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Postby Bolster » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:49 pm

Dear Kopamaniacs:

Please tell me, do you actually sharpen and carry all, most, some, or at least one of your Kopas? If the answer is "some" or "one," which? How did you work up the nerve to do so?

I only own one Kopa, a turquoise, and I am having the darndest time taking it out of its box. I can't bring myself to sharpen or carry it, it's just too beautiful. Every time I try to carry it, I think, "I'll just carry this other Spyder instead." And so it sits.
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Postby tonydahose » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:02 pm

i did carry my first kopa, the evrina one. it was thrown in my junk basket along with my keys and wallet so it is a little scuffed up. that was my second spydie and thats where i thought i would stop. one for work and one for my off days was my train of thought, then. i am now over the 100 mark...lol. i quit using it after i decided to collect all the kopas. to me the evrina was one of the cheapest looking ones that came out unless you get it scrimshawed, then it really shines. why don't you get a quince (i think they were the cheapest so far) and carry that one and save the turquoise.
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Postby hanswurst » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:56 pm

I only have one, the Kopa Evrina and I usually carry it on the weekends or for any dress up occasions.

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Postby jaislandboy » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:44 am

i sometimes carry my cocobolo Kopa (1st one i got) on "dressy" occasions.... ;)
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:51 am

Have them all, plus extras of a couple, but the only one that gets any pocket time is the Cocobolo that STR filled the clip screw holes and ground down the bolster on to eliminate the clip mounting depression. He swore he'd never do another one, so unless I can twist his arm when the jigged bone ones hit the street, or manage to find someone else willing to tackle the job, or Sal brings out a run of clipless ones, that Cocobolo will likely remaiin the only one of mine that gets carried.
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Postby tonydahose » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:27 am

The Deacon wrote: or Sal brings out a run of clipless ones, that Cocobolo will likely remaiin the only one of mine that gets carried.
looks like you might be getting lucky paul....well at least with the knife :p , this is a G rated forum.
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Postby boxer93 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:41 am

Bolstermanic,
I like the kopas but am not collecting the set (I am working on the complete Q set :D ) I do how ever EDC this kopa. It mostly shares work duty with the BRG Caly Jr.
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:49 am

tonydahose wrote:looks like you might be getting lucky paul....well at least with the knife :p , this is a G rated forum.
Did I miss something? :)
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Postby Harry White » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:47 am

i only have the cocobolo kopa, and i carry it all the time. sharpened it several times as well. it's got the usual scruffs and scratches like any knife that gets used in the real world. but as i've said before, to me it just adds character. i also removed the clip on mine, but put the clip screws back in (after shortening them a bit), and added a nice red fob. its still one of my favorite spyderco designs.

ps - a little wood oil (or any oil really) on the cocobolo slabs really shines them up! :)

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Postby tonydahose » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:40 pm

boxer93 wrote:Bolstermanic,
I like the kopas but am not collecting the set (I am working on the complete Q set :D ) I do how ever EDC this kopa. It mostly shares work duty with the BRG Caly Jr.
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Chris...that is my favorite one so far...we have to talk Sal into doing a patriotic kopa.
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Seconded

Postby Bolster » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:15 pm

tonydahose wrote:Chris...that is my favorite one so far...we have to talk Sal into doing a patriotic kopa.
I second that notion! Love that RW&B Kopa.
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Postby bh49 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:14 pm

I have all exept MOP/Abalone, but I carry only my spare Cocobolo few days a week. Great knife, I received many complements. It is the beauty.
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Postby GarageBoy » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:09 pm

How about sal making a clip filler, a la Sebenza?

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Postby Capt. Carl » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:26 pm

I don't have one but I am really fond of the micarta one. As some may know, micarta is my favorite material and it would match my small sebbie!

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EDC Kopa

Postby Sleeping Robot » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:35 pm

The engraved Kopa my wife gave me for our anniversary is my EDC. I was a little worried about scratching it up, but a few scratches over the next 20 years will just give it some more character for when I pass it along to a grandson or granddaughter. I am more worried about it scratching up my cell phone which I carry in the same pocket. So I made up a thin leather sheath for it. This DEFINITELY slows down deployment, so its not an option for everyone. But it works for me.

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Postby alexG » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:08 am

beautiful ! what a thoughtful wife you have :)

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Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:29 am

The Kopa is my office knife. I rotate my Kopas (tiger coral, apple coral, turqois, micarta) whenever I feel like it. They get carried and used reasonably. THat means I only cut materials that are softer than the knifeblade. :D They haven't collected any real scratches, but the bolsters got a few scuffs and some blades' finish dulled a bit in color. Doesn't matter, I don't broker in knives and I still enjoy looking at my Kopas. I know that I wouldn't enjoy them as much as when I wouldn't carry and use them.

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Postby alexG » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:38 am

that`s the best philosophy , Wouter :)

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Postby Jurphaas » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:08 am

I hear you Wouter, same here!
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Postby tonydahose » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:54 pm

Sleeping Robot wrote:The engraved Kopa my wife gave me for our anniversary is my EDC. I was a little worried about scratching it up, but a few scratches over the next 20 years will just give it some more character for when I pass it along to a grandson or granddaughter. I am more worried about it scratching up my cell phone which I carry in the same pocket. So I made up a thin leather sheath for it. This DEFINITELY slows down deployment, so its not an option for everyone. But it works for me.

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