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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:45 am

ugaarguy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:35 am
Red weave CF Domino right at $200 from KnifeWorks - https://knifeworks.com/spyderco-domino- ... lain-edge/. It's a Spyderco flipper in Spyderco's red and black colors! That red and black weave CF/G10 laminate should be on some of Spyderco's own premium variants.
Wow, even I'm tempted by that price! Do I need another Domino...
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:49 am

Bemo wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:15 am
Thanks everyone. I've looked at the Domino and the Sliverax on line a lot and they do intrigue me. I had an Efficient for awhile that I loved before getting into the better steels and I believe the design was heavily influenced by the Sliverax. My one concern with the Domino is the pocket space a wide knife takes up. I don't carry my two Manix 2 LW's much because of that and the Domino seems just as wide. That Smock does catch my eye and if there's a red scale version I may hold out for that. Again thanks everyone!
I dont think the Domino is quite as tall as the Manix, but unfortunately I don't have it with me to compare. But I do have some pics with mine next to a Shaman and a Delica for reference.

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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:55 am

JuPaul wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:49 am

But if you want really slim in the pocket, the Smock is your knife.
The Ikuchi would like a word. :p

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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby dj moonbat » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:11 am

yowzer wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 pm
If you can still find one available, the Mantra 2 is quite nice.
Love mine. Honestly I can’t believe it got discontinued.

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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby Sharp Guy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm

dj moonbat wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:11 am
yowzer wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 pm
If you can still find one available, the Mantra 2 is quite nice.
Love mine. Honestly I can’t believe it got discontinued.
Knifeworks still has them in stock
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:55 am
JuPaul wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:49 am

But if you want really slim in the pocket, the Smock is your knife.
The Ikuchi would like a word. :p
Yeah, the Ikuchi just didn't work for me. Beautiful and very interesting knife, but the flipper wheel tore up my finger.
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby Evil D » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:59 pm

I've got 3 Sliverax, a Mantra 2 and a Southard. The Southard has the best flipping action by a very wide margin due to a very strong detent (borderline too strong). The Mantra 2 and Sliverax could definitely use stronger detents, but it's something you can at least tweak a bit. The Sliverax is my favorite of all of them.
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby Dazen » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:12 pm

Magnitude and Ikuchi.

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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby Bemo » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:40 pm

What do folks think of the Amalgam as a flipper?

Ok maybe not, it looks HUGE! Sorry.

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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby odomandr » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:31 am

JuPaul wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:55 am
JuPaul wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:49 am

But if you want really slim in the pocket, the Smock is your knife.
The Ikuchi would like a word. :p
Yeah, the Ikuchi just didn't work for me. Beautiful and very interesting knife, but the flipper wheel tore up my finger.
I've come to think that it is a combination of things that tore up my finger the first day. Detent was strong and needed some breaking in. My pinky was in the way some times retaining the blade despite the flipping action on the wheel. And lastly it's a new motion requiring muscle memory I hadn't been using so building up the force behind the detent to spin that wheel took some practice. Sorta like the cramping I get spydie flicking with a ring finger or opposite hand. I can do it but..... Sorta challenging especially if your fingers didn't have any natural calluses.
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby mikey177 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:04 am

This is the Domino on top of a Manix 2. If you exclude the flipper tab of the Domino, there's about a quarter inch difference in the tallness of the knives in closed position.
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby nerdlock » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:14 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:31 am
Bemo wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:15 am
Thanks everyone. I've looked at the Domino and the Sliverax on line a lot and they do intrigue me. I had an Efficient for awhile that I loved before getting into the better steels and I believe the design was heavily influenced by the Sliverax. My one concern with the Domino is the pocket space a wide knife takes up. I don't carry my two Manix 2 LW's much because of that and the Domino seems just as wide. That Smock does catch my eye and if there's a red scale version I may hold out for that. Again thanks everyone!
Sliverax is also one of my favorite knives. It still surprises me that it's not more popular. It's a really great design. If you're concerned about the weak detent it's easy enough to fix with items you can buy from Amazon

Hi Sharp,

Can you point the items needed to make detent mods from Amazon? Thanks! I've got a few Taichungs I'd like to improve the detent with.

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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby JuPaul » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:53 am

Bemo wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:40 pm
What do folks think of the Amalgam as a flipper?

Ok maybe not, it looks HUGE! Sorry.
It is a bigger knife, but it's a sweet-looking knife. I've never owned one, but I'd like to someday.
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Re: flipper recommendation

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:56 am

Bemo wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:40 pm
What do folks think of the Amalgam as a flipper?

Ok maybe not, it looks HUGE! Sorry.
The amalgam is a fantastic flipper, coming in well under 200.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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