You're So Jaded...

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby spyderg » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:01 am

Lol, I thought it was going to be about scales too! Much more interesting thread however.
I have knives for different things, camping, travel, yardwork, etc but the one category that matters most is my edc Knives. Yes I see the irony in having more than one knife in that category but although I typically rotate a few in that role, I’ve found the one for me too. Spyderco Smock. The only thing now is waiting and hoping for a sprint run, Cruwear perhaps?
In the meantime I still enjoy seeing what Spyderco, (and other companies, shhhh) are coming out with. Who knows, perhaps they’ll come up with something even better?! Or bring back something I missed out on, like the Tuff.
So for me the thrill hadn’t necessarily faded but my focus of attention has indeed changed. Especially since after collecting and using a bunch of different knives, I know what I really want from my knife. I guess it’s time to unload a few that don’t meet my personal criteria.
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby Hopweaver » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:17 am

I'm in the same boat Spydergirl88. My 'chase' slowed when I finally found the one. It was the S90V Ti/CF Military. It has been in my pocket almost everyday since. I still like my other Spydies and occasionally carry them, but the search has slowed.

If you have not found your ONE yet, don't give up the search. What's weird is that I had a DLC Military first. It was good, but missing the target. I decided to take a chance on the Ti/CF Military and it just clicked. Hard to explain it. I went crazy and even bought a backup. :D
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:02 am

The journey, not the destination, that’s my Spyderco quest.

I started with the premise that there is no perfect knife for me, let alone a perfect one. But there are many near-perfect Spydies—what fun they are to rotate and (re)discover the Glessers’ intent—that my journey has turned up.

And that is only a part of my journey. The other is just watching the ingenious designs and executions that keep showing up to tempt me. I’m still that kid in the candy store.

So, not so jaded.
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INBOUND: K390 PM2 exclusive. ON RADAR: “Crucarta” Shaman sprint; Stretch2 straight-spine sprint; Siren; Maxamet PM2. IN DREAMS: V4E Military2 stop-lock; 4V Native Chief; Slysz Swayback; Anso Rock Lobster; Nishijin “R”; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:26 am

I shared a similar path of buying, trying, and selling many, many Spyderco knives hunting for the perfect ones for me. My tastes and preferences evolved over this time as well. I am now at a point where I know what I want in a knife and it has to check all the boxes (models, grinds, blade finish, scale material and color, steel, etc). I have only purchased one knife this year (m4 DLC Native) and I don't have many others on my radar right now. Thats not to say that I wouldn't buy 50 knives if all of my dream exclusives and sprints came to fruition! If Cruwear, 3V, 4V, and new Golden made Salt models start coming out of the woodwork then look out!
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby MacLaren » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:37 am

The chase, the chase, the chase!!
Wheres that Province!!?? :D :D

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby foofie » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 am

I have found two that work well for me - and it has actually made the :spyder: chase a bit more fun.

Case in point - I love the new Ikuchi. I can't wait to try it out - for so many different reasons. If I get one with the first release - fine. If I miss out on the first batch, I can wait until the second batch and not stress over it. Same with sprints - i love the ones I have, and won't be any less happy if I miss out on the occasional one... not gonna happen though :D :cool:

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby Archimedes » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 am

I know the feeling. In 2005 when I first started hitting the knife forums I was out of control in a good way. It was fun.

I am still a knife guy and still enjoy a good thread, but mostly I feel like I have been there done that.

So many threads are the same. I think I have seen the same thread only slightly different a million times....lol

I still love getting a new Spyderco though. I have a Respect coming and a Military!

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:33 am

Archimedes wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 am
I know the feeling. In 2005 when I first started hitting the knife forums I was out of control in a good way. It was fun.

I am still a knife guy and still enjoy a good thread, but mostly I feel like I have been there done that.

So many threads are the same. I think I have seen the same thread only slightly different a million times....lol

I still love getting a new Spyderco though. I have a Respect coming and a Military!

That's one thing I've noticed about this forum, compared to others I've been on over the years. So many of the same threads posted over and over again, same questions...yet everyone here is kind enough to answer the OP's questions or try to help them out. Any other forum I've been on, a lot of people post a simple one word answer "search"
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:41 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:33 am
Archimedes wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:54 am
I know the feeling. In 2005 when I first started hitting the knife forums I was out of control in a good way. It was fun.

