Thanx manBarman wrote:Starmate is a good sized beefy blade.
It uses Teflon washers, edges are a little uncomfortable, the lanyard tube rattles and the sharpening notch is unfinished and rough.
I liked the Teflon washers so that's no issue and the other 3 listed I remedied myself.
It's a nice carry just wish the new model came with a partially serrated edge like the older ones.
Some examples it this thread.
Yup. Could've gotten a Tuff for $215 during that time.bh49 wrote:I love the design, but passed on the knife due to numerous comments, that F&F on the new model was below expectations. Hopefully Spyderco's contractor corrected the issues. Please, do search and you will find at least couple threads about this issue. $140 is a very good price. I beleive that it was a few bucks less on Amazon during period of time between Cyber Monday and Christmas.
Wow. The Tuff, has really came down again. They're selling them cheaper ( a lot) than Amazon themselves.bh49 wrote:Starmate is $149 now, which is not that bad. Tuff is $221.MacLaren wrote: Yup. Could've gotten a Tuff for $215 during that time.
I overspent back than.
Not a problem. I have a feeling you would really like this design. The Starmate is one of few models I wouldn't make any changes/modifications to. Just perfect in its own regard, IMHO.MacLaren wrote:Thanx Spydernut. Ill more than likely get one. I love the design and VG10. Its just a really nice looking Spydie imo.
No doubt. I love the Starmate. As a matter of fact, my dealer just sent me some pics of one. Dead centered, but still a little unfinished on the ricasso? At any rate, I went ahead and got her. I have a good feeling I'm gonna be very happy with the StarmateSpyderNut wrote:Not a problem. I have a feeling you would really like this design. The Starmate is one of few models I wouldn't make any changes/modifications to. Just perfect in its own regard, IMHO.MacLaren wrote:Thanx Spydernut. Ill more than likely get one. I love the design and VG10. Its just a really nice looking Spydie imo.
Awesome!SpyderNut wrote:Well done, Mac! And welcome to the Starmate Family. You'll have to post some pics when you get her in. IIRC, a few folks mentioned having a "rough ricasso" on their new Starmates awhile back. Seems like this was more of a common "issue" on the newer models from what I've heard. (I imagine you could probably smooth it out using a fine-toothed file or even some 350-400 grit sandpaper). As for lock-stick, I have found that using a tiny bit of Remington bore action cleaner works wonders in removing the "stickiness" from Liner-Locks. You can generally find this at Wally World or even Gander Mountain, etc.
Again, congrats on that knife, Mac. You will love it!
Thank you . I really hope I do.gbelleh wrote:I hope you enjoy it! I don't mind the rough ricasso, or slight rattle of the lanyard tube. But I don't like that my Starmate has no closed retention at all. That's the only reason I don't carry it anymore. One day, I might get around to sending it in to Spyderco to see if it could be improved.