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Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:53 pm

Hey guys and gals,

I just wanted to share a few highlights of a really nice Labor Day weekend with you all. First off, the weather was exceptionally nice (blue skies and mid-80's) on all three days. My darling wife suprised me on Monday (my birthday) with a knife that I've been wanting ever since I read Demoncase's review: The WolfSpyder by Ray Mears. :D She ordered the WolfSpyder directly from Ray's website and it arrived in Indiana within about five days from the UK. (Interestingly enough, it was shipped via Royal Mail. How cool is that?) Anyway, I am really digging this funky little knife! It is interesting to note that I originally did not care for the looks of the WolfSpyder. I then read Demon's mini-review and saw the comparison shots alongside a Native and this made me look twice. All in all, it is a well-executed design. The ergos are well-proportioned and surprisingly comfortable for such a small knife. The blade (featuring a Scandi-grind) is nice and beefy and should do well for bushcrafting type duties. Since I'm not into bushcrafting, I will likely use it more for EDC than for anything. (Wait, does sharpening pencils count as bushcrafting??) I've really enjoyed carrying the WolfSpyder these few past days. In fact, I've got it stashed on my right side IWB of my dress slacks as I type this. Here are a few less-than-stellar shots for your viewing pleasure. ;) Along with the WolfSpyder, my wife blessed me with a Case Mini Copperlock (burnt prime stag) and also a Ken Onion Work Sharp sharpening system. This little grinder should come in very handy in a few weeks when I start profiling blades again. :D Not to be out-done, my mother and father-in-law blessed me with a new Stihl MS250 chainsaw for my birthday! I'd been wanting a new Stihl for a while, but I kept procrastinating on getting one for one reason or another. Hey, I even got a chance to break in the new saw on Saturday morning out in my family's deer woods. This thing chewed through green maple and green oak like it was cake. I'd love to see Spyderco do a collab with Stihl some day. Maybe an Endura in safety orange FRN in H1 in full SE? :D

Thanks for reading!

-Michael

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:03 pm

Nice! How comfortable is the wolfspyder handle?
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Ferris Wheels » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:15 pm

The MS250 is a great saw and I have logged a lot of hours behind one on my parents farm. I think you will continue to enjoy that saw. Not a lot you can't do with it and a sharp chain. Congrats on the great weekend with family and some wonderful new sharp toys.

P.S. If available I highly recommend using non-ethanol gas in that saw.

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby demoncase » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:34 pm

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:57 pm

Nice score Michael, I love mine, fits my hand like a glove, and that stout blade is fantastic.
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Sully » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:41 pm

Happy belated birthday, Michael!

Glad to hear you received such great gifts and had a fun day. Always loved that green shade on the Wolfspyder, and it is quite an interesting blade. So wrong-handed, though. :D (Only the much-anticipated Rhino gets complete amnesty from my unwaveringly stubborn lefty bias. :))

I actually own the most under-used Stihl MS250. City and suburbs isn't exactly ideal for it. Still, I'm a big fan. Just wish I used it more, it's too darn clean right now.

Mostly, wanted to make sure to acknowledge your "born on" date. :)
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:23 pm

Happy Birthday, nice toys, you'll have to tell us what you think of the ken onion work sharp when you've had a chance to use it.
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:40 pm

Happy birthday! Glad to hear that you had such a good one! If Spyderco would stop releasing must have after must have id have ordered a Wolfspyder by now.
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Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:11 pm

Excellent!! The Wolfspyder is one I'd love to have! Happy Birthday too!!!
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby bh49 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:47 pm

Congrats. Well deserved.
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby timlara » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:58 pm

Happy Birthday, Michael! (Same day as mine!)

Nice pile of loot there...like LC said, if I hadn't already spent so much on Spydies this year, I'd probably pick up a WolfSpyder as well, but I have to cool the jets a bit. Luckily, the Rhino should be very affordable. :D
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Candyman » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:28 pm

Congrats on the awesome gifts and Happy Birthday buddy. Nice to see another Spyderco lover from Indiana as well!

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:20 pm

You know Michael I blew right by that new saw, I have the exact same one and the Farm Boss MS290(20" bar), The MS250 gets way more use, great saw, plenty of power and so much lighter than the MS290, 18" bar is plenty for the trees on my property/area I'm in. Hope you get lots of good use out of it, great saw. Happy Birthday too buddy. :)
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby JonesE » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:46 pm

Happy belated birthday Micheal, Hope you enjoy your new toys. Cheers, JonesE

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:08 am

Congrats! Nice gifts. I have a soft spot for Case knives, especially stockmen.

I have been chainsaw shopping lately myself and admittedly it is a little confusing for me. Stihl sure has a lot of models. I was about to pull the trigger on the MS251 Woodboss. What is the difference between the 250 and 251? I am gonna use it for property maintenance and for processing and scavenging firewood. Sorry for the hijack. :)
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby MacLaren » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:26 am

Congratz Michael!
Just not too sure about that saw ...I prefer a little darker orange myself :p (Husqvarna)
Just kiddin of course. Happy for you man.

