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by Cambertree
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 57
Views: 1215

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

This Delica for me:

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Well, that’s what it looks like today - it started off with grey FRN scales.

I’ve carried and used that knife a lot, and still enjoy using it from time to time. VG10 is great stuff.
by Cambertree
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2181

Re: Serration Disappointment

As a lefty it was a pleasant surprise to find the SE Salts feature a correctly ground chisel edge. ;) :p

Sorry, had to say it. :D
by Cambertree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place
Replies: 35
Views: 1983

Re: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place

We’re not completely shut down here yet, but no doubt we’re not far away from it.

I’m looking forward to rewatching all five seasons of The Wire.

If you keep your eyes open, a lot of the knife cameos in the series are Spydies too.
by Cambertree
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1885

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

I generally carry an Olight S1R Baton for the convenience, but I really like the high CRI light, materials and design of my Peak LED Solutions copper Eiger. I have another Peak on my shortlist to get eventually - probably a Logan or El Capitan. Any other Peak LED Solutions fans here? https://www.pea...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advice on delica/endura maintenance
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Advice on delica/endura maintenance

Like Darby said - a rinse under the tap, compressed air, then oil works for me. I mostly use mineral oil as I'm more interested in non toxicity than any marginal advantage I might gain from other formulations. If it's a carbon steel or tool steel blade I'll put a drop or two of Tuf-glide in the pivo...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1348
Views: 99970

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Used the K390 Urban to enjoy some Coffin Bay oysters and fresh uni (sea urchin roe) at the Queen Victoria Market: https://i.imgur.com/ngW4jtP.jpg Sooo delicious! :cool: :) That looks sooo good! Ha, nice one mi amigo. :) I figured those raw, fresh shellfish would either be delicious or disgusting to...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Biggest knife sins?
Replies: 65
Views: 1974

Re: Biggest knife sins?

Being a ex butcher I always end up having to sharpen knives when we stay at friends. The amount of chopping boards I have thrown out the door. ( being a big loud guy helps not getting kicked out afterwards ) Most listen and have a nice wooden one on return. The amount of times I have changed the th...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1348
Views: 99970

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Used the K390 Urban to enjoy some Coffin Bay oysters and fresh uni (sea urchin roe) at the Queen Victoria Market:

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Sooo delicious! :cool: :)
by Cambertree
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Spyderco Knives For Lawn, Garden & Landscaping Jobs?
Replies: 27
Views: 1341

Re: Ideal Spyderco Knives For Lawn, Garden & Landscaping Jobs?

Lol, nice one Bloke, that’s hilarious! :D

JD, these are usually the knives that get used for gardening and yard work:

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Mostly these three:

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by Cambertree
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 55
Views: 3687

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

Hey Shawn/Deadboxhero,

I know you’re a busy man, but I’d love to see the outcome of those experiments with diamonds vs silicon carbide sharpened edges, whenever you can find the time bro.

Thanks!
by Cambertree
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 55
Views: 3687

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

Hi Cambertree, Great link and source. Thanx much. Very informative. We're working on a straight razor with Dr. Mike Blue. Mike, Howard Clark and ed Schempp are my mentors on heat treating the razor in Bainite. Once we get going, we'd like to try straight razors in other materials. It will be intere...
by Cambertree
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Biggest knife sins?
Replies: 65
Views: 1974

Re: Biggest knife sins?

Yeah, I was staying at a friends house overseas and they had a granite cutting board. I examined their kitchen knives and they all had a completely flattened, fully reflective strip about 1mm wide where the edge should be. Watching meal prep would make me wince as they struggled to muscle the main c...
by Cambertree
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban Ti Elmax
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Re: Urban Ti Elmax

Thanks for the info, Sal. Personally, I think Spyderco was ahead of their time with the whole modern slipjoint thing, and that some of the slipit variants of the past might be more successful today. Any issues with my AEB-L Urban mainly amounted to fit and finish issues, and I was able to fix most o...
by Cambertree
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Michael Christy Way Of Sharpening
Replies: 26
Views: 2017

Re: The Michael Christy Way Of Sharpening

I thought to do a video on the new "Swicks", just because I'd like to arm the women of the world... :D Word. :spyder: Nice impression Blues, I cracked up laughing reading that. Michael makes quality videos though. I started practicing that handheld method after watching his material. I usually use ...
by Cambertree
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2835

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

Looks interesting. I'd certainly buy one or two, and depending on how the steel performs in use, potentially more. I wonder if the Japanese makers have investigated the question of whether a slightly different cladding stainless grade might allow for a harder core steel treatment? I understand the h...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 461
Views: 28198

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I’ve been a little reluctant to do this because it sounds super messy and I don’t have a solid grasp of what grit loose carbide to use compared to the grit of the stone(s). Advice appreciated! Generally just use a slightly coarser grit powder for lapping than the benchstone grit. If you happen to u...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?
Replies: 67
Views: 4896

Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

And lets not forget the possibilities of SE variants as well.

This is my drop point Gin 1 UKPK, but a SE 52100 drop point with G10 scales would be a mighty fine Spyderco take on the modernised slipjoint:

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by Cambertree
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?
Replies: 67
Views: 4896

Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

I’d love to see a 52100 or K390 version as well. The drop point version doesn’t seem to be as popular as the leaf blade, but I’d really like a drop point in a carbon steel or tool steel. The drop point UKPK reminds me of a smaller, minimalist Stretch, which is a high compliment in my books. Not fuss...
by Cambertree
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Caribbean Blade mod
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: Spyderco Caribbean Blade mod

Very nice mod Lance. I grind the ‘nose hump’ down to a smoother spine profile on my leaf blades with reinforced tips, but my Caribbean’s not as distinctly pointy as yours. I’ll probably crown over the spine on mine eventually too. I think David/Evil D’s more ‘wharncliffy’ reground sheepsfoot Caribbe...
by Cambertree
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?
Replies: 55
Views: 4836

Re: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?

Police 4. Super Blue Delica, Chaparral, K390 Urban. Super Blue Delica if I had to pick just one. Like the K390 Urban it seems to be ground thinner than other versions of the same model. Edit: I wasn’t really thinking of the kitchen knives, but the SE and PE roundnose Z-Cuts I recently picked up are ...

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