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by FK
Mon May 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?
Replies: 52
Views: 2805

Re: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?

Delica and Endura,, even though I have really like my collection of Military since the mid 1990's and PM2 over the past few years.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Fri May 01, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 167
Views: 14039

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

Thanks for your report Larrin.
My undergraduate work was in ME with minor in metallurgy, I have a fair idea of the time you dedicated to this report.
Plus rebuilding the CATRA machine,,, dedication.
Awaiting your book.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: blade play
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: blade play

I have used Seki Spyderco lock back knives for over 30 years,,, no lock rock.
One had a small amount and a toothpick to clean out crud in the blade notch cured it immediately.

In addition, I do not flick open or power snap open my Spyderco knives.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco serration history
Replies: 63
Views: 4859

Re: Spyderco serration history

Sal, I remember meeting you in the 1980's at a woodworking show in Springfield, MA. You sharpened my Buck folder on the new to me Sharpmaker. I was so intrigued that the next day, back on the road from NW CT to Springfield to purchase your new sharpening device. Your kitchen knives have been in my w...
by FK
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 133
Views: 9833

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

Nano-Oil,,, I have a small bottle with applicator needle,,,, must be 3-4 years old. Using it on my extensive Spyderco collection, new knife arrives,,, apply to all contact rubbing surfaces, pivot and light coating on blade surfaces then into storage. Users get monthly application. Not yet at 1/2 mar...
by FK
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advice on delica/endura maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 1083

Re: Advice on delica/endura maintenance

I like to use liquid Dawn with an old toothbrush and wooden toothpick to remove any dried out gunk.
Hot water and Dawn mix, cold water rinse and hair dryer.
A few drops of Nano-Oil and ready to go smooth as new.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Idea for times of lockdown and/or reduced activity: Experience and compare your Spydies in food-prep!
Replies: 21
Views: 1473

Re: Idea for times of lockdown and/or reduced activity: Use your Spydies for food-prep!

I much prefer the dedicated Spyderco kitchen knives.
Very thin blade stock with MBS-26 steel SE of course.
The older straight blade 10.3" is fantastic as a bread knife.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?
Replies: 55
Views: 7274

Re: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?

Delica in HAP-40 and Super Blue.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best torx wrench set
Replies: 57
Views: 6087

Re: Best torx wrench set

Wiha,,, not too $$$, excellent quality.
This is what Spyderco customer service uses..

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lockstick - my thoughts and your facts or theories
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: lockstick - my thoughts and your facts or theories

Years ago, I owned 9-10 CRK Sebenza knives,, 2 had lock stick. Applied the CRK grease and eliminated any stick.
CRK does harden the titanium lock face with heat which helps greatly.

Now have 100% Spyderco, only one PM2 early issue has slight stuck.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Uncomfortably sharp Spydie hole
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

Re: Uncomfortably sharp Spydie hole

Deburr the sharp edge on hole,,, on one of my very early Delica 4 knives, I over did the chamfer,,,, agree that it is very easy to make it more difficult to get a nice purchase on the hole for opening. I keep the knife on my desk as a reminder not to mess up any more in my collection.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 43
Views: 3173

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

Sharpening ZDP-189,,, I have a set of DMT diamond stones in 6 inch size. Well worn Coarse, Medium and Ex Fine, then polish on Spyderco Ex Fine bench stone. Total time about 10 min, very quick and easy. Have carried EDC a Delica in ZDP-189 for years, mainly in shirt pocket in winter, jeans in summer....
by FK
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OK, it's time to get serious
Replies: 691
Views: 73078

Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Agree, +1 on the Rescue models in ATS-55.
If one does not lIke SE,,, coarse dIamond or belt grinder will remove them for a PE.

Actually any of the VG-10 models will also be excellent.

Some Endura blades gave been shortened to sheepsfoot type shapes.

Regards,
FK
by FK
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica, Endura, Endela BlackOut Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 2165

Re: Delica, Endura, Endela BlackOut Edition

No thanks,, do not like black coated blades.
Normally I purchase 2 or 3 new variations,,, not for this one.
Regards,
FK
by FK
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is DPS 15 Damascus "Real" Damascus??
Replies: 9
Views: 590

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: 379
Views: 28409

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: 379
Views: 28409

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: 379
Views: 28409

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: 379
Views: 28409

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: 379
Views: 28409

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...

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