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by Bill1170
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?
Replies: 64
Views: 1081

Re: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?

Never in use, but once in storage. I had some knives in a plastic toolbox with a gasketed lid. A friend gave me a pouch of Damp Rid, a chemical dehumidifier, to protect my knives. So I put the packet in the toolbox with some knives. Months later, I opened the box. To my dismay the knives were swimmi...
by Bill1170
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mandatory Spyderedges: Who Else Agrees?
Replies: 25
Views: 496

Re: Mandatory Spyderedges: Who Else Agrees?

Mandatory Spyderedges? That's a hard NO from me. While I believe some models would have been best in a Spyderedge only, I'll leave the business decisions to the those who have built a very successful business. This. Spyderco has to remain a viable business. They adjust their offerings to efficientl...
by Bill1170
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coming back to the plain Delica 4 after experiencing the entire lineup
Replies: 54
Views: 1132

Re: Coming back to the plain Delica 4 after experiencing the entire lineup

Back when I could go to my church or teach in person I often carried a clipless Delica 4 in my pocket. It really is all the knife one needs to carry in those environments. It disappears in my pocket, yet is so capable when needed. Now I wear cargo pants 99% of the time, so I carry bigger blades. But...
by Bill1170
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thank you Sal for the pink Delica
Replies: 45
Views: 739

Re: Thank you Sal for the pink Delica

prndltech wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:36 am
Am I the only guy here that would carry a pink knife?
Definitely not! The pink and black combo is gorgeous. Those and the toxic green Salts both tickled my *want* button. I’m a sucker for bright colors.
by Bill1170
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are you buying from Reveal 6?
Replies: 44
Views: 784

Re: What are you buying from Reveal 6?

PE & SE Pacific Salts CBN Bench stone Police LW K390 is a maybe. If I didn't own the K390 G10 version I'd get one for sure, its a great steel. I'm a little surprised they went with such high grits for the CBN stone (400/800 mesh). Comparing them to the DMT FAQ it seems the coarse side will be in be...
by Bill1170
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Remoove metal liner
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Remoove metal liner

Hi Jull, Welcome to our forum. You are thinking that the horn scales will support the pivots and screws? sal Do you think horn scales cant suport the pivots and screws? Horn is weaker than G-10 or steel. Like wood, horn is stronger in one direction than another. Steel and G-10 are equally strong in...
by Bill1170
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Deep carry clip for Strech 2 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Deep carry clip for Strech 2 ?

How about no clip?
by Bill1170
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean SE Mega Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 3447

Re: Caribbean SE Mega Thread

The SE Caribbean blade is FFG. But its primary bevel is a chisel grind (like all other Spyderedges). The bevel’s side opposite the presentation side remains on the same plane as the blade’s FFG. Has there been talk about creating a Spyderedge by grinding each side of the bevel equally? Would such a...
by Bill1170
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Odd milestone - who took all the g10?

I think I just love variety. G10 in different colors and textures, micarta, terotuf, wood - they can all be beautiful and I appreciate different materials for different models and uses. And frn is practical and can be any color under the sun. I often prefer g10 to frn, but I like several frn models...
by Bill1170
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shop / garage / beater knife.
Replies: 31
Views: 771

Re: Shop / garage / beater knife.

My main knife in my shop is a Mule Team 9Cr18Mo ($20 when they came out) with homemade contoured canvas phenolic (AKA micarta) handle scales. I also use Lenox utility knives and have a Bow River in readiness.
by Bill1170
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1287

Re: Best "work knives"?

I posted this in another thread but I feel it rings true here... https://imgur.com/a/LtrUksr I gave this knife to a friend of mine... a year later, this is what it looks like. I just gave him a SE delica and we’ll see what happens. He does construction/remodels for a living. A little solvent should...
by Bill1170
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1287

Re: Best "work knives"?

I have two folders that work really well for my work duties. One is a Manix LW S110V with the spine cut down to A) make a thinner blade and B) create a wave hook. The other is a Caribbean SE leaf.
by Bill1170
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New here & just bought 3 knives
Replies: 63
Views: 1100

Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Welcome, Black Pearl. It’s nice to see such enthusiasm from a new member here. It’s been a few posts since someone recommended the Sharpmaker, so I’ll do it again. All knives dull with use, therefore sharpening them is part of the hobby. Definitely watch the video on how to use it. The Delica was my...
by Bill1170
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10?
Replies: 45
Views: 1238

Re: VG-10?

I have all these fancy steels and honestly a lot of their benefits are lost on me. I still have several knives with VG-10 and I could be happy with just those. Plus VG-10 looks really cool if you look at it in the right light :) I wonder what it is about VG-10 that creates the shimmering look it ha...
by Bill1170
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 or S30V first knife steel?
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: VG-10 or S30V first knife steel?

Tamahagane was developed in ancient Japan for knives/swords/instruments of woodworking. Similarly the wootz steel.
by Bill1170
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think I caught SE fever
Replies: 69
Views: 1433

Re: I think I caught SE fever

Hey, JD: I totally agree that serrations have their place. In fact, I carry a SpyderEdge Wharncliffe Delica 4 as my daily utility knife. My post was intended to correct the mistaken notion that when serrations "grab" clothing, they yank the knife out of your hand. I never said that, so I wanted to ...
by Bill1170
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10?
Replies: 45
Views: 1238

Re: VG-10?

JD, I've never tried VG-10 serrated, probably because I love H1 SE so much. H-1 SE is great, but isn’t available from Spyderco in full flat grind due to requirements of manufacturing. FFG SE makes a huge difference in my uses. I second the recommendation for a SE Endela in VG-10. It’s a nice in-bet...
by Bill1170
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Double Edged Finger Ring Fixed Blade
Replies: 36
Views: 934

Re: Double Edged Finger Ring Fixed Blade

If the ergonomics are such that it feels the same in your hand when using both edges (meaning, not shaped like a Swick) then it would be an interesting knife, sort of Spyderco's take on a double edged gardening knife (Hori-Hori) but with a little self defense potential mixed in with the ring. https...
by Bill1170
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2271

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

The core definition of “paradigm”. Not from a dictionary but from the man who discovered it: “For well-integrated members of a particular discipline, its paradigm is so convincing that it normally renders even the possibility of alternatives unconvincing and counter-intuitive. Such a paradigm is op...

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