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by Surfingringo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco YouTube Channel
Replies: 66
Views: 5051

Re: Spyderco YouTube Channel

Wow, the Harrier 2 looks great! Basically an Endela with a choil!
by Surfingringo
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?
Replies: 12
Views: 507

Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

I find mine more difficult to open with wet hands. Not a big issue, but yes, I definitely notice a difference.
by Surfingringo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??
Replies: 180
Views: 22738

Re: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??

I managed to get my hands on some more of this unobtanium called Vanax! Our local blade master Chad Kelly is making me an insane custom Vanax Waterway right now. I promise to update with pics soon! My two Vanax test fillets are still going strong and this remains my favorite stainless steel by a lo...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??
Replies: 180
Views: 22738

Re: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??

I managed to get my hands on some more of this unobtanium called Vanax! Our local blade master Chad Kelly is making me an insane custom Vanax Waterway right now. I promise to update with pics soon! My two Vanax test fillets are still going strong and this remains my favorite stainless steel by a lo...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??
Replies: 180
Views: 22738

Re: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??

I managed to get my hands on some more of this unobtanium called Vanax! Our local blade master Chad Kelly is making me an insane custom Vanax Waterway right now. I promise to update with pics soon! My two Vanax test fillets are still going strong and this remains my favorite stainless steel by a lon...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fillet Knife? Steel Types?
Replies: 25
Views: 2881

Re: Fillet Knife? Steel Types?

One issue with creating a production fillet knife is everyone has a slightly different idea of what a fillet knife is. This can be based on a number of factors, including what type of fish you clean, size of fish, technique you use, and not least of all, simply what you are used to using. Some folks...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hopes / guesses for the next "reveal"?
Replies: 81
Views: 2511

Re: Hopes / guesses for the next "reveal"?

How often are the Reveal’s coming out? Quarterly? If so, when was the last one released? Just curious when we might expect the next one
by Surfingringo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seeking old FRN / FRCP / G10 / CF scales for destruction testing!
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Seeking old FRN / FRCP / G10 / CF scales for destruction testing!

Hopefully some of the folks who have switched scales will dig their factory scales out of the bottom of the drawer and send them your way. I for one would be very interested to see some systematic testing of the different materials. I would happily send you some if I had them but I’ve never switched...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chalkiness on the Waterway handle
Replies: 21
Views: 1036

Re: Get the Caribbean, it’s just a super impressive knife.

Any time you machine G10 you expose raw layers of unfinished resin and fiberglass. Wash it in dish soap with a nail brush to make sure there's no left over dust in the grooves, then spray it down with WD40, wipe off as much as you can and let it air dry. This ^ The machined area doesn’t get the sam...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean vs Military
Replies: 59
Views: 2770

Re: Caribbean vs Military

Wow Lance, I still haven't had the pleasure of holding a Caribbean yet, but it sure looks like its ergos would be hard to beat. I believe the handle would fill my grip much better than the military. S110V is a chore to use sometimes. And I say this having used it more than any other blade steel. It...
by Surfingringo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: custom base for sharpmaker
Replies: 51
Views: 1962

Re: custom base for sharpmaker

Got the following from some vid on youtube (can´t find it right now): One thing you can do is attach one of the safeguards or some other round rod to in the middle of the downside of the base with a rubber band or something. So the base rests on the rod and you can "seesaw" it a little, so the angl...
by Surfingringo
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean vs Military
Replies: 59
Views: 2770

Re: Caribbean vs Military

I’m a salt guy normally but I much prefer the Military over the Caribbean. Carries slimmer, MUCH more comfortable in hand (at least for me), better action, better/stronger detent.
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?

I feel like maxamet probably offers the best combination of edge retention and ease of sharpening of most any steel available. M4 is also a strong contender. I would vote for serrated H1 too but “edge retention” in serrated edges is much more difficult to measure, quantify and compare.
by Surfingringo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?

I like the look of wood but it doesn’t have any real advantages over synthetic materials other than aesthetics. Stabilized wood is much much more resilient but it is still not on par with g10/frn for being impervious to the elements. I have tested stabilized woods on the kayak. Leave that stuff in t...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!

Those are pretty sweet, they're not "all the way" sharpened are they? It looked like there's only about an inch or so of edge bevel on each side, although maybe it was just the light or whatever. Yes, just the last 1" or so up by the tip is sharpened. And it's not really "sharp", it just has a an e...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!
Replies: 7
Views: 356

The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!

So I just got back from the Blade show with my only purchase. Two sets of Spyderco SpyderThrowers! I got a large set for myself and a small set for my girlfriend. I was pretty impressed with the knives when I handled them at the show. I was more impressed though when I got home and opened the box an...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust
Replies: 26
Views: 1237

Re: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust

When it comes to the salt knives and highly corrosive exposure it is always the hardware and not the steel that can cause an issue. The more hardware, the more potential to see some sort of corrosion. That said, I tested my Caribbean pretty rigorously for a couple of months and had very little issue...
by Surfingringo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 32
Views: 726

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

I think the wharncliffe will do it all but better than a reverse s. I think you are right that a wharnie D’fly will do most of what a reverse s would. I think the two blade shapes are more similar to each other in use than either is to a traditional blade shape. Each will still have certain advanta...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 32
Views: 726

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

juggler wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:16 am
A wider tip and more belly.
Surfingringo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 am
I would vote for something in between

Tough crowd :)
Beautiful! I would be all over a knife like that!

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