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by Bill1170
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Zdp-189 myths and truths
Replies: 30
Views: 2085

Re: Zdp-189 myths and truths

ZDP is the only steel I always take to a high polish. Other steels do fine with an edge off the brown SM rods, but ZDP just begs to be refined. It also rewards that effort by holding high sharpness longer than any other steel I’ve tried.
by Bill1170
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Intro & Please Welcome!
Replies: 53
Views: 2507

Re: Intro & Please Welcome!

Welcome, Brandon! Taz is a good ally to have.
by Bill1170
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast
Replies: 51
Views: 2406

Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Delica FFG in FRN handle. It’s a size that will get carried by most men. It combines several virtues that are rare outside of Spyderco. It is very lightweight. It performs very well cutting things commonly encountered in our society (bagels, corrugated cardboard, arm hair, paper). It is fully ambide...
by Bill1170
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)
Replies: 28
Views: 1999

Re: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)

sal wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:25 pm
Eric has been considering doing a remake of the Temperance 2. What steel would be preferred?

sal
I’d like a less-brittle stainless steel like AEB-L, or LC200N. VG-10 is also good.
by Bill1170
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: Small knife saves Canadian man from grizzly bear

James Y wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 am
Years ago on the news, there was a report on (and interview with) a woman who had killed a mountain lion that was attacking her son. She stabbed it with what looked like a Buck 112 (they showed the knife).

Jim
Never underestimate a mother guarding her young.
by Bill1170
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Beards
Replies: 50
Views: 1954

Re: Beards

I grow a great handlebar moustache https://i.postimg.cc/4Nyq6Z56/293112-DA-F16-A-4464-B6-D8-1-BEA34-D177-DF.jpg I'm really curious what your search history looks like. Must have some pretty odd things in there to find all those pictures hahaha. I, too, wonder where Bloke finds his images. Some craz...
by Bill1170
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)
Replies: 28
Views: 1999

Re: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)

I could see a hidden tang reimagining of the Temperance 2 with a molded FRN handle. I’d prefer a stainless steel, not too expensive, like 9Cr18, which has performed very well in a Mule Team I own.
by Bill1170
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3825

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

Here's one that came to mind: Cutting ability is all about the sharpness of the apex and has nothing to do with the geometry behind the edge. - - - Shaving sharp edges don't necessarily cut well. Geometry plays a huge, huge role. Absolutely. As well as grit finish. I touched up my Resilience quickl...
by Bill1170
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2791

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

Bloke wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:10 pm
(Snip)

I no longer use a 40deg micro bevel on anything. :eek:
Same here. A straight 30 degree inclusive edge bevel works very well for me.
by Bill1170
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives that changed your minds - ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1551

Re: Knives that changed your minds - ?

The Manix 2 LW changed my mind about the CBBL. A friend gifted me one, so I committed to using it as my work knife for a month, and fell in love with both the knife and the lock.
by Bill1170
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3825

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

One myth I have seen on the forums (but less so on this one) is that a G-10 or CF folder handle is always “better” than a molded FRN handle.
by Bill1170
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3825

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

This is one of the oldest ones ever. "Sharp knives are more dangerous than dull ones" Absolutely. In fact it would be interesting to hear if anyone can actually justify that oft-quoted claim from their direct experience. I've seen plenty to contradict it. My father taught me at a very young age tha...
by Bill1170
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: reasons to like the compession lock:
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: reasons to like the compession lock:

Evil D wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:18 am
Just like with guns, the only real safety is trigger discipline. I don't put my trust in a lock, I just be careful. It's working pretty good so far. I've had a couple minor incidents but they were my fault and easy to learn from.
Quoted for truth.
by Bill1170
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 50
Views: 3097

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

My first Delica was saber ground. After getting a FFG Delica I was astonished at how much better it performed, especially in corrugated cardboard. After awhile I thinned out and convexed the SG Delica to improve its performance.
by Bill1170
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 61
Views: 4372

Re: H1 Revisited

Anecdotally, it's a good blade steel. Anecdotally, "German stainless" is "the best" steel for the kitchen. Objectively, there are better ways to hold an edge for many tasks. If the edge retention of the geometry/steel is good enough for your task and you benefit from the unmatched rust resistance o...
by Bill1170
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Santoku
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Santoku

Slippery handles in the kitchen are not for me. I prefer a handle that’s either faceted, textured, or contoured with a palm swell and guard. My hands are often wet while cutting food and I want to maintain control of the knife without having a death grip. The textured polypropylene handles on the cu...
by Bill1170
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I love my Police 4 and re Boye dent
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: I love my Police 4 and re Boye dent

Another vote for the Boye dent. I find it superior to backlocks without one. Comfort, safety, ease of manipulation are all better with the dent.
by Bill1170
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 149
Views: 6312

Re: Why all the Manix love?

Not sexy, designed in the dark, etc. the Manix is a wonderful working man’s tool. I disliked the look, mainly due to the very wide (“pocket hog”) handle, had no experience with the CBBL, didn’t want one. Then a friend gifted me a cut-down (waved) S110V Lightweight Manix, and I just love it. If you n...
by Bill1170
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which locks can you easily close one handed?
Replies: 36
Views: 1475

Re: Which locks can you easily close one handed?

If you include a thigh, I can close them all one handed. Except I have no idea what a phantom lock is! Gonna have to google it.
Okay, just watched a video. Very cool lock, looks easy to unlock one handed. I see why it has its name, too.
by Bill1170
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polished or Toothy finishes
Replies: 46
Views: 1070

Re: Polished or Toothy finishes

I love a polished edge on my ZDP knives because it holds a refined edge well, but most others I stop at either 1200 diamond or Sharpmaker brown rods. The reason is performance; that bit of tooth really helps blades bite into the work.

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