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by Danvp
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

Unlocking with the tip of your finger is indeed the way to go. I can imagine why the cutout is not a little bit bigger. If the handle stays the same, your finger will hit the edge of the knife when closing. This can be solved by adjusting the handle a bit. However this on its turn will influence the...
by Danvp
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

I think the Kapara is a great design too. However there could be some improvements made to it. I am sure it has been said before. The cut-out for releasing the compression lock is a bit to small for your finger. The CF handles are slippery (dry and wet). These two combined together makes closing the...
by Danvp
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??
Replies: 77
Views: 6853

Re: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??

I voted yes for thin bladestock and handle. Would love to see the blade to be over 3.5 inches.
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-cut sharpening plain edge
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Z-cut sharpening plain edge

All 4 zcuts of mine are fine, but have had other knives that’s had this issue. All eventually straightened out with repeated sharpenings. Some took more metal removal than others. Done! It took me a while to do all the repeated sharpenings at once. The edge is not yet fully repaired, however it is ...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-cut sharpening plain edge
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Z-cut sharpening plain edge

Mine had all kinds of high and low spots to sharpen through. It was a pain especially since the blade likes to flex so much and disappointing for a brand new knife but the price was right and working great now that there's an edge. The flexibility of the knife is barely noticeable when I sharpen it...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-cut sharpening plain edge
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Z-cut sharpening plain edge

It might also be edge burn from over zealous sharpening at the factory. Once you get to metal unaffected by that the edge will likely be okay. I had a knife like that once and got disgusted with it. Someone told me to take the edge down aggressively to get to new metal. I did and all was well after...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-cut sharpening plain edge
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Z-cut sharpening plain edge

Well there is one thing you do want to keep in mind. I used to work in a machine shop with two journeymen who really knew their stuff. And both of them told me that there is no such thing as a true plain edged knife. All knife edges they said had some degree of serrations no matter how well honed t...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-cut sharpening plain edge
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Z-cut sharpening plain edge

I am sharpening my Z-cut plain edge knife today and the edge keeps crumbling. See picture below. When I examine the apex, little microchips are visible. When I ‘reprofile’ the knife on the medium rods of the sharpmaker I hit the apex and remove some steel but the edge with ‘fresh’ steel will crumble...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tasman Salt 2 in LC200N?
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Tasman Salt 2 in LC200N?

Eric told us last Sunday there will be a ‘salt’ series with lightgreen handles and LC200n. If that includes the tasman i don’t know. H1 is great when the edge is serrated. LC200n is better suited for PE. I'm intrigued...that could get me to buy another manix 2 lw. Haven’t seen them around yet. Coul...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 fades into the sunset.....
Replies: 29
Views: 2357

Re: Para 3 fades into the sunset.....

I jumped on the para 3 sprint bandwagon in 2017 and 2018. Now I am still stuck with 5 of them. Already sold a bunch. Since I got my Police 4 LW the para 3 is seeing no pockettime at all. it’s way to small for my taste now. I have more use for larger knives. Interesting how that can shift in a short...
by Danvp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 107
Views: 9851

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Shame on me. I missed this thread multiple times. Don’t one a bushcraft yet. I do have several knives from other company’s and are very interested in a FFG Spyderco with micarta scales and 3V or Cruwear for reasons already mentioned in this thread by others. I like a rough finish of the handle becau...
by Danvp
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 fades into the sunset.....
Replies: 29
Views: 2357

Re: Para 3 fades into the sunset.....

I jumped on the para 3 sprint bandwagon in 2017 and 2018. Now I am still stuck with 5 of them. Already sold a bunch. Since I got my Police 4 LW the para 3 is seeing no pockettime at all. it’s way to small for my taste now. I have more use for larger knives. Interesting how that can shift in a short ...
by Danvp
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut cuts
Replies: 28
Views: 1941

Re: Z-Cut cuts

The Z-cuts are wonderful pieces. I have 3 different flavors. They cut very good what is to be expected due to there thin stock. One of them has some rust on the blade. Not much but it is there. Don’t know how that spot developed. I throw them in the dishwasher after use and don’t bother to rinse the...
by Danvp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Chaparral
Replies: 28
Views: 2029

Re: Micarta Chaparral

The 3 Chaps with wooden handles looked very nice. I saw these prototypes during the Amsterdam meet begin this year. Have them on my wish list since. Hope they will be revealed soon.
by Danvp
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef or Advocate
Replies: 32
Views: 3474

Re: Spydiechef or Advocate

Depends on your needs. The Spydiechef is a great food prep knife and a bit less useful for edc. The advocate is the other way around. I would not buy a knife for the fear of missing out. Instead buy what you need or like to have.
by Danvp
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is my waterway underperforming or do I have unrealistic expectations?
Replies: 27
Views: 2761

Re: Is my waterway underperforming or do I have unrealistic expectations?

Factory edges never are my favorite. Some knives do oke, others not so much. The best way to enjoy your Waterway is to put a fresh edge on it yourself. LC200N is easy to sharpen. As said in previous posts it holds and edge fairly well but don’t expect miracles. I tend to like rolled edges more. They...
by Danvp
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V
Replies: 33
Views: 2295

Re: S30V

S30V is a bit harder to sharpen than VG10 imo. However, not very difficult either. Gets very sharp with just the sharpmaker. I use a steeper angle than 15 by placing something under the sharpmaker. Then microbevel at 15. Make absolutely sure that you hit the apex before the microbevel is set. You fo...
by Danvp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you found the one?
Replies: 89
Views: 6117

Re: Have you found the one?

Only one? I mostly carry 2 or 3 knives at the same time. It can’t be only one for me. I also enjoy the differences to much. I voted other. Not searching for the one.
by Danvp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5144
Views: 501537

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

The police 4 lightweight. Looking forward to it. :)
by Danvp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do I get rid of lock stick?
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: How do I get rid of lock stick?

I have lockstick on my favorite, the Spydiechef. Tried pencil, didn’t work very well. Already opened and closed it for half a year more than 25 times a day. Doesn’t break in. Sure the lock is secure, however I would like the lock to be a bit easier to open. My reference is the titanium framelock of ...

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