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by glbpro
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ackerman Sustain
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Ackerman Sustain

Sal chose the steel...not me... :) I am honoured to have Spyderco choose to make it... Hello Stuart! What was the reasoning behind the choice of steel? To use something new? Also, what uses did you have in mind for this knife? General purpose woods blade, pig-sticker, anti-zombie knife that sort of...
by glbpro
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5562

Re: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems

I'm still getting the hang of things, but I think I had my "ah ha" moment last night and I finally get why people said I just need to keep practicing. As tough as that advice was to hear, it's very true. I'll give that mirror technique a try since I think my girlfriend is getting tried of sitting t...
by glbpro
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5562

Re: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems

I too have been thinking about picking up a Edge Pro Apex system, but will that really solve my problems? I've spent a good amount of time and money collecting knives, but I still find the sharpening process to be extremely hard and difficult. I find myself questioning the fact that I have really n...
by glbpro
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5562

Re: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems

One point to add is that the actual angles created by the Lansky kit are significantly different from the nominal 17, 20, 25 etc. The actual angles depend on blade thickness and width but for example a 2mm thick blade that protrudes 15mm from the clamp gives the following angles - 13, 18, 22, 25. A...
by glbpro
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5562

Spyderco Sharpmaker vs. Lansky Controlled-Angle Systems

Hello All, I've owned a Spyderco Sharpmaker (SM) for three years now and have the diamond rods in addition to the medium and fine rods that come with the SM. My experience with the SM was that it was excellent for maintaining my Spydercos but didn't do other brand knives very well, especially old or...
by glbpro
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC Flippers - to lube or not to lube?
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: EDC Flippers - to lube or not to lube?

Quick update - have carried the Mantra daily for over two months now with no additional lubrication. No problems at all, continues to work flawlessly. I have found that the only way to get this flipper to 'misfire' is to try and flip it upwards, ie where the blade has to overcome the force of gravit...
by glbpro
Thu May 26, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Big Spyder Folder?
Replies: 54
Views: 5062

Re: Favorite Big Spyder Folder?

My Military in CPM CRUWEAR!
by glbpro
Thu May 26, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC Flippers - to lube or not to lube?
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: EDC Flippers - to lube or not to lube?

Update on this thread - I've carried the Mantra for over a month now and in that time have not lubed it at all, so it's running just on what came from the factory. I've been cleaning out the inside once a week or so, including using some really thin tissue paper to get inside the pivot area. I've be...
by glbpro
Thu May 26, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata Arrived!
Replies: 71
Views: 10424

Re: Serrata Arrived!

SpeedHoles wrote:Bump for glbpros' awesome photos of the Serrata! :D
You're welcome! :)
by glbpro
Thu May 12, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban Camouflage
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Urban Camouflage

I almost always wear black trousers and the Sage 1 with its black wire clip blends in perfectly.
by glbpro
Thu May 12, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra love ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Mantra love ?

It's been awhile now since this one was released and it seems to me that Mantra is not mentioned so often on this forum after the initial enthusiasm.Are there any Mantra huge fans out there ? Would you say that the initial enthusiasm faded and Mantra is not as popular as many anticipated ? I am qui...
by glbpro
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about getting a Schempp Bowie...
Replies: 27
Views: 3872

Re: Thinking about getting a Schempp Bowie...

I considered getting one of these recently when things didn't work out with my Bradley 2. It's an absolutely beautiful knife - the brass/carbon fiber combination is very striking and quite a pleasing melding of traditional and modern. F&F of course is perfect being from Taichung. I love the black wi...
by glbpro
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC Flippers - to lube or not to lube?
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

EDC Flippers - to lube or not to lube?

Hello everyone, I have been carrying my Mantra for about a week now and it is starting to break in and lose the new knife 'tightness' and 'grittiness' that tend to be associated with Taichung Spydercos. I was wondering what people's views are on lubricating flippers that are used for EDC - my experi...
by glbpro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2
Replies: 30
Views: 5370

Re: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2

The liner lock is so disappointing, however, I have not been able to bring myself to carry it. The claim to fame for Spyderco has always been the ease of one handed operation. Totally agree with you on that one! However personal preference is everything in these cases, which is why Spyderco has so ...
by glbpro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2
Replies: 30
Views: 5370

Re: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2

Took me a couple of days, but I have no trouble with unlocking this knife with either hand. Just use the thumb meat and build a callous. Yeah my issue is that I have quite a long nail on my right thumb (guitar playing) which gets in the way when working with frame or liner locks. So I need a larger...
by glbpro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2
Replies: 30
Views: 5370

Re: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2

Mine will be here tomorrow. I hope thats not an issue for me since I love the look of the knife, and it will compliment my sage 1 nicely (carbon fiber). We will see... If i cant hack it I might blurple manix myself. I'm sure you'll be fine - this was more my personal preference than anything else, ...
by glbpro
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2
Replies: 30
Views: 5370

Re: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2

Ferris Wheels wrote: It is the best folder I have found for use with work gloves on. If you own a GB1 or GB2, I encourage you to give it a try with a pair of gloves on.
You can operate that liner lock with leather work gloves on? I'm impressed.
by glbpro
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help! Mantra 2 or Positron decision
Replies: 26
Views: 3810

Re: Help! Mantra 2 or Positron decision

I found the Positron handle too small for my big hands - the Mantra handle is just perfect! Just goes to show how a little can go a long way.
by glbpro
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)
Replies: 47
Views: 5851

Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Handled a Myrtle for the first time today - what a beautiful piece of cutlery. I totally agree with those who say that it has a very custom look and the blade shape is just out of this world. The marbled carbon fiber is also very beautiful. Unfortunately the example in the shop had an impossibly str...
by glbpro
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2
Replies: 30
Views: 5370

Couldn't hack the Gayle Bradley 2

A few days ago I got a Gayle Bradley 2 - loved the look of the knife and the way it felt in my hand. Unfortunately I just couldn't deal with the lock release - the combination of the non-relieved scale, the sharp jimping on the lockbar and the sharp edge of the proud liner which is exposed by the sl...

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