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by soc_monki
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker - Profile ZT 0920
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Sharpmaker - Profile ZT 0920

I use my diamond rods all the time to reprofile blades. 8cr13mov, m390, 20cv...none of it stands a chance. Some take longer than others but stay consistent, take breaks if need be, and you'll be done before you know it. Just watch the pressure! You don't need a whole lot, and you can speed up the pr...
by soc_monki
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1868
Views: 229556

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

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Picked up a classic today. The original! The Buck 110!

Need to pick up a thumbstud for it... :D
by soc_monki
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.
Replies: 32
Views: 1608

Re: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.

The Southard and the Zulu had great hollow grinds. I don't think the ZT slicer grind is hollow. It is not. It is a flat grind. Not a ffg, and it's rather thick bte, but after reprofiling mine to 30 degrees she slices just fine! Love the feel of the 562, Hinderer is great with ergos. I wonder what a...
by soc_monki
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What ever happened to Elmax
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: What ever happened to Elmax

I’m not sure one man has the power to discredit a steel. Maybe not... But it seems everywhere you turn and someone brings up zero tolerance and elmax, someone inevitably points back to one man. So, one man didn't do it, but he started the ball rolling and even after he disappeared, people continue ...
by soc_monki
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20698

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I think it's important to go very very light when dealing with the apex, and the more acute the angle the more important. The denim stropping I refer to is usually on my pant leg, and just to clean any residuals from the apex. I acually also do this in between every few strokes on my final stone/pl...
by soc_monki
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finer CBN/diamond rods for the sharpmaker?
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Finer CBN/diamond rods for the sharpmaker?

I think we need a coarser stone myself. The diamonds aren't bad, but something that could really hog off metal would be welcome. I wouldn't be against finer ones either, but I think refining the diamond finish a little with the brown rods works well. I think they're coarse enough, but being limited...
by soc_monki
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finer CBN/diamond rods for the sharpmaker?
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Finer CBN/diamond rods for the sharpmaker?

I think we need a coarser stone myself. The diamonds aren't bad, but something that could really hog off metal would be welcome. I wouldn't be against finer ones either, but I think refining the diamond finish a little with the brown rods works well.
by soc_monki
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What ever happened to Elmax
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Re: What ever happened to Elmax

He's thinking jdavis882, who said many questionable things, many seemingly untrue, and disappeared after some questionable dealings. Elmax is fine. The supposed problem was that zero tolerance had a bad heat treat and the blades underperformed. Which apparently they did have a short run of bad blade...
by soc_monki
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20698

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

The coarse side of my Norton JB8 is for hogging off metal fast, like repairing damage, thinning, and reseting bevels. I find it invaluable for this. As I approach apexing, I lighten the pressure considerably to minimize flexing, which is damaging, then go to the finer side with light pressure to co...
by soc_monki
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20698

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Although I have a lot of accumulated sharpening stuff, those two are what I've used 99% of the time for 30 years. I think it's time to get a sharpmaker with all the rods, just because... and have never owned one. Thanks for talking me into it. I kept reading about how the crystolon was a classic st...
by soc_monki
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20698

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I've been using a lansky with some diamond stones for reprofiling, and my sharpmaker for maintenance, and some reprofiling with the diamond rods. Also have a smith's tri-hone that I haven't used much. Well, I decided I want to actually freehand because systems have limitations. So I worked on sharpe...
by soc_monki
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix Observations (C95 vs XL)
Replies: 32
Views: 1486

Re: Manix Observations (C95 vs XL)

I want one...if it's as good as it looks I think I would get rid of my cold steel ad10... Well maybe not, but it would be a nice addition to my big folders!
by soc_monki
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 1070

Re: Sharpies

kiwisailor wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:30 pm

You will probably scratch the screen.. :mad:
Screens been broken for a few years now, no big deal! :D
by soc_monki
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: a better way to convert dog years to human years
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: a better way to convert dog years to human years

All well and good... But what about cats? ;)
by soc_monki
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 1070

Re: Sharpies

Nope... I carry a pen, pencil, milwaukee markzall (better than a sharpie), and a notepad at work. Outside of work no thanks. I take notes on my phone if I need to, and have my knives. I may carry a pen if I think I might need one, but my wife is usually with me and she carries pens and whatnot... Th...
by soc_monki
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1868
Views: 229556

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

I've found that knife intriguing at that discounted price at KnifeWorks. What do you think of it? Honestly, it is amazing, especially for the price! 4 inches of m390, centered blade, very smooth out of the box, good edge bevel and it was sharp out of the box as well. Not spyderco sharp, but it woul...
by soc_monki
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1868
Views: 229556

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

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by soc_monki
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifejoy Exclusive Para Military 2
Replies: 173
Views: 9477

Re: Knifejoy Exclusive Para Military 2

Give it to me dlc, and maybe I'll bite...
by soc_monki
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: There's something missing here...
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: There's something missing here...

True that zt and Kershaw are owned by a Japanese company, but think of the number of people employed here in the US by them. It's the same argument I have with people in my trade, that yes Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru are all Japanese brands, and the money goes back to Japan, but think of the amoun...
by soc_monki
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3434

Re: Your "return ethics"?

I've only returned one knife so far... My smoky mountain knife works blackout Kershaw Bareknuckle in 20cv. Blade was warped. Awaiting the exchange but it is worth it. Thing was perfect aside from the warp. Great detent, and after a drop of kpl on the detent track super smooth closing action. It was ...

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