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by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here
Replies: 35
Views: 6778

Re: 701 Profile Stone Instructions - download here

Thanks for the further info on the Goldenstone, JD, Sal and Wrdwright.

I’ve got one heading over the Pacific to Oz as we speak, from New Graham. :) ;) :spyder:
by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pleasant surprises from trying things we thought we didn't want
Replies: 26
Views: 1738

Re: Pleasant surprises from trying things we thought we didn't want

Great thread idea, brother. It’s been interesting to read the responses. It’s a good question to consider in relation to Spyderco, as for me, my whole time using them seems to have been a progression of learning experiences. I could even say that some of the lessons are applicable to life in general...
by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rotisserie Chicken Patina On K390
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Re: Rotisserie Chicken Patina On K390

Nice patinas. :cool:

Yeah, hot meats seem to give the best colours. Warming the blade first with hot water also seems to aid the effect.

Kiwi fruit is one of the best fruits, I’ve found for a nice patina too.
by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica S90V
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Delica S90V

I agree with Submicron’s advice - if you are already a competent freehand sharpener, it’s relatively quick to use a coarse diamond benchstone to strip away material, so you have a fairly acute bevel. Then once you’ve rough apexed, just use the Sharpmaker to apply a microbevel. The most time is spent...
by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Chef chop
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Mini Chef chop

Outstanding! That looks great. :spyder: :cool:
by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hawkbill Uses: For PE & For SE?
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Hawkbill Uses: For PE & For SE?

Walking less travelled forest paths here, there are often thickets of blackberry vines in some parts, which grow over the path. I like to use the Tasman Salt SE with wrist flicks to clear the way for myself and other walkers. I've used many different models for the task, but the hawkbilled Tasman is...
by Cambertree
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - DAMASTEEL PATTERN
Replies: 35
Views: 2002

Re: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - DAMASTEEL PATTERN

1. Vinland
2. Thor
3. Baldur
by Cambertree
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2499
Views: 621291

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Wrdwright was asking about a coarser brown Goldenstone, which we had previously been given to understand probably wouldn't happen, due to the wear characteristics of the brown ceramic. Hi Wrdwrght, I was just thinking about how could we do that? I think we'd have to offer them with no warrantee agai...
by Cambertree
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Member from Austria
Replies: 51
Views: 3197

Re: New Member from Austria

Welcome Markus!

You have excellent taste in Spydercos, my friend!

This is a great place to learn more about all the fascinating aspects of our hobby.

Best regards from your 'sister' country, Australia. :D ;) :spyder:
by Cambertree
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Re: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)

Pics arent very good. I also think the ulize has a good bit in common with the chief,... but also very different. Thanks very much, VoodooChild! That’s great to see those comparisons, much appreciated. Heya Cambertree! I don't have any Military, Police or Endura models, but here is a quick and dirt...
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Re: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)

If someone is able to do some comparison pics of the Chief with some similar sized knives I’d be obliged to them.

Say a Military and Police or Endura comparison? I’d be particularly interested to see the top down views. Thanks.
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread! (not alerts)
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Re: Native Chief REX45 and S90V Sprint discussion and ANTICIPATION thread!

I’ve been taking a closer look at the whole Native family, mainly on your recommendation, Enactive. Previously, I saw it as a bit of a redundancy since I already have an array of similar sized knives in the Seki line, and I quite like the thumbhole ramp and thinner bladestock. The Chief is probably ...
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 17
Views: 1104

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Good to hear that, Carrot.

I have a blacked out G10 Tenacious and it’s a very impressive knife for the price. Definitely a great working knife too. My brother has one he uses on the farm a lot - the G10 is nearly worn smooth with constant use and carry.
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS
Replies: 75
Views: 3843

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS

sal wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:39 am
My leaning is for ChrisinHove's original suggestion for formed ivory G-10, but I'll continue watching.

sal
I’d be happy with that. :cool: :)
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS
Replies: 75
Views: 3843

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS

On the carbon fibre option, I’m ok with the CF layered over G10 as a cheaper option. I think solid CF tends to make the raw materials cost a fair bit higher, and it doesn’t really offer any performance advantage to me for the extra price. But if people have strong opinions about solid CF, I’m ok wit...
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 34
Views: 2536

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

I've always wondered about stone tool size, if it had more to do with the difficulty of making them and/or the availability of larger pieces of flint and the nature of longer stones breaking. You have to wonder, if you could go back in time and give that guy a machete with a 20 inch blade if it wou...
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2033

Re: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

Good to see you back Vivi! I’ve lapped my UF benchstone smoother with worn 2500 grit SiC sandpaper and then diamond paste, but I haven’t tried to restore coarseness. (The stone came with machining striations in it, which you could feel when you ran your fingertips over the surface.) Bloke, the instr...
by Cambertree
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 34
Views: 2536

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

You know why all the Australopithecines died off? Lycopene deficiency. No one would eat the gross Caprese salads that were prepared with blunt rocks. But you know what? I've started carrying a Dragonfly as an experiment. It's summertime here, and if I'm not working, I'm wearing shorts. A Dragonfly ...
by Cambertree
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 34
Views: 2536

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

The chopping and cutting tools made from flint and other stone types, which have been used for millions of years by hominids, were mostly around Dragonfly size or smaller. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldowan To me the Dragonfly is a highly evolved version of those tools - in shape as well as siz...
by Cambertree
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK
Replies: 179
Views: 8091

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK

Happy to help. :) I have a knife in Damasteel with the Dense Twist pattern but it hasn’t really gotten enough use yet to really get a feel for the steel’s properties. Larrin of KnifeSteelNerds and his father Devin (a legend when it comes to damascus) did a catra edge retention with damascus using A...

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