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by soc_monki
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1904

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

I tried going with a coarse bevel and polished micro... I didn't like it. I do like a polished bevel and coarser micro though. Grabs and cuts, but slides nicely through material. I am experimenting with not polishing my main bevel as much (brown rod finish) and it works well. So I pretty much stop w...
by soc_monki
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1647
Views: 217847

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

ferider wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:26 am
Very nice :) If you like that ZT95, you'll like the Manix 2 and vice versa, I think.
I have a Manix 2, and I love it dearly! :D
by soc_monki
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1647
Views: 217847

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

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by soc_monki
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1647
Views: 217847

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6VBPG8C/0/31fb5961/X3/i-6VBPG8C-X3.jpg I just picked up a 0095bw myself! Went to st Nick's Knives in Florence and checked it, a 462cf, and a drunken out. The 462cf is on my radar, it was really nice! The drunken was pretty amazing, but I couldn't justify it. The ...
by soc_monki
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I checked out a Drunken today...
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: So I checked out a Drunken today...

Hah I would feel the same way...especially after paying what it costs lol Yea... I mean, if I can find one for about 50% of new I might jump on it. So I think my limit is about 200 bucks, give or take a little. I use all my ZTs and my amalgam and BBS pm2... No worries about them. But that drunken.....
by soc_monki
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I checked out a Drunken today...
Replies: 2
Views: 328

So I checked out a Drunken today...

And my goodness is it a beautiful and amazingly well made knife. Very nice to hold, so smooth opening. So light and thin! And realized I'll probably never own one for the simple fact I don't think I could ever bring myself to actually use it. It was just too pretty, and I would just take it out to f...
by soc_monki
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker rod maintenance
Replies: 36
Views: 2661

Re: Sharpmaker rod maintenance

I've used the white eraser and bkf with scotchbrite pads. The eraser works in a pinch, but I feel the bar keepers friend works just a little better and gets them completely clean.

I heard the magic erasers work as well, never tried it though.
by soc_monki
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker experience
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Sharpmaker experience

I find the diamond rods essential for SE. Don't typically use them for PE since I already have diamond bench stones that cut faster. You can save a lot of time by leaving the diamond rod finish on your bevel and ony polishing the microbevel. Anything you polish behind the apex is purely cosmetic. I...
by soc_monki
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker experience
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Sharpmaker experience

I find the diamond rods essential for SE. Don't typically use them for PE since I already have diamond bench stones that cut faster. You can save a lot of time by leaving the diamond rod finish on your bevel and ony polishing the microbevel. Anything you polish behind the apex is purely cosmetic. I...
by soc_monki
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker experience
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Sharpmaker experience

How do those of you who use the diamond rods for the sharpmaker like them? I have the old discontinued Diamond plated duck foot sharpening stone by spyderco but am not impressed with it so I am wondering how the newer diamond rods are by comparison. Thanks. When my microbevel starts looking too big...
by soc_monki
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 pm2 Launch Shenanigans
Replies: 28
Views: 4099

Re: K390 pm2 Launch Shenanigans

I got what I wanted from BBS (dlc m390 pm2) but I'd bite again if they commissioned a black and blue manix 2...
by soc_monki
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with knife steel question...
Replies: 44
Views: 3501

Re: Newbie with knife steel question...

For construction I'd pick a Manix. The PM2 is great, I have 2 (standard S30v and a BBS black/blue m390), but the manix is a tank. Thicker at the tip. I wish BBS would do a black/blue m390 manix, I'd be all over it! Either would be fine, honestly. Just depends on if you want a more tanky knife (manix...
by soc_monki
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

Re: S30V

I'm happy with spydercos S30v. Never had a problem sharpening it on my sharpmaker, and now that I'm staying with the brown stones for the microbevel it's sharp enough for anything I need, and cuts like a hot knife through butter. Recently I thinned the edge of my para 3 with my sharpmaker, starting ...
by soc_monki
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1647
Views: 217847

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

I really like that 0470! That, and maybe 0460, are probably the only other current production ZTs I'd like to have. I have an 0450 that I really like so the 0460 will probably never happen. I liked the 470 so much I got another one as a backup.. Lol it's really that good to me. I never had any love...
by soc_monki
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1647
Views: 217847

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

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Didn't post a picture earlier!
by soc_monki
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1647
Views: 217847

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Yep, I like it more than the Shaman. Just as comfortable but it locks your hand in better. More cutting edge. Edge feels like it is as thin as the Shaman's except maybe at the tip. I like a backlock more than a compression too. Very comfortable. I do wish they would bring the hollow grind back for ...
by soc_monki
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you sharpen your babys
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: How often do you sharpen your babys

Depends... I don't like them getting dull because that means I need to put more time into them later. Generally if they get to the point where I feel they aren't that they don't have that stupid sharp feeling anymore ill hit the sharpmaker and bring that edge back. Usually just a few swipes will do....
by soc_monki
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is this a fake?
Replies: 28
Views: 1547

Re: Is this a fake?

I cannot afford a new one now, so will look into buying a used one off Ebay. Will probably post here if I find one and have any questions about its authenticity! There is a high probability of getting a fake on ebay too so be careful there. He should do research on how to tell the difference, bigge...
by soc_monki
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone taken apart the new Smock?
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Anyone taken apart the new Smock?

Smock is a bearing flipper right? It wouldn't need cqi like the Kapara did on the pivot I assume. Actually, the Kapara probably didn't need cqi either, except I guess people wanted it to have action more like a PM2. But I believe the bushing pivot is superior so maybe it should have had it from the ...
by soc_monki
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spidie next? The Taiwanese conundrum
Replies: 16
Views: 955

Re: Which Spidie next? The Taiwanese conundrum

I'm for the Amalgam, because it's my favorite spyderco! I would like a Kapara, but I'm not really into the smock... Maybe I would be if I tried one but the design just doesn't grab me.

Carry my amalgam all the time though, like right now!

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