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by Bill1170
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smooth Contoured PM2
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: Smooth Contoured PM2

Contoured G-10/CF will cost more than flat slabs because of the machining time required. The great thing about molded plastic is that, once molds are made/paid for, a contoured handle costs no more to mold than a flat one. Although I love a swoopy 3-D contoured handle, I find flatter folder handles ...
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Improved backlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: Improved backlocks

Price could be a reason to keep using the older, simpler back lock design.
by Bill1170
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which models bring out the best of each steel?
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: Which models bring out the best of each steel?

Thin slicey models bring out the best in ZDP-189. I’m thinking Caly line, FFG Delica, like that.
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thee Most Practical Spyder Of All Time? Your Choice?
Replies: 81
Views: 1713

Re: Thee Most Practical Spyder Of All Time? Your Choice?

My choice of the Delica earlier in this thread not only had to do with the quality of the model, but also because of the idea presented in the first post; a knife you could potentially gift to a family member or otherwise non-knife person, who may end up liking and carrying it. IMO, most non-knife ...
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac salt green frn lc200n shipping to dealers!
Replies: 212
Views: 8094

Re: Pac salt green frn lc200n shipping to dealers!

I love the brilliant green color! I’m sorely tempted to get one to assuage the recent loss of my SE Endela. It’d be the lightweight sibling to my Caribbean. Awesome color, especially with the blacked out hardware.
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thee Most Practical Spyder Of All Time? Your Choice?
Replies: 81
Views: 1713

Re: Thee Most Practical Spyder Of All Time? Your Choice?

For most people? Delica, hands down. It’s both big enough and small enough at the same time. Just let that sink in.
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Left handed PM2
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: Left handed PM2

As a right-handed user I was surprised to discover that the compression lock is easier to close left handed when I’m wearing gloves. Normally I use the knife in my dominant hand, depressing the lock tab with my right index finger. This proved difficult to do when doing yard work with leather gloves...
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Left handed PM2
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: Left handed PM2

As a right-handed user I was surprised to discover that the compression lock is easier to close left handed when I’m wearing gloves. Normally I use the knife in my dominant hand, depressing the lock tab with my right index finger. This proved difficult to do when doing yard work with leather gloves,...
by Bill1170
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW: Doing It My Way (no screw conversion)
Replies: 21
Views: 564

Re: Manix 2 LW: Doing It My Way (no screw conversion)

Rivets have the virtue of never coming undone by accident.
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?

JRinFL wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:41 pm
The molds have a finite lifespan as well, so maybe you are seeing the results of a mold replacement?
That’s a good point about mold wear. Hot nylon with thousands of short, abrasive glass fibers gets injected under very high pressure into those molds, thousands of times per day.
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?

Thanks, Jim. I believe it’s the first Spyderco I’ve ever lost. For the first few weeks I thought it’d turn up. It had very little use before I lost it. Check between the console and where the seat belt anchors and also where the seat is bolted. Best bet is to move the seat all of the way fwd, and c...
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?

The FRN handle on my Endela (now lost 😔) from a few months ago feels just the same as those on my older Seki Spydercos dating back as far as 2007. Bill, So sorry to hear you lost it. :( Jim Thanks, Jim. I believe it’s the first Spyderco I’ve ever lost. For the first few weeks I thought it’d turn up...
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?
Replies: 23
Views: 682

Re: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?

The FRN handle on my Endela (now lost 😔) from a few months ago feels just the same as those on my older Seki Spydercos dating back as far as 2007.
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CNC serrations
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: CNC serrations

Couldn’t a CBN-coated wheel with a rounded rim cut the hardened blank? In a vertical mill that’d mean clamping the blank vertically. With CBN it could be done dry or wet. A single small wheel could cut serrations large and small, but the process would be slow.
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FFG LC200N Aqua Salt Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: FFG LC200N Aqua Salt Poll

Serrated FFG would be great, uncoated blade. I like a bright, easy-to-spot handle like yellow or nuclear green.
by Bill1170
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 198
Views: 7866

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

Seatbelt cutting in a rescue situation might benefit from the pointy points because they’ll keep the edge from slipping off in a single cut scenario. For situations where one can saw back and forth, wavy serrations are better, in my opinion.
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: On knife design and the virtue of usability
Replies: 26
Views: 842

Re: On knife design and the virtue of usability

The Delica 4 was my first Spyderco knife. I have many D4’s now, all in FRN. it is an amazingly well balanced tool, the product of deep thought and iteration.

Thanks to Zuludelta for that well-written post.
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you can only have one Delica...
Replies: 54
Views: 1223

Re: If you can only have one Delica...

The good news is this: nobody is limiting you to only one Delica!
by Bill1170
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 198
Views: 7866

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

SE update: Inspired by this thread, I took my Caribbean to the CBN Sharpmaker rods and rounded the points further, followed by the medium and fine rods. This took maybe 20-30 minutes because it was already close. Now it cleanly slices and push cuts paper without snagging. I then began the larger tas...

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