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by JD Spydo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just bought a Chokwe
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Just bought a Chokwe

The CHOKWE always reminded me a great deal of one of my all time favorite Spyders ever. I'm speaking of the JD SMITH model. The overall blade geometry of CHOKWE seems so similar to the JD SMITH model you think they were cousins. I would love a CHOKWE model in one of the Supersteels.
by JD Spydo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Arnold Ziffle"
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Happy Birthday "Arnold Ziffle"

It's not well known but we do have a few celebrities that reside here at Spyderville :rolleyes: . Ever since retiring from the TV Show "Green Acres" our fellow Forum Member "Arnold Ziffle" decided to take up residence here at Spyderville :cool: . His fascination for Spyderco knives has grown a lot s...
by JD Spydo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Caspian Salt: Bring Back A Sprint Run Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Spyderco Caspian Salt: Bring Back A Sprint Run Please!

Yeah I don't really look at those nuclear colored handles as a handsome blade handle per se but I do think that they do well as a hard use knife and are much easier to find if misplaced or GOD Forbid!! fall in the water of a lake, pond, river, steam ect. I can assure you a color that might glow unde...
by JD Spydo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edge Stability Part 2 - Experiments
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Edge Stability Part 2 - Experiments

I'm finding that website you've shared with us to be a most interesting resource. I've been kind of doing my own ranking of blade steels for serration patterns and most especially Spyderedges. Nothing at all scientific because I don't even have a Rockwell or Vickers Hardness tester. I've just been t...
by JD Spydo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Caspian Salt: Bring Back A Sprint Run Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Spyderco Caspian Salt: Bring Back A Sprint Run Please!

In for DLC with GITD Day Glow Flourescent Yellow G10 :D A nuclear YELLOW G-10 handle just makes perfect sense for a model designed for marine use like the CASPIAN SaLT. If the knife gets dropped ( GOD Forbid!) they are much easier to find in those nuclear, florescent colors. I guess I'm one of the ...
by JD Spydo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderhawk or Superhawk in a Titanium Handle?
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Spyderhawk or Superhawk in a Titanium Handle?

Affordable is the question these days. Machining Titan takes equipment, labor and the cost of the Ti itself. You're over $100 just thinking it. Now add an exotic steel, after all, it's Ti. I'm with JD on the SuperHawk. Very effective design, but cost was high and Hawkbill's are not the most popular...
by JD Spydo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can someone help identify a mystery steel on an old Benchmade?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Can someone help identify a mystery steel on an old Benchmade?

Some of the first Griptilians were made with 440C, so it's possible that's what it is. Yeah I think you're right about that. Because they made quite a wide range of different knives with 440C. I know that one fillet knife they had about 5 years ago had 440C. And there were some early fixed blades t...
by JD Spydo
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's Talk About SNAKES Shall we?
Replies: 99
Views: 4597

Re: Let's Talk About SNAKES Shall we?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44381237 How about this one? That's not the first time I've heard of a "two-headed snake". I actually seen one several years ago on the Discovery Channel. But that is just flat out weird. I've heard of other two-headed animals over the years. Good thing it isn't veno...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Reverse-S blades?
Replies: 21
Views: 724

Re: More Reverse-S blades?

As much as I would love to see the Dodo return in SE & PE both>> I would also like to see a larger scale version of the Dodo with a longer/wider blade with a modified handle to accommodate the increased size. I feel just about every Reverse S blade that Spyderco ever made could be made into an EDC f...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Return of S60V/440V
Replies: 34
Views: 3705

Re: The Return of S60V/440V

At one of the BLADE shows I got to chat with one of Crucibles sales persons. They told me that 440V ( S60V) was mainly marketed to the "Tool & Die" industry. He explained how it had properties that was highly desired for those types of uses. I will always like it for Spyderedged models and even as d...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lum Tanto non sprint?
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Lum Tanto non sprint?

I can empathize with "Sage12">> because until I got my very first C-46 Lum Tanto folder out of the ATS-55 era I had never at all ever liked or ever even wanted a tanto. But Bob Lum's design is truly different because it's more of a streamlined and functional Tanto blade. I still keep my ATS-55 Lum T...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderhawk or Superhawk in a Titanium Handle?
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Spyderhawk or Superhawk in a Titanium Handle?

I do like Titanium handled lockbacks. They are fairly rare though so I'd look favorably at most any Spyderco release that is affordable. Joe You know the more I think about it I would love to see a model like the SUPERHAWK or Spyderhawk with a Titanium handle similar to the one that they used on th...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Models That You Consider As SUPER CLASSICS
Replies: 47
Views: 1472

Re: Spyderco Models That You Consider As SUPER CLASSICS

I also remember the KIWI and KOPA models during the mid part of the previous decade having at least a three year explosion of popularity which I don't remember ever happening to any other small Spyders to that degree. Probably the very first Spyderco model that I thought attained iconic status was t...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Caspian Salt: Bring Back A Sprint Run Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Spyderco Caspian Salt: Bring Back A Sprint Run Please!

Some of these 10 year plus Spyderco fixed blades are so forgotten at this point I'm doubtful if even 10% of the people here on this Forum are even aware of the CASPIAN SALT ever being in the line up. I run into the same problem with the original TEMPERANCE 1 model that was also popular when the CASP...
by JD Spydo
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's Talk About SNAKES Shall we?
Replies: 99
Views: 4597

Re: Let's Talk About SNAKES Shall we?

This was on tonight’s 6 o’clock news. :eek: https://mobile.twitter.com/9NewsAUS/status/1043778287837663232/video/1 WhoAAA!!!! I can't even imagine what was going through that "mother's" mind :eek: I wonder really what led that snake to go into their house to begin with? Now I am a believer in wildl...
by JD Spydo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can someone help identify a mystery steel on an old Benchmade?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Can someone help identify a mystery steel on an old Benchmade?

Some of the older Benchmades had ATS-34 and some of the really old ones had G-2. I've had models with both steels and the 154 CM as previously mentioned. You could e-mail a pic to Benchmade and I'm willing to bet that whoever is working in warranty and repair would indeed know exactly which blade st...
by JD Spydo
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bram Frank Gunting
Replies: 36
Views: 2874

Re: Bram Frank Gunting

I've seen a couple of videos over the years with Bram Frank demonstrating the intended, varied uses of the GUNTING model. It was truly an interesting concept and none like I had ever seen before or since. It's interesting that most of the maneuvers he showed really didn't have that much to do with t...
by JD Spydo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderhawk or Superhawk in a Titanium Handle?
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Spyderhawk or Superhawk in a Titanium Handle?

Full Salt SuperHawk SE! Just put an SE Hawkbill blade on the Caribbean frame, it could be done in no time. Why would you even put that thought in my head JD? Shame on you! :p Well when me and the Good Dr. Hannibal Lecter MD both became Spyderville's Hawkbill Ambassadors we both knew there would be ...
by JD Spydo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Cliff Stamp"
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Happy Birthday "Cliff Stamp"

You know this really has me puzzled :confused: Because Cliff was a great contributor and I learned a lot from his posts and then all of a sudden he just dropped off the radar :confused: I sure hope he comes back at some point. Those were some great informative threads and he used to share a lot of g...
by JD Spydo
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Overturning of Knife Restrictions
Replies: 65
Views: 1446

Re: Overturning of Knife Restrictions

Because while most exercise the correct caution but those that don’t cause dire consequences for innocents- But the exact same logic could apply for nut-jobs in extremely draconian legal environments where guns are highly restricted. That to me is like saying that no one should even drive a car or ...

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