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by bdblue
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would you want a Dragonfly XL to look like?
Replies: 23
Views: 349

Re: What would you want a Dragonfly XL to look like?

I think it would look like a Delica.
by bdblue
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a double edge dagger Spydie?
Replies: 31
Views: 1117

Re: How about a double edge dagger Spydie?

How hard would it be to do some regrind on a Starmate and put an edge on its swedge?
by bdblue
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The tastes they are a-changin’
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: The tastes they are a-changin’

knivesandbooks wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 pm
I'm trying to get myself from buying duplicates.
So I shouldn't mention "2 is 1 and 1 is none" and "a pair and a spare" ?
by bdblue
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else here still love the Starmate?
Replies: 23
Views: 727

Re: Anyone else here still love the Starmate?

It's the thickness and shape of the front of the blade. I could be wrong but imho it seems to be designed to penetrate stuff. Bob T is the Father of the tatical knife and it definatly shows up here I like the looks of the Starmate, particularly the blade shape. I seem to use pointed blades a lot so...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The tastes they are a-changin’
Replies: 36
Views: 2261

Re: The tastes they are a-changin’

Oh Grasshopper, you have a long way to go. In my case I had to go through 20+ years of knife collecting before I had some confidence that I could select some favorites and they would stay favorites for awhile. OTOH I wonder if it is ever possible to select permanent favorites. I've been collecting w...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S110V vs M4 for cardboard
Replies: 24
Views: 946

Re: S110V vs M4 for cardboard

People have done this type of test, IIRC S110V came out ahead. I did my own informal test with an older Manix 2 M4 and a new Manix 2 LW S110V but in my test the M4 came out ahead. I thought it could have been because the M4 edge had been sharpened more. However my favorite Military is in M4. If a pe...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best PM2 For Ocean Work?
Replies: 23
Views: 755

Re: Best PM2 For Ocean Work?

After today's reveal of the Para 3 LW, I would venture to say that the best PM2 for ocean work is the inevitable LC200N PM2 LW Salt. When we will see it is anyone's guess, but it will certainly be a day that lives in infamy. I've said several times before that the popular models should come in mult...
by bdblue
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal: Outstanding catalog design!
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Sal: Outstanding catalog design!

I agree, it's an awesome and very well done catalog. Somebody put a lot of work into it and did a very good job. It also shows how hard the company in general works to bring out all of those incredible products.
by bdblue
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Request: Rex45 or M4 Manix 2 XL
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Request: Rex45 or M4 Manix 2 XL

I'd be interested in M4 as well.
by bdblue
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?
Replies: 77
Views: 2248

Re: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?

In folders I'll say ATS34/154CM/D2 because I have a few with that steel. I'm unlikely to buy any new folder without better steel.

In fixed blades I would carry 1095, A1, O1, again because I have various interesting knives in those.
by bdblue
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carpet vs. VG10/S110V
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: Carpet vs. VG10/S110V

Maybe 15 degrees is too shallow for cutting a difficult material? Maybe try with a 20 degree microbevel.
by bdblue
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The hard choice of Christmascarry
Replies: 51
Views: 1643

Re: The hard choice of Christmascarry

Manix 2 Cruwear light gray G10.
I'm not sure about tomorrow but the Manix 2 might be the most practical.

Oh and to the OP- I recommend scissors or shears for the clamshell packages.
by bdblue
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 With Wire Clip!
Replies: 19
Views: 1234

Re: Paramilitary 2 With Wire Clip!

brainfriction wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Nice, but why put it on that side?
Or that END?
by bdblue
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How come some enduras say 111v on blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: How come some enduras say 111v on blade?

lonerider1013 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Are these a different steel?
110V, 111V, whatever it takes.
by bdblue
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?
Replies: 82
Views: 2610

Re: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?

I don't have a problem with them and have owned a few. My biggest complaint are the models that have a scale on one side but on the lock side they are just a naked liner with no decoration.
by bdblue
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, any chance of a Manix2 Ltwt in LC200N?
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Sal, any chance of a Manix2 Ltwt in LC200N?

I've suggested before that some of their most popular models should be made in LC200N and M4 versions in addition to the model's standard steel.
by bdblue
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 66
Views: 3721

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Because I don't buy any lockback knives.
by bdblue
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 or Manix 2 XL ? Help !
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Re: Manix 2 or Manix 2 XL ? Help !

I have both in my EDC rotation and will carry either one to my office. I would prefer the Manix 2 for most EDC but for outdoor tasks definitely the XL. If you don't have large hands you might prefer the standard size.
by bdblue
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Thanksgiving EDC
Replies: 46
Views: 1535

Re: Your Spyderco Thanksgiving EDC

I've already picked out my Orange lightweight Manix 2. I picked out an orange shirt to wear to the relative's house for dinner so the knife will coordinate.
by bdblue
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening tips
Replies: 28
Views: 1180

Re: Sharpening tips

I use a guided system and sharpen the entire edge the same way. Some systems such as the sharpmaker require you to be careful that you don't hit the tip wrong and wear it excessively. I think a guided system will do fine on the tip. But it isn't how you sharpen the tip that is the problem, it is tha...

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