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by Cambertree
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Posters
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Posters

A white or khaki t-shirt with that Bushcraft Blades image on it would be pretty cool, too.
by Cambertree
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1874
Views: 141651

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

https://i.imgur.com/zGxJYbP.jpg Tipped and pruned some chilli pepper seedlings with the knife in my pocket - the K390 Dragonfly. The Trinidad 7 Pots are my nemesis, although I haven’t tried the yellow version. The last time I sliced off a sliver of a red 7 Pot Brain Strain and sampled it on an empt...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A call for help
Replies: 40
Views: 763

Re: A call for help

Sorry to hear that, Abyss. I hope the symptoms are mild for you. I’ve also been checking out ‘different’ types of designs recently, as I have enough Spydies for my everyday user cutting tools. The Emerson Matriarch is pretty cool. The Seki K390 series deserves a look if you don’t have any. Did you t...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?
Replies: 57
Views: 1151

Re: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?

My CF Chap has no perceptible vertical play either. My most recent Seki lockbacks, the K390 Dragonfly and the LC200N Pac Salt have both been disappointing in that regard. Both have very apparent lock rock if I bear down on any material, or even when cutting binding material like cardboard. My ‘test’...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Behind the edge database!
Replies: 118
Views: 15730

Re: Behind the edge database!

Proficient:

0.020”/0.133”/0.140”

0.51mm/3.37mm/3.55mm

Chinook 4:

0.032”/0.130”/0.137”

0.81mm/3.31mm/3.49mm

BTE/spine/stock
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?
Replies: 57
Views: 1151

Re: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?

Chinook 4. ;) :D

But seriously - I don’t have the G10 Dragonfly and Pakkawood version in front of me, but I recollect they seemed pretty rock solid.
by Cambertree
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Left handed PM2
Replies: 22
Views: 360

Re: Left handed PM2

I haven’t tried the lefty PM2. I’ve adapted to using the standard PM2 compression lock left handed. It doesn’t feel wrong handed to me. I never really got a lefty PM2, because I didn’t want to interfere with the muscle memory I’d developed for my other PM2s, and also because I’m not that into CPM S3...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Atlantic Salt in ffg LC200N - won´t it be a great platform for a "wharnie-modded general EDC"?
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Atlantic Salt in ffg LC200N - won´t it be a great platform for a "wharnie-modded general EDC"?

I’d be interested to try a combo-edge knife with forward serrations as I’ve also pondered the concept (neat how people can come to the same idea independently). Kind of curious now to look for any cheap knives that already have something similar to do testing and “feel out” this idea. Would even be...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?

Thanks to everyone sharing their perspectives and nice photos Cambertree! It's helpful and definitely sounds like Seki is doing a better job on the K390 now compared to the discontinued K390 Police4. I have never seen any other spyderco that came with as obtuse of a factory edge as that K390 G-10 P...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 691
Views: 43520

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Prior to Sharpmaker, I used Fallkniven diamond/carbon stone for sharpening, where I would follow the existing bevel of the blade. This would, however, end up as convex secondary bevel, or to be more truthful, the edge was all around the place. The only steel that ended up great on the stone was LC2...
by Cambertree
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Delica HRC?
Replies: 24
Views: 1072

Re: K390 Delica HRC?

TooSharp wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:36 pm
The rockwell on my K390 Dragonfly came in at 66.
That’s excellent, thanks for the info. :) :cool:
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 691
Views: 43520

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Cheers Vivi. :) Here’s the last batch of stones I’ve been playing with. https://i.imgur.com/UkVOXie.jpg From top to bottom: Gritomatic JIS 120 SiC 3” x 8” Venev F240/F400 bonded diamond waterstone 3” x 8” Gritomatic JIS 400 SiC 3” x 8” Venev F800/F1200 bonded diamond waterstone 3” x 8” Venev F80/F15...
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 691
Views: 43520

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Reprofiled the Dragonfly on a Galley V. I used 80 grit sandpaper wrapped around the ceramic rods to hog off the steel and then finished with 400 grit paper. I'm tempted to pick up a set of CBN rods but I don't think they'll last very long when taking off this much steel. I think the Galley V is sup...
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 691
Views: 43520

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

People, Have any on you tried reprofiling a VG10 Delica to 15 dps with standard Sharpmaker stones (medium, fine)? From info I got, standard factory angle is cca 17dps. Looking whether to do it or not, depending on how long it would take. Also, would it make sense to sticky this thread? I haven’t do...
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?

Does the same japanese factory make the frn models and the G-10 version of the police 4? I've never had an issue with the frn delicas, enduras, dragonflies that I've had but I went through 3 or 4 different G-10 K390 police 4s and the fit and finish, QC on all of them were awful. Uneven blade grind ...
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: K390 FRN models - Has Seki improved the edge angles or sharpness?

https://i.imgur.com/tJNBXj0.jpg I have the K390 Dragonfly, and also purchased the K390 Delica and Manbug on behalf of a friend. I’d say they had pretty excellent edges for a production knife. They probably rivalled some of the Seki ZDP189 knives, which, I’d say were about the best edges I’ve had on...
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Atlantic Salt in ffg LC200N - won´t it be a great platform for a "wharnie-modded general EDC"?
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Atlantic Salt in ffg LC200N - won´t it be a great platform for a "wharnie-modded general EDC"?

Yes, I’d seriously consider regrinding an Atlantic to have a pointier tip. I’d probably use a PE version though.

I have a SE LC200N Pac Salt on the way and that will receive a bit of a pointier tip too.
by Cambertree
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This is devotion...
Replies: 63
Views: 1828

Re: This is devotion...

A dragonfly on the bra strap? I honestly never would've thought to do that, but it's a great idea if you're wearing a sweater or something to hide it (or you don't care if it shows). I had friends in college that would carry their cash, IDs, everything in their bras when we went out to the bars. ;)...
by Cambertree
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This is devotion...
Replies: 63
Views: 1828

Re: This is devotion...

That’s a great pants mod, Julia! I have a couple of female friends who carry Spydies. They both tend to wear a Dragonfly clipped to the front of their left bra strap. I’ll have to check out some of those pants you all are talking about. I have a pair of North Face pants that have been torn and repai...

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