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by blues
Tue May 26, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1531
Views: 120298

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Awesome, toxophilus!
by blues
Sun May 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Z-Wear news?
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Shaman Z-Wear news?

Nobody outside of the Spyderco factory and management team know when any knife will start shipping. Even the Spyderco Factory Outlet store employees don’t know. https://res.cloudinary.com/teepublic/image/private/s--NzCDQrsz--/t_Resized%20Artwork/c_fit,g_north_west,h_1054,w_1054/co_ffffff,e_outline:...
by blues
Sun May 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gauntlet vs Sharpmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Gauntlet vs Sharpmaker

Wartstein wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:30 pm
blues wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Agree with the esteemed gentlemen above.

Had to look up "esteemed" (new English word for me), but now that I did I am honored, my friend... ;)
Gern geschehen. :cool:

(No, I don't speak the language. I had to look it up. ;) )
by blues
Sun May 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gauntlet vs Sharpmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 929

Re: Gauntlet vs Sharpmaker

Agree with the esteemed gentlemen above.
by blues
Sat May 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Set Up
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Shaman Set Up

If you want it to feel as smooth as possible during the "break in period" you can put some good light oil on the pivot. Personally, I just oil and use, and basically never adjust the pivot at all. Ditto. I have several that fall closed. Others that don't. I lube the pivot as a matter of course upon...
by blues
Fri May 22, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening a Knife
Replies: 104
Views: 6422

Re: Sharpening a Knife

Cambertree wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 am
blues wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:16 am
I (seem to) enjoy collecting and using sharpening gear as much as the knives.
Same here, bro. ;) :)
Wonder if there's a 12 step program... :p
by blues
Fri May 22, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening a Knife
Replies: 104
Views: 6422

Re: Sharpening a Knife

I (seem to) enjoy collecting and using sharpening gear as much as the knives.
by blues
Sun May 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NSFW We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)
Replies: 22
Views: 1245

Re: NSFW We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)

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by blues
Sat May 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's 4v pm2!
Replies: 172
Views: 10617

Re: St. Nick's 4v pm2!

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by blues
Thu May 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here
Replies: 133
Views: 10180

Re: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here

The Police 4 has a longer blade. That's another great pattern.
by blues
Wed May 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)
Replies: 100
Views: 4351

Re: Spyderco Face Mask

Hi Julia, 10 years too late now. I try to get things going about 10 years ahead so when the time comes, we're already established and know what we're doing. The UKPK is such an example. We designed and built the knife when the UK changed their laws. Sales were slow initially, but now our Slipits ha...
by blues
Sun May 10, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here
Replies: 133
Views: 10180

Re: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here

Right now I like alternating the Shaman and Military as one of my daily EDCs. One a bit more robust, the other a bit more of a slicer. Though my Shaman ain't no slouch there. Push cuts telephone paper which is good enough for me.
by blues
Sun May 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here
Replies: 133
Views: 10180

Re: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here

Well, if Sal is reading this, I hope he chimes in with what he knows about the difference between the Rockwell hardness of Spyderco's recent offerings in Cru-Wear and 4V. Clearly, differences in heat treat and edge geometry will make for different results. Hopefully, we can at least get some info we...
by blues
Wed May 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1169

Re: Z-max vs. Z-wear

From what I hear, Z-Wear is akin to CPM Cru-Wear. (Others will be along with much greater insight.)
by blues
Tue May 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UF rods legitimacy
Replies: 15
Views: 1468

Re: Spyderco UF rods legitimacy

Absolutely normal.
by blues
Tue May 05, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Heat treat problem?
Replies: 44
Views: 3566

Re: Heat treat problem?

I've been around long enough to not lose sleep over it. It's a fun mental exercise but in the, (at least my), real world, they all tend to do what they're supposed to do. Some are tougher, some require less trips to the hones...which is nice.
by blues
Tue May 05, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Heat treat problem?
Replies: 44
Views: 3566

Re: Heat treat problem?

SubMicron wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 10:49 am

We'll soon see what 4V does for cutting performance within its HRC range. So far all that's been presented is at 65ish HRC
In Larrin and Shawn's testing, 4V @ 63 Rc out cut 4V @ 61 Rc by 12mm of media...only a 2.25% difference in performance for those two points in Rockwell hardness.
by blues
Tue May 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Heat treat problem?
Replies: 44
Views: 3566

Re: Heat treat problem?

I've no doubt that Spyderco changes specs and methodologies as they go. Fortunately, their customer base, plus the information gleaned in the factories and the field are a huge, living laboratory which amasses data and knowledge on a continuous basis. I'd expect nothing less than for them to make ch...
by blues
Tue May 05, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here
Replies: 133
Views: 10180

Re: He-Man Military Lover's Club - Enlist Here

I have really been curious about the differences between the two. 3V seems a lot more common in production but 4V has all of the current love. I wonder what the discernible differences could be? 3V appears to be the tougher steel but lags 4V in edge holding. Take a look at this link: https://docs.g...

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