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by DigDug72
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21747
Views: 1702562

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Had my Police 4 IWB today. Was excited to test out the fresh edge. Going back to the Pacific 2 tomorrow. Noticed rust forming on the blade after four hours . Wonder if this is only due to "different chemical sweat composition" or maybe more a combination of sweat and the general climate one happens...
by DigDug72
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Chef chop
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Mini Chef chop

Random question, but what tap and die set do you use? For clip redrilling/tapping I use a #50 bit and 2-56 tap, except for ti handles - works better to use a slightly bigger bit, like a #49 or 5/64". The ti gets all 'gummy' and binds/breaks taps like craze (for me at least) w/ the standard #50 hole...
by DigDug72
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Chef chop
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Mini Chef chop

Thanks for the kind words Spyderco familia! I always want to ask, how do you chop the blade? Grinding it all off with belt sander is kinda time consuming. Saw is out of option on hardened steel. Angle grinder generates too much heat. How do you do it? If it is not a trade secret :D I just use a drem...
by DigDug72
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Chef chop
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Mini Chef chop

Chopped her down yesterday - cutting edge is now 3", handle is 4.12". Also removed the finger guard for more grip area, added a clip from a Kizer mini Sheepdog.
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by DigDug72
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DigDug72, thanks for the inspiration
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: DigDug72, thanks for the inspiration

Right on Gullwing, looks great man!
by DigDug72
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Swayback chop
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Mini Swayback chop

I look forward to seeing what you have lined up for your next chop. :cool: Thanks Cambertree! I have a Spydiechef on the way that's gonna be chopped next week, and have been meaning to chop a Kapara forever now. Probably in a week or two... Looks Great! Is is a 3" blade now? Thanks Gullwing! Yep, 3...
by DigDug72
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Swayback chop
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Mini Swayback chop

Yup, very impressive as always! Thanks for sharing. Thanks so much BFK, much appreciated brotha! Very fine work, as always, Digdug. I’m curious as to whether the balance point of the knife changes much after you do your chops? I guess, as you take material both off the blade and the rear of the han...
by DigDug72
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Swayback chop
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Mini Swayback chop

Thanks for the kind words folks, I really appreciate it! Nice! I was hoping you'd find a way to put a wire clip on it lol Thanks SG - me too, but cutting those precise notches is beyond my skills right now! Did you leave the cutout bare Ti, or did you refinish it somehow? Thanks Big50, I refinished ...
by DigDug72
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe Native 5?
Replies: 26
Views: 3199

Re: Wharncliffe Native 5?

I’d cop a PE Wharnie Native in half a heartbeat!!!
by DigDug72
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Swayback chop
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Mini Swayback chop

Just finished this last night - 3" blade, 4" handle. Widened the cutout, and added a thumbramp to it. Clip is modified from a Lum Chinese folder. Then stonewashed/oxi-darkened and flame ano'd the clip/hardware. https://i.imgur.com/UB1Bdcd.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cBddzcj.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yPlEt...
by DigDug72
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback Lookout Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14574

Re: Swayback Lookout Thread

I just finished chopping mine down to 7" OAL, and widening the access cutout, w/ a ramp to the cutout. Adding the clip tomorrow, but can't decide which. I'll post pics in the next couple days once it's done.
by DigDug72
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a mini manix 2?
Replies: 27
Views: 1577

Re: How about a mini manix 2?

Very cool, looking forward to the pics! :) Since it is a "chopping job" and you certainly will (have to) shorten the handle, "your" Mini Manix most certainly will be more like "version 2" (which I personally prefer) in my previous posts, so at the rear end more Sage-/Chap-like:Flared out, offering ...
by DigDug72
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a mini manix 2?
Replies: 27
Views: 1577

Re: How about a mini manix 2?

Hey, I just got a chop commission for a Manix2 coming in soon, so I'll be posting pics of a mini Manix next week. I'll be studying this thread for different ideas of where to take it...
by DigDug72
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21747
Views: 1702562

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:11 pm
attila wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:44 pm
TheGiant80 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:52 pm


Forgive the ignorance, but which model is this? I like everything about it!
That WAS a Yojimbo. I think it’s a Yodigno now :p
If you would be so kind, what is that a reference to?
Digdug72's username
Thanks for clarifying that SG!!! 😁👊🏽
by DigDug72
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback Lookout Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14574

Re: Swayback Lookout Thread

SSD_777 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:09 pm
I think you meant $259.
Doh! Thanks man, you're exactly right - lemme go edit my (pipedreaming) post.
by DigDug72
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback Lookout Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14574

Re: Swayback Lookout Thread

Just ordered from National Knives, and the price turned out to be lower than listed once I initiated checkout - $159. (edit: I wish!!! Pipedream typo - it was $259). Not as discounted as using the Campsaver coupon, but will arrive sooner I would imagine!
by DigDug72
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5236
Views: 510866

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Swayback! Chopping that sucker immediately upon arrival.
by DigDug72
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Z-Wear news?
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Shaman Z-Wear news?

Can't wait for this one!

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