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racer88
09-16-2010, 09:45
Something about the scarcity and "forbidden fruit" about autos. I couldn't decide which Spyderco auto to get, so I got ALL of them. :) Photos taken with Canon Rebel XSI, 60-mm Macro lens, and a macro-ring flash. No digital enlargement or enhancements.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0001.jpg

Here are some close-ups:

Bi-fold
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0002.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0011.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0012.jpg

Continued...

racer88
09-16-2010, 09:47
Citadel:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0005.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0007.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0010.jpg

Continued...

racer88
09-16-2010, 09:47
Embassy:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0004.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0015.jpg

Super-close-up of G10 insert:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0013.jpg

continued....

racer88
09-16-2010, 09:48
This is my EDC - Caly 3 Carbon Fiber. I really like this knife and the feel of the CF handles:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoCaly3_0001.jpg

A little closer:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0023.jpg

Close-up of ZDP-189 laminated metal blade:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0021.jpg

Close-up of hinge and carbon fiber:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0025.jpg

Close-up of Caly 3 lock:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydercos_0026.jpg

Hope you enjoyed!

syntaxerrorsix
09-16-2010, 17:41
Nice collection!

I have no experience with the autos but I own several Spyderco knives.

stgha
09-16-2010, 21:09
Yum! Great pics, thanks for sharing!!

racer88
09-17-2010, 09:09
Left one out... Spyderco Endura 4 G10 (foliage green)
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0002.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0001.jpg

A little closer
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0011.jpg

Closer
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0009.jpg

Spidey is out of the hole
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0014.jpg

continued...

racer88
09-17-2010, 09:14
Spidey super-close
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0034.jpg

Super close of blade grind
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0032.jpg

Super-close of blade edge
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0016.jpg

Super-close of blade tip
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0018.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoEndura4_0020.jpg

syntaxerrorsix
09-18-2010, 07:31
What sort of camera are you using? Mine must suck or I just can't take pictures. Mine never look that good.

racer88
09-18-2010, 13:24
What sort of camera are you using? Mine must suck or I just can't take pictures. Mine never look that good.

I'm using a Canon Rebel XSi with a 60-mm Macro lens and a macro (ring) flash. It's set up for "macro" or very close up work. The flash is mounted on the end of the lens, so lighting is even and without shadows (unless I shut one half of the ring flash down).

Looks similar to this:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BhzCN5deL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Travclem
09-18-2010, 13:28
I like that Citadel... It's very Benchmade-esque

LeatherNut
09-18-2010, 23:45
Very nice!

syntaxerrorsix
09-19-2010, 06:26
I'm using a Canon Rebel XSi with a 60-mm Macro lens and a macro (ring) flash. It's set up for "macro" or very close up work. The flash is mounted on the end of the lens, so lighting is even and without shadows (unless I shut one half of the ring flash down).

Looks similar to this:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BhzCN5deL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I am most certainly out camera'd.


:supergrin:

BK63
09-29-2010, 06:05
I just picked up an Endura 4 with a black handle for EDC. I don't know why I didn't get one years ago. Nice knives, good price.

racer88
10-18-2010, 19:48
OK... I think I have another addiction! Here are my latest acquisitions:

Tenacious:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-01.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-02.jpg

Native:


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-03.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-04.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-09.jpg

Continued...

racer88
10-18-2010, 19:50
Manix 2: (I really like this one!)

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-05.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-06.jpg

And, a Ka-bar joins the crew:

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-08.jpg

racer88
10-18-2010, 19:52
More Ka-bar. I honestly have no idea what I'll ever use it for. But, it seemed that I should have one. A real "man's knife." :) Relatively inexpensive, anyway.

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-07.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-10.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoPorn2-11.jpg

Orion's Belt
10-18-2010, 19:56
You REALLY need to get a Sage 1. By far my favorite knife EVER. I thought no knife would ever take place of my Delica; I was wrong. The Sage is the perfect EDC for me.

