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by Bill1170
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 64
Views: 2685

Re: Mule Team Survey

Hey, everyone: As most of you know, the Mule Team will be returning in the future. We'd love to ask you some questions that could assist us with our plans. If you purchased a Mule Team previously, please take a few moments to answer the following questions. Please copy and paste the questions into ...
by Bill1170
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micro Serrations
Replies: 64
Views: 2180

Re: Micro Serrations

Still searching for my scope. When I first got the scope, I took an old razor, sharpening it to 2000 grit, and then a light stropping with leather and Dialux blue. Looked at a few places along the edge at 250x, I could see a faint scratch pattern, I think? I shaved with it, stropped it, and then cu...
by Bill1170
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One of the best bargains of the 21 century?
Replies: 22
Views: 1086

Re: One of the best bargains of the 21 century?

post deleted because quoting was irreparably broken. I don’t know why.
by Bill1170
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: custom base for sharpmaker
Replies: 67
Views: 3302

Re: custom base for sharpmaker

We could design a "V" sharpener with adjustable angles. The cost would be high and we don't know if the "afi" market is big enough to warrant the design time and tooling cost. Yeah, I had the idea to 3d print a design where two blocks have pivots and gears so they move in sync with each other, but ...
by Bill1170
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?
Replies: 24
Views: 1347

Re: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?

For that specification, I like the Stretch 1, the PM2, and the Manix 2 LW. Of the 3, only my PM2 is unmodified. I’ve cut away part of the spine on the Stretch and the Manix was made into a cut-down wave by a buddy. They are all really good, but I adore the pointy tip on the PM2. Interestingly, these...
by Bill1170
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Worn out torx screws
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: Worn out torx screws

As a carpenter my own experience is that Torx recesses resist stripping better than Robertson recesses. On a #9-10 screw that would be T-25 vs R2.
by Bill1170
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Zeroed In: Sal Glesser
Replies: 28
Views: 2334

Re: Zeroed In: Sal Glesser

Seeing a picture of those ground-down keys was a real treat. (Pocket dump picture near the end.) Thanks for posting this, Michael! Indeed! I’ve done the same to the over-large heads of keys, for the same reason as Sal: reduce size and mass. Sometimes I file the faces of the heads flat so I can labe...
by Bill1170
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?
Replies: 55
Views: 4829

Re: What's your favorite thing & slices Spydie?

Chaparral and UKPK with their thin blades are a pleasure to use, but my best slicers are flat convexed FFG’s. The shoulders of a V-bevel needs a lot of force to push through rigid material. A convex negate that to a large degree. I have convexed a few: Military x3, PM2 x2, Stretch, Manix, Caly, Sag...
by Bill1170
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 mod with glass breaker
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Paramilitary 2 mod with glass breaker

So cars are now shipping with laminated side glass? This is the first I’d heard of that. That’ll make getting out really hard to do if the doors and windows don’t work. Wow. We will all need shaped charges to escape a wreck. Here is a link, if I’m allowed to post it on the forum https://www.google....
by Bill1170
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 mod with glass breaker
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Paramilitary 2 mod with glass breaker

So cars are now shipping with laminated side glass? This is the first I’d heard of that. That’ll make getting out really hard to do if the doors and windows don’t work. Wow. We will all need shaped charges to escape a wreck.
by Bill1170
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBN vs Daimond SM rods?
Replies: 23
Views: 1478

Re: CBN vs Daimond SM rods?

I hardly ever use my fine and ultrafine rods anymore. Finish bevel on diamonds, microbevel withe the browns. Pops hair off the arm and slices paper no problem. I prefer the tooth you get from that progression. All the stones are good to have though. Some steels work great at the high polishes of th...
by Bill1170
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE for cutting CPVC
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

Re: SE for cutting CPVC

CPVC is too hard to cut with a knife. You want a saw that removes a kerf in small shavings, as so many have already said. Knives are good for softer materials like clear vinyl tubing, but they wedge too hard in stiffer plastics.
by Bill1170
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Uncomfortably sharp Spydie hole
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Uncomfortably sharp Spydie hole

I’ve used a Sharpmaker rod to slightly pull the edge of an opening hole that was too sharp. It takes very little to get it right. A nice crisp edge on the hole makes opening the knife very easy.
by Bill1170
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: What serrated model would you prefer: FFG Endura SE (liners, VG10) or FFG Pac Salt 2 SE (no liners, LC200N)?
Replies: 21
Views: 1037

Re: POLL: What serrated model would you prefer: FFG Endura SE (liners, VG10) or FFG Pac Salt 2 SE (no liners, LC200N)?

I voted SE LC200N FFG Pacific Salt. From my understanding, the SE performance is similar to VG-10, and why turn down that Salt goodness of being rustproof?
by Bill1170
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military with Compression Lock?
Replies: 103
Views: 3175

Re: Military with Compression Lock?

Pancake wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:19 pm
How did we get from compression lock to wood hardness ratings?
Use this one simple trick: read the entire thread to find out.
by Bill1170
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military with Compression Lock?
Replies: 103
Views: 3175

Re: Military with Compression Lock?

Redwood is one of the softest commercially important woods used in construction here in the USA. Cedar is similar. Most other softwoods (needles for leaves) are harder/more dense when dry. So are most hardwood species. Gum (eucalyptus) is really hard. I pity the carpenter in Oz who has to carry or h...
by Bill1170
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military with Compression Lock?
Replies: 103
Views: 3175

Re: Military with Compression Lock?

I agree with those who say we want the current Military to remain as it is (unless Spyderco can produce a design that truly improves everything about this iconic design). The Military is probably the finest implementation of the liner lock in production today. It is one of the only liner locks I’ll ...
by Bill1170
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle
Replies: 41
Views: 1814

Re: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle

I’m in for a Golden-made no choil folder in the 3.5”-4” blade length. Knives that size have handles big enough for my hands without needing a choil. CBBL would be nice if that lock can work without a choil or ricasso. Compression lock is also good, maybe a button compression lock.
by Bill1170
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different

The Manix LW in FRCP is very different than the FRN models. I mean the construction is different. So it’s an apples and oranges comparison. Deacon’s remark about the properties of the two compounds is on point. The FRCP is stiffer than the FRN, which allows a rigid handle without steel liners. This ...
by Bill1170
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 43
Views: 2553

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

A ZDP Delica was my first Spyderco knife. I still have it. I can attest that ZDP-189 responds very well to polishing, whether at the edge or over the entire blade, and polishing helps a lot with keeping corrosion from starting.

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