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by FK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Patina question.

The base metal in steel is Fe (iron) which reacts to form three types of "rust" Iron(III) oxide or ferric oxide is the inorganic compound with the formula Fe2O3. It is one of the three main oxides of iron, the other two being iron(II) oxide (FeO), which is rare; and iron(II,III) oxide (Fe3O4), which...
by FK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para3 LW in m390.. First LW exclusive
Replies: 29
Views: 543

Re: Para3 LW in m390.. First LW exclusive

I will pass, much prefer my Delica with M390,,,, thinner blade stock and better slicer.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Patina question.

From my experience, once oiled, rainbow patina will turn gray/brown. That means chemical reaction is ongoing under the oil/coating. We saw that in the metals industry,,, a brand new very expensive part was shipped to customer in Asia,,,, under the thick protective coating a hand print had etched in...
by FK
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 220
Views: 13314

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

My screws on the new K390 are also flush.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back lock action
Replies: 51
Views: 3216

Re: Back lock action

If you are going to play/experiment with this,, use some masking tape on the blade edge.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4441

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Joe, It will help but not certain of electrical conductivity of rustoleum and relative thickness. I suggest a polymer based paint of some kind, alternatively you could coat the inside pocket on the CF liners. Would be an interesting experiment to coat one side only and see what happens to liners. Re...
by FK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lock-bar insert question
Replies: 23
Views: 1270

Re: Lock-bar insert question

Using the tools on a regular schedule,,, I did not reapply until the project was finished for that tool. Only used Ren wax for tools going into short term storage/inactivity. Regular use tools have silicone treated gun cloth wipe down at end of day. You can also do this with any knife. Regards, FK
by FK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4441

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Hi Sal, I am FK the poster you answered. G-10 is a glass epoxy laminate which has a high dielectric strength, an insulator, and would not contribute to galvanic corrosion as observed by some users of the P4 model. This is the first I have seen with this type of corrosion and was curious if other CF ...
by FK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 64
Views: 4441

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Cambertree, Yes, classic galvanic corrosion must have Four factors to occur. 1. Dissimilar metals in direct contact. 2. Both metals are immersed in an electrolyte such as water 4. The different metals have different electrode potentials. The electrode potential is the tendency of a metal to give up ...
by FK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear delica cut testing
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Cruwear delica cut testing

The Shaman is a clunker compared to a Delica blade for slicing.
That is the one factor keeping me from purchase.

Thanks for taking the time to post a video.
Compared to your DF2 V-Toku2 test with 100ft, the Cruwear is an excellent steel.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lock-bar insert question
Replies: 23
Views: 1270

Re: Lock-bar insert question

I have used Renaissance Wax for 20+ years on my fixed blades and wood working tools. Excellent product but no experience with folding knives for daily use. Really like Nano-Oil for the wear surfaces on lockbar and bronze washers, it dries to a thin film and does not attract dust/dirt like more visco...
by FK
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lock-bar insert question
Replies: 23
Views: 1270

Re: Lock-bar insert question

The contact surfaces are polished and should not wear at all after initial break-in period.
If you use a little lubrication on the blade/lockbar interface it will also make the open/close much smoother.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeJoy Damascus Delica and Endura
Replies: 33
Views: 2294

Re: KnifeJoy Damascus Delica and Endura

It is not the traditional folded and forged laminated Damascus,, this Spyderco Delica consists of layers of steel laminates bonded to a core of VG-10 in a cold rolling mill process. Think plywood construction, it is rather common in Japan for lower priced kitchen knives. I have one of the earlier is...
by FK
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Arrival - K390 Ranger Green G10 PM2!
Replies: 33
Views: 2697

Re: New Arrival - K390 Ranger Green G10 PM2!

That was a fast blade/scale change.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 220
Views: 13314

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

Wow,,, arrived today,,, ordered Fri,,, CA to CT already.

Usual excellent fit and finish from Golden.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives I wish I had bought two of
Replies: 68
Views: 4723

Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Just purchased a back-up Stretch 1 in ZDP-189, one of my favorite knives and steel alloys.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?
Replies: 40
Views: 4958

Re: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?

Agree, this is why I prefer the Delica/Endura design over those with choils,,, why take away from blade length ?
Pinch grip on the blade is very natural in the kitchen and out in the field with folders.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crucible and Niagara
Replies: 31
Views: 3977

Re: Crucible and Niagara

Steel rolling mills is the industry where I dedicated my career. Retired now and enjoy reading about the new ideas and improvements in steel making and rolling of final product. Most of our customers would have the steel making and hot rolling in one facility and the cold rolling or finishing in a s...
by FK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks
Replies: 46
Views: 6275

Re: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks

Spyderco has to refine their titanium frame lock design, too many with lock stick problems.
Alternative is to have all of them with steel insert and avoid sticking completely.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 220
Views: 13314

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

Rec'd shipping tracking number this morning.
USPS 3-day Priority.
All is well.

Regards,
FK

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