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Postby INFRNL » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:41 am

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:I kind of like the Nishijin, I know that some aren't so fond of it, but I like that it has almost a 3D effect to it. http://images.knifecenter.com/knifecent ... 67GRPa.jpg
is it smooth or does it have some texture to it? It almost looks like diamond plate, like on truck tool boxes. I would have to see it in person to get a real perspective on it. I will do some you-tubing :D
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Postby Waffle » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:31 am

I don't really like the Nishijin! I think, for the Walker, it should be another Almite!!!!! Like the toad or mouse! ;) YEAH
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Postby Waffle » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:35 am

I love the Walker, but I honestly feel like if it were Nishijin, I might turn it down. Same way I feel about the carbon fiber zowada. I really love the micarta versions, but for some reason the CF zowada is ugly to me. :/
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Postby INFRNL » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:41 am

Sal need to think of something to keep it classy. I am in though, I love this knife, just some minor updates. Its the only one I have so could do something similar to the past
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Postby Waffle » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:56 am

Whatever you do, just be sure that you don't release it between MAY and AUG this year. I will be in basic training. I don't want to miss this one. I miss everything. I'm always findin cool knives when it's too late!!! :/
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:49 am

INFRNL wrote:is it smooth or does it have some texture to it? It almost looks like diamond plate, like on truck tool boxes. I would have to see it in person to get a real perspective on it. I will do some you-tubing :D
It is smooth. Like the old CF. But I always found that with slightly moist hands, it still gave some ok grip, and as a gent's folder...I haven't ever done anything that needed more. (Not that I would complain if there was a way to get the Taiwan weaved CF on it!!)
Waffle wrote:I don't really like the Nishijin! I think, for the Walker, it should be another Almite!!!!! Like the toad or mouse! ;) YEAH
In the opposite to the above, I found that the Almite version is far far too slick. I found that it was often almost difficult to even open and close.

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Postby Waffle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:24 am

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote: In the opposite to the above, I found that the Almite version is far far too slick. I found that it was often almost difficult to even open and close.
Shoot, I wish I had an Almite version so I could test that out. :)
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:40 am

Waffle wrote:Shoot, I wish I had an Almite version so I could test that out. :)
They come up now and then. I haven't seen many for sale, they go fast I guess. They are a pretty nice looking knife, though the blue is a little bit light, and makes it a bit feminine looking IMO. But I will say that the VG-10 on mine was amazingly sharp out of the box....sadly I really don't ever use it.

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Postby Waffle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:28 am

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:They come up now and then. I haven't seen many for sale, they go fast I guess. They are a pretty nice looking knife, though the blue is a little bit light, and makes it a bit feminine looking IMO. But I will say that the VG-10 on mine was amazingly sharp out of the box....sadly I really don't ever use it.
I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled!! :eek: <-- peeled
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:09 pm

Waffle wrote:I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled!! :eek: <-- peeled
Ha Ha yes you are...I think that I have seen about 2 or 3 in the last year. And I bought one :D
Luckily they have all been really quite reasonably priced. But make sure you check all boards as well as ebay.

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Postby Waffle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:30 pm

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:Ha Ha yes you are...I think that I have seen about 2 or 3 in the last year. And I bought one :D
Luckily they have all been really quite reasonably priced. But make sure you check all boards as well as ebay.
What boards do you recommend? I frequent jerzeedevil and blade forums; I spend most of my time here though(admiring all of the beautiful Spyderco knives that I can't afford and have missed out on)! :p
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:10 pm

I would also add knifeforums, knifebst in there as well. And even EDC forums.

And you will see and be tempted to buy all the nice Spydercos you missed out on there too...

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Postby Waffle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:27 pm

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:I would also add knifeforums, knifebst in there as well. And even EDC forums.

And you will see and be tempted to buy all the nice Spydercos you missed out on there too...
NOTED.. I shall venture on over there! Thanks!! :spyder: :D :spyder:
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Postby Waffle » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:52 pm

I know this is an older thread and it's strayed a bit.. but I wanted to add:

Sal, if you're still considering a Sprint Run Walker, what do you think about a titanium? Similar to that of the Military model? I'll sell my organs for one of those.. though I'd probably sell my organs for a lot of those Walker models that elude me. ;)
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Postby The Deacon » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:36 pm

Waffle wrote:I know this is an older thread and it's strayed a bit.. but I wanted to add:

Sal, if you're still considering a Sprint Run Walker, what do you think about a titanium? Similar to that of the Military model? I'll sell my organs for one of those.. though I'd probably sell my organs for a lot of those Walker models that elude me. ;)
Thing is, would it still be a Walker if it had a RIL? Would Michael Walker approve it? I suppose you could do titanium handles with a steel liner lock like the original Lum Tanto or the titanium Lum Chinese folder.
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Postby INFRNL » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:42 pm

I would be happy with anything. I do not like the polished cf so much on mine. I thought about doing a light sanding so it would be like my buffed caly 3 but t so sure it would work like I imagine.
Definitely would like a new variation though
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Postby Waffle » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:53 pm

The Deacon wrote:I suppose you could do titanium handles with a steel liner lock like the original Lum Tanto or the titanium Lum Chinese folder.
There you go! Problem solved.
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Postby arty » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:12 pm

I liked the CF Michael Walker enough to buy two. I might be interested in another in a different version of CF.

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:30 pm

I know that it would probably be a little bit difficult to manage as the knife is so thin, but a MW with SB and wood scales would be very awesome. Maybe the wood could be done as semi inlay with a liner for support and bolster?
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