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by DunninLA
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Syderco sharpmaker
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: Syderco sharpmaker

I just realized this whole thread should be in the sharpening section, but it's here, so ... two of my three questions were answered... yes, strop very lightly, and 15 degrees should be fine with 12-14 degree workshop edges... The last question which wasn't answered yet is -- which spyderco rods do ...
by DunninLA
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Syderco sharpmaker
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: Syderco sharpmaker

Hey fellas, haven't been around for awhile but I am about to order three new kitchen knives and want to know how to use the Sharpmaker on two kinds of Japanese steel: 1) VG-10 at 60. Tojiro DP Chef and paring knives 2) Aogami Blue #2 at 62-63 in my Gihei Santoku All of my sharp maker experience has ...
by DunninLA
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: insurance problems with my manix 2 half wing departed the plastic?
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

gabriel.barajas wrote: one day take it out of my pocket and open it jumped note that the steel pellet and spring insurance because insurance is plastic and I have broke into two
what do you mean by the word "insurance". What is the spanish word to describe "insurance". Do you mean "Safety" or "Lock"?
by DunninLA
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: went to a shop today that believes MSRP is competitive...
Replies: 30
Views: 3680

I have a Sage 2 that I paid $157.00 for and that's the most expensive Spyderco I own. It cannot possibly cost that much to make a knife when you're talking about two handle scales and a blade. It I was guessing I would say somewhere in the neighborhood of $35-$40 for an average G10 VG10 knife maybe...
by DunninLA
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: went to a shop today that believes MSRP is competitive...
Replies: 30
Views: 3680

I could spend an hour and a half in there and not realize that any time had passed. I guess what I'm saying is, yeah it's cheaper online but is that worth losing the ability to go to a shop, chat with the employees, handle the knives to see how they feel and experience the knife before you buy it? ...
by DunninLA
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Chloe...
Replies: 79
Views: 7971

this poster does not write with the quality of a UPenn student. Read "chloe's" last post carefully. It is in the voice of an average high school student. Examples: "real little", "like and inch long" "there others" "where someone did something in history" "any thing" That's ignoring all the punctuat...
by DunninLA
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there anyone here who remembers me?
Replies: 36
Views: 5309

Pockets wrote:Welcome back! I may be mistaken, but I may have seen your name in a few old threads that turned up in various Google searches throughout my time here.
Sure, I remember you. You're that guy who grew up in Brownshwige, who likes Birthdays! :)
by DunninLA
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura Bit Me Hard- Just a reminder to be careful, you could be next!
Replies: 32
Views: 3715

that's what you get for owning knives that are actually... sharp. Actually that is a good reminder that Spydercos ARE sharp, and even short drops can end up an inch into (foot, thigh, arm, etc.).

All people prone to distraction should dull up their blade real good, y'hear now?
by DunninLA
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recent customer service interaction
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Not every company can do everything perfect. Actually, we as consumers couldn't afford the prices a company would have to charge for its product (especially a hand made product) to be perfect... if they spent what it costs to hire the people to make close to perfection possible. I don't think I sai...
by DunninLA
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recent customer service interaction
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

I recently bought one of the sprint Endura Blue Steel folders. Looking at the knife I saw the laminated steels separated in the thumb hole area. I sent it back to CO. Calling Spyderco I inquired about the my knife and told them of the issue. They removed the last Endura sprint from the showcase and...
by DunninLA
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ok, I have lost the edge on my domino!
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

You mentioned that you're only removing the sharpie at the very tip of the edge. The Sharpmaker effectively has four available angles of degree when holding the knife perpendicular to the table top while sharpening against the stones: 40 36ish (rubber band at top of rods pulling them in) 30 26ish (s...
by DunninLA
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s35vn compared to s30v?
Replies: 190
Views: 29458

^ your cutting chart shows them with similar edge retention with a fine edge both at 60. However, my feeling, which maybe you can confirm, is that the higher vanadium steels separate themselves from the lesser/no vanadium steels when used with a course edge... that is to say, I suspect if you were t...
by DunninLA
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s35vn compared to s30v?
Replies: 190
Views: 29458

So if the perceived change was needed ... over S30V performance wise ... there was already another steel available that IS/WAS a real upgrade to S30V both toughness AND edge retention wise...... That was/IS ELMAX....... I assume you are referring to your opinion at that time that ELMAX had better e...
by DunninLA
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Blanks... authentic or what
Replies: 21
Views: 2554

that's the K294 prototype that never made it to production. :D the cutting edge is razor sharp without having ever been profiled.
by DunninLA
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley and M4 - an extreme point of view
Replies: 57
Views: 8552

^ Patina or "forced patina"? Spoiled milk or "cheese"?
by DunninLA
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco's does Sal Carry?
Replies: 18
Views: 3248

IG-88 wrote: I think he also has a sweet spot for the Caly 3.5 :)
that's what he was carrying at a knife show about a year ago.
by DunninLA
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s35vn compared to s30v?
Replies: 190
Views: 29458

, that info on S35VN is an estimation based "upon market feedback." So basically it is a guess. Oh, so that's how it is supposed to be done? Somebody should tell Ankerson to stop actually cutting manila rope and just ask everyone on the forum for their wear reistance impressions. That's a lot less ...
by DunninLA
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Future Knives in S110V
Replies: 49
Views: 8351

sal wrote:We have a plan.

sal
Oh, I just LOVE a mystery.
by DunninLA
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Military tough to open ; have others found this to be the case as well ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1993

i suppose at the end of the day if the knife opens and cuts, and thats what it was designed to do, its within normal spec. "Opening Like Butta" is not on the QC checklist, AFAIK :) I suppose. Just as getting from point A to point B in a car is the same whether the car has good shocks, or blown shoc...
by DunninLA
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral S30V vs CTS-XHP : Will I notice a difference?
Replies: 22
Views: 18016

^zdp and s30v my knives. zdp has rust issues if not carefully maintained. XHP and Elmax from both the chemical composition, and Ankersons smooth and course edge retention posts at bladeforum. There is nothing in the chemical structure of XHP or Elmax that would suggest it would slice (b/c of its car...

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