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by jpm2
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Steel cracks from cutting hair
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Steel cracks from cutting hair

I think this is the main reason for stropping a razor before and After every shave, and touching up on stones every 10-20 shaves.
by jpm2
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Steel cracks from cutting hair
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Steel cracks from cutting hair

All the more reason for a straight razor.
by jpm2
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is my Para 3 Maxamet legit? (Photos)
Replies: 21
Views: 560

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

Are you sure the edge is clean of glue and tape residue from cutting boxes? What do you have to sharpen with? I cleaned it today with Hoppes gun cleaner and applied Hoppes oil. Lets see if this helps. No, I never sharpen my knives, although I remember I bought early 2020 a Cutco Kitchen knife set b...
by jpm2
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is my Para 3 Maxamet legit? (Photos)
Replies: 21
Views: 560

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

Are you sure the edge is clean of glue and tape residue from cutting boxes?

What do you have to sharpen with?
by jpm2
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V DLC Corrosion?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: S30V DLC Corrosion?

I recently purchased a blacked out yojimbo 2 on the secondary market that came like this. Has anyone had any success with polishing something like this away? Is it sitting on top of the coating or is it depressions? How does it feel when you run a fingernail across it? It can barely be felt. But he...
by jpm2
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V DLC Corrosion?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: S30V DLC Corrosion?

cletusvandamme wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:48 am
I recently purchased a blacked out yojimbo 2 on the secondary market that came like this.

Has anyone had any success with polishing something like this away?
Is it sitting on top of the coating or is it depressions? How does it feel when you run a fingernail across it?
by jpm2
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 173
Views: 11659

Re: Abraham Lincoln's straight razor story

The barber began by lathering face, nose, eyes, and ears, stropped his razor on his boot, and then made a drive at the man's countenance as if he had practiced mowing in a stubblefield. He cut a bold swath across the right cheek, carrying away the beard, a pimple, and two warts. The man in the chai...
by jpm2
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 200
Views: 21956

Re: HRC Database

I wonder if hard coatings like dlc have any affect on the test. The Rockwell C test measures the depth of a conical diamond point penetrating into steel under a fixed load. The initial load which I guess is intended to ‘break’ the surface is 10kg. This sets the zero position. Then the major load of...
by jpm2
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 200
Views: 21956

Re: HRC Database

Here's one of jcool testing an ESEE Izula, with it's cerakote and with it's cerakote removed. ... I don't recall where exactly in the video he tests the uncoated blades, but this appears to be the video I mentioned. I would expect soft thick coatings like cerakote to cause lower readings, as was sh...
by jpm2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ARK fit my needs?
Replies: 29
Views: 624

Re: Will the ARK fit my needs?

If I used an Ark for trout cleaning, it would end up roughly like this. paring knife shaped. I like that too! I'm feeling motivated, after seeing vivi's modifications and your rendering. It almost makes me want a couple more, just to experiment with. But since I'm partial to folders, and if I neede...
by jpm2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ARK fit my needs?
Replies: 29
Views: 624

Re: Will the ARK fit my needs?

If I used an Ark for trout cleaning, it would end up roughly like this.

Image

paring knife shaped.
by jpm2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 200
Views: 21956

Re: HRC Database

I wonder if hard coatings like dlc have any affect on the test. Sure it does If you watch jcoolG19 2 on YouTube, he mentions that DLC does alter the HRC test results. I believe he had tested a CPM M4 DLC knife, then sent it back to it's owner, who stripped the coating on part of the blade tang to h...
by jpm2
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 200
Views: 21956

Re: HRC Database

I wonder if hard coatings like dlc have any affect on the test.
by jpm2
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

My k390 delica came with a burr on the lock bar. It would grind the 1st 1/2 inch opening, and last 1/2 inch closing.
After a few days I couldn’t stand it anymore. Took it apart cleaned the burr up and it’s smooth as butter with no play in any direction.
by jpm2
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 100% of people agree on this one thing!
Replies: 41
Views: 984

Re: 100% of people agree on this one thing!

bobnikon wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:29 am
You are right, I do agree!
Toxic Green liner lock flipper in M390.
That was what you said right?
That’s what I heard. I’m in !
by jpm2
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

You can tell if it’s associated with the lock bar or not by holding it disengaged while working the action.
by jpm2
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

Sometimes it's grit, sometimes burrs. Sure hope not. No idea what to do about that. No idea where to look for them. If it feels rough in exactly the same place when opening or closing and no where else, every time, it's probably a burr. If the rough action is random or all the way through opening o...
by jpm2
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

The native 5 is one of the easiest folders to take apart and put back together.
If you don't damage anything, there's no reason the warranty should be voided.
by jpm2
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When to not sell
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: When to not sell

aicolainen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:14 pm
[Rather give them away to someone I like, than sell for next to nothing to someone I don’t even know.
That’s how I do it.

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