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by bearfacedkiller
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Apology

This world is filled with both good and bad people. You are one of the good ones. Your contributions have clearly shown that you are an intelligent and compassionate person. “To err is human, to forgive divine.” Alexander Pope There are many good people on this forum who’s thoughts and prayers go ou...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New 20CV Para 2!!!
Replies: 145
Views: 12069

Re: New 20CV Para 2!!!

I make $1000 in one hour and spend the rest of my day chasing sprints and looking for deals on knives. How do I make my millions you ask? I am a knife flipper. I'll be picking up a couple hundred of these Para2s when they drop. You guys need to quit drinkin' and druggin' and get it together. Serious...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: DLC or Uncoated?
Replies: 31
Views: 1580

Re: Poll: DLC or Uncoated?

the Cutlery Shoppe DLC S90V Native LW is almost sold out, where there are over 100 of the uncoated ones left (assuming their online inventory is accurate). Perhaps this is an indication that DLC is more popular than most people think? Or is it just because they knew DLC isn't as popular as uncoated...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: DLC or Uncoated?
Replies: 31
Views: 1580

Re: Poll: DLC or Uncoated?

I dislike coated blades. I have one coated Spyderco and it is the USN PE Ladyhawk. I wanted a plain edge Ladyhawk and had no other choice. I have purchased many carbon steel fixed blades by other makers and they are almost always coated and I always immediately remove the coating. A coating is prett...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What!? A "modern" Case XX FLIPPER???
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: What!? A "modern" Case XX FLIPPER???

Looks like it is actually made by Southern Grind and branded as a Case. I like the looks and blade shape. The price is steep. I personally have no issues with aluminum handles but I am unsure how the market will accept an aluminum frame lock flipper for $200. It could be a plus. The market is floode...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 8272

Re: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?

So far as we can tell, the *only* reason for the laminate construction is to make the textured CF affordable. Why couldn't it be to provide the aesthetic of CF with the durability of G10? Because that's a sour grapes attitude. I've never had CF crack or chip, and Spyderco seems happy to use solid s...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is collecting knives and other items greedy? How would you answer this person?
Replies: 36
Views: 2433

Re: Is collecting knives and other items greedy? How would you answer this person?

It doesn’t matter how much of a minimalist he is. What is really more important, how much you have or how much you give? How much has he given to others? I would ask him that. I am not a very material person and knives are one of the few exceptions to that for me. In the rest of my life I am very pr...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 8272

Re: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?

JacksonKnives wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:30 am
So far as we can tell, the *only* reason for the laminate construction is to make the textured CF affordable.
Why couldn't it be to provide the aesthetic of CF with the durability of G10?
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening hap40 wharncliffe
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Sharpening hap40 wharncliffe

Agreed, HAP40 is a breeze to sharpen and the brown rods give a great edge. Consider getting a bench stone for wharncliffes. It is easy with the blade shape and helps keep the edge as straight as possible with less risk of damaging the tip. If you ever do round the tip off then just drop the spine a ...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New 20CV Para 2!!!
Replies: 145
Views: 12069

Re: New 20CV Para 2!!!

20CV..What are we gaining over M390? Same recipe but different chefs. I am not positive but it sounds like Bohler may have the more refined processing of the three with possible finer grain. In the end heat treatment and edge geometry will make a bigger difference than steel differences though. I w...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Golden Matrix: PM2 vs Para 3
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: The Golden Matrix: PM2 vs Para 3

So little love for the Military. :( ;)

Why do we get so much variety to the Para3 so fast yet all we got was S90V after S90V Native?

Thanks for putting this together RS! Great reference. :)
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Calypso Jr. Sprint Run Knife Gray (Aogami Super Blue)
Replies: 467
Views: 27690

Re: Spyderco Calypso Jr. Sprint Run Knife Gray (Aogami Super Blue)

No way these are sold out. A couple dealers have listed stock but most have not. I would be surprised if even 10% of them are sold out. Spyderco trickles these out to dealers. The high volume dealers get more than one shipment. We don't know exactly how Spyderco allocates them to dealers but I suspe...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New 20CV Para 2!!!
Replies: 145
Views: 12069

Re: New 20CV Para 2!!!

I looks great. I am going to try to pass. I managed to pass on the M390 because I already had the 204P. Going to try to do it again. I sure am a fan of earth tones.
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who uses Sharpmaker exclusively?
Replies: 49
Views: 2861

Re: Who uses Sharpmaker exclusively?

I always use it standing up. I like having the sharpener down low. I seem to be better at keeping my angles consistent on my kitchen table than on my kitchen counter. My computer desk works well for me too. I have heard some say that they like to stand a little back away from it when sharpening. I l...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 Sprint Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: Paramilitary 2 Sprint Poll

I think he is calculating msrp. I figure this combo would come out to at least $250 MAP, maybe $275. To be honest I am not interested in that. I dislike coated blades, I dislike CF and I don't want to pay a premium for them. They are having a hard enough time even making Maxamet Para2s. It seems lik...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "4 ster" & "Ozspyder"
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Happy Birthday "4 ster" & "Ozspyder"

Happy Bday!
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you served in the military, do you have any funny stories?
Replies: 16
Views: 1450

Re: If you served in the military, do you have any funny stories?

When I was in the Army we were flying over a snowfield in a shallow valley around the Arctic Circle somewhere. We saw a lot of baby spruce trees sticking about 2 feet high out of the snow. The 1st Sgt decided it was a good place to get out, so he jumped out and disappeared. The next man jumped out ...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: following a thread
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: following a thread

In between "post reply" and "search this topic" there is a wrench with a drop down menu. It is right above the initial post. You will find it there. :)
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 13243
Views: 1040339

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

:D Schempp Balance. The initial run was 500 pieces with CF scales. The regular production versions had SS handles and it was discontinued a while back. These CF versions are pretty rare. Sometimes I think that the Balance is the coolest knife Spyderco has ever made. It is almost perfectly symmetrica...
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Psf27 hardness
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Psf27 hardness

I don't see a lot of reports on any of those three knives. I often wonder how well the Bradley's are selling. I have the Bowie and it does not seem all that hard to me. It sharpens pretty easily. Deadboxhero has it right now and he has been sharpening it and testing it a bit and should report back s...

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