MrBruceWayne
10-19-2010, 13:27
the Manix-II took the place of my favorite...replacing my Microtech LUDT as an EDC.

racer88
10-29-2010, 15:30
Crap. I think I have a serious addiction. I've ordered two limited run Manix 2s.

syntaxerrorsix
10-30-2010, 07:06
Crap. I think I have a serious addiction. I've ordered two limited run Manix 2s.

Yeah, I want the new Sage II frame lock.

http://images.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/spyderc/images/123tipall.jpg

D25
10-30-2010, 16:53
My Spydie porn
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/redleader25/Guns%20and%20Knives/grandpics532.jpg

Orion's Belt
11-02-2010, 20:36
Yeah, I want the new Sage II frame lock.

http://images.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/spyderc/images/123tipall.jpg

The Ti Sage isn't really new. It is, however, a fine knife. The newest Sage will be navy G-10 and have a Blackie Collins Bolt Lock.

racer88
11-03-2010, 15:59
Yeah, I want the new Sage II frame lock.

http://images.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/spyderc/images/123tipall.jpg

Just got mine today! It's beautiful. Very elegant and a nice knife to go with business or dress clothes. A unique locking mechanism, too.

I really like the wire clip better than the standard clips. This is my 2nd Spyderco with the wire clip (other is the Caly 3 CF), and I really like this clip better.

Orion's Belt
11-03-2010, 19:49
Just got mine today! It's beautiful. Very elegant and a nice knife to go with business or dress clothes. A unique locking mechanism, too.

I really like the wire clip better than the standard clips. This is my 2nd Spyderco with the wire clip (other is the Caly 3 CF), and I really like this clip better.

Spyderco's wire clip is amazing. Very minimalistic, but also very functional.

racer88
11-09-2010, 08:11
I've added a few to my collection lately....

I got both Sage models - Titanium and Carbon Fiber. Also picked up a Delica in the ZDP-189 steel.

Both Sages together:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-01.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-02.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-03.jpg


Sage 1
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-04.jpg

Sage 2
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-06.jpg

Sage 2 frame lock
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-10.jpg

Continued...

racer88
11-09-2010, 08:11
Sage 1
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-11.jpg

Carbon Fiber Goodness!
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-13.jpg

Delica ZDP-189
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-14.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SageDelica-15.jpg

racer88
11-09-2010, 13:38
Having a bit of fun with macro photography, carbon fiber, and photoshop:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydie-in-CF.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Carbon-Fiber-Spydie.gif

racer88
11-09-2010, 15:04
One more.... Two Sages cross in the night...

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoSagecross_0002.jpg

And a couple more interesting angles of the Sage 1 CF:

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoSageCFspydiehole_0001.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoSageCFspydiehole_0002.jpg

syntaxerrorsix
11-09-2010, 15:36
Good shots.

Orion's Belt
11-09-2010, 21:15
Nice pics, you'll love the Sage(s).

jamaicanj
11-12-2010, 00:45
Lots of great pics

glocknbruce
11-14-2010, 16:46
here is my first (but definitely not my last) Spyderco.....its a "Native":

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss133/bruce21b/download.jpg

racer88
11-14-2010, 17:22
Enjoy your Native! The Native is a great knife and a great value. I really like the shape of the blade with the "swedge" grind on the top of the blade. I've been bitten by the bug very badly! I'm up to 12 spydies with 7 at some stage of "on the way" (some being shipped, some on pre-order).

racer88
11-17-2010, 16:49
Today's Spyderco Porn photo shoot.... just got a Kopa in carbon fiber today (yippeee!):

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/KopaCF-1.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/KopaCF-2.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/KopaCF-3.jpg

Love that carbon fiber close-up!
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/KopaCF-5.jpg

And, now for my brand of knife humor...

At the Kopa.... Kopa Bananaaaaaaaa....

