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by Evil D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix titanium ball bearing cage
Replies: 44
Views: 6055

Re: Manix titanium ball bearing cage

Just as an FYI: Flytanium heard our plea and now has Ti, brass and copper Manix 2 ball cages available! I have a Ti cage on order (sadly, it's blue as they don't have natural finish available now, despite the only image being the naked Ti) and as soon as it's installed in my CruWear/CF Manix, I'll ...
by Evil D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

I've been saying this for the past 5 years>> If I find a lubrication product that beats Militec hands down I'll immediately switch to it. I haven't been shown anything that good as of yet. What all have you tried? I wouldn't go solely on other people's opinions. This particular lube isn't cheap esp...
by Evil D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One hand opening
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: One hand opening

I owned and used a lot of knives when I was younger but pocket clips and one handed opening are what got me to carry them daily and not just as tools on occasion. I never cared for having them loose in my pocket.
by Evil D
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

I would never argue that mineral oil is the most sophisticated lubricrant available today. I would argue that the difference between mineral oil and other lubes and their effect on folding knife performance is so miniscule it approaches placebo territory. From a pure smoothness perspective at least...
by Evil D
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If buck 110 had Ti scales and screw construction
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: If buck 110 had Ti scales and screw construction

I'd still pass. I can't go back to the original back lock design. Maybe if it was also updated into a mid lock, but then I'm also not a fan of thumb studs so besides nostalgia there isn't anything here for me.
by Evil D
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

While I firmly believe there will be no perceivable difference in a knife from one motor oil to the next, I just thought I'd mention that an excellent youtube channel "Project Farm" has recently tested numerous motor oils in a controlled and unbiased fashion. So while in a knife, only the lubricity...
by Evil D
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

Well surprise surprise it showed up today ... Cool write up D, many thanks for sharing. :) I’m thinking now of buying some to try myself now. Which oil weight did you buy? I went with the 10. I'm curious how long it lasts or how long it takes for lint and crud to effect it. It seems like the major ...
by Evil D
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The PERFECT Double Bladed Folder?
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: The PERFECT Double Bladed Folder?

It needs to either feel the same ergonomically when gripped at either end, or the second blade needs to have no thumb ramp at all so it folds into the handle completely flush do it doesn't interrupt the ergonomics. Or, both blades need to fold completely into the handle with no thumb ramps. If you t...
by Evil D
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 40
Views: 2536

Re: H1 Revisited

LC200N seems more like a "normal steel" in both sharpness and wear resistance. In my limited experience I think it's a lot closer to VG-10 than H1. It'll chip more than roll and can get sharp enough to split hairs. H1 is a different animal. It likes a toothy edge, with low inclusive angle and extra...
by Evil D
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

Well surprise surprise it showed up today. Estimated delivery was 17-19th so two days early isn't bad. I went ahead and took apart, cleaned and lubed my Caribbean and unmodded Sliverax (meaning nothing inside it has been polished, however the Caribbean is mirror polished on the tang/detent path). Fi...
by Evil D
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

Mineral oil is something I can buy for pennies from any grocery store ot drug store around and its never felt inadequate for knife pivots. Can't imagine the extra $$ nano lube costs is worth whatever marginal performance gains it may offer. My problem with mineral oil is it gets gunky after a while...
by Evil D
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

Well if I had known this would go 4 pages before I even got the stuff I would have waited until I got it. It's due to show up later this week.
by Evil D
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Real World Anectodal Incidents of Corrosion Resistance
Replies: 22
Views: 1625

Re: Real World Anectodal Incidents of Corrosion Resistance

What kind of precautions did you take to prevent it? If you went into those conditions with a bone dry blade, this doesn't surprise me at all.
by Evil D
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

There's still one close to me but he doesn't carry a big selection of Spyderco's anymore, just the safer bet type models. He does however carry dozens of BM models.
by Evil D
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 27
Views: 1474

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

Love them both, the Salt2 came in way, way sharper than the Pacific Salt. Wonder what’s up with that? What's the date code on the Pacific? I wonder if you got some old stock. It does seem to me that the Salt 2 came with a very crisp edge, maybe Seki are just getting better. The Pacific hasn't chang...
by Evil D
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ever regretted purchasing a Spyderco model or no?
Replies: 32
Views: 1476

Re: Ever regretted purchasing a Spyderco model or no?

I have been disappointed with fit and finish but never regretted the whole purchase. I've been pretty lucky and also have made pretty well calculated purchases so I guess I don't take many risks. It's really the opposite for me, the few risks I've taken have paid off and became knives I really like....
by Evil D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 with button lock release..
Replies: 31
Views: 1767

Re: Para 2 with button lock release..

C'mon man, why you gotta make all those lefty PM2's back into right-handed models? Don't you right-handers have enough PM2's already? Glad I got my lefty PM2 before the rest are butchered this way! Totally kidding -- pretty cool mod! Makes me want to do my own mod to a right-handed PM2 so I can hav...
by Evil D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

I’ve used PTFE lubes on firearms for years. Seem to work pretty well, but I like a “clearer” oil better. @EvilD, I forgot to ask you about the Phil Wood lube. I have a bottle of tenacious oil from oh 20 years ago when I worked in a bike shop. Good for internal gear hubs and not much else, but I bet...
by Evil D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

I find I can just plain tune a knife “tighter” using grease. I can put more tension on the pivot using grease as opposed to oil and still have the blade drop freely while all but eliminating horizontal blade play with the knife’s lock disengaged. :) Yes! This right here is absolutely true. Maybe it...
by Evil D
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening choils - Why?
Replies: 75
Views: 2853

Re: Sharpening choils - Why?

I think the next PE knife I purchase I'm shipping out to have one single large serration cut into the blade in the same spot. This way it will do the same job as a sharpening notch but will also be sharpened and will aid in cutting cord and such. Sounded like a good idea to me, so I gave it go last...

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