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by Bill1170
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going against the grain
Replies: 73
Views: 2008

Re: Going against the grain

I have worked as a carpenter for over 40 years. Just as with knife users, there is a tiny minority of carpenters who geek out on the tools of their trade. A really great circular saw will have a smaller market that a really great folding knife for several reasons. First, the pool of circular saw use...
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura SE ffg
Replies: 32
Views: 2127

Re: Endura SE ffg

I LOL’d at reading the term “wedgefest.” It’s so true! My SE saber ground Endura is in near new condition because of this unfortunate reality. I should hand grind it to FFG, then start using it.
by Bill1170
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smith stones vs DMT stones.
Replies: 42
Views: 4946

Re: Smith stones vs DMT stones.

It is possible to quickly reprofile knives without spending big bucks on diamond plates. I have and love my DMT plates, plus a 140 Atoma (super nice!) and some no-name plates, but a cheap Norton Crystolon stone cuts fast and costs very little. Crystolon is made from silicon carbide, (SiC) and I use ...
by Bill1170
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Who´d like to see a knife along the lines of the Caribbean, but with a BACKLOCK?
Replies: 67
Views: 2734

Re: POLL: Who´d like to see a knife along the lines of the Caribbean, but with a BACKLOCK?

On CBBL knives the clips are tip up only because tip down the clip would interfere with the lock operation. Bear with me here. On a tip-up only knife, using the old barrel bolt clip fastening method has the advantage of eliminating all redundant clip holes. Back on topic, I believe it was Lance maki...
by Bill1170
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE Shaman or Caribbean?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: SE Shaman or Caribbean?

Caribbean because no choil, longer edge.
by Bill1170
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite sprint/exclusive released after join-date PLUS BONUS QUESTION
Replies: 25
Views: 855

Re: Your favorite sprint/exclusive released after join-date PLUS BONUS QUESTION

This is easy. It was the first-run smurf M390 PM2. Great steel plus my favorite color. Also, CQI fixed an issue that my standard 2010 PM2 had with the lock tab. It’s the only knife for which I bought a pre-need replacement. I sold my black PM2 to a friend for a low price shortly after getting the bl...
by Bill1170
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Spyderco came out on top
Replies: 42
Views: 1751

Re: How Spyderco came out on top

It’s no one product that puts Spyderco on top for me. It’s the company culture of making high performance tools at a fair price, with the main focus being how well they work rather than being pretty for appearances’ sake. Also the culture of transparency and integrity make Spyderco a company I feel ...
by Bill1170
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2718

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

Sumdumguy wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:41 pm
LC200N. Even though it's not on the list.
Same here. LC200N is balanced and rustproof. Only afi’s will want a non-stainless blade. The vast majority of users desire stainless.

Edited to add: Since LC200N isn’t on the poll, I picked CPM-20CV on the poll. Shouldn’t that be CTS?
by Bill1170
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 231
Views: 10028

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Since the Military is a bigger overall platform than the PM2, it is possible that a compression lock Military could be implemented in a fashion that improves on the glove-friendliness of the PM2. Don’t limit Spyderco designs to what has come before, let’s see what they develop.
by Bill1170
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 4614

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

The thing that bugs me with a serrated edge is that when you sharpen them on the corner of a stone (or the sharpmaker) you are slowly going to round off your pointy teeth ... Exactly. And as that happens the knife begins to perform better, not worse. There are VERY few tasks that respond better to ...
by Bill1170
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Customer Service...
Replies: 89
Views: 4834

Re: Bento Box Customer Service...

Let us know if it breaks in with some repetitive exercise.
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1734

Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

I often carry a Delica clipless in pocket. Anything longer tends to wedge sideways at the bottom and be hard to extract, but a Delica does fine.
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydie Blade Hump - I’ve seen the light
Replies: 16
Views: 913

Re: Spydie Blade Hump - I’ve seen the light

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:19 am
I came to appreciate the utility of the hump...thumb ramp...on Spydercos after first thinking they were ugly. After using them and discovering how it locks my hand in place, gives me more control, and protects me, I find they are beautiful.
Beauty is as beauty does.
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2185

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

The article was helpful for me for two reasons. One, it introduces the idea of finishing the apex with a softer Al2O3 Stone to clear some matrix off the carbides after first apexing with diamonds. Voilá! Micro serrations! (I can see how even larger serrations are better for tough rope or French brea...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder

Just last night I was over at a friend’s house and the question came up if the CBBL could be used in a design whose edge goes all the way to the handle. It appears that the hump at the front of the blade choil on the Manix 2 acts as the stop for a closed blade, so that particular design can’t just ...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder

And the Caribbean is proof that a compression lock folder can be made with edge to the handle.
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock
Replies: 43
Views: 2395

Re: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock

But seriously, all locks have to strike a balance between ease of use and resistance to accidental unlocking. In bare hands the compression lock strikes a good balance for me. With gloves on it’s hard to unlock. I’ve never had an accidental unlock with the compression lock. I could see a button comp...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock
Replies: 43
Views: 2395

Re: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:28 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:11 am
Meh...

Not for it or against it. I am not a fidgeter and I think knives look cleaner without it so I probably lean away from the idea.
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How about a Taichung like?
😀
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder

Just last night I was over at a friend’s house and the question came up if the CBBL could be used in a design whose edge goes all the way to the handle. It appears that the hump at the front of the blade choil on the Manix 2 acts as the stop for a closed blade, so that particular design can’t just r...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for the PM2 to come with tip up carry from the factory?
Replies: 34
Views: 1103

Re: Is it time for the PM2 to come with tip up carry from the factory?

For the record, it comes tip down because that's Eric Glesser's preference for the PM2. The designer's preference is actually what typically determines the "factory" clip position. Stay safe, Mike I am comforted to know that at Spyderco it is policy to respect the opinion of the designer in prefere...

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