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by awa54
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More CTS-204P Forest Green Spydies coming
Replies: 40
Views: 1130

Re: More CTS-204P Forest Green Spydies coming

Endela PE for me, wouldn't mind grabbing a Delica either, if they do another run.
by awa54
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Holy Cow! Delica 204P rocks!
Replies: 29
Views: 1093

Re: Holy Cow! Delica 204P rocks!

Larrin addresses the carbide type in 204p class steels and why they are easier to sharpen: "Microstructure The high chromium content in M390 means that less of the high hardness vanadium carbide is present in the steel, and the majority of carbide is the lower hardness chromium carbide. The vanadiu...
by awa54
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, CQI the Urban LW, please
Replies: 25
Views: 725

Re: Sal, CQI the Urban LW, please

Urban lovers ? I’m your man ;) I agree 100%. Urban is the best city pocket folder in the Spyderco line and deserves the best. That pivot spinning bugs me too but I have to disagree on the backspring issue. I like it stronger, it’s a slipie after all. A stronger backspring is just an extra safety me...
by awa54
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 G10 S110v liners vs linerless
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Native 5 G10 S110v liners vs linerless

I only own N5 LWs and one in linerless G10, so no help there, but I *do* have a stack of Manix 2s, which are Golden made, with exposed steel liners. My experience there is that the liner edges all look and feel like they were media tumbled, they're not excessively rounded off, but all the edges are ...
by awa54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: LC vs. LV

So I may have a totally atypical reaction to this thread...but it made me order some LV. I want to try making some scales from it. It turns and sands beautifully, but don't expect to carve it! If you have a milling machine that will probably work nicely, it probably won't hold detail like G10 or CF...
by awa54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: LC vs. LV

The thing to remember is that the unsupported part of the cutting chisel is ideally as short as you can make it and still produce the desired cuts (no need to get extreme, just don't have much more than an inch of unsupported tool hanging over your rest!), then the long chisel handle makes control p...
by awa54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ouchie! Ouchie!
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Ouchie! Ouchie!

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:54 am
I volunteer Bloke.
lol!!
by awa54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: LC vs. LV

LC200N met its match last night in the form of the African Blackwood handle I turned; while the edge wasn't actually damaged, I did get considerable dulling from trimming the (very small, maybe 3/16") stub off the base of that one. In all fairness, it *did* do the job and the severe dulling that res...
by awa54
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: LC vs. LV

Thanks a lot! I don't think you are dreaming -- you will have no trouble selling those brushes. I am a wet shaver myself and using a brush given to me as a gift years ago, but it would be fun to make my own, thanks for starting me on that journey. I'll have to investigate how to use my Atlas metalw...
by awa54
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: LC vs. LV

I've been turning some shaving brush handles lately, both in Bocote and Lignum Vitae woods. Thanks for the informative post. I have nothing in LC200N, but I'm eyeing a knife that should be released soon. I currently use a store-bought silver-tip badger hair brush, but when it needs replacement, I'l...
by awa54
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

Re: LC vs. LV

Interesting indeed. My only LC200N is my mule that I use almost daily in the kitchen. So where do you get the bristles to make brushes like that. You have me wanting to try making some. The knots I used in these are all from Maggard's. I really like their 2-band "basic" bulb knot and the fan shaped...
by awa54
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 666

LC vs. LV

I've been turning some shaving brush handles lately, both in Bocote and Lignum Vitae woods. Bocote is a hard waxy wood, but Argentine Lignum Vitae is ridiculously hard and has enough resin that it resists water without any treatment. The way I turn my handles leaves me to part the finished piece off...
by awa54
Mon May 25, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 307
Views: 67061

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

Do airguns count? I finally bought a Weirauch HW35, the standard Euro-legal version with a beech stock and 7.5joule max. muzzle energy.
A vortek spring pack (approx. 12ft/lb muzzle energy now), some sling fittings and an aperture sight now reside on/in it and it'll be all broken in soon :D
by awa54
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 220
Views: 17061

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

1) CTS-XHP: I've used D2 in knives for a while and I'm familiar with it's properties. CTS-XHP is a refined version of D2. It holds a good edge for my needs, and I can sharpen it well. 2) CPM-154: Again, I used a lot of knives in 154CM. It always did what I needed a knife to do. Another refined vers...
by awa54
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 220
Views: 17061

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

For my tastes (I like polished plain edges best, but edge retention is something I've gotten used to with modern stainless), the top three are: M390 and its analogs, a great combination of critical sharpness, stainlessness and edge retention, not hard to sharpen either. CruWear, easiest to sharpen, ...
by awa54
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY 27
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

Re: CPM SPY 27

Any idea when the first release will be?
by awa54
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 254
Views: 17867

Re: Cru-wear Delica

I noticed that my Cruwear Delica is developing a patina quite a bit faster than any of my Golden Cruwear models are. Under basically the same conditions and care. I wonder if the heat treat protocol is is slightly different between Seki and Golden? Anyone else notice this? Yep, mine is my first Cru...
by awa54
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife
Replies: 46
Views: 2617

Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Ok guys you win, I doubt anyone is going to guess this one anyway like I said it's nothing special. I'm looking for a full SE Endura with the Wave hook. I don't recall when they were discontinued but they were made about 2009ish. My end goal is to also buy a Lone Wolf Endura with the Glock tool on ...
by awa54
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Vanquest Messenger Bag Giveaway! WINNER ANNOUNCED
Replies: 157
Views: 8959

Re: Spyderco Vanquest Messenger Bag Giveaway! [Closes 12/31/19]

I'm not in the PIF, but it's a very cool thing to do, Happy New Year!

The Ti UKPK is one of my favorites of all time... if it had been mine, I'd have had a backspring made, or bought a G10 knife and used it as a parts donor.

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