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by Ramonade
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 909
Views: 62825

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Finally managed to get a good edge on my Native 5 LW in s110v. I had to use a microbevel because i kept introducing micro chipping at the apex. The knife has been sharpened at the initial ~15° edge from 100F to 400F grits of the diamond bonded in resin of the venev whetstones and then a 19° microbev...
by Ramonade
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 329
Views: 32839

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

Any input is good from my point of view. Trying the SE is like discovering the knife world once again for me ! I like the sound of "allround blade", considering i'll be trying this with no particular use in mind, the use cases will come along the way :) Thank both of you, next month is gon...
by Ramonade
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife later grew on you?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Which knife later grew on you?

I do not know if you meant for all knives or just Spydercos, but I'll keep it to Spyderco just in case. For me it's the Manix 2. Had it for some years without really using it. This summer, going to help a friend restoring his house, I picked it up only for the blade length, and to not break another ...
by Ramonade
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Endura/Byrd style Tanto tip release?
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: An Endura/Byrd style Tanto tip release?

IMHO tantos often perform less than the other blade shapes Spyderco might use. Ok the tip is more "durable/tough", but I never broke any tip on my knives (even being somewhat stupid with them sometimes). I'm more about cutting performance, and then we see hollow grinds on tantos for cuttin...
by Ramonade
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 329
Views: 32839

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

I totally agree with carrying a knife with a perpetual "perfect", fine edge. I do not let any of them go in the working edge territory. Super steels just (often, but not always) keep this fine edge longer, that's the benefit i take from them. I own enough knife to allow myself to sharpen a...
by Ramonade
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 5348
Views: 566808

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

Certainly the most used knife/multi-tool in my collection, always have it on me :grin-smiling-eyes.

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by Ramonade
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 329
Views: 32839

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

I did impulse buy a ZDP-189 Endura 4 lol.
But the next thing on my list is definitely a SE knife. The edge retention being improved on SE makes it so I can stick With the basic VG10 Endela no problem. Isnt H1 pretty different in SE configuration too btw?
by Ramonade
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The joy of a near perfect specimen
Replies: 18
Views: 670

Re: The joy of a near perfect specimen

Same with my Maxamet Para 3, best action on a Para 3 yet, fit and finish top notch, peerfect centering, and cherry on top : really really good factory edge.
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeJoy 20cv Endura4
Replies: 90
Views: 4239

Re: KnifeJoy 20cv Endura4

20cv is basically m390, so I already know how it behaves, that's no fun !
I'm eager to see what surprises ZDP-189 has in stock for me ^^
I do not pry or anything else with my knives, I just cut a lot of meat, paper against cutting board, cardboard, etc.
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 ZDP-189
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: Endura 4 ZDP-189

I see, so the fact that the carbides are formed from chromium won't make it as much of a pain sharpening? I had quite a learning curve on s110v, took me 3 edges too gauge the pressure and starting grit ( I started too low, with really little pressure but that was enough too chip the edge while raisi...
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 ZDP-189
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: Endura 4 ZDP-189

By the way, before starting to play with it tomorrow night :

How does it compare to Spyderco's s110v in term of brittleness, does it have a tendancy to chip less, or more ?
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeJoy 20cv Endura4
Replies: 90
Views: 4239

Re: KnifeJoy 20cv Endura4

Only reason I didn't try the 20cv Endura 4 instead of the ZDP-189 FFG one is that the shipping from US might have ended badly (don't know this website's overseas shippings well).
That would've been the same price including shipping. Hope it wasn't a mistake lol.
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Random: General Spydie Chat
Replies: 218
Views: 6190

Re: Random: General Spydie Chat

I often customize the looks, carrying and action of my knives. I've modified some to allow other means of opening (turned a kizer thumbstuds linerlock into a frontflipper). All of my "Para" Spydercos have a custom clip, the Sage 5 LW and Chapparal LW too. The Chap had some issues with the ...
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning the sharpening rods
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: Cleaning the sharpening rods

BKF does a great job, that's for sure. I found that when I use the white eraser, the rods were never dirty enough to warrant a bar keepers friend scrubbing. Maybe give it a try and tell me what you think. Thanks!! Michael Hey I realize those artist's erasers do indeed remove quite a bit of the meta...
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Poll: CPM MagnaCut
Replies: 139
Views: 14484

Re: Poll: CPM MagnaCut

If a mule can be bought without already being part of the mule team (would be my first!) I would love to. 1. France. When the time comes, all you have to do is buy from the Spyderco website when they are available. Mules are available to the public but only directly from Spyderco. Make sure you cre...
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 ZDP-189
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: Endura 4 ZDP-189

I dont think it'll be a problem since I already sharpen Maxamet !



edit : typo
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Poll: CPM MagnaCut
Replies: 139
Views: 14484

Re: Poll: CPM MagnaCut

If a mule can be bought without already being part of the mule team (would be my first!) I would love to.

1. France.
by Ramonade
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "others" are in the mail?
Replies: 860
Views: 203535

Re: What "others" are in the mail?

Ordered a Sheepsfoot Griptillian (550) with the hole and all. Received it. Sent it back. The action is not so bad, but having little to no liners and niolox handle and STILL being that heavy is not that nice feeling. In addition, the "spidey-hole" had a bad finish, with a knob of 0.,5 mm o...
by Ramonade
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 ZDP-189
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: Endura 4 ZDP-189

Now I'll just be lacking s90v and k390 hehe
by Ramonade
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 ZDP-189
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: Endura 4 ZDP-189

Ordered. Always wanted to try ZDP-189, and the Endura (might be a bit long but eh, more knife is more knife). I received my first Griptillian today (sheepsfoot), and immediately decided to return it, I'm decidely not made for the ergos and grinds of some brands... At least i'll have just a bit to pu...

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