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by soc_monki
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Z-Wear Sprint - General Discussion & Support thread - (not alerts)
Replies: 165
Views: 6954

Re: Shaman Z-Wear Sprint - General Discussion & Support thread - (not alerts)

Has anyone else noticed a scratching noise when they open and close their shaman? I have a noise that appears to be coming from the compression lock rubbing on the blade when opening and closing. I tried oiling the detent ball but it still makes a scratching noise. I don’t know whether or not it is...
by soc_monki
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife sharpening kit recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Knife sharpening kit recommendations?

I forgot you grabbed one the same day I did! It's a pretty nifty little sharpener for the price isn't it? I evened up the bevels on my 52100 Manix with some free time the past couple days. I left it with a coarse finish from freehand sharpening on my DMT stones, decided to put it on the Worksharp t...
by soc_monki
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife sharpening kit recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Knife sharpening kit recommendations?

I just got a worksharp precision adjust sharpener. It's like an improved lansky. Have only played with it a little bit on a Persistence, but so far I'm pretty impressed. Much easier to use than a Lansky. If you don't want to freehand, the worksharp or sharpmaker would be my suggestion.
by soc_monki
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shamen voodoo heresy?
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Shamen voodoo heresy?

I don't understand why people change the scales and grind off the nub... I think the Shaman is perfect as is! I love Sal's handle shapes. They're the only ones that fit my hand perfectly, and no fingers are left hanging. I really get annoyed when I grab a knife handle and my middle finger isn't touc...
by soc_monki
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

Pete may also not get through all the fatigued steel at the apex, and these 2 knives are into clean steel. That can account for some increase in retention. I remember watching an outpost video on the benchmade super Freek (m4) and spyderco manix 2 (m4) and it took 16 sharpenings to get to good steel...
by soc_monki
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

Watched the videos, really surprised at the results! Kind of weird to have a coarse finish on one side and fine on the other. I've been experimenting using an extra coarse or coarse diamond stone and then refining a little with a spyderco medium. Very bitey but fine at the same time. Don't know if I...
by soc_monki
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Zombie knife
Replies: 27
Views: 557

Re: Zombie knife

Definitely the Apokatana. One of my guys gave me one a couple years ago. https://zombietools.net/products/the-apokatana The maker's website is hilarious and definitely worth reading through. Some of the zombie apocalypse quips are real gems. Seriously jealous. Maybe one of these days I can convince...
by soc_monki
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Zombie knife
Replies: 27
Views: 557

Re: Zombie knife

The logic of politicians, especially british politicians, continues to astound. I know my country has problems, but being told I can't carry a knife because it has a lock or has too long a blade ain't one of em! And I can carry my pistol as well... However, in the wake of a Zombie Apocolypse, I don'...
by soc_monki
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Upper Tier Sharpening Systems?
Replies: 31
Views: 1901

Re: Upper Tier Sharpening Systems?

Has anyone here tried the Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener?! https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/precision-adjust-knife-sharpener/ I'm getting one to try. I always liked my lansky, but got tired of its quirks and limitations. This system will have limitations as well, b...
by soc_monki
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Upper Tier Sharpening Systems?
Replies: 31
Views: 1901

Re: Upper Tier Sharpening Systems?

Has anyone here tried the Work Sharp Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener?! https://www.worksharptools.com/shop/sharpeners/manual/precision-adjust-knife-sharpener/ I'm getting one to try. I always liked my lansky, but got tired of its quirks and limitations. This system will have limitations as well, b...
by soc_monki
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

More pictures! This is after the snow we got last night. Good snow too, perfect for snowballs! Got my wife with one... She was not impressed!

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by soc_monki
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 658
Views: 55545

Re: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread

Still missing out. *sigh* I'm not paying flipper prices. Will wait and see if I can snag one.
by soc_monki
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

More coming for us. Been off work all week because of the possibility of tripping equipment while highly loaded, and of course it would take me forever to get to Nashville so... Lol Going to get the kid shortly before the storm moves back in. Haven't seen him in days but his papaw is taking good car...
by soc_monki
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 658
Views: 55545

Re: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread

And I missed again... :(
by soc_monki
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

Don't risk such a beautiful car!! I love those things! The focus? Or the altima? Lol I had to sell the Z a couple of years ago. Still breaks my heart. Daytona blue, 6 speed, nismo v1 wing and stune exhaust. I will probably get another one day! My bad, I totally read that wrong! I saw 350Z and got i...
by soc_monki
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:11 pm
Don't risk such a beautiful car!! I love those things!
The focus? Or the altima? Lol I had to sell the Z a couple of years ago. Still breaks my heart. Daytona blue, 6 speed, nismo v1 wing and stune exhaust. I will probably get another one day!
by soc_monki
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

More pictures! I know this thing isn't a big deal to members in the north and northeast, but this is a big deal here in the south! I can drive in these conditions, have done it multiple times. It takes smoothness, no quick inputs, and planning ahead. I even drove my 350z, with no driving aids and no...
by soc_monki
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

Update! It's cold, ice still coming down, roads are completely covered. We still have power, and if we do lose it, we are a block away from the Poco and the hospital is down the street, fire and police dept a block away. We'd get power back quickly. It's been quiet, no cracking trees yet. We have on...
by soc_monki
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

I was digging out my car today and was relieved when a nice gentleman in a backhoe drove by and helped with the last stretch of 2+ feet of snow. :) :spyder: I do not envy you! I'm off work at least tomorrow, probably Tuesday as well, thanks to this storm. No going anywhere for me. I'm glad to stay ...
by soc_monki
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter Storm 2021!
Replies: 67
Views: 2275

Re: Winter Storm 2021!

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:09 pm
You must live in the south, south east? I wake up to this or worse everyday for 3 months straight :p Best of luck, be very cautious of possible downed, live power lines as well!
Correct! Mississippi to be exact. This isn't quite the normal weather here!

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