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New Member from Austria

Postby austrian_spyder_fan » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:38 pm

Hello Everybody,

let me introduce myself.
My name is Markus, i'm 40 and from Austria (Schwarzenegger) not Australia.

My first knife was a Victorinox, which my Grandpa bought for me at the age of 9 or 10.
Many years i had a Leatherman fetish.
But I don't like it anymore.

Know i found Spyderco and i'm very happy.
But I am little confused by so many models ans steels .....

My Spyders:
Delica 2nd Gen. black semi serrated bought as NOS
Roadie in grey
Dragonfly 2 black VG10
UK Pen Knife in CTS-BD1N

Regards
Markus

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Peter1960 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:49 pm

Servus Markus,

aus welcher Ecke unseres schönen Landes kommst du denn?
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:51 pm

austrian_spyder_fan wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Hello Everybody,

let me introduce myself.
My name is Markus, i'm 40 and from Austria (Schwarzenegger) not Australia.

.......

My Spyders:
Delica 2nd Gen. black semi serrated bought as NOS
Roadie in grey
Dragonfly 2 black VG10
UK Pen Knife in CTS-BD1N

Regards
Markus

Welcome, Austrian country fellow man! :) (Ich lebe in Salzburg..)

Nice little collection, but since we have such great knife laws here in Austria and you can really carry every folder you like: I´d get a bigger knife as my next Spydie if I were you... ;) (unless you only like smaller knives of course, which would be perfectly fine)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:02 pm

Welcome aboard, Markus! Glad to have you here. I’ve not yet had a chance to visit Austria, but my wife says it is beautiful.
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby SteveMidwest » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:07 pm

Welcome Markus! :)
You are going to love it here. :spyder:
We are happy to see you come aboard.

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby JustinB » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:15 pm

Welcome Markus! :D
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby JMM » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:30 pm

Wherzlich willkommen!

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby sal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:34 pm

Hi Markus,

Welcome to our forum.

sal

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby The CoPilot » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:39 pm

Welcome Markus! Hope that you will enjoy it here.

I had the chance to visit Austria about five years ago. Beautiful country and the people were wonderful.
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby samdasnake » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:44 pm

Hi Markus, good to have you here. It’s always nice to get additional international perspectives. Also, I’ve always wanted to see the Krampus parade in Graz! Maybe I’ll make it to your lovely country one day.

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Cambertree » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:54 pm

Welcome Markus!

You have excellent taste in Spydercos, my friend!

This is a great place to learn more about all the fascinating aspects of our hobby.

Best regards from your 'sister' country, Australia. :D ;) :spyder:

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Naperville » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:03 pm

Hey Marcus!

I am 1/4 Austrian....the other 3/4 is Irish, so I handle my dark beers quite well! :D I'd love to visit Austria one day!

The designs and different steels make Spyderco one of the most unique knife manufacturers in the world.

This is the place the find out about knife steels:
https://knifesteelnerds.com/

This is an excellent review of the current steels that are used:
https://knifesteelnerds.com/2020/05/01/ ... fe-steels/
Spyderco Collection: Military (S110V), Bob Lum Darn Dao(CPM-154), Yojimbo 2 (1 in S30V & 2 in 20CV), Sustain(20CV), Native 5(Maxamet), Jumpmaster 2(H1), Province(4V). SHORT LIST: CF Shaman(S90V), Native Chief, Street Bowie(4V at 60+ HRC), Nightstick, Yojumbo.

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:32 pm

Hello and welcome!
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Bloke » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:35 pm

austrian_spyder_fan wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:38 pm
My name is Markus, i'm 40 and from Austria (Schwarzenegger) not Australia.
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Welcome to the Forum, Markus! :)

It doesn’t matter that you’re Austrian. We can’t all be Australians. :p
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby JRinFL » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:17 pm

Welcome!

Say, how do those kangaroos climb the Alps anyway? ;)

:D
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby The Meat man » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:59 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Ric » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:35 pm

Servas aus Wien.

Still no kangaroos in Austria.

If I were you I would have a look at other Dfly's.
Different steels, blade shapes (wharncliff), serrated edge.
As bigger knife the Tenacious lightweight would be a good option, too.
Personally I love the Para 3. The compression lock is fantastic.

A must is a sharpmaker with diamond rods.

Have fun here and start learning more about the spyder bug.

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:03 pm

Welcome Markus!
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby kennethsime » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:05 pm

Welcome Markus!

Excellent collection you've started. Spyderco offers a lot of variety, making it easy to find the knife that's just right for you. Best not be intimidated; just go slowly, try out some different options, and eventually you'll find what you like best.

If you were looking for a recommendation, mine would be to try a larger knife, as Warstein mentioned. Most days I prefer a knife with a 3" blade, but 3.5" is quite nice some times. A Para Military 2 or a Stretch 2 if you want something lighter weight is a great addition to any collection.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green

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Re: New Member from Austria

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:52 pm

Bloke wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:35 pm
austrian_spyder_fan wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:38 pm
My name is Markus, i'm 40 and from Austria (Schwarzenegger) not Australia.
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Welcome to the Forum, Markus! :)

It doesn’t matter that you’re Austrian. We can’t all be Australians. :p
Nice try Alex, but the guy in the pic clearly is from Switzerland, not Austria... ;)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40


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