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by kernelpanic
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you carry a fixed blade?
Replies: 46
Views: 2764

Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

I only carry a fixed blade when out practicing bushcraft/survival in the woods. And even then it is in my rucksack until needed. The laws in the UK are very restrictive, but more importantly the perception of knives is not good here. So I try not to have it out on show and only use if needed and whe...
by kernelpanic
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Warranty from the UK and a tale of love and upset
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Warranty from the UK and a tale of love and upset

I’ve used Heinnie for all my Spyderco purchases so good to hear they were supportive. I’ve never had any problems with them and always concider them first for all my purchases.
by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hw to disinfect an FRN handled knife
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Hw to disinfect an FRN handled knife

Cool cheers, will boiling water affect the blades heat treat. I assume it’s not hot enough but though i would check. I gave it a good rinse with warm water to clean the bleach spray off and blew through the blade op OMG to get most of water out of scales. Also like the sound of using alcohol as I ca...
by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hw to disinfect an FRN handled knife
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Hw to disinfect an FRN handled knife

My wife todays sprayed a bleach based bathroom cleaner all over my Delica I was cleaning after using it on a floor a toilet leaked on. I assume bleach is not good for FRN, I washed it off once I noticed she did it, so hopefully it’s not damaged the FRN. This then got me thinking, if I need to disinf...
by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Re: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used

Just had a leak on our toilet so the Delica just got used for cutting up parts of the Lino floor and prying some thin chipboard up :( unfortunately the water wasn’t clean as it came from toilet so just washed the Delica. Then when my back was turned my wife sprayed the Delica with a bleach based det...
by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyard Hole Size
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Lanyard Hole Size

Hi Kernelpanic, As Paul mentioned, the lanyard hole size is different for different models. Some models had 550 Paracord in mind, others not. You may have to go to a thinner cord for the Delica. sal Sal, Wouldn’t all larger Seki FRN have same size? Endura, Stretch, Delica? When I look at it closely...
by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyard Hole Size
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Lanyard Hole Size

Hi Kernelpanic, As Paul mentioned, the lanyard hole size is different for different models. Some models had 550 Paracord in mind, others not. You may have to go to a thinner cord for the Delica. sal Hi Sal, My wife showed me a trick today wrapping cotton around the end of the paracord and using it ...
by kernelpanic
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyard Hole Size
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Lanyard Hole Size

Hi, Does the lanyard hole size vary between Spyderco knives. The only one I have with a Lanyard whole is a Delica. The reason I ask is the whole on the Delica is a very sight squeeze for 550 Paracord, and all my pocket knives I add good length of Paracord so when I dont want to use the pocket clip I...
by kernelpanic
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Re: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used

The first scratches on anything always suck, but after that the satisfaction of actually being able to just trust and wear what ever the product is, is so much greater. That being said, I'm currently trying to decide what to trim out of my knife collection, because lately I have been simply acquiri...
by kernelpanic
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Re: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used

Agreed I try to always buy new as its hard to know if the knife was abused by previous owner. But I do prefer my knives once I have allowed some wear to build up.
by kernelpanic
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Re: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used

I will be making a few bow and drill sets tomorrow to practice fire lighting in winter, then I have some work to do in garden so it will soon get some wear :)
by kernelpanic
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used
Replies: 26
Views: 914

Do you Like your Spyderco Mint or Used

I have been using a Delica in rotation with a Fallkniven TK4 as my main locking folders. Ive had the Delica for many years but lost it last week in the woods. I bought a new one at end of the week, but it’s new, shiny and clean :( it doesn’t feel the same as my trusty old Delica. Took me a while to ...
by kernelpanic
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: best steel?
Replies: 61
Views: 2628

Re: best steel?

I can only go on the knives that I have owned but I like VG10 for everyday use and SG2 as my pocket knife whilst doing bushcraft. VG10 is easy to sharpen in field and takes a pretty good edge, SG2 is on another level and is pretty tough compared to zdp from my experience.
Kev
by kernelpanic
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Delica 5
Replies: 86
Views: 5677

Re: Your Delica 5

Deep pocket carry wire clip (but not shiny something dull coloured so it doesn’t stand out). Matt textured FRN similar to what Fallkniven use on their folders with synthetic handles. Offers good grip and less places for crud to build up. Laminated sgps steel ( I love this steel) and prefer it to zip...
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS

Same here, no autos in the UK. I like the idea of them from an engineering point of view, but I think even if I could edc one I wouldn’t.
Kev
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS

I don’t abuse my knives, but my current Delica is a Saber grind and I do like the confidence the extra thickness in the blade and tip gives me.
Kev
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS

Sounds like FFG is the best way to go. Only two things that make me want to go Saber are the stronger tip and that it looks nicer :)
Kev
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS

A lot of Enduras and Pacific Salts go to the Military. sal I’m adding an Endura to my Christmas list as I’m keen to try one out and see how they compare to a Delica. If it’s performance is similar to the Delica I can see why it would be popular with military. If any friends ever ask me to recommend...
by kernelpanic
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS

A lot of Enduras and Pacific Salts go to the Military. sal I’m adding an Endura to my Christmas list as I’m keen to try one out and see how they compare to a Delica. If it’s performance is similar to the Delica I can see why it would be popular with military. If any friends ever ask me to recommend...
by kernelpanic
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Spyderco used by Navy SEAL and British SAS

500Nitro wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:38 pm
I'll ask a mate who was in the other US Tier 1 force what he used and if many carried Spydies. He was also in one of the Ranger units, I think 75th (the one that parachuted into Point Salines).
Thanks, that would be great.
Kev

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