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by dj moonbat
Sun May 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?

My woodworking saws are much softer steel than used in most knives; the hardnesses we see in Spyderco’s blades would be more akin to what’s used in chisels than saws. I think one would wear out one’s saw sharpening files quite quickly if the saws’ blades were chock full of Vanadium Carbide. And all ...
by dj moonbat
Sat May 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Run Basics
Replies: 14
Views: 1178

Re: Sprint Run Basics

Predicting how fast sprints and exclusives will sell isn’t always easy—as evidenced by Knifeworks actually having to reduce prices to clear their last couple of Militarys, a CF/Ti S90V framelock and a G10 C20V. Both made with materials that have always been popular, yet they sat at the warehouse for...
by dj moonbat
Fri May 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strongest EDC Steel?
Replies: 45
Views: 1988

Re: Strongest EDC Steel?

If you’re not good at sharpening, buy something in BD1N. It’s got well-balanced attributes (corrosion resistance, wear resistance, toughness), and I find it very easy to sharpen. More importantly, from the perspective of a person who needs practice sharpening, it’s available on knives that aren’t ve...
by dj moonbat
Sat May 16, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening a Knife
Replies: 92
Views: 5637

Re: Sharpening a Knife

Start with the cheap knives, and don’t move on to the better stuff until you’re confident.
by dj moonbat
Fri May 15, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco factory choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: Spyderco factory choice

Do all injection-molded knives get made in Japan?
by dj moonbat
Wed May 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 354
Views: 57744

Re: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Are the P2 and Millie not getting the Rex 45 treatment this year?
by dj moonbat
Sat May 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Military conundrum.
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: My Military conundrum.

I didn’t find 110 to be all that hard to sharpen. At a $10 difference, I’d go 110 any day and twice on Sunday.
by dj moonbat
Sun May 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 155
Views: 11929

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

This report really makes me appreciate Cru-Wear even more.
by dj moonbat
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread
Replies: 176
Views: 16900

Re: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread

That pattern looks great. Is it woven into the G10 somehow, or milled?
by dj moonbat
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 354
Views: 57744

Re: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

RamZar wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:06 pm
ParaMilitary2 CPM-4V Black DLC Blade Red G-10 C81GPRDBK2 St. Nick's Knives (USA) was in stock.

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And like that, it was gone.
by dj moonbat
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ok but how brittle is Micarta REALLY
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: ok but how brittle is Micarta REALLY

I think if you land hard enough on a knife to break its micarta scales, your real problem is going to be hospitalization.
by dj moonbat
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread
Replies: 176
Views: 16900

Re: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread

I’m just going to wait until either S45V or SPY27 ends up as the next standard steel. I don’t get the point of sprinting steels that were clearly intended to be mass-market.
by dj moonbat
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's 4v pm2!
Replies: 172
Views: 10554

Re: St. Nick's 4v pm2!

Sharp Guy wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:21 pm

It should bother me too yet for some reason it doesn't. I at one point Sal said they didn't coat the liners because of the compression lock
I don’t think that’s the whole story. The Yojimbo 2 blackout is blacked out all the way.
by dj moonbat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyderco "SpyderClaws"
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: New Spyderco "SpyderClaws"

That price is outstanding.
by dj moonbat
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe rex45 two-tone para3
Replies: 105
Views: 7631

Re: Cutlery Shoppe rex45 two-tone para3

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Ewww...Miami Hurricanes colors!! Not to mention that ultra bright, easily dirty CS orange! Odd seeing them with Rex45 though. Didn't expect to see that.
Sweeeet…Miami Hurricanes colors!!

I almost bought one of each of the old G-10 Urban models just so I could have a knife like this.
by dj moonbat
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 8093

Re: Mule Team Survey

1. Yes
2. Sort of — paracord wrap
3. Bought 3d party kydex
4. No
5. No
6. No
by dj moonbat
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 133
Views: 9281

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

I thought nano oil was fine, but I recently got some white lithium grease for something else, and now it’s in the bearings of my Mantra 2. I’d say it’s a little faster than the nano oil, and it stays put a LOT longer. Sorry for doubting, D.
by dj moonbat
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Have a Problem
Replies: 40
Views: 2247

Re: I Have a Problem

Hi BoydDroid, Welcome to our forum. Most of us begin our attraction to knives based on appearance. As we learn more and more about the world of knives and then other sharp things, we seem to have a shift in out thinking. I hope you enjoy you Manix 2. I think a few that hang here have might share yo...
by dj moonbat
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifejoy Exclusive SMOCK!
Replies: 118
Views: 8262

Re: Knifejoy Exclusive SMOCK!

I went over to Knifejoy, and didn’t see the Smock among the exclusives, but wow! the price on the c20v Para2 is lower than the plain jane variant at a lot of places. I gotta stop by that place more often.
by dj moonbat
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Surprised by my favorite tiny knife.
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Surprised by my favorite tiny knife.

In my southern city growing up hawkbills were illegal unless you were working. They are illegal to carry in many places, but not always enforced. I think knife laws are pretty much always going to be used as a way to increase the pressure on people whom the police already have some issue with. I th...

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