What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:25 am

Actually yesterday. Today is the good ole St Nick's Manix!

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby PStone » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:58 am

This week’s carry before Rex-tober starts:
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby 5-by-5 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:28 am

Mili-dura Monday

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:08 am

5-by-5 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:28 am
Mili-dura Monday

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That is so cool.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby prndltech » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:19 am

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Clipless chaparral
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:25 am

Didn't take you as a Chaparral owner. Usually have something that hits a little harder!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby prndltech » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:29 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:25 am
Didn't take you as a Chaparral owner. Usually have something that hits a little harder!
It never got it’s fair shakedown. I bought it used and never really carried it. Well, I don’t pass judgment on a knife without carrying it and using it so therefore I will do just that. Man this blade is thin! Pretty sure the whole knife is thinner than some blades on other knives :D

As a lover of the dragonfly I can tell you this knife punches way above its weight class. It definitely hits hard. To bad it’s not serrated :eek: :spyder:

Edit* while I love my bigger blades, I’ve sort of come back around to you know... actual pocket knives... not swords :D
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 am

prndltech wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:29 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:25 am
Didn't take you as a Chaparral owner. Usually have something that hits a little harder!
It never got it’s fair shakedown. I bought it used and never really carried it. Well, I don’t pass judgment on a knife without carrying it and using it so therefore I will do just that. Man this blade is thin! Pretty sure the whole knife is thinner than some blades on other knives :D

As a lover of the dragonfly I can tell you this knife punches way above its weight class. It definitely hits hard. To bad it’s not serrated :eek: :spyder:

Edit* while I love my bigger blades, I’ve sort of come back around to you know... actual pocket knives... not swords :D
Glad you give the Chap a fair try! Imho it is constantly underestimated by many who never actually really used it hard and pushed it to the limits, since it is (falsly) considered to be only a gents knife. It is amazingly tough though (and actually overall built like a tank with all that steel in the handle)

You are totally right that it "punches way above its weight class" indeed. In a way perhaps it "hits harder" than most bigger, but thicker bladed knives: Just because it cuts better while still holding up perfectly well.
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Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby prndltech » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:30 am

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 am
prndltech wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:29 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:25 am
Didn't take you as a Chaparral owner. Usually have something that hits a little harder!
It never got it’s fair shakedown. I bought it used and never really carried it. Well, I don’t pass judgment on a knife without carrying it and using it so therefore I will do just that. Man this blade is thin! Pretty sure the whole knife is thinner than some blades on other knives :D

As a lover of the dragonfly I can tell you this knife punches way above its weight class. It definitely hits hard. To bad it’s not serrated :eek: :spyder:

Edit* while I love my bigger blades, I’ve sort of come back around to you know... actual pocket knives... not swords :D
Glad you give the Chap a fair try! Imho it is constantly underestimated by many who never actually really used it hard and pushed it to the limits, since it is (falsly) considered to be only a gents knife. It is amazingly though (and actually overall built like a tank with all that steel in the handle)

You are totally right that it "punches way above its weight class" indeed. In a way perhaps it "hits harder" than most bigger, but thicker bladed knives: Just because it cuts better while still holding up perfectly well.
So far, I would have to agree with what you said, but it’s still new to me. Only time will tell!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:31 am

JuPaul wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 am
Wartstein wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:55 am
Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:55 am
Wartstein wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:31 am
.....
I could start a knife-pic-series with all the location of "Sound of music" in the background... would actually be pretty easy to do, most are in or very close the city of Salzburg, where I live. ;)
I would love to see that thread - that movie was a favorite of mine as a kid.

