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by jackknifeh
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma
Replies: 43
Views: 6364

Re: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma

I looked at your pictures again and noticed the Ladybug on top of the D'fly. I got a ladybug a few years ago after also considering the D'fly. I got the ladybug because it was less expensive and had about the same blade length. What I have found since then is the handle is just as important as the b...
by jackknifeh
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma
Replies: 43
Views: 6364

Re: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma

Glad you got the knife. These are very light and when that is needed it's great. But I also like a little "umph" feeling when I use a knife. I think it gives the misguided feeling of the knife being much stronger. But the LBK's Spyderco comes out with are definately not whimps. The G-10 D'fly will h...
by jackknifeh
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma
Replies: 43
Views: 6364

Re: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma

I don't know if you would be interested but I have a FRN D'fly2 that you can have if you want it... ...Good luck in your search and let me know if you want the D'fly. Jack Wow! Thanks for the offer, I'm very grateful! No, I have not purchased one yet. Was pretty close to pulling the trigger on the ...
by jackknifeh
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma
Replies: 43
Views: 6364

Re: The knife for "Work" vs "Town" dilemma

I don't know if you would be interested but I have a FRN D'fly2 that you can have if you want it. I have disassembled this knife I have no idea how many times. I assumed I rounded out the "D" shaped hole in the handle for the lockbar pin because I cut a slot in the pin head to get the knife back tog...
by jackknifeh
Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your Mule
Replies: 1189
Views: 574811

Re: Show your Mule

My first mules. One is black and white ebony with blackwood liners and the other is padauk from a piece of patio furniture that had fallen apart after sitting outside for 25+ years. post2.jpg post4.jpg post5.jpg post6.jpg post1.jpg Great looking knives. I have some black and white ebony that is dry...
by jackknifeh
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: but, when is the UF rod (or generally a fine edge) needed, and when is a coarse edge needed?

I would say that cutting plastic is mostly push, would you agree? Specially for harder plastic, but also the soft plastic sack for soil, I tend to open it by stabbing it with the knife and then lifting the open part a bit so put the "to be cut" part under tension, and then just pressing a bit with ...
by jackknifeh
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14283

Re: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??

A further point to add...a patina will prevent rust to some degree, but it is a different form of corrosion itself so it will affect the edge and therefore performance . I'd recommend resharpening it and using it again before you judge the performance. My Stretch has some patina (I forced it origin...
by jackknifeh
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: but, when is the UF rod (or generally a fine edge) needed, and when is a coarse edge needed?

There is no such thing as a pure slice because in all cutting the material has to move partially as a push or otherwise it would not actually cut into the material. - Yeah, good point. Maybe "slice" could be defined as a cut where you cannot BEGIN to cut if not by moving the edge forward/back? As f...
by jackknifeh
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14283

Re: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??

Well I've got to change my answer (you know, the one no one noticed and everyone forgot). SB is now on my "junk steel" list. Oh, I know it's great if you prefer wiping and cleaning your blades rather than using them, but for me, it's crap. And yeah, I know what I'm about to describe isn't "light us...
by jackknifeh
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy replacement screws?
Replies: 34
Views: 39052

Re: Where to buy replacement screws?

I don't know why Spyderco won't release the details of their screws to the public. It's been requested many times on this forum but as far as I know they haven't given any specifics publicly. I'm sure there is a reason for this. It's been requested many times with no info on it that I'm aware of. Th...
by jackknifeh
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?

I shave with my knives, 8Cr and 52100 get very smooth with UF. From my limited experience, UF is useless for D2. It (D2) likes toothy, and I'm experimenting with DMT EF as highest grit. Even DMT EEF didn't work well with D2. Hope it helps making the point that it also depends on the steel and what ...
by jackknifeh
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?

A category of cutting I should have thought of in my previous post instead of shaving is cutting wood, especially if it's wood carving instead of cutting branches with a knife. A smooth edge like is needed on a chisel for accurate cutting is much better with a smooth edge and the UF stones do a good...
by jackknifeh
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where to buy replacement screws?
Replies: 34
Views: 39052

Re: Where to buy replacement screws?

I'd suggest when looking for help be more specific when saying "stripped screws". Do you mean the head is stripped so you can't get a grip with your screwdriver with a torx bit (or hex or whatever)? Or, do you mean the threads are stripped on the screw or inside the hole so your great grip with the ...
by jackknifeh
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: Always use my UF rods.

Hi Folks! I always finish my sharpening with my UF rods. Regularly it is Medium > Fine > Ultra Fine, but when I have to deal with really tough stuff like S110V I begin with Diamond / CBN rods, and then go on. For my kind of cutting, UF rods work great. But it's not for everyone. It'll depend on wha...
by jackknifeh
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roughing up G10
Replies: 17
Views: 2732

Re: Roughing up G10

Here's a quote from Hinderer's site on how the scales are created. " Our XM-18 scales provide a secure grip no matter the environment, yet will not abrade your hands. They are fully CNC machined from nearly indestructible G10 laminate which is impact resistant; it is not affected by temperature or m...
by jackknifeh
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Granite pieces vs Actual Knife Sharpener?
Replies: 3
Views: 4799

Re: Granite pieces vs Actual Knife Sharpener?

How big are the pieces? If big enough and the right tools you could flattem some to make bench stones. One thing about stones I've been concerned with for the last few years is keeping them flat so the angle I hole the knife at stays the same. Or as close as I can keep it anyway. The flatness or non...
by jackknifeh
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5
Replies: 40
Views: 5088

Re: Caly 3.5

Till now I hadn't heard about bent Caly blades. I have the ZDP Caly 3 and it's one of my favorites. It's also one that I didn't buy for a long time because the picture didn't look right. Gonna go check my blade now. Hang on. Ok I'm back. My blade looks perfect. Now that I think about it a bent blade...
by jackknifeh
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?

I only checked cutlery shoppe but the 2" wide fine stone is $42 and the UF is $54 for a $12 difference. Just wondering where the $30 amount is coming from. probably KW. $16 a piece http://www.knifeworks.com/spydercoultrafinetrianglestoneforthetri-anglesharpmaker204mf.aspx#.Vf3OCtlVhBc" onclick="win...
by jackknifeh
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?
Replies: 69
Views: 12289

Re: Are the Sharpmaker UF stones worth it?

I only checked cutlery shoppe but the 2" wide fine stone is $42 and the UF is $54 for a $12 difference. Just wondering where the $30 amount is coming from. probably KW. $16 a piece http://www.knifeworks.com/spydercoultrafinetrianglestoneforthetri-anglesharpmaker204mf.aspx#.Vf3OCtlVhBc" onclick="win...
by jackknifeh
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roughing up G10
Replies: 17
Views: 2732

Re: Roughing up G10

Come to think of it is there any reason I need G10 to practice? Seems a pricey option. A block of wood and some files should do me good. Jeff Absolutely IMO. Practice with as little cost as possible. I made a "sort of" knife handle out of some scrap 1x4 I got at Lowe's a few years ago. Actually, fo...

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