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by zuludelta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

A full minute to go through a 1.5" branch though....yikes. That'd take me about 10 seconds with my ESEE6HM, or a single swing with my reprofiled Scrapyard Dogfather :p It would have probably taken 15 to 30 seconds with the Rock if I decided to stop at the point where I could just comfortably snap t...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

I see what you guys are saying and the point you all are trying to make. But for me if I truly need a tool for chopping I want the appropriate tool. I would much rather have an axe, hatchet, machete or razel>> or you could add a myriad of woodworking tools to that list as well. I guess my point in ...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Hi Zuludelta, Thanx for sharing your experience. Ed Schempp is a performance Junky and it shows in his designs. sal You're welcome Sal! Yeah, I was really impressed with how well the Schempp Rock worked. I went back to the woods yesterday to finish clearing the trail (having brought a proper hand a...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Bet you like the knife more now..... I do! I haven't used the Schempp Rock much this past year outside of the kitchen and the garden, and I was actually thinking of selling it and using the funds to buy a high end-ish gyuto (I've always wanted one) and a new brush axe/clearing hook to replace my ol...
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need suggestions for EDC in black slacks
Replies: 33
Views: 903

Re: Need suggestions for EDC in black slacks

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I think I'm going with the Little Native with black blade. Good choice! I carry one when I want a very discreet knife clipped to my pocket, but still want something that feels a bit more hand-filling than a Dragonfly 2, just in case I have to do some cutting th...
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Bolster wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:34 am
Great report, and very well documented! I'm impressed that VG-10 performed that well. Merry Christmas to you!
Thanks! And merry Christmas to you, too! :)
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

So as I mentioned in this other thread , I spent most of my day today just chilling in the local forest. It's the first time I've gotten Christmas Eve off work in years, but with the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in British Columbia, there wasn't really much for me to do from a social sta...
by zuludelta
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC
Replies: 50
Views: 988

Re: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC

I actually get Christmas Eve off work this year... I think it's the first time in five years that I've gotten it off, so for once I won't be carrying one of my regular work Spydercos the night before Christmas. I'm spending today outdoors in the woods near my place, just decompressing from a crazy w...
by zuludelta
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season
Replies: 22
Views: 482

Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season

Every year, I like to gift Spydercos to friends, family & coworkers. Most of them are aren't "knife people" but I think a good folding knife is a very practical tool that everyone should have, and if a person is to have one, it better be a a well-designed, reliable model. I tend to gift tried-and-te...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 998

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

... I'm now at a point where the ramp is mostly a non-issue for me, and if it's the "tax" I have to pay to get a Spydie-hole that is the proper distance & angle from the pivot for efficient actuation, I'll gladly pay it... This mirrors a lot of my own thoughts. ... So even though I prefer no ramp, ...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-58 JD Smith model
Replies: 38
Views: 694

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-58 JD Smith model

I don't think I'm the first person to make this observation but the Siren handle looks somewhat similar to the JD Smith's—the Siren's is a bit more neutral, but I think the overall proportions are pretty close. The Siren might be a good current production alternative to the JD Smith for those who ar...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 998

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

It took me a while to come around on Spyderco's thumb ramps. For the longest time, my favourite and most-used Spyderco was a Native model, precisely because of its lack of a ramp. I like to have my extended thumb ride up relatively high on the spine a lot, and it just feels more comfortable doing th...
by zuludelta
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 3192
Views: 414153

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

I wanted to grab a Cold Steel folder after news of the company's acquisition by GSM Outdoors so I picked up the Cold Steel Grik. I just wanted an affordable representative knife of the pre-GSM era & the Grik fit the bill. It's an actual Andrew Demko design & not just an anonymous "in-house" design f...
by zuludelta
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of metal handles?
Replies: 73
Views: 1288

Re: What do you think of metal handles?

I voted "ambivalent". I like how metal handles look & feel when they're done right, though I prefer G-10 or FRN.
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Extreme LC200N (Accidental) Corrosion Test
Replies: 29
Views: 1338

Re: Extreme LC200N (Accidental) Corrosion Test

Interesting that the rust seems superficial and wiped right off even on the damaged compression lock leaf spring. I do agree that galvanic corrosion had to have played a role in what happened. I wonder if a Salt-series mid-backlock folder in H-1 (with the CQI black hardware) or a Native 5 Salt or Si...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Base model Para 3 w/ DLC
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Base model Para 3 w/ DLC

I think the DLC Para 3 (in both black & digi-camo G10) is in the middle of getting a product refresh/CQI (Constant Quality Improvement) update. You should be able to find an old one online if you look hard enough, but if I were you, I'd just wait for the new CQI version to find its way to your favou...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife
Replies: 22
Views: 3416

Re: Tactical Box-Cutter: A Long-Term Review of the Yojimbo 2 as a Warehouse Knife

Great review! I found this thread while searching the Yojimbo "strong" detent as I just received my factory second. Thanks to this post I learned quite a bit about what I think is going to be an awesome knife. I never really yearned for one but for what I paid at the seconds sale I couldn't pass it...
by zuludelta
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tell us about your Spyderco Knife of the Year 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: Tell us about your Spyderco Knife of the Year 2020

Using the rules outlined by Cambertree, my favourite knife that I purchased in 2020 is the Li'l Temperance 3 , which I bought very early in the year. It was, incidentally, the last knife I was able to handle in person at my favourite knife shop before it closed (hopefully temporarily) its physical l...
by zuludelta
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10
Replies: 52
Views: 1434

Re: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10

There are cutlery steels that are roughly in the same ballpark as far as performance at an equivalent hardness of, say, 57 to 59 Rc, Do we know what Spyderco’s VG-10 rockwell tests at? I've seen a couple of online spreadsheets that list VG-10 from an Endura testing at about 58 Rc and a Delica testi...
by zuludelta
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10
Replies: 52
Views: 1434

Re: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10

So to get to the question, what is your personal opinion on where VG-10 falls in the hierarchy of knife steels in 2020? I think VG-10 is still a good stainless steel in 2020 as far as how its physical properties translate into work knife applications. I find that Spyderco's VG-10 is just fine with ...

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