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by Fancier
Thu May 05, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slysz Bowie Blade Broken: FFG+Spydie Hole Fail?
Replies: 31
Views: 4907

Re: Slysz Bowie Blade Broken: FFG+Spydie Hole Fail?

I don't see the advantage to Spyderco in weighing in on this one.
"You modified your knife and now you want us to figure out why it broke?"
I agree that this is a cautionary tale, "Let the modder beware!"
by Fancier
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: question regarding sharpmaker UF and diamond rods
Replies: 16
Views: 1941

Re: question regarding sharpmaker UF and diamond rods

When I was a small child my Great Depression era father told me that I didn't need a pillow, so I set it aside and slept without one for most of a year.
I found that I'd rather sleep with a pillow, and I'd rather use the Sharpmaker as designed with two rods, but technically you can make do without.
by Fancier
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Electrical Conductivity?
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: H-1 Electrical Conductivity?

Okay, nobody else bit and I have a blade and multimeter handy. I just measured the resistance of an H1 Tasman blade as essentially zero. I observed less than one ohm resistance between the tip and the base of the blade. Since resistance and conductivity are inverse functions, the conductivity of thi...
by Fancier
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Spyderco for Mountain Climbing?
Replies: 24
Views: 4068

Re: Best Spyderco for Mountain Climbing?

Climbing Everest on a budget? :)
I guess I'd go with an Aqua Salt. In snow the black blade and handle should be plenty visible.
If you want a yellow folder I'd suggest the Salt 1.
by Fancier
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"
Replies: 42
Views: 3223

Re: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"

I guess one man's "choil" is another man's "handle with a big finger rest in it". :) In the case of the Native 5 I found the choil to be excessively large, particularly in comparison to the blade length, and that when slicing the "kick" between the choil and the blade was inconveniently large and wo...
by Fancier
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 without a choil
Replies: 17
Views: 1705

Can't we all just get along? :)

I support the right of those who like them to have the chance to buy them, but I'm kind of done buying knives with choils, much like I don't buy knives with thumb studs. I like keeping my hand on the handle scales, and I like slicing things with the base of the blade. If I want to choke up I use a s...
by Fancier
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"
Replies: 42
Views: 3223

Re: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"

Okay, I have a silly question! If choils are so fantastic why don't they put them on fixed blades, too?
by Fancier
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"
Replies: 42
Views: 3223

Re: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"

Yes, but the choil is absolutely useless when it comes to cutting things. I stopped carrying the Native 5 because half the time when I tried to cut something with it the choil got in the way. It now sits on my desk as a letter opener. The larger the blade the less annoying the choil, but I still wou...
by Fancier
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"
Replies: 42
Views: 3223

Re: "**** the choils, full speed ahead!"

To fully answer the original question, no, I do not really like choils, and yes, I own several unused knives that have them. The knife I carry every day is a Tenacious, I love the size, ergonomics, lack of choil, and the price.
by Fancier
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S110v real world performance?
Replies: 75
Views: 7719

Re: S110v real world performance?

I own Manix 2 knives in both alloys and I've been satisfied with the performance of them both with stock grinds and at factory angles.
If they weren't labelled I probably could not tell them apart.
by Fancier
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Store won't be selling Spyderco Knives anymore?
Replies: 38
Views: 6381

Re: Store won't be selling Spyderco Knives anymore?

Derrick was my local knife dealer until he decided to leave the state. I was willing to pay his prices for most knives, but his Spyderco prices just weren't competitive at all. I think the recent ivory ban in Oregon has more to do with his move than anything else.
by Fancier
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: .
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: D4/E4 Hardware warning for tinkerers....

Sounds like you have an opportunity to sell aftermarket repair kits now.
by Fancier
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic Blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 2297

Re: Ceramic Blades?

Actually, I do think that slicing newsprint is how most people judge if a knife is sharp...
by Fancier
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrations on kitchen knives
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Serrations on kitchen knives

Tvenuto, I don't live with cats for a similar reason. Another edge profile that works well for me on cheddar is a saber grind, it splits the slice from the block and the flats don't contact either surface, and it cuts nice and straight. I suppose a sufficiently thin scandi would do the same.
by Fancier
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrations on kitchen knives
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Serrations on kitchen knives

Tvenuto, I find that a serrated knife works well on cheddar because the chisel edge kicks the slice away from the blade and allows a non-binding push cut. A chisel ground plain edge might do the same thing but I do not own one to experiment with. For a soft cheese there are specialized tools but for...
by Fancier
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrations on kitchen knives
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Serrations on kitchen knives

Okay, yes, cutting on the left hand side of the cheese block works better for me. :)
by Fancier
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 steel
Replies: 62
Views: 28242

Re: 52100 steel

Didn't super blue cover the need for a rust prone alloy?
by Fancier
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrations on kitchen knives
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Serrations on kitchen knives

Radioactive, that is what I meant by cutting slices left handed, off the other (wrong!) end of the block instead of the correct (right) end. It ain't natural but I'll try it over the weekend. I did try varying the angle of attack and it took larger chips off the shoulder of the cheddar, so the proce...
by Fancier
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrations on kitchen knives
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Serrations on kitchen knives

This might not matter for some applications, but I recently purchased the serrated six inch kitchen utility and I've found that the serrations are cut in the opposite direction compared to my other serrated kitchen knives. I guess I'll have to learn to slice cheese left handed now because when I use...
by Fancier
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Name for the Endeavor?
Replies: 73
Views: 9034

Re: New Name for the Endeavor?

I thought about this while I was wandering around at work today. The previous knife was the Bushcraft and it had a Scandi grind. This one is ground differently and uses a different steel so why not the "Bushcraft 2"? Boring, but practical, and since the Bushcraft name was okay then this should be as...

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