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by bearfacedkiller
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Higher end US made Spydercos?
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Higher end US made Spydercos?

The Fluted Ti Military, Fluted Ti Native and Fluted CF Native are all exceptionally nice. I would love to see Golden make more high end knives. They have made plenty of peel ply CF/S90V knives but I think we are talking about fancier knives than that. There was a integral component lock fluted ti Pa...
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal for MAXAMET?
Replies: 60
Views: 1905

Re: Is this normal for MAXAMET?

I just looked at my Maxamet Native with a 16X loupe and cannot see anything like that. Curious to see what others think.
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal for MAXAMET?
Replies: 60
Views: 1905

Re: Is this normal for MAXAMET?

Welcome to the forum! That is a high level of concern for a non stainless steel. Either use it and let it patina or stick with stainless steels. This mostly buffed out. Par for the course for me with steels like this. Invest in some polishing paste of some sort and give it a rub down every so often....
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 27472
Views: 2098563

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Omg i just had to use a boxcutter at work...to open boxes... Instead of a spyderco 🤢🤮 This is why man made Byrds and glove boxes. No excuses not to have a back-up in the car :D What if one does get to work per bicycle and not per car? ;) (I do most of the time... but then I think I never forgot my ...
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 4360
Views: 480547

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

https://i.imgur.com/EuihwSoh.jpg Small Seb killer! :p :) UrbanEDC has had these with a really cool pattern on the handle. I've been very tempted by them. It's a very nice little knife if you can get passed the country of origin. I happened to catch a sale a while back and couldn't pass it up. Glad ...
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question for owners/users of Gayle Bradley Advocate (C214TIP)
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: Question for owners/users of Gayle Bradley Advocate (C214TIP)

I have the CQI version and it is very nice. Definitely fidget friendly. I don’t like flippers and have thought about removing the tab. In the end, even though it is a great knife, I never actually carry it. That is just because I have too many knives though. If I was a fidgeter and if I liked flippe...
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifejoy Exclusive...Slysz Bowie??!!
Replies: 386
Views: 14784

Re: Knifejoy Exclusive...Slysz Bowie??!!

I pondered all morning, knowing I didn't actually want this knife...but then I thought, I'm going to try and get one and compare it in quality to my Sebenza and Inkosi and see if I think it's worth $400. Sure enough I lucked out and was able to grab one. I do have to say, I'm interested to hold one...
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you could, would you go back in time?
Replies: 39
Views: 920

Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

I was born in 1978. The 80’s and 90’s were simpler times and the world each of us lived in was a smaller place. We all lived in our own little bubbles. I like to think that I would prefer living on the frontier but I learned from Oregon Trail that I probably would have died of dysentery. Truth is I ...
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deciding on kids first knives.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Deciding on kids first knives.

You didn’t say how old they are. My boy is 6 and he has already expressed an interest so I allow him to use knives under close supervision. He has done some stuff helping in the kitchen cutting veggies, he has sharpened a few sticks for s’mores and he has picked food in our garden. He has a while be...
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pitch for a Spyderco neck knife and/or small skeletonized fixed blades
Replies: 67
Views: 917

Re: Pitch for a Spyderco neck knife and/or small skeletonized fixed blades

I like small fixed blades and have quite a few. Some Bark Rivers, the BK11/BK14/BK24, Izula, Steet Beat and a couple hand made knives. I also have a few Swicks. The Enuff is close but a little too big for neck carry and I am not a fan of bi directional texturing on fixed blades. I think the BK14 is ...
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Building shelters
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Building shelters

I have made many debris huts and a few snow caves. I used to carry just a tarp for quite a few years. I would lash up a ridge pole between two trees and just sleep under that. Like many others I have fully embraced hammock camping and it has been my main method for a few years now. My favorite howev...
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: IT'S KNIFE GIVEAWAY TIME!!
Replies: 131
Views: 2248

Re: IT'S KNIFE GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Congrats JR and thanks D!
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Runners and knives
Replies: 27
Views: 496

Re: Runners and knives

I have carried everything from a Delica to a Military IWB while running. If the waistband is snug then most knives don’t move around too much.

Your Pacific Salt is probably close to the ideal self defense knife for a runner.
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: I don't understand automatics.
Replies: 46
Views: 1022

Re: I don't understand automatics.

I believe automatics were originally invented so handicapped people could still operate folding knives. They were very popular after the civil war since back then amputations were a common practice. Their use in TV and movies combined with the tactical knife craze of the 80’s and 90’s caused a surge...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydie Collection Satisfaction Survey
Replies: 32
Views: 556

Re: Spydie Collection Satisfaction Survey

I have reached the point where I have a really good idea what I like and what works for me. In retrospect I could have stopped years ago when I mainly carried my Super Blue Delica and Cruwear Military but that doesn’t sound like much fun. I have slowed down but I don’t see myself stopping anytime so...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifejoy Exclusive...Slysz Bowie??!!
Replies: 386
Views: 14784

Re: Knifejoy Exclusive...Slysz Bowie??!!

Correct me if I'm wrong... But wasn't the original MSRP of the Bowie in the 200s? I've only known the crazy exuberant aftermarket prices. In 2014 which was a long time ago and before MAP and all the price increases it had about a $280 street price. I think MSRP was $500. I have handled the Slysz mu...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifejoy Exclusive...Slysz Bowie??!!
Replies: 386
Views: 14784

Re: Knifejoy Exclusive...Slysz Bowie??!!

It is overhyped in my opinion. I never understood it. When it was available it received a decent amount of criticism. Obviously if it was a great seller it wouldn’t have been discontinued. The main complaint was price which is interesting because this will obviously cost way more. It just goes to sh...

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