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by marcus1
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife with prying blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10468

I just thought of a perfect example of some light prying I do with a Knife, and have never seen anyone else use another tool to do this type of prying (certainly not a pry-bar for this task)... Separating frozen beef patties. You need a thin object to slip between two patties a light twist or prying...
by marcus1
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My haul from the SFO
Replies: 26
Views: 4773

Stony wrote:Man i'm glad I do not live close to the SFO. :D
That's a big DITTO here :D
by marcus1
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco Resharpen Experince
Replies: 13
Views: 6019

marcus1, I can't even imagine having a knife that I don't touch up for 12 days, let alone 12 years LOL Oh don't worry... now that I've been "bitten" and have numerous Spidies and an SM that will NEVER happen again :) As for the Time it tool; I live in Canada, so it took about a month to get it back...
by marcus1
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco Resharpen Experince
Replies: 13
Views: 6019

First Spyderco Resharpen Experince

WOW! I knew I would get me knife back in super, scary-sharp perfection... but I never thought I would get it back better than new (or at least from what I remember). I sent in my original G2 Endura1 to get resharpened as I wasn't able to get it done on the SM or ProFile rods (as it was really really...
by marcus1
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sharpmaker Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

If you have some old kitchen knives (or old really dull ones in general) you will want the Diamond ones (yes the medium/brown ones will work just fine, but the Diamond makes it MUCH faster to get old dull knives scary sharp in a few minutes).
by marcus1
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone use Manix SE?
Replies: 11
Views: 3504

I have the CE Manix 2... love it... best of both worlds! The Manix 2 would be a great companion to the Delica. as its larger and tougher.
by marcus1
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Manix 2
Replies: 13
Views: 5234

Huh? Sure you can close the Manix2 one-handed. Just pinch the bearing cage between thumb & forefinger on the hand holding the knife. Keep other fingers clear of the blade, and pull back on the cage. The blade will drop down, when held horizontally, and just rotate your wrist to complete closure. +1...
by marcus1
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 = Throwing Knife?
Replies: 19
Views: 3945

I love this.. ya ya ya to those that say its the wrong tool, etc... but some guy running at this chick intent to hurt her is in for a big surprise! :) Just do it, because you can... forget those that say you shouldn't... why I love spyderco, sure they are meant and designed for cutting, but most if ...
by marcus1
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trashed Edge on Stretch, Need HELP
Replies: 23
Views: 3222

Just use some diamond stones on the 30deg inclusive setting, then the medium stones once you have the edge again. Then move to the 40deg setting and do your full run starting from medium. that should do the trick.
by marcus1
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo Request - Para 2 vs FFG Endura FRN
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

I'd like to see some comparison shots as well :)
by marcus1
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sold a Spyderco...para2
Replies: 27
Views: 4019

I always find these types of posts interesting... I've found that each knife I have the lock acts a bit differently. Some of my back locks are smoother than others... I guess it has to do with the manufacturing tolerances. Some will need a bit more "working in" than others. Some I found just needed ...
by marcus1
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tell me why I should go with a combo blade for my EDC...
Replies: 30
Views: 5322

As you can see from the comments... it really depends on your preference and what you plan to cut. I love my CE blades as it gives a little bit of the best of both worlds in one knife. So assuming you like both SE and PE, and don't want to carry one of each, then a CE is great. However, I would reco...
by marcus1
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Bet For Sharpening?
Replies: 26
Views: 3398

Spyderco Sharpmaker with the add on Diamond Rods. You will be all set for knife edge maintenance. A big +1 here... I was in your shoes only a few months ago... and now I'm getting my knives into scary sharp shape with the Sharpmaker. The Diamond rods are only really needed if you have some very dul...
by marcus1
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: suggest a spydie to cheer me up
Replies: 20
Views: 3229

SmoothOne25 wrote:any new spydie cheers me up :D :p :D
a big +1 here :)
by marcus1
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I am looking at the Stretch II ZDP-189 and need some help
Replies: 10
Views: 3518

ZDP-189 is "brittle" (note the quotes... this is RELATIVE to say VG-10, 154CM, etc). You hit something hard/metalic while cutting it could/will chip rather than roll like other steels. But the trade off is you get your super crazy sharp and long lasting edge. As for sharpening. Using diamond stones ...
by marcus1
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Superhawk, Tasman, or Harpy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Yeah I looked into the Spyderhawk. I dunno, I sorta have a hang-up with Pin Construct Linerless models. I just feel like it's gonna crap out on me. Hahaha. Thank though. :] I have a first gen Endura that is pin constructed that got some heavy (and dirty) use. Never had an issue... if it needed clea...
by marcus1
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 15
Views: 4915

Best advise I have gotten on here... watch the DVD SEVERAL times... then watch it again after a week or so, then again when needed to remind yourself :) As for other rods... I think the best investment is the Diamond ones IF you have some old very dull knives that need to be re-profiled. Otherwise, ...
by marcus1
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker Tip
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

I find that putting the SM on a low desk/table so that you can almost stand over top of it while sharpening ensures that you keep the knife in the right place.

The other thing is to "rock" the blade appropriately for the shape of the blade. Often I find it easier to do half the knife at a time.
by marcus1
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Obvious Next Question... :)
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Carrying two knives (one PE and SE) is a good option. :) Seems like the Manix 2 SE would be a good option for you. I've take to the 2 knife approach :) Also, the Manix2 CE is a great option. I first thought a CE with the serrations up front would be good... but after thinking for some time on it de...
by marcus1
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Curious about serrations
Replies: 31
Views: 6591

Great responses here; but I'll still add my 2c :) Simply put, serrations cut longer (meaning between sharpening). A dull SE knife will far out perform a dull PE every time (IMHO). That said, SE is unfortunately harder to get back to "scary sharp" (when talking about a single serration edge). The Pro...

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