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by Albatross
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Feasability of partially DLC'd blades (just ricasso and pivot areas)
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Feasability of partially DLC'd blades (just ricasso and pivot areas)

Let me start by saying, I don't own any dlc blades, and have no interest in them. Personally, I've avoided dlc, especially on non-stainless steels, because quite a few people have found corrosion UNDER the coating. Non-stainless steels, in my opinion, are actually safer without the coating. Oil can...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Analysis of Recent M390 CATRA Testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Analysis of Recent M390 CATRA Testing

No idea how accurate this is, but it's what I've used for micron to grit conversions. http://www.rahulgladwin.com/docs/micron-to-grit-conversion.php Thank you I found this site as well and it is very close. Wicked edges declarations of micron size are all over the place. https://www.gemsociety.org/...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Feasability of partially DLC'd blades (just ricasso and pivot areas)
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Feasability of partially DLC'd blades (just ricasso and pivot areas)

Let me start by saying, I don't own any dlc blades, and have no interest in them. Personally, I've avoided dlc, especially on non-stainless steels, because quite a few people have found corrosion UNDER the coating. Non-stainless steels, in my opinion, are actually safer without the coating. Oil can ...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sent Brouwer in for bottoming out lock. Returned completely untouched
Replies: 48
Views: 2786

Re: Sent Brouwer in for bottoming out lock. Returned completely untouched

I've peened the lockbar on a Delica before. It definitely eliminated all lock rock. I would be willing to bet lock bar insert peening would be much easier, given the thinner material, compared to a back lock. It's worth a try. I don't see why it wouldn't work very well and take only a few minutes, w...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Analysis of Recent M390 CATRA Testing
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Analysis of Recent M390 CATRA Testing

No idea how accurate this is, but it's what I've used for micron to grit conversions.


http://www.rahulgladwin.com/docs/micron ... ersion.php
by Albatross
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 fans rejoice!
Replies: 107
Views: 7556

Re: K390 fans rejoice!

Wanimator wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:24 pm
How about a Tatanka aha
That would be awesome.
by Albatross
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 fans rejoice!
Replies: 107
Views: 7556

Re: K390 fans rejoice!

Scratches and symmetry don't bother me. Cut some cardboard with VG10 and you'll see a bunch of scratches. I like my laminated blades and my non-laminated blades. I'm happy with both and neither is a deal breaker. If anyone dislikes the scratches, the flip side of this is that the lamination steel is...
by Albatross
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is detail work????
Replies: 54
Views: 5630

Re: What is detail work????

Manix, Stretch 2, Shaman, Sage, Chaparral, Para 3, Para Military 2, Native, Lil’ Native, Dragonfly, Cali, Chicago, Efficient, Emphasis, Insistent, Kiwi, Oroboros, Parata, Perrin, Q-Ball, Smock. These have choils. Many are staples in Spyderco’s lineup. Many others don’t have choils. There are option...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is detail work????
Replies: 54
Views: 5630

Re: What is detail work????

Sincere question. I see this a lot in reviews and such. "This knife allows you to choke up for detail work" or "I'm glad it has a finger school for detail work." Then the reviewer or whoever holds the knife by the choil and makes light, whispy cutting motions with the tip. When do you ever cut like...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM M4 edc fixed blade
Replies: 37
Views: 3745

Re: CPM M4 edc fixed blade

I would definitely buy a Street Beat in M4, K390, 4V, or Rex45. I have tried carrying a fixed blade for general use, but it always felt more cumbersome than any folding knife. If we see a SB in M4 or equivalent(ish) steel, I will give fixed blade carry another shot. If it doesn't work out, I will ha...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 220
Views: 13239

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

I wonder if this will be another slow burn, or a fast sellout. Most people like the k390, but shy away when it comes to BentoBox. Their M390 exclusives have sat for longer than I expected, but inflated prices, shipping cost, and return policy explain the slow sales. Who would have imagined any plac...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2091

Re: To M4 or not to M4...

I find M4 ti be the dram cutter with astounding edge retention, but the cpm-20cv is growing on me. I got severely spoiled with a Gayle Bradley2 with the weight, smoothness, stunning machining, and solid feel. After that I wanted another Spyderco in that quality but Alas, just plastic handles with t...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Choose my knife (or my fate) for 4 days!
Replies: 91
Views: 2306

Re: Choose my knife (or my fate) for 4 days!

Military! I don’t have Pacific Salt, and Endura, although a nice knife, does not have the ergonomics and the comfortable grip of the Military. Not sure who mentioned it, but I don’t see how the Endura’s tip is more robust than the one on the Military? The Endura tip definitely IS more robust than t...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Authorized Dealers??
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: Authorized Dealers??

I'm surprised so many have never heard of Knife Connection. I suppose they are more popular amongst the fixed blade crowd. I think you hit the nail on the head. I heard about them through a fixed blade forum, but rarely, if ever hear about them anywhere else. It's too bad, they're awesome to buy fr...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a ZDP Endura?
Replies: 33
Views: 785

Re: Replacing a ZDP Endura?

May I ask: How is the blade of the Police "thinner than an Endura blade"? Both are 3mm in blade stock.. Or do you mean "thinner behind the edge from the factory" or something like this? .118" (2.99 mm) on the Police and .125" (3.175 mm) on the Endura. Spyderco rounds the mm size, but these numbers ...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Choose my knife (or my fate) for 4 days!
Replies: 91
Views: 2306

Re: Choose my knife (or my fate) for 4 days!

I believe it. Pacific Salts have been with me for over 3,000 miles of bike camping and they were more than enough. Even carried a PE version for a 1,200 mile in >2 weeks trip and didn't have to sharpen it :D Dude, that sounds like fun. What kind of bike? Oh and to stay on topic, I voted for the Mil...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a ZDP Endura?
Replies: 33
Views: 785

Re: Replacing a ZDP Endura?

[quote=jdw post_id=1364629 time=1570054925 ...... The blade is also thinner than an Endura's blade, giving an advantage in slicing efficiency to the Police. May I ask: How is the blade of the Police "thinner than an Endura blade"? Both are 3mm in blade stock.. Or do you mean "thinner behind the edg...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a ZDP Endura?
Replies: 33
Views: 785

Re: Replacing a ZDP Endura?

I really am warming up to the idea of the K390 Police. That's a good price and it seems to be the most similar to what I expect blade performance wise. Thanks much. You're welcome. If you get one, let us know how you like it. If you get an Endura, let us know which one and how you like it. Both are...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Choose my knife (or my fate) for 4 days!
Replies: 91
Views: 2306

Re: Choose my knife (or my fate) for 4 days!

My vote was for the Military. For what you're doing, it sounds like a big blade might be more versatile, handling large and small tasks more efficiently than a smaller blade. The toughness of the knife should work well for you. Good luck and have fun. I'll be looking for pictures when you return.
by Albatross
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a ZDP Endura?
Replies: 33
Views: 785

Re: Replacing a ZDP Endura?

SG2 can't compete with Zdp-189 as far as edge retention. It does sharpen and strop easily, and is more stainless, but you'll notice the decrease in edge longevity. As others have said, Hap40 is a good option. It still lags behind zdp-189 in edge retention, but is tougher and more stable at the edge....

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