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by jpm2
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Found this guy on the side of the road
Replies: 29
Views: 2211

Re: Found this guy on the side of the road

I would soak it with wd40 or some other oil, let stand for 24 hours, wipe dry, remove whatever is left with fine steel wool.
Sharpen and use.
by jpm2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

PStone wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:18 am
As a custodian, I stay away from retractable tethers. Nothing like dropping your keys, only to have them zip back and hit you between the legs. I can’t even imagine if I dropped an open knife :eek:
Good point, retractable is out unless it’s the ratchet/locking type.
by jpm2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I strongly prefer a good liner lock because of ease of 1-hand opening, and least likely to drop while 1-hand closing. This is most important to me when a drop would result in it gone forever, or damage to something below. Distant second is mid back lock. Frame locks not considered because of metal ...
by jpm2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 16637

Re: Unpopular opinions

My most unpopular opinion.. brace yourselves now.. People who carry knives daily, but only cut apples and open letters are "users" too! There, I said it! I’ve had a knife in my pocket every day for over a decade. In a given day, I may open mail/packages, cut up an apple at work, cut a loose thread ...
by jpm2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I strongly prefer a good liner lock because of ease of 1-hand opening, and least likely to drop while 1-hand closing. This is most important to me when a drop would result in it gone forever, or damage to something below. Distant second is mid back lock. Frame locks not considered because of metal ...
by jpm2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 47
Views: 1873

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

I've been having fun with larger folders of late, but what exactly is it people think you CAN'T test with a small folder? When I carry a knife I carry a folding knife. I like thin knives as I tend to cut things with my knives more than use them as pry bars, hammers, screw drivers, or splitting wedg...
by jpm2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I strongly prefer a good liner lock because of ease of 1-hand opening, and least likely to drop while 1-hand closing. This is most important to me when a drop would result in it gone forever, or damage to something below. Distant second is mid back lock. Frame locks not considered because of metal h...
by jpm2
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name your favorite sprint run series
Replies: 44
Views: 2816

Re: Name your favorite sprint run series

Rex45 and hap40.
Looking forward to the k390 run.
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could only keep one Spyderco
Replies: 75
Views: 4425

Re: If you could only keep one Spyderco

If for some reason I got caught out and could not return home, the chopped m4 military would most likely be in my pocket, along with a gec 66 stockman. I could live with these no worries.
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Abrasives
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Abrasives

I have naturals (Washita/Arkansas, jap, Belgium, & unknowns), aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, cbn, diamond, bare leather, bare paper bare wood, steel. Synthetics having various bonds, some shed, some don't. Some are used with oil, some water, some dry. Stones/papered/plated/powdered. Leather, paper...
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who is into fixed blades?
Replies: 39
Views: 2390

Re: Who is into fixed blades?

I made a couple dozen hss bladed knives in '80s & '90s that were regularly used for everything under the sun. These were gradually retired, or delegated to kitchen duty over the years as similar bladed folders came available. Other than kitchen use, these pictured are the only ones I still use frequ...
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Silly Question That a British Member Might Be Able to Answer
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: Silly Question That a British Member Might Be Able to Answer

I lived across the pond a couple years as a pre teen, and remember plenty of slang that in U.S. translation, wouldn't be allowed on this forum.
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cookware Pt II,,,,seasoning your cast iron???
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: Cookware Pt II,,,,seasoning your cast iron???

Just cook with oil base, mostly meats. Cornbread is a major exception. If the meat isn't that oily, like fowl, add oil. Same for vegetables, cornbread, etc. Never cook sauces or anything water base that stays liquid, ci is for high heat cooking only imo. Cook at a high enough heat to prevent non oil...
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What type of pans does everyone cook in??
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: What type of pans does everyone cook in??

All oil based cooking except deep frying gets the cast iron. Anything water based gets stainless.
by jpm2
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Don't do this with your Maxamet
Replies: 15
Views: 1228

Re: Don't do this with your Maxamet

Stuff happens.

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by jpm2
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 16637

Re: Unpopular opinions

I prefer all my blades in high speed tool steel, except for long term corrosive environments. folders liner locks <= 3.25 inch blades <= 4.5 inch handle <= 1 inch blade height <= .1 inch blade thickness slight negative blade angle thumb hole opening neutral grip clip or straight spine point Continuo...
by jpm2
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Triple B/Spyderco Folder
Replies: 52
Views: 3935

Re: Triple B/Spyderco Folder

sal wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:07 am
Shawn's design is very nice. He said he preferred that it be made in Golden. I told him Golden was backed up. Shawn said he would wait as long as it takes. I've been watching production closely to see where we can squeeze it in.

sal
This seals the deal with me. :)
by jpm2
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Need kitchen knife recommendations!
Replies: 36
Views: 2303

Re: Need kitchen knife recommendations!

A lot of people like Victorinox kitchen knives. We have a few of the fibrox line.
by jpm2
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vacation Knives
Replies: 35
Views: 2211

Re: Vacation Knives

TomAiello wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:59 am
Is that a Native mod? Did you do that one yourself? It's pretty cool looking.
yes, yes, and ... I guess.
The shorter height blade makes it more useful to me. I did my sage and pm3 this way also.
Probably can't see it in the pic but starting on the military also.
by jpm2
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vacation Knives
Replies: 35
Views: 2211

Re: Vacation Knives

Just got back jeep'n colorado for a couple weeks.
Out of the half dozen blades we had with us, these got all the use.

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I found a blade left behind by previous campers. If anyone can describe it and/or where it was left, I'd be happy to return it.

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