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by steve andrews
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Latest Blasphemy: Sharpmaker Reprofiling Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 3272

Blasphemy x 2!:

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by steve andrews
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 3 beats the Delica 4 for me
Replies: 27
Views: 5880

Lord vader wrote:If you want a pacific salt in VG-10 you basicly would have an endura.
I have an Endura 3 that I really like, but would like to have the jimped thumb ramp and larger hole that are features of the Pac Salt.
I prefer VG-10 for use away from the sea.
by steve andrews
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 3 beats the Delica 4 for me
Replies: 27
Views: 5880

Delica III's do not have a hollow saber grind. They are flat saber ground just like the new Delica 4's. The only ones that have a hollow saber grind are the SS models. There were hollow saber ground Delica IIIs with FRN. I have one, in ATS-55 steel. My other Delica III has a flat sabre grind, and V...
by steve andrews
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recommend a Watch.
Replies: 92
Views: 34525

I own a very nice Omega Seamaster 225450 auto, but I generally wear an atomic solar Casio G-Shock GW-M5600. The G-Shock has certain advantages over the Seamaster: It shows the correct time. Is lighter and more comfortable. I find the alarms and countdown timer useful. The day of the week is displaye...
by steve andrews
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: byrd knife to the rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Firefighters in my British brigade have been banned from carrying personally owned knives, due to "health and safety" concerns. The firefighters have had to remove the Enduras, Delica, Rescues, Salts and Benchmade Griptilians from their fire kit and have had them replaced with..nothing. I have been ...
by steve andrews
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stropping on skin
Replies: 7
Views: 2882

After using the flats of the standard white Sharpmaker stones, I finish off the edge by stropping it in the palm of my hand.

It works well - a strop with feeling!
by steve andrews
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Video of a flashover
Replies: 17
Views: 5735

Persons trapped or not, we always take a hoseline.

I have my own kids that I would like to get home to.
by steve andrews
Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Video of a flashover
Replies: 17
Views: 5735

"Over here" every team entering will take at least a 19mm hosereel, unless there is a absolute certainty that they will not need one for their protection. Therefore, primary search is performed with water. The first team will try to locate the fire, extinguish, suppress or isolate it, and then searc...
by steve andrews
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Video of a flashover
Replies: 17
Views: 5735

I have the utmost respect for all the World's firefighters, but I have to question the tactics employed in the vid. :confused: Climb into a raging fire with no water? Expect to get burned. Here is a good vid that shows the power of a flashover. Rooms in most houses will have a much higher fire load ...
by steve andrews
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated vs Plain Salt 1 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2982

A plain edge will breeze through webbing, but when you need to cut fibrous man-made rope (like polypropelene) in a hurry, a serrated knife is a safer option.
by steve andrews
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Byrds good enough for professional use?
Replies: 30
Views: 6766

Many thanks Sal, I now have a Meadowlark Rescue that I bought to examine before recommending them to my Brigade. I have passed it around the operational watches (52 firefighters) and all have said that they would welcome the personal issue of the knife, which says something about the quality of the ...
by steve andrews
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Byrds good enough for professional use?
Replies: 30
Views: 6766

I have approached the Equipment Procurement Group with the aim of procuring a personal issue knife. They came back to me and asked for supporting documentation from the operational watch commanders, which I now have. I am now about to submit a form recommending the Meadowlark Rescue in part-serrated...
by steve andrews
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt - Anyone's favorite folder?
Replies: 12
Views: 3349

The Pacific is one of my favourite Spydies. I know that it wouldn't be a "Salt" any more, but I would love one in VG-10. The 3 series Endura is another of my favourites. I like its VG-10, but the larger hole and jimped thumb ramp of the Pacific are an improvement. A VG-10 Pacific would be the best o...
by steve andrews
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Balding
Replies: 38
Views: 7206

Keep what hair you still have short. When it's cold, wear a hat.
by steve andrews
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Aqua Aqui!
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

I received my plain edged Aqua Salt today. Superb knife and sheath. Now I might have to buy one to use as my boat knife at work.. :) http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/755/20080630001ei7.jpg http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/1802/20080630003bu7.jpg http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/2320/20080630004j...
by steve andrews
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any pic. of strip down aqua salt?
Replies: 9
Views: 2758

sal wrote:..While it is not a very attractive model, the Aqua Salt is one tough fixed blade knife designed and built to take hard use.
I have to disagree too, Mr Glesser. The Aqua Salt is one of the most handsome Spyderco designs I have seen.

I have ordered one as my dive/boat knife.
by steve andrews
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First model with Spyderco Hole license
Replies: 31
Views: 5189

Burchtree,
Your designs are refreshing. Great work!
by steve andrews
Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Benchmade Griptilian question
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

A rattly stop pin sleeve is not a fault or a problem. The sleeve is free to rotate to spread the wear over the whole circumference and the rattle should stop of its own accord in time. If it bothers you, you can glue or loctite it in place. It is worth buying some blue loctite to set the pivot tensi...
by steve andrews
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Looking for decent "Utility Knife"
Replies: 14
Views: 3069

The humble Opinel makes a great beater and, with its thin blade, it is easy to get back to razor sharp.
by steve andrews
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just How Rust Resistant Do You Find Vg10?
Replies: 27
Views: 6234

I don't feel that I need to return the knife. I just dry it after washing.

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