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by curlyhairedboy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hello, why do you guys like Spyderco?
Replies: 43
Views: 616

Re: Hello, why do you guys like Spyderco?

I don't really know what to say here - I'll defer to the opinion of my hands.

My hands say "WE LOVE SPYDERCO"



(in short, ergonomics and comfort, especially during extended use)
by curlyhairedboy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tanto PM2 Support Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 4751

Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

So here's a thought:

Combo edge tanto PM2, serrated on the bottom edge and plain on the tip edge! You get a nice plain edge for fine work near the tip, and a ripsaw of a spyderedge along the bottom!
by curlyhairedboy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?
Replies: 71
Views: 1071

Re: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?

MacLaren wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:50 am
The Hossum fixed blades. By the time I discovered them, they were long gone out of production.
Talk about the Ultimate Sprint Run.....Hossums in 3V!!!
oh dang, yes! By the time I got into Spyderco these were long in the past.
by curlyhairedboy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about Spyderco Catalog
Replies: 21
Views: 461

Re: Question about Spyderco Catalog

sal wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:03 pm
All Joyce's creations. Good, isn't she?

sal
always impressive work!
by curlyhairedboy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?
Replies: 71
Views: 1071

Re: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?

Tanto PM2, and the Mythic Shaman in two versions: CF with Damasteel blade, and Cruwear Micarta.

I don't see them in my dreams, but my hands do feel them!
by curlyhairedboy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:22 am
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?

I think it's a stand-in metric for close tolerances by those who don't inspect their tools with calipers.

A knife that locks up solid without any play, yet still falls shut when the lock is disengaged...that action is a shortcut, a placeholder for perceived quality/attention to detail
by curlyhairedboy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?
Replies: 53
Views: 3384

Re: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?

Definitely open to a Chap - thinner blade stock = less expensive, probably?
by curlyhairedboy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: “Little knife for a week” challenge.
Replies: 34
Views: 677

Re: “Little knife for a week” challenge.

I'm doing this already with my hawkbill Dfly 2 :)
by curlyhairedboy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?
Replies: 53
Views: 3384

Re: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?

I'd like cheap handles, as long as they're put on with screws. Keep the initial price down, and allow those folks that are so inclined to go nuts with custom scales. Someone will undoubtedly make some, but if it's a liner style, maybe those of us who aren't super handy machinist types can make some...
by curlyhairedboy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara, strong compression lock
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Kapara, strong compression lock

There's also a fairly large difference in action between the Taichung compression models that have bearing pivots versus washer pivots. I don't think it's the bearings alone that explain why the flippers will drop shut more easily than the washer models. It took some tightening to remove any side-to...
by curlyhairedboy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:34 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?

Re: Tuff vs Shaman

I'd say the Tuff wins on tip strength, but due to lock type, I'd trust the Shaman more. If the Tuff came in a compression lock, it would be undisputed.
by curlyhairedboy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?
Replies: 53
Views: 3384

Re: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?

If Spyderco wanted to do something kickstarter-style for this, I'd personally put down some money to help it happen. Especially something with a comp lock (although I will accept back lock)
by curlyhairedboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra Detent Ball
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Mantra Detent Ball

How would you remove the detent ball on a frame lock without an insert? Like the Sage 2. depends on if the detent hole in the frame lock was drilled all the way through or not. If not, I've seen modders remove all steel hardware from the lock side of the knife (so it's the lock slab only) and immer...
by curlyhairedboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Used my new Shaman for the first time.

The Shaman can take it. It was born to handle quite a bit!
by curlyhairedboy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kid who is a knife nerd
Replies: 50
Views: 1245

Re: Kid who is a knife nerd

Ah, this thread is pretty heartwarming :D Welcome to you both!
by curlyhairedboy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara, strong compression lock
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Kapara, strong compression lock

The Amalgam's construction might offer some insight into what's needed to be really successful with a comp lock. It only has 3 screws, but incorporates a strap across the lock liner cutout to tie into the stop pin. It's really solid.
by curlyhairedboy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra Detent Ball
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Mantra Detent Ball

probably. M4 and s30v and XHP are pretty different.
by curlyhairedboy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?
Replies: 53
Views: 3384

Re: Sal, what are the chances for another DS93X Thor blade spydie?

The more I think about it, the more I think the Lil Native might be the perfect pattern for using more Damasteel. Each blade isn't very big, so that might be able to drive down material costs as well as price.
by curlyhairedboy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra Detent Ball
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Mantra Detent Ball

Makes me wanna check some of my flippers with less than desirable action. Maybe I should just send them into SFO so they can learn any lesson that might be in the solution. I'm guessing they're all Taichung models, too. I've noticed the detent ball doesn't fully seat in the holes on many models, wh...
by curlyhairedboy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra Detent Ball
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Mantra Detent Ball

In my experience, the detent balls have been made of much less wear-resistant steels than the blades they ride on. detent ball steel vs M4, it's easy to guess which one will wear down faster. What's interesting to me is 25 years from now when we start to get reports of ceramic detents wearing groove...

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