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The Sage3 is one of my favourites:
I love the lock and don't mind the blue G10 but going with black CF/G10 scales will probably make me buy another! How about XHP while we're at it
I like the current metal studs but the mechanism is a bit stiff, especially at first or you're used to Axis locks.
I was a bit put off by the sage 3 at first like alot of you, so I purchased the sage 1 and 2 and held off on the 3. Then I heard they were going to be discontinued so I picked one up the other day. Let me tell you, that blue grows on you!!! The sage is such a great knife I will also buy the new version of the sage 3, especially if the cf scales resemble the domino!
The new 2014 catalog is out and the sage 3 CF is beautiful! Just like the domino and new szabo! Going to get this one!
the new sage 3 is incredibly beautiful, depending on the price, ill be getting one
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I'm surprised to read that people find the lock of the Sage 3 stiff, or difficult to operate. Mine has been very smooth and easy to operate with one finger or thumb since day one. I find it much easier to operate than the Manix 2's CBBL.
The new CF scales look nice, but I wonder, is the handle still solid like the G-10 version?
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The spring on the Bolt Action is much stiffer than the Axis lock's omega springs. That's usually what they are comparing it to.
I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.
The Sage 3 was the first of the Sage series that I've picked up and since then I've gotten both 1 and 2 and looking to eventually get 4. Now I'm going to have to pick up the new 3 as well.
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I also have to get the sage4, along with the updated sage 3! Just received my blue sage3 last week and the bolt operates beautifully, although the spring tension is stronger than the axis locks of my Barrage, Volli, Griptillian, Ball-axis flipper, and HK Snody!
Just got to handle a Sage 3 today for the first time, and I'm pretty impressed. It's every bit as smooth as my Sage 1, and I found the lock to be extremely easy to disengage with just my thumb. It was hard handing it back to the guy to put back into the case. If someone spots this one for cheap now that it's disco, please shoot me a PM.
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I ordered mine off ebay! Don't remember the seller but it was $110 with shipping included!
Managed to snag one out of the bay brand new last week for $90 (pays to watch that place closely sometimes) after seeing it on the disco list. Absolutely love the lock, it operates like greased lightning, super easy to handle with one hand (finger or thumb, way easier than any Manix I have). I also definitely like the checked CF version that replaces it, too bad I swapped my Domino scale for a coarse G10 one...
Only recently have I tried out some of the Sage series members and as a tried-and-true Caly devotee, I will certainly say that I have been really overly impressed with them (much more so than I expected to be, but when dealing with Spyderco products, that level of quality especially from the Taichung plant really shouldn't surprise me anymore).
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So are you going to get the new sage3 CF?
One thing I particularly like about the Sage3 is that its lock release is ambidextrous. Although the Gerber versions offered more purchase with the stepped button, they only had one button that was right-hand biased. Releasing the Spyderco version with thumb and index finger together makes it completely ambidextrous and provides a feel similar to a caged Ball Bearing Lock or Axis Lock.
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