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by Tucson Tom
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?
Replies: 70
Views: 1189

Re: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?

My only incident was with a ZT 0350. This is a spring assisted flipper, so it is begging to cause trouble. I stuck my hand in my right pocket and was thinking, "ow, what the heck is hurting me". :eek: It was tip up, and (here is the key factor) over to the left side of my right pocket. Now if you ca...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any plans for a standard-sized Compression Lock Native?
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Any plans for a standard-sized Compression Lock Native?

Doc Dan wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:03 pm
The linerless G10 Manix 2 back lock is a wonderful knife. I am sure the linerless G10 Native 5 is just as nice.
I certainly think so !!

When I see the request for a Compression Lock Native, I think -- dudes! You already have it! The Para 3 !!
And what a popular knife it is.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4227
Views: 385740

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

OK, my first post in this thread. I learned that National Knives still has the Military in 52100 (with carbon fiber) and after several days trying to forget about it, I had to do it. I have been using my PM2 in 52100 and I was able to get that so crazy sharp that it is a joy to use. All the better i...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Steel Would You Like To See in the Native Chief?
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: What Steel Would You Like To See in the Native Chief?

I voted Cruwear. I would like to see this be the first production knife using Cruwear.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?
Replies: 38
Views: 691

Re: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?

I'm having a blast making different scales for them and trying new scale material. I hope to get as many mules as I possibly can before they're gone. 2 pd#1 and 2 pma11 would have been awesome to have been able to get maxamet or damascus... The PD1 and PMA11 are both fantastic steels, so don't feel...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?
Replies: 38
Views: 691

Re: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?

I'm still jonesing for the mule team, if it HAS to leave why not go out with 15v! :D You and me both got aboard at the end of the whole Mule Team thing. It was a really great idea. I sometimes wonder if Sal didn't get everything out of it he hoped for as far as feedback on the various steels. It be...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?
Replies: 38
Views: 691

Re: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?

All this talk about 10V vs 15V -- makes me kind of lean towards 10V -- and what about PMA11? It was the PMA11 mule that turned me on to this whole gang of steels. I think "more balanced" as opposed to "pushing the limit". I am pretty impressed with the PMA11. I voted Manix, hoping of course for the ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you carry a fixed blade?
Replies: 32
Views: 335

Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

I voted all the time. My benchmade puukko hasnt left my side since i got it. So versatile and great edc size. Im not one to notice or care what others perceptions are. Screw em', it legal where i am. Well said. If you are a decent person and somebody is uptight about the knife you are carrying, it ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 71
Views: 1792

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Hi Shawn, I'm watching the thread. A couple of questions came to mind; 1. What one model woulr work for a sprint in 15V? 2. If we were to divide up the ELUS' into groups; interested in exotic teels, not interested in steels. interested in looks, materials, etc. Not interested, etc. I wonder how the...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?
Replies: 70
Views: 1189

Re: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?

I have grown to dislike them, and will avoid buying any in the future. I have noticed among those I have, that they are stiffer than liner locks (which I like just fine). In addition, with larger knives anyway, it is easy to put pressure on the lock while holding the knife making it very hard to ope...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you carry a fixed blade?
Replies: 32
Views: 335

Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

The street bowie is just an amazingly light little big blade. My only complaint is that it does come with a pretty awful factory edge. And I think it needs to be reprofiled. I now have some good sized diamond bench stones and intend to tackle that. I am pretty sure it comes 40 inclusive or perhaps m...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you carry a fixed blade?
Replies: 32
Views: 335

Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

I need to carry a fixed knife more. My most commonly carried fixed blade is the street bowie, which I carry whenever I am biking (either mountain biking or riding on "the loop" here in Tucson) or when I am on a hike. It is rare for me to carry a fixed blade to the mall or grocery store, but it is no...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints or exclusives?
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: Sprints or exclusives?

I saw a worrying quote from Sal earlier: “Sprints are still going, but they are a bit different in that they are all disco'd models.” I've seen this mentioned a couple of times now. Part of me hopes that we are misunderstanding this somehow, another part of me breathes a sigh of relief. There have ...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Blades?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Fixed Blades?

Wait! What am I missing? I have my Temperance 2 right here in my hand and it sure looks like full flat grind to me. And various descriptions online call it such, so I am not hallucinating or something. So I would say, yes, keep the FFG just like the Temp 2 I have here. For my hand the thumb ramp is ...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Blades?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Fixed Blades?

@ Tucson Tom Yes, Temp 2 - any upgrade LC200N, CTS-XHP, M4. Nothing wrong with VG-10, but if your going to do it, do it. Good sized fixed blades like the Temp 2 do require different steels. I by no means have this all mapped out, but I know that some of the super steels that do well in regular size...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 vs other tool steels
Replies: 30
Views: 1073

Re: 52100 vs other tool steels

An earned patina is a beautiful thing. ... Now I heard from one friend that a Patina can be a type of corrosion preventative>> if that is actually the case I might look into it. I've always heard the same thing about forced patinas, but haven't seen any conclusive tests to prove this contention. By...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Blades?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Fixed Blades?

The Temperance 2 fits my hand like it was made to go there. VG10 is alright, but it would be great to see this in an updated steel. Personally I kind of favor 52100 for an updated Temperance 2. A PM2 in K390 would be another very hard to resist item. The Rex45 comes pretty darn close, but that has c...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX 45 Military In Stock!
Replies: 206
Views: 8686

Re: REX 45 Military In Stock!

I guess I was lucky to get the one I got from Sooner State Knives, they are now out of stock.

Seems like a fine knife and I am certainly glad to have it. Now I just need to hunker down and stop spending money.
It has been quite a year for knives.
by Tucson Tom
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 63
Views: 1285

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

But, objecting that the Backlock Manix is not strong enough seems unreasonable. Two slabs of 0.180 inch thick G10 -- if you do anything to this knife that makes these inadequate, you are well beyond the realm of abuse into something else altogether. But this answers the question that was asked. Peo...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 63
Views: 1285

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Two slabs of G10 held together by backspacer and Pivot screw. Both Pivot and Lock-axis sit directly in G10, no other enforcement (as for instance the steel washers in the Manix LW). And in contrast, the 80mm Manix: Now that's sturdy. I've been thinking about this ever since I saw these photos. One ...

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