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by TenGrainBread
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

Just got mine in the mail from the Collectors Club member I bought it from. First impressions are WOW. Perfect centering and fit /finish. The action is the smoothest of any of my Japanese Spydercos yet, and the lockbar spring is relatively gentle compared to my other P4, which is a welcome change. h...
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki or Golden Yellow?
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Seki or Golden Yellow?

Sal has mentioned before that dying FRN is a tricky and fickle process. I think once they find a formula that works consistently with the equipment they have on hand they stick with it, instead of trying to match. Maybe I'm wrong though. I prefer the Golden yellow. It's a little more lively and less...
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

I doubt it. All the other real photos I've seen online are similar.
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

You know what's interesting, the photos of the P4 K390s that have been circulating are showing a blue with much less green in it than the catalogue renderings. It reminds me a lot of the V-Toku2 blue FRN. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2013/2013/products/DSC_0554_544a8a73-6116-4820-b6c9-0d77ea906...
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?

That's interesting. I don't mind losing the stainless "Classic Police" but it's currently the only Police model offered in Spyderedge. If the C07S is going away I wouldn't mind seeing a serrated option for the VG-10 Police 4 LW.
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Japanese Tuna Knife maguro bōchō
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Japanese Tuna Knife maguro bōchō

See it in use here at 13:20:
https://youtu.be/hxFMm3q9ytQ

It's a $7k blade. One guy cuts, the other two hold the two sides of the tuna. It sounds like he is saying it's chisel ground, to get the cleanest cut. They sharpen it once a week.
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?
Replies: 31
Views: 577

Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

FWIW my Native Salt has the 2nd best action of my numerous Spyderco backlocks, behind my incredibly smooth ZDP Endura. I've been using that Native for about a year and it's always been good
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1152

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

What really matters is the apex. I'd like to see a magnified image of the apex of an edge sharpened this way.
by TenGrainBread
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Chop????
Replies: 24
Views: 515

Re: Manix 2 Chop????

You might be interested in finding a Sage 3 (Sage with ball bearing lock. Not caged, but close enough).

Like Wartstein I also find the Manix 2 to be too small for me. If I'm in that size range I prefer a Native. I use my Manix XL a lot though.
by TenGrainBread
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?

JRinFL wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:49 pm
Hello and welcome.

It looks like only the combo edge model is still in production.
https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C07/2
2021 Product Guide says available in plain, combo, or fully serrated.
by TenGrainBread
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 28
Views: 570

Re: Bearded chef knife

Looks good for making homemade pasta. Might be a little beefy for other kitchen work, but it's a fun design.
by TenGrainBread
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker
Replies: 45
Views: 1172

Re: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker

In a couple months Vivi will post a thread titled "Tonight I reprofiled my Sharpmaker rods to 15dps using my knife" :D
by TenGrainBread
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

My eBay P4 is arriving on Monday. I'll post pics and first impressions here. Should be pretty straightforward considering none of the elements are new here.
by TenGrainBread
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a second Spyderco for EDC
Replies: 35
Views: 670

Re: Looking for a second Spyderco for EDC

I too prefer backlocks. My choices would be:

Small: Native 5 Salt, Chaparral
Medium: Endura, Stretch
Large: Police 4, Native Chief, Manix XL

If I just had to choose two, it would be a Native 5 and a Police 4.
by TenGrainBread
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1971
Views: 151052

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Used my Street Beat to open a package that had its brother inside :D https://i.postimg.cc/WzqQsm5t/20210218-112155-HDR.jpg Interesting. Is that 440C one? How does the spine thickness compare to the Street Beat? I'm also curious as to your perception of the round/smooth FRN handle of the Street Beat...
by TenGrainBread
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

shunsui wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:24 pm
Looks like it's $10 less than I paid for the G-10 version.

I picked up the VG-10 version too, and I like the FRN grip better than the G-10.

I'm a long time Endura guy, so I guess that's not surprising.
Same here. I like G10 a lot but my FRN Endura is one of my favorite knives.
by TenGrainBread
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

The first CC #d ones are up on eBay, shouldn’t be long before dealers have the regular ones. Really looking forward to this one! Thanks for posting about that. I took a look and saw one that was listed for $15 less than MAP, so jumped on it. $8 shipping, so with tax and shipping I ended up paying p...
by TenGrainBread
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just put my last Spyderco in a Zipper bag ...
Replies: 45
Views: 1733

Re: Just put my last Spyderco in a Zipper bag ...

It's an annoying issue but I doubt Spyderco is custom-machining phosphor bronze washers on a lathe in the factory. If they can buy them so can you, most likely.
by TenGrainBread
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers
Replies: 48
Views: 1996

Re: Police 4 K390 LW is shipping to dealers

OOS at Spyderco.
I pre-ordered at Knife Center a couple days ago.
by TenGrainBread
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 144
Views: 2677

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

Those who have worked in manufacturing know that tolerances are applied to all dimensions on an engineering print. It's bad engineering to apply super precise tolerances to every dimension of every part. Tell that to Chris Reeve. ;) Like I said, if aesthetics and symmetry are "critical" requirement...

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