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Xplorer » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:52 am

Congrats Michael!

This isn't the first time your wife has hooked you up with a sweet knife! Obviously you married well...and THAT deserves a congratulations as well!!
That Stihl is awesome too..wow man..what a great birthday :D :D

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby farnorthdan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:57 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:Congrats! Nice gifts. I have a soft spot for Case knives, especially stockmen.

I have been chainsaw shopping lately myself and admittedly it is a little confusing for me. Stihl sure has a lot of models. I was about to pull the trigger on the MS251 Woodboss. What is the difference between the 250 and 251? I am gonna use it for property maintenance and for processing and scavenging firewood. Sorry for the hijack. :)
The ms251 is just an updated/upgraded version of the ms250, I believe it has a larger fuel tank with better fuel consumption, new vibration isolation system etc. you know little tweeks here and there. It really depends on how much you are really going to use your saw, I heat with wood so am usually doing between 4-6 cords every year. The ms250 has served me very well, I've literally been beating the crap out of mine for ten years or more, the only maintenance I've had to perform is changing air filters, fuel filters, on my second bar and countless chains (I sharpen my own), I've also had to replace the pull cord twice. Stihl is by far the superior brand when it comes to saws and for brush clearing the ms250 is perfect, when you spend a lot of time on a saw, weight matters. Now if you dropping trees in 16"-20" range I would go with a bigger saw, very rarely here in AK (my area, not Southeast)do I run up against anything bigger than 20" but I have had to use my ms290 from time to time, I usually carry both when I'm out though just in case I get a bad pinch and have to make a rescue cut.
Happy to be part of this great forum and group of down to earth spyderco addicts, Thanks Sal and gang.
My Grails: Lum Tanto folder sprint, Sprint Persian(red), Captain, Manix 2 (M4), SB MT, PM2 M390, CF dodo, Manix2 (CF S90V),Manix2 XL S90V, Zowada CF Balance Rassenti Nivarna, Lil' Nilakka, Tuff, Police 4, Chinook 4, Caly HAP40 52100 Military, S110V Military, Any/All PM2 & Military sprints/exclusives I can get my grubby hands on :) :spyder: :) :spyder: :)

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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:12 am

SpyderNut wrote:Hey guys and gals,

I just wanted to share a few highlights of a really nice Labor Day weekend with you all. First off, the weather was exceptionally nice (blue skies and mid-80's) on all three days. My darling wife suprised me on Monday (my birthday) with a knife that I've been wanting ever since I read Demoncase's review: The WolfSpyder by Ray Mears. :D She ordered the WolfSpyder directly from Ray's website and it arrived in Indiana within about five days from the UK. (Interestingly enough, it was shipped via Royal Mail. How cool is that?) Anyway, I am really digging this funky little knife! It is interesting to note that I originally did not care for the looks of the WolfSpyder. I then read Demon's mini-review and saw the comparison shots alongside a Native and this made me look twice. All in all, it is a well-executed design. The ergos are well-proportioned and surprisingly comfortable for such a small knife. The blade (featuring a Scandi-grind) is nice and beefy and should do well for bushcrafting type duties. Since I'm not into bushcrafting, I will likely use it more for EDC than for anything. (Wait, does sharpening pencils count as bushcrafting??) I've really enjoyed carrying the WolfSpyder these few past days. In fact, I've got it stashed on my right side IWB of my dress slacks as I type this. Here are a few less-than-stellar shots for your viewing pleasure. ;) Along with the WolfSpyder, my wife blessed me with a Case Mini Copperlock (burnt prime stag) and also a Ken Onion Work Sharp sharpening system. This little grinder should come in very handy in a few weeks when I start profiling blades again. :D Not to be out-done, my mother and father-in-law blessed me with a new Stihl MS250 chainsaw for my birthday! I'd been wanting a new Stihl for a while, but I kept procrastinating on getting one for one reason or another. Hey, I even got a chance to break in the new saw on Saturday morning out in my family's deer woods. This thing chewed through green maple and green oak like it was cake. I'd love to see Spyderco do a collab with Stihl some day. Maybe an Endura in safety orange FRN in H1 in full SE? :D

Thanks for reading!

-Michael

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My new chainsaw:
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Happy Birthday.

BTW, I looked all through Spyderco's catalog and cannot find that chain saw listed anywhere. :p
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Re: Labor Day Surprises and the WolfSpyder

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:31 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:Nice! How comfortable is the wolfspyder handle?
Odd looks aside, the handle is surprisingly comfortable when holding in various positions, including a hammer-grip. I have big hands (size XL gloves), but I can still get a decent four-finger grip on the handle. I think the “swelled” mid-section would provide more comfort during extended use too. You definitely need to check this one out, SG. :)
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