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by Tucson Tom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blemish or not? PM2
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Blemish or not? PM2

I certainly wouldn't worry about it. You should be able to do worse than that in the first week or two.
by Tucson Tom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M398 Steel Testing – Edge Retention, Toughness, and More
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: M398 Steel Testing – Edge Retention, Toughness, and More

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:35 pm
We definitely need an M398 Mule. :)
I was feeling relieved to see that this was a steel I could simply not get interested in. Until this comment came along .... :rolleyes:
by Tucson Tom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 38
Views: 510

Re: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?

Carry a Bean -- but drop the "a"
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?
Replies: 26
Views: 841

Re: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?

No. I have never really thought of things in that way, but it is certainly an angle on things I never considered. As my sharpening skills improve there are more and more "easy to sharpen" steels. I'll just keep at it and maybe someday everything will be easy to sharpen with just a bit more time inve...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 210
Views: 16320

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Well, this is too bad, but I guess it saves me money.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team MT28P CPM SPY27 Revealed!
Replies: 130
Views: 12864

Re: Mule Team MT28P CPM SPY27 Revealed!

Nothing is worse than a mule that isn't there when you go looking for it.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco pre-order question
Replies: 14
Views: 356

Re: Spyderco pre-order question

Just beware. A pre-order is not a guarantee. I believe the dealers make their best effort not to take more pre-orders than they can fulfill, but things are not entirely in their control. What you want to avoid is waiting for a preorder for something you really want and then waiting and watching kniv...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is my Para 3 Maxamet legit? (Photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 839

Re: Is my Para 3 Maxamet legit? (Photos)

I will buy the 4 sided diamond stone next week. Thanks for your advices. This is what I have here. no No NO! Don't do it. (Use that gadget you showed the photo of). I don't think I would use that even on a cheap knife that I wanted to ruin. The advice about getting a Sharpmaker is solid and good. W...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anteater Rescue with Spyderco Waterway
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Anteater Rescue with Spyderco Waterway

That was fun to watch, thanks for posting it.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"
Replies: 64
Views: 1677

Re: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"

My original PM2 in S30V was my "anything goes knife" and it is still in top shape. But I put some CF scales on it recently and it will no longer be "beater class" around here. Now it is my Rex45 Manix LW. No limits on what I do with it, other than doing totally stupid things. I expect it will hold u...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s best kept secret
Replies: 34
Views: 1737

Re: Spyderco’s best kept secret

I finally got the Jumpmaster 2 and it is a top choice when a fixed blade is appropriate, such as mountain bike rides and sometimes hikes. I am fond of it, but good golly, what an aggressive blade, it commands respect and care. My Manix XL is my truck knife and/or a really big fixed blade from Ontari...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 173
Views: 11704

Abraham Lincoln's straight razor story

I've been reading a Lincoln biography. Lincoln often answered questions by saying, "that reminds me of a story". Here is one that captures the spirit of shaving with a straight razor that I thought all of you would enjoy: The barber began by lathering face, nose, eyes, and ears, stropped his razor o...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman: Primal instincts?
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Re: Shaman: Primal instincts?

I find all this quite interesting. The Shaman is one of my all time favorite knives, and the Rosewood Shaman is a particular favorite knife of mine, perhaps my best loved Shaman. I also have an appreciation for the "stout" blade of the Shaman. There are those who will complain that it is "not a good...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6521

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

What a fantastic starting post and this whole discussion is amazing. Thanks David.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dealer Exclusive Salts
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Dealer Exclusive Salts

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:36 am
I'd like to see Cutlery Shoppe do an orange LC200N Pac Salt, serrated.
Wow, yes, that would get my attention.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 173
Views: 11704

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I use a straight razor for my mug and a safety razor for my dome. Currently shave about every other day. A straight razor is remarkably efficient when properly honed, but is not the tool to use if in a hurry. I’m retired, but when I worked I only straight shaved on weekends. I used a safety razor, ...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 173
Views: 11704

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

Wow, I thought this was all tongue in cheek, but maybe it is going to happen!! It would certainly push me over the edge to risking my neck (literally) with a straight razor, which is something I have been considering for some time. Yes I am a safety razor man at this point, shaving with what many pe...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vivi's M4 Manix XL DLC Corrosion Log
Replies: 59
Views: 1888

Re: Vivi's M4 Manix XL DLC Corrosion Log

vivi wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:55 pm
I rust anything that goes in my pockets. Apparently I sweat battery acid.
Ha ha! Well, I find this thread fascinating. My esteem for DLC goes up all the time.
The stuff is incredible (and/or the place that does the DLC for Spyderco is top notch).

Thanks for doing and documenting this.
by Tucson Tom
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?
Replies: 55
Views: 1045

Re: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?

Of materials I run across in my life, I find pool chlorine to be the strongest rust maker, followed by blood, sweat and the endless humidity here. Muriatic acid. Any steel items stored near a closed bottle of it get rusted to heck and gone. HCl is a gas after all and sneaks out through the least ga...
by Tucson Tom
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC vs. LV
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: LC vs. LV

So the main thing would be setting up a freehand tool rest. I am betting that someone has already done this and posted about how they did it, I've pondered upon this myself, but have not yet implemented the plan. Maybe this discussion will motivate me. The idea is to use a piece of round stock and ...

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