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by Danvp
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SPY27 Manix 2 Lightweight
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: SPY27 Manix 2 Lightweight

Just touched up my new Manix 2 SPY27 after cutting some cardboard boxes into little pieces. I am impressed with the ease of sharpening and result!!! It took me less then 2 minutes on the medium rods to raise a burr on two sides (15 dps) and deburr it. Did not reprofile the knife. I usually reprofile...
by Danvp
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Micarta Scales
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Para 3 Micarta Scales

By "tuning" what exactly did you have to do? When i assembled the knife again with the new scales, i put the screws back in in a pre-defined order and on the non-lock side first. 1. Pivot screw 2. Stop pin screw 3. Frame screw On the lock-side i tighten the pivot screw just to my liking. The blade ...
by Danvp
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Pairs: Reviews and Reflections
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: Spyderco Pairs: Reviews and Reflections

I've also been pairing up SE and PE quite a bit and it's also tool steel and stainless. Here's my current favorite combo: https://i.imgur.com/35wL4pp.jpg I always have a MuleTeam with me as well :D I am resisting those two... A very nice combo indeed! Which one do you use the most and recommend to ...
by Danvp
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Micarta Scales
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Para 3 Micarta Scales

Never experienced any lock stick on any of my 15 para 2 and 3's. Also did not know that it could occur on a compression lock knife. What i do know is that the tolerances on the custom scales are very limited. As Warstein mentioned when the scales are hollowed out a bit off, the liners wont fit prope...
by Danvp
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Pairs: Reviews and Reflections
Replies: 31
Views: 1055

Re: Spyderco Pairs: Reviews and Reflections

Not fair to ask only for a ‘pair’ of knives. I know I have a problem because I like to carry as many knives as possible. In pocket, don’t want to scare the people around me. The ones I carry the most lately are the dragonfly 2 ZDP and my Cruwear PM2 both plain edge. I am not really a fan of serrated...
by Danvp
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why did you join?
Replies: 127
Views: 2410

Re: Why did you join?

This question is fairly easy why I joined this forum and still participate. It is the combination of shared ‘real’ knowledge, combined with the respectful way the forum members treat each other. I do not post much due to my busy business and family life. However, I like to hang around often and read...
by Danvp
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of S45VN, cf S30V?
Replies: 33
Views: 1410

Re: What is the purpose of S45VN, cf S30V?

In use I really can’t tell the difference between S30V and S45VN. To much variables determining the actual behavior of the steel. Not the least my (poor) sharpening skills. I like both steels... they are well balanced. So is VG10, S35VN, Elmax,...
by Danvp
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: STIFF STIFF STIFF Chaparral
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Re: STIFF STIFF STIFF Chaparral

Don’t worry. It will break in and it will be easy to operate from there. I have two, CF and FRN. They both took a ‘little’ longer to break in than my other lockbacks. Now they unlock really smooth. A little patience (and opening and closing a lot) helps.
by Danvp
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Sharpmaker Questions

I have the same issue with sharpening on the flats. Tend to pivot the blade a bit on every stroke. I am aware it is due to my bad technique. However, using the pointy side of the triangle rods is also fine I experienced. I have sharpened dozens of knives this way. Spyderco’s and other brands. Works ...
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: 1673

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: 1673

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: 92
Views: 8335

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 626

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: 2538

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: 279
Views: 20179

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...

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