204 or Native......AARRUUG&$#@ 204

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204 or Native......AARRUUG&$#@ 204

Postby J Smith » Sat Nov 03, 2001 1:00 am

First of all let me say how hard it was to pass up another Spydie for the 204.I was not sure it would be worth the price.I got home about an hour ago and sharpened my Rookie ll on 30 degrees[unbelivably sharp for my first time with it]and touched up my native ll on 40 degrees.It only took about 10 min to make me not feel bad about making the native wait.This is got to be the best thing I have ever used no oil no water no mess no wife yelling about the smell less time spent getting the edge and I'm not even use to it yet. GREAT PRODUCT!!



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Postby Brandon » Sun Nov 04, 2001 5:31 am

Dam right. halfway to a Lum Chinese I broke down and got one. No regrets at all. Whenever I get enough to get the Lum its gonna stay sharp as hell just like the rest of my knives since then

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Postby sam the man.. » Sun Nov 04, 2001 9:21 am

good choice dude! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> The 204 is something no Spydernut can do without... <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Kahz » Sun Nov 04, 2001 10:08 am

J Smith,

Wow! We were on a warp yesterday... <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> I bought a 204 after handling a Native, and feeling the temptation of buying the knife instead.

I can tell you, though, I am not one bit sorry I decided on the sharpener instead. If you own good knives, might as well have a good sharpener.

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Postby J Smith » Sun Nov 04, 2001 7:53 pm

Kahz I hope you like yours as much as I like mine.I still have plans for the native about two weeks i hope,if I don't change my mind and get the CF dragonfly or the harpy.Don't have any use for a hawkbill but it just looks so cool I have to have one.

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Postby Kahz » Sun Nov 04, 2001 8:08 pm

J Smith,

Oh, yes I do. My knives are sharp! It's an excellent investment.

The Native looks and feels like a fine piece. Also, that Harpy is wicked-looking, very cool. Nevertheless, I am still saving my pennies for my Howard Viele, probably for December. Lately I have acquired too many knives for my pocket's comfort, so I need to slow down a bit. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Show off your Native once you do purchase it!

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Postby J Smith » Sun Nov 04, 2001 8:26 pm

Just got a native ll the only reason for the native is to have both versions.

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Postby Brandon » Mon Nov 05, 2001 1:23 am

There's that magic word again. the Harpy looks cool but is one hell of a work knife. It is definately my edc at work and is always my backup when i'm not at work.

Kahz the viele is an awesome knife. I'm having a hard time choosing between that and the Lum Chinese as my next and Last knife of the year. Most people wouldn't think it's too practical but if I do get the Viele i'm gonna get fully serrated. I love the way the Serrated blade looks on that knife i figure if I'm carrying that one i'll just have to carry a small plain edge around too to pick up any slack that the serrated can't handle. good thing I didn get that 204 cause i'm gonna need it with so many serrated blades

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Postby akbell » Mon Nov 05, 2001 2:24 pm

After reading all the above I ordered a Native C-41PS AND a 204MF! Got tired of doing it with flat stones and leather.

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Postby thorin hammer » Mon Nov 05, 2001 3:24 pm

My sister thinks I'm mad when I get out the 204 and pass my knife over the white stones 3 time on each side. I like to keep 'em sharp and I can tell when it starts to go dull. It is a lot easier than getting out the oil stone and going through all that.
The 204 is the best sharpener I have ever used.

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Postby Kahz » Mon Nov 05, 2001 4:38 pm

Brandon,

I know, the Viele is too good to pass up. I want to get mine plain, tho. It has an "elegant" look most definitely.

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Postby sal » Sat Nov 10, 2001 5:33 pm

Thanx much. We at Spyderco appreciate the positive input.

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Postby kraziekurtis » Sat Nov 10, 2001 5:46 pm

Well after reading this thread I have decided to not get a Rescue Junior but instead replace it with a 204 sharpener <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby GlockDoc » Tue Nov 13, 2001 8:43 pm

Hey Sal,

Just dug out a couple of old straight razors I have and ran them over the 204. White stones at 30 degrees. Just had a very refreshing shave. I guess the 204 does it all!

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Postby GronK » Tue Nov 13, 2001 11:08 pm

The 204 works great on knives with proper geometry, but too many otherwise fine knives are cut at 45-50 degrees. I have several of these out of circulation 'til we get the diamond rods!


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