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by RustyIron
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?
Replies: 20
Views: 511

Re: ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?

Holy cow. Some of you gentlemen are wound up and serious. Lighten up, boys. We're just here to have fun and talk about knives. Geez.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?
Replies: 20
Views: 511

ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?

Edit:
Sorry. Too many people getting too serious and bringing me down.

Moderator:
Delete this if you like.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I attribute this to both the SM rods and the steel, as I've used a brown rod in the past and was pleasantly surprised with its cutting speed. I couldn't match the bevel perfectly, but it got very sharp very quickly. I'll be getting lots of practice with the rods, since I consider any serrated knife...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Ok, I'll join in. It might be fun to compare and maybe get some new ideas. I like to work on an Edge Pro Professional. My focus has changed recently. In the past, my primary goal was getting a fine, mirror-like edge. My finer stones are a 2k blue speckled, a 5k bamboo, and an 8k speckled ume. From t...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 47
Views: 1162

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

Well I don’t mind sharpening knives I don’t have time to sit down and just do that for no reason. I have the skill to put an edge on a blade that is far superior to how it comes from the factory, so I do it. I've also structured my life so that there is time to do anything that I choose. For those ...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sticker Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 781

Re: Spyderco Sticker Woes

I've not got a solitary sticker from any seller. Granted, I really want knives, so... Seems like a relatively inexpensive advertising tool. After all, a clip sticking out of a pocket doesn't get a casual observer to think, "****, I'd better look in to buying one of those Spyderco knives!" A sticker...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sticker Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 781

Re: Spyderco Sticker Woes

Spyderco has stickers? I've never received one packed with a knife. Stickers are cool, sometimes I'll put them on water bottles, tool boxes, or on equipment where someone will see it in the distant future, and scratch his head wondering who put it there. As far as swag goes, I'm a bigger fan of t-sh...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory edge poll
Replies: 48
Views: 1251

Re: Factory edge poll

Spyderco puts a nice edge on their knives before they leave the factory. They're perfectly usable right out of the box. However, I can never be truly happy with an edge until I make it my own. As good as Spyderco's edges are, on both that I own, there has been slight variations along each edge that ...
by RustyIron
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no John Deere?
Replies: 15
Views: 764

Re: Why no John Deere?

Deere is very covetous of their identity and their logo.
I would assume they're not easy to deal with.
by RustyIron
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Before and After

You already know what a Manix 2 LW looks like, so I'll just post the close-ups. The knife was sharp enough to be useful, and not at all shameful. But the edge wasn't all it could be, and I was bored. So I got out a little pocket magnifier and the iPhone and began to play. Upon seeing a serrated edge...
by RustyIron
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cannot loosen pivot screw
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cannot loosen pivot screw

I'm using Wiha drivers and putting tons of downward and lateral pressure simultaneously. Y'know... tools become rounded and dull, just like knives. If you've used or abused your fancy Wiha driver for a while, it's likely that the tip is rounded off. Standard practice is to grind the tip of your too...
by RustyIron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How can we get more women interested in Spyderco knives?
Replies: 45
Views: 2343

Re: How can we get more women interested in Spyderco knives?

After ten years, it's about time you bought that poor girl a new bra.
by RustyIron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knives
Replies: 44
Views: 1609

Re: Spyderco Knives

Is this really worth the high msrp? Are the quality of these knives really THAT much better? Well, to me the price isn't all that high compared to other "nice" knives that I've purchased over the years. I always thought that Spyderco's had a weird look about them, so they were never on my radar. Bu...
by RustyIron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 149
Views: 6244

Re: Why all the Manix love?

I like to carry a knife that when I take it out around people, that may not necessarily be into knives, say that’s a nice knife. I don’t like to have to sell the ergo’s every time to them. I like to be discrete and avoid flashing my knives in public. It makes some people uneasy, and waving around a...
by RustyIron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What to do if someone tries to rob you with a knife?
Replies: 86
Views: 1938

Re: What to do if someone tries to rob you with a knife?

Give the guy what he wants.
Live to see another day.
by RustyIron
Tue May 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 897
Views: 64371

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

I've used the knife a couple times since then, but last Friday we went out for sushi, and I thought it would be cool to use my Manix 2 with S110V to slice some larger creations into smaller, bit-size pieces. The results were gorgeous, as if the chef had done it himself. Of course my edge has seen a ...
by RustyIron
Tue May 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..
Replies: 59
Views: 1303

Re: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..

I think it was the blue Manix 2 LW that gave me my first initial bad impression about the looks of FRN. Hmmm... I actually like it. I like the color, I like the looks of the pattern, and I like the grippiness of the pattern in my hand. I like the lightness, and so far, the material is durable. Unti...
by RustyIron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 142
Views: 3453

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

This thread reminds me of elementary school children that argue over who has the better shoes that make them jump higher. Hooray! You've just won the award for the most succinct post of the day! I was thinking to myself, "WTF am I reading this thread? It's like schoolboys arguing the merits of Ford...
by RustyIron
Tue May 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade length considerations...
Replies: 46
Views: 1094

Re: Blade length considerations...

Maybe this was gone over before, not sure, but... tonight I was cutting tomatoes for a salad with my Military. And I noticed something... the military, which I seldom carry daily because it seems "too big" to some people... could barely slice a tomato. Well... let's look at it another way. A Ferrar...
by RustyIron
Tue May 21, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Top 5 knives you actually carry
Replies: 84
Views: 1865

Re: Top 5 knives you actually carry

1. Manix 2 LW: The shape is suitable for general purpose work and fits the hand nicely for "serious business." It's light. It's thin. The S110V holds a sweet edge. The lock spring is too strong. 2. Benchmade Adamas: It's big. The D2 can be made really sharp. The lock and action are SWEET, like I wan...

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