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by fanglekai
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel
Replies: 121
Views: 2997

Re: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel

I am a skeptic of "influencers" myself and in a way sort of detest that they have the pull they have. They are the ones who started the S30V is crap and ZT’s Elmax is bad stuff years ago and “influencers” weren’t even a big thing then. S30V years ago had a bad rap because of issues that occured whe...
by fanglekai
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

One thing I appreciated most about value folders line was the design, going from the handle shape, to blade being completely usable (no half finger choil - not a fan of this unless the knife is really short, and even then you need usable blade length more than ever). Looking at Ambitious, Persisten...
by fanglekai
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

I didn't receive any indication what caused the issue but it seems to have been fixed. The action is still a little more sluggish than new but the blade closes from the backspring as it should, which is what I was hoping for. My Chaparral is usable again, which is great because it's a really nice ca...
by fanglekai
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My 55 dollar Hungarian
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: My 55 dollar Hungarian

Wow I paid $105 for mine and thought that was a good price. Nice find!
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 92
Views: 5516

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

I'm very excited about this one. An inexpensive Phil Wilson design Spyderco made fixed blade sounds great. I've used Spyderco's 8Cr and it works just fine. Sharpens easily, has decent edge retention. I'm hoping these are available for purchase soon.
by fanglekai
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Shaman - Front Flipper?
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Spyderco Shaman - Front Flipper?

Thumb in the Spyderhole makes more sense.
by fanglekai
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This must change: VG10 and H1 to be used outside of Japan. What can Spyderco do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1409

Re: This must change: VG10 and H1 to be used outside of Japan. What can Spyderco do?

As some on here have said, and please confirm for me if this is true or not: VG10 and H1 Stainless Steel cannot be used outside of Japan? This is a travesty, this is not right. It is one thing for people to invent something and then license it to others, it is a whole other thing to monopolize it a...
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Am i just lucky with my super steels?
Replies: 45
Views: 1818

Re: Am i just lucky with my super steels?

There's a huge difference between profiling/reprofiling and sharpening. Profiling/reprofiling is the step when a bunch of metal has to be removed. Sharpening is merely refining the apex. Sharpening doesn't take long. Profiling/reprofiling can take hours depending on the alloy, equipment, and amount ...
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

I think I'll just send it in. Thanks all. If you'd like to report back what the reason for the problem was: I'd be interested. Don't know though if Spyderco will "just" fix it or additionally let you know what they did exactly. I plan on mailing it out Saturday. I'll report back if they say what th...
by fanglekai
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

I think I'll just send it in. Thanks all.
by fanglekai
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

My Chaparral Ti Stealth has recently developed an issue where the blade will not close without being pushed through the full motion. Previously, it would close on its own once it got to about 1/3 of the way from closing, as backlocks/midlocks do. I tried cleaning it out with dish soap and warm water...
by fanglekai
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 50 cents difference Raven 2 or Tenacious
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: 50 cents difference Raven 2 or Tenacious

I picked up a Cara Cara 2 in black FRN a few weeks ago. Overall very nice for $20. The action is good, the blade is thinner than my Endura 4. 8Cr is easy to sharpen and works just fine. It's a good value for a user.
by fanglekai
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nikola Tesla: Interesting article.
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Nikola Tesla: Interesting article.

Very few people have even the slightest clue as to how much of a role that Nikola Tesla played in the scientific progress of Western Civilization. Not to mention his role in the "Industrial Revolution". Most people don't realize how huge of a contribution Tesla made in the innovation of AC electric...
by fanglekai
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blood Groove: What is the truth behind it?
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Blood Groove: What is the truth behind it?

A fuller allows the blade to be made thicker, thus stiffer and stronger for the same weight as a blade without a fuller. Removal of some material lightens the blade while maintaining the additional strength due to the increased thickness.
by fanglekai
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About that big thing that happened...
Replies: 79
Views: 3496

Re: About that big thing that happened...

Seems like much ado about nothing. A police department asked for a favor. BM did them a favor. Some guns got recycled. There are hundreds of millions more guns and plenty more manufactured every day. I haven't seen any info on whether those guns were illegal (no serial #) or used in murders. None of...
by fanglekai
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you keep your Spyderco boxes?
Replies: 50
Views: 1716

Re: Do you keep your Spyderco boxes?

I hang on to them in case I want to sell the knife later. Haven't sold any yet though.
by fanglekai
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?
Replies: 50
Views: 3829

Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Not a big deal. Knives will be for sale and I'll buy the ones that interest me.
by fanglekai
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Left handed
Replies: 32
Views: 1455

Re: Left handed

I can deal with right handed frame and liner locks, but occluded Spyderholes mean I won't buy the knife. That's saved me a lot of money.
by fanglekai
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed
Replies: 58
Views: 4316

Re: Very Disappointed

Original Poster here again. Sal, I can't thank you enough for the favor of a reply! I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! I also want to extend my appreciation to those who sympathized and understood my frustration. As for some of the responses I've received I find it interesting that replyi...

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