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by bearfacedkiller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?
Replies: 62
Views: 655

Re: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?

I love to sharpen. For me that is half of the hobby. I don’t really understand how someone could like knives and not be interested in sharpening? Different strokes I guess. :) Trying to squeeze as much performance as possible out of a knife or a steel is one of the things I enjoy. As a steel geek I ...
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do most of us need larger knives?
Replies: 120
Views: 2059

Re: Do most of us need larger knives?

I could probably get by with less but I find larger folders useful. Three inch blades are great but the 3.5 to 4 inch blades give me plenty of blade without being unwieldy so that is the range I gravitate towards. I am a blue collar guy with a job that has a significant variety of duties. I literall...
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you cheating on the bug?
Replies: 78
Views: 1393

Re: Are you cheating on the bug?

For folders I carry mostly Spydies. I do have a handful of others that get carried too though. For fixed blades I have no brand loyalty. Spyderco has some good fixed blades for sure but in that market there are lots of great knives by lots of great companies and even handmade fixed blades are price ...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Emotional State based on Spyderco Availability?
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Emotional State based on Spyderco Availability?

I try to be pretty stoic. I am a leaf in the wind. I try not to let anything effect my mental or emotional state. Neither pro sports nor material possessions are important enough to me to get worked up over. I have too many knives anyway. If anything I am sometimes happy when I miss out since I lack...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Puukko 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 948

Re: Spyderco Puukko 2018

Another Puukko would be great! Unfortunately it has been discontinued for a long time now and is still readily available. That makes me wonder if a sprint is likely. I like mine and even though it has only seen a little use the steel has held up fine carving some dry hardwoods. I would however welco...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Freehand sharpening: a conversion in progress?

Grinding the spine down can do wonders when trying to restore a pointy tip. Some diamond stones combined with the Spyderco stones makes a very effective set of bench stones. DMT are nice but if on a budget you can get some Lansky diamond benchstones for cheap. A coarse/fine Lansky diamond stone is m...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Discontinued List
Replies: 154
Views: 8206

Re: 2018 Discontinued List

^ The Bushcraft has the most comfortable knife handle I have ever held. Amazing! I want a Proficient too but question if S90V is right for how I will use the knife. I would love a flat ground Bushcraft or a Proficient in a different steel. A Proficient with Micarta and Cruwear, 3V or 4V would be out...
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sheeple Friendly Spyders?
Replies: 36
Views: 751

Re: Sheeple Friendly Spyders?

I think that it is sometimes more about who the person is, how they look and how they act while using the tool. If you expect a response or try to illicit a response then you are more apt to receive one. If you are nonchalant about it then you might not. I am an average unassuming looking middle cla...
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco factory second warranty
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Spyderco factory second warranty

Yup, no warranty. Caveat Emptor and all that.

I got burned pretty bad on a factory second that I really wish I hadn't bought and that in my opinion shouldn't have been sold as a factory second. It was expensive even for a factory second and the blade was cracked. Lesson learned, inspect them better.
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Figured out why I prefer g10 scales
Replies: 42
Views: 1043

Re: Figured out why I prefer g10 scales

I am not a huge fan of texture. It has its place but I don’t agree that more texture is always better. I favor g10 though too. I find it to be more durable than CF. It also weighs less than Ti and wears better. Basically, G10 is less likely to chip if dropped than CF and doesn’t scratch easily like ...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Spyderco Scandinavian Survival Knife": Who's in?
Replies: 41
Views: 1326

Re: "Spyderco Scandinavian Survival Knife": Who's in?

The Skrama is on my short list. I am curious if it will beat out my BK9 as my dedicated batoning/chopping knife. I am doubtful because while the Skrama should chop/baton just as well or better than the BK9 it also needs to be able to do other tasks just as well too. The BK9 can still carve well enou...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knives here, there, and everywhere
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Knives here, there, and everywhere

I tend to have them scattered about but I have a toddler so now it is a little trickier as I try to keep them away from curious hands.
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MLB World Series
Replies: 56
Views: 727

Re: MLB World Series

Go Sox!
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Spyderco Scandinavian Survival Knife": Who's in?
Replies: 41
Views: 1326

Re: "Spyderco Scandinavian Survival Knife": Who's in?

The guys making/selling theTeräväs call the knives 'Puukko-style knives with a high scandi-style grind with secondary microbevel.' AFAIK traditional knives in Scandinavia and Finland often could/can be had with either a straight scandi zero grind or a scandi-type grind with a secondary bevel i.e. t...
by bearfacedkiller
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Spyderco Catalog Predictions
Replies: 61
Views: 2352

Re: 2019 Spyderco Catalog Predictions

Police4 FRN
Larger Carribean
Maxamet Military
Shaman Sprint
by bearfacedkiller
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 13877
Views: 1087922

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Woodpuppy wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Pipe threader?
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