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by RustyIron
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I tried so hard...
Replies: 85
Views: 1300

Re: I tried so hard...

Yeah, I should probably just go ahead and get him a Watu, and if he doesn't like it oh well, I guess I could take it if I had to. Haha! The shoe is on the other foot now, isn't it missy! Yours is the dilemma that we gentleman have been trying to deal with since... since... Atouk the caveman dragged...
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1000 year old Cr steel found
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: 1000 year old Cr steel found

Or just good old manpower. Have you seen the guy reconstructing Stonehenge. Its so disappointing to watch how he figured out to raise the stones. Just a giant lever. My wife and I collect good-sized engines, some weighing several tons. We display them all over, and it's common to draw quite a crowd...
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1000 year old Cr steel found
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: 1000 year old Cr steel found

If they'd had purer steel, I bet stainless steel wouldn't have been lost for the next thousand years. Or maybe it was quite fortuitous that their blades broke. Had the ancient Persians been better armed, today you might be carrying a scimitar on your robe and using it to slay the goat that your wiv...
by RustyIron
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Alert Only Thread - Manix 2 Lightweight CPM-REX45 Burnt Orange FRCP C101PBORE2 Sprint Run
Replies: 72
Views: 3522

Re: Alert Only Thread - Manix 2 Lightweight CPM-REX45 Burnt Orange FRCP C101PBORE2 Sprint Run

Came back later ... "No Longer Available!" All is not lost. I found a small online store earlier this evening that had a few. Hold on while I check my browsing history... Hold on... Almost found it... THERE IT IS!!! https://www.ncblade.com/spyderco/spyderco-manix-2-lightweight-rex-45-sprint-run-c10...
by RustyIron
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?
Replies: 30
Views: 617

Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

The only downside of clear scales, for me anyway, is that they'd look pretty shabby after a couple days in my pocket.
by RustyIron
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mirror polished edges - Which steels are better (and worst) for taking them?
Replies: 54
Views: 713

Re: Mirror polished edges - Which steels are better (and worst) for taking them?

Is there any steel you would recommend not to sharpen (polish) to a mirror like point for any reason After giving this some thought, I don't think achieving a mirror edge is as much a function of the flavor of steel, as it is your attention to detail. Start by putting a beautiful edge on the blade,...
by RustyIron
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your New Knife Ritual
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: Your New Knife Ritual

Check it out, lube and adjust pivot as needed, move the clip over for LH carry.

I use the factory edge for a short while before I fix it up. Waiting takes a lot of discipline.
by RustyIron
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stop throwing away Amazon boxes!
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Stop throwing away Amazon boxes!

096A3A5E-E63A-4A33-B2F2-D52EEE0AFD82.jpeg Indeed, your environmentally conscious solution is both elegant and chic. Alas, I cannot do this. The Amazon logo clashes with my dining room curtains. You could take this one step further. Eliminate the plates, and just serve the food right on top of the A...
by RustyIron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 542
Views: 38412

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Menipo wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:53 pm
I use a guided system most because I do not want that my lack of expertise ruins a $200-300 blade.
Don't you worry, buddy. You can ruin a blade's aesthetics just as quickly with a guided system as you can freehand. 😂 Trust me, probably everyone has been down that road at one time or another.
by RustyIron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 542
Views: 38412

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I understand that a guided system might sound as a heresy to the vast mayority of the Forumites here who master in free hand sharpening Beware of following the pack. Emulate the average user, and you'll end up... average. I choose to use a guided system most of the time because I like the look of t...
by RustyIron
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 542
Views: 38412

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Anyone used something like this before? Yes. I use a USB microscope that plugs into my computer, and the image shows up on my display. The one I use costs $39.95, but it's not as nice as the one in your picture. I find it so handy that it's always plugged in and sitting on my desk. Mostly, it's an ...
by RustyIron
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Manix 2 lw is pretty good
Replies: 54
Views: 1118

Re: The Manix 2 lw is pretty good

I agree with the screw construction. I haven't tackled it, as I'm not sure what new screws are needed, and I'm not so motivated as to figure it out on my own. It would take all of 20 minutes to set it up on the mill and blow it apart, but experimenting with fasteners seems dull. I'm happy with the p...
by RustyIron
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage Maxamet
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: Sage Maxamet

Sure I could still manage to chip rex45, k390, or 4v if I do something really dumb (which I might, on occasion), but I like the higher "dumb stuff threshold" that those steels give me. :p Chipping or rolling... regardless of the steel, something undesirable is aways gonna happen when you exceed the...
by RustyIron
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage Maxamet
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: Sage Maxamet

I avoid it because it sounds like a huge pain to sharpen, and the super high edge retention isn't that important to me. Some people also say it's prone to chipping, which also scares me away. And then there's the higher price tag... Making decisions based on forum chatter can sometimes lead you in ...
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Predictions for Reveal 7
Replies: 46
Views: 955

Re: Predictions for Reveal 7

Too early to start predicting/shilling/hoping/praying for new models in Reveal 7? I think not.. :D Not too early at all. These aren't just my predictions. These are leaks from a well-known authority who has wished to remain anonymous. This is what you can expect from Reveal 7: 1. After market satur...
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 6 Live!
Replies: 123
Views: 4961

Re: Reveal 6 Live!

vivi wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:48 pm
I've gotta handle one of these. Seems like it could give my Manix a run for the money. Ergonomics look good and being a Salt is always a plus but I have no experience with that lock type.
Nor have I. But there's only one way to get that experience. Ante up!
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Reveal 6 - blacked out Autonomy 2’s (3).
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Reveal 6 - blacked out Autonomy 2’s (3).

Yup, this is the one that calls to me. For a long, long time, I've admired the Autonomy knives. What I really wanted, though, was a serrated edge with a sharp point and an intriguing steel. This new knife is all those things. It's as if the boys and girls at Spyderco read my mind. If they go to all ...
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 6 Live!
Replies: 123
Views: 4961

Re: Reveal 6 Live!

That Autonomy 2 caught my eye:
1. Autonomy
2. LC200N
3. Serrated
4. Pointy end in front

Not gonna pre-order, but I'll be watching...

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Edit:
Changed my mind. Pre-ordered.

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