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First Spyderco

Postby knifenerdmom » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:48 pm

After tons of research and saving his money for many months, JS_KnifeNerd just bought his first Spyderco knife (the Chaparral) at SFO from Candi. He is thrilled! Feel free to reach out to him and congratulate him!

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby TazKristi » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:49 am

Nice choice! Congrats JS_KnifeNerd!

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:56 am

Great first knife. It carries well, looks good and cuts extremely well. I absolutely love mine.

Congrats JS!

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:10 am

Great choice!
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby araneae » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 am

Which chaparral? They are all great and he should be pleased.
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby The Meat man » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 am

Great choice JS! One of these days I should get one. ;)
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby JonLeBlanc » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 am

I just have to say, this whole thing is so cute lol
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Marulaghost » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:47 am

That was my first spyderco too
Great choice.
I'll always say though, get a thin lubricant and drip into both sides of the pivot, the backlock pivot, and where the blade and lock interact.
The spring tension is strong to begin with, so it may come out of the box as a thumb killer.
Happy slicing and enjoy what a great knife it is

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby GiftedMisfit » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:58 am

Perfect for EDC. Great choice, I have the lw and Cf versions. CTS-XHP is a great steel too. Enjoy.
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:18 am

knifenerdmom wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:48 pm
After tons of research and saving his money for many months, JS_KnifeNerd just bought his first Spyderco knife (the Chaparral) at SFO from Candi. He is thrilled! Feel free to reach out to him and congratulate him!
Hi Jeremy and knifenerdmom, that's good news and a great choice! :)

I guess, it's the Chap lw, right? (But doesn't matter, the other versions are as good, just different handle materials and more expensive)

I have to say, the Chap is one of my absolut favorite folders, and that says something cause generally I like bigger knives.

Jeremy, you are starting your "knife journey" with a brillantly designed knife and a perfect steel: Holds an edge really well, but still is not too hard to sharpen. Congrats!

I hope you'll do a post 'bout your new Spydie soon.
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:19 am

The Meat man wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 am
Great choice JS! One of these days I should get one. ;)
You should, definitely! ;)
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby knifenerdmom » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:48 pm

Thank you, everyone! JS_KnifeNerd will be writing a post with more details on the weekend (homework comes first during the week)!

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby DSH007 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 am

knifenerdmom wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:48 pm
After tons of research and saving his money for many months, JS_KnifeNerd just bought his first Spyderco knife (the Chaparral) at SFO from Candi. He is thrilled! Feel free to reach out to him and congratulate him!
Hi knifenerdmom!

I check in on the forum pretty regularly.. I've seen some of your/your son's posts and I'd just like to say how refreshing it is to see a parent parenting. Not every mother would go out of her way, as you have, to facilitate her son's interests in knives and I think that is awesome. And I especially appreciate that once your son settled on a knife, it was purchased with his own money! Too few parents these days are willing to delay a child's gratification.. a valuable lesson indeed. Also, as safe a corner of the internet as this forum is, I really like that you are putting in the effort to monitor your son's interactions as you have.. too many kids seem to do as they please on the internet without supervision these days and that is a scary thing..

Also.. I'm wondering if JS_KnifeNerd is involved with, or has any interest in Scouting? It's one of the few places I can think of where it's still socially acceptable (I hope!) for young boys to get together and play with knives.. you know, in a safe manner.. And along with knives, learn a variety of other interesting skills. I'm an Eagle Scout and consider the skills I learned from Scouting very valuable in my life. I'd recommend it to anybody, especially a boy who is interested in knives..

Anyways, for what it's worth coming from some random guy on the internet, great job knifenerdmom! Keep up the good work!

BTW, the Chap is a solid choice!

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:01 am

DSH007 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 am
knifenerdmom wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:48 pm
After tons of research and saving his money for many months, JS_KnifeNerd just bought his first Spyderco knife (the Chaparral) at SFO from Candi. He is thrilled! Feel free to reach out to him and congratulate him!
Hi knifenerdmom!

