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by gundamaniac
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My new Manix 2!
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: My new Manix 2!

I love the Manix. It is such a great design. I got the standard G10 version, the lightweight, the CPM154/S90V sprint, and the backlock. I think it's the knife model I have the most variants of in my collection because I like it so much. The ergonomics on the handle are fantastic, and IMO even more s...
by gundamaniac
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Second Time Around Possibilities?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Second Time Around Possibilities?

I think there were still some of the second issue Starmates available new when I got into knives and learned about Spyderco, but then I kept reading about unfavorable comparisons of the second issue Starmates qualitywise vs the original Starmates, so I never got one. Kind of regret it because I like...
by gundamaniac
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Second Time Around Possibilities?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Second Time Around Possibilities?

I'd love another reissue of the Terzuola Starmate. Good looking knife =P
by gundamaniac
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about Spyderco Catalog
Replies: 21
Views: 445

Re: Question about Spyderco Catalog

I would definitely buy a Spyderco history book :D
by gundamaniac
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kid who is a knife nerd
Replies: 50
Views: 1176

Re: Kid who is a knife nerd

No worries, my first knives weren't Spyderco either but I've gravitated to the brand and nearly all of my recent acquisitions have been Spyderco (not intentionally, but I think that just speaks to how good the company and its products are). What knives do you currently have?
by gundamaniac
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kid who is a knife nerd
Replies: 50
Views: 1176

Re: Kid who is a knife nerd

Welcome Jeremy and Fran! I think it's great that you're into knives and are learning to care for and maintain them responsibly at your age. You have great taste in knives and knife companies :) . What knives do you have so far?
by gundamaniac
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara, strong compression lock
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Kapara, strong compression lock

Could be that the compression lock spring is stiffer and applying more pressure on the tang?
by gundamaniac
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara, strong compression lock
Replies: 16
Views: 741

Re: Kapara, strong compression lock

I think the pivots are just tighter on the Taichung models. Handled a Caribbean and it also would not "drop shut". I think something to keep in mind is that aside from just the compression lock, the Paramilitary 2 has a bushing pivot which contributes to limiting pivot tightness and making the actio...
by gundamaniac
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 107
Views: 8261

Re: Ikuchi

Nice video! It was really cool hearing him explain the choices and considerations that went into his designs.
by gundamaniac
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

I'm agree that the sweet spot is a nice lightswitchable flipper. My tendency to pushbutton flippers when possible was really to make up for shortcomings, whether it was an overly light detent or stiff pivot or too light of a blade. A flipper had to have pretty bad action for me to need a wrist flick...
by gundamaniac
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

https://i.imgur.com/0Jc2W9l.jpg I can’t stop carrying this knife. It’s just too fun. Gorgeous photo. Where is that? Re: finger eating flipper: I typically pushbutton my flippers if possible (habit from owning a lot of flippers with so-so action, pushbuttoning practically guarantees a successful ope...
by gundamaniac
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 107
Views: 8261

Re: Ikuchi

Looks nice Paul! Looking forward to this one coming out. I really like the way you implemented the flipper.
by gundamaniac
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Might tweak it a bit yet but gonna see how i like it first.F1B81109-AA96-44CA-9D69-09FFE091E2F4.jpeg Nice mod spyderg! That looks pretty slick, I really like the swedge you put on the blade (I originally wanted a swedge on the Amalgam). Back when I first got into knives, I didnt appreciate clip poi...
by gundamaniac
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 8862

Re: Hard truths and observations

That is a really good question just how would you test a knife to make sure the steel is what is advertised? I mean with Spyderco I own enough different models and different steels even in the same model family that it is readily apparent they are not the same steel. The only way I could tell is by...
by gundamaniac
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

I dunno, if the Spydiegods wanted it to look that way....... My God gave me free will (and salvation), so I’m free to tinker with the design and manufacture of my knife. Besides, Brian (the designer) suggested it. :) To be fair and give credit where credit's due, the suggestion to open up the lock ...
by gundamaniac
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Looks pretty well done! If you take it a little further back, it'll have great symmetry with the index finger groove :D

Edit: didnt see your reply, spyderg. You've got strong fingers! I gave it a try and wasn't able to make it happen. Got a video or anything? :D
by gundamaniac
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

2. I could see that, but might instead propose widening the lock tab itself; taking a look at other compression lock knives like the Sliverax, the tab extends more towards the back of the cutout to give more real estate for the finger to press on for closing. I don't have any pictures of it yet, bu...
by gundamaniac
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Might tweak it a bit yet but gonna see how i like it first.F1B81109-AA96-44CA-9D69-09FFE091E2F4.jpeg Nice mod spyderg! That looks pretty slick, I really like the swedge you put on the blade (I originally wanted a swedge on the Amalgam). Back when I first got into knives, I didnt appreciate clip poi...
by gundamaniac
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydie Logo Differences - Golden vs. Taichung
Replies: 16
Views: 675

Re: Spydie Logo Differences - Golden vs. Taichung

Wow, nice images Zatx! I too find the logo differences quite interesting. I always thought it was really neat that Spyderco took the tool path for their Taichung logos and made it part of the design, adding a sort of texture to the logo. I like both the Golden and Taichung blade logos. That said, I ...
by gundamaniac
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 305
Views: 49251

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Haha! I totally understand. Mine has broken in to the point that it is very nearly drop shut with no blade play. After pressing the lock tab, it just takes the barest shake for the blade to swing all the way back closed. Every time I use it I can't help but fidget a bit and open and close it a few m...

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