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by jpm2
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)
Replies: 301
Views: 17806

Re: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)

There's certainly real data of folk suffering serious health problems or death even after taking these vaccines. The current number of people that died from the vaccine or after getting it in the USA is 42 . That's out of 12.3 Million people vaccinated. That's 0.00034% And this is real data taken f...
by jpm2
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Use of word "patina" by knife enthusiasts
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Use of word "patina" by knife enthusiasts

I've always known patina as the change of surface and appearance with time and exposure, and sometime wear. I think the term has mostly lost its meaning with knife people. I don't consider a blade purposely dipped in vinegar or any other substance to change its appearance, as patina. I think patina ...
by jpm2
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Soap causing corrosion on H1??
Replies: 43
Views: 880

Re: Soap causing corrosion on H1??

I would guess a lot of soaps are fairly caustic.

My campground shower knife is whatever I’m carrying, almost always non stainless. Never a corrosion problem, but I don’t let soap spatter linger very long.
by jpm2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear, 1. K390 & 1095, 0!
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Cru-wear, 1. K390 & 1095, 0!

skeeg11 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:34 pm
I was under the impression that razor sharp cuts heal more slowly than abrasive laceration type cuts. Go figure.
From the people I know who cut cattle, the ones cut with the finest most refined edges heal faster.
by jpm2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are we actually sharpening the carbides?
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Are we actually sharpening the carbides?

This is a most interesting subject to be investigated.

If high carbide steels are not being sharpened with appropriate abrasives, the fine edge advantage of the carbide might not be realized .
by jpm2
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet care
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: Maxamet care

Norton jb8 Coarse side silicon carbide bench stone. Fine side of the above stone. Well worn Coarse 250 grit eze-lap diamond plate. Well worn Fine 600 grit eze-lap diamond plate. Well worn superfine 1200 grit eze-lap diamond plate. 1 micron diamond paste, on thin solid cardboard with hard backing. M...
by jpm2
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet care
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: Maxamet care

I don't do anything special with maxamet, or any other non stainless blade. Just use it, clean it, dry it. jpm2, thats quite a laid back edge bevel! Bet that thing slices like a demon! That bevel is a little deceiving in its looks, as it's not completely flat. Here's a better look at it cleaned up....
by jpm2
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lifespan of G-10?
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: Lifespan of G-10?

Top carried and used every day for 15 years.
Bottom never carried or used.

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by jpm2
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP pricing policy favors amazon. Bad for vendors (that are not Amazon) and consumers.
Replies: 79
Views: 2112

Re: MAP pricing policy favors amazon. Bad for vendors (that are not Amazon) and consumers.

Amazon and their employees don't need me, and I don't need them. I haven't bought anything from them in years. They don't have anything I know of that I can't get somewhere else at reasonable cost. Not that I do, but if I spend an extra hundred a year by not using them, that's ok. I understand most ...
by jpm2
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean detent ball broke?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Detent ball broke?

VooDooChild wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:39 am
Its ceramic right?
I'd guess the way it broke indicates ceramic. Will it stick to a magnet?
by jpm2
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 428
Views: 28813

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Even I would like a 15V folder run hard and I'm not a big carbide guy. One of the problems is Shawn explains things so well I start seeing the potential and next thing I'm thinking about 15V. If Spyderco can translate and deliver Shawn's heat treat this will be a new standard in commercial knives. ...
by jpm2
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Failed DMT sharpener
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Failed DMT sharpener

I have multiple DMT diafold and aligner stones. This is my newest one and the only one to give me issues. The flaking started from the very edge. Its a 8k/3micron stone so only used before stropping just the weight of the stone no additional pressure. I have a couple of those 8k/3micron stones. One...
by jpm2
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Well that didn't take long...
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Well that didn't take long...

That's nothing, sharpen and carry on.
by jpm2
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season

I sometimes match a knife to the person, but mostly roll out about 10 knives and let 1 or 2 people per year choose.
by jpm2
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Test suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 582

Re: Test suggestions

Use your blade as a can opener. Note if the edge is still useable afterwards.
by jpm2
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edge Impact test
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Edge Impact test

How were the blades sharpened, and at what angles?
I don't think behind the edge thickness is relevant without knowing what angle it's derived from. It also doesn't come into play unless the damage reaches it, or the primary grind.
by jpm2
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 1 Cool Grey Maxamet
Replies: 62
Views: 2694

Re: Sage 1 Cool Grey Maxamet

The clip is weak and snags more than the spoon. The handle is great in a few positions, but not so good in the other 20. I can fix the handle but not the clip. Casey lynch makes a nice titanium clip that will replace the wire clip. I mean it's an additional expense on top of the cost of the knife b...
by jpm2
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 1033

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

If I knew I was going into a stabbing competition I wouldn't bring a traditional puuko, but I guess my point is thumb ramps and guards aren't necessary to do EDC style stabbing, like poking through a box. That's right. Finger guards are another thing that get in my way. I grind them down whenever p...
by jpm2
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 1 Cool Grey Maxamet
Replies: 62
Views: 2694

Re: Sage 1 Cool Grey Maxamet

The clip is weak and snags more than the spoon.
The handle is great in a few positions, but not so good in the other 20.
I can fix the handle but not the clip.
by jpm2
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Test suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 582

Re: Test suggestions

Get some bamboo skewers or chopsticks, aluminum rod, brass rod, mild steel rod, hardened steel rod. Draw the edge across them. Scrape the edge perpendicular at 90 degrees down them. Hack into them straight and at a 45, baton through them straight and 45. Is the edge still useable? Sharpen up and do ...

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