I check in on the forum pretty regularly.. I've seen some of your/your son's posts and I'd just like to say how refreshing it is to see a parent parenting. Not every mother would go out of her way, as you have, to facilitate her son's interests in knives and I think that is awesome. And I especially appreciate that once your son settled on a knife, it was purchased with his own money! Too few parents these days are willing to delay a child's gratification.. a valuable lesson indeed. Also, as safe a corner of the internet as this forum is, I really like that you are putting in the effort to monitor your son's interactions as you have.. too many kids seem to do as they please on the internet without supervision these days and that is a scary thing..
^ What Rick said! Good on you knifenerdmom!
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Wartstein » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:13 am

DSH007 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 am
knifenerdmom wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:48 pm
After tons of research and saving his money for many months, JS_KnifeNerd just bought his first Spyderco knife (the Chaparral) at SFO from Candi. He is thrilled! Feel free to reach out to him and congratulate him!
Hi knifenerdmom!

I check in on the forum pretty regularly.. I've seen some of your/your son's posts and I'd just like to say how refreshing it is to see a parent parenting. Not every mother would go out of her way, as you have, to facilitate her son's interests in knives and I think that is awesome. And I especially appreciate that once your son settled on a knife, it was purchased with his own money! Too few parents these days are willing to delay a child's gratification.. a valuable lesson indeed. Also, as safe a corner of the internet as this forum is, I really like that you are putting in the effort to monitor your son's interactions as you have.. too many kids seem to do as they please on the internet without supervision these days and that is a scary thing..

Also.. I'm wondering if JS_KnifeNerd is involved with, or has any interest in Scouting? It's one of the few places I can think of where it's still socially acceptable (I hope!) for young boys to get together and play with knives.. you know, in a safe manner.. And along with knives, learn a variety of other interesting skills. I'm an Eagle Scout and consider the skills I learned from Scouting very valuable in my life. I'd recommend it to anybody, especially a boy who is interested in knives..

Anyways, for what it's worth coming from some random guy on the internet, great job knifenerdmom! Keep up the good work!

BTW, the Chap is a solid choice!

Rick
Rick, that´s exactly how I feel about it, but you found better words for it than I could. So I just want to second: "Great job knifenerdmom"!
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby The Meat man » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:26 am

^ Hear hear!
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby soc_monki » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 am

Congrats! That first Spyderco starts a slippery slope! All other knives seem inferior soon after! :D

I hope one day I can share the hobby with my son, and teach him how to save and work hard for what he wants. Great job!
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby legOFwhat? » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:04 pm

Way to go mom! Congratulations Jeremy!
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Re: First Spyderco

Postby knifenerdmom » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm

Thank you for the kind words, everyone! I'm just happy he is passionate about something :)
He loves teaching his classmates who say knives are just murder weapons that knives are very useful tools.
JS_KnifeNerd goes to a school where they are allowed to study whatever they want in-depth and the teachers develop a curriculum around that topic. He just spent 5 months studying Filipino Martial Arts & Weapons (attached is a karambit-inspired knife he made out of a wrench). He will be studying blade steels for the rest of the school year.

I am very grateful for this wonderful community. JS_KnifeNerd wears his Spyderco t-shirt when he wants to feel the most confident, and he has Spyderco stickers on the thermos he takes to school everyday! Sal has very generously offered to meet with Jeremy and me and take us on a factory tour Friday. We are very excited and will be sure to report back.

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Re: First Spyderco

Postby Wartstein » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:25 pm

knifenerdmom wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm
Thank you for the kind words, everyone! I'm just happy he is passionate about something :)
He loves teaching his classmates who say knives are just murder weapons that knives are very useful tools.
JS_KnifeNerd goes to a school where they are allowed to study whatever they want in-depth and the teachers develop a curriculum around that topic. He just spent 5 months studying Filipino Martial Arts & Weapons (attached is a karambit-inspired knife he made out of a wrench). He will be studying blade steels for the rest of the school year.

I am very grateful for this wonderful community. JS_KnifeNerd wears his Spyderco t-shirt when he wants to feel the most confident, and he has Spyderco stickers on the thermos he takes to school everyday! Sal has very generously offered to meet with Jeremy and me and take us on a factory tour Friday. We are very excited and will be sure to report back.

-Fran
Wish I could have attended a school like that, when I was. well, almost 40 years younger... ;)

And I am looking forward to Mr. JS_KnifeNerd joining discussions ´bout bladesteels! Actually a field I don´t know too much about compared to many here on this forum.

The Spyderco-T-Shirt trick is one I´ve got to try for myself (as soon as I own one), more confidence is always a good thing! :)
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