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by Albatross
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Re: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?

So, edge retention is not the same as edge stability? Would it be correct to say material (steel chemistry + HT) is the primary contributor to edge retention while sharpening and geometry are the primary contributors to edge stability? Edge retention is how long the blade will stay sharp. Edge stab...
by Albatross
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?

Maybe, but I think it's more down to damage occurring on the factory edge (good reason to sharpen a new knife) or trouble with burr removal, resulting in edge damage. Chipping an edge on zip ties is mostly due to technique. Beyond that, I can't think of many things an average knife user would need t...
by Albatross
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Found this guy on the side of the road
Replies: 29
Views: 2213

Re: Found this guy on the side of the road

Ouch, I feel bad for whoever lost it, but that's a cool find.
by Albatross
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?
Replies: 42
Views: 3945

Re: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?

Thought it'd be helpful to actually see Larrin's data here: https://i.imgur.com/mg6iREM.jpg Resistance to all types of edge damage would presumably be best in steels that are tougher at higher hardnesses/strength, right? Based on that, AEB-L, Niomax, and Nitro-V would stand out. Of the more readily...
by Albatross
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?
Replies: 41
Views: 2768

Re: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?

S30V would serve you best. S110V can be difficult for less experienced sharpeners. I haven't heard it in a while, but people used to complain about not being able to get S110V sharp, or not sharp enough. It's got a tricky burr, when compared to more simple steels, which gives some people a lot of tr...
by Albatross
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 LW slippery
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Para 3 LW slippery

I have the pivot adjust pretty loosely, just like most of my knives. The issue really is just getting past the detent. After that, it's smooth sailing. I thought about sanding, or maybe even routing out a groove with a Dremel. However, I'm afraid of what might happen. In the end, I suppose this is ...
by Albatross
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide!
Replies: 35
Views: 1886

Re: Help me decide!

I voted for the UKPK, because the lighting is pleasing to my eyes and the red G10 looks quite spectacular.
by Albatross
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick intro, and recommendations :)
Replies: 16
Views: 534

Re: Quick intro, and recommendations :)

It looks like you have some great knives there and plan to aquire some more great ones. You're in the best phase of the hobby; the beginning. Enjoy it! Steel on steel is much more of a concern, in regards to washers vs no washers. The Caly lineup is steel on steel, but done in a way that works well....
by Albatross
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 LW slippery
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Para 3 LW slippery

Some 60 or 80 grit sandpaper might help rough up the rounded edges. If your pivot is too tight, it will amplify the issue. Does the blade drop freely, without blade play, once the lock is disengaged? I know there are a lot of people who strongly dislike a free-dropping blade, but if it means the kni...
by Albatross
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I didn't vote, because my preferences have become more nuanced. I have/had all listed lock types and I like them all. I care more about the other aspects of the knife, assuming the lock is sound. I generally use knives with a compression lock, back lock, or cbbl. Spyderco does a great job with all t...
by Albatross
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint/exclusive request
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Sprint/exclusive request

Not to derail your thread and I hope you get what you want, but i'd like to see a new linered P4 as well, just in Cru-carta. Actually, I'd like to see the linered Endura, Delica, Dragonfly and Stretch in this Cru-carta combo as well. I hope they do both for both of our sakes! While I generally pref...
by Albatross
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint/exclusive request
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Sprint/exclusive request

When the Police 4 G10 was discontinued, I thought that was the last of the full steel-linered P4 knives... until the recent KC exclusive. Would it be possible to see the P4 with full liners and S90V as a sprint? If not, I hope there's a dealer out there willing to commission an exclusive run. Orange...
by Albatross
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police HAP40 and Pakkawood: KC Exclusive
Replies: 48
Views: 3108

Re: Police HAP40 and Pakkawood: KC Exclusive

Yes sir! LW K390 will make three :D This one wasn't very "gassy" IMO: https://imgur.com/cYm4cVW.jpg 3 is an even better number! :D Good to know that yours wasn't so stinky. Looks like I'll have to order one this weekend. The Pakkawood series doesn't have a strong phenol smell like the Shaman Dymond...
by Albatross
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police HAP40 and Pakkawood: KC Exclusive
Replies: 48
Views: 3108

Re: Police HAP40 and Pakkawood: KC Exclusive

That looks great but the price seems very high. I believe the Endura went for $145 or so. I know the Police is a larger model but an $80 increase over the Endura seems a bit much. The endura is available still (or again). Knifecenter does additional batches of popular exclusives (what a concept!). ...
by Albatross
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2508
Views: 624322

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

5-by-5 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:54 am
legOFwhat? wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:07 pm
From the srs-15/srs-13 thread :
sal wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:34 pm
We'll do a Mule Team first. Need to see reaction.

sal
What is that thread about? Link?
If you click the arrow on Sal's post, it will bring you to the original thread.
by Albatross
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Triple B/Spyderco Folder
Replies: 52
Views: 3935

Re: Triple B/Spyderco Folder

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:22 am
Albatross wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Will this be the first Golden collaboration? I hope it starts a trend. Can't wait to see what BBB has come up with.
Yojimbo and P’kal plus probably others.
Yojimbo was one I wasn't sure of, since Michael works for Spyderco. Must have been a collaboration prior to his employment.
by Albatross
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Triple B/Spyderco Folder
Replies: 52
Views: 3935

Re: Triple B/Spyderco Folder

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Albatross wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Will this be the first Golden collaboration? I hope it starts a trend. Can't wait to see what BBB has come up with.
The Waterway and Siren are both Golden collaborations.
Thank you. I always forget about the salt knives, although, those are 2 I shouldn't have forgotten about. :eek:
by Albatross
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Vision for the PM2, The XM-18 of Spyderco
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: A Vision for the PM2, The XM-18 of Spyderco

I think some here are confusing customization in the style of like the BM custom shop or that Spyderco offers different versions of the same model with how Hinderer sells *extra* parts that the *user/buyer* installs. Those are quite different. I think the OP is talking about the latter. Going on th...
by Albatross
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Triple B/Spyderco Folder
Replies: 52
Views: 3935

Re: Triple B/Spyderco Folder

Will this be the first Golden collaboration? I hope it starts a trend. Can't wait to see what BBB has come up with.
by Albatross
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Vision for the PM2, The XM-18 of Spyderco
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: A Vision for the PM2, The XM-18 of Spyderco

Often times the locking mechanism needs to be swapped along with the blade. It doesn't always cause an issue, but I've done quite a few swaps, and often the locking mechanisms didn't mate up to the swapped blade as nicely as the stock blade. I thought there was talk of a custom shop in the works, or...

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