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Frn????

Postby henhen14 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:01 am

Hi,
I'm getting my first Spyderco, a Delica FFG. It's shipping and it's gonna be here soon. I was just wondering what FRN felt like, hard plastic or more of a rubbery texture? Thx

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Postby ozspyder » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:27 am

Short answer - hard plastic :) definitely not rubbery. Very hard wearing and easy to keep clean
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Postby jackknifeh » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:58 am

Hard but textured for a good grip. I like it better than CF bacause of the grip. I have a knife with kraton scales (like rubber). Best grip I've ever seen. Not real good on knives with pocket clips because it doesn't slide out of the pocket easy I've been told and believe. I think you will be happy.

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Postby telemeister » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:06 am

As above, a hard material which is nicely textured and very comfortable. I am developing a renewed respect for just how good a material it is.

Congrats on the new Delica, I'm sure you'll love it.
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Postby cosmo7809 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:44 am

Welcome to the forums!



You will enjoy your Delica.

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Postby setldown » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:03 am

Image henhen14

The Delica you ordered is a fine choice. FFG Vg10 is right at the top of my favorite all around steels. Enjoy!
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Postby SQSAR » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:58 am

If this is your first Spyderco, congratulations, and I'd bet you'll be looking for your second by the end of the year. They are very addictive. Especially to those of us with poor impulse control. As a former psychotherapist, if I was working for Spyderco's marketing department, my tag-line would be this: "Spyderco addiction, , at least it's better than meth."

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Postby marknett » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:05 am

If this is your first Spyderco, congratulations, and I'd bet you'll be looking for your second by the end of the year. They are very addictive. Especially to those of us with poor impulse control. As a former psychotherapist, if I was working for Spyderco's marketing department, my tag-line would be this: "Spyderco addiction, , at least it's better than meth."

:eek: but probably just as expensive !!! :p That's funny SQSAR :D
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Postby henhen14 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:50 am

Thanks for all the comments! I can't wait, it'll be here in about 2 days. :) Is there anything else I should know?

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Postby Mako109 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:15 pm

+ 1 on all previous positive comments on FRN. But for your future purchases make sure you add models with handles made with G-10 and Carbon fiber. They're in a different class.

Welcome to the forums.

I like this tag-line: "Spyderco...feed the addiction" :D

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Postby ChrisR » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:17 pm

henhen14 wrote:Is there anything else I should know?
Hmm ... don't try to cut steel bars with it ... avoid temperatures over 1000C ... and only ever grip the FRN part :D Other than that you shouldn't go far wrong with a Delica ;) If the edge does loose its keen-ness then get hold of a Spyderco SharpMaker and that'll get it up to razor sharp with no trouble ;)
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Postby Blerv » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:34 pm

I've always thought FRN to be softer than most "hard plastics". It always feels warmer to the touch and more receptive/secure in the hand.

When I think about "hard plastic" I think about action figures from my youth. Cold and slippery.
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Postby SQSAR » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:01 pm

I agree with ChrisR, a Spyderco Sharpmaker is probably some of the best money you will ever spend. Easy to use is an understatement. Use the hell out of your Delica during the day, and in less than a minute on the Sharpmaker that evening and your blade is hair slicing sharp again.

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Postby gull wing » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:27 pm

Looks cheep, but it isn't. Never had FRN disappoint me.
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Postby Fred Sanford » Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:31 pm

gull wing wrote:Looks cheep, but it isn't. Never had FRN disappoint me.
Boom! Right on. I've gotten to the point where I LOVE FRN. I like it more than G10, carbon fiber, and any other handle material.

I used to think it was just cheap plastic. It has turned out to be the most durable, wear resistant, awesome handle material ever.

FRN is awesome. About like handle of a Glock. Freakin' just about indestructible.
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Postby dj moonbat » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:25 pm

Although FRN is not a soft plastic, it's not without a tiny touch of give. I find Spyderdo's diamond checkered FRN to be pretty much ideal for EDC. I actually prefer it to the G-10 I've got.
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Postby syphen » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:47 pm

FRN is a great material. I've never had a problem with it breaking or damaging it. My keychain ladybug salt gets a little dirty but a quick wipe with a damp cloth cleans it right up.

Spyderco knives are great... I started the year with 2... both gifts (Dragonfly's actually). They sparked my interest enough to further investigate the lineup. I now have 18 spydies and 2 Byrds in my collection as the year comes to a close and more to come - there is a few in the new 2011 catalogue that i've ear marked pages and plan on ordering.
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Postby The Deacon » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:59 am

Blerv wrote:I've always thought FRN to be softer than most "hard plastics". It always feels warmer to the touch and more receptive/secure in the hand.

When I think about "hard plastic" I think about action figures from my youth. Cold and slippery.
Very true. FRN is basically Nylon which is an extremely firm plastic, but not "hard" in the same sense styrene, Bakelite, plexiglass, or lexan are hard.
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Postby henhen14 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:55 pm

sweet. I thought it would feel really cheap, but i guess not :D

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Postby Blerv » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:23 pm

henhen14 wrote:sweet. I thought it would feel really cheap, but i guess not :D
No but it will look cheap. :p

For a working knife it's hard to beat properly checkered/textured FRN. Most the Spyderco naysayers have never held one but poo-poo the strange hole and funny colorful handles.

A Stretch FRN in hand is like the car seat of a 911. :D
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