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by demoncase
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 153
Views: 3936

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

Looked after another way: the online obsession with precise centering is actually a positive thing: it's because folding knives are now generally so good that such small variables are worthy of comment. Personally, I'm not OCD about blade centering. But I understand the folks who are I'm less puzzle...
by demoncase
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Friction forging? Anyone heard of this?
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Friction forging? Anyone heard of this?

Interesting. Definitely another take on the differentially hardened approach but I wonder how much more cutting performance it actually liberates in small knives.

I suspect D2 is being used as it's a simple air hardening tool steel and very well characterised.
by demoncase
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Others Spyderco Competitors
Replies: 42
Views: 2526

Re: Others Spyderco Competitors

I think, for me, each knife maker is doing their own thing for the most part and offering different things. Yes, there are overlaps in some cases- and clear cases of one manufacturer parking their tanks on another's lawn. But for the most part, what each of the big brands offer is specific to them.....
by demoncase
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo 2 Best Pork Cutter?
Replies: 23
Views: 784

Re: Yojimbo 2 Best Pork Cutter?

I go in and out of wanting to buy a Yo2. If I did, it would just be the most basic model. The main thing that has kept me from pulling the trigger on one is the very delicate-looking tip. Even though I recall Michael Janich himself saying something about in Yo2’s he’s seen that had been extensively...
by demoncase
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday, demoncase!
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Happy birthday, demoncase!

Apologies for the belated thank you- I've been off these boards for a while due to life stuff. Short version: -Early 2019 my beautiful little girl was born -Late 2019 got made redundant from my Head Of Quality role in additive manufacturing research. -Xmas 2019 got a mysterious "viral chest infectio...
by demoncase
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone Play Sniper Elite 4?
Replies: 26
Views: 1683

Re: Anyone Play Sniper Elite 4?

I just reloaded this on my X-Box. I tend to use the DeLisle Carbine as it makes every shot silenced Get the Kill Hitler DLC, set in a u-boat base. You get achievements for each replay with a different method of wasting him: so far I have (variously): -Shot him through the testicles -Dropped a U-boat...
by demoncase
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What happens to your knives after you die?
Replies: 25
Views: 716

Re: What happens to your knives after you die?

My darling daughter gets them.

Just more daft stuff to remember her dad with.... plus I'll rest easier knowing she has a Civilian if she needs one ;)
by demoncase
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 63019

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I'm working 100% from home at the moment- whole of the UK is in lockdown.

It's like New Year's Day every day out there at the moment- very few people moving about and everyone keeping their distance
by demoncase
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday ChrisinHove!
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Happy Birthday ChrisinHove!

Hoppy Beerday, troop!
by demoncase
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pork roast
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Re: Pork roast

http://imgur.com/gallery/K3rcr9f https://i.imgur.com/rfzGUuM.jpg here's a roast pork shoulder I did today: -Rubbed the rind with sea salt and fresh ground pepper (I'm blessed that pork in the UK is bred for flavour and fat more these days than for years) -sat it on a bed of finely chopped celery, l...
by demoncase
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pork roast
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Re: Pork roast

https://i.imgur.com/rfzGUuM.jpg Here's a roast pork shoulder I did today: -Rubbed the rind with sea salt and fresh ground pepper (I'm blessed that pork in the UK is bred for flavour and fat more these days than for years) -sat it on a bed of finely chopped celery, leeks and apple. Threw in a whole ...
by demoncase
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 3658

Re: DLC and rust.

Did some cursory research into DLC coating and it is referred to as improving corrosion resistance. I have to wonder if the thickness of the coating is the variable here. One website specifically mentioned its thicker DLC coating being a better corrosion barrier than standard-thickness DLC. It'll i...
by demoncase
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 3658

Re: DLC and rust.

I've some experience with DLC coated blades and (in a more industrial context) DLC used for coating actuator bodies for aerospace use. DLC gets selected to reduce friction, increase surface hardness and provide a very high temperature black colouration..... It's primary function is not rust preventi...
by demoncase
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 2118

Re: Sharpies

If Sharpy made a "click" open and retract model then I'd carry one every day....

I have a really bad habit of losing the top for them and then I end up binning them.
by demoncase
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stickers on your car - good or bad?
Replies: 47
Views: 24615

Re: Stickers on your car - good or bad?

After I plastered one of my first motorbikes in sponsorship stickers and realised that I'd probably devalued it by £100 with £1 of peel-backed nonsense, I don't put anything on the paintwork unless there's a very good reason. I have an Adeptus Mechanicus symbol on my rear window- I wanted something ...
by demoncase
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Demoncase"
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Happy Birthday "Demoncase"

Thank you kindly folks-

My posts have been less frequent of late due to cherishing our little miracle 9 month old daughter.

Hard to type while dealing with nappies (Daipers as you would have it) :D
by demoncase
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1520

Re: More on Vitamins: Do they work ?

A balanced diet every day that is based on fresh produce is your best source of a balanced vitamin intake. Sounds obvious- but if you read the fine print on your over-the-counter supplement bottle it'll say "Not a substitute for a balanced diet" Personally, If I know I'm going to be eating badly for...
by demoncase
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Most Durable" available Spyderco Knife?
Replies: 42
Views: 3200

Re: "Most Durable" available Spyderco Knife?

You've got to be trying really hard to do damage to an FRN Delica or Endura- full steel liners, sabre ground blades and a solid backlock.
by demoncase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 148
Views: 16896

Re: Favorite movie quotes

Leave the gun- bring the canollis.
by demoncase
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?
Replies: 58
Views: 4041

Re: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?

I drive a lot of motorway miles in the UK, so my last several cars have all been 2 liter diesels....Nothing like doing 65-85mpg to put a smile on your wallet- and always have manual. No fan of letting the car and the gearbox outvote me on what gear I want to be in. :D Currently- Vauxhall/Opel Insign...

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