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by NickShabazz
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 5
Replies: 65
Views: 10335

Re: Delica 5

If the Delica 5 becomes a thing, I rather hope it's made in the USA or in Taichung factories where better value seems possible, so that the price can either drop back closer to where it was, or at the very least, the base model steel can rise up to match the new price tag. Also, I'd love to see a me...
by NickShabazz
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN Delica 4 vs new FRN Chapperal
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: FRN Delica 4 vs new FRN Chapperal

They're very different knives in terms of ergonomics, and the Chappie blade is really thin, which is great for most, bad for some (and in the case of the backlock, bad for thumbs). But that said, with the Delica price hike bringing it within spitting distance, and with the Chaparral's improved fit-a...
by NickShabazz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blown away by Sharpmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Blown away by Sharpmaker

Nick and I are big KME fans (last he said on YouTube). The Sharpmaker is great for maintaining a sweet edge, for sure. Yup, the KME is great for reprofiling or rehabbing a deeply dull knife, but if I get something in or realize a favorite is dull and just needs to be stupid sharp *now*, the Sharpma...
by NickShabazz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blown away by Sharpmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Blown away by Sharpmaker

It's a very nice tool for keeping a sharp knife very sharp, and one that I still find myself using on a regular basis.
by NickShabazz
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is the new, improved Advocate?
Replies: 46
Views: 8842

Re: Where is the new, improved Advocate?

In the long line of things worth freaking out about, the Advocate/Thin Washer issue is pretty low. In all the Spyderco Flippers I had with that setup, I never experienced a problem, and I've done a lot of disassembling and reassembling, so I've seen a fair number. Certainly the new design is more ro...
by NickShabazz
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sleipner?
Replies: 25
Views: 5637

Re: Sleipner?

It's a BU steel, not proprietary to LionSteel http://www.bucanada.ca/sleipner_c.htm Edit: found a poat on BF by Gianni at LionSteel from 2014 saying BU was producing it at 8mm thickness and that they had to do a special rolling order to get it in the right thickness for the SR1 and couldn't do it f...
by NickShabazz
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show surprises
Replies: 123
Views: 14306

Re: Shot Show surprises

Well, looks like the Paysan is in my future. Nice CQI there!
by NickShabazz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show surprises
Replies: 123
Views: 14306

Re: Shot Show surprises

Man, I'm glad Spyderco brought the SHOT show heat. Put me down for a Smock, a Techno 2 and a Brouwer for sure. The Custom SK23 was great, and the button compression lock is a wonderful idea, that I hope Spyderco uses more.
by NickShabazz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Too early to be excited for SHOT Show?
Replies: 66
Views: 6169

Re: Too early to be excited for SHOT Show?

KnifeNews has plans to cover SHOT, and I'm hoping to borrow some of their content to drop a few "new for 2018" videos (full disclosure, I've done work for KnifeNews in the past). As for what I'm hoping for, I'm hoping to see Spyderco drop something on the higher end. They killed much of their higher...
by NickShabazz
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral LW Collecting
Replies: 25
Views: 3174

Re: Chaparral LW Collecting

It really is a great knife. And shockingly, given that the Delica is up to $75, and the Chaparral FRN is $90, it's a potential Delica-killer for many people. The fit-and-finish and materials improvements are *way* more than $15 worth of difference, not to mention the sliceyness. If Japanese Spyderco...
by NickShabazz
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Mike Janich, would it be too forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 9095

Re: Sal, Mike Janich, would it be too forward?

Spyderco doesn't bend lockbars, instead, they just load the frame into a vise and Michael Janich just stares at them until they try to run away.
by NickShabazz
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Return of the Impala!
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Return of the Impala!

I want this, just so I can buy one and name it Vlad.
by NickShabazz
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which will be a more durable edge- serrated H1, or serrated Lc200n?
Replies: 23
Views: 3147

Re: Which will be a more durable edge- serrated H1, or serrated Lc200n?

Has Spyderco released a SpyderEdge knife in LC200N, yet?
by NickShabazz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 73877

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

No matter your feelings on the price hike, I respect the heck out of Sal for staying in this thread, and talking rationally about the issues in play here. It's a smart business move, to work to explain a (seemingly unpopular) decision, treating critics who are acting like rational adults like ration...
by NickShabazz
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017
Replies: 94
Views: 10959

Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Shaman, 100%.
by NickShabazz
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a PM2 with LC200N
Replies: 71
Views: 9851

Re: Any interest in a PM2 with LC200N

To Sal's question about whether LC200N desire == "Salt" knife desire, I don't think so. I think LC200N is a great 'all-arounder' steel, with favorable characteristics for use and sharpening and performance even in the desert, and the advantage that it can be 'driven hard and put to bed wet', even in...
by NickShabazz
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N Pacific Salt
Replies: 100
Views: 15619

Re: LC200N Pacific Salt

LC200N is one of the best EDC steels around right now, so additional availability in other models will be great. And a lightweight, LC200N Delica-ish knife? Oh yeah.
by NickShabazz
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Love to see in frn, any others?
Replies: 21
Views: 1999

Re: Love to see in frn, any others?

I want to see Spyderco make a new generation of the original Worker, with a FRN handle. Please, sal, please :) I'd love this too. The Worker's a part of history, and I'd love to see it periodically pulled back. This is a bit odd, but I'd *love* to see an FRN Spydiechef. With the LC200N, it'd be a n...
by NickShabazz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taping blades before aggressive reprofiling
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Taping blades before aggressive reprofiling

Yep, absolutely. Learned the hard way...
by NickShabazz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Admitting when wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 4372

Re: Admitting when wrong

The Delica is a bit more fragile and thin, but at least for me, it hits a nice happy medium for EDC. It's enough knife, while being not that much to carry. That said, for me at least, Delica's better for carrying all day (compact size and weight), the Native's better for cutting all day (given ergos...

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