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by RustyIron
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with steel choice
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Help with steel choice

Is BHQ releasing an M4 Manix soon? If so, that's what I'd be after. The purple CruWear would be my second choice. There's also the REX45, but it has a considerable markup on eBay.
by RustyIron
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Manix 2 Purple G-10 CPM Cru-Wear
Replies: 31
Views: 1046

Re: DLT Manix 2 Purple G-10 CPM Cru-Wear

That sure is purdy. If I wasn't already Manixed out, I'd bag one for sure.
by RustyIron
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hiking Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 1011

Re: Hiking Shoes

They're comfortable like running shoes but with enough support to carry a 50lb pack while walking over rocks. The first 2 pair eventually had the soles de-laminate after about 4 or 5 years of use. That's quite a while. I've found that regardless of the boot, after enough miles, the support degrades...
by RustyIron
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs in PDF
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs in PDF

When I first read the title of your post, I thought you were sharing catalogs from the modern company that got into hot water for featuring underaged kids cavorting in their underwear. I had no idea that they originally sold outdoor gear. People back then had to be really tough. We're spoiled with o...
by RustyIron
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Has anyone else noticed that there are between 50-100 forum members having 41st birthday today? It's a fact not well known except to those in attendance, but exactly nine months earlier was the 1979 Knife Collectors' Blade Exchange and Drunken Orgy. It appears the acorns don't fall far from the tree.
by RustyIron
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 7, a what now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1542

Re: Reveal 7, a what now?

Endura for me. Dreamed of an ffg SE Endura-ish knife for quite some time, and now there are TWO (Pac Salt 2 LC200N and this K390) - thank you Sal and Spyderco!!! :) I reached the same conclusion. I'm content with a plain edge for precision work, but have been curious about a serrated edge for serio...
by RustyIron
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Soap causing corrosion on H1??
Replies: 43
Views: 876

Re: Soap causing corrosion on H1??

Soap is caustic and will react with some metals.
by RustyIron
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Soap causing corrosion on H1??
Replies: 43
Views: 876

Re: Soap causing corrosion on H1??

Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:33 am

C'mon man! You can't tell me I'm the only one who has been caught in the shower during a severe earthquake, in which the building collapsed and I had to dig myself out?!
Right on, brother! And in case you can't dig yourself out, at least you can look attractively manscaped for the rescuers.
by RustyIron
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 7, a what now?
Replies: 56
Views: 1542

Re: Reveal 7, a what now?

K390 Spyderedge. The only question now is, "what size?"
by RustyIron
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: German Made Stuff: Quality Superb
Replies: 73
Views: 2687

Re: German Made Stuff: Quality Superb

Knipex. Anything else just disappoints. Whaaaaat?! I had never even heard of Knipex until two months ago. A buddy whipped out what looked like newfangled ChannelLock. He had them because they were spec'ed for use on a particular project. I was BLOWN AWAY at how nice these pliers were. Regular Chann...
by RustyIron
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 tanto in m4 incoming!
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Pm2 tanto in m4 incoming!

I love tantos. I also love left handed compression locks. No matter, there are a couple cool new knives for 2021... and I can't buy them all.
by RustyIron
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Steel Types
Replies: 28
Views: 849

Re: Spyderco Steel Types

Any tips on how to sharpen and hone? I've ruined two of my knives already attempting to sharpen and hone them. I tried sharpening with DMT diamond stones and ended up ruining my knife. Then I tried honong another knife rather than sharpening it with a steel honing rod and I ruined that one as well....
by RustyIron
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.
Replies: 140
Views: 4290

Re: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.

Please... for the love of god... please nobody feed this troll. Thank you in advance. But... but... it's not about HIM. It's about all the OTHER poor people who can't afford the nice things that more affluent people have. Maybe we should start him a "Go Fund Me" so he can finally get the knife of h...
by RustyIron
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Spyderco Product Guide Live
Replies: 34
Views: 1788

Re: 2021 Spyderco Product Guide Live

Very nice. My pockets might become home to one or two of these in the upcoming year. And the ceramic file set might come in handy.
by RustyIron
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Relative strength and toughness of FRCP?
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Relative strength and toughness of FRCP?

What is the relative strength and toughness of Spyderco's FRCP versus FRN and G10? I know Sal has said (if I remember correctly) that FRCP is very strong compared to FRN. How does FRCP hold up to hard use? I don't think the answers are knowable without Sal's secret recipe or destructive testing. Th...
by RustyIron
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with my first manix
Replies: 30
Views: 700

Re: Help with my first manix

Ok, I’ve wanted a manix2 for awhile now and mr fiancé bought me one for Xmas. Enjoy the knife that your fiancé thoughtfully gave to you. A knife is just a knife, but if someone special gave it to you, it's 1000x better. Don't get too caught up in what the Interweb Experts have to say. The LW is a g...
by RustyIron
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody ever cut their own hair?
Replies: 42
Views: 1361

Re: Anybody ever cut their own hair?

Does anybody cut their own hair using an electric clipper? I’m not quite confident enough to try it, but I’m also not ready to have someone else cut it yet during this time. C'mon, buddy! This is a SPYDERCO group. All the REAL SpydieFanz cut our own hair... with the serrated edges on our Pacific Sa...
by RustyIron
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW needs an update badly.
Replies: 78
Views: 1717

Re: Manix 2 LW needs an update badly.

I think the fact that it is an injection molded component should enable some ergonomic upgrades. I think it could benefit a lot from having rounded corners similar to the other knives with injection-molded handles, I also wish it shipped with a deep carry clip, as I find deep carry to make it take ...
by RustyIron
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Goniometers
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Goniometers

It’s an inexpensive and useful tool. Hey, Camber. My name is Rob and I'm a Toolaholic... a card carrying gadget junkie. I've considered a goniometer, but I'm not sure that it wouldn't be one of those toys that sits on the shelf gathering dust. I need a rational excuse to buy one. Most of my knives ...
by RustyIron
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My latest book on Wine and Food Pairing is out
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: My latest book on Wine and Food Pairing is out

So what wine DOES go with kangaroo on the barbie?

Just ordered the book for my sister-in-law. Might add it to some items I'm ordering for myself, later today.

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