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by ZMW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Skinning knives, gift
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Skinning knives, gift

Went with a stretch in ZDP. Thank you for all the input and real life experience! Much appreciated
by ZMW
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Skinning knives, gift
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Skinning knives, gift

I know steels pretty well, but for processing would you prefer zdp for edge retention of the toku for ease of sharpening? I assume zdp as chipping is over rated and edge retention is king in the field
by ZMW
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Skinning knives, gift
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Skinning knives, gift

Is the proficient blade shape great, good, or bad for processing game?
by ZMW
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Skinning knives, gift
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Skinning knives, gift

With the Phil Wilson knives gone, what is the best skinning knife I can get for a friends 50th Birthday? He is a big hunter. Fixed preferred, but a great folding options works too. Looking for a great steel, not necessarily maxamet but something that will process some serious deer. Budget $150-$300 ...
by ZMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Lol, really? Mine is glued shut with wet hands... I can not get enough traction with my pointer finger to open
by ZMW
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Seriously, try it. After washing your hands, with your fingers partially dry, I can not do it. It seems like 100% dry hands are required to operate this knife.

I love the knife, and it’s a gentleman folder not a yard knife. So it’s all good to me.

Just an odd observation...
by ZMW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What to do if someone tries to rob you with a knife?
Replies: 86
Views: 1942

Re: What to do if someone tries to rob you with a knife?

Look into a class of not being a victim at your local Community Center / YMCA / Sheriffs Office. I don't know the resources available to you. Anything you read is out the door when your adrenaline rises after initial contact with this bad guy. Proper training, properly practiced, is what gets you t...
by ZMW
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughness data
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Toughness data

It seems odd cpm would list 10v’s toughness based on a 59 rc. Lower rc would mean a little higher toughness right? that seems misleading since its usually 63 rc +/-
by ZMW
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughness data
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Toughness data

Larrin - do you believe the data the manufactures post? They say Cruwear has a 60ft-lb toughness and the chart that you have from your tests shows closer to 20-25ft-lb.

That seems like a big variance. Or, are large variances normal due to HT and RC changes in the steel tested?
by ZMW
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughness data
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Toughness data

The rabbit hole gets deeper and deeper. I know about 0.0001% of the info that some of the guys/gals know on these forums, yet I know more then 99.99% of the general public. Between my normal job, most of my brain matter is dedicated to that data/info. So I only have minimal time to learn more about ...
by ZMW
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughness data
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Toughness data

There are 1 million edge retention tests and information out there, but is there any database on Steel toughness? All I can find is some info, but not a lot from Knife nerds. See below. Is this accurate? I was always told 1095 is a tough steel, but it ranks pretty low on this scale. And AEB-L is tou...
by ZMW
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 Delica Wharnie - WOW
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Hap40 Delica Wharnie - WOW

I just grabbed a Hap40 Wharnie delica from national Knives, and I am super impressed. I ran through a stock pile of costco boxes and put it through some work. Initial impressions - I love the burnt orange. I thought I would really Dislike the orange, but it is well done and looks great. The laminate...
by ZMW
Tue May 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..
Replies: 59
Views: 1304

Re: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..

FRN is great stuff, especially the Japan products. Cost effective and great users. Do not hesitate to grab one, and use it. Keep your Carbon Fiber for nicer uses then yard work with a Pac Salt.
by ZMW
Fri May 24, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Street Beat Sprint
Replies: 44
Views: 1325

Re: Street Beat Sprint

SB, Hap, or vtoku would interest me
by ZMW
Fri May 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has to be discussed: Military or Chief?
Replies: 42
Views: 1300

Re: Has to be discussed: Military or Chief?

i hope the lock on the police is rock solid. My best backlock, is a Pac Salt - 100% solid. Delica, Stretch, Dfly all have decent movement. But the Pac salt - legit! Maybe I got lucky. I have not used a native so I can not comment. I think the price point of the police will be a win vs the chief. But...
by ZMW
Thu May 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1207

Re: seat belt cutting

It would be wise to avoid anything with a fine tip. Millie and PM2 might stick the person by accident. If you are ever in this situation, adrenaline is likely very high and fine motor goes to shit. So, you would want a rounded tip. The assist is the go to, all day long. Seat belts are pretty tough t...
by ZMW
Fri May 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I have lost...
Replies: 20
Views: 524

Re: I have lost...

I have a local dealer I like, it sounds like a need to hold a Chap LW, Lil native, and the tried and true Dfly2 and see who wins. I forgot about those 2 options. Thanks Fellas
by ZMW
Fri May 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I have lost...
Replies: 20
Views: 524

I have lost...

2 lil spydies. K390 Urban and H1 SE DFLY. NOOOO!!! I need to get a small spydie to replace them. I have an ikuchi but need a small EDC. I am thinking another Dfly2, PE H1. Any other good suggestions for a mid range LW user? Maybe a Native LW, but that might be bigger then I am thinking for the lil s...
by ZMW
Sat May 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear What is the problem?
Replies: 76
Views: 1615

Re: Cruwear What is the problem?

random question-

regarding added toughness with cruwear, M4, 3v - will it make a noticeable difference in keeping a fine tip like on the Millie from dulling or blunting? Compared to s30-110v type steels
by ZMW
Wed May 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll for Possible Folding Mule - Model Preference
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: Poll for Possible Folding Mule - Model Preference

UKPK - for cost reasons. Manix is probably the best option to really test performance though...

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