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by bwunger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 269
Views: 25466

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

If I hold the knife as I would for cutting and disengage the lock with my thumb and no pressure on the clip side scale it drops shut freely and the blade choil swings into my index finger. Works fine for me, though not quite as fidget friendly. ;)
by bwunger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you cheating on the bug?
Replies: 78
Views: 1805

Re: Are you cheating on the bug?

My regular rotation of EDC knives are: S110v Para 2 4v Para 3 Kapara ZDP189 Delica Gareth Bull Shamwari Chris Reeve Small Inkosi Massdrop FF Gent Benchmade 940-1 The Para 3 and Shamwari seem to get the most pocket time lately though I have a feeling the Kapara will be getting a whole lot of time now...
by bwunger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 269
Views: 25466

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Got mine last night and my initial impression is really good. Love the design and the fit and finish on mine is perfect. The ergos, blade shape and handle are all as I had hoped. Blade is nice and thin behind the edge. It's heavier than I expected, due to the full liners but it gives it a solid feel...
by bwunger
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Puukko 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1099

Re: Spyderco Puukko 2018

How about Maxamet, if you want hard. ;) That'd be a pretty unique knife.kinda like taking the proficient up another level.
by bwunger
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 269
Views: 25466

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Ordered mine from Cutlery Shoppe. Definitely excited about this one. Was debating on waiting on the Drunken but this one ticks almost all the same boxes for me and costs half as much!
by bwunger
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 269
Views: 25466

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Alistair just went live on his Instagram with a production version. Shouldn't be long now!
by bwunger
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM 4V | Edge Performance
Replies: 34
Views: 1867

Re: CPM 4V | Edge Performance

Staying tuned. So far I'm really liking my 4V Para3. Don't suppose you have any way of testing the hardness? I'm skeptical of St. Nick's claim of 62.5-64.
by bwunger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 25018

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

Mine arrived yesterday evening and I got to carry it all day today. Hit the edge just a bit on the sharpmaker fine stones to really get the edge to pop and it's been great. My first para 3 and I love the ergos. Love the colors too. The grind on mine is just a little off at the tip but nothing that c...
by bwunger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 25018

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

They definitely seem to have handled this drop well. USPS says it will arrive tomorrow! Super excited. Been waiting for the right steel and color to try the Para 3. Thought that would be maxamet but I just couldn't pass up this color and the steel sounds like it will be right up my alley too.
by bwunger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I've decided, (bleep) it, I'm, gonna carry my "nice" knife, replacement be damned...
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: I've decided, (bleep) it, I'm, gonna carry my "nice" knife, replacement be damned...

Good on ya! I've had the same debate but I've found that I actually take way more joy in the "use" of something than the "having" of something. I've started selling knives I don't use now to buy new ones to experience them and hopefully find ones I like using even more. No backups. I will admit I'd ...
by bwunger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why use a tough steel in a folding knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 1793

Re: Why use a tough steel in a folding knife?

Tough steels have tough edges too. They can hold thinner edges without rolling or chipping making them better slicers. As many say, it's more about geometry than steel type, but if the steel type supports better geometries...
by bwunger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM3–what would it be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Re: PM3–what would it be?

I'd like to see a bit less of the choil in the blade so the blade to handle ratio was a bit more even. As it is, the blade is pretty short for how big the knife is.
by bwunger
Wed May 30, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mid year 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2381

Re: Mid year 2018

Lots of good stuff! I had my eyes on the Redback Spyder, now the Kapara and then they go and put the new "Drunken" next to it. Dang it Spyderco! Just take all my money why don't ya! :D
by bwunger
Fri May 18, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What stores in western Washington have a good Spyderco selection?
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: What stores in western Washington have a good Spyderco selection?

They had a few at the Blade Gallery in Kirkland last time I was there. Unfortunately that's not especially close to Gig Harbor. Might be worth a call to see what they have in stock.
by bwunger
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you use the brass guard rods with the sharpmaker?
Replies: 39
Views: 5416

Re: Do you use the brass guard rods with the sharpmaker?

I use a bar clamp to clamp the sharpmaker base to my work bench so I don't have my second hand in harms way. Makes it quick and easy to change angles or stones
by bwunger
Wed May 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lc200n mule video
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: lc200n mule video

Sounds like Spyderco needs to offer some alternative hardware for the mule scales. Maybe someone could source some brass or Ti hardware and really make it a rustproof package.
by bwunger
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker angle choices
Replies: 9
Views: 2942

Re: Sharpmaker angle choices

I sharpen most all my knives at 30 degrees with the diamond rods till I hit the Apex than put a 40 degree micro bevel on them with the brown stones. If it's a blade steel that works better with a fine edge I use the fine stone next. I touch up the 40 degree micro bevel with the brown stones as neede...
by bwunger
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there anyone else interested?
Replies: 23
Views: 1898

Re: Is there anyone else interested?

Gareth Bull Shamwari Collab! :D I'm digging the front flippers. Makes for a super clean design. Seems like a lot of South African knifemakers are using that opening style lately. Image borrowed from Gareth's Facebook Page. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15439776_1012360715576741_75330...
by bwunger
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The end all Salt edc pair!
Replies: 21
Views: 1442

Re: The end all Salt edc pair!

I've been waiting for the Manbug Salt to drop too. Looks like a great companion to my normal EDC knives. I usually carry a PM2, 940-1 or CRK Inkosi so the little serrated sheepsfoot should be a great compliment. Also great for biking and running when I don't want something big or something I have to...

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