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by Xplorer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Glow in the dark?
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: Glow in the dark?

The type and overall density of glow in the dark material that is used in a FRN for a knife handle is not the same as what you'd find in a high end watch or glow in the dark gun sights. There are a few different materials used for "GID" and the ones that glow the longest are either highly toxic, exp...
by Xplorer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Siren
Replies: 77
Views: 5985

Re: Siren

I've been thinking about ordering one all year, but haven't had a chance to handle one yet. My only reservation is the handle looks like it might be just a hair on the small side for me. https://i.postimg.cc/sxLsktpm/Capture-2020-07-24-18-20-54.png Could someone tell me how long this area of the gr...
by Xplorer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 5:th anniversary
Replies: 23
Views: 1579

Re: 5:th anniversary

Congrats Larry! I appreciate all of the sincere and helpful contributions you've provided to this forum so far!

CK
by Xplorer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara Vanax or LC200N
Replies: 38
Views: 2568

Re: Kapara LC200N

... And wow. Vanax is a monster blade steel.... No doubt...IF the combination of extreme (LC200N level) corrosion resistance with a balance of toughness and wear resistance is important to the user, Vanax is king. Exhibiting most of the toughness of LC200N with edge holding on par with steels in th...
by Xplorer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a metal a metal
Replies: 25
Views: 1786

Re: What makes a metal a metal

dj moonbat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:57 pm
What I want to know is how they make those shiny things you put around a Hot Pocket to make ‘em crispy without using metal.
:D Vacuum deposition aluminum on a food safe PP laminate applied to a heavy paper backing.
by Xplorer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I do not like LC200N *rant*
Replies: 52
Views: 3818

Re: I do not like LC200N *rant*

Sumdumguy wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:25 pm

Everytime you post something like this, it make me hate you a little more.

Seriously! I'd beat you in the head with someone else's leg, to get that Vanax filet.

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(/s)
:D :D Thank you...I think? Lemme know next time you go to a knife show...so I'm ready to duck! ;) :p
by Xplorer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I do not like LC200N *rant*
Replies: 52
Views: 3818

Re: I do not like LC200N *rant*

Man, as much as i want one, I think I need a new fillet knife more. The 7.5” you made me of my fillet design (in Vanax) is still going strong but getting a little thick behind the edge from sooo much use and sharpening. I’m working on a 5.5” model too that might be what I’ll try to get you to do ne...
by Xplorer
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Introduction Wasty42
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Introduction Wasty42

Hi Wasty42. Welcome to the forum!.
by Xplorer
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I do not like LC200N *rant*
Replies: 52
Views: 3818

Re: I do not like LC200N *rant*

Ever since the first prototype of the Waterway it was my intention to have a tool steel version made for myself. I need to talk with Chad Kelly and have him make me one in something like k390, or maybe even cruwear or 3v...or 4v. So many options. I love lc200n too (obviously). Horses for courses. L...
by Xplorer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Forging" mini swords with my kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: "Forging" mini swords with my kids

TomAiello wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:12 pm
I'm definitely going to do this with her in the next couple days.

Thanks for posting this! :)
Awesome! I hope she has a good time with it! :)
by Xplorer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Forging" mini swords with my kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: "Forging" mini swords with my kids

Thanks guys! I have to admit I had fun making sword toys. :o :)
by Xplorer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Forging" mini swords with my kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

"Forging" mini swords with my kids

My kids have been home A LOT lately. They're perpetually bored because they can't live their normal lives lately and finding something new to do for an hour or two can be quite welcome. My daughter recently saw a video on-line somewhere of a guy forging double-head nails into "mini swords" to give t...
by Xplorer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Steel EDC Performance Rankings
Replies: 100
Views: 5416

Re: Performance Rankings: Knife Steels

I get the impression Trinity300 is a burgeoning steel junkie / knife knut and I think a lot of us can relate. Over time (decades for some of us :) :( ) those of us that have been seriously perusing this type of knowledge have realized that the information available on-line tends to be more misleadin...
by Xplorer
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara Vanax or LC200N
Replies: 38
Views: 2568

Re: Kapara Vanax or LC200N

Unfortunately the cost of Vanax pushes the price of a finished knife way up..likely in the $300+ range and depending on handle materials and other design choices the price could go considerably higher. High priced knives haven't done as well within Spyderco's line as the more moderately priced and l...
by Xplorer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife that won’t chip, won’t roll?
Replies: 31
Views: 1868

Re: Knife that won’t chip, won’t roll?

Hi Drebs. It seems to me that you're asking for balance. All steel properties involve some degree of compromise. A steel that has a good balance of properties will be the best option for resisting both rolling and chipping. Cruwear and 4V are extremely close to one another in their balance of hardne...
by Xplorer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Steel EDC Performance Rankings
Replies: 100
Views: 5416

Re: Performance Rankings: Knife Steels

Hi Trinity. Was your rankings list created from your experience using knives you own or have you reached your conclusions some other way?
by Xplorer
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Form vs. Function
Replies: 54
Views: 3509

Re: Form vs. Function

For me, whether purchasing or designing a knife function is always first. As I see it, the function of the knife IS the knife and any efforts to make it look nice should be secondary to the functional aspects of the design. But once a knife becomes a part of my collection, choosing which highly func...
by Xplorer
Sun May 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smart Phones
Replies: 132
Views: 24504

Re: Smart Phones

I have a Galaxy 10 and I've been very happy with it. My wife and both kids have I-phones and I prefer my Galaxy phone. I have all of the functionality that they have plus a better looking screen, and a better camera. If you consider going away from Apple I would definitely suggest a Galaxy phone.
by Xplorer
Fri May 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Picture/Appreciation Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 2359

Re: Mule Team Picture/Appreciation Thread!

Chad, you've inspired me to try many different methods and materials not to mention all the tips and tricks you've shared. I for one am grateful. That green mule is crazy! I've tried to incorporate brass and other usual materials together and it's not easy to sand and shape with the different densi...
by Xplorer
Thu May 14, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Picture/Appreciation Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 2359

Re: Mule Team Picture/Appreciation Thread!

****! Thats fricken beautiful! Thank you. :) ....This looks amazing! Thank you! I enjoy seeing all the Mule handles people have done and just wanted to add one to your thread. Thank you for the kind response. :) I hope the new Mule(s) coming will inspire others to make their own handles. Regardless...

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