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by Bill1170
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 448
Views: 56411

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I had a three-day fever last Sunday through Tuesday. My doctor ordered a COVID test, which I took late Tuesday and am still waiting for the results of. Meanwhile, my wife and I are stuck at home. Not a bad fate, but inconvenient. She never got symptoms. I’ve been fine since Wednesday morning (today ...
by Bill1170
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

Baron Mind wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:01 pm
Lube makes the action worse on all my PM2s/Para 3s. I assume the manix would be the same.
Curious. My experience is different. I find that lubrication improves the action of my PM2.
by Bill1170
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

Apply oil alongside the blade when open, then from the spine with blade half open. Work the blade open and closed several times, then wipe up any excess with a tissue. Use a thin oil and capillary action will work its magic.
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21556
Views: 1687698

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Caribbean leaf SE. Great cutter.
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 10 years
Replies: 60
Views: 2653

Re: 10 years

Thank you, David, for your many contributions. This forum runs on enthusiasm and curiosity, two parents to real knowledge. You exemplify both traits.
by Bill1170
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: TeroTuf!
Replies: 122
Views: 7692

Re: TeroTuf!

I’m interested to hear how TeroTuf holds up over time. The polyester fabric sounds solid but the polyester resin matrix is typically both weaker and less chemically resistant than the epoxy resin in G-10 or the phenolic resin in micarta.
by Bill1170
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 162
Views: 10899

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

If cost and weight were no objects, a scale made from textured “Magic Gold” would be great. This is pure 24 carat gold reinforced with microscopic boron nitride fibers throughout. The resulting composite looks like pure gold (the matrix) but is as hard as stainless steel, thanks to the fibers. Hublo...
by Bill1170
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hollow Grinds
Replies: 35
Views: 2098

Re: Hollow Grinds

When honing a straight razor on a stone, the edge bevel is self-jigging because you lay the blade onto the stone with the edge and the spine both touching the stone. The hollow grind makes this possible.
by Bill1170
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 162
Views: 10899

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

That's because you use knives. People buy these to show off next to their other expensive brass and copper toys. True, I laugh at seeing all these super expensive knives and other "edc gear" on $25 handkerchiefs and none of it is used. I did a spoof photo once, with a paper towel folded up with my ...
by Bill1170
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Utility Knife is SHARP!! (The weirdest thing just happened...)
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: The weirdest thing just happened...

I had to wait for two full months to finally receive my Counter Puppy last week. I ordered a Utility Knife in MBS-26 steel four days ago, at the same eBay dealer. It was FedExed (at $8.48 shipping - at least that's what I paid), and I received it TODAY. :eek: It's wicked sharp! :) Can't wait to cut...
by Bill1170
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 162
Views: 10899

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

Good for those who like heavy knives, I guess. It's very handsome.
by Bill1170
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else dislike the wire pocket clip?
Replies: 70
Views: 3524

Re: Anyone else dislike the wire pocket clip?

The wire clip on my Manix LW has been carried for hundreds of working days. It has not loosened at all; it’s just right. I agree with those who say the spoon clip holds better on heavier knives. In short, I really like my one wire clip, and would love to see a heavier gauge version for heavier knive...
by Bill1170
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock
Replies: 86
Views: 5553

Re: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock

Hand size plays a role, grip plays a role too. While I'm a big fan of the compression lock, I'd hate to see spyderco switch everything over to it. It's important for all of us to interact with views that challenge our own, and nothing helps you understand why you prefer one lock than talking cordia...
by Bill1170
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N / Caribbean SE torture test gauntlet of death
Replies: 173
Views: 14384

Re: LC200N / Caribbean SE torture test gauntlet of death

I laughed out loud at the “GLOVES OF SCIENCE!” line. Too funny. A lesser man would have folded before that point. Bamboo has a high silica content, like most other grasses do. It’s a fine abrasive all through the plant. This is why horses have teeth that keep on growing, like our fingernails. The gr...
by Bill1170
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: d2 the china line...?
Replies: 37
Views: 2412

Re: d2 the china line...?

It easy to blame China and demonize them. People also like to demonize Walmart and McDonalds. The crazy thing is that we are to blame for the most part. We are short sighted and driven to consume at the lowest price possible. It is simply deflection to blame someone for giving you exactly what you ...
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: d2 the china line...?
Replies: 37
Views: 2412

Re: d2 the china line...?

TomAiello wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:50 pm
I'd rather see the China line go to 14c28n than D2.
Totally agree, Tom.
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I do not like LC200N *rant*
Replies: 52
Views: 3455

Re: I do not like LC200N *rant*

Toughness in a hard stainless blade is relatively rare when coupled with decent edge retention. Toughness has for many knife enthusiasts been under-valued in my opinion. It permits lower edge angles that perform very well, with reduced risk of catastrophic damage. This is very valuable for me.
by Bill1170
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean at last
Replies: 25
Views: 1786

Re: Caribbean at last

One thing I really like with SE is that I can initiate a cut through tape on a box, for example, using the belly instead of the tip. I tuned up the edge on the white rods Sunday, came to realize the serrations are ground at 15 degrees and are slightly hollow ground. My SM at the 30 setting was polis...
by Bill1170
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Determining the Best Budget Knife Steel
Replies: 38
Views: 1730

Re: Determining the Best Budget Knife Steel

Thank you, Larrin, for yet another excellent write up. The 14C28N jumped out at me from the first chart, thanks to the impressive toughness for a stainless steel. I wonder if the nitrogen helps by constraining the grain size? You’ve probably covered this already in a different article. It seems that...
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: coated lc200n?
Replies: 18
Views: 862

Re: coated lc200n?

DLC does look cool on some blades, but I never buy any because satin blades I can repair or modify myself. Other than combat light discipline, I don’t see any practical need for DLC on a Salt knife. And I’m not doing combat, so the tactical benefits don’t apply to me. It would be interesting to perf...

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