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by RustyIron
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 108
Views: 5772

Panache

Y'know a really neat feature of this knife that isn't part of many Spyderco's is the swedge. It's not super noticeable, or even necessary. But little details like this indicate that the designer wanted to spend an extra five minutes just to make the knife extra cool.
by RustyIron
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 108
Views: 5772

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Jazz wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:36 am

Is this picture accurate on how the color looks?
Color variation on computer displays varies wildly.
What I'm looking at on my displays can be completely
different from what you see on yours.
by RustyIron
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 78
Views: 3695

Re: Mule Team Survey

Short answer, it's a "finished" fixed blade. There is extensive history about the Mule Team here on the forum. It's a very unique project. Thank, TK. Sounds like a fun project. I know you wouldn't be asking the questions if there wasn't already something brewing in your mind. I'm excited to see wha...
by RustyIron
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Straight razor shaving
Replies: 19
Views: 1598

Re: Straight razor shaving

While I have exactly ZERO experience with a straight razor, but I've been using a Double Edge for many years. When I travel, I'll still bring one of those cartridge razors and a can of aerosol shaving cream. It's truly awful to go back. It's like applying paint remover to my face, and then scraping ...
by RustyIron
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 150
Views: 17647

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

In 1981 I bought a Security Six in stainless steel for my petite daughter. My recollection is that I chose it because it was the smallest revolver available for the 357 and she did not to want a semi-auto. The price was very reasonable at that time. I think she still has it. What a coincidence. Jus...
by RustyIron
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: >30 degree factory bevels
Replies: 30
Views: 1040

Re: >30 degree factory bevels

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:51 pm
I never use the Sharpmaker base itself because I never hit the apex on either setting. I always thought they were supposedly ground to hit the apex at the 40 degree setting though?
Tell us more, Rick.
I've been tossing around some ideas about using Sharpmaker stones on another guided system.
by RustyIron
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Home Protection and or CC
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Home Protection and or CC

For the money, does anyone recommend anything better? "Better?" That's a pretty open ended question. Rest assured, the Security 9 is a good pistol, and the price is fair. 9mm is probably the best all-around defensive cartridge today, and is also the most economical to shoot. Handling a gun is a ser...
by RustyIron
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tungsten Carbide
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Tungsten Carbide

I'm new here. Does Spyderco have any interest in tungsten carbide knives? I'm no metallurgist, so this is a serious question. When looking at the recipes for the steel in some of my blades, many contain tungsten. That's fine. Are the blades you're talking about a solid chunk of tungsten carbide? Ar...
by RustyIron
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco serration history
Replies: 63
Views: 2936

Re: Spyderco serration history

1) Purchase a serrated Spyderco. I would suggest a Delica or Endela full flat serrated. 2) Purchase a full Sharpmaker set, watch the video and use the Sharpmaker as I show on the video. Just using the stones without the system has some issues. Using just the small triangles that Halfneck was referr...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 2398

Re: Serration Disappointment

sal wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:51 am
"The goal in life is to be as consistent as the sun, and transparent like the air".
Yup.
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 LW First Impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: Native 5 LW First Impressions

When you say the pivot is simple, do you think these guys don't have washers? That is correct. There are no washers. What's fascinating is that this FRCP stuff can work as a bearing surface, it's stiff enough to form the frame of the knife, it cleans up nicely, it doesn't show wear, and it's light.
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco serration history
Replies: 63
Views: 2936

Re: Spyderco serration history

What serrated knives do you own? The ones I care about: 1. A left handed Ernest Emerson designed CQC7 in ATS34 made by Benchmade, half serrated. After Rogue Warrior came out, it just made sense to have one. I carried this for a lot of years and it's a good knife. 2. A Mike Snoddy designed auto in 1...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 LW First Impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: Native 5 LW First Impressions

Thanks, Ken. I like mine, as well. I haven't carried it much yet, as it's my weekend or dress knife. So far it's only been used it for menial tasks like opening the mail and slicing garlic. The most noteworthy feature, and the reason I bought the knife, is the handy size. It's small and light, but s...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco serration history
Replies: 63
Views: 2936

Re: Spyderco serration history

In my opinion, a serrated Spyderco, sharpened a few times with a Sharpmaker is the best performing serrated edge on the market. Dude. You're killing me. I have serrated knives. I don't like serrated knives. I don't want another serrated knife. But oddly, I'm strangely intrigued. I'm gonna have to t...
by RustyIron
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyderco "SpyderClaws"
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: New Spyderco "SpyderClaws"

Three blades with three Spydie Holes each, for NINE TIMES the slicey goodness.
by RustyIron
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone feel the earthquake
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Anyone feel the earthquake

That's a pretty good sized EQ.
Hope you're all good.
by RustyIron
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Lefty?
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Para 3 Lefty?

Maybe... Just maybe... the next batch of Sprints will be all Left Handers!!! We have to BELIEVE!

But I agree that a LH Para 3 would be cool. But to get me to click "buy," would require above-average steel.
by RustyIron
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st spiderco
Replies: 38
Views: 1781

Re: 1st spiderco

It looks like the Manix 2 gives a lot more bang the the buck but don't know. I like the fact that the Manix 2 has a liner, a form of bearing (I do get that it is not a true bearing system, and G10 grips. I like that the Native 5 comes in S35VN and prefer the locking mechanism, and weight. I also li...
by RustyIron
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are sprint runs too small?
Replies: 72
Views: 2768

Re: Are sprint runs too small?

Make Spyderco the only source for the initial purchase of any sprint run knives. I suspect that retailers use the Sprints as an advertising tool to rope in future customers. For example, I recently bagged two Sprints from Smokey Mountain and from St. Cloud. I got what I want, had a good experience,...
by RustyIron
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5056
Views: 485461

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

My mailman doesn't show up until 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sigh.
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