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by zuludelta
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

As I mentioned in another thread, a week or so of pocket time has vaulted the Rockjumper to Numero Uno on my list of favorite Spydies. It just feels *right* no matter what I’m doing. Yup, it handles great for sure. I can see it becoming one of the more popular Seki City models alongside the Delica,...
by zuludelta
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

.I notice your pictures feature all PE knives.. have you used, or given any consideration to using, an SE blade? Seems to me like it would excel in your work environment, especially with regard to quickly cutting through pallet straps. Idk, I don't work in a warehouse, so I may be way off-base. I'd...
by zuludelta
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 103
Views: 2563

Re: Wharncliffe's

Do these tend to be “handed” designs? I find serrated knives steer in the cut. Is the hollow/flat supposed to help with that? If I understand Sal's description right, the asymmetrical hybrid HHG/FFG chisel edge would result in a knife that excels in making clean, precise, shallow cuts in hard, poro...
by zuludelta
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 103
Views: 2563

Re: Wharncliffe's

Lots of interesting ideas in this thread. I like chisel edges in theory, but find in practice that many manufacturers produce chisel-edged blades that are far, far too thick behind the edge for the serious user to get much real-world utility out of them without extensive reprofiling. The proposed ch...
by zuludelta
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

Impression updates after one week of work use & carry: So I used the RockJumper all week as my sole work knife. For those unfamiliar with my work context, I work in a warehouse setting and my job sees me use a knife hundreds of times a day to cut cardboard, polyester & polypropylene pallet straps, a...
by zuludelta
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1135

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

The attributes in a folding knife steel that I prioritize are (in no particular order): edge retention/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, ease of sharpening, and affordability. I don't particularly find exemplary toughness to be all that important for the work I do with folding knives—toughness ...
by zuludelta
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

Hi Zuludelta, Thanx for the time and short review. I am impressed and appreciate your understanding of design, and your kind words. sal Thanks Sal! As someone who uses knives for his livelihood, I just want to say that I genuinely appreciate your work. Purpose-driven design makes a difference in th...
by zuludelta
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

How does it feel in hand compared to your Delica? It feels more comfortable due to the more rounded contours and just generally larger dimensions. However, I think the differences will only become truly pronounced during extended cutting sessions. I use my knife a lot at work (maybe a few hundred t...
by zuludelta
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

If Spyderco's “Reveal 5” marketing event earlier this year had a theme, it might have very well been “Wharncliffes”. The Reveal 5 online catalogue, which contained previews of sprint runs and production models slated for release in the summer of 2020, prominently featured new Wharncliffe-bladed mode...
by zuludelta
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"
Replies: 64
Views: 1642

Re: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"

Salt 2 SE, Native 5 Lightweight CE, Para Military 2, Yojimbo 2, Delica 4 Wharncliffe, Endura 4 Wharncliffe, Tasman Salt 2 SE. I don't do anything stupid with my "beaters", but I don't think twice about using them hard if I need to. EDIT: Now that I think about it, I use most of my Spydercos hard (wi...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time

There are knives that I like for design & aesthetics, and there are knives that I like for what one might call sentimental reasons, and there are knives that I like because they "just work". For me, the PM2 falls in that last category. Maybe it's because I don't feel any sort of special attachment t...
by zuludelta
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 6: expectations thread
Replies: 21
Views: 574

Re: Native 6: expectations thread

The Native (in various versions) has been my longest-serving work knife and honestly, there's not much I would like to see drastically changed in a presumptive "Native 6". Things like a choil-less blade, or a longer blade, or a radically thinner blade stock or handle, or a compression lock, I can fi...
by zuludelta
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Future of Stainless Knife Steel Design
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: The Future of Stainless Knife Steel Design

Another excellent read, Larrin. I do have a question, though—and maybe it was addressed in the article & I just missed it—but what are the possible implications regarding cost with these proposed improvements to future PM stainless steels? I understand that economies of scale will probably ameliorat...
by zuludelta
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 S110V Rust
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: Para 3 S110V Rust

At least the rust seems to be just surface rust in areas that you can easily access & clean out. If I had to guess, some orange juice might have found its way to the liners/pivot/stop pin. Food acids are notorious for causing corrosion even in stainless steels if left long enough on the metal's surf...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 1327

Re: H-1 Questions

I'd really like it if there were some publicly-available empirical data on serrated edge H1 and how it compares to other steels in plain edge as far as edge retention, although I guess comparing serrated edges to plain edges is a bit of an apples to oranges thing in a way. I do recall a YouTuber get...
by zuludelta
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Wharncliffe
Replies: 41
Views: 2394

Re: Byrd Wharncliffe

Really looking forward to these. A serrated Harrier 2 Wharncliffe would be right up my alley as a back-up work knife.
by zuludelta
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spydercos Are In Your EDC Rotation?
Replies: 27
Views: 791

Re: Which Spydercos Are In Your EDC Rotation?

Post your EDC rotation, and maybe share a bit about why you like those models. Taking a cue from another thread, this is my current "Work EDC" rotation: 20201006_113652.jpg That's the Yojimbo 2, Delica 4 Wharncliffe PE, Endura 4 Wharncliffe PE, Li'l Temperance 3, Para 3 Lightweight DLC PE, Para Mil...
by zuludelta
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 49
Views: 3346

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

Thanks Zuludelta (and everyone else who chimed in:) for the excellent review. This model was not on my radar at all but due to y'alls enthusiasm I just ordered one! Will have to see what I think once I get some cutting/carrying time with it. You're welcome! I've been meaning to write an updated, lo...
by zuludelta
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC vs WEDC
Replies: 44
Views: 1149

Re: EDC vs WEDC

I used to carry different knives for work and for EDC but lately I've been carrying the same knives at and outside of work. I think there might be some benefit with regards to muscle memory if I use the same knives (in terms of ergonomics) all the time. My knife preferences for work are fairly speci...
by zuludelta
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info
Replies: 150
Views: 3611

Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

The safest way to close any folder is with two hands. With a LB dropping the ricasso on a finger is next most safe. Any method that requires multiple movements and /or violent flicking/movement has the potential to loose control and is far more difficult to do under stress. The safest way I've foun...

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