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by zhyla
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman clip brittle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Shaman clip brittle?

There isn’t a lot of steel there around those screw holes. If you clamp the mounting section in a vise and bend clip section I suspect it would have bent fine.
by zhyla
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks
Replies: 46
Views: 6273

Re: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks

Spyderco filed a patent for the compression lock on 23 February, 2000. That means their exclusive rights to use this style of lock will expire in four months. They might be trying to make one last push with this lock before they face outside competition. Are other companies just waiting for the pat...
by zhyla
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks
Replies: 46
Views: 6273

Re: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks

Baron Mind wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:33 pm
maybe they've been pushing the comp lock too hard lately
Yeah. Compression lock models all over the place now. I am not opposed to it but it’s about last on my list of lock preferences.
by zhyla
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

There’s a lot to say about this thread OP but I think you should consider getting an SE blade and sharpening it once a year.
by zhyla
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 81
Views: 2620

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

I’m really enjoying this quality level thread.
by zhyla
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Made myself a Bow River sheath

Ok, I loosened it up a bit with the tape trick.

One of these days I need to get set up to do rivets for this kind of thing.
by zhyla
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Made myself a Bow River sheath

Oh, ok. I think the sheath is just too tight, but the way you made it, it has to be. Most kydex sheaths get the friction to hold the knife from the handle area, not from blade.....If you know what I mean. Yeah, it is pretty tight. Should I build up some layers of masking tape and re-form it to be l...
by zhyla
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Made myself a Bow River sheath

Pancake wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:42 am
Did you put masking tape on the blade before you put it all in the kydex press and let it form?
I didn’t use a press, just formed it by hand.
by zhyla
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Made myself a Bow River sheath

I made this primarily because I'd just been wanting to mess around with kydex at some point. I did this all with a heat gun and some small chicago bolts. It's just a simple sheath that ties onto my backpack strap. https://i.imgur.com/WBxWCZwl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6DSsZH3l.jpg Turned out pretty ni...
by zhyla
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chief vs Police 4
Replies: 30
Views: 2825

Re: Chief vs Police 4

I have neither a Chief, nor a Police, but going just by size I´d prefer the Chief. I don´t like too long folders in the pocket, and the Chief is almost as "short" as an Endura and has still enough edge for my liking (Endura edge length is perfect for me). The Police looks a lot thinner than the Chi...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We need more Manix 2 Light Weights!
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: We need more Manix 2 Light Weights!

The pinned construction. I don't mind pinned knives, but this knife is a bad combination of pinned construction, a lock that can easily trap dirt and is hard to fully clean out, and a lock that originally (the clear cages) had a high probability of breaking. With the cage made out of a sturdier pla...
by zhyla
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Ambitious Design
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: An Ambitious Design

I think it's just a super compact design and they didn't want to give up 1/8" to have the plunge farther out. I don't remember having an issue sharpening but even if it was sticking out more that last bit is tough to sharpen with the plunge anyway.
by zhyla
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

On a knife as long and slender as the Chief, though, I certainly see the appeal in having some steel in the grip. This is definitely an issue. What exactly are we gaining with FRN over G-10? The Police 4 LW saves a whopping 0.3 oz vs the G-10 version. It seems likely that a Chief LW would have a si...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!
Replies: 50
Views: 2922

Re: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!

Marulaghost wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:02 am
I tried out the PE on a massive onion first, only to find out the onion was just too big,
I’m still completely lost on the purpose for this knife. They already make paring knives, who actually wants an offset paring knife?
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?

Ah, ok, so for solid wood liners I think I would consider drilling slightly oversize holes, filling with a tough epoxy (jbweld maybe?), and then re-drilling and tapping the epoxy. That should allow machine screws to hold well enough. You can also look into thread inserts such as is used on the liner...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?

You're saying you think if you pull the scales off there aren't holes in the liners for the clip? That sounds impossible. Wood that thin isn't going to hold that clip very well.

I would drill and tap the liners to make this tip up. Or just leave it as is. It is a pretty piece.
by zhyla
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please
Replies: 28
Views: 1403

Re: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please

I dunno, isn't the whole point of this model to be a fancy gents folder with some flare? I could see them doing some handle pattern variations. And I can see removing the filework to bring the cost down a bit. But it's not supposed to be a cheap knife.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives I wish I had bought two of
Replies: 68
Views: 4722

Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Since I am avoiding the steady accumulation of knives that comes with unchecked acquisition doubles make zero sense to me. That duplicate is taking up a slot I can put a different knife in.

There’s always something cool coming next. Save room.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Models That Deserved To Be Offered In SE
Replies: 23
Views: 840

Re: Spyderco Models That Deserved To Be Offered In SE

I’m not sure it’s really necessary but I would feel obligated to buy an SE Chaparral.

I’ve tweaked my Positron enough that the last thing that bugs me is the so-so cutting performance. SE would flip that knife on its end. If I could find an inexpensive SE grinding wheel I’d probably do it myself.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 3 Per Knife Center
Replies: 21
Views: 1607

Re: Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 3 Per Knife Center

This is listing MSRP, isn’t it? Is KC selling these at full MSRP?

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