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by dbcad
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Appreciating the pinkLarge Lum
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Appreciating the pinkLarge Lum

I purchased this knife shortly after my wife passed away mid October. She was a girl's girl and very much enjoyed pink. Only started using it early spring. I'm finding this very well built Large Lum to be an absolute delight. Touched it up again at 30 on the SM today. I find the blade shape to be in...
by dbcad
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sunday Poll - Should S30V be phased out?
Replies: 54
Views: 6431

Re: Sunday Poll - Should S30V be phased out?

S30V is pretty good stuff with a very nice compromise of properties. True that it doesn't hold a superfine polished edge as well as a VG-10, but it will hold a coarser finished edge for a very long time. S30V's corrosion resistance is also superb. Until I see a material that can at least mimic and i...
by dbcad
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Urban
Replies: 27
Views: 4061

Re: Spyderco Urban

The Urban is a terrific little folder :) Carried mine for over 3 years before finally gifting it to a very good friend. Great all purpose carry :D
by dbcad
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Worst Spyderco Designs?
Replies: 57
Views: 7589

Re: Worst Spyderco Designs?

caspian 001.jpg As with steels there is no "best" or "worse" design. That is a purely subjective argument and opinion. I've seen quite a few in this thread that I kind of enjoy(ed) ie. the balance and assist. How many would consider this model "bad" or one of the "worst"? I really enjoy it using it...
by dbcad
Sun May 22, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just had to post...
Replies: 35
Views: 3008

Re: Just had to post...

Good to hear from you chuck :)

There's something to be said for a dished car roof ;)

Charlie
by dbcad
Sun May 22, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: At which price range are the majority of your knife purchases?
Replies: 77
Views: 6950

Re: At which price range are the majority of your knife purchases?

I picked the 100-299 range but realize now I can't answer the poll honestly. I'm really all over the map on price. Just look at the pic. 3 above 150, a total of 8 right at the 100 threshold, and 2 below roughly. Price is not a very good measure of "quality". Perceived "quality" is a very subjective ...
by dbcad
Sun May 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Well, I invested in a Sharpmaker
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: Well, I invested in a Sharpmaker

The SM is an excellent too. Watch the video a few times (vintage 80's) and keep your focus on vertical.

The key thing is making sure you're catching the edge. As always I recommend a loupe and using a sharpie to know what is happening at the edge.

Charlie
by dbcad
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tempted to use Loctite
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Tempted to use Loctite

On the Serge Roc, In it's natural steady state the action is beautifully smooth but the pieces just have a wee bit too much play for me to feel comfy. I give the pivot a very small piece of a turn with the socket and it feels perfect for me. On it's own after a few dozen open and close cycles the pi...
by dbcad
Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Little Disappointed in HAP40
Replies: 34
Views: 4499

Re: A Little Disappointed in HAP40

A lot of unknown variables floating around. Type of zip tie, method of cut etc. I would have thought HAP40 would chip rather than roll. Haven't pushed my Delica far enough to see ;) Not enough information to form an opinion on the OP's blade. I remember when the stock Delica was 3mm saber ground. It...
by dbcad
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official Halpern Titanium Mule Team Handle Information
Replies: 262
Views: 49193

Re: Official Halpern Titanium Mule Team Handle Information

The Halpern scales work very well :) Neat to see so many more colors available now :D
by dbcad
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Kiwi 4 with some belly?
Replies: 35
Views: 2477

Re: Any interest in a Kiwi 4 with some belly?

Nice concept :) Would probably have to be a complete redesign to accommodate the extra blade width. Might make the handle a bit less narrow. It night take away more of the original "kiwiness" than the Kiwi4 already does. Then again I could be wrong, the Wharnie Urban seemed to turn into the Leaf Urb...
by dbcad
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Oh The Choices...
Replies: 29
Views: 2958

Re: Oh The Choices...

Welcome to the forum Jack :) The Bradley is a wonderful model :D Easy to sharpen too.

If you want to get better at sharpening this is the place to be :D :D
by dbcad
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Oh The Choices...
Replies: 29
Views: 2958

Re: Oh The Choices...

It took me a while to figure our what is right for me. Still learning, enjoying and discovering. The OP will learn on his own what is right for him. The choices are varied, the material selection is large, the style selection is huge :eek: :eek: . I've never owned a PM, I imagine they're quite a nic...
by dbcad
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where can I buy an Ark?
Replies: 15
Views: 2349

Re: Where can I buy an Ark?

It looks like a very nice model usable for many things. H1 is always good, I'll be keeping an eye out for one. I'll let you know what I find.
by dbcad
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serge Roc shaking off the new, size comparison
Replies: 17
Views: 2886

Re: Serge Roc shaking off the new, size comparison

Another week of carry and I find myself enjoying the Roc more and more :) It doesn't seem to be better suited for any type of cutting more than any other 3mm thick saber ground blade, but I do notice that it feels incredibly stable. No part of this stubby shaped blade is flexing or moving at all. Th...
by dbcad
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening cmp s110v.
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: Sharpening cmp s110v.

Ditto to Davids comments. Having the right tools is important especially with a very wear resistant material. I have a series of 6 DMT stones I use starting with an XXcoarse and ending with an XXfine. Using the very coarse stones minimizes the temptation to use heavy pressure. Heavy pressure is coun...
by dbcad
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about getting a Schempp Bowie...
Replies: 27
Views: 4012

Re: Thinking about getting a Schempp Bowie...

I quite enjoy the Schempp Bowie. Beautifully made :) :) Feels great in my hand :D Works quite effectively as well. The blade is not very thick (2.5mm) so it uses well in the kitchen. It's a very well working and feeling knife for me. Mine is due for another edge touch-up. The Schempp Bowie is curren...
by dbcad
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How important is disassembly?
Replies: 36
Views: 4565

Re: How important is disassembly?

Disassembly is not a critical thing for me. Doing so to a Delica allowed me to measure the parts, model them as closely as I could, and gain a serious appreciation of the dance that goes on in design. I wouldn't advise it for a pinned knife unless you have the shop, tools, ability and know how to do...
by dbcad
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serge Roc shaking off the new, size comparison
Replies: 17
Views: 2886

Re: Serge Roc shaking off the new, size comparison

One strength with the edge I have on it is wood cutting. It'll hog out very large and long strips easily. Not very nimble due to it's breadth but very stable. Also works pretty well on a cutting board, not as well as a kitchen purposed knife, but well enough. It'a pretty strong and tough. When you g...
by dbcad
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serge Roc shaking off the new, size comparison
Replies: 17
Views: 2886

Re: Serge Roc shaking off the new, size comparison

Just touching back on this model....... The action is beautifully smooth now, had to touch the pivot screw and found a larger torx socket in my toolbox, always fun to see what I have in there, been out of the auto repair occupation about 2 decades now. Pivot screw is a bit touchy ;) I don't even nee...

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