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Kopa-banana.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Kopa-banana2.jpg

Liquid
11-17-2010, 18:21
the kopas are beautiful, i have the tiger coral.

racer88
11-17-2010, 19:38
the kopas are beautiful, i have the tiger coral.

I've seen photos of that one. It's really nice (and very unique).

racer88
11-22-2010, 12:22
Geez... you leave two Spydies alone for a few minutes and look what happens! I just unpacked my newest acquisitions, a Balance and Digi-cam Millie. When I turned around, I saw this!

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/MillieandBalance_0003.jpg

varmint6
11-23-2010, 15:08
heres some of mine.
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/crazychris_02/IMG_2339.jpg?t=1289940948

racer88
11-23-2010, 17:38
What are those, Varmint? I don't recognize them.

RetailNinja
11-24-2010, 18:53
LUM TANTOS!!! DOOOOOOOOOOO WANT!

Mine: his and hers
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j314/turbotension/IMG_3158.jpg

b97m
11-24-2010, 23:23
Geez... you leave two Spydies alone for a few minutes and look what happens! I just unpacked my newest acquisitions, a Balance and Digi-cam Millie. When I turned around, I saw this!

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/MillieandBalance_0003.jpg

I recognize this one! I made the after picture on BF :supergrin:

b97m
11-24-2010, 23:27
Spyder in the web

http://94lx.homestead.com/files/pmweb.jpg

racer88
11-25-2010, 15:14
I recognize this one! I made the after picture on BF :supergrin:

We get around, eh? :wavey:

b97m
11-26-2010, 23:24
Sure do, Spyderco forum too. Different user name for each forum though, I always have trouble logging in theres so many

More porn..
http://94lx.homestead.com/files/k2.jpg

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/426/20188529.jpg

racer88
11-27-2010, 07:26
Sure do, Spyderco forum too. Different user name for each forum though, I always have trouble logging in theres so many

More porn..

I keep my user name the same... makes it easier for me, plus it's fun to see the same people across different forums. How do you like the Gayle Bradley? I have a CF fetish, but I'm not sure I'm in love with that particular knife, yet. I just ordered a CF Stretch. Would LOVE to get a hold of a CF Manix and CF Military. Keeping my eye out for those.

b97m
11-27-2010, 23:58
The Gayle Bradley is a fine knife. The fit and finish is top notch and the action is butter. Beefy blade and a very strong tip. The texture of the CF has a nice look and feel to it. But I traded it for another Paramilitary. It felt bulky and heavy in my pocket. 5 1/2 oz. is not heavy (compared to my 1/2 pound ZT) but for the size of the knife it does feel pretty heavy too me. I'm just use to thinner and lighter when it comes to Spydercos. If you really dig CF though you might look into it. The newer Gayle Bradleys have drilled liners and are a little bit lighter. I sure would like to get a hold of a CF Military too. A local shop here had one CF BG-42 for $279.00. I really wanted it but I was there to buy a Sebenza that day. I ended up trading the Sebenza and now kicking my own *** for not just getting the CF Military.

racer88
12-03-2010, 10:19
A quick and dirty photo shoot in my back yard. Digi-cam Millie and "friend"


http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SCAR16andMillie_0006.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SCAR16andMillie_0007.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SCAR16andMillie_0012.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SCAR16andMillie_0015.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SCAR16andMillie_0017.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SCAR16andMillie_0022.jpg

JonSidneyB
12-03-2010, 17:37
http://www.michaelscottphotography.com/My-Stuff/EDCF-Manix2/IMG0199/984311417_WgH5k-M.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/2ibz5h3.jpg
http://www.michaelscottphotography.com/My-Stuff/EDCF-Manix2/IMG0236/984326976_T5dXT-M.jpg
http://www.michaelscottphotography.com/My-Stuff/EDCF-Manix2/IMG0225/984323278_8GYDV-M.jpg
http://www.michaelscottphotography.com/My-Stuff/EDCF-Manix2/IMG0236/984326976_T5dXT-M.jpg
http://www.michaelscottphotography.com/My-Stuff/EDCF-Manix2/IMG0255/984329361_bMcxn-M.jpg

syntaxerrorsix
12-03-2010, 18:02
Beautiful.

