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Lil Temperance 3 - I must be missing something!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by VS_Power, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. twinboysdad

    twinboysdad

    320
    Apr 10, 2015
    Favorite? Caly 3.5, Native 5 LW s110v, Ayoob. Man, the new one is nice and for someone who didn't love the original (or never held one) it is great. To me the original scales felt like they were made for my hand and the 4mm blade stock was overbuilt. I sold mine to Wireedge Roger only because they pocket clip was such a cluster f. And I liked the green G10!! If I am honest with myself, this knife doesn't need 4mm stock but it was cool on the original. I will say on the same B&M trip the new D'Allara 3 blew me away. Probably will get a D'A 3 when they get discounted a bit
     
  2. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Nice models! ^ And you are correct, let your hand guide you.
    This is what I love about Spyderco, I don't have a favorite, I have a few favorites!
    btw, I thought the original Lil Temp was too expensive when it first came out.
    rolf
     
  3. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    I love the blade of the original LilT, but not the handle. I filed it down to get rid of the finger cutoffs that were not ergonomic at all to my hands, and I ended up with a shape that looks a lot like the new LilT 3, so I have to say I like the new design a lot. I just don't need another S30V blade. I am not a collector so much as an accumulator of knives I want to use, and I have accumulated a lot. so I have the luxury of being picky. If the LilT3 had a cruwear blade, I'd buy it immediately :) Or 4V or the new HT 3V. I know, I'm picky. So I agree with Lycosa about the design, but will probably pass unless a sprint in a steel I want appears.
     
  4. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks, dogrunner! Well said.
    Spyderco does so well with their heat-treatment, S30V never factored in to my purchase.
    rolf
     
  5. twinboysdad

    twinboysdad

    320
    Apr 10, 2015
    Agree. While s30v is really adequate steel, at this price point I "want" more. Guess I am spoiled
     
  6. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    No, no.^ Steel choice is a serious thing.
    rolf
     
  7. Halfneck

    Halfneck

    Jun 30, 2005
    Got my Lil'Temp 3 gut shovel today, liking it a lot so far. Wasn't as sharp as I like so I touched it up on my medium grit Spyderco stone & finished it on my fine grit. Pocket clip was too tight so I took it off and bent it a bit. Now it is snug and I don't have to fight it putting it in & taking it out of my pocket.
     

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  8. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Gut shovel. :D
    Thanks for the pix, Halfneck.
    I think your going to be EDCing this one a lot!
    rolf
     
  9. Halfneck

    Halfneck

    Jun 30, 2005
    Lycosa - Yup this will probably be one of my primary EDCs for a while. Won't work well with some pairs of my work khakis, so on those days I'll rotate in my Delica or Manix 2 LW.

    Still some more fiddling around with it to get it right. I really like how the outer edges of the G10 are rounded off, but the inner edges are a bit sharp. So sometime soon I am going to take some fine grit sandpaper to them.
     
  10. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Cool.
    Have you tried, gawd forbid, tip down?
    Yea, you want to get er just-right.
    thanks.
    rolf
     
  11. Halfneck

    Halfneck

    Jun 30, 2005
    Not a fan of Tip-down. Only knives I have/had that I carried that way were a Benchmade/Emerson CQC-7 and a Spyderco Jot Singh Khalsa. Only reason being Tip-up was not an option.

    I think it will be real interesting if Spyderco comes out with a FRN Lil'Temp 3 like Sal mentioned on the Spyderco forum.
     
  12. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Understood.^
    Yep, the FRN LT3 is going to happen. In different colors too, I think.
    rolf
     

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