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by A.S.O.K.A
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal, lack of anticipation, general thoughts.
Replies: 38
Views: 2087

Re: Reveal, lack of anticipation, general thoughts.

When it comes to spyderco for me, its the different steels and collaboration models. If it wasnt for those two things, I would have only owned two spyderco knives and thats it. Getting knives in different steels really resparked my ineterest in collecting knives again. Now, while still looking to ge...
by A.S.O.K.A
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman sprint or exclusive; what are you hoping for?
Replies: 52
Views: 2606

Re: Shaman sprint or exclusive; what are you hoping for?

Ah, well if you’re talking about trying out the steels that BBB/DBH is using, I’d quickly exceed my ability to sharpen them without a significant investment and learning curve. I’ve only been part of this forum for a year, and prior to that I was using 154cm. I guess I don’t feel like I’ve mastered...
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 231
Views: 11751

Re: Cru-wear Delica

I'll see if I can snag this one
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman sprint or exclusive; what are you hoping for?
Replies: 52
Views: 2606

Re: Shaman sprint or exclusive; what are you hoping for?

I'm hoping that we can see the Shaman in a blade steel that has not been used for the Native5 or the Para3 That would rule out an awful lot of great steels! Are you not curious about the other HAP steels or the REX steels, and how they might perform? There's a staggering amount of steels out there ...
by A.S.O.K.A
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman sprint or exclusive; what are you hoping for?
Replies: 52
Views: 2606

Re: Shaman sprint or exclusive; what are you hoping for?

I'm hoping that we can see the Shaman in a blade steel that has not been used for the Native5 or the Para3
by A.S.O.K.A
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Use and thoughts on Urban Coyote
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Use and thoughts on Urban Coyote

Yes these so-called problems were a bit exaggerated. It’s true but life is not finished as nicely as the K3 90 but it is far from being bad. I like this platform for testing new steels because it gives me a knife I will actually use on a day-to-day basis. Now here’s the thing: when they come out wi...
by A.S.O.K.A
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Use and thoughts on Urban Coyote
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Use and thoughts on Urban Coyote

In terms of some of the quality issues, my Urban has less than what was discussed in other threads. The back of the tang does stand a little proud to the spring when open, the jimps are fairly smooth, the spydie hole isn't uncomfortably rough, and the tip sits deep enough in the handle to where I'm ...
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban LW Coyote—realistic look
Replies: 67
Views: 3963

Re: Urban LW Coyote—realistic look

After doing cut testing with my urban coyote I found that AEB-L out cut V-TOKU2. My V-TOKU2 Dragonfly at 13dps cut just over 100ft of cardboard before not being able to slice paper, where as my AEB-L Urban at 18dps was able to cut just under 150ft of cardboard before it would no longer slice paper
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 50
Views: 3067

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

Evil D wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:17 pm

I bet you a knife of your choosing I can baton through a 2x4 with a Svord Peasant :cool:
Wasnt refering to straight batoning. My method is batoning part of the way then I torque the blade to complete the split. I have no doubt that you can baton through a 2×4 with a Peasant :cool:
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 50
Views: 3067

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

What type of jobs are you guys doing where the strength of a saber grinds vs FFG makes a big enough difference to sacrifice cutting performance? Think about this logically. If we say for example that short materials that the blade doesn't have to pass all the way through are ok for a saber grind an...
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 50
Views: 3067

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

I have no problem using different grinds, as my knife collection has different ground blades. Sometimes I want a more robust grind (Saber) and sometimes I want a smooth pass ( FFG) for tasks that require the good portion of the blade to go through the material.
by A.S.O.K.A
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Secret Heat Treatment of Frank J. Richtig
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: The Secret Heat Treatment of Frank J. Richtig

That was a great article about a man who dared to show how powerful a blade can be with the right geometry and stock in a time where knives chopping steel would be considered strictly fiction
by A.S.O.K.A
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A question to Mr. Glesser about "the Maxamet situation"
Replies: 52
Views: 5840

Re: A question to Mr. Glesser about "the Maxamet situation"

Naperville wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:27 pm

Maxamet is not fragile in any way.
Its more a matter of the fact that Maxamet is more vulnerable when it comes to latteral stress. Other than that, it can handle a few tough tasks
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's 4v
Replies: 22
Views: 578

Re: Spyderco's 4v

Love that St. Nicks exclusive colour combo for the 4v Para3. Hope they do a Shaman in that combo so my para3 has a big brother. Crimson red scales and dlc blade for the win
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel preference for Caly 3.5 LW?
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Steel preference for Caly 3.5 LW?

This is the one I was talking about
sal wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:05 pm
thewoodpecker wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:42 am
Any news on K390 Caly 3.5 LW? :D
Hey Woodpecker,

It's in-the-works. We're creating tooling. Once it's nailed down and ok, we'll consider steels. It's screw construction.

Hi Aquaman,

Once the 3.5 is in production, we'll consider your request.

sal
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel preference for Caly 3.5 LW?
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Steel preference for Caly 3.5 LW?

Didnt Sal say something about making it in K390 on an older caly LW thread? I'll see if I can find the quote. Think it was on his Bombshell thread
by A.S.O.K.A
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reprofiling M390 using Sharpmaker CBN rods
Replies: 47
Views: 1704

Re: Reprofiling M390 using Sharpmaker CBN rods

Thats why I'm glad to have picked the Edge Pro years ago. I can adjust the rod holding the stone or plate based on thickness difference.
by A.S.O.K.A
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 227
Views: 11051

Re: Endela-thread

Ok, but how does the Endela feel in the hand vs the Endura? Large hands want to know. Doc, was the Endela uncomfortable for you? It was for me. My natural grip of the knife put the "hump" in an uncomfortable position. I know I'm not the only one here who has had the same issue. The Endela has a red...
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 Wharnie D'fly
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Hap40 Wharnie D'fly

Fortunately, for the Dragonfly Wharncliffe, I think the vg10 model will sell well enough to justify the sprint run. If I was going to make an educated guess based on recent history, I would say it's obvious that HAP40 will be the first sprint run for this knife. Probably no need for a poll. True. B...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 Wharnie D'fly
Replies: 32
Views: 1239

Re: Hap40 Wharnie D'fly

Since the wharnie D'fly has been slowly popping up, I think someone should run a steel poll for this model

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