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by gmhauy
Sun May 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock
Replies: 51
Views: 9675

Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Thanks for the nice words Tom :) You all send me your knives and I'll be happy to review them :D Seriously, I got myself a Gayle Bradley 2 some months ago (mainly for the sake of owning a knife in M4) and I should do a write-up as well (not that the Internet lacks in complete reviews of the GB2); ma...
by gmhauy
Fri May 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Request for a newer bigger version of the Manix 2.
Replies: 17
Views: 2270

Re: Request for a newer bigger version of the Manix 2.

So the conclusion is a Manix 2 XL Backlock in M4 - Yummy!

Gerard
by gmhauy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: can someone please explain this...
Replies: 38
Views: 3012

Re: can someone please explain this...

What the ...?????
by gmhauy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

If the cutting tasks that I perform routinely were gunking up my knife to the degree that disassembly was necessary, I would (personally) take that as an indication that a fixed blade would be a better option. I may be off the mark...wouldn't be the first time! :p True again, but as said at the sta...
by gmhauy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Changing Scales on Manix 2 - Any Tips on removing the screws safely?
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Changing Scales on Manix 2 - Any Tips on removing the screws safely?

toxophilus wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:22 am
Boiled the knife for 15 minutes
New fad in heat treatment? :D

Gerard
by gmhauy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

I think it will be a short lived fad. Ken’s name, CRKTs distribution and price structure will help drive sales for a while but I don’t think there are enough users who really need or want to disassemble their knives for cleaning. It’s a nifty idea but I don’t buy knives for maintenance. True, not s...
by gmhauy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM-M4 and the Sharpmaker
Replies: 13
Views: 2004

Re: CPM-M4 and the Sharpmaker

I can't say for re-profiling, but I just happened to resharpen my new Gayle Bradley 2 this afternoon - after a couple months of use I felt it didn't have that bite anymore. Simple touch-up trailing the edge on an ultra fine rod did not produce any noticeable improvement in sharpness (whereas that me...
by gmhauy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Somethings I’d want to know are, what is the magnitude of the problem? How many knives per month, for example, are needing spare parts in the EU? And, how many “foolproof take-apart” knives would be sold on average? What kind of knife would benefit from tool-less takedown and reassembly? Would the ...
by gmhauy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Yeah there are always more than one way to skin a cat. Apart from the fact i am opposed to the whole idea, since i will never be convinced of the 'need' to disassemble a knife, all i can think of are mechanically challenging constructions that i feel would defeat the purpose by adding more complexi...
by gmhauy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

I don't disagree with you, but "trendiness" apart a lot of these innovations have been - are - valuable. And since Spyderco has often spearheaded innovation - creative approach to multi-tools, ClipiTool line recently, improvement on locking mechanisms, top notch stainless steels, etc. - why not tak...
by gmhauy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

I don't disagree with you, but "trendiness" apart a lot of these innovations have been - are - valuable. And since Spyderco has often spearheaded innovation - creative approach to multi-tools, ClipiTool line recently, improvement on locking mechanisms, top notch stainless steels, etc. - why not tak...
by gmhauy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

I think it's more the fact that, historically, guns have almost always been designed to be "user serviceable" while, until very recently, this has not been the case with knives. As little as 50 years ago a folding knife put together with screws, rather than pins or rivets, was the rare exception. I...
by gmhauy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 72155

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Taking apart knives – part 2 I’d like to thank all of you for the great information on the issue mentioned. My primary purpose for the thread was more to raise awareness that it is a problem and hope that just the greater awareness would help contribute to reducing the problem. Many people didn’t e...
by gmhauy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 154CM
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: Manix 154CM

Nothing wrong with 154CM -- I would be delighted to have a Manix 2 in 154CM and would consider hollow grind an interesting bonus. I think that 154CM is a great steel that doesn't get the respect it deserves. So if I could pick one up for $100 or less, I would snap it up. I had a Manix 2 in 154CM th...
by gmhauy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 51200
Replies: 99
Views: 12135

Re: Manix 2 51200

I generally don't care much for DLC, but on this one with the gray G10 it's the cat's ***!

Gerard
by gmhauy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite Features of Spyderco Knives in Ranked Order
Replies: 30
Views: 2158

Re: Your favorite Features of Spyderco Knives in Ranked Order

Mine would be (I’ll be editing mine as I hear back from others): VARIETY Thin FFG blades Variety of Designs Variety of Steels Variety of Handle Materials Variety of Locking Mechanisms Variety of Blade Lengths Quality & CQI (Just to keep to your list): Quality and CQI Variety of designs (always poss...
by gmhauy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick 52100 patina setup
Replies: 36
Views: 3696

Re: Quick 52100 patina setup

don't have 52100, but put my M4 steel to apple vinegar for around 8 hours, then use Brasso to brush it for 2 hours to create gradient color. here are the result Beautiful result, congratulations. Did you use cold vinegar, or was it warm at the start? Gerard no. i didn't. I just put into a box with ...
by gmhauy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick 52100 patina setup
Replies: 36
Views: 3696

Re: Quick 52100 patina setup

anoir wrote:don't have 52100, but put my M4 steel to apple vinegar for around 8 hours, then use Brasso to brush it for 2 hours to create gradient color. here are the result
Beautiful result, congratulations.
Did you use cold vinegar, or was it warm at the start?

Gerard
by gmhauy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 Backlock!
Replies: 355
Views: 38283

Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Hi - My question is simple - it appears from searching the net that there seems to be a few happy owners of this knife, and found a few threads discussing it. But what is odd is that nobody took the time to write a user review about it! There are literally two reviews out on a Google search - I thi...
by gmhauy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Breaking in new knife
Replies: 18
Views: 2462

Re: Breaking in new knife

mattman wrote:(Edited for sprelling)
That's funny.


(Sorry, don't mean to make fun of you :) )

Gerard

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