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by Eee
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"
Replies: 143
Views: 13265

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Would someone notice a significant difference between K390, M4, or REX45 if you were using it as a general camping and light hiking knife? If that someone was me, no I can’t notice a significant difference between K390 and M4. Both are hard and wear resistant. I’d be surprised if most people could ...
by Eee
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has the size of serrations changed over the years?
Replies: 22
Views: 1948

Re: Has the size of serrations changed over the years?

I asked a similar question a few years ago. I thought I’d spotted that Golden serrations were shallower than Seki serrations. Sal said that the grinding tools wear during their life so the profiles vary subtly as the tool gets older. The older the tool, the shallower the serrations. I prefer shallow...
by Eee
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite handle shape
Replies: 38
Views: 3505

Re: Your favorite handle shape

Urban, I don’t know why it feels better than the UKPK, but it does.
Gayle Bradley 1, how to get the cutting edge right up to the fore finger.
And the big surprise for me has been the Pacific Salt, it even balances on the front finger.
by Eee
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N UKPK drop point
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: LC200N UKPK drop point

I’m more excited about this than a grown man should get about some bits of metal and plastic :D
by Eee
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 14030

Re: Rock Jumper Thread

Sal, one quick question about the Rock jumper. One handed closing seems important to the design. My muscle memory for backlocks is based around catching the blade on the kick with my finger, will that still be possible with the design you are working up?
by Eee
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 14030

Re: Rock Jumper Thread

I think we have to be careful of assuming our experiences of climbing are the same. Climbing is a broad church. I know virtually nothing of big wall aid climbing, but know enough to realise it is very different in terms of equipment and techniques from the trad climbing with half ropes which I have ...
by Eee
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ATS-55: A Brief but Interesting Era in Spyder History
Replies: 109
Views: 27525

Re: ATS-55: A Brief but Interesting Era in Spyder History

I’m not quite sure if the pics will show, but this thread reminded my of 3 of my classics; SS ats-55 Police, G10 Police and 440v Milli. https://edgematters.uk/wcf/attachment/78890-dc10e0e8-679b-4862-9a8d-ffad935f2439-jpeg/ https://edgematters.uk/wcf/attachment/78890-dc10e0e8-679b-4862-9a8d-ffad935f2...
by Eee
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do Spyderco’s Distributor’s do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: What do Spyderco’s Distributor’s do?

Distribute the Spydercos That was genuinely hilarious, thank you :D TriggerThumb, thanks for the interesting read; a very useful overview. Every day is a school day. When I read Sal’s post: “We've set up distributors all over the world to try to get the product to our customers and service their ne...
by Eee
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do Spyderco’s Distributor’s do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

What do Spyderco’s Distributor’s do?

I’ve realised from recent threads that I don’t actually know what Spyderco’s distributors do and how they add value for the additional money they cost us. Any ideas?
by Eee
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives
Replies: 276
Views: 33210

Re: Taking apart knives

Reading this thread has been rather an emotional journey. A classic opener from Sal, explaining the problem and doing what Spyderco does best, listening to customers. Sure enough, the customers spoke. Then it all took a bit of a downturn as it seemed to me that a few members were telling others that...
by Eee
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ranking toughest / least chippy steels
Replies: 46
Views: 6200

Re: ranking toughest / least chippy steels

So I know a lot depends of the heat treat, blade grind, geometry, thickness, etc. But all of that being equal, so say a model like a PM2, where there have been a large number of different steels, which ones do you think would hold up to the most abuse without chipping? I think it general people tal...
by Eee
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: age to carry a knife
Replies: 25
Views: 2032

Re: age to carry a knife

The days and attitudes of my youth are long gone. I got my first knife when I was 6 years old. However, in my culture boys were taught knife safety and use from very early. The same was true for firearms. I don't have any boys, but that's about the age that both of my daughters got their first kniv...
by Eee
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maniago and Sharp Blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: Maniago and Sharp Blades

I don’t think there’s a definite pattern to it.
My Elmax Urban was one of the sharpest and definitely the sharpest spine and spyderhole I’ve ever touched and my Hossom Forager one of the bluntest. The K390 Pingo was somewhat thicker edged than the Urban, but still sharp.
by Eee
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bamboo vs. H1 serrations
Replies: 28
Views: 3049

Re: Bamboo vs. H1 serrations

If you’ve got a sharpmaker, may be lay a white rod on a flat surface and try edge trailing stroke flat to the top corner.

I’ve used the end of a diamond rod (which is just steel with no diamonds) to roll serrations back on a cheap kitchen knife.
by Eee
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker - what else do you use?
Replies: 47
Views: 3406

Re: Sharpmaker - what else do you use?

Although I’ve got a few stones including a water stone, I use an 8 inch Norton Crystalon Coarse/Fine for reprofiling and I always microbevel on the Sharpmaker. The one big advantage of the Crystalon over Diamond plates is that you can use more pressure without stripping diamonds off. I’ve got DMT di...
by Eee
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 13653

Re: Calling all Canadians - Canadian knife discussion

Just a thought, the pronounced half-stop on my Urban and Pingo makes flicking open very difficult. Half-stops aren’t a traditional part of locking knives, but including one in a design may mean they can only be opened in a slower more deliberate way. I don’t need OHO in less than a second, just the ...
by Eee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run
Replies: 73
Views: 9220

Re: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run

Stuman, a few interesting articles on Wootz, apologies if you’ve seen them already http://www.tameshigiri.ca/2014/01/21/razor-edged-3-comparing-metallurgy/ http://insa.nic.in/writereaddata/UpLoadedFiles/IJHS/Vol42_4_2_JVerhoeven.pdf http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/9809/Verhoeven-9809.html
by Eee
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run
Replies: 73
Views: 9220

Re: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run

apparently it’s a “Wootz steel” which is a type of Damascus or layered knife steel even though you can’t see any layers Uhhh... Wootz eh? That's an interesting claim. And you think it's got invisible layers? Hmmm. Sorry OP, I think you're getting snookered for an easy $200. The puukko looks nice th...
by Eee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife insurance
Replies: 44
Views: 3963

Re: Knife insurance

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by Eee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Balance

I actually like the balance of the Pacific Salt because it balances on my front finger, like my favourite small and mid sized fixed blades. Agreed though, balance does make a surprising difference. My Atlantic Salt is actually blade heavy and doesn’t feel a comfortable as the Pacific.

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