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by Cambertree
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your toughest Spyderco Folder
Replies: 67
Views: 1692

Re: Your toughest Spyderco Folder

In different aspects, my SE Pac Salt, Gayle Bradley 1, and Cruwear Manix would probably be my top three.
by Cambertree
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native
Replies: 27
Views: 619

Re: Novice here in need of experts opinion on Lil' Native

Forget about a perfect ground blade, unless you did it yourself. Even when they look perfect, they're not... flat stones don't lie. Yeah I second this. Nearly all knives which have edges which are ground or finished by hand have a degree of asymmetry due to strong hand/weak hand bias. A custom knif...
by Cambertree
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean One Year Teardown.
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Caribbean One Year Teardown.

Great write up Sumdumguy. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

I’ve been enjoying my PE Leaf Caribbean a lot, it’s been my main user along with the AEB-L Urban as a smaller knife, for a while now.

Very impressed with it. I’d love a Vanax SC version.
by Cambertree
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 89
Views: 5535

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Cambertree, Yes, classic galvanic corrosion must have Four factors to occur. 1. Dissimilar metals in direct contact. 2. Both metals are immersed in an electrolyte such as water 4. The different metals have different electrode potentials. The electrode potential is the tendency of a metal to give up...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?reply

Great stuff Wartstein, thanks for the reply and superb pictures.

I guess you’ll give the SE Pac Salt a go with some light batoning in the field, so we can look forward to your report soon. :)
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?

Hey Wartstein, No worries, I know you're an experienced outdoorsman. Wow, those photos are great, I always enjoy seeing pics of the environments where different members live and play, and yours are nothing short of spectacular. Where does the firewood in those shelters come from? Is it brought in in...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker rod maintenance
Replies: 36
Views: 2662

Re: Sharpmaker rod maintenance

Ajax powdered cleanser leaves mine looking pristine. Now I have used the "commercial/institutional" version of Ajax with the "oxygen bleach" with some good results but I still don't find it as good as the regular BKF. And as cheap as you can get BKF at discount stores to me it's just a "no-brainer"...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2285

Re: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?

Another option in the scenario you outlined Wartstein, would be to use your SE Pac Salt to make another tool, like an improvised splitting wedge. From my admittedly limited experience with European softwoods camping in Ireland, I think the Pacific Salt would be fine with light batoning, with the loc...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker rod maintenance
Replies: 36
Views: 2662

Re: Sharpmaker rod maintenance

Ajax powdered cleanser leaves mine looking pristine.
by Cambertree
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM M4 edc fixed blade
Replies: 37
Views: 3756

Re: CPM M4 edc fixed blade

A CPM M4 Waterway would be great.

So would a Junction or Bradley Bowie in M4.
by Cambertree
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with knife steel question...
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Newbie with knife steel question...

Cambertree, the NEXT suggestion I just have to second... ;) Got one myself just two days ago, don´t regret it AT ALL. LOL! :D :cool: ;) Somehow, I'm wondering whether our friend the OP is going to be thanking us a month or two from now! :D :rolleyes: :) These knives should have a warning on them: "...
by Cambertree
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is my waterway underperforming or do I have unrealistic expectations?
Replies: 27
Views: 2482

Re: Is my waterway underperforming or do I have unrealistic expectations?

There's a bunch of ways you can hone and sharpen your knife without using a sharpening system. As Vivi said, you can use wet'n'dry sandpaper clamped or taped to a flat surface. Or you can 'steel' your knife by running it along the frosted, radiused top of one of your car windows. The unglazed ring o...
by Cambertree
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with knife steel question...
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Newbie with knife steel question...

I want to second the suggestion to get a sharpmaker. Even if you think of getting more Spyderco knives than your PM2 (which could EASILY happen, believe me... :rolleyes: ) get a sharpmaker first... (@Cambertree: I honestly always really like to read your posts and advices, even if those are not con...
by Cambertree
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with knife steel question...
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Newbie with knife steel question...

I guess my last post didn't get posted last night, I think I read that a mod has to review my post first, but anyway. I bought a PM2 20cv off of the bay last night. Looks like it was the DLT exclusive? So while I was searching the web I also saw the new Bento K390 too. Good choice, that's a great o...
by Cambertree
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you carrying knives with an index choil?
Replies: 41
Views: 5088

Re: Are you carrying knives with an index choil?

PE leaf blade Caribbean, nope. AEB-L Urban, yes.
by Cambertree
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 vs Maxamet
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: K390 vs Maxamet

K390 to me seems to be 'tough enough' - in that I just use it normally as I would any other folding knife steel, and I've never had any issues with microchipping or tip fragility. That's with a fairly thinned out edge and pointier tip profile too. Sharpenability is fine with the right gear - diamond...
by Cambertree
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waterway Options Poll
Replies: 33
Views: 1620

Re: Waterway Options Poll

Ok I'll start by saying I haven't utilised the Waterway as a game processing tool yet. By the time I got it this year, my freezer was full, and I only hunt for meat, so it will likely have to wait for next year to get a run for that purpose. I have been giving it a run as a kitchen utility knife, an...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2604

Re: Can anybody else relate?

Rick, what angle are you using to touch up your edges? If it’s 20 degrees, it’s likely you’re slightly microbevelling the edge. Most PE Spyderco edges are around 17 degrees, at least that is what I believe they aim for. It’s a clever edge angle to use, as 15dps can be too acute for the average (abus...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Steel In you’re experience is your favorite for Spydie Edges?
Replies: 61
Views: 1894

Re: Which Steel In you’re experience is your favorite for Spydie Edges?

Wow Cambwrtree thank you for sharing, made it feel like being there. Hey thanks for the detailed information "Cambertree" :) But I do remember reading either in one of the major knife magazines or in some factory catalog where they listed VG-10 was intended to be an "agricultural steel">> but none ...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 81
Views: 2647

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

Great, quality post D, thanks for taking the time to put all that together. Thanks also to you and the other SE crew for schooling me on the virtues of serrations. My first 20 or 30 Spydies, I had exactly 0 SE knives - never even looked at 'em, just wasn't interested. Same with the Salts. After taki...

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