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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby spyderwolf » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:04 am

A Manix LW with torx screws and without the choil would be my perfect folder.
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:16 am

spyderwolf wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:04 am
A Manix LW with torx screws and without the choil would be my perfect folder.
I am totally with you, especially on getting rid of the choil and lengthen the actual edge:
BUT: I am pretty sure that this is technically not possible as long as the Manix features the (great!) caged ball bearing lock. Its size and location in the handle requires some kind of choil (or a VERY wide handle) as far as I understand.

That being said: I´d gladly take a Manix backlock without a choil... ;)
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby Evil D » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:08 am

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:43 am
Evil D wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:31 pm


You mean like this?

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Okay, that is AWESOME lol. What model is that? Tell us a little about it?

That is a modified Rock Lobster, which is well out of production. The handle and blade tip were very different from the factory.
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby Tims » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:38 am

Manix lightweight screw construction and metal ball bearing cage.

Endura and Delica with forward fingers choils ala Byrd Cara Cara and Meadowlark. OR redesign the existing first handle choil to fit a single index finger.

Deep carry spoonbill clip

Redesign of existing deep carry wire clip to link the open ends that are screwed to the handle. A simple tweak that will add stability and stop the annoying side to side roll you get with this clip.

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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby Jazz » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:26 am

I'd throw some K390 on a wharncliffe Delica, and some goldenrod yellow scales.
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby abbazaba » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:43 am

K390 would be a nice "improvement" to most of my favorite knives :)

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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:31 am

Evil D wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:31 pm
SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:24 pm
As an example, I like wharncliffe points and sheepsfoot points but I would like to see something more in-between a sheepsfoot and wharncliffe, and a standard pointed knife blade, in the Rescue and Sheepsfoot Salt lines. I understand the need for blunt-tipped blades but I would love to see an Atlantic Salt or Assist that is a bit pointier. I understand that there is the Pacific Salt but how about a "pointy Sheepsfoot" or "pointier wharncliffe" blade?

You mean like this?

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It's really simple to do if you have a Dremel. I plan on eventually getting a sheepsfoot Caribbean and doing the same to it.

Yes, exactly. Though I could also see more "saber ground" versions but that is good. I like it.

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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby spyderwolf » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:22 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:16 am
spyderwolf wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:04 am
A Manix LW with torx screws and without the choil would be my perfect folder.
I am totally with you, especially on getting rid of the choil and lengthen the actual edge:
BUT: I am pretty sure that this is technically not possible as long as the Manix features the (great!) caged ball bearing lock. Its size and location in the handle requires some kind of choil (or a VERY wide handle) as far as I understand.

That being said: I´d gladly take a Manix backlock without a choil... ;)
Me too.No choilers should stick together :)
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby awa54 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:58 pm

Re-dos of existing designs that would benefit from high apex stability steels...

REX45 Nilakka anyone? AEB-L Kiwi 4? so many possibilities :D

They would probably only be plausible as flash batches, but the potential is huge.
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:00 am

Evil D wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:08 am
JonLeBlanc wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:43 am
Evil D wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:31 pm


You mean like this?

Image

Okay, that is AWESOME lol. What model is that? Tell us a little about it?

That is a modified Rock Lobster, which is well out of production. The handle and blade tip were very different from the factory.
So I googled the Rock Lobster, and while it's a cool piece to begin with, your mods make it much cooler. Nice work too, I would've never been able to tell the handle was any different. It's like a Spydierocklobsterchef lol :cool:
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby Pelagic » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:57 am

I've always liked reverse tanto's. Something about the look.

Not many suggestions for improvements, aside from wishing most models had larger washers like the military. But in order to accomplish this on a comp lock model the entire tang/base of the blade would have to be enlarged. Larger washers just add sturdiness to the lock. Even on the military and with blue loctite, the pivot doesn't take long to loosen up (after use) and need re-tightening.
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby benben » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:20 am

I know this has been mentioned here before..........I wish on some of the Golden made models, lets take the Native and the PM2 for example, I wish they'd offer them as semi-custom. You could get the option of several different blade steels, maybe two stainless steels and one carbon steel, and the choice of either G-10 and FRN in several different color options.

I know, not really an improvement per se, more of a wish I guess?

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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby jdw » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:30 am

I use a different clip or no clip on almost every Golden and Seki model that I have.
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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby VashHash » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:36 am

Countersunk clip screws. I think this would be an improvement for all models.

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Re: Improvement suggestions for your favorite Spyderco knives?

Postby DukeNiemand » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:17 pm

I would love to see a PM2 with a shorter choil, akin to the one the Military. A PM2 with ~0.25" more cutting edge, would be my grail all-round EDC knife.


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