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by soc_monki
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New York State: Biggest USA Knife Making State?
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: New York State: Biggest USA Knife Making State?

They probably chose new York because of the fact it was (and still is?) a major port. Easy to get raw materials. Nowadays it isn't as big a deal, but back in the day being in close proximity to where the material comes in, and being able to quickly get it to where it is needed, was crucial. Large or...
by soc_monki
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Watu vs. Deka

The patent on the lock expired, so anyone can use it now. However the AXIS trademark is Benchmades only, so others have to call it something else, such as Hogue calling it the ABLE lock. It is pretty much the same, and the only difference I can tell is Hogue leaves a lot more room for wear. I doubt ...
by soc_monki
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Watu vs. Deka

Ritter is heavy for my tastes. Though again seems like a great value. I suppose it is yet to be seen how well they are heat treating their 20cv, but most anecdotes seem to be positive, as does yours. Generally when doing the type of work you’re describing I use a fix blade, as I have an unjustifiab...
by soc_monki
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica S90V
Replies: 11
Views: 1026

Re: Delica S90V

I don't have an s90v spyderco, but I do have an s90v benchmade. S90 is not too bad if you have the right equipment. Diamond stones. The sharpmaker will work with the cbn or diamond rods but freehanding is so much faster. However, I've found that s90v, having a ton of carbide, does not do the hair po...
by soc_monki
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1408

Re: Watu vs. Deka

Get both, and throw on a Ritter RSK as well and support Doug and Knife Rights! I used my Ritter yesterday trimming tree branches in the yard. Very comfortable, and that 20cv blade took it all in stride, stayed sharp, and I touched it up this morning with my spyderco medium and fine ceramic stones. I...
by soc_monki
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2089

Re: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

VIVI'S BACK!!! Hurray!
by soc_monki
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1873

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

The pivot is not pinned, so it would also be possible to take the blade out entirely. I have never done this though so I can't say how difficult it would be to reassemble. I do this on my Benchmades all the time so I don't have to fiddle with the axis lock! Sometimes can be a bit fiddly to get back...
by soc_monki
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1873

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

The pivot is not pinned, so it would also be possible to take the blade out entirely. I have never done this though so I can't say how difficult it would be to reassemble. I do this on my Benchmades all the time so I don't have to fiddle with the axis lock! Sometimes can be a bit fiddly to get back...
by soc_monki
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Support Club
Replies: 101
Views: 6654

Re: S30V Support Club

zhyla wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Ease of sharpening? Are you guys using the same S30V as I am? S30V is a great steel but it is noticeably harder to sharpen than other midrange steels like VG-10.
Have you ever sharpened s90v? S30 feels like 8cr13mov after S90!
by soc_monki
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Support Club
Replies: 101
Views: 6654

Re: S30V Support Club

Been using my shaman a LOT. 2 straight weeks, did a bathroom renovation, been doing work in the yard outside, new wiring for the bathroom for a fan... The Shaman has seen it all. I have almost completely gotten rid of the factory grind lines on the edge, and today I was trimming a bit off a tree bra...
by soc_monki
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Its a new "Golden Age"
Replies: 35
Views: 2433

Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Even others like zt are switching to 20cv as their main steel offering (have you guys seen that new 0707? wicked thing!) That thing has tempted me multiple times this week! Watched a couple reviews on it too. Definitely a sweet knife! I'm remaining strong and refraining from buying it, telling myse...
by soc_monki
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12191

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Mine just showed up. This is the first Manix 2 XL that I have owned but the lock seems awfully difficult/stiff to unlock and the knife clicks while opening. Is this normal? I guess this probably was a return to BladeHQ... Both my xl and my regular manix 2 click. It doesn't affect anything. The lock...
by soc_monki
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody still use CASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 2477

Re: Anybody still use CASH?

Nope, not usually. I may have 20 bucks on me, but other than that if I lose my wallet I lose my cash. Than ain't happening. My bank does not charge me for checking or using my debit card. I have had my card information stolen a few times (twice in one year at 2 different gas stations lol) and I had ...
by soc_monki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s the Next Hype Knife to Look Out for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3225

Re: What’s the Next Hype Knife to Look Out for?

It's going to bee a copper Shaman in damascus steel. Just kidding, that would be crazy though. Eric said the copper pm2 was such a hassle because they had to be very careful to not let the copper patina, which happens almost instantly. Real PITA. He said he would rather not do another copper anythi...
by soc_monki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GAME & KNIFE
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Re: GAME & KNIFE

I will always prefer carts to disc/digital. Now, though, my biggest issue is the DRM that is in everything. Ugh! "What? Offline? Sorry, we can't be sure you bought it. So, you can't play it until you connect to the internet and we verify that you actually purchased it." I'll take blowing out the ca...
by soc_monki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker ?
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Sharpmaker ?

When you get one, get the diamond or cbn rods to go with it. Watch the included video as well! Lots of good information and history there as well as tips on using the sharpmaker. I feel the sharpmaker should come with diamond or cbn rods and medium. I stop at medium anyway (now a bench stone since I...
by soc_monki
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GAME & KNIFE
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Re: GAME & KNIFE

Soc - DEFINITELY no Oddjob rule! So funny EVERYONE had that rule. When I would go to other friends houses outside of our neighborhood, that rule still stood haha. He was a cheat, man! Funny how so many people complain about games being updated so often nowadays. "we used to have games that were com...
by soc_monki
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GAME & KNIFE
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Re: GAME & KNIFE

I run dungeons with my wife on Final Fantasy 14, sometimes. I used to play WoW a long time ago(2004?), but I generally play single player stuff these days. I should say I play wow classic. I quit playing around mists of pandaria, then classic came out and here I am again! I play the one with my wif...
by soc_monki
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GAME & KNIFE
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Re: GAME & KNIFE

No games can beat Mike Tyson's Punchout or Tecmo Bowl (NES) and Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo 64) This isn't debatable, it's facts. :D We hooked up our original Nintendo for my 6-year-old son when we were hiding out at our cabin. He played Mario Bros for about 20 minutes before he decided it was dumb, th...
by soc_monki
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GAME & KNIFE
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Re: GAME & KNIFE

Playing an mmo with the wife called black desert online. I also enjoy wow, grand theft auto, elite dangerous, and assetto corsa (I love racing Sims!) Used to play I racing too, but just don't have the time to put into it these days. Oh, and of course the elder scrolls and fallout franchises. I can s...

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