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by Frapiscide
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick'n Easy way to figure your edge angle
Replies: 15
Views: 2069

Taking physics class and pre-calc classes, trig gets on your mind. It made sense and would be less detrimental to the knife/edge than using a sharpening system to figure out angles.
by Frapiscide
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick'n Easy way to figure your edge angle
Replies: 15
Views: 2069

Quick'n Easy way to figure your edge angle

I'm guessing this was posted before, but it's news to me at least. An easy way to figure out your edge angle is to take out your calipers and measure the thickness right behind the edge bevels and the length of the edge bevel (from the factory, shallower grind to the edge) and use the inverse tangen...
by Frapiscide
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hair whittling, good or bad
Replies: 101
Views: 11130

Unless I'm time crunching with a dull knife, I don't mind taking the extra step(s) to attain a polished edge. Hair whittling, I like to do for amusement/enjoyment every once in a while and to test my sharpening abilities without a stopping. I personally don't think it's absolutely necessary in an ED...
by Frapiscide
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco uses EDM to make Native 5?
Replies: 7
Views: 1958

I wouldn't be surprised. I believe they do. Wire EDMing is a lot more precise over water jets or laser cutting. That, and if done in a large production environment, it doesn't add a lot of cost despite the $500K price tag. Only real draw back is that it's a little slow in terms of cutting speed. My ...
by Frapiscide
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta out of fashion?
Replies: 41
Views: 5585

I'd like to see canvas micarta on a knife, similar to ESEE knives. It'd be nice to see something different against all of the black "tacticool" knives in the market.
by Frapiscide
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 = super soft?
Replies: 27
Views: 3442

H1 = super soft?

So far, I've been loving my H1 ladybug, but I noticed there are scratches on the blade from cutting saw grass. My friend borrowed my knife the other day because we were bored and I watched him the whole time. All he did was cut some saw grass. Last night, I noticed small scratches that weren't there...
by Frapiscide
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprintrun Manix 2 - Use it or save it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

I'd say use it. I've been using my M4 manix 2 and have loved every minute of it. You'll get a lot more enjoyment out of it using it rather than staring at it in a case.
by Frapiscide
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock vs Liner Lock
Replies: 69
Views: 22641

Unless you're doing really harsh stuff with your blades, you'll be fine with either. The comp lock is stronger, though. In my opinion, I prefer just a little bit more the liner lock because it is easier to use, though I find the comp lock easy as well. I guess you could say that the comp lock is str...
by Frapiscide
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 G-10/Scale odditiy
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Yeah, same with the Manix 2. Not sure why. Doesn't really affect anything except aesthetics.
by Frapiscide
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New project in the works...
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

It was partially inspired by the CRK Sebenza. Clean, simple, and funtional.
by Frapiscide
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New project in the works...
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

This is what it'll roughly look like. Differences being that the paracord will thread through it, the design of the titanium will be different and shorter, and I probably won't heat anodize it. http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6094/6244867678_a878514536_z.jpg By the way, Titanium wears out High Speed ...
by Frapiscide
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing surface rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Thanks guys. I just found out that it was just some discoloration. Though there is some surface rust on things other than knives.
by Frapiscide
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing surface rust?
Replies: 14
Views: 2154

Removing surface rust?

What would be the easiest way to remove surface rust from the spyder hole? I ended up having a little bit of surface rust on the top inside portion, closest to the spine.
by Frapiscide
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When does Tuf-Glide Dry?
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

When does Tuf-Glide Dry?

Better put, how can you tell when Tuf-glide is dried? Once dry, is there still a blueish residue left?
by Frapiscide
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tan Manix 2 on the way!
Replies: 39
Views: 4120

Just used the knife to cut the heels off two shoes (Never knew shoes had plastic lining) for my friend, afterwards the Manix 2 was still shaving sharp and a minute on the strop and it's back to its razor edge. I'm really loving this steel. Also I think I put a little torque (accidentally, of course)...
by Frapiscide
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tan Manix 2 on the way!
Replies: 39
Views: 4120

I've been thinking about ordering an M4 Manix myself. The size is a bit larger that what I like to carry, but I can't ignore my intrigue with everything that surrounds this line. The Manix 2 line in general is a very nice line, especially for the money the plain Manix 2. I was a little iffy on the ...
by Frapiscide
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tan Manix 2 on the way!
Replies: 39
Views: 4120

So far I'm loving the M4 steel. Like most carbon/tool steels, it sharpens easily, holds an incredibly fine edge and can hold an edge for a long while. 95% of my sharpening experience was with S30V and I can say that it's a little easier to sharpen, at least it was easier to create a burr. It also ha...
by Frapiscide
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 variation expertise needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

I'm guessing it was a blade swap.
by Frapiscide
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Water stones. What are they called?
Replies: 31
Views: 6044

Are you talking about water stones for the edge pro, or separate water stones? I got to use a pair of King Stones from a friend. They are great and polish the edge up very well.
by Frapiscide
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 vs. Native 5 (vs. Manix 2)
Replies: 19
Views: 12899

Even in bulk, Wire EDMing is expensive. That's one of the reasons why the Native 5 is more expensive and S35VN is a relatively new blade steel.

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