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by dj moonbat
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 38
Views: 510

Re: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?

Depends on the rhythm of the sentence.

So for instance:

Spyderco CaRIBbean

Pirates of the CaribBEan
by dj moonbat
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 210
Views: 16320

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

That smaller knife looks fantastic.
by dj moonbat
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: D2/K110 pros/cons in 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: D2/K110 pros/cons in 2020?

I seem to recall that Sal’s huge Bowie knife was originally CPM D2 before going to CPM 154.
by dj moonbat
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

I have no idea how well one can sharpen serrations with slip stones or round files. Maybe I could do better if I really learned how to work that system. But as I mentioned at the top, learning a new sharpening method was the obstacle to me getting a SE knife in the first place. And honestly, I have...
by dj moonbat
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?
Replies: 26
Views: 841

Re: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?

Sorta. For a while I had the PM2 in S110V and CruWear. The S110V wasn’t all that hard to sharpen, and the CruWear wasn’t exactly quick to lose its edge. But they definitely seemed complementary.
by dj moonbat
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

As demonstrated by EvilD, a Spydereco serrated edge performs better when sharpened with a Sharpmaker. sal My RJ is my first SE knife, and it took me a while to overcome the idea that I would have to spend a bunch of time learning to sharpen something new. (I have already spent significant time and ...
by dj moonbat
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: Might as well jump: RockJumper first impressions

As I mentioned in another thread, a week or so of pocket time has vaulted the Rockjumper to Numero Uno on my list of favorite Spydies. It just feels *right* no matter what I’m doing.
by dj moonbat
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them
Replies: 72
Views: 1661

Re: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them

I had a general bias against both FRN and lockbacks for a long while. Not a heavy bias, but in general I’d be more likely to dig slab construction—whether G10, CF, or titanium—and compression locks. But the Rockjumper has supplanted the PM2 as my favorite Spydie over the past few days. So it’s impor...
by dj moonbat
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1149

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

I find that far, far—far!—more difficulty in sharpening arises from deburring than from the abrasion that raises the burr in the first place. Far!
by dj moonbat
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6521

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

Yesterday I did the reprofile job with some 220 sandpaper taped onto the Sharpmaker rods. It takes a long time, but it’s not remotely difficult. None of my PE reprofiles have been as cleanly executed, frankly. And unsurprisingly, Evil D was right: once I had taken the reprofiled tooth faces up throu...
by dj moonbat
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 114
Views: 2998

Re: Wharncliffe's

benben wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:24 pm
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My meager wharncliffe stable.
No collection including the orange Urban could ever be “meager.” What a great little knife.
by dj moonbat
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1149

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:17 am
CPM-Cruwear. Tough, easy to sharpen, more than enough wear resistance, pretty close to being stainless, inexpensive relative to other super steels, made in 'merica.
This.
by dj moonbat
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 114
Views: 2998

Re: Wharncliffe's

I love wharncliffe blades, and I love the negative blade angle on a lot of Spydercos. But at longer blade lengths, I think that geometry gets weird—If the blade comes out of the handle at the same angle as a leaf blade, the tip comes too far south. It makes these knives nearly useless if you ever ne...
by dj moonbat
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6521

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

BTW: do we know more or less what the angle is of the FFG on the back? On the bevel side of the teeth, it’s over 20 on my new Rockjumper, and I was wondering what the total included angle was.
by dj moonbat
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6521

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

So these undulating teeth, are they just naturally produced by the corner of the rod failing to turn corners more sharply as the reprofiling is done? Or have they been sculpted by some additional means?

Also: is attempting one of these reprofiles a bad idea without diamond or CBN rods?
by dj moonbat
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"
Replies: 64
Views: 1677

Re: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"

If I have the opportunity to reach for a "footlocker" or toolbag, toolchest, car bag, etc... I am most likely grabbing a fixed blade for a tough task . Otherwise whatever I'm carrying in my pocket it getting used. My car bag includes my old combat tomahawk and a Mora, between the two just about any...
by dj moonbat
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?
Replies: 33
Views: 944

Re: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?

If I were making kitchen knives, I think I would use different steels for knives that didn’t have to slam into a wooden board hundreds of times a day. Chef’s knives, which DO need to slam repeatedly into a board, probably shouldn’t be heavily alloyed, because the carbide chunks detract from edge sta...
by dj moonbat
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6521

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

I just did a minor tooth sculpting on my new Rockjumper, and yeah, the difference in snags was immediate and significant. I think this is the first Spyderco I’ve ever bought that I actually improved with my first sharpening. Not that I made it sharper; but it’s similarly sharp and cuts more easily. ...
by dj moonbat
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Future of Stainless Knife Steel Design
Replies: 19
Views: 647

Re: The Future of Stainless Knife Steel Design

Oh, man. If our own resident PhD and Sal set their minds to making the perfect production knife steel, I’m going to need to cut back on luxuries like shoes for my kids and that second dress my wife’s been wanting.
by dj moonbat
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s best kept secret
Replies: 34
Views: 1737

Re: Spyderco’s best kept secret

One benefit of running a knife company, I would guess, is that you don’t need to figure out which ones you like best. You’re going to end up carrying dozens of knives a year.

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