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by Bill1170
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Grip discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Grip discussion

I can grip the PM2 with all four fingers on the handle. Any shorter and that wouldn’t be possible. I almost never use the choil on this knife or on my Stretch. I much prefer grasping only the handle. That said, I will on occasion pinch a blade near the tip for detail work, or to limit penetration wh...
by Bill1170
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?
Replies: 39
Views: 869

Re: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?

tonijedi wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:59 am
Wrong answers so far, so I'll unveil the smoothest cutter:
Spyderco Kitchen Utility Knife 6" Plain Edge.
You're welcome :D
Came to write this same thing. Fine grained steel- check, low edge bevel - check, thin blade stock - check.
by Bill1170
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favourite method to open PM2?
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Favourite method to open PM2?

Slow roll here, too. It gives control and is less alarming to any bystanders.
by Bill1170
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?
Replies: 64
Views: 1193

Re: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?

Yardwork and food prep are the only tasks I do with a folder where a >4” blade would be useful.
by Bill1170
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 33
Views: 883

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

Open knife, insert lanyard, close knife to cut lanyard. Easy as pie!
by Bill1170
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket Clip Sizing/Compatibility Info
Replies: 22
Views: 405

Re: Pocket Clip Sizing/Compatibility Info

Another vote for making this a sticky.
by Bill1170
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?
Replies: 66
Views: 1519

Re: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?

Day 4: as everything seems to be wrapped in plastic these days, that's what my knife cut today. I used it to trim some glass fiber net at work (some soft stuff). There must be something wrong with my knives as I went to check and those that were H1 are still H1 and those that were VG10 still read V...
by Bill1170
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: School Project: How is blade steel made?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: School Project: How is blade steel made?

Factory knives are most often cut from sheets of steel, but bolstered blades are forged from thicker stock. Simpler steels with lower carbon content are typically blanked by stamping. Stamping is fast and inexpensive when done at scale. However, higher end steels don’t stamp well, at which point las...
by Bill1170
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBBL vs Compression Lock: Which Action is More Satisfying When Broken/Dialed In
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: CBBL vs Compression Lock: Which Action is More Satisfying When Broken/Dialed In

They are both really good. I find the compression lock easier to close than the CBBL, especially when my hands are slippery. Vivi’s point about the CBBL being safer than detent-based locks when closed is a valuable observation. Fortunately I have never had a comp lock open in my pocket, probably bec...
by Bill1170
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen Knife Sprints: Any Interest?
Replies: 33
Views: 593

Re: Kitchen Knife Sprints: Any Interest?

I assume that the Murray Carter knives will be made in Japan since it uses Super Blue. Dammit, I was excited about those until I read this thread. :( And smiling once again, since the March Spyderco Byte says there will also be a version of these with black G-10 handles and BD1N blades. :) Yes, tha...
by Bill1170
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean SE Mega Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1350

Re: Caribbean SE Mega Thread

Thank you for a comprehensive review. Caribbean is my next knife.
by Bill1170
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean different scales
Replies: 53
Views: 1036

Re: Caribbean different scales

I have one in the bubble bee scales. It's not my favorite but I don't mind. If they did another scale I'd like to see a top to bottom contour as opposed to the milled ridges. If they're going to spend time milling, may as well be to make it more hand fitting (like the d'allara). Why not both? The r...
by Bill1170
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Space Corps knife??
Replies: 96
Views: 10213

Re: Space Corps knife??

(Snip) We had C Rations when I served and they had a special tool for opening them called a P38 can opener. It even had a small hole in it to put on your dog tag chain. Why do MREs require a knife modification? Anyone? I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that MRE’s don’t require a knife modific...
by Bill1170
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad
Replies: 31
Views: 618

Re: Reputable Online Retailer Sugestions and Experiences Good or Bad

Knifeworks have been reliably good and are my go-to dealer. The one time they made an error on an order (I paid for two of the same exclusive and they only shipped one) they made it right with no drama once contacted.
by Bill1170
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a folding Waterway?
Replies: 16
Views: 392

Re: How about a folding Waterway?

The downsides of a folder full of blood and gore become a lot milder when that folder is a Salt series. Nevertheless, a folding Waterway is an interesting design challenge. If Lance comes up with something I’ll be very curious to see how he addresses the challenge.
by Bill1170
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Space Corps knife??
Replies: 96
Views: 10213

Re: Space Corps knife??

You are misinformed on this subject. The article you shared just proves my point... Even their high dpm/kgm values are LOWER than Earth background radiation. Ok, let me explain again. Yes, no cobalt in actual measurable/impactful amounts. The article you linked says that the production of cobalt 60...
by Bill1170
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Space Corps knife??
Replies: 96
Views: 10213

Re: Space Corps knife??

-No cobalt in the blade steel (cobalt captures neutrons, emits beta and gamma radiation and turns into nickel) You are confusing Cobalt 59, the natural, by far the most abundant and only stable cobalt isotope, with Cobalt 60, a synthetic radioactive isotope that has the property you mentioned. The ...
by Bill1170
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which endura?
Replies: 27
Views: 691

Re: Which endura?

I really like the ergos of my blacked out pacific salt. I understand it is like some version of the endura. Which version of endura would you recommend? If you love the Pacific Salt ergonomics, then an Endura 3 is the same handle. You’ll be shopping the secondary market for one because Spyderco sto...
by Bill1170
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2, a delicate knife?
Replies: 67
Views: 1355

Re: Paramilitary 2, a delicate knife?

This is such a cyclical argument. We can get by just fine in life without spyderco, just like we don't need a knife with a lock or a knife with a functional lock (sorry ZT). We choose things either because it makes us happier or it performs a task better. That's it. I COMPLETELY understand that mos...
by Bill1170
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2, a delicate knife?
Replies: 67
Views: 1355

Re: Paramilitary 2, a delicate knife?

A PM2 was my only work knife for three years. The tip is delicate, but nothing else about that knife is delicate, based on my daily use. It is also easy to clean, with the open flow-through construction. Edited to add: I appreciate the fine tip of the PM2; it allows me to perform tasks that a fatter...

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