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by FK
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is DPS 15 Damascus "Real" Damascus??
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Is DPS 15 Damascus "Real" Damascus??

I believe the Endura Damascus is made with a center core of VG10 with two layers of additional laminated Damascus on either side. This is done in a cold rolling mill process called cladding. The last process after blade grinding, is to acid etch which will emphasize the different layers of steel all...
by FK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 237
Views: 11522

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/stori ... egulations

The extensive documentation required would make commercial use rather expensive.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 237
Views: 11522

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

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by FK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 237
Views: 11522

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

That photo is not rosewood,, it is a mystery softwood dyed and impregnated into laminated form. Nothing wrong as a knife handle, just not as advertised. I would also guess it is not stabilized as in exotic woods for handles, only glued up into plywood. Real rosewood is very oily and does not glue up...
by FK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 237
Views: 11522

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminared scales,,,, no thank you. Regards, FK The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder: We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the sam...
by FK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 237
Views: 11522

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminared scales,,,, no thank you. Regards, FK The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder: We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the sam...
by FK
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 237
Views: 11522

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminated scales,,,, no thank you.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 140
Views: 4021

Re: 25K Post Contest

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FK
by FK
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on the combo edge
Replies: 39
Views: 1578

Re: Opinions on the combo edge

I tried the CE years ago, it does not work for me. The SE portion is too short and it takes away from the PE portion close to the pivot. I carry two Spyderco knives, both a FFG blade, one CE and one PE are my preferred arrangement.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?
Replies: 75
Views: 5353

Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

For many years mine was a Delica in ZDP-189,, I have been considering another design with FFG SE in the future.
The Delica is very comfortable in upper front shirt pocket.

Regards.
FK
by FK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 pocket clip screws - is there a trick?
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Pm2 pocket clip screws - is there a trick?

I had the identical problem with one PM2 in my collection.
Agree with inserting the screws first without clip,, they will have a longer engagement and form up the interface between steel liners and G10 scales.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening stone suggestions?
Replies: 46
Views: 2601

Re: Sharpening stone suggestions?

I gave used DMT for over 30 years,,, excellent products. The extra coarse is very agressive when new,, it takes considerable use to calm down and level out for precision apex formation. I suggest coarse and use very minimal pressure.and it will break in fairly fast. Alternately get the ex coarse and...
by FK
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Idea: Lanyard Tube Removal Tool
Replies: 50
Views: 2743

Re: Idea: Lanyard Tube Removal Tool

I personally like the lanyard tube construction on my PM2, Para and Military CQI. They are an integral part of the design,,,, the tube is flared into the scales and holds them firmly onto the lanyard tube. Replacing the factory tube with aftermarket is fine but does weaken the overall original desig...
by FK
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 91
Views: 6654

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

Carbon Steel Liners ????
Really happy I held off purchase of P4 in favor of the new PM2.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interest in a Super Blue Para 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Interest in a Super Blue Para 3?

I also really like Super Blue steel, have in my collection Delica, Endura and Stretch. Not certain on the Para 3,, blade stock is rather thick for great slicing. I would rather have another run of the original three with laminated Super Blue. Most likely never happen since they were "sprint" runs an...
by FK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 21
Views: 853

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: 154
Views: 9080

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: 21
Views: 853

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: 233
Views: 15616

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: 3451

Re: Back lock action

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

Regards,
FK

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