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    Sage 3=WOW

    Been like 3 days now since i got my sage 3 carbon fiber. And i have to say im very impressed. By far the smoothest locking system ive ever used. Blade is the perfect size comes ridiculously sharp, i think it comes sharper than any soyderco ive bought. The carbon fiber scales arent as bad as i thought they would be. Although i would rather have black g10. Solid lock up every direction and thats with the lock still being super smooth. Just releasing the bolt action lock and the blade just falls right down with abosolutely no movement of the wrist. The sage 3 just moved into one of my top favorite spydercos. I feel like it is not really mentioned though. Or doesnt get as much credit as it should. If you dont have one i would go get one asap. Awsome knife
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    Glad you like it. The fit and finish is superb and it is smooth as glass. I carry mine often.

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    Is it the same CF that's used on the Sage-1 and Chaparral?
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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_nascar View Post
    Is it the same CF that's used on the Sage-1 and Chaparral?
    Actually, I believe it's the same CF laminate that is on the Domino.
    "A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a danish."

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    Definitely the most underrated Spyderco in my opinion. I have a smurf g10 sage 3 that I carry every week day and the carbon fiber version that I have as a pre-need replacement. Both were absolutely perfect fit and finish. ZERO blade play, ultra smooth action, and perfectly centered blades. I prefer the g10 feel over the CF but the later has a very cool 3d look to it. I'll say I used to be a big fan of the axis lock but after finding the sage 3 I say, bench-who? Superior in ever way I feel.

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    Yea the mini griptilian i have the axis lock was probably the smoothest lock ive used before i got the sage 3. The bolt action lock is awsome. I would rather have g10 but i only buy black colored handles. But the cf is pretty good on the sage 3. I agree most one of the most underrated spydercos.
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    Yep, I have said the same thing about the Sage 3 many times as well. The only explanation I can think of is that most people were so put off by the "Smurf Blue" G10 on the original that they just skipped the knife on looks alone and didn't bother to handle it, because I can't imagine too many people would NOT be impressed by the fit & finish, ergos, and smooooooth action of the lock. The Bolt Action lock does make the knife a tiny bit thicker than some other locks, but I don't really even notice the difference in pocket and I think it just makes the Sage 3 feel that much more solid in hand.

    I own the "Smurf Blue" original and actually like the color a lot, but if I ever lose mine, I will buy another one in whatever color they're making without hesitation! Anybody who hasn't played with a Sage 3 should definitely check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASmitty View Post
    Actually, I believe it's the same CF laminate that is on the Domino.
    Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with the Domino. Does anyone know if the Domino and Sage-1 CF is the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by timlara View Post
    Yep, I have said the same thing about the Sage 3 many times as well. The only explanation I can think of is that most people were so put off by the "Smurf Blue" G10 on the original that they just skipped the knife on looks alone and didn't bother to handle it, because I can't imagine too many people would NOT be impressed by the fit & finish, ergos, and smooooooth action of the lock. The Bolt Action lock does make the knife a tiny bit thicker than some other locks, but I don't really even notice the difference in pocket and I think it just makes the Sage 3 feel that much more solid in hand.

    I own the "Smurf Blue" original and actually like the color a lot, but if I ever lose mine, I will buy another one in whatever color they're making without hesitation! Anybody who hasn't played with a Sage 3 should definitely check it out.
    Yep, that would be me. Could never get passed how ugly it looked, to me. Now that a CF version is available, I may have to take a look at it.
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    I believe the domino and sage 3 have same carbon fiber. The sage 1 is different from both
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    Hi Folks!


    AFAIK, every single CF model that came out from Taichung is textured.


    Which, by the way, I think is waaay better than the smooth japanese CFs.
    Stay Sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_nascar View Post
    Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with the Domino. Does anyone know if the Domino and Sage-1 CF is the same?
    I don't have a Sage 1 to take my own photo, but here are some decent ones borrowed from NGK that show the difference. I believe the feel/texture is not too different as they're both CF/G10 laminates, but the look/pattern is totally different. The Sage 3 / Domino have a complex diamond patchwork pattern, whereas the Sage 1 has a more traditional CF pattern.

    In any case, if the blue was what you disliked most about the original Sage 3, you should DEFINITELY check out the new one!

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    Thanx for the kind words, Kylems. Glad you like it.

    The "Bolt Action" was invented by the late Blackie Collins. Certainly one of the most innovative designer/inventors, if not the best, in our industry. The lock was made by Gerber in production for many years. Way ahead of its time when invented.

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    The Sage3 platform is one of my top-ten Spydies, definitely. Love it.

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    I love my Sage 3. it is a great knife in many ways. There is a lot of talk about the lock, and it is indeed a nice system, but the real strength of the knife (IMHO) is the feel and in-hand comfort. My Sage and my Manix 2 LW are my favorite true users for medium weight jobs. A very, very nice and usable knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    Thanx for the kind words, Kylems. Glad you like it.

    The "Bolt Action" was invented by the late Blackie Collins. Certainly one of the most innovative designer/inventors, if not the best, in our industry. The lock was made by Gerber in production for many years. Way ahead of its time when invented.

    sal
    I know you said you were open to it, but are there any plans to put the BAL into new knives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LC Kid View Post
    Hi Folks!


    AFAIK, every single CF model that came out from Taichung is textured.


    Which, by the way, I think is waaay better than the smooth japanese CFs.
    Quote Originally Posted by timlara View Post
    I don't have a Sage 1 to take my own photo, but here are some decent ones borrowed from NGK that show the difference. I believe the feel/texture is not too different as they're both CF/G10 laminates, but the look/pattern is totally different. The Sage 3 / Domino have a complex diamond patchwork pattern, whereas the Sage 1 has a more traditional CF pattern.

    In any case, if the blue was what you disliked most about the original Sage 3, you should DEFINITELY check out the new one!

    Sage 1


    Sage 3 CF
    Sage 1, CF Balance, Bradley Folder scales have "Basket Weave" pattern that feels quite a bit different than the "peel-ply" texture found on the Domino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    Thanx for the kind words, Kylems. Glad you like it.

    The "Bolt Action" was invented by the late Blackie Collins. Certainly one of the most innovative designer/inventors, if not the best, in our industry. The lock was made by Gerber in production for many years. Way ahead of its time when invented.

    sal


    I think you guys should think about making some new models with the bolt action. That would be awsome. Thanks for building an awsome knife.
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    The new one looks nice, congrats.
    How is the lock disengagement? My old blue one IS hard to grasp and unlock.
    I do like the wider(than #1 & #2) blade shape on the #3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gull wing View Post
    The new one looks nice, congrats.
    How is the lock disengagement? My old blue one IS hard to grasp and unlock.
    I do like the wider(than #1 & #2) blade shape on the #3.
    Disengagement is real easy not stiff and hard like the manix 2. You can operate it with one finger. You dont have to use one finger on each side of the lock. I think its real easy. Mine is at least.
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    I love the CF texture on the Sage-1 and Chaparral. Any other texturing probably isn't going to do it for me.
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