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by zhyla
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 76
Views: 2540

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I don't know how big the market is, bit I know I've been looking at straight razors for several years, but I find it hard to trust a maker I'm not familiar with. It would put my mind at ease if Spyderco made one! No doubt if Spyderco made one it would be trustworthy. But there are lots of reputable...
by zhyla
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 76
Views: 2540

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

Honestly, if I could clamp the straight razer with my wicked edge, I'd be in. Straight razors have sharpening guides built in. There’s no need for anything but a flat stone to hone them. Diagram is about stropping but the only difference is the direction you move the blade. Could you elaborate on t...
by zhyla
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wire clip replacement for purchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Wire clip replacement for purchase?

I have to assume that Amazon was just the first thing Zhyla thought to type and that his main complaint is that he can’t just hop on a website, like the ones I mentioned, and just order one himself. Sure, eBay, Amazon, bladehq, etc. Actually why they aren’t available on spyderco.com is really kind ...
by zhyla
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wire clip replacement for purchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Wire clip replacement for purchase?

But I have to say, they make this small inconvenience up with stellar customer service and decently quick shipping. Honestly, great customer service starts with me not having to spend time buying replacement parts. I fix a lot of things and Spyderco is the only company where I have to talk to a liv...
by zhyla
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wire clip replacement for purchase?
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Wire clip replacement for purchase?

Wish they could just sell these on Amazon. Especially the wire clips which are so easy to destroy.
by zhyla
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 76
Views: 2540

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

SalomonA wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Honestly, if I could clamp the straight razer with my wicked edge, I'd be in.
Straight razors have sharpening guides built in. There’s no need for anything but a flat stone to hone them.
by zhyla
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 76
Views: 2540

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I’ll ask the same thing I asked in the last thread on this: what would Spyderco bring to the table? I don’t need a different logo on my straight razor and the one I have works great. There’s some opportunity for maybe a game-changing ergonomic development... perhaps, I guess. There isn’t, in my opin...
by zhyla
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute ... Yess !
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Astute ... Yess !

elena86 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am
This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient :(
G-10 is fine. 8Cr takes a wicked edge. 2.5mm blade thickness, good ergos, and a cheap street price -- what's not to like?
by zhyla
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Repairing bent wire clips
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Repairing bent wire clips

Great idea! Thanks for sharing... I haven't had to do any major bending/repair yet but it might also come in handy for some fine tuning. Oh, for just adjusting tension I have a tip as well... just flip the clip around backwards so it’s hanging off the butt of the knife but bolted on tight. Then you...
by zhyla
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Repairing bent wire clips
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Repairing bent wire clips

Over the years I've come around to the wire clips. I think I still prefer the regular hourglass clip hands down, but on tiny knives I can see the weight and cost advantage of the wire clip. One thing about the wire clip that has to be admitted though is how easily they bend out of shape and how hard...
by zhyla
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.
Replies: 32
Views: 1611

Re: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.

Hollow grinds are fantastic as long as they’re thin behind the edge — and they tend to be thin behind the edge. High or low, still great.

FFG became all the rage. I blame fashion and the trend to test blades with corrugated cardboard. Maybe hollow grind will come back in fashion at some point.
by zhyla
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Pacific Salt 2 Serrated Edge Turkey Spatchcock

I’ve spatchcocked a lot of turkeys. If you cut in the right spot it doesn’t take much force. I just use a sturdy kitchen knife (a beater western chefs knife).

100% the correct way to cook turkey though. Perfect every time.
by zhyla
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders for food prep?
Replies: 68
Views: 2767

Re: Folders for food prep?

Evil D wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:01 pm
zhyla wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Evil D wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Well heck I guess I don't know how to use a kitchen knife then :(
Most people don’t!


Maybe it's YOU that doesn't know how to use a folder in the kitchen :confused:
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by zhyla
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders for food prep?
Replies: 68
Views: 2767

Re: Folders for food prep?

Evil D wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Well heck I guess I don't know how to use a kitchen knife then :(
Most people don’t!
by zhyla
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: designs - evolution - lifting
Replies: 67
Views: 3016

Re: designs - evolution - lifting

I think a lot of what people get bothered by can be summed up by a simple phrase: "Too soon!" Nobody gets upset when a company puts out a chefs knife or a Bowie knife that looks suspiciously like a chefs knife or a Bowie knife. Sal, I'm sure you didn't start from ground zero when you came up with th...
by zhyla
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders for food prep?
Replies: 68
Views: 2767

Re: Folders for food prep?

Just depends on what you're cutting. I don't need a 10 inch chef's knife to cut up carrots Yes you do . There's a reason kitchen knives are long, it's so you can anchor them on a board and lift them up high enough to clear what you're cutting. Folders don't have that length and are best compared to...
by zhyla
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders for food prep?
Replies: 68
Views: 2767

Re: Folders for food prep?

They work in a pinch but when people talk about how great a 3” or 4” knife is in the kitchen it makes me think they don’t know how to use a kitchen knife.
by zhyla
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for anyone in the US who isn't getting a BladeHQ Dodo
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Looking for anyone in the US who isn't getting a BladeHQ Dodo

Wouldn't it be simpler to just get a credit card?
by zhyla
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderwrench
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Spyderwrench

I think these command a fairly high price. $300-ish?
by zhyla
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding the Nirvana?
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Regrinding the Nirvana?

Carry a $500 knife? Like to use it? It’s your knife, but the best case is it doesn’t get stained, scratched, lost, etc. Or — God forbid — taken by the TSA. I get that some people really enjoy the craftsmanship in knives at this price point. I get it. But unless the price just isn’t something you thi...

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