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by zhyla
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Michael Christy Way Of Sharpening
Replies: 26
Views: 2031

Re: The Michael Christy Way Of Sharpening

If I understand what you’re describing this sounds like it will raise a burr which is counterproductive.
by zhyla
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 414
Views: 45011

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

How are there still Positrons out there??? I thought they all cleared out for $100 in 2018.
by zhyla
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly XL Proposal
Replies: 39
Views: 2394

Re: Dragonfly XL Proposal

What does scaling up a Dragonfly do that a Chaparral doesn’t?
by zhyla
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has the size of serrations changed over the years?
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Re: Has the size of serrations changed over the years?

Wasn’t there a whole thread on serration variations a while back? Seemed like there were at least 3 types. M AFAIK Spyderco’s serrations are cut with serration grinding wheels. These are commercially available. It could be these wheels vary in availability or that Spyderco orders different wheels fo...
by zhyla
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 8103

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

Straight razor traditionalists seem to prefer a pinned assembly. I'm on the fence for the reasons you have mentioned. I haven't noticed any good reason to take a razor apart -- the handle is already open and shallow so if you needed to clean it, it's all right there without disassembling. Plus you ...
by zhyla
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4270

Re: Knife too thin

There’s kitchen blade geometry and then there’s really thin kitchen blades. The thin stock and thin behind the edge of a good kitchen knife can work well for some EDC. But, for instance, the 8 dps I sharpen my petty knives at won’t hold up for general EDC.

Anyways, Chaparral FTW.
by zhyla
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral SE ?!
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Chaparral SE ?!

I’d be forced to pick up an SE version. I don’t know if it’s necessary — the PE version is quite capable — but it would possibly be the ultimate edge junky knife.
by zhyla
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can some steels be bad for our health ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3664

Re: Can some steels be bad for our health ?

VG-10 has like 1% cobalt and it’s in all kinds of kitchen knives. I would assume it’s perfectly safe when bound together with iron.
by zhyla
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 8103

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

sal wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:09 pm
Maybe we can get some of the experts to start a tutorial thread on use and maintenance?

sal
This is how I got started:

http://www.shavemyface.com/downloads/Th ... -Shave.pdf

It’s pretty comprehensive.
by zhyla
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute ... Yess !
Replies: 44
Views: 4288

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most. Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it? I have had much better results from Spyderco's 8cr than Kershaw. Those are the only two brands I've tried it in, thou...
by zhyla
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a CQI Dodo in regular production?
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: How about a CQI Dodo in regular production?

Bearing cages have significant up front costs. Unless a Manix 2 cage fit.
by zhyla
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Crazy Idea

Not a bad idea, though Spyderco wouldn’t have to make it themselves. Too bad the hole patterns aren’t more standard between all the models.

Would be relatively easy to make a prototype I think.
by zhyla
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I stripped a pivot screw.
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: So I stripped a pivot screw.

Have you ever encountered a Spyderco with a D slot for the pivot or body screws where the outer hollow "nut" portion had a Torx, Allen, or Phillips head? My experience disassembling Spydercos is admittedly limited, but any such fasteners I've encountered had simple flat or domed heads, so no way yo...
by zhyla
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I stripped a pivot screw.
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: So I stripped a pivot screw.

I don’t think 200 F will touch the loctite. You need to get the screw up to 300 F to break most adhesives. Some people use a soldering iron I hear. I haven’t had this issue. Two tips: some knives have a pivot screw on one side that is immobile (D slot). That is easy to strip since it doesn’t move. A...
by zhyla
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 8103

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I have done plenty of hand sharpening as well, but if you can lay the blade on a stone like it shows with that strop, then it really should be a breeze. I've got stones and strops other than the wicked edge if it works that easy. Just make sure your stones are flat . What passes as "shaving sharp" ...
by zhyla
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 8103

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: 144
Views: 8103

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: 785

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: 785

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: 785

Re: Wire clip replacement for purchase?

Wish they could just sell these on Amazon. Especially the wire clips which are so easy to destroy.

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