Fun story: Like 6 or 7 years ago on some mountain hut I got to meet two American girls who were travelling Europe. Showed them a shortcut down to the valley floor and gave them a ride back to their hostel in the town of Salzburg.
When we drove through the inner town, suddenly they began to scream and really freaked out. When I asked what was going on they told me we had just passed the Mozart Steg (= Mozart footbridge) and that this would be a famous location in the film Sound of Music (see here https://onfootguides.com/salzburg-locat ... ozartsteg/). I totally did not know that... :)

Now I actually cross this footbridge like one time a week and did so again today with my bike. And suddenly I remembered the episode I described above and my "Sound of music knife pic series" and here you go ;)
One time focus on the knife, one time on the bridge:

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:38 am

prndltech wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:30 am
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 am
prndltech wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:29 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:25 am
Glad you give the Chap a fair try! Imho it is constantly underestimated by many who never actually really used it hard and pushed it to the limits, since it is (falsly) considered to be only a gents knife. It is amazingly though (and actually overall built like a tank with all that steel in the handle)

You are totally right that it "punches way above its weight class" indeed. In a way perhaps it "hits harder" than most bigger, but thicker bladed knives: Just because it cuts better while still holding up perfectly well.
So far, I would have to agree with what you said, but it’s still new to me. Only time will tell!
Give it a try and keep us posted! I bet you will be surprised what that little guy can take while also being just a better cutting tool than many thicker bladed knives.

In a way for me the Chap is somehow a bit "the essence of Spyderco": When you look at Spyderco as a brand, some (non Spyderco-) people consider their designs as being too thin bladed, not tough enough, not super tactical... while people who really use knives appreciate that Spyderco just makes strong cutting tools.
INSIDE the Spyderco line perhaps the same happens to the Chap: Just a perfect, well balanced cutting tool, but seen by some just as a rather flimsy gents knife.

Can´t wait for your 2c on this! :)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Mushroom » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:59 am

Had the Straight Spine Stretch with me for a motorcycle camping trip through the downeast Maine area this weekend. The fall foliage was near its peak and the colors were incredible!

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:03 pm

Mushroom wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:59 am
Had the Straight Spine Stretch with me for a motorcycle camping trip through the downeast Maine area this weekend. The fall foliage was near its peak and the colors were incredible!

Very nice!! :)

But your Stretch blade almost looks like if it had a Patina... on VG10?!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby JuPaul » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:07 pm

Now it's feeling like fall!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby JuPaul » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:10 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:31 am
JuPaul wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 am
Wartstein wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:55 am
Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 11:55 am
.....
I could start a knife-pic-series with all the location of "Sound of music" in the background... would actually be pretty easy to do, most are in or very close the city of Salzburg, where I live. ;)
I would love to see that thread - that movie was a favorite of mine as a kid.

Fun story: Like 6 or 7 years ago on some mountain hut I got to meet two American girls who were travelling Europe. Showed them a shortcut down to the valley floor and gave them a ride back to their hostel in the town of Salzburg.
When we drove through the inner town, suddenly they began to scream and really freaked out. When I asked what was going on they told me we had just passed the Mozart Steg (= Mozart footbridge) and that this would be a famous location in the film Sound of Music (see here https://onfootguides.com/salzburg-locat ... ozartsteg/). I totally did not know that... :)

Now I actually cross this footbridge like one time a week and did so again today with my bike. And suddenly I remembered the episode I described above and my "Sound of music knife pic series" and here you go ;)
One time focus on the knife, one time on the bridge:

Image

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I love these! Thanks, W!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:21 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:31 am
JuPaul wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 am
Wartstein wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:55 am
I love these! Thanks, W!
You´re very welcome! More to come... (I am actually surrounded by "Sound of Music" without realizing it most of the times... ;) )
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby orangejuice » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:05 pm

I put some new Micarta scales from Sharp Dressed Knives on my old and trusted Gayle Bradley 2 and think it is almost perfect. Perfect would be a custom from Mr. Bradley himself if I could figure out how.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:09 pm

orangejuice wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:05 pm
I put some new Micarta scales from Sharp Dressed Knives on my old and trusted Gayle Bradley 2 and think it is almost perfect. Perfect would be a custom from Mr. Bradley himself if I could figure out how.

It is perfect (for my preferences). Congrats! :)

The Bradley 2 is a knife I really want to try eventually. So much to like here. And I love Micarta.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby James Y » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:20 pm

I’m relaxing at home today, but I went out on my daily walk earlier. And about a quarter way into my walk, I realized I forgot to carry my knife!

😯

I didn’t come back for it, though.

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