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by Mora2013
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else dislike belly in their blades?
Replies: 41
Views: 3645

Re: Anyone else dislike belly in their blades?

if I were to carry only one blade shape, it would have a belly.

To me, any material that requires a back and forth “sawing” motion will benefit from a belly, whereas if I’m doing a draw cut - a straight edged blade works better. They’re equivalent to me on push cuts.
by Mora2013
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why I love Spyderco! What's your reason?
Replies: 29
Views: 3012

Re: Why I love Spyderco! What's your reason?

My reasons are pretty simple. FFG and lightweight options. :)
by Mora2013
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We need more Wharncliffes!
Replies: 93
Views: 7740

Re: We need more Wharncliffes!

Ok. I’d like to see a 2 bladed knife like the dyad. One sheepfoot/wharncliffe in shape with a serrated edge and a leaf shaped plain edge blade.
by Mora2013
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tools For Sharpening Spyderedges: SE Blades in General
Replies: 32
Views: 3331

Re: Tools For Sharpening Spyderedges: SE Blades in General

For serrations, I've got the spyderco sharpmaker 204 as the primary sharpener. On the go, I take with me a lansky triangular ceramic stick. To me, the lansky seems identical to the spyderco triangular stones, except half the length. At home I've also used the corners of my India stones as well as wa...
by Mora2013
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ultimate Edge Retention: Spyderedge vs Plain Edge
Replies: 16
Views: 4614

Re: Ultimate Edge Retention: Spyderedge vs Plain Edge

If I were to carry one blade it would be a plain edge. I don't have anything against serrated edges. I find that the majority of my cutting tasks do better with plain edge, flat or convex ground blades; with a blade with a point and a belly - preferably spear point shaped or leaf shaped. I find that...
by Mora2013
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Google engine: "forbidden": Blocked website classified as weapons
Replies: 26
Views: 4533

Re: Google engine: "forbidden": Blocked website classified as weapons

Frankly, I think it's mostly to block their own kohl's employees from wasting too much time surfing the web for random topics not associated with work.
by Mora2013
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggest me a knife
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Suggest me a knife

Is there a reason you want non-locking? I thought it was legal to carry a locking knife in Cali. TONS more knives out there if you don't absolutely need it to be non-locking. I do often frequent schools / public universities. I really can't remember correctly, but I think one of them allows locking...
by Mora2013
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggest me a knife
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Suggest me a knife

Nate wrote:Iirc, Sal indicated that futures runs of the Urban would be shortened to 2.5", but agree with others that it shouldn't be hard to just mod the current one down to that length.
Great news to me. The urban is certainly a top candidate.
by Mora2013
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggest me a knife
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Suggest me a knife

Love my dragonflys, especially the frn versions that are lightweight. Trying to stay as "legal" as possible. There are some location that I go that have a 3" limit, some a 2.5" limit, some places lock blades are ok, others not. Can you guys recommend to me a knife at the 2.5" blade limit, non-lockin...
by Mora2013
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My simple technique for sharpening serrations
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

Re: My simple technique for sharpening serrations

It's not often that I praise any sharpening tools other than Spyderco's and I do like most of them. But these VEFF sharpening tools for serrations are very interesting and I've heard good things about them. Not at all trying to detract from VIVI's great video or the content of his thread>> but not ...
by Mora2013
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My simple technique for sharpening serrations
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

Re: My simple technique for sharpening serrations

Do you guys use the 30 degree and 40 like a plain edge or one or the other? I put my sharpmaker in the 30 degree setting, but I don't look to go straight up and down. I put the corner of the stone flat onto the bevel by feel (which is close to the 30 degree angle) and draw through. On the backside,...
by Mora2013
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Dragonfly for EDC
Replies: 23
Views: 3518

Re: Help with Dragonfly for EDC

I'm not sure what the big deal with rust is. A few hours soak in vinegar or evaporust should rid the rust and perhaps patina a blade a little. Nevertheless, I have the orange vg10pe and the serrated h1se. Both have worked well for their purposes, the vg10 being my current edc, while the serrated get...
by Mora2013
Wed May 31, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are PE knives twice as thick as SE?
Replies: 35
Views: 4046

Re: Why are PE knives twice as thick as SE?

I find this to be an interesting observation especially with what EVIL D and a couple of other Brethren have discovered and that being that Full Flat Grind blades with a Spyderedge tend to outperform their hollow grind counterparts. And you know that a Full Flat Grind is inherently thicker than mos...
by Mora2013
Sun May 28, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My simple technique for sharpening serrations
Replies: 42
Views: 8656

Re: My simple technique for sharpening serrations

I've been sharpening similarly, although sometimes I flip and do the exactly opposite. Sharpening on the backside near parallel to the edge, and then taking off the burr on the front side with the corner of a strop. Wondering if anyone else out there does this?
by Mora2013
Sun May 21, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 'Field adjustable' screws
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: 'Field adjustable' screws

Since I take my wire clip on and off often, I subsitituted the male portion of the barrel bolt for the wire clip on my dragonfly 2 with a phillips/flat combination head screw. The original torx was a button head m3 x 0.5 x 5mm. I found a pan head m3 x 0.5 x 6mm fairly easily that worked perfectly. S...
by Mora2013
Wed May 17, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I finally got my CATALOG!
Replies: 46
Views: 4138

Re: I finally got my CATALOG!

I don't have a catalog.

I have a feeling it will cost me a lot if I get a free catalog.
by Mora2013
Sun May 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Beater Knife" - I don't get it...
Replies: 31
Views: 5241

Re: "Beater Knife" - I don't get it...

Not exactly sure I have a beater knife ... but I do have different categories of knives: My idea of the Loaner knife is the harbor freight gordon folding knife I have. It cost $3. Sharp enough to do one task before sharpening, dull enough for people not to hurt themselves. It's what I loan out to fo...
by Mora2013
Wed May 10, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tasman for EDC and eating
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Tasman for EDC and eating

My opinion on the hawksbill is that it will do fine with smaller fruits and vegetables. Apples, tomatoes, carrots, etc.

It does not do well with preparing beef, chicken, fish - the stuff that is squishy and deforms and moves around when you cut it. You want a belly on the knife.
by Mora2013
Tue May 09, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vg10 and H1 dragonfly clips the same?
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Vg10 and H1 dragonfly clips the same?

Are the VG10 and H1 dragonfly clips the same?

I'm wondering because I've got one of each dragonfly and I think I've mixed the screws and clips up. Was wondering if the H1 clips and screws were different and more rust-proof / resistant than the VG10 clips or if they are identical?
by Mora2013
Sun May 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pocket Clip - Risk & Benefit
Replies: 24
Views: 3321

Re: Pocket Clip - Risk & Benefit

I have 'knife' pockets sewn inside several of my pants pockets for this reason. About half of the slacks I have for work have a small interior pocket in the right front pocket that fits my pocket carry knives. The only problems with pocket carry for me are when wearing sweatpants, scrubs, or athlet...

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