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by Tucson Tom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would you want a Dragonfly XL to look like?
Replies: 40
Views: 802

Re: What would you want a Dragonfly XL to look like?

I am pretty sure the Police 4 is the Dragonfly XL.
by Tucson Tom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I have a problem...
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: I have a problem...

There is only one right knife. So even if it feels wrong, if it is right, you have to do what is right. Right?
by Tucson Tom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your personal size categories?
Replies: 43
Views: 486

Re: Your personal size categories?

PM2 is perfect, "normal" size to me. Manix is the same category, just "beefier". Native 5 is small, anything smaller is pointless -- I'll just use my teeth Military is fine, and honestly the Police seems no bigger than the Mili, and is slimmer. Beyond that, we are talking fixed blades and machetes a...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just one problem with wire clips
Replies: 27
Views: 1377

Re: Just one problem with wire clips

Never mind wire clips, look out for lanyards (or more accurately fobs). I lost a knife hiking, and I'll never know for sure, but I bet money the short fob/lanyard snagged on some brush and pulled it out of my pocket. I thought I was being clever and using some bright colored para cord tied in about ...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strongest Spyderco Fixed Blade?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: Strongest Spyderco Fixed Blade?

My Temperance 2 looks like it will do more than I ever expect to do with it -- but it is just too pretty for me to want to get rowdy with. On the other hand, I won't hesitate to use it as need arises, but so far treating it nice has fit nicely into my lifestyle.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Re: Used my new Shaman for the first time.

Bravo! Good to hear about someone using these knives for what they are made for, rather than as poker chips in some crazy collector game.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More K390?
Replies: 33
Views: 952

Re: More K390?

I am eager to see K390 in a Golden knife or two. My top choice would be the Shaman.

And I am with "bearfacedkiller" that 10V or PMA11 would make me very happy also in the Shaman.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Share your CPM154/S90V laminate experiences here
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Re: Share your CPM154/S90V laminate experiences here

Am I missing something? In the very first reply to the OP I linked the thread Ed Schemmp started to share information about this laminate. I guess no one bothered to click on it... Yes, I did miss this. I started skimming when 4V entered the discussion -- nothing wrong with that, but I was focused ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Share your CPM154/S90V laminate experiences here
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Re: Share your CPM154/S90V laminate experiences here

I have been meaning to write something about CPM154 / S90V laminate blades for some time. Namely, what is the point? I don't see how it gains anything in performance over a blade in S90V alone. Plenty of knives, even big knives like Militaries have been made with straight S90V blades and folks just ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your responses to someone who claims "The hump on Spyderco knives gets in the way of proper use"?
Replies: 54
Views: 2044

Re: Your responses to someone who claims "The hump on Spyderco knives gets in the way of proper use"?

The word "proper use" in the question bugs me. The claim is being made with some kind of twist right from the start. Who says what "proper use" is, or that there even is such a thing? So apart from taking the wisest course and just ignoring this statement, the first thing to do is to clarify what th...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2068

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

The dirty truth is that we are all carefully monitored, and at the end of the year if we haven't said anything bad, we get a certificate that can be redeemed for a free donut at the donut shop of our choice. This reminds me of a 3 stooges skit. Curly says, "vise? I have no vice! I am as pure as the ...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Only Cool if it's a Benchmade?
Replies: 63
Views: 1934

Re: S30V Only Cool if it's a Benchmade?

This is a weird thread title. Why even drag Benchmade into this. Just leave it as "is S30V cool". Well, I don't think it is cool -- but it is a great steel. From a use point of view, I think most people are well served with S30V (me included). It has a decent balance of properties, and it is not har...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Would you buy a sheepsfoot PM2?
Replies: 27
Views: 1623

Re: POLL: Would you buy a sheepsfoot PM2?

A sheepsfoot PM2 eh? Cross that with a Shaman and you might have reinvented the Benchmade Griptilian -- except it would have a compression lock.

Yes, I could warm up to a sheepsfoot PM2. Maybe.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CRU-WARE or CTS-XHP ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: CRU-WARE or CTS-XHP ?

Bill1170 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Crux wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:34 pm
My favorite steel is whatever is attached to a Para 3.
That would be the clip, then. Right? :)
Ha ha!

The Para 3 is a nice little knife. Even a runt has its place in the world.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CRU-WARE or CTS-XHP ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: CRU-WARE or CTS-XHP ?

I am curious about this Which is the grail steel? CRU-WARE or CTS-XHP ? Every time I see a Paramilitary 2 come up for sale in CTS-XHP they sell out immediately and the price goes out of sight on the secondary market. Same for ELMAX and M390 where as CTS-204P nearly identical to M390 does not get as...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two things that today cannot be done.
Replies: 45
Views: 2346

Re: Two things that today cannot be done.

One: improve the Spyderco Pm2. Two: Exceed the speed of light. Except, then came the Para 3, which came and broke the speed of light. Ah, yes -- Crux does like the Para 3. I don't see the Para 3 as an "improvement" on the PM 2 -- it is another knife. The name is truly unfortunate because it leads t...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Steel CQI
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Blade Steel CQI

One would think (and hope) its a part of their cqi. For a Company that constantly try to improve their product it would be weird if they neglected steeltreatment. That said i have no problem with spydercos s30v, but i have seen tests on youtube where other companies outpreformed spydercos on wear r...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two things that today cannot be done.
Replies: 45
Views: 2346

Re: Two things that today cannot be done.

Thanks Vivi -- You set me to practicing. The reach to the hole for the backlock is tricky, and I have to take care so my other fingers don't wander into the way of the closing blade. The same is true of the CBBL if I try to use a finger to push it close. Both can be done nicely if the knife drops fr...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two things that today cannot be done.
Replies: 45
Views: 2346

Re: Two things that today cannot be done.

I agree with the OP with a whole heart. The PM2 is just amazing. I was actually going to post my own "ode to the PM2" after laying on my cot opening and closing one of mine. The blade is the perfect size to my taste. The compression lock is probably the most clever lock there is. The knife fits my h...

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