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by log man
Mon May 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives
Replies: 276
Views: 29813

Re: Taking apart knives

I agree regardless of the supposed reasons not to, a selection of screws, screw posts, pivots, pivot washers should, and could be made available at a low cost, resulting in greater customer satisfaction for those of us that feel confident to do so.

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by log man
Mon May 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 108
Views: 69007

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Just as I have done with any 1911, these excellent knives are disassembled and dialed in before ever carrying a new Spyderco knife. First the spine edge which often has a course grind finish, so it gets smoothed and comfortable, as does the handle edges 360º, normally on a 3M EXL wheel. The clip is ...
by log man
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para2 Detent Ball
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

The ball bearing doesn't spin, but is hard and slides smoothly on the hard blade surface. I have found some liner locks to be too hard to open for my preference, and some have a hard spot right after you release the blade to close as the ball climbs the corner. I modify both areas of the blade to fa...
by log man
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wicked Edge vs Edge Pro
Replies: 72
Views: 31417

Pretty human to like, or prefer what ever was chosen as long as it holds up and does the job. It's all good, but different. I chose the Wicked Edge system. Once past the learning curve, which all will have I am very happy with the results. I like being able to do both sides and believe it is easier ...
by log man
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Hawkbill FRN handle Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2258

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Just to compare the current offering.

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by log man
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dent Unpopular?
Replies: 41
Views: 5266

Simply, I like it.

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by log man
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: urban lef fantom lock
Replies: 35
Views: 4403

I'm really not sure, but I really like it!

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by log man
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Resilience
Replies: 15
Views: 4294

My tenacious has really bad blade centering, its way to one side. However, it does not effect its functionality, and it still locks up tight with a very thick liner lock. I find that the screws can be loosened just a bit and the handle warped to center and re-tighten. Stays centered. There is just ...
by log man
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My new Sharpmaker and some questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Superior results requires superior technique, and just plain hard work. Simply buying quality equipment is not enough. There is a real learning curve to having superior results with any equipment, despite our thoughts of bought success.

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by log man
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Centering
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

I'm of the belief that if it doesn't rub, its okay for me. Perfect centering is a neurosis perpetuated by many a you tube reviewer and plenty of OCD knife nuts. It has no real effect on the knife during use. No, but the point is you can easily correct the centering of the blade with in reason. Why ...
by log man
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Centering
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Blade Centering

A few have mentioned with disdain that after re-assembly their blade wasn't centered. Even on a YouTube a complaint that the knife wasn't precision enough, because it didn't re-center after re-assembly. The blade tip being centered as many know is simply an assembly procedure of getting it centered....
by log man
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the ball detent in a Millie Ti/M4 replaceable?
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

The pitted ball is unfortunate, however the ball rides on it's high surface not the up and down of the pits in the ball. The rough feeling when closing, or opening slowly are generated by the ball riding up and down on the blade tang surface. This will smooth out, I have found. I do like to ramp the...
by log man
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Messed up the edge on Delica real good
Replies: 18
Views: 3256

One thing that can help is to felt tip pen the bevels. Then stroke the stone and see where the angle you are holding is actually cutting. I like a very sharp symmetrical edge and have been using a Wicked Edge sharpener with amazing results. I always start out with the bevels inked to make sure of my...
by log man
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Online Spyderco Dealer?
Replies: 56
Views: 16859

Thespydercostore.com is an independent Spyderco dealer. So no foul. Poorfish, Howes, spydercovt, The Cutlery Shoppe, etc are all good sources.

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by log man
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina Toxic?
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Coming from the hand gun 1911 world and doing my own hot tank bluing, (black oxide) I can say it is the same as the steel itself, as that process is a conversion of the surface steel and not a coating. However cold bluing is a precipitate film and would be much more questionable.

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