It is a good habit. I have more posts lately than I did on the "old" forum put together. I have no idea how some can have about a 1000 posts since Oct. i do but I think that I will just leave that one alone...
I want that knife bad. If you have any pictures or infos to share about it, share it asap before I impulse buy it ...
yeah I have it. I can't do anything except recommend this knife to anyone. so you get it - great value knife. G-10 seems almost as good as on the military has a good amount of grip. also, the jimping (or whatever it is called) is very functional and well made. blade is just excellent - evenly ground and shaving sharp. of course, 8cr13Mov isn't super steel, but I like it. it can be sharpened easily and one can achieve scary sharpness, just like with AUS-8...
blade centering was almost perfect (had to adjust it a little). it had a very slight horizontal play as it came, but was easily adjustable with allen wrench and about 2-3 minutes of "work". blade retention is very good. you just can't flip it open, you must push with the thumb to "defeat" the ball bearing on the lock, but after that the blade opens quick as hell. it is a very, very smooth knife. washers are a little strange: on one side there is one thin teflon and one thin bronze and on the ather side one thicker bronze. I don't know why this strange combo with wahers, but apparently, it works great. :lol: pocket clip can be positioned in for ways and it is very sturdy and strong, but not very stiff.
overall, the knife is very very good. I'm pretty sure that unless you get a lemon (which is very unlikely when ordering spyderco) you'll be very happy with the knife. I got it from knifecenter for just over 45$ with shipping.
I haven't much pictures of it, but I'll post something:
for size reference:
spyderco police ss
bird raven and crossbill
and the cat
well, I pretty much showed all of my current collection of attention-worthy knives. I have dozens of knockoffs, but hate them as hell :roll:
oh, sorry for the monstrous resolution, I just can't figure out how to shrink the images. and sorry for the crappy quality - 5mp cell phone camera just doesn't cut it...
I'll post my collection when I get home from work.
Need to get some more knives...but I'm afraid I'm looking more for practical, EDC-type stuff than the fancy-dancy "E-Peen" enlargers in this thread. :x
(Quite a difficult search)
Spyderco Delica 4 FFg is highly recommended from me. weighs almost nothing, big enough for most EDC tasks, locks up solid as hell, and the FFG version has a very nice distal taper giving a wonderful penetrating blade for cutting cardboard and the like.
I have this one, but on this page you can see all of them. The FFG versions are the ones with the green, blue, grey, purple, and brown handles. you can also clearly see the full flat grind in the pictures. Though, it looks like they only have the purple one in stock. Lol. Still, I highly suggest it for just normal EDC use. The normal Delica 4 should be wonderful as well, just a tiny bit heavier, and the tip would be not as fine due to the saber grind.
Thanks for those pics Nihontoman. I will surely buy the Resilience, it will only be a question of time. It seems like an impressive looking folder. AFAIK, the Spyderco Police and Military aren't small folders (they are known as very good tactical folders), yet they look small and delicate when put next to the Resilience.
I suffer from an acute, pathological, addiction to blade collecting...
the resilience really is a very impressive folder. it is one of the longest folding spyderco (maybe THE longest?) out there. military and police are very impressive and intimidating folders, but the resilience has some "beefiness" that both of them lack. actually, handle on the military and police are longer than the one on resilience, but the blade length on the resilience is a more and cutting edge to handle ratio is almost 1:1. this kind of thing is very rare on folding knives....
yeah, I too don't like the look of spyderco the blades look like some big-eyed crocodile and overall, they aren't very pretty. but you forget about everything from the moment you hold them in hand and feel the pure awesomeness and quality of workmanship they put in the knives. I especially like the military, cause it is very ergonomic and designed to be used for hours. I've never seen or held knives as comfortable, as spyderco, though I've seen much more prettier knives ....
believe me, get spyderco, and you'll find yourself holding only them, using only them and carrying only them. thats the reason, my current collection consists almost only of spyderco knives.... (though I've had that super comfortable kershaw something that I unfortunately lost and can't seem to find it anymore )
well, to be fair to spyderco, there are some models that are somewhat attractive, like Lum designed Chinese folder, Fred Perrin PPT, captain, the early stainless police also looks pretty...
Yeah, they aren't very eye-catching, and sometimes are eye-catching but not in a good way . I personnaly didn't like them, before owning one, but I heard many forumnites give them praise, so I decided to take the plunge with one of their cheaper model (the Tenacious). Like Nihontoman said, you really have to hold one in hand to understand. These knives are , IMO, pure ''function over form'' tools, their ergonomics are incredible. When I open my Spyderco Tenacious, it opens very quickly and fits in hand effortlessly, ready for work, without any effort on my part. I still haven't found a folder that feels that nice in hand. Also, these knives feel very solid, I have no doubt that they could easily take on all those hype-making Cold Steel tests.