I am still a knife guy and still enjoy a good thread, but mostly I feel like I have been there done that.

So many threads are the same. I think I have seen the same thread only slightly different a million times....lol

I still love getting a new Spyderco though. I have a Respect coming and a Military!

That's one thing I've noticed about this forum, compared to others I've been on over the years. So many of the same threads posted over and over again, same questions...yet everyone here is kind enough to answer the OP's questions or try to help them out. Any other forum I've been on, a lot of people post a simple one word answer "search"
There is nothing more wearisome than the world-weary. Few such critters inhabit these parts.
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby Bloke » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:38 pm

My taste in folders has changed considerably over the years and particularly so since I took an interest in Spyders and joined the forum. In a nutshell, l’ve gravitated towards larger knives and I couldn’t be happier than I am with the Military.

Like Spydergirl and her Lil Native I like everything about the Military but it’s crueled it for me too in a way. I either carry or have one close handy every day so when I reach for most any other folder and open it I wonder what happened to the rest of the blade. Ah, hahaha! :rolleyes:
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:04 pm

Y’all can count me with the folks who thought this was about BHQ exclusives, lol! As it happens I’ve got my BHQ para 3 in my pocket now, it’s my most common edc sharing time with the #2 carry, a para 3 in cruwear :cool:

Personally I go through spurts of excitement/interest. I have other interests than knives, and most are much more expensive. It’s kinda funny that I’m hesitating tracking down a Millie in REX45 when I’m also contemplating a $900 Toelke longbow...

I was hooked on Spyderco long ago with the C01 Worker and a C03 Hunter, which looks a lot like a small Stretch. Then a C30 Remote Release; then I was led astray for 20 years by that other company which shall not be named. The last 7 years were due to distractions including significant promotion at work and growing a family (2 sets of twins, bogo is how we roll!). Joined here summer 2018 while looking for a new edc, it just so happened that the BHQ M4 para3 dropped when I was ready to buy. I scooped it up since I liked M2, and at the time was lamenting that it seemed all the regular production knives were S30V, a steel I was unhappy with at the time. It was good timing, and after 15-ish Spyders since then it remains my favorite. I’ve definately cooled down since that spree, but I still get excited by the sprints and exclusive versions of patterns I love, and am looking forward to more. 4V? The LW looks good...

Now the threads I like to read most are other people sharing their excitement and in-depth reviews like Vivi’s written and video review of the Waterway.

I also greatly appreciate that members here including SG88 take the time to answer the repeat threads, rather than snarkily comment the newbie needs to learn to use the search function. That’s a great way to squash interest and enthusiasm, and stands as the classic example in need of Thumper’s mom’s advice: if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!

Thank you all for your contributions, and stick around!
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby sal » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:57 pm

I might add that as life moves through time, Values and opinions change due to a variety of new input. One cannot step into the same river twice. It is for this reason that I've come to carry more than one.

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:59 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:57 pm
I might add that as life moves through time, Values and opinions change due to a variety of new input. One cannot step into the same river twice. It is for this reason that I've come to carry more than one.

sal
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:31 pm

I am definitely jaded...

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby holeshot » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:42 pm

I really like that Shaman! ;)
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks brother! :D

I just need to pick up that Manix2! Soon, very soon! :) :spyder:
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:23 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:31 pm
I am definitely jaded...

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Indeed you are, and have invested in that picture enough to match a very nice built-to-suit recurve or longbow! Can’t fault you for it though, that’s a pretty sweet collection.
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby bearrowland » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:59 am

I'm still new to Spyderco knives but have been a knife collector for some time. It's so good when you are just getting started. So far I only have 3, an Endura 4, Delica 4, and a Bug.
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Re: You're So Jaded...

Postby tvenuto » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:04 am

I can relate to these sentiments.

Really I think it's part of growing up: you trade risk, excitement, and possibility for knowledge and wisdom. You know which knives you'll carry and which you won't, so that'll keep you from buying knives you won't use. But it's FUN to buy knives, so that ignorance, although it led to unnecessary purchases, also led to excitement.

I think acknowledging the change and being at peace with it is important. The trick then is to figure out how to get fun and fulfillment out of the stage you find yourself in. The answer won't be the same for everyone, and in this case the answer may very well be taking a break from the forum for a while. That's OK, though, you're under no obligation to keep doing something (in the case of a hobby) that you no longer find fun.
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