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by Cambertree
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)
Replies: 42
Views: 1817

Re: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)

Actually, I got the Byrd model with full serrations and FRN. It's a hair smaller than the Tasman Salt (also has a finger choil and is slightly less hooked). It really disappears in the pocket... I can see how well it would be complimented by a serrated Pacific Salt. Oh, nice one. :) I don’t believe...
by Cambertree
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your New Knife Ritual
Replies: 34
Views: 558

Re: Your New Knife Ritual

Is it weird if one of the first things I do is to smell the knife and the literature that goes with it? Some habits from comic book/trading card collecting when one was younger by a few decades ago truly dies hard... Ha ha, I do the same thing with books and comics! :D Can’t say I do it with knives...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just a quick" thanks!" to Spydercos customer service
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Just a quick" thanks!" to Spydercos customer service

Some weeks ago I found that the "male part" of the pivot screw on my beloved Endela was gone. So I emailed Spydercos customer service, they replied very quickly and friendly, asked me for a pic of the knife (a clever move I think: So they can always make sure that indeed the correct missing spare p...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Expansion of the culinary line with spy-27?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Expansion of the culinary line with spy-27?

Sure, I’d like to see more use of different steels in the kitchen knives, or any of the fixed blade lineup, really. I use a damascus laminated VG10 funayuki, nakiri and petty knife mainly. And a serrated bread knife I bought at a garage sale, which seems to be a ripoff of the Spyderco design. I like...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your New Knife Ritual
Replies: 34
Views: 558

Re: Your New Knife Ritual

Is it weird if one of the first things I do is to smell the knife and the literature that goes with it? Some habits from comic book/trading card collecting when one was younger by a few decades ago truly dies hard... Ha ha, I do the same thing with books and comics! :D Can’t say I do it with knives...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Personal knife categorizations?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: Personal knife categorizations?

If we’re talking Spydies only... Favorite knife today: Police 4 K390 Most used knife: ZDP189 Dragonfly Least favorite knife: S30V PM2 Best work knife: Depends what kind of work, but let’s say the HAP40 Wharncliffe Delica. Best EDC knife: K390 Urban Best beater knife: Pacific Salt SE Best big knife: ...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mirror polished edges - Which steels are better (and worst) for taking them?
Replies: 51
Views: 594

Re: Mirror polished edges - Which steels are better (and worst) for taking them?

AEB-L and LC200N take a polished edge very easily. So would H1, I suppose, although I’ve never tried it on that steel, and the utility of that kind of edge on H1 would be debatable. In the higher carbide steels, I’ve found steels with predominantly chromium carbides, like CTS-XHP, M390 and ZDP189 to...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Jeweler's Loupes & Magnifying devices?
Replies: 39
Views: 1498

Re: Jeweler's Loupes & Magnifying devices?

I think they're an excellent loupe and well priced. I also think you don't truly see the difference in optics till you actually compare a few side by side. :) I agree, they’re a well made tool for professional use. Here’s an interesting rundown on loupes from an Australian geologist supply house: h...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your New Knife Ritual
Replies: 34
Views: 558

Re: Your New Knife Ritual

I’ll look them over, swap the clip to lefty carry, work the action, try them in a few different grips, check the edge, then usually go to the stones to put my own edge on them. Depending on the knife this may happen immediately, or within a couple of hours, sometimes a day or two later. Then I go cu...
by Cambertree
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt knives pivot lube ?
Replies: 23
Views: 333

Re: Salt knives pivot lube ?

I don’t think I ever have.

Although I suppose water is technically a lubricant. :p :D
by Cambertree
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Province - Corrosion Resistance
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Province - Corrosion Resistance

Thank you very much, I really like Bowie knives and their modern interpretations. One knife I have always cherished is the "old" SOG Bowie knife made of carbon steel and made in Japan. With this knife I would not have had the idea to clean it so thoughtlessly, because I knew it was prone to rust. :...
by Cambertree
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Knife Storage Corrosion Protection
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Long Term Knife Storage Corrosion Protection

Collectors of carbon steel knives that will be stored for long periods without being used, generally use a thin coat of Renaissance Wax, after making sure the blade is cleaned properly. It was formulated for the British Museum in London, and I understand it is what they generally use on metal, leath...
by Cambertree
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Province - Corrosion Resistance
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Province - Corrosion Resistance

First of all thank you very much for your numerous answers and the friendly welcome here. In fact, I already washed the knife in a tub with common household detergent and then under running water. For a knife with this steel, this was certainly a somewhat amateurish procedure, especially because of...
by Cambertree
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: All black FFG or saber Delica
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: All black FFG or saber Delica

Fifth option is to use synthetic fabric RIT dye on any of the above TiCN coated blade models. ;)
by Cambertree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Army Knife
Replies: 35
Views: 6415

Re: Spyderco Army Knife

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Spyderwrench 2 when
Sal’s previous answer to whether this is likely to happen:
sal wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Hi Carrot,

Probably not. Mfr was very challenging. We lost our shirts on the project. They are worth far more than they cost to buy.

sal
by Cambertree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?
Replies: 62
Views: 1007

Re: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?

Slightly OT - sorry OP - but this thread got me thinking about the damage that other people have done to knives. :D I was talking with a friend about my rule of no lending my knife to anyone but a select handful of people. She mentioned that once at work, one of her workmates asked to borrow her G10...
by Cambertree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?
Replies: 62
Views: 1007

Re: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?

This Boker Top Lock was my main carry on a farm for about 6 years. Even used it as a makeshift hammer if it was necessary. The Kraton inserts eventually fell out, the screws disappeared one by one to the point that I used a COTTER PIN through the lanyard hole to keep the handle together. I wish I k...
by Cambertree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?
Replies: 62
Views: 1007

Re: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?

Bent the tip of my CF Chap while whittling a bit of hard, dry wood held in my other hand. Broke a couple of mm off the tip of my S30V PM2 accidentally stabbing it into a doorframe as I walked past, the same day I bought it. Broke about a mm off the tip of my thinned out ZDP189 Dragonfly about three ...
by Cambertree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly & Manbug K390
Replies: 71
Views: 2002

Re: Dragonfly & Manbug K390

Hi! I received my first K390 last week...I believe it was the Delica. I pre-ordered the Dragonfly but still no words on when it will shipped. Does this K390 steel comes in other knives? Wow you have quite a collection! Are they all Spyderco? Do you use or collect? It’s quite addicting really. I’m f...
by Cambertree
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear...where do I buy??
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Cruwear...where do I buy??

I'm pretty curious about that, too. I'd get pretty excited about a SE cruwear Manix - or even a CE one. Sure, they’d be pretty cool, Julia. :cool: :) It’s kind of funny we haven’t seen SE or CE Cruwear yet, considering how popular the steel is. With the hardness range Spyderco run it at, its good t...

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