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by zuludelta
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4812
Views: 456920

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

A Yojimbo 2 trainer (red handle scales, CTS-BD1 blunt blade) should arrive on my doorstep within the next couple of days. I want to get the "full experience" in handling the Yojimbo 2 and for me, that means using it in the context for which it was originally designed and the only way I can do that s...
by zuludelta
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels
Replies: 42
Views: 930

Re: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels

Interesting conclusion for XHP. It's been quite corrosion resistant in my experience. I think as far as conventional knife usage goes, XHP is "stainless enough" for 95% of the knife community and perhaps to less of an extent, the same can be said for ZDP-189 and CruWear (I carried a Dragonfly in ZD...
by zuludelta
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels
Replies: 42
Views: 930

Re: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels

Thank you for sharing your work, Larrin, I always learn something new from your articles. Interesting stuff with the extrapolated corrosion resistance ratings... I think on the whole it lines up with what I've seen in my limited practical experience as well as what "bro science" enthusiasts like Pet...
by zuludelta
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Hawkbills: General Uses, Model Preferred?
Replies: 16
Views: 1009

Re: Spyderco's Hawkbills: General Uses, Model Preferred?

I've found any job that requires pull cutting you can't beat a Hawkbill blade>> This has been my experience as well. I use pull cuts to cut through pallet straps, bunched up netting, and all manner of cordage at work & it feels like I get appreciably more leverage on the pull cut with a hawkbill bl...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this a grip that you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 3505

Re: Is this a grip that you use?

Does anybody find the thickness of the blade stock (mainly at the hump/spydiehole area) affects one's grip? Because for me, it almost feels as if thinner blades "roll" under my thumb more readily than do thicker stock blades, especially if I grip directly on the hump or forward of it. I've had this...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this a grip that you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 3505

Re: Is this a grip that you use?

Unless I need as much range/extension as I can get or I need the entire blade to clear the cutting path, I almost always use the "Filipino grip" with most unsupported cutting motions (i.e., when not cutting against a flat surface such as in food prep), regardless of whether or not there is a thumb r...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2605

Re: Can anybody else relate?

I work in a warehouse as well & rotate through knives in VG10 (in combo edge & PE), H1 (in SE), S30V (in PE), and S35VN (in combo edge) across a typical work week. Purely from a subjective, personal standpoint, I see little difference in their day-to-day cutting performance (although I will say that...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N
Replies: 94
Views: 6436

Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Just bumping this thread to put more of the spotlight on the upcoming Swick 5. This just might be the knife to make me daily-carry a fixed-blade instead of a folder. If I had to describe my ideal EDC fixed-blade, it would be almost exactly like the Swick 5 (it will probably surprise no one here that...
by zuludelta
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A question about the upcoming Swick in LC200N
Replies: 0
Views: 123

A question about the upcoming Swick in LC200N

Will the upcoming Swick in LC200N be a Spyderco.com online exclusive like its predecessor? I'm hoping that it will be made more widely available in retail.
by zuludelta
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 145
Views: 4844

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

I prefer low-maintenance, well-balanced steels that are relatively inexpensive. And for my purposes, I also place a premium on corrosion resistance. My current favourites are VG10, CPM-S30V, and H1 . That said, I can see VG10 and H1 possibly being supplanted by CTS-BD1N and LC200N , respectively, al...
by zuludelta
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A "thank you" & a testimonial of sorts...
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: A "thank you" & a testimonial of sorts...

Glad you were there and were prepared! I just ordered a spydie Rescue last night to keep in my car - hope I never have to use it for an actual emergency, but I will sure feel better knowing it's there. As the old saying goes, "better to have something & not need it than to need something & not have...
by zuludelta
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A "thank you" & a testimonial of sorts...
Replies: 5
Views: 458

A "thank you" & a testimonial of sorts...

As some of you here know, I work in a warehouse & use my work knife—usually a Native 5, a Delica 4, a Salt 2, and occasionally an Introvert—a lot over the course of a shift, mostly to break down cardboard and cut pallet straps. Apart from being a general warehouse worker, however, I'm also one of my...
by zuludelta
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for suggestions for a Karahawk trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Looking for suggestions for a Karahawk trainer

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, much appreciated. Fox knives has a trainer thats close for about 115$ I have thought of getting the trainer for the Fox 479 as a Karahawk trainer... I have handled a Fox 479 before & it's a fair bit bigger than the Karahawk, but since I emphasize gross motor move...
by zuludelta
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for suggestions for a Karahawk trainer
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Looking for suggestions for a Karahawk trainer

Hey all, just wondering if any of you FMA or Silat practitioners out there have tried to use a blunted non-Spyderco karambit as a trainer for the Karahawk, and if so, which models have you found to reasonably approximate the weight, handle shape, and handle thickness of the Karahawk. I know, I know,...
by zuludelta
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief look-alike
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Native Chief look-alike

Speaking of Spy vs Spy, did you folks know that Mad Magazine is allegedly shut down now. Not to go all off-topic but yeah, I felt pretty bummed when I heard that MAD had shut down. Granted, I haven't read it in years, but I read a lot of the old mags as a kid & more than any other media, it was ins...
by zuludelta
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!
Replies: 4199
Views: 434359

Re: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!

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Heaven & Earth
by zuludelta
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4812
Views: 456920

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Arrived yesterday. I love it already! :cool: :spyder: https://i.imgur.com/OtmXlIS.jpg Awesome dye job on the handle! I'm waiting on a Karahawk. It's iffy as an EDC given our local knife laws... there are no restrictions on the public carry of manually-opening folding knives as work/utility tools, b...
by zuludelta
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Dragonfly - show the love!
Replies: 384
Views: 165897

Re: Dragonfly - show the love!

bearrowland wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Nice pic! That's what I carry too! Nothing worse than losing a knife on the trail. The Dragonfly is so light I don't even know it's there.
Thanks! The Dragonfly 2 Salt is the perfect IWB knife for running for me.
by zuludelta
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 61
Views: 3580

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

- One thing that I maybe could see being an issue with backlocks: While they are way less likely to actually OPEN in the pocket, maybe they are more prone to not being FULLY CLOSED due to pocket lint or other stuff "blocking" the lock (and so not being fully CLOSED in the first place)? Just guessin...
by zuludelta
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 61
Views: 3580

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

Sometimes, pocket lint will find its way to a folder's lock face (or some other part of the pivot/lock mechanism) thus preventing the lock from fully engaging & increasing the likelihood of it opening. I've had this happen in both detent-based locks (a Para 3) & a non-detent based lock (a Delica 4)....

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