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by wrdwrght
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife monogamy is a satisfying yet boring life
Replies: 31
Views: 1947

Re: Knife monogamy is a satisfying yet boring life

Well, I will have been monogamous with the same woman for fifty years next month and I cannot say it's been boring. But I get your point. The thing about this hobby--and it's a hobby, not an identity for me--is that one can go deep (as you do) or go wide (as I do), but there are no laws written that...
by wrdwrght
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?
Replies: 48
Views: 2702

Re: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?

How do you carve out an elephant statue? Simply remove anything that doesn't look like an elephant. How do you play the guitar, cook food, write books, take photographs? How do you "evaluate" steel. Some people have an innate ability to feel how the knives cut. If you have that and spend time cutti...
by wrdwrght
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?
Replies: 48
Views: 2702

Re: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?

You have revealed doubt that “30 different steels” can be known well enough to reach an informed opinion, unlike people, such as yourself, who have only a small number of steels.

Doesn’t your question have a baked-in bias?
by wrdwrght
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Re: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)

I’m good with my Rex45 in a Manix2 and Military Model. The object of my desire is the S90V Native Chief.

I have the original Chief and have several other S90V Spydies so this superb model and superb steel together will be something like real nirvana...
by wrdwrght
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 58609

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

You’re healthy and Vivi’s back. Good stuff.
by wrdwrght
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2032

Re: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

Welcome home, Vivi.
by wrdwrght
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 46
Views: 2942

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

I’ve come to conclude that I’m lock-agnostic. Any one that Spyderco offers will do, or, rather, I can make do with any one. And I have each kind (except the stop-lock). None is perfect (I could denigrate each); each is more than good enough (I could extoll each). My one peccadillo regarding locks is...
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here
Replies: 35
Views: 6776

Re: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here

I think we'd have to offer them with no warrantee against wear? We're getting ready to make another run of Goldenstones. HHHhhhmmmmm. BTW, I'm planning a CBN "Duckfoot" to go with the Golden stone. I’d jump on a brown Goldenstone without the warranty in a heartbeat, and will watch for more info on ...
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 46
Views: 2942

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

If we’re going to have the CBBL in only one model, I’m glad it’s in the Manix2, the model that sold me on Spyderco.

In what other models should this lock be put, I’d like to know?
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here
Replies: 35
Views: 6776

Re: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here

sal wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:18 am
The Pro-Files were the predecessor to the Golden Stones. The technology wasn't there at the time to make the Golden Stone.

We got quotes on re-making the Pro-Files and they were cost prohibitive.

sal
Thanks for clarifying. Am I correct in recalling a brown Goldenstone is not happening?
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Captain!
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: The Captain!

Nice. I want both, but I’m holding out for CQI’d sprints.
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here
Replies: 35
Views: 6776

Re: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here

One could argue that the Goldenstone gives you part of the 701 Profile Set. It does have the same profile, if spread over a broader flatter surface of white stuff. But, if I recall Sal correctly, there will not be a brown Goldenstone, owing to production costs and limited life-expectancy (because fr...
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kiwi 5?
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: Kiwi 5?

Hi Paul, I was hoping that you would chime in. I agree with you. sal You beat me to it, Sal. I like my Kiwi4, but its squared-off handle, sometimes uncomfortable, has disinclined me from carrying it. I’d like the handle softened with a more pronounced chamfer, at least. And I never imagined a wire-...
by wrdwrght
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 34
Views: 2534

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

I prefer larger Spydies—my Delica and Native5s are small to me—but curiosity has led me to acquire the even tinier Ladybug Hawkbill Salt, Manbug Salt, Dragonfly (G10 and Salt), Squeak, Urban, Pingo, and Lil’ Native (midlock). Each is quite capable and I like them all, except the Squeak, even though ...
by wrdwrght
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1865

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

Baron Mind wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:01 pm
Lube makes the action worse on all my PM2s/Para 3s. I assume the manix would be the same.
What are you using?
by wrdwrght
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1865

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

Lubricating the washers is less the goal than the surfaces that rub against each other. Phosphor-bronze washers already have a low-friction coefficient, and, barring grit in the pivot, lessen the need for oil. Oil does serve to make things silky-smooth, as well as to transport crud away from the piv...
by wrdwrght
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 S110V
Replies: 37
Views: 2441

Re: Pm2 S110V

I, too, have this one. Everybody likes to call the handle color “blurple”, but I think Evil D got it right when he called it “indigo”. A mysterious name to enclose a mysterious steel. S110V cuts forever, but as Sal says, don’t let it get dull. Sharpening response is not this steel’s strong suit. You...
by wrdwrght
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smart Phones
Replies: 131
Views: 20455

Re: Smart Phones

If iTunes has become more well-behaved (haven’t used it for several years since I changed an old Dell laptop to Debian), OK, but once burned, twice shy...
by wrdwrght
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smart Phones
Replies: 131
Views: 20455

Re: Smart Phones

I still use an iPhone 6s Plus. I’m a heavy user and haven’t found a need to switch up. The upcoming iOS 14 evidently purrs on it, so I suppose I’ll keep on keeping on. I simply adore what this phone can do for me. I’m content to replace batteries and Otterbox cases ‘tIl the cows come home. My Apple ...
by wrdwrght
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Virus Hook EDC tool: opinions?
Replies: 23
Views: 3305

Re: Virus Hook EDC tool: opinions?

Virus Hook? I’ll stick with the proven protocols over this unproven tool.

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