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by MichaelScott
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first Spyderco
Replies: 13
Views: 173

Re: My first Spyderco

Another tidbit for your consideration, if you Google top EDC knives (all brands), year-after-year the ParaMilitary 2, Manix 2, Delica and Dragonfly makes the list in most publications, blogs, and YouTube vids.. Among those popular models, the Paramilitary 2 appears to be listed the most (going by w...
by MichaelScott
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Lightweight Exclusive/Sprint Hopes
Replies: 45
Views: 1340

Re: Para 3 Lightweight Exclusive Hopes

BLUETYPEII wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:52 am
Or actually just BD1 with multiple color options would be fine with me to keep cost low
Yes.
by MichaelScott
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Abel Native Exclusive
Replies: 42
Views: 3355

Re: Abel Native Exclusive

You should take a look at quality fly fishing gear. Plenty of fly fishers have, in addition to multiple graphite rods, hand made bamboo rods that cost $1500 and up to $3000. Abel reels aren’t cheap but they sell them about as fast as they can make them. A $300 trout or bonefish knife is no big deal.
by MichaelScott
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Customer Service Response Time
Replies: 15
Views: 255

Re: Customer Service Response Time

Turn around time is “currently 4 to 6 weeks”. This obviously varies and at times may be less than four weeks. From previous discussions I suspect that a great deal of W&R work is caught up in dealing with knives sent for warranty repair that have been damaged by the user involving more time to commu...
by MichaelScott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?

Ease of use. I can take out my spydie, use the thumb hole to open it in a single motion, then use the compression lock tab to close it in a single motion. Makes taking it out, making a cut and putting it back in my pocket a quick and fluid motion. This is useful when your other hand is full, or you...
by MichaelScott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Anticipation
Replies: 104
Views: 7909

Re: Smock Anticipation

Got shipping notification from UPS :) https://youtu.be/2Fm_oJ1qdl4 James Where did you order yours from James? I have to agree with the masses on the YouTube comments. Yet another horribly placed clip because of a lanyard hole.(thankfully I already have a deep carry waiting to be slapped on this be...
by MichaelScott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about Spyderco Catalog
Replies: 21
Views: 460

Re: Question about Spyderco Catalog

Joyce = Awesome
by MichaelScott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?

While it may be a big deal to some it seems relatively unimportant. I often carry a Great Eastern Cutlery slip joint and can close it easily and quickly with one hand. I suppose dropping a blade closed is fun and maybe impresses non knife folks.
by MichaelScott
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?
Replies: 71
Views: 1070

Re: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?

Two I will never own, and one I will. Hundred Pacer: an outstanding design and execution of a knife I wish I had owned when I actually had uses for it. Still, the design and execution just resonate with me. Vrango: I favor small folders these days, knives I can actually carry and use. Again, I love ...
by MichaelScott
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: “Little knife for a week” challenge.
Replies: 34
Views: 677

Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

Although I had larger Spydercos, I usually carried a Rhino, Lil’ Native or Chaparral LW. Never had the need for anything bigger.
by MichaelScott
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?
Replies: 86
Views: 1751

Re: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?

An entertaining thread, but not all that useful. The lack of any rigorous definition of the terms “tough” and “abuse“ allowed the discussions to go off in all sorts of random directions. I think there is some good information in many of the responses but basically this is so open ended that evaluati...
by MichaelScott
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saying hi! (New member)
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Saying hi! (New member)

Welcome!
by MichaelScott
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just one problem with wire clips
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: Just one problem with wire clips

I suspect these issues are not unique to wire clips. Although metal clips may have somewhat stronger tension I think all clips are subject to being caught and snagged on various things like seatbelts. With lightweight knives regardless of the clip I tend to carry them in my rear pocket clipped, or j...
by MichaelScott
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??
Replies: 56
Views: 2341

Re: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??

There is not a “no” choice in the poll. Never the less, I vote no. The Chaparral is a highly refined knife and doesn’t need changes. I’d say get a thin blade knife that’s a bit longer although I don’t see what practical difference that would make.
by MichaelScott
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley 2 pros and cons might buy one
Replies: 23
Views: 740

Re: Gayle Bradley 2 pros and cons might buy one

I had one. It’s an excellent knife made to use hard.
by MichaelScott
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slip joint?
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Lil Native slip joint?

Once I see a Lil Native in the wild I might decide I do not like it. I KNOW I will like the up coming Coyote Urban LW. I didn’t know if I would like it either. But after having for a time it turned out to be my favorite Spyderco small folder. You have to have it and use it for a while. You might fi...
by MichaelScott
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Lightweight?
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Para 3 Lightweight?

I have had a lot of Spydercos over the years but they and my others had to go. But, needing ONE knife to depend on it will be the Para 3 LW. I think it will be everything the Delica was not for me and will serve me well and long. This is only my personal view and not meant to denigrate the Delica, o...
by MichaelScott
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 3 Inch Fixed or Folder Blade for Self Protection: Yes or No?
Replies: 28
Views: 3342

Re: 3 Inch Fixed or Folder Blade for Self Protection: Yes or No?

Well, yes, but anything will do when the ball drops.
by MichaelScott
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: There and Back Again
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: There and Back Again

Daveho wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Came to this thread for Hobbits.


Am disappointed.
Hobbits are small, crafty and are seldom seen especially when they don’t want to be.

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