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by Albatross
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M398 Edge Stability Test
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: M398 Edge Stability Test

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
by Albatross
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

This is as far as I got, before the battery on my Drexel died. We moved into another house a couple months back and I can't find the charger... :eek: When I do, the choil will be widened, the points on the handle will be ground down a bit more, and I plan to modify the end of the handle to be a bit ...
by Albatross
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

Threads like this make me really appreciate Sal and designing so much more. I'm a Hobbit sized male, designing a knife for me and designing a knife that meets Vivi's needs would be near impossible. I picked up a Police LW 4 mostly to see how the choil works on a knife that for me is huge (I shall n...
by Albatross
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

I know there have been requests for a scaled-down Police, but with the P4 G10 going away, what are the odds of a flash batch(or better yet, standard offering) Police, that's smaller, with full liners and G10 ? A smaller Police with a 3 5" blade, K390 or S90V (and carbon fiber scales to keep with tr...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

Hi Paul, The Police 4 is much narrower, with little or no "palm swell" and no "hook" at the butt. It's really surprising how a different length really changes the design. I've been rotating an straight spine Stretch in the 3.5" version and a prototype of the 4" blade version and the 1/2" does make ...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

I'd imagine a 3.5" Police would still offer a full grip behind the choil. Have you considered modding an Endura to have an index choil? The Pacific Salt in my pocket has one in fact. (Waiting too long to finish typing this, I see that Sal already covered the issues with using the Stretch as a surro...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

sal wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Hi Albatross,

If we were to do it, we would make a G-10 version as a test run and then go to FRN, assuming a good response..

sal
That would be great! Hopefully people want it as much as I do. I'll create a poll to see where people stand. Thanks Sal.
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

Police is already the perfect size :cool: It fits my hand better than pretty much any knife out there, but a smaller, more compact blade would be nice to have in addition to the P4. I've noticed even friends and family being intimidated by the size of the Police, and some get quite nervous. If I'm ...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

Police is already the perfect size :cool: It fits my hand better than pretty much any knife out there, but a smaller, more compact blade would be nice to have in addition to the P4. I've noticed even friends and family being intimidated by the size of the Police, and some get quite nervous. If I'm ...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

Hi Albatross, It's a new design any way we go. As mushroom said, scaling down a model, in my opinion. really doesn't work. We've done it a few times when we let the maker create the smaller design. The knife may be smaller, but the hand doesn't get any smaller. sal Thanks for your reply Sal. I'm no...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

Sounds a lot like a back lock Para 2 to me. The Straight Spine Stretch is pretty close to a backlock PM2 LW. If they threw a SSS blade into the G10 Stretch body that would be pretty darn close. Yes, a SSS with full liners and G10 would be the closest to what I'm after. If it's as thin as the P4 han...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

This might have been covered in the past, but do you not consider the Endura and Delica to be the smaller "versions" of the police? I don't, because the handles of the Endura/Delica and Police feel worlds apart (to me) and the Endura/Delica don't have a choil. The Endura blade shape is good, but no...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Re: Another "mini" Police thread?

I will always be adamantly against simply just scaling knives up or down to get a new model. I think it's lazy and deceptive design, but thats just me. The Rookie is pretty much a 3 inch version of the Police. I think a Rookie sprint run in K390/G10 would be very popular. I generally agree with wha...
by Albatross
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another "mini" Police thread?
Replies: 44
Views: 1077

Another "mini" Police thread?

I know there have been requests for a scaled-down Police, but with the P4 G10 going away, what are the odds of a flash batch(or better yet, standard offering) Police, that's smaller, with full liners and G10 ? A smaller Police with a 3 5" blade, K390 or S90V (and carbon fiber scales to keep with tra...
by Albatross
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Lock Stick
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: Manix 2 Lock Stick

Mine has the same clicking, but was never taken apart. From the user reports I've read, it seems like a slight flaw, that has been present in lots of newer Manix releases, from the last year or so. I tried putting pressure on the blade and then tightening the body screws, which did help, but didn't ...
by Albatross
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 24871
Views: 1926889

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

I couldn't finish "Rextober", because the P4 has been incessantly begging to be carried lately. Please excuse the "happy hour" accident, near the heel of the blade. I'm not going to remove any more steel, unnecessarily, so hopefully it's only a few more sharpenings until the bevel is evened out agai...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife and Car
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Knife and Car

Google the 400z that was recently shown as a concept.... Japanese muscle It sure is pretty, but similar to JD Spydo's love of the "golden age" of Spyderco, I'm enamored with what I consider the "golden age(s)" of Japanese sports cars, the 60's-70's and 90's. The 80's weren't kind to most cars. Havi...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite scale color between Burnt Orange or Blurple?
Replies: 41
Views: 862

Re: What is your favorite scale color between Burnt Orange or Blurple?

I voted burnt orange. Truthfully, it's one of my favorite scale colors, but I don’t have any knives with burnt orange scales anymore. As they age and get stains and such, I think they show more personality than some of other colors Spyderco offers. Blurple is interesting, but the way it changes from...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife and Car
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Knife and Car

I had a 240sx with an sr20 turbo swap. I regret letting it go. If I'm doing that over again I'm stepping up to a z32 as well; Twin Turbo. Or now that the r32 is legal to import an RB is calling future me, saying let's go for a ride...... As for the knife I'd have to look into restricted models........
by Albatross
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is H1 work hardening a myth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8351

Re: Is H1 work hardening a myth?

Larrin has an article about H1, and covers the work hardening topic. I shared it in another H1 thread, but I'll add it here as well, in case there are new eyes on this thread.

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/06/24 ... it-works/

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