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by JHR
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Kitchen Knives as General-Purpose Outdoor Tool: Yes or No?
Replies: 11
Views: 884

I have a Shun Classic chef knife and noting from the design details, I believe that if Spyderco were to make theirs a good knife for kitchen use, it would be too thin, too delicate, and be too steeply ground to be much of a versatile outdoor knife.
by JHR
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening system or simple whetstone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5287

I should elaborate. I've had the Arkansas tri-hone for a good long while, and I really do like it. It's a good way to get started with freehanding since they don't cut very fast and they aren't expensive, like a set of water stones can be. Freehanding is more fun than other sharpening methods and it...
by JHR
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening system or simple whetstone?
Replies: 15
Views: 5287

I usually use either an Arkansas Tri-hone or my newest toy, a Ken Onion Work Sharp. Then I finish the knives on a leather strop loaded with Harbor Freight green compound.
by JHR
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Apprehension about using a new knife as intended
Replies: 37
Views: 2313

Apprehension about using a new knife as intended

Get this. When I get a new knife, slide down the cover, unwrap your new knife from its protective wrapping, and what do I do with it? I open it a few times, check its sharpness, then put it straight into your collection, only taking it out for extremely light duty cutting tasks. Not too long ago I l...
by JHR
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you keep your stainless blades oiled?
Replies: 32
Views: 2809

Do you keep your stainless blades oiled?

I don't oil anything on my stainless blades except the pivots, but after I put an 8Cr13MoV Byrd in the dishwasher I noticed that there are some spots on the belly of the knife where corrosion popped up. Nothing major. Is this because of a couple hours of moisture in a dishwasher or is it a result of...
by JHR
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Spydie for eat
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

The Delica in FFG works great for cutting food. I set a 30 degree convex edge on mine and it's amazing for, well, delicate tasks like cutting food. And mine is in a friendly orange color. I don't feel too bad about taking it out at work.
by JHR
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rust Prevention Opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

I use Rem Oil. I don't know if it's food safe but it certainly doesn't smell food safe.
by JHR
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: New knife, Byrd Robin2
Replies: 10
Views: 6175

sal wrote:Hi JHR,

thanx for the kind comments. It looks like your knife has no markings? Is it just the pic?

sal
Yeah, the flash covered up the markings.

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by JHR
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Need a recomendation
Replies: 16
Views: 1736

What do you plan to do with it? Leathermans have decent blades and great pliers. And I must confess, I love SAK. They're well-made and designed brilliantly. They won't open a can as well as a can opener, the scissors don't cut as well as a cheap pair of Fiskars, they won't loosen screws like a cordl...
by JHR
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpening 420C, not getting the edge I want
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

I've found that 420HC gets as sharp as any steel, from my observations, anyways.

Edge retention is another matter but I always seem to sharpen knives before they really need it anyways.
by JHR
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: New knife, Byrd Robin2
Replies: 10
Views: 6175

New knife, Byrd Robin2

I've been on a knife buying binge lately and the price on this one was so attractive, I just had to get one.

I'm glad I did. Very handy size and boy, that 8cr13MoV steel is no joke. I love the edge it takes, and it takes it so well.

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by JHR
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Ken Onion
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Been playing around with a $17 Buck Bantam. But this time I did a little tip I found on bladeforums and put some green polishing compound on the 6000 grit belt. So now I do know that the system is capable of producing edges that cut whittle freestanding hairs. I've been getting edges with bench ston...
by JHR
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Ken Onion
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

sir_mike wrote:Can they run on batteries too in case the power goes out?
Nope.
by JHR
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Ken Onion
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Indeed it does, and it comes with a handy button that holds the trigger down. It can be set to go very slow. I think I'll make sure to go slow and use the button so I can move the blade across carefully.
by JHR
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Ken Onion
Replies: 8
Views: 3631

Work Sharp Ken Onion

I picked one up at Cabela's today and I've been playing around with it for a couple hours. First knife was a beater Kershaw Oso Sweet. Love the knife, but since it was one of my cheaper knives and it was dull, it had to play guinea pig. I decided to just go with the lowest angle setting possible (a ...
by JHR
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Challenge
Replies: 40
Views: 4708

The knifes I carry most are my Victorinox knives. There's always a Classic SD on my keychain.
by JHR
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Blade, Serrated Blade, 50/50 Straight/Serrated? What is your favorite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1425

I like PE and SE equally. I don't care much for combo edges at all.

I have a Pacific Salt with full serrations and it's one of my favorite knives.
by JHR
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 18489
Views: 1443693

It sat perhaps one hour in my pocket to date, but judging from how light it is and how good it feels in my hand, there will be many days in my pocket to come.

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by JHR
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Dragonfly2, one question.
Replies: 8
Views: 802

yablanowitz wrote:Frankly, I doubt you'll be able to tell any difference between the tip and the rest of the blade, performance-wise.
Now that's what I like to hear!
by JHR
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Dragonfly2, one question.
Replies: 8
Views: 802

That certainly does look like heat discoloration which could affect the heat treat on the tip. My suggestion is to use it and if you can tell a noticeable difference in edge retention at the tip send it back to Spyderco and I have faith they will make it right. Ah. Is there some sort of chemical I ...

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