Anyway, if you have a few bucks to spare, try out just one of their folder, I think you won't be disappointed.
I suffer from an acute, pathological, addiction to blade collecting...
Sébastien, you should try out their japanese or american made folders, they feel even better in hand. they say that the new paramilitary 2 is "the perfect EDC folder". I really want one, but right now, I have no money to spare
Hairu, maybe you should try it? it's about 110$ on knifecenter... yeah, I know, 100$ on a knife maybe a little too much for a pocket knife, but believe me, it is worth every single penny....
I would definitely be willing to try it in the future, but I just bought 2 CRKT knives, the bamboo mat katana, and the hanwei bearded axe my sharp pointy expendiature is well over what it should have been :S
vince wrote I had similar concerns but I wanted a Spyderco fixed blade. I am not going to use it HAHA. It does have a thin blade but it is v10 steel
well, you should use it for what it's meant to be used for and you'll get much more satisfaction from the knife, rather than just having it lie on the shelf....
thin blade is meant for the jobs that thin blades are good at, cooking for example... yeah, I know, it sounds strange, but spydercos are very good with cooking chores.... I just love cutting raw meat with my millie :twisted: :lol:
I your honor, I used the knife to cut Italian sausage, it sliced through like butter...
Buy the way, I just got the Kabar Bacon maker...Pretty sweet. I also got a great book/catalog from the KnifeCenter. Over a thousand pages. Pictures and descriptions of over 8 or 9,000 knives. Now I will not have to be at the computer searching.......
Does anyone have this book/cataloge?
Edit I also got the Boker Plus Kalashnikov 10 Folding Knife 3-1/2"" Combo Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handles
ardhanari: The end result was the best tasting wine/cider I have ever had
Sept 30, 2020 5:32:19 GMT
ardhanari: A baloon is a good way to let the carbon dioxide increase without bursting the container, but I made my own burper. You can buy them online, and I dont wanna explain how I made mine hahha, it was an annoying process
Sept 30, 2020 5:31:34 GMT
ardhanari: I added more sugar and activated yeast, and let it sit in plastic containers i sterilized with bleach water , and let dry naturally
Sept 30, 2020 5:30:27 GMT
ardhanari: I used crab apples cause it grows in a relatives yard and she never uses them. I filled a giant pot with them, cut in hald, with a bunch of sugar. I boiled them on low for a few hours with my spices of choice. When done, I strained them and juiced the pulp
Sept 30, 2020 5:29:52 GMT
ardhanari: And it was personal
Sept 30, 2020 5:28:41 GMT
ardhanari: I might try make more, but its such a sempriniin hassle it turns out lol. I made sooooo many dishes that were so hard to clean, but that first batch was worth it
Sept 30, 2020 5:28:34 GMT
Sullivan: Where’s a good recipe to get me started online, do you have a recommendation? Or better yet a personal recipe?
Sept 30, 2020 4:46:21 GMT
Sullivan: Maybe I’ll learn to make some Cider and give The VVitch a Halloween re-watch.
Sept 30, 2020 4:45:24 GMT
Sullivan: Damn, I love Halloween/Thanksgiving time.
Sept 30, 2020 4:44:47 GMT
Sullivan: You’re killing me, here. Apple Pie is a top 2 or 3 dessert, and we’re in the season.
Sept 30, 2020 4:44:25 GMT
ardhanari: Added cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, maple syrup, and what not to give it an apple pie flavour
Sept 30, 2020 1:55:05 GMT
ardhanari: Just noticed this haha, it was quite good, especially the first batch
Sept 30, 2020 1:54:42 GMT
Sullivan: Cider sounds amazing right now. Good on you ardhanari
Sept 22, 2020 3:55:28 GMT
ardhanari: All my batches while ghetto were great
Sept 21, 2020 9:31:45 GMT
zabazagobo: cider...dang, I forget how good hard cider is this time of year. Well, since oktoberfest is cancelled anyways, may as well deviate
Sept 21, 2020 6:51:36 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Cool bro, I wouldn't mind seeing a thread about you making it.
Sept 21, 2020 5:37:17 GMT
ardhanari: Just made amazing cider. Tasty like apple sauce but strong
Sept 21, 2020 4:31:04 GMT
ardhanari: It was the best
Sept 19, 2020 2:06:25 GMT
ardhanari: I would have my a bottle of vodka, a bottle of pop and sleeves full of chips and all kinds of stuff back in my teen years, sneaking into a movie theater
Sept 19, 2020 2:06:21 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Absolutely, you can have a whole arsenal hidden underneath a trench lol.
Sept 19, 2020 1:20:32 GMT
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