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by dj moonbat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UF OR TRANSLUCENT STONE?
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: UF OR TRANSLUCENT STONE?

There are definitely materials from nature that we haven’t (yet) been able to surpass with synthetic alternatives. Leather and wood, in particular. But mankind has Mother Nature beat at the abrasives game. Novaculite crystals in an Arkansas stone can vary a LOT in size, while a factory stone will ty...
by dj moonbat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.
Replies: 140
Views: 4334

Re: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.

It’s one of the few knives that have come out since I started collecting that I really regret missing. Generally I can console myself that something just as good is as close as the next reveal.
by dj moonbat
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 New Years Knife Resolutions?
Replies: 45
Views: 1219

Re: 2021 New Years Knife Resolutions?

No purchases but SPY27.
by dj moonbat
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: question about BEAD5LY
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: question about BEAD5LY

It’s like when you order a milkshake and they bring you the extra portion in the metal shaker.
by dj moonbat
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The negative blade angle wharncliffe that I wish existed
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: The negative blade angle wharncliffe that I wish existed

I have been using the RockJumper SE for a month or two, and I definitely haven’t had any problems from carrying a knife so biased toward pull cuts.
by dj moonbat
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Running out of Airs
Replies: 21
Views: 608

Re: Running out of Airs

And yeah: bring back the Air. Or a similar Gayle Bradley gent’s design. I’m always agitating for a model with the bolster lock he’s used on some of his custom gents’ knives.
by dj moonbat
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Running out of Airs
Replies: 21
Views: 608

Re: Running out of Airs

The Bradley Air is very close to perfection to me. The thing that keeps it from perfection is the thin liner-lock, which became worn out on my first one resulting in blade play. This was after a lot of fidgeting, because I loved the thing so much. I bought a new one and had burlap micarta scales ma...
by dj moonbat
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a new Military?
Replies: 52
Views: 1995

Re: How about a new Military?

SPY27, 4V, and of course CruWear all hold interest for me, but I’m unlikely to buy another Military until the one I have wears out.
by dj moonbat
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I cleaned some M4 today
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: I cleaned some M4 today

kobold wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:57 am
The only correct answer is bacon.
This is true for so many questions.
by dj moonbat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?
Replies: 57
Views: 1578

Re: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?

Evil D wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:09 pm
I was just fiddling with my Rock Jumper, it has zero side play but does have a bit of up and down or lock rock whatever you'd call it.
Mine is dead steady.
by dj moonbat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback
Replies: 75
Views: 5488

Re: Swayback

What I ended up doing was a pinch grip with the blade and my left thumb in the hole and a sharp and short downward motion. The momentum snapped the handle into place. I'm sure there's a term for that type of opening that I'm unaware of. Oh yes, I see. I can't remember what it's called either but I'...
by dj moonbat
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe GITD dragonfly
Replies: 34
Views: 1916

Re: Cutlery Shoppe GITD dragonfly

Pajama knife!
by dj moonbat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: River's Edge PM2
Replies: 182
Views: 12117

Re: River's Edge PM2

I just don’t get why you’d take one of the most corrosion resistant steels out there and then put a tan coating on it. If it were a black knife, I might buy that it blends in at night. But desert tan? That’s just a way to lose your knife in a sandbox.
by dj moonbat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?
Replies: 23
Views: 798

Re: Have any of you noticed a change in Seki FRN?

To me, there is a definite change in the feel of FRN between two knives that I bought 5-10 years ago and the Rockjumper I got a few weeks back. The newer stuff feels less yielding, and as OP says, the nylon itself has some slight texture, aside from what gets injection molded into it. Basically, I’d...
by dj moonbat
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 246
Views: 10086

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

Certainly for me, I find that an undulated edge works better than one that is genuinely serrated. I wonder if calculus can determine the ideal curvature. Should have stuck with math longer in high school.
by dj moonbat
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: October 2020 Spyderco byte
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: October 2020 Spyderco byte

There seems to be an error in the section discussing Spyderco’s historical obsession with blade steel: Spyderco’s obsession with blade steel goes back almost 40 years to our very first production knives. At that time, most knife companies were content with the stainless steels that were readily avai...
by dj moonbat
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best blade thickness for a small fixed blade?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Best blade thickness for a small fixed blade?

Go thin, young man. If Ankerson can stretch 4mm out to nearly 7 inches of blade (and tall blade, to boot), on a knife that’s plainly intended for serious tasks, you can go down to 2mm at 3.5, no problem at all. Unless you’re still using a steel that’s soft enough that edges will roll if the blade’s ...
by dj moonbat
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 SPY27 Native?
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: G10 SPY27 Native?

Let’s get some other models first.
by dj moonbat
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 48
Views: 1142

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: 279
Views: 19528

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

That smaller knife looks fantastic.

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