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by Surfingringo
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker?
Replies: 24
Views: 735

Re: Sharpmaker?

Irrespective of how you use the SharpMaker, technique etc. I’ve always found the concept of using the corners of the stones to sharpen anything other than SE’s and tight recurves a bizarre and puzzling concept. For example, I if all you had was a triangular file to sharpen a PE blade, would you use...
by Surfingringo
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?
Replies: 25
Views: 1067

Re: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?

Aside from EvilD’s thread, there is very little usage data out there at all about serrated lc200n. I can’t help either because I have never done any testing with it. I have a lot of hours experience using and sharpening serrated H1 and I can say fairly accurately how much use I can get out of it bet...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Siren?
Replies: 26
Views: 1924

Re: Siren?

If only the scales were orange... black is so friggin boring. Plus, orange is the most visible color under water. Just look at all the diving watches. Could have been a 10/10 release. Close, but no cigar. PS. Still going to buy one because I’m a senseless fanboy. Cheers! I would imagine if the mode...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Astute desire
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: An Astute desire

Yeah maybe. Could be cool. Like the backlock. Would rather it be built in Taichung with their use of the internal stop pin on mid lockbacks, or in Golden with the Golden lockback. LC200N is possible either place. VG-10 is fine, but i don't love the Seki wiggle, as much as i like the knives. I might...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Astute desire
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: An Astute desire

Yeah maybe. Could be cool. Like the backlock. Would rather it be built in Taichung with their use of the internal stop pin on mid lockbacks, or in Golden with the Golden lockback. LC200N is possible either place. VG-10 is fine, but i don't love the Seki wiggle, as much as i like the knives. I might...
by Surfingringo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute ... Yess !
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Astute ... Yess !

That design looks like Ed Schempp might have had something to do with it.
by Surfingringo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 136
Views: 3778

Re: 25K Post Contest

Thanks for the generous giveaway Paul. I feel like I’ve been blessed with more than my fair share of luck on this forum and I usually don’t throw my name in the hat for giveaways...but that M4 exclusive is as close to a “grail” knife as any Spyderco for me. That knife came out right before I got int...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Production LC200N
Replies: 43
Views: 1205

Re: Production LC200N

Regarding the OP, I would not advocate replacing everything with LC200n and doing away with the Salt line. Mainly because variety is the spice of life but specifically because (in the case of say s30v and lc200n) you would be giving up edge retention for a level of corrosion resistance that the aver...
by Surfingringo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Blade Scratches
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: H-1 Blade Scratches

H1 is an amazing steel but it will scratch VERY easily and there’s nothing to be done about that. My suggestion is to use it hard and eventually there will be so many scratches that they will all blend together to form the new finish. Not joking, that’s actually what happens with H1. Buying the blac...
by Surfingringo
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 48
Views: 2190

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

The only two of those I own are Maxamet and Cruwear. Speaking purely on edge performance I would have to give it to Maxamet. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be my top choice between the two but if I sharpen them both to the same level and use them equally then the Maxamet will maintain i...
by Surfingringo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?

Between those 2, I would get m4. M4 will patina but zdp tends to pit without ever forming a patina. I can live with stains but the pitting bothers me.
by Surfingringo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on the combo edge
Replies: 39
Views: 1567

Re: Opinions on the combo edge

In previous threads about this, the lack of popularity might be because of the stigma that surrounds it. Tons of cheap gas station folders with terrible steel makes use of the combo edge grind. For me, the combo edge was necessary when I worked on a farm. But now that I stopped working there I don'...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Siren?
Replies: 26
Views: 1924

Re: Siren?

I think the original photo on the SFO site showed silver hardware. Here is a screenshot of the current photo.
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by Surfingringo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Brouwer Clip Placement - 2020 Catalog
Replies: 21
Views: 1790

Re: Brouwer Clip Placement - 2020 Catalog

G_shark wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:42 am

I thought it was the 'V' that was pronounced 'F', not the W oh well :)
You are correct.
Source: me, born and raised speaking Dutch.
I would assume that the W is pronounced as V as in German?
by Surfingringo
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let’s make Spyderco haikus
Replies: 73
Views: 3576

Re: Let’s make Spyderco haikus

Behold Waterway
You were but a harbinger,
Sirens soon shall sing.

:p
by Surfingringo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.
Replies: 32
Views: 1611

Re: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.

Sounds like we might need a few more hollowgrinds to choose from? I’d definitely be happy to have a few more options.
by Surfingringo
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.
Replies: 32
Views: 1611

Re: Starting to be my favorite blade grind.

I like hollow grinds. They seem to outslice flat grinds in some types of media. I think maybe it is because there is less contact/friction between the sides of the knife and the material that you are cutting through? I feel like some “Sticky” materials like rubber or soft plastic respond better to h...
by Surfingringo
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?
Replies: 42
Views: 2485

Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

I would vote for a mid priced model too. RWL34 or cpm154 maybe? Even BD1N. I have a couple of Phil’s customs in cpm154 and BD1N and both of them perform very well.
by Surfingringo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Linerless: Any issues?
Replies: 29
Views: 1569

Re: Linerless: Any issues?

No advantage to having liners in my usage and numerous advantages to linerless. My linerless knives (salts) get used FAR heavier than any other folders I own. I have never had the slightest issue with strength or integrity with linerless frn knives. Same story with G10. The main advantages for me ar...
by Surfingringo
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else wants a SE Lil'Matriarch Salt in H1 ?!
Replies: 80
Views: 3636

Re: Who else wants a SE Lil'Matriarch Salt in H1 ?!

I may have missed the discussion, but does the reverse "s" provide any particular benefit over a normal hawkbill? Whittling type cuts. Cutting objects on the corner of a flat surface. Cuts where you hold something against the side of the blade with your thumb to make a cut (like cutting fishing lin...

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