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by jpm2
Mon May 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thank you, Charlynn
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Thank you, Charlynn

I also have Charlynn to thank for sending me some Gayle Bradley 1 scale screws, when I noticed one of them missing in the 1st week of carry. (This was several years back.) I emailed her about purchasing from them, or info on sourcing. A week later some came in the mail, no charge. I now purple Locti...
by jpm2
Mon May 25, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help
Replies: 26
Views: 1243

Re: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help

If you keep the tip on the same plane as the original, it should be the same thickness. As an example, here's a GB1 chopped on both ends with the tip on about the same plane. Blade is additionally thinned and tapered, overall resulting in a much thinner tip. https://s26.postimg.cc/q19gcg861/IMG_9228...
by jpm2
Mon May 25, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help
Replies: 26
Views: 1243

Re: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help

I would probably do something like this. https://i.postimg.cc/GhNR117T/Spyderco-gb-broke-f01.jpg That definitely looks nicer than what I posted. One possible issue however, with it being hollow grind, the tip area might be significantly thicker behind the edge than the rest of the blade This would ...
by jpm2
Mon May 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help
Replies: 26
Views: 1243

Re: broken BRADLEY FOLDER™ 2 CARBON FIBER Please help

I would probably do something like this.

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by jpm2
Mon May 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gauntlet vs Sharpmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Gauntlet vs Sharpmaker

If the Gauntlet is fixed at 40 degrees, it's not for me, since I never use that angle on the Sharpmaker anymore, but think I'd prefer the gauntlet oval shaped rods. I never use the brown sharpmaker rods anymore, just the diamond/cbn and fine white, but never max out the white. I would replace the wh...
by jpm2
Fri May 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience

K390 and 15v are on the top of my list :D hopefully right after SPY27 mule. Wonder if we'll see a 15v mule?🤔 I sure hope so! Personally , I hope they skip the mule and make a folder I can use at work. As for comparison, I only have k390, but imagine there's not much difference... maybe a few % each...
by jpm2
Fri May 22, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience

Good stuff leg, I'm looking forward to getting my mule up and running. You will want to pick up some K390 at some point, it is well worth it. K390 and 15v are on the top of my list :D hopefully right after SPY27 mule. Wonder if we'll see a 15v mule?🤔 I sure hope so! Personally, I hope they skip the...
by jpm2
Fri May 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strongest EDC Steel?
Replies: 46
Views: 2195

Re: Strongest EDC Steel?

It's a learning curve, which comes with experience. With each year of constant knife use, you'll get to know more and more what you need/want, and don't need/want. Balance is King, every steel needs sharpening if it's used. With your PM2 and I assume s30v, you're already in advanced areas with knife...
by jpm2
Sat May 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening a Knife
Replies: 99
Views: 6011

Re: Sharpening a Knife

That said I’m fairly idle and use the stones dry but Windex does make a noticeable difference and works just as well on diamonds. :) I'm with Cambertree, I'm not keen on inhaling steel dust, so I may try both water & Windex to see how I like them. Is your avatar photo real? Do kangaroos hop around ...
by jpm2
Fri May 15, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet care
Replies: 11
Views: 668

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
Thu May 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet care
Replies: 11
Views: 668

Re: Maxamet care

I don't do anything special with maxamet, or any other non stainless blade. Just use it, clean it, dry it.

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by jpm2
Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 62
Views: 5494

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

I wonder what its net worth is, how much $$$ in ad revenue, paid memberships, sales income, etc that site brings in per year.
Vastly different than this site, complete opposites I'd say.
Probably has no effect on how it's run....
by jpm2
Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)
Replies: 100
Views: 4344

Re: Spyderco Face Mask

If Spyderco were to make a mask, it should be void of material outside a real spider outline, maybe with a couple legs as ear straps.

This mask thing is very contrary to human health, but that's a different subject. :mad:
by jpm2
Mon May 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?
Replies: 56
Views: 2344

Re: Which Spyderco is your Gentleman folder?

There is definitely some disparity on what a “gentleman’s folder” actually is. Rightly or wrongly I see it as a knife that you could carry at a black tie gala function or a board meeting of a publicly listed company ... it’s functional jewellery like an elegant watch. It goes with a very good suit,...
by jpm2
Sun May 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folding Mule Team?
Replies: 20
Views: 2080

Re: Folding Mule Team?

It's a shame so many are not interested in a slip joint mule. To fully test the limits of a blade steel, I have to use it on the job, where it's subjected to harsh environments and used in harsh ways, unique to my work. What works at my job is a walk in the park at home and elsewhere, but the opposi...
by jpm2
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 4171

Re: I want a Sage 5 in a premium steel!!!

Good luck everyone, I've been wanting a sage 1 in m4 for a long time.
by jpm2
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chipped Some Rex 45, here it is at 30x and 60x.
Replies: 25
Views: 2362

Re: Chipped Some Rex 45, here it is at 30x and 60x.

I sharpen nicks like that out of my blades all the time, including rex45. Rex is among the most damage resistant I've used. Damage to me can be chip/roll/dulling... whatever requires sharpening.
by jpm2
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Straight razor shaving
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: Straight razor shaving

I'm starting to figure out this straight razor shaving.
It appears proper honing, stropping, angle, direction, and pressure all play a role in getting a close, smooth, no-nick, no-tug, irritation free shave.
by jpm2
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 8212

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? ……... Yes - K390, 4V, Maxamet 2) Did you put a handle on it? ………. Yes, all of them 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? ………. Made leather scabbards 4) Did you test the performance of your Mule? ………. Yes, edge stability to failure on all of them, many ti...
by jpm2
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: custom base for sharpmaker
Replies: 67
Views: 3932

Re: custom base for sharpmaker

I'll take one.

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