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by zeus
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Delicious
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Spyderco Delicious

by zeus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL - Ball Lock Too Stiff - Hints?
Replies: 44
Views: 15469

Re: Manix 2 XL - Ball Lock Too Stiff - Hints?

I changed out the stock spring for three lighter springs that I rolled together. I can open and close the Manix with out touching the blade.
by zeus
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL - Ball Lock Too Stiff - Hints?
Replies: 44
Views: 15469

Re: Manix 2 XL - Ball Lock Too Stiff - Hints?

Five years ago I removed the single heavy spring on my 2 XL and replaced it with three lighter springs wound together as one plus went with a ceramic ball replacement. I did some spine whacking and put it in a vise to check to see if the lock would slip and fail, but it held fast and has not failed ...
by zeus
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clean olive oil off karahawk
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Clean olive oil off karahawk

Olive oil is easily dissolved by organic solvents. Soap and water don't really work too well unless the water is very hot to speed up the hydrophobic soap/oil reaction. Soap strips off the oil layers by bonding with the fats and going down the drain rather than dissolving them. Organic solvents inc...
by zeus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Review video I made
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Re: Military Review video I made

Vivi,
I've re-watched the video, (yet again) and I see near the end at 13:02, your onscreen text states you thinned the edge using DMT benchstones then finished with a micro bevel on a Sharpmaker at 15 degrees per side.

What was the angle you used for thinning with the DMT diamond stones?
by zeus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odd but interesting Spyderco knife design question
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Odd but interesting Spyderco knife design question

Easier to use a belt and a real (certified for climbing) key ring carabiner. Place belt through the carbiner. Clip the carabiner over the zip line. Wrap the belt ends around your hands and go.

Watch a few episodes of Wild Wild West first...
by zeus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Review video I made
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Re: Military Review video I made

Vivi,
Loved that video! Since CPM D2 is now in unicorn status, what steels do you think are comparable using the 15 degree regrind you mentioned?
by zeus
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't decide which mod to do
Replies: 41
Views: 4236

Re: Can't decide which mod to do

I left the jimping alone and did not round out the transition area on this Manix 2XL reprofile. Some did not like the sharp transition but I think it gives it meaner and leaner (as well as unique) look: http://i66.tinypic.com/mal6dg.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/rcka48.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2hovh...
by zeus
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FANGed Manix 2 XL
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: FANGed Manix 2 XL

I'll be attaching a deep carry pocket clip later this week.
by zeus
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FANGed Manix 2 XL
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: FANGed Manix 2 XL

Here is quick video from the manufacturer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... pl5MB_4cNc
by zeus
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FANGed Manix 2 XL
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: FANGed Manix 2 XL

$32.50 - but I had to machine a spacer since they sent me a size small (12 mm instead of 14 mm)
by zeus
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FANGed Manix 2 XL
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

FANGed Manix 2 XL

Picked up a FANG from the Wise Men Company:

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by zeus
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 10 years of Millie goodness
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

Re: 10 years of Millie goodness

The Military was my EDC until the Manix 2XL came along. Love to see a Millie with a Compression lock, Manix style ball bearing lock or even standard back lock. Making a frame lock was a good step, but it would be nice to see some new lock options.
by zeus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gentlemens Folder Suggestion....Centofante Memory feedback?
Replies: 26
Views: 3546

Re: Gentlemens Folder Suggestion....Centofante Memory feedback?

C54 Calypso plain edge with black micarta is my dress knife. A super light knife with a classy Black Tie look, clean lines and a low profile. Very thin too. Sits well in a suit pocket even with the clip. The only exposed fasteners are on the clip.

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by zeus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's you're biggest folding knife pet peeve?
Replies: 64
Views: 7202

Re: What's you're biggest folding knife pet peeve?

Knives that are built only for right-handed people.
by zeus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Manix 2 LW Mod
Replies: 26
Views: 4763

Re: Stretched Manix 2 LW Mod

Here is quick photo:
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by zeus
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Manix 2 LW Mod
Replies: 26
Views: 4763

Re: Stretched Manix 2 LW Mod

Since I did the spine regrind, I use that Manix 2XL as my EDC. It replaced a PE Military model. Since I'm left handed, the lock on the Manix allows left-handed use, plus with the other lock mods I did to it, it now operates as a gravity blade with one hand- both open and closing. Just have to be ca...
by zeus
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modded Spyderco Ambitious
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Modded Spyderco Ambitious

Awesome! Looks so much better......
by zeus
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Manix 2 LW Mod
Replies: 26
Views: 4763

Re: Stretched Manix 2 LW Mod

Here is one I did in 2013:

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