SpyderNut wrote:Nice pictures and reviews, GS. I like the reprofile job on your Tenacious. Kind of reminds me of the blade on the Stretch. Keep up the good work!
PayneTrain wrote:Tuning in...
Love the custom work on the Tenacious.
This is so much fun to watch, both you and gbelleh are great photographers and I'm enjoying the stories.
Thanks! Maybe now that I have a belt sander (instead of just a dremel) I should finish the polishing job on the Tenacious?
First of all love the idea of this thread and looking forward to all the pics and descriptions you are going to post here. Because you have a great collection
But i have a little question for you.
I calculated from your first post that you bought +- 5 spydie's the month. (Impressive i must say
But how do you choose a new spydie is there a specific way you want to go with youre collection? Or do you have such a bad case of the spyderfever that you buy all the ones you encounter you do not already have ?
Because **** 5 the month is hard work for youre thoughts i think XD
Ummm...please don't calculate or average anything. I worked around with average prices and I don't want to ever do that again...
In the beginning, I bought whatever seemed to get the best reviews--Tenacious, PM2, Delica, etc. After a while, as you will see, I decided to collect all of the Golden-made models, and that guided most of my purchases. I was inexperienced at collecting, and as you will see, some of my buys were not the best idea. (Either the knife was nearly destroyed, overpriced, or both.)
Now days, I try to find the best deals on good condition knives to fill out sections of my collection. For example, I got a Sage 2 to complete that lineup, and I need a Gunting and Yojimbo 1 to finish out the Golden-made Spydies.
GoldenSpydie wrote:At that time, it was my most expensive knife, and I was slow to warm up. It was only after using it for a few weeks that I realized how much better it is than the Tenacious. Currently, the Paramilitary 2 line is my favorite EDC knife for camping or hiking.
I think the "PM2 is too expensive" stage is one that every spydielover experiences at the outset. "Is this really twice as good as my Delica" is what I was thinking at the time. Now it looks like the most screaming deal ever. Ah, how perceptions change over time.
Very true. I also thought (at the time) that the blade-to-handle ratio was not as good as the Tenacious. I have since come to appreciate the choil and longer handle.