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by ryguy76
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica or new Salt 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Delica or new Salt 2?

Ya, PE.
by ryguy76
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica or new Salt 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Delica or new Salt 2?

Thanks for the responses... The struggle is REAL! lol.
by ryguy76
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica or new Salt 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Re: Delica or new Salt 2?

I won't be using it in corrosive environments, but do like the idea that I could fully submerse it for a good ol' cleaning after food prep and maybe even huck it in the dishwasher if push came to shove.
by ryguy76
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica or new Salt 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1844

Delica or new Salt 2?

Im gearing up to replace my lost Delica 4. Delica being my favourite knife to carry in my collection. Before losing it, I was thinking of buying a Salt I but was waiting for an update in hopes the handle would change to the Delica 4 type. Well, now that it has, I'm wondering if I should replace my D...
by ryguy76
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened...
Replies: 29
Views: 3250

Re: So this happened...

I went to an NBA game with metal detectors you had to walk through. Had a Pacific Salt clipped RFP, no issues. Dunno if that knife fails to set off metal detectorsor what, but that's my experience for what its worth. BTW, if you EDC nice knife you ought to pair it with a nice light! I'm partial to ...
by ryguy76
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened...
Replies: 29
Views: 3250

Re: So this happened...

Wow -- the parallels our particular experiences share in common are almost skin-crawling, thinking back to how close I came to losing two particularly rare and expensive Spydies at Red Rocks Amphitheater west of Denver a couple of weeks back now, the headlining band was 'Blues Traveler' and my frie...
by ryguy76
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened...
Replies: 29
Views: 3250

Re: So this happened...

Well, I take comfort in knowing I'm not the only one that has been through this. Had I realized before I was next to get the security treatment, I'm sure I could have thought of something. My quick thinking did make me think that if I got burned trying to be sneaky, let's say between my flip flop an...
by ryguy76
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened...
Replies: 29
Views: 3250

So this happened...

First off, if you ever get the chance to see a concert at the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State, do it. It's an AMAZING venue that provides an awesome geographical backdrop directly behind the stage. Secondly, don't forget to leave your Spydie behind. Most people end up camping out at the Gorge...
by ryguy76
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?

Can't remember, but I do know I thinned it out a lot, so it must have been bad. I need 15° at least. I can't stand shallow edges. Might be tougher, but try and whittle with it. Yep, I have no way to know what it was, but the actual bevel is at least 2x wider than it was. Maybe even closer to 3x wid...
by ryguy76
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?

I probably could have spent more time on the browns, but am super happy with the sharpness I've obtained on the re-profiling job. I then went on to micro-bevel at 40º. I am guessing that I should be ok to go back to the 30º setting with the brown rods without any detriment to my 40º micro bevel, cor...
by ryguy76
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?

Another question I have is about when to switch from the CBN rod to the medium rod. Should I be removing ALL evidence of sharpie at the apex? or will leaving a slight bit there for the medium stones provide a less jagged edge? I would use the CBN rods until you have a clean apex. Then move to the b...
by ryguy76
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?

Ok, thanks guys. I'll finish my re-profiling job at 30º inclusive and call her a day. Another question I have is about when to switch from the CBN rod to the medium rod. Should I be removing ALL evidence of sharpie at the apex? or will leaving a slight bit there for the medium stones provide a less ...
by ryguy76
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

How obtuse is/was your Chaparral factory bevel?

With my new CBN rods that I received for Xmas, I successfully re-profiled my Dad's ultra-dull Byrd Tern and then decided with one knife under my belt, I'd attack my most carried knife, thus most sharpened, the Chappie. Now, I knew going into this, that 8Cr13MoV on the Tern was going to be a quicker ...
by ryguy76
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel types vs sharpening difficulty
Replies: 24
Views: 4257

Re: Steel types vs sharpening difficulty

At this point, I'm not necessarily after a specific steel, but am drawn to specific knifes and steel options are what they are. I don't use knifes for tough tasks so I'm actually ok with the various steels I already have and don't desire a harder steel. S30V is working well for me as far as the abil...
by ryguy76
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel types vs sharpening difficulty
Replies: 24
Views: 4257

Re: Steel types vs sharpening difficulty

Yes, I will likely be receiving CBN stones for the SM on Xmas day. They're one of the few items I placed on my list this year. So I'll likely gain some re-profiling experience with the steels I currently have and hopefully start taking note of how long each steel I own takes to remove enough steel t...
by ryguy76
Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel types vs sharpening difficulty
Replies: 24
Views: 4257

Steel types vs sharpening difficulty

Preface: I'm not expecting my question to be easily answered as I think there's likely many factors at play, but here goes. I keep reading/seeing all these new fancy steels that are enticing but I worry about getting a new knife with a steel that's too "advanced" for me in terms of being able to mai...
by ryguy76
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no Spydies with white scales?
Replies: 27
Views: 2827

Why no Spydies with white scales?

Is it just me, or would white scales be pretty sharp lookin' on certain knives. Not sure if white G10 is possible, but if it were, white G10 with silver liners would look **** fine. I get that it could get grubby for those that use their knives in messy conditions or with dirty hands and that would ...
by ryguy76
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Q Ball Bearing Lock (C219GP)
Replies: 47
Views: 6394

Re: Q Ball Bearing Lock (C219GP)

I gotta say, it's the knife that stood out to me too for all the same reasons as you described. I currently carry a Chap at work in my office environment, but being a systems specialist at a hospital, I end up opening boxes for parts, servers etc rather frequently and then breaking down the cardboar...
by ryguy76
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 30 deg back bevel and 40 deg edge on all Spydercos?
Replies: 64
Views: 12437

Re: 30 deg back bevel and 40 deg edge on all Spydercos?

I gathered all the wisdom from this thread as well as a thread I started a few days ago (re: about the value of a SM technique I saw on youtube), and I had a SM break through tonight. I received a new Spydie a couple of days ago, (a Delica FFG) and was surprised at how sharp it was in comparison to ...
by ryguy76
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: For those on the fence about a Delica purchase...
Replies: 25
Views: 1799

Re: For those on the fence about a Delica purchase...

My only fear is that I'm used to 50/50 choils now, so I worry that I'm going to grip it choil style and end up on the losing end of that decision. I know many are anti-choil on the Delica, but wondering how people flip between using choils on a choiled model, then flipping to a choil-free blade. Is ...

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