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  1. Some neat details on the Native 5 LWT. The pin...

    Some neat details on the Native 5 LWT. The pin for the lock bar appears to be pushed in and not held with screws. I'd guess it is a larger diameter where it goes through the lockbar, using the...
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    I started testing blades years ago as curiosity...

    I started testing blades years ago as curiosity to see if manufacturers were being straight up. Back then, Spyderco was calling out hardness in their catalogs. Everything I ever tested from...
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    Agreed. I won't modify data and I report the...

    Agreed. I won't modify data and I report the data as I see it, but wanted to be clear on the calibration as well for those who want to draw their own conclusions. HRC testing is not perfect by any...
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    Just wanted to share hardness test results on my...

    Just wanted to share hardness test results on my S110V Mule that I feel very lucky to have snagged on Monday.

    For some background, calibration on a Rockwell hardness test machine is verified on...
  5. Thread: Mule Team flipping

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    I've been very grateful to Sal and the Spyderco...

    I've been very grateful to Sal and the Spyderco team for the Mule project. I had scaled back on my knife purchase for a number of years and wasn't around the forum for the original discussion of the...
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    I saw there was some available the other night...

    I saw there was some available the other night and got my order in. Received a shipping notice yesterday, so the Mule family is complete again!

    Thanks, Sal, for making these available to us.
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    I used to yearn for a re-release of the first....

    I used to yearn for a re-release of the first. But the more I think about it, it'll be interesting to see Sal's thoughts on improving it and making it appeal to a wider audience. The first one took...
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    Both are very useful, but there are few full...

    Both are very useful, but there are few full serrated flat ground blades in the lineup. The slight belly makes for a very good cutter, especially in SE. I love them in PE, but if I had to pick one...
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    I'll have to call tomorrow and see if I can get...

    I'll have to call tomorrow and see if I can get on a waiting list. I've been checking multiple times a day since release and they're never available on the website. I hope I don't miss this one as...
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    Amen to that. I was introducing a co-worker to...

    Amen to that. I was introducing a co-worker to clipped one-hand openers and lent him a Delica to try out the concept. In walked another co-worker and as we talked about knives, he made the comment...
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    Agreed that this is a very specific, but random...

    Agreed that this is a very specific, but random thread...nice!

    I don't think I'll be doing pizza this weekend either, but if I did, it'd be the standard complement of 4 knives. Nearly always a...
  12. Thread: Xceptnl's 3K GAW

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    Awesome gesture and congrats on 3K posts.

    Awesome gesture and congrats on 3K posts.
  13. Thread: Status on MT-18?

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    I'm interested in updates on either this or the...

    I'm interested in updates on either this or the "missed" 204P Mule. I'd be happy for either one.
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    I agree with you...right up to that point. ...

    I agree with you...right up to that point. Whether it's injection molded or extruded, it'll be pricey for tooling and unless there is a massive demand, short runs will be quite expensive as well. ...
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    The Swicks make great little belt knives. One of...

    The Swicks make great little belt knives. One of the Swick 1's is on my belt most of the time when I'm working in the garage. The little Wharncliffe blade is great for utility use. I've done my...
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    Finally tested my K390 Mule. 63.8-64.1 HRC...

    Finally tested my K390 Mule.

    63.8-64.1 HRC spread over 3 tests. This should be good!
  17. Thread: Spyderco Swick

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    True that it'll be the fourth release, but the...

    True that it'll be the fourth release, but the model designation rarely, if ever follows that. I just don't want to be missing out on a Swick model. They're too handy to miss out on!
  18. Thread: Spyderco Swick

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    Sal, This is great news! I love the Swicks...

    Sal,

    This is great news! I love the Swicks and am glad to hear more are coming. There's also quite a few people who've seen mine that will likely be excited as well. It's also great news that...
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    Sold a PE safe queen and with the proceeds bought...

    Sold a PE safe queen and with the proceeds bought these, NIB. The Byrds will go in the vehicles as JIC knives. The Matriarch will be a LH backup knife and the Rescue will likely go into my range...
  20. Thread: Spot on!

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    The Spot is a great little knife, but I find the...

    The Spot is a great little knife, but I find the Swicks to be a bit more practical. The "scales" on the Micarta Spot were a nice idea, but the handle configuration on the Swick 2 is very well suited...
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    Poll: Tip-down here. I like the consistency of drawing...

    Tip-down here. I like the consistency of drawing nearly every knife I own and having it open the same way regardless of how much handle is below the pivot. Tip-up can require a "shuffle" when in...
  22. Thread: Fixed Fixation.

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    Beautiful collection of fixed blades! Many...

    Beautiful collection of fixed blades! Many people only associate Spyderco with folders and they're missing out on a lot of great knives that you're showing us.
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    Awesome GAW, Ted.

    Awesome GAW, Ted.
  24. Thread: Show your Mule

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    Those are high compliments coming from you, Ted;...

    Those are high compliments coming from you, Ted; thank you very much. I really do find it fun and while I've settled on a few favorite points, I still can't say that I have a pattern to them. Each...
  25. Thread: Show your Mule

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    Those are high compliments coming from you, Ted;...

    Those are high compliments coming from you, Ted; thank you very much. I really do find it fun and while I've settled on a few favorite points, I still can't say that I have a pattern to them. Each...
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