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by SubMicron
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 200
Views: 6400

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Well, I've gotten a chance to use and carry my Rockjumper as well as sharpen it a couple times. I've not been able to find any downside to the design and I like it a lot... While in-hand, it feels like a natural extension of my arm, it's sturdy, I have high confidence with it when putting muscle beh...
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SPY27 Native 5 Lightweight
Replies: 27
Views: 1468

Re: SPY27 Native 5 Lightweight

I'm curious what you guys think of how it sharpens and how it holds an edge.

I have the Para3 LW SPY-27 and I'm very happy with it.
by SubMicron
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s up with the military?
Replies: 114
Views: 3022

Re: What’s up with the military?

I really hope St Nick's gives us the gift of a sprint run Military in 4V
by SubMicron
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PSA: Pakkawood Police 4 blade hits backspacer/backspring
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: PSA: Pakkawood Police 4 blade hits backspacer/backspring

The thing with buying a knife from Knife Center is that if you have a problem, just call them. This is their exclusive and Spyderco might not even have inventory on hand to issue a replacement. Knife Center will email you a shipping label that you can print and use to ship it back to them. They'll r...
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tanto PM2 Support Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 41509

Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

I've got to say that the PM2 Tanto has found some real utility in my life. It finds pocket time however it competes with about two dozen other Spyderco knives for that pocket time. Mostly it's in my safe unless there's a specific reason to carry it, simply because I prefer other handle materials ove...
by SubMicron
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Knife Storage Corrosion Protection
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Long Term Knife Storage Corrosion Protection

I use Rem Oil if it doesn't need to be food safe or mineral oil if it does. In all scenarios I'll apply a couple of drops of Nano Oil or KPL into the pivot. Sometimes I'll use EDCi but but now prefer products that dont need to be rubbed in... with oils I can just wipe it on and then wipe it off, it'...
by SubMicron
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening Maxamet
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Sharpening Maxamet

I have no problems sharpening Maxamet freehand on Atoma and DMT Diasharp plates followed up with diamond compound on a strop.
by SubMicron
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut blade discoloration
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Z-Cut blade discoloration

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:23 pm
May be a permanent patina. Looks pretty awesome in my opinion!!
I actually ordered one right after I saw the picture.

$20 for BD1N in a functional kitchen geometry? I'm in!

I chose the PE Pointy Tip
by SubMicron
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut blade discoloration
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Z-Cut blade discoloration

What happens when you wipe it with mineral oil or alchohol?
by SubMicron
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone
Replies: 26
Views: 1126

Re: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone

I'm excited to see Spyderco get back to their "first we made things sharp" side What would be a nice coarse diamond to complement this with? DMT XXC/XC or Aroma 140? I use a 140 grit plate only for repairing a significant chip, or substantial loss at the tip. Basically just for blade shaping. For r...
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Rex 45 sharpening

Haven't seen a steel yet that I couldn't sharpen with high quality SIC stones. I have seen almost all of them over the years.... Including S125V and MAXAMET.... You're post is missing the final ingredient that allows you to get get it done with high quality non-diamond abrasives, and that is experi...
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Rex 45 sharpening

Americanized Voodoo Steel!!!

I love REX-45
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Rex 45 sharpening

I've sharpened k390 with no problem, is it similar to that If you can sharpen K390, you'll definitely be able to sharpen REX-45. The two have different personalities. K390 introduces sharpening difficulty from carbide type and volume whereas REX-45 brings difficulty from high hardness. Both are no ...
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 sharpening
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Rex 45 sharpening

Compositionally there's no reason REX-45 necessarily requires diamond or CBN. It's almost analogous to HAP40, a high end Japanese cutlery steel that is traditionally sharpened without diamonds or CBN. Screenshot_20200913-194711_Knife Steel Compositions.jpg The reason why I find diamonds to be advant...
by SubMicron
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 694
Views: 43702

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I understand that a guided system might sound as a heresy to the vast mayority of the Forumites here who master in free hand sharpening Beware of following the pack. Emulate the average user, and you'll end up... average. I choose to use a guided system most of the time because I like the look of t...
by SubMicron
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly & Manbug K390
Replies: 72
Views: 2530

Re: Dragonfly & Manbug K390

My Orange HAP40 has a much smoother action, but Ive had it longer. Added a little Nano oil to both. Lol, that HAP40 is smooooooth I think the K390 will wind up being as smmoth.... Mine is already loosening up and getting really smooth. Cool. Mine is just a little gritty when you first start to open...
by SubMicron
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly & Manbug K390
Replies: 72
Views: 2530

Re: Dragonfly & Manbug K390

MacLaren wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:36 am
My Orange HAP40 has a much smoother action, but Ive had it longer. Added a little Nano oil to both.
Lol, that HAP40 is smooooooth
I think the K390 will wind up being as smmoth....
Mine is already loosening up and getting really smooth.
by SubMicron
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly & Manbug K390
Replies: 72
Views: 2530

Re: Dragonfly & Manbug K390

I got mine yesterday, immediately put a fresh edge on it, and it's sitting in front of me on my desk at work now.

Arguably the K390 Dragonfly is the most powerful sub 2.5" folding knife ever made by humans, at least in terms of cutting power.
by SubMicron
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?
Replies: 129
Views: 3323

Re: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?

My first thought is that this will open the door to all kinds of new options from the China partner, which is exciting. My assumption is that the existing partner will be making it simply because Spyderco seems to do everything possible to maintain existing relationships As a side note, I'd be part...

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