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by me2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Steel Would You Like To See in the Native Chief?
Replies: 34
Views: 1699

Re: What Steel Would You Like To See in the Native Chief?

Stainless laminated Super Blue.
by me2
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No sharpening November
Replies: 58
Views: 3341

Re: No sharpening November

I didn't make it. Stopped carrying it a couple weeks ago.
by me2
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can someone help me understand what all the hype is for slipjoints lately?
Replies: 29
Views: 1962

Re: Can someone help me understand what all the hype is for slipjoints lately?

I got a Byrd slip joint and carry it at work all the time. It has a strong detent, but I can close it without any fuss even compared to my Delica. It is in and out of my pocket many times during a shift, and it closes easier and faster than a locking knife. I have occasionally carried a locking fold...
by me2
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening with or without microbevel.
Replies: 14
Views: 1672

Re: Sharpening with or without microbevel.

If you sharpen with a microbevel and performance goes down, you've chosen the wrong micro bevel angle. For instance, I want a 15 degree angle for my kitchen knives. I don't sharpen at 15 then add a 20 degree microbevel. I sharpen at 12 degrees then add a microbevel at 15. I typically use the Sharpma...
by me2
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No sharpening November
Replies: 58
Views: 3341

Re: No sharpening November

I'm in. I'll use my Byrd Slip-it, provided I can get it rebeveled and sharpened. I've not rebeveled it from the factory edge yet.
by me2
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Silicon Additions for Improving Steel Toughness
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Silicon Additions for Improving Steel Toughness

Saying something is heat resistant when it won't be affected by temperatures that melt tungsten is like calling air craft carriers big boats. Sounds like scifi to me.
by me2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Silicon Additions for Improving Steel Toughness
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Silicon Additions for Improving Steel Toughness

The serrated edges are sharpened at quite a low angle on the ones I've had, about 7 degrees per side. A tougher steel might do better for this geometry.

If you're able to directly manipulate subatomic particles, the elements used to start with don't matter.
by me2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How sharp should an EDC knife be?
Replies: 49
Views: 5497

Re: How sharp should an EDC knife be?

I think the tests performed showed that getting a refined edge and then taking one or two really soft strokes perpendicular to a fine sharpening stone to remove just the most fragile part of the apex resulted in edges that last the longest, though they never start as being the sharpest. Don't know ...
by me2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you modify the edge angles on your knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1178

Re: Do you modify the edge angles on your knives?

I have been thinking them to 12 degrees per side and finishing st 15 dps on the Sharpmaker.
by me2
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Overturning of Knife Restrictions
Replies: 71
Views: 3861

Re: Overturning of Knife Restrictions

I can't believe I'm saying this but when I was in school, many people carried knives, particularly in college. It helps it was a school founded to educate farmers and supply engineers to the state.
by me2
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Ban question for you all.
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Knife Ban question for you all.

Bodog pretty well nailed it. In a free society, banning of weapons is a presumption of guilt without trial on anyone who does or will own them. 99.99% of knives will never be used for a crime.
by me2
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Overturning of Knife Restrictions
Replies: 71
Views: 3861

Re: Overturning of Knife Restrictions

And it's a shame. Those models have been restricted here as long as I can remember. Basically, you could own them, in the states I lived you could carry them, but couldn't carry them concealed. I carried mine in a belt pouch with my shirt tucked in so everyone could see it. You did have to be carefu...
by me2
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Overturning of Knife Restrictions
Replies: 71
Views: 3861

Re: Overturning of Knife Restrictions

It's quite refreshing to see the knife laws rolling back from the politicians over reactions to knife fights in West Side Story. However, it is a never ending battle. There are a lot of people that want someone else to make them feel safe, and they will push politicians to take away scary things fro...
by me2
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wear Resistance vs Hardness?
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: Wear Resistance vs Hardness?

Hardness is the resistance to mechanical indentation, such as in a hardness test point making a simple of various depths in samples. Wear resistance is the ability to reduce or resist material loss from abrasive or adhesive wear. Hardness affects wear resistance but not vice versa.
by me2
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why such hate for Double-Edged Knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: Why such hate for Double-Edged Knives?

Nothing wrong with owning knives meant primarily as weapons. I carried a CS Safemaker, the old kind from the late 90s to early 2000s, with the 5" blade. They do have legitimate uses, it's just that we pray we never have to use it for it's intended purpose. It does help I lived in either NC or SC and...
by me2
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory knew and two different angles on the edge
Replies: 29
Views: 6219

Re: Factory knew and two different angles on the edge

I have said before I'd like some knife company to sell knives with no factory edge, just skip that part and let me do it. It can't take longer to do that than it does to unscrew some of the really wonky factory edges I've had, none from Spyderco though. I rebevel basically all my knives, so for peop...
by me2
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no sharpening choil?
Replies: 22
Views: 3239

Re: Why no sharpening choil?

I add them with a Sharpmaker brown triangle. Use the corner and keep the side of the triangle near the handle perpendicular to the edge. The slope on the cutting edge side helps prevent snagging, and they're not even the depth of the secondary bevel anyway.
by me2
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Against the grain...
Replies: 151
Views: 14910

Re: Against the grain...

If it wasn't serious, it wouldn't be on the internet.
by me2
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why use a tough steel in a folding knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 2201

Re: Why use a tough steel in a folding knife?

I don't know if it's tough steels are chosen, or steels are chosen that also happen to be tough. I like H1 in plainedge for a EDC folder. It has properties of ease of sharpening, high sharpness easily attained, and high corrosion resistance. It also happens to be quite tough. Why would one want a to...
by me2
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Against the grain...
Replies: 151
Views: 14910

Re: Against the grain...

I prefer low wear resistance steels, I like edge angles less than 15 dps. I don't like combo edges, though their common appearance indicates I might be in the minority of knife buyers. I don't think sharpening for its own sake is fun anymore. I don't have a strong opinion on freehand vs. guided shar...

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