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by zhyla
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Behind the edge database!
Replies: 114
Views: 14460

Re: Behind the edge database!

We should organize this into a public Google spreadsheet.

I really wish thickness behind the edge was a spec that manufacturers published. I think we would see a trend toward thinner edges pretty quickly.
by zhyla
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 needs more happy stories
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: 2020 needs more happy stories

Today I learned Ladybug93 is not a lady. :)
by zhyla
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best steels for serrations?
Replies: 60
Views: 3256

Re: Best steels for serrations?

I’ve only got experience with a few non-exciting steels in SE: VG-10, S30V, 154CM, ATS-55, and everybody’s favorite 8CrMoV13. But I would be very hesitant to buy SE in a whizbang hard to sharpen steel. Sharpening SE is tedious. Without having see any quantity of data on SE with different steels my g...
by zhyla
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 13 Myths about Heat Treating Knives
Replies: 32
Views: 1857

Re: 13 Myths about Heat Treating Knives

Larrin, " serrated edges having poorer cutting ability when slicing" is so contrary to my (admittedly total layman and non scientific!!) in-use-findings, that I may ask: Could it be that I find Spydercos serrated edges to be even better slicers than their plain edges not because they are serrated, ...
by zhyla
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reshaping the Lil’ Lum
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Reshaping the Lil’ Lum

Unless you’re going to regrind the flats messing with the belly will just screw up the thickness behind the edge.
by zhyla
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Well, I went the opposite way, I have G-10 SE and LW PE. The Tenacious SE is like a chainsaw, and I don't think there's a lot else in Spyderco's current offerings that can match with the thin FFG and long blade. Even the mighty Endela SE is shorter with fewer teeth. I think only the Caribbean can o...
by zhyla
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 46
Views: 3015

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

It can’t be this divided opinion that holds it back right. I've got a design for a CBBL knife kind of half done. Having tried to design a knife around this I can offer my insights: 1. The cage is an injection molded part which requires significant volume to be cost effective. Because of this re-usi...
by zhyla
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Support Club
Replies: 101
Views: 6864

Re: S30V Support Club

Ease of sharpening? Are you guys using the same S30V as I am? S30V is a great steel but it is noticeably harder to sharpen than other midrange steels like VG-10.
by zhyla
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?
Replies: 49
Views: 2423

Re: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?

I wouldn't mind one as a keychain knife if they would use a supersteel blade and a newer/better handle. The Meerkat handle is awesome, why would you want to change it? The only thing I would say is I sometimes see Meerkats on eBay that are missing their handles. I think they may be prone to handle ...
by zhyla
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bring Back the Catcherman?
Replies: 29
Views: 1630

Re: Bring Back the Catcherman?

I think your assessment is spot on. Not saying the average fisherman is a cheap bastid, but perhaps the average fisherman should not be Spyderco's targeted demographic in this instance. I'll put a finer point on that... how much does even someone who regularly EDC's a $150 knife want to spend on a ...
by zhyla
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?
Replies: 49
Views: 2423

Re: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?

I don't know if it counts as obscure, but the Meerkat is just a nice little chunky handle/small blade combo with a funky lock. It's a great "little big knife" for enthusiasts.
by zhyla
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bring Back the Catcherman?
Replies: 29
Views: 1630

Re: Bring Back the Catcherman?

JohnAPA wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:52 pm
would be relatively inexpensive to produce and a bit hit. :)
Unless it's made in China I can't imagine a modern Catcherman being remotely competitive from a price point of view.
by zhyla
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ClipiTool Standard DIY CE Recurve Mod
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: ClipiTool Standard DIY CE Recurve Mod

What's the goal here? That blade is so thick behind the edge once you grind that far up it.

How did you re-cut the serrations?
by zhyla
Tue May 26, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help
Replies: 26
Views: 1406

Re: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help

Changing the shape of the edge is a no-go without regrinding the hollow grind. The can be done, but most DIY level people aren't set up for hollow grinding. What I would do is grind a flat or tanto profile to meet the remaining tip and then start rounding/shaping that until it looks plausible. I'm n...
by zhyla
Thu May 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rockjumper discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 5435

Re: Rockjumper discussion

The lack of a snag point is all it needs to offer over a Delica or Endela but there's more to it than that. The snag issue alone pushes me to buy it over the others even if literally everything else were the same but the lack of finger grooves is also a major plus as the ergonomics are neutral and ...
by zhyla
Thu May 07, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rockjumper discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 5435

Re: Rockjumper discussion

I’m going to say some contrarian things about this design. It looks like a good design but I’m perplexed at where it fits into Spyderco’s already crowded Seki lineup. The purported use for this knife is for climbers. But at 88g it’s not really competitive there. From a non-knife-nut perspective this...
by zhyla
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix Ball cage
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Manix Ball cage

Grinding the pins down and disassembling is easy. Replacement with a metal cage is then straight forward. It's the re-assembly I'm not so sure about. It would be nice if there were fasteners that could replace the pins but I think you really need to get new pins and crush them in place. Not somethin...
by zhyla
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 2612

Re: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?

I had really bad luck with my 154CM Manix. The blade wouldn't hold an edge, and seemed very soft. It didn't chip, but it rolled all the time. How has your experience been aside from the chipped teeth? Fine, except the first couple goes sharpening it I had trouble with it forming a wire edge that wo...
by zhyla
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 2612

Re: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?

That´s surprising... which steel does your CE Manix have?! S30V? No such problems with my VG10 Endela SE (ffg, 3mm stock) whatsoever, even in hard use H1 SE is uber-though anyway And if you read Davids ongoing thread about all the things he puts his Caribbean SE through, LC200N also seems to be alm...
by zhyla
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 2612

Re: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?

I used to really want a SE Manix 2 until I chipped one of the teeth on my CE. I find that the Manix 2 is my go-to knife for tougher jobs and as much as I love SE for a utility folder it has its limitations. Those teeth are rather weak.

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