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New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby BourbonCowboy » Tue May 05, 2020 9:24 pm

Hey y'all,

I'm new here, having just purchased my first Spyderco knife...the Native 5. After a lot of research (being that I'm stuck in the house until this COVID-19 thing passes) I made the decision that this would be the perfect knife for me. As it turns out, I was right. The size is perfect for EDC, and the weight makes it almost unnoticeable in my pocket. And to top it off, as a lefty, the ambi clip positioning is something I've been wanting all my life.

This is the first knife of decent quality I've ever owned. My previously mentioned research led me to a better understanding of the S30V steel, but I still was skeptical. That is, until I decided to test the sharpness by shaving the hair on my arm. A couple Band-Aids later, I understood what all the fuss was about. This is one seriously sharp knife. I became an immediate fan. Somehow I believe that I'll end up owning more than one Spyderco knife...and my family members will too.

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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby Candyman » Wed May 06, 2020 6:57 am

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed May 06, 2020 7:03 am

Welcome aboard BC!
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby The Meat man » Wed May 06, 2020 7:03 am

Welcome to the forum!
BourbonCowboy wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:24 pm
...Somehow I believe that I'll end up owning more than one Spyderco knife...
You will if you stick around here long enough. :p :D
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby JuPaul » Wed May 06, 2020 7:16 am

Welcome, and congrats on what is probably your first spydie of many!
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed May 06, 2020 7:18 am

Welcome to the club! Since you've joined...there's NO WAY you'll only have ONE Spyderco knife!
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby sal » Wed May 06, 2020 8:04 am

Hi Cowboy,

Welcome to our forum.

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Postby bearrowland » Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby ChrisinHove » Wed May 06, 2020 8:09 am

Hello!

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Postby Doc Dan » Wed May 06, 2020 8:36 am

Welcome. What sort of bourbon do you slap your brand on?
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby BornIn1500 » Wed May 06, 2020 9:01 am

BourbonCowboy wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 9:24 pm
My previously mentioned research led me to a better understanding of the S30V steel, but I still was skeptical. That is, until I decided to test the sharpness by shaving the hair on my arm. A couple Band-Aids later, I understood what all the fuss was about. This is one seriously sharp knife.
I have to mention, the initial sharpness you experienced isn't what the fuss is about for S30V. Nearly any knife can get an initial razor edge that will shave hair. Your S30V is special because it will hold that good edge for awhile. Welcome to the world of knife steels. It's a deep rabbit hole.

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Postby legOFwhat? » Wed May 06, 2020 9:43 am

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Postby Mr Blonde » Wed May 06, 2020 9:57 am

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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby Wartstein » Wed May 06, 2020 12:14 pm

Welcome to the forum! The Native 5 is a great first Spyderco... :)
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby JonLeBlanc » Wed May 06, 2020 12:16 pm

Welcome to the forum, get that wallet out!
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby BourbonCowboy » Wed May 06, 2020 2:25 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:36 am
Welcome. What sort of bourbon do you slap your brand on?
Nothing fancy...usually Wild Turkey

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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby BourbonCowboy » Wed May 06, 2020 2:28 pm

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 12:16 pm
Welcome to the forum, get that wallet out!
That's what I'm afraid of. My other hobbies (vintage audio, photography, and shooting handguns) have become a bit expensive. I hope I can keep this under control.

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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby Cycletroll » Wed May 06, 2020 2:36 pm

Welcome Cowboy!
Steer clear of the Bourbon when handling sharp Spydies!
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby Bloke » Wed May 06, 2020 4:27 pm

Welcome to the forum! :)
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Re: New to Spyderco and the forum

Postby benben » Wed May 06, 2020 4:32 pm

Might as well stick a fork in you, you’re done! Welcome aboard, you picked an excellent knife to start with!


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