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by Bill1170
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBN Benchstone Comparison Question
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: CBN Benchstone Comparison Question

I got the 400/800 Spyderco CBN bench stone because my ancient 325 DMT plate was worn out after 30 years of use. If your diamond plates are in good condition and cover the same grit range, then I’ll say the CBN is not something you need.
by Bill1170
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In the end, who are sprint runs up to?
Replies: 39
Views: 917

Re: In the end, who are sprint runs up to?

Yes, thank you, Kristi. There is enough misunderstanding about special runs from Spyderco that your excellent explanation should be a sticky.
by Bill1170
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki or Golden Yellow?
Replies: 26
Views: 486

Re: Seki or Golden Yellow?

I don’t own any Golden-made yellow knives, so I never even considered the color difference. Looking at the photos, the Golden yellow looks more saturated and tending more towards orange, or even towards a gold color, which seems fitting. I like them all.
by Bill1170
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

The Drew does have a slight recurve, and since the blade is half the thickness of the Respect it cuts much better, but if I had to pick one to use for an axe, it wouldn't be Damascus. I find the handle of the Respect a bit small for a blade of this size and weight, one big reason I was considering ...
by Bill1170
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 29
Views: 607

Re: Bearded chef knife

Here is a quick video from the maker. Yes, he is a Kiwi in New Zealand. He demonstrated most of the holds but hopefully in the following ones he will demonstrate the finger in the hole rock method. The thinner kitchen one will be a better slicer obviously. What do you think? https://youtu.be/GDCAHZ...
by Bill1170
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

I see many similarities between your two Bowies. The Drew custom appears to have slight recurve near the ricasso. The Respect has a pointier tip.

Are either of those two users? If not, it’s all down to aesthetics. If yes, how do they compare in use?
by Bill1170
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker
Replies: 45
Views: 1200

Re: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker

Pokey wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:57 am
When I saw the picture of the base of Vivi's Sharpmaker my first thought was I wonder what the tabletop would look like if you were sharpening a Whale Rescue Knife? :D
Sharpening a Whale Rescue blade would be a reason to mount the Sharpmaker on a high block to give lots of clearance.
by Bill1170
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bearded chef knife
Replies: 29
Views: 607

Re: Bearded chef knife

The image only showed up after I hit reply to say there wasn’t any image. And what showed up looked like a hunting knife. After posting my reply I saw the bearded knife and then it made sense at last. Edited a second time to add: For chopping vegetables the bearded pattern looks like it puts less st...
by Bill1170
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker
Replies: 45
Views: 1200

Re: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker

One 204 Sharpmaker every 20 years seems a small price to pay for constant sharp edges on PE and SE alike. And good pointy tips. 👍🏼
by Bill1170
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker
Replies: 45
Views: 1200

Re: Tonight I Wore Through a Sharpmaker

Evil D wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:45 am
Wow. I cringe when I nick my base. I almost never go that far down with my stroke.
Same here. I’m guessing Vivi moves a lot faster than I do.
by Bill1170
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does Taichung Apply a Microbevel?
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Does Taichung Apply a Microbevel?

My new Spyderco knives have come with a straight grind without a microbevel.
by Bill1170
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 144
Views: 2828

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

An interesting aside: traditional multi-bladed slipjoints accommodate two blades nestling in the same trough with pivots on opposite ends by offsetting the blades so they miss one another. I carried and used such knives for decades and never felt limited by the asymmetry of the blades when folded. T...
by Bill1170
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 144
Views: 2828

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

Depends on the knife, If it's full flat ground in the way spydercos usually are or if the sabre grind ends before contact with the handle, then slight off center-itude is usually fine since there's very little chance of blade rubbing. But if the grind is close enough to the handle when closed it ca...
by Bill1170
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 144
Views: 2828

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

Many knife fans care more about aesthetics than function because they have little practical need for a pocket knife. If folding knives are man-jewelry first and matter separators second, it stands to reason that aesthetics will hold higher importance for those customers.
by Bill1170
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gotta quit going to gun shows!
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: Gotta quit going to gun shows!

My M390 blue PM2 is a user. It was my main work knife for four years, still gets a lot of use even now. M390 reminds me of VG-10, only with more wear resistance. It’s a very well-balanced blade steel for all around use.
by Bill1170
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re: SE H1 vs SE LC200N (NOT by Wartstein, OP seems to be gone)
Replies: 33
Views: 671

Re: SE H1 vs SE LC200N

Any steel has better slicing edge retention while serrated than with a plain edge. Maybe Eric was saying something else. The difference between PE H1 and SE H1 edge retention is greater than the edge retention difference in other steels compared in each edge type. There is a wider disparity between...
by Bill1170
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Steel Question
Replies: 21
Views: 670

Re: Liner Steel Question

Hi James, Thebard42, When this question has come up in the past, Sal has referred to heat treating and even cryoing the liners. (Cryo would potentially add dimensional stability, due to the transformation of any retained austenite.) I’m not sure if that applies to all cases, and the comments were a...
by Bill1170
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 260
Views: 11271

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

Chisel-ground blades are great for shaving filler flush to a surface. Was trimming partially hardened epoxy from some posts I’d rot repaired, and the Endura 4 SE did a great job, taking nice thin shavings to get me close so it wouldn’t require a ton of sanding when fully cured. The wavy serrations a...
by Bill1170
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 260
Views: 11271

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

VG-10 lasts a lot longer at the PE tip of an SE blade than H-1 does. My Pacific Salt frustrated me with rapid dulling of the tip area.
by Bill1170
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: List of Spyderco folders with a stepped pivot ? (PM2 pivot)
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: List of Spyderco folders with a stepped pivot ? (PM2 pivot)

Is the stepped pivot unique to Golden-made models? I don’t disassemble my folders, so rely on reports from others who do. I also wonder what contributes to the difference between PM2 being “drop-shutty” and the Caribbean not being that way. I don’t need this feature, but I love it on my PM2.

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