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by JimP
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is this on the new Spydiechef lock bar?
Replies: 157
Views: 15980

Re: What is this on the new Spydiechef lock bar?

Every Taichung framelock I’ve owned has the same cabidized lock face as shown in the pics, that includes 2x first gen Spydiechef’s, 3x Techno’s, a K2 and a Slysz Bowie. So it’s not a new thing and just like on CRKs it can wear through, my well used Spydiechef has worn through the carbidizing and dev...
by JimP
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?
Replies: 82
Views: 3997

Re: Why Don't You Like Framelocks?

I like a well made/designed framelock but have become very picky and wary over time as there is so much variation in effectiveness from manufacturer to manufacturer and even knife to knife. They now have to pass a couple of simple tests to stay around.
by JimP
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How did ZDP189 go from a stainless steel to carbon steel?
Replies: 57
Views: 3747

Re: How did ZDP189 go from a stainless steel to carbon steel?

harronek wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:29 pm

Does the clading process of the Caly blade change the ZDP properties somehow ?

Ken
That's an interesting question! Like galvanic corrosion and the ZDP acts as a sacrificial steel. Would be very interested in hearing from someone that is knowledgeable about such things.
by JimP
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First knife S110v - help me not screw it up.
Replies: 11
Views: 1291

Re: First knife S110v - help me not screw it up.

I just received a P3 in S110V, I put it to use immediately and found it lost it's edge far too quickly, I sharpened it up with the brown stones to shaving sharp, it continued to loose it's edge quickly. I redid the edge and did a nasty cardboard comparison with VG10, it's edge completely crumbled an...
by JimP
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Worst things to cut thread
Replies: 46
Views: 4541

Re: Worst things to cut thread

Nylon scouring pads....I cut up a couple before I knew better, it didn’t go well :rolleyes:
by JimP
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 steel plain edge retention
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: H1 steel plain edge retention

I'm not a VG10 lover but have used it a bit, in my Pepsi challenge VG10 has better edge retention than H1 PE by a noticeable margin, now LC200N vs VG10 is a different story, they appear to be much closer.
by JimP
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the best Spyderco that doesn't exist?
Replies: 113
Views: 14270

Re: What's the best Spyderco that doesn't exist?

Flipper - Advocate with M390/XHP/LC200N, ceramic bearings + detent. No orange peel, just stonewashed Ti.

Standard - Spydiechef with lock bar insert and Dodo clip.
by JimP
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 234
Views: 46840

Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

I agree, the Advocate is simply a fantastic design, so slim and comfortable in hand, multiple opening methods, finger choil, almost all the things on my flipper wish list....It really would be perfect for me and my uses if it was offered with a stainless blade, M390 or whatever really, the M4 limits...
by JimP
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could pick one discontinued knife to turn into a sprint..
Replies: 146
Views: 17952

Re: If you could pick one discontinued knife to turn into a sprint..

A Ti PPT with lock bar insert and XHP blade :cool:
by JimP
Tue May 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Elmax in Golden made knives
Replies: 20
Views: 2666

Re: Elmax in Golden made knives

ELMAX is a good steel, but not really all that different then S30V or S35VN in production blades. Personally I would rather see RWL-34 or CPM 154. :D I've had experience with Elmax, S30V and S35VN, I've had better luck with the Elmax so it's my preference of the 3, I'm yet to try but am very intere...
by JimP
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N Caribbean
Replies: 237
Views: 45227

Re: LC200N Caribbean

I am quite excited to see LC200N added to the line up. I am looking forward to my first knife in the steel so I can put it through its paces. Now here is my question: If LC200N is a little better than VG-10 in edge retention, is it as easy to sharpen? (some steels can be a bear) I can't tell a diff...
by JimP
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PPT Sprint Lockup
Replies: 20
Views: 2180

Re: PPT Sprint Lockup

Might just be an optical illusion, when I zoom right in I see the front edge has been eased which is normal and the rest of the ramp looks straight, I think it's good to go.
by JimP
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there an issue with new Cruwear models?
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

Re: Is there an issue with new Cruwear models?

And for the Seinfeld fans....

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..please, carry on....
by JimP
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Waterway Will Be Mine...
Replies: 243
Views: 35325

Re: The Waterway Will Be Mine...

The wait is starting to hurt....I've been carrying a Spydiechef for the past year or so and love the steel for EDC and carefree saltwater antics, really looking forward to having it in a fixed blade!
by JimP
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 276
Views: 35381

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

I've sure got my eye on it, it being called the "Redback Spyder" (https://youtu.be/DEROO4DgeTo; work the link to see Eric in Germany previewing other new knives as well). That's a cool name ;) , for anyone that is unaware, Redback is the name of a famous/infamous Australian spider pictured below. T...
by JimP
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM-M4 and the Sharpmaker
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: CPM-M4 and the Sharpmaker

I find M4 easier than 110v, after re-profiling my M4 mule on the diamond rods I have no problems doing touch ups with the ceramics, and after a quick strop it splits hairs.
by JimP
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shipping of internal parts
Replies: 232
Views: 137325

Re: Shipping of internal parts

I don't know how all knife companies deal with spares but will display the ones I do know. ZT/Kershaw send out most parts for free, an excellent service that puts them at the top of the heap, things like fancy pivots and milled clips need to be paid for, which is very fair. Benchmade send out many p...
by JimP
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Disapointed with customer service..
Replies: 109
Views: 8937

Re: Disapointed with customer service..

Whilst it can be inconvenient, there are not many makers that sell or willingly send out internal parts, Spyderco, Benchmade and CRK won't, however ZT/Kershaw do! and whilst I applaud them for it, I don't see it becoming the norm...
by JimP
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef or slys bowie
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: Spydiechef or slys bowie

The Bowie is my favourite Spyderco that I never use....while it feels fairly good in hand, has too much belly though still functions well and is the best finished and sexiest Spydie I've owned, I simply find the Spydiechef is the most useful and comfortable EDC and general use folding knife. The lac...
by JimP
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Waterway Will Be Mine...
Replies: 243
Views: 35325

Re: The Waterway Will Be Mine...

https://www.knifeworks.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/4/3/43gp.1.png Saw this today. No idea if it's the final version but I like how this looks. Grippy G10 texture and a narrow sheath. Even more excited for it. This package looks awesome, the sheath l...

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