Nice acquisition JonSydneyB.

racer88
12-03-2010, 18:55
More porn..
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/426/20188529.jpg

I've got a Gayle Bradley (along with a new CF Lum Chinese and the new G10 Bushcraft) in the mail to me as I type! Woohooo! That's going to be a fun package to open!

racer88
12-07-2010, 19:34
My most recent acquisitions (since November). I went a little nuts... a lot nuts!

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-16.jpg

From the top right and clockwise:


Dragonfly 2
Gayle Bradley
Stretch CF / ZDP-189
Military Digi-cam black blade
Bushcraft G10
Military Orange G10
Stretch FRN / ZDP-189
Lum Chinese CF
Dragonfly G10
Balance (center)

racer88
12-07-2010, 19:36
Many of the photos I've seen of the Lum so far just don't do it justice. The CF pattern in the photos appears 2-dimensional.... almost a painted on "diamond-plate" look.

The real thing is very 3-dimensional. The surface is very smooth as if the CF is encased in clear acrylic.

So, I got my macro photo set-up out at the office and played with the lighting balance to see if I could bring out the real beauty in pictures. Here we go:

This photo has a flash flare reflecting back, but it demonstrates the very smooth glass-like surface.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Lumsmall-1.jpg

I just realized my settings on this photo were wrong, so it's a bit fuzzy... lost depth of field:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-06.jpg

OK... super close-up... If you use flat, balanced lighting, it flattens the appearance of the CF in photos and really belies the beauty of this material:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-01.jpg

So, let's play with the balance of my ring flash and bias it to one side and see what happens. Now we can see some of the texture and depth:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-03.jpg

Here's another angle from a bit further back:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-04.jpg

Now we're talkin'!

And another:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-05.jpg

Hope you all enjoyed! I'm tellin' ya... the Lum with the Nishijin Carbon Fiber is a work of art... a jewel. Hands-down the prettiest Spydie out there (IMHO).

racer88
12-07-2010, 19:38
It's the "Sherman Tank" of Spydies! Man, this thing is robust! "Built like a tank" really does describe the construction of this folder from Spyderco. And, it feels that way in the hand. It's not a lightweight!

Action is VERY smooth, and the blade is SICK-SHARP! The liner lock is difficult to disengage, though. Very stiff and there's not a big cut-out access like the Sage has, for example.

With no further ado...
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-12.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-13.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-15.jpg

Close-up of CF - pretty much identical to the CF on the Sage 1.
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-14.jpg

racer88
12-07-2010, 19:39
Did a little photo shoot today of my latest arrivals, including a new G10 Bushcraft.

This is a hefty piece of hardware. The blade is beefy, and the handle just feels right in my hand. The weight and balance of the Bushcraft gives it a real sense of "authority." This is a REAL knife. Sort of reminds me of the line by Crocodile Dundee... "THIS is a knife." http://spyderco.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif

The G10 is nothing like the G10 on my other Spydies. While it's smooth, it still feels grippy. At least dry, it feels grippy. And, it's very comfortable. The appearance of the G10 is very elegant. It looks like a more exotic material, but I can't say what.

OK... here are the pics:

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-08.jpg

Close-ups of the G10

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-10.jpg

The "tang" and G10 interface:

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-09.jpg

And, a close-up of the blade edge:

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-11.jpg

Short and sweet... hope you enjoyed!

JBarbaresi
12-07-2010, 20:12
nice collection and nice pics. its funny how quickly your "inventory" grew from the original posting. i have a sage 1, delica g10, and dragonfly 2. the sage is my favorite knife i own and my edc blade.

how do you like the g10 dragonfly vs. the dfly2?

racer88
12-07-2010, 20:18
nice collection and nice pics. its funny how quickly your "inventory" grew from the original posting. i have a sage 1, delica g10, and dragonfly 2. the sage is my favorite knife i own and my edc blade.

how do you like the g10 dragonfly vs. the dfly2?

