3088.jpg I’m holding back until I see the blade out of the frame and a hardness test on the M390. ...
by PSquared
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C-60 Ayoob Campaign: No I Won't Shut Up
Replies: 946
Views: 34608

Re: C-60 Ayoob Campaign: No I Won't Shut Up

Hi PSquared, The 3rd maker is Kitchen knives. We've tried many makers in Seki over the 40 years we've been working with them. Most have retired, passed away or closed up shop. Dazen, The two makers are close. More depends on their capacity and a versatility. sal Many thanks for the clarification Sa...
by PSquared
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C-60 Ayoob Campaign: No I Won't Shut Up
Replies: 946
Views: 34608

Re: C-60 Ayoob Campaign: No I Won't Shut Up

Our first challenge to overcome was to find out if the original maker still has the tooling and can make the run. We just heard back that they can do it. Now we'll need to see if they can make it in screw construction without needing new tooling. This maker has not worked with any non Japanese stee...
by PSquared
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26986
Views: 2059137

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

JMM wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:10 am

That's a beautiful picture of a beautiful knife, well done sir! :)
Thank you ... do we need to start a movement to get a clip point Native series? The Renegade / Blackhawk revival movement ;) The Natives have had liners and been linerless ... back to single liner for the clip points :D
by PSquared
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Moki
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Moki

I was sad to see Sal's comment in the Caly 3.5 lightweight thread that the maker of the Caly series (Moki) was having a few problems (again / still) and that an alternative manufacturer for the Caly 3.5 LWT was being considered - a drastic move for Spyderco. It has, I think, been a long time coming ...
by PSquared
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26986
Views: 2059137

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Probably really liked BBTurbo's image so much 'cos its misty and cold this morning ...

Image

Renegade aka Native Chief prototype in my pocket
by PSquared
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26986
Views: 2059137

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

bbturbodad wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Image
That photo made me happy, beautiful light ... I could look at that for a month if it was on a calendar .....
by PSquared
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies
Replies: 47
Views: 3488

Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Centofante 3
Memory (a tribute rather than a collaboration)
Lum Chinese
Brouwer
Terzoula Slipit
by PSquared
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 107
Views: 7421

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

Whilst I voted for the Walker liner lock (being the lock type my spreadsheet tells me I carry most), the lock type isn't driving the decision I make when I choose a knife for the day. It is probably the least important consideration for me. I carry non-locking knives quite regularly and use them wit...

Go to advanced search