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by Bill1170
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 49
Views: 2808

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: 417

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: 391

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: 93
Views: 3312

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: 1374

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: 905

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.
by Bill1170
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean vs Military
Replies: 59
Views: 2780

Re: Caribbean vs Military

Check out the cutting test in this review. https://knifeinformer.com/spyderco-military-s110v-review/ I own 2 Millies and I love the knife. I can’t bring myself to purchase the Caribbean because it is butt ugly . Everything else, steel, lock, blade shape is right up my alley and the knife will go to...
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sliverax bearing race CQI progression
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: Sliverax bearing race CQI progression

That's interesting; are the circular marks in the recesses original machining marks? Also, what sort of compound did you use to smooth out your first piece? Did it take very long or much effort? I ask because I'm thinking about trying to smooth out the tang on my V-Toku Stretch; despite thorough cl...
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel "spoiled" you?
Replies: 49
Views: 1247

Re: Which steel "spoiled" you?

The decent stainless used by Victorinox spoiled me as a child because it took a good edge and never rusted. Many years later my first Delica in ZDP-189 spoiled me with its ability to hold a razor edge for a long time. Now S110V spoils me for how long it holds a working edge even in the face of nasty...
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: High HRC is not equal high wear resistance
Replies: 24
Views: 831

Re: High HRC is not equal high wear resistance

Edge finish and cutting style. 220- 400 grit with a draw slicing motion More of the harder carbides are exposed with a rougher finish at the teeth of the edge. Take s110v and Jack it to 65 with a boutique HT and you'll smoke the softer s110v. So hardness has a place for edge performance A stronger ...
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust
Replies: 26
Views: 1242

Re: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust

Sal is the master of understatement.
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave

The best thing about those clamp-on wave hooks is that they can be installed and removed without damaging the underlying knife. And they look better than a zip tie. I still prefer a hook cut right into the blade.
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave

A factory waved Matriarch seems better and more elegant than a Civilian with a zip tie wave mod.
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dull SE vs sharp SE
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Dull SE vs sharp SE

Yes, please make the video. Sometimes pictures speak louder than words, and I suspect this is one of those times.
by Bill1170
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 1155

Re: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?

Yes. Don’t know about the safety, but being able to locate the lock release by feel is very good.
by Bill1170
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials
Replies: 36
Views: 1189

Re: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials

One could take the long view. All elements heavier than hydrogen were created in the fusion forge of a star, then ejected when the star died. Collecting and purifying the metals from which blades are made is already an exercise in recycling.
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The backup that helps you sleep at night... ;)
Replies: 40
Views: 1027

Re: The backup that helps you sleep at night... ;)

Back when Bento Box Shop offered preorders on the first run of M390 PM2’s I ordered two. One was my daily work knife for 3-4 years, while the other sits in its box, relegated to pre-need replacement status. I don’t lose or break many knives, it seems. Still, I think I waited almost a year for them a...
by Bill1170
Fri May 31, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1175

Re: seat belt cutting

The big advantage of SE for seatbelt cutting is that the points grab the fabric as it’s being cut so the blade cuts it in one pull. I know a very sharp PE will work as well, but it might slide off before the cut is completed. Again, as mentioned above, fine motor skills are reduced in such circumsta...
by Bill1170
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened....
Replies: 28
Views: 1016

Re: So this happened....

Thanks for the kind words all :) Yes, it is a favorite, and I carry it a lot. https://i.ibb.co/6J49QPK/20190528-170634.jpg I had just used it to cut up a bunch of fruit, cheese, and meat for a friend and I, and set it on a tray table to watch tv. Used it to cut the strawberries and spread peanutbut...
by Bill1170
Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

It seems one could make a jig to guide a small ball nose bit in a Dremel to mill the slots for the wire clip. A milling machine is going to be a lot easier, but fewer people own them.

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