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by sal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use

mb1 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Hey Sal, could you clear up the questions and confusion on the hardware too? A bunch of us were speculating and wondering what the black coating was about on the latest CQI version.

Hi Mb1,

We're still testing.

sal
by sal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 285
Views: 11148

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

We tested 15V and don't think anyone would complain about it.

sal
by sal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use

Hi Sharkfisher, BG-ThatsMe,

Thanx for calling that to my attention. I will alert management to the issue.

sal
by sal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use
Replies: 28
Views: 863

Re: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use

Hi Sharkfisher, Welcome to our forum and I'm sorry for your disappointment. The model you are using is not designated as a "Salt" model. It is only using LC200N steel for the blade. For your activity, I would suggest an actual Salt model like the Pacific Salt, and I would suggest a serrated version....
by sal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBN rods: Corners "different abrasive" from the factory?
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: CBN rods: Corners "different abrasive" from the factory?

I generally don't recommend using the diamond or CBN corners for use unless one is very careful to go very slowly and very lightly or you will tear the stones out of the matrix. Most will press much harder than necessary. the nature of a serration is to "wrap" around the corner which is very hard on...
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native
Replies: 37
Views: 1154

Re: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native

Hi Agiulius,

Normally a factory edge will give you more service but as mentioned factory edges sometimes could have issues. I would suggest sharpening it and using it for a few sharpenings. If you are still having problems, send it to us.

sal
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

Hi Ladybug,

At this time, I can't promise LC, but I will say that the P4 will be part of the Endura "family" sprints when we play with new steels. That would include:

Police 4
Endura 4
Endela
Stretch 2
Delica 4
Dragonfly 2
Manbug
Ladybug

and possible blade variations.

sal
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Open Back Construction
Replies: 30
Views: 1268

Re: Open Back Construction

I think it's worth looking into South African custom makers.

sal
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What to do with chipped corners on Sharpmaker rods?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: What to do with chipped corners on Sharpmaker rods?

I would suggest sending them in to Charlynn in customer service. . Sometimes chips are the result of microscopic cracks created in firing.

sal
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

Hi Larry, I don't want to speak for Mike, and I'm sure he can offer more concept, but Mike is a function first and foremost kind of guy, especially where life and limb might be in question. The blade shape as is, is very functional. If and when we are able to make the Janisong in the US, other blade...
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

Hi David. I think it would be too public. It's the design that carries the product in almost all products. A poor design well made will not be as successful as a good design poorly made. Naturally, the good design well made is best. We try to get feedback on our new designs from knife afi's which is...
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco for firefighter
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Re: Spyderco for firefighter

Really good stuff. Thanx for sharing opinions. Double D. Voodoo child, your thoughts are valuable, especially on the self close. That's one of the reasons that I really like back-locks. Maybe a fresh thread on a model that would incorporate the features you suggest would be useful. My wife, Gail, wa...
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native
Replies: 37
Views: 1154

Re: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native

I agree with Curly,

The sharpmaker video and actually using the tool will provide much insight into the "edge". I would also recommend a loupe, maybe 10X - 12X and studying the edge as you sharpen.

sal
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slipjoint mod Para 3
Replies: 84
Views: 6357

Re: Slipjoint mod Para 3

Hi diRK, Funny your timing is very good. We received the drawings and first made an SLA of the part in plastic. Then, in order to be more precise, we made a couple of steel part with a wire EDM. I just received a prototype last week with the part installed and I've been testing it. While it is an in...
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

Hi Cbrstar,

I agree with everything in your post and I've experienced what you describe. But I have found that the more I refine a design with focus on the goal, the better the design gets, in my opinion. That does not mean that most people will like it. :confused:

sal
by sal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native
Replies: 37
Views: 1154

Re: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native

Hi Agiulius, Think of sharpening as putting gas in your car. If you are going to drive your car, you are going to have to refuel. Some steels will hold an edge longer than others ( distance), Some steels will get sharper than others (speed). As you learn more bout steel, edges, use of blades, you wi...
by sal
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

ferider wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:01 am
Great insights, Sal, thanks for the write-up.

How about "1-knife" collaborations, like Hungarian, Chinook, Szabo, etc. ?

Hi Ferider,

Every knife we make has a story.

sal
by sal
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

I'll refine the materials based on the original idea and run with it. sal, i’m curious why k390 for the p4. i guess maybe a duty knife deserves a good tool steel, but it should also be always ready and relatively worry free. why not a stainless? i’m not trying to knock the design (or even the mater...
by sal
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Open Back Construction
Replies: 30
Views: 1268

Re: Open Back Construction

Hi Marulaghost, I have a number of custom knives from South Africa. Our distributor there is a friend of mine and has gifted some. We're always open to collaborations. Generally they approach us. Maybe some South African makers would consider designing a Spyderco. Has to have that hole in the blade,...
by sal
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Evil's question

Hi Mushroom,

Glad to be of help. You are in a good field. Persistence is king.

sal

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