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Old 12-03-2010, 18:55   #51
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More porn..
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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!
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Old 12-07-2010, 19:34   #52
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My most recent acquisitions (since November). I went a little nuts... a lot nuts!

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From the top right and clockwise:
  1. Dragonfly 2
  2. Gayle Bradley
  3. Stretch CF / ZDP-189
  4. Military Digi-cam black blade
  5. Bushcraft G10
  6. Military Orange G10
  7. Stretch FRN / ZDP-189
  8. Lum Chinese CF
  9. Dragonfly G10
  10. Balance (center)
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Old 12-07-2010, 19:36   #53
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Lum is YUM - Carbon Fiber Goodness!

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.
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I just realized my settings on this photo were wrong, so it's a bit fuzzy... lost depth of field:
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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:
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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:
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Here's another angle from a bit further back:
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Now we're talkin'!

And another:
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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).
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Old 12-07-2010, 19:38   #54
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Gayle Bradley!

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...
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Close-up of CF - pretty much identical to the CF on the Sage 1.
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Old 12-07-2010, 19:39   #55
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Bushcraft photos

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." The Cutting Edge

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:

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Close-ups of the G10

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The "tang" and G10 interface:

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And, a close-up of the blade edge:

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Short and sweet... hope you enjoyed!
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Old 12-07-2010, 20:12   #56
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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?
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Old 12-07-2010, 20:18   #57
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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.

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Old 12-07-2010, 20:28   #58
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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!
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Old 12-07-2010, 21:06   #59
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Just got my first Spyderco in the mail today, I love it for EDC

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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?
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:51   #60
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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.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:29   #61
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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.

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:27   #62
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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:

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:12   #63
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That is wicked!

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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:
The Cutting Edge

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:
The Cutting Edge
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:37   #64
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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(?).

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:50   #65
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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(?).

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of all your spydie CF, which one do you like the look and texture of the best?
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Old 12-08-2010, 13:08   #66
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Look would be the Lum Chinese - hands down.

Texture (actual feel) would be the Sage 1.
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Old 12-14-2010, 20:18   #67
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