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by aesmith
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is the Urban Coyote?
Replies: 183
Views: 7095

Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Maybe if I didn't already have two Urbans I would put up with those defects. But this is a $110 knife over here so I'm going to pass.
by aesmith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 4977

Re: S30v

Does the public in general worry about whether a given brand is more rust resistant than another? I would expect a lot just expect anything called "stainless" to be rust resistant.
by aesmith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

If you consider normal people, I think a lot don't even sharpen their knives when they get blunt.
by aesmith
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 4977

Re: S30v

Thanks for all the sharpening comments. I only have one blade in S30V, the HH UKPK limited edition. Currently it's unsharpened, just in ex-factory form. It's a nice piece so I want to start off with at least roughly the right edge form.
by aesmith
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3822

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

My most carried knife is a combo UKPK. The sharpening issue that I face is reconciling the angles, between 15 degrees per side on the plain part, and 20 degrees one side and almost zero on the other for the serrations. What I end up doing is sharpening the segments separately, either just the plain ...
by aesmith
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 4977

Re: S30v

So as a newcomer to S30v, what are the best sharpening methods? Angle, grit fineness, stropping etc. How do the experts maintain theirs.
by aesmith
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3822

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

My father taught me at a very young age that dull knives are, in fact, more dangerous than sharp ones because you need to press so hard to make them cut that your control goes out the window. But on the other hand a blunt knife won't cut your leg if you're careless cutting a sandwich on your lap (n...
by aesmith
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:43 am
Too bad you've not had good experiences but I can assure you that it is not exaggeration. Your case is an anomaly.
Maybe. I find it odd though. My sample includes a normal UKPK, Urbans in Elmax and K390, HH special UKPK and a HAP40 Dragonfly. That's a reasonable sample I thought.
by aesmith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3822

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

Pelagic wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 pm
This is one of the oldest ones ever.
"Sharp knives are more dangerous than dull ones"
Absolutely. In fact it would be interesting to hear if anyone can actually justify that oft-quoted claim from their direct experience. I've seen plenty to contradict it.
by aesmith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2788

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

Always. I've never received a new knife (or wood working tool) that I'd consider sharp. I must admit to some disappointment when my first Spyderco was not sharp out of the box, given all the posts about receiving their's "shaving sharp". However now I just assume that's a little bit of exaggeration ...
by aesmith
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: AEB-L Urban Performance Reviews
Replies: 157
Views: 6985

Re: AEB-L Urban Performance Reviews

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Ya k390 and abe-l are in different leagues.
In which ways? I guess I'm seeing a lot of interest in AEB-L but it's not clear what exact advantages it gives. Or more to the point if someone already has the Urban in Elmax and in K390, what's missing if they pass on the AEB-L?
by aesmith
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would anyone else have interest in a Spyderco fillet knife?
Replies: 29
Views: 712

Re: Would anyone else have interest in a Spyderco fillet knife?

crazywednesday wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:28 am
Over the years I have realized that people have different interpretations of what it means to fillet a fish.
I agree, for example back when I had a dedicated filleting knife it was a cheap kitchen knife with a rounded tip and not particularly sharp edge.
by aesmith
Thu May 23, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK: Drop point or Leaf?
Replies: 23
Views: 582

Re: UKPK: Drop point or Leaf?

One criticism of the leaf is that the point could become exposed when closed after several sharpenings. Anyone know if the drop point has the same potential or is better? As a matter of fact the drop point actually curves up more than the leaf. The point is actually less "dropped". So in theory it ...
by aesmith
Wed May 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK: Drop point or Leaf?
Replies: 23
Views: 582

Re: UKPK: Drop point or Leaf?

Interesting poll results so far. I noticed that all UKPK specials so far have only been made in Leaf, so I had assumed that was the best selling shape. I very much prefer Drop and for that reason I almost passed on the HH special.
by aesmith
Wed May 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive
Replies: 321
Views: 14761

Re: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive

I think they should do one in a different color and steel rather than rerunning the red/s30v. grey g10 with Cruwear would be a hit i bet. As I understand it this is a deal exclusive, giving them the continuing right to reorder batches of this exact design. I would guess that changes in steel or col...
by aesmith
Wed May 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll for Folding MULE - UKPK
Replies: 67
Views: 1453

Re: Poll for Folding MULE - UKPK

Were the current Mules all made in the US, or were they made in the country where that particular steel is most readily available?
by aesmith
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip up or tip down carry
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: Tip up or tip down carry

By the way, when you guys say "tip down" or up, are you referring to where the tip points in it's folded state, or where it would be if you stuck the knife in your pocket unfolded? Thanks.
by aesmith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 69
Views: 3176

Re: Coyote Urban update?

OK it's coming back to me, there was an idea to produce something with a 2.75" blade to go between Urban and UKPK, and a further suggestion to downsize the Urban to 2.5".
by aesmith
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 69
Views: 3176

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Could someone remind me, is this the slightly larger blade version that was being discussed?

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