My justification is that they're cheaper than guns! :D My SCAR-16S cost more than all my knives put together. I've been on a gun-buying break, so this is my current diversion. :)

The Dragonfly is a G10 version with steel liners. The D-fly 2 is an FRN model. I've only fondled them (got them today). The biggest difference is that the FRN model is much lighter. Super-light! They are nice little knives, though.

JBarbaresi
12-07-2010, 20:28
My justification is that they're cheaper than guns! :D

The Dragonfly is a G10 version with steel liners. The D-fly 2 is an FRN model. I've only fondled them (got them today). The biggest difference is that the FRN model is much lighter. Super-light! They are nice little knives, though.

do you have a preference of one over the other? i have the dfly2 with frn handle, i was thinking about picking up the g10 version but didn't know if there was enough of a difference to warrant it.

i can't say enough about my sage, i'm so pleased with it i'm selling some of my protech autos to buy more from the spyderco line!

travDMH
12-07-2010, 21:06
Just got my first Spyderco in the mail today, I love it for EDC

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/trav235/IMG_0361.jpg

I'm so impressed by the quality of Delica 4, especially considering how relatively cheap it was. Next, I wanna get nice strong fix'd blade by them...anyone have any suggestions?

racer88
12-08-2010, 04:51
do you have a preference of one over the other? i have the dfly2 with frn handle, i was thinking about picking up the g10 version but didn't know if there was enough of a difference to warrant it.

i can't say enough about my sage, i'm so pleased with it i'm selling some of my protech autos to buy more from the spyderco line!

I haven't yet carried either one. I got them both yesterday. Just fondled them, so far. But, I can say the G10 version is much heavier (by comparison). The G10 has steel liners. The FRN version is super light weight.

I would say (admitting my relative newbie-ness) the Sage is almost a "perfect" EDC knife.

racer88
12-08-2010, 06:29
Just got my first Spyderco in the mail today, I love it for EDC

I'm so impressed by the quality of Delica 4, especially considering how relatively cheap it was. Next, I wanna get nice strong fix'd blade by them...anyone have any suggestions?

Check out the new Bushcraft with G10 handles. It is built like a brick ****house. See photos above.

ChuteTheMall
12-08-2010, 07:27
I'm going to have to buy a camera.
There's lotsa Spydie porn on page 5 of the Knife Picture Thread sticky, for example:

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8536/harpymir0001vw4.jpg

b97m
12-08-2010, 11:12
That is wicked!


OK... super close-up... If you use flat, balanced lighting, it flattens the appearance of the CF in photos and really belies the beauty of this material:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-01.jpg

So, let's play with the balance of my ring flash and bias it to one side and see what happens. Now we can see some of the texture and depth:
http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/Spydies-newarrivals-03.jpg

racer88
12-08-2010, 11:37
Some more carbon fiber goodness! In these, I hand-held the flash directly above the knife while taking the photos at an angle - about 60 -80 degrees, maybe(?).

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0001.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0002.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0003.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0004.jpg

JBarbaresi
12-08-2010, 11:50
Some more carbon fiber goodness! In these, I hand-held the flash directly above the knife while taking the photos at an angle - about 60 -80 degrees, maybe(?).

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0001.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0002.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0003.jpg

http://i1042.photobucket.com/albums/b425/racer88_bucket/Knives/SpydercoLumCF_0004.jpg

of all your spydie CF, which one do you like the look and texture of the best?

racer88
12-08-2010, 13:08
Look would be the Lum Chinese - hands down.

Texture (actual feel) would be the Sage 1.

JBarbaresi
12-14-2010, 20:18
http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt176/jbarbaresi/KNIVES/IMG_2589.jpg