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by knivesandbooks
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discoloration and other Cosmetic Imperfections in knives: What will you tolerate or not tolerate?
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Discoloration and other Cosmetic Imperfections in knives: What will you tolerate or not tolerate?

Whew! Been awhile since I've posted. Been on a traditional kick. Still owning/using my Spydies. The only thing that I can't stand is blade play. A lil up and down on a backlock is okay, but the side to side play kills a knife for me. The only time I'll accept it is if it is a pinned knife AND I've u...
by knivesandbooks
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Esee CL1 Cleaver
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Esee CL1 Cleaver

You can get quite a variety of nice knives for $100...
by knivesandbooks
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is anything truly indestructible/unbreakable?
Replies: 28
Views: 437

Re: Is anything truly indestructible/unbreakable?

Play dough, perhaps. ;)
by knivesandbooks
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave
Replies: 45
Views: 1003

Re: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave

Nope. No interest in that one.
High height hollow, maybe.
by knivesandbooks
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pioneer X
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Pioneer X

I keep meaning to get one of those. Still love my Electrician
by knivesandbooks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: At what point does a collection become clutter...???
Replies: 28
Views: 519

Re: At what point does a collection become clutter...???

MichaelScott wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:08 am
If you can’t recite everything that’s in your collection then it’s likely not a collection.
Ugh you're right. Looks like it is time to start selling.
by knivesandbooks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: At what point does a collection become clutter...???
Replies: 28
Views: 519

Re: At what point does a collection become clutter...???

Here is a knife collection question for you all, infact: If a person has a number of knives and some are kept in boxes with the original packing materials, do they have to periodically take the knife or knives out, whether they be fixed or folder, and check them for signs of rust, or, if they are k...
by knivesandbooks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-Toku2 vs HAP40 vs VG10 vs ZDP189
Replies: 26
Views: 923

Re: V-Toku2 vs HAP40 vs VG10 vs ZDP189

I have both and prefer hap40. V-toku sharpens like most other simpler carbon steels. Hap40 is easy to sharpen too but I find it to be a great steel for toughness and edge holding. I've only ever had one spot on hap40 too, fwiw. Both will take your low angles just fine. You'd get a better toothy edg...
by knivesandbooks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-Toku2 vs HAP40 vs VG10 vs ZDP189
Replies: 26
Views: 923

Re: V-Toku2 vs HAP40 vs VG10 vs ZDP189

I have both and prefer hap40. V-toku sharpens like most other simpler carbon steels. Hap40 is easy to sharpen too but I find it to be a great steel for toughness and edge holding. I've only ever had one spot on hap40 too, fwiw. Both will take your low angles just fine. You'd get a better toothy edge...
by knivesandbooks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Chaparral is a large knife
Replies: 54
Views: 1673

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Geez, Michael is that GEC a two finger grip!? Funny seeing the Chap look like a large knife! It is actually a nice three-finger grip. I lost two Dragonflies that were clipped to my pocket. The final DF I had was clipless with a simple para cord fob I made. It stayed in my pocket. Just got my blue b...
by knivesandbooks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steel!
Replies: 51
Views: 1357

Re: Favorite steel!

Well heat treated 1095 brings me a lot of joy. Easy to sharpen and does what I need it too. Peter's Heat Treat does a great job.

Last year and through now I've been really impressed by cru wear, cpm154, and hap40. Especially cpm154 and hap40. They sharpen beautifully. Still wanting to try 4v
by knivesandbooks
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Chaparral is a large knife
Replies: 54
Views: 1673

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

I was just carrying a lil Case Peanut today but then picked up a Delica to cut through some stuff and thought the same thing. Perspective changes happen so quickly.
by knivesandbooks
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Display Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Knife Display Recommendations

Larry_Mott wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:32 pm
IKEA Detolf. Had two before we got a huge cabinet to replace them
I like that! I don't like that shipping is $40 but I suppose that is inescapable. Around $100 to my door probably isn't terrible.
by knivesandbooks
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Display Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Knife Display Recommendations

Hey all. So, I'm getting some back pay next month. Not a ton but enough to get me excited. So, I wad thinking after I get that I might invest in a decent piece of knife display. Maybe a shadow box or something with glass to show off some of my fancy traditional, fixed blades, and ti knives when I'm ...
by knivesandbooks
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1261
Views: 198304

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Buddies!

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by knivesandbooks
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the most general use Spyderco blade steel in your opinion?
Replies: 47
Views: 1167

Re: What is the most general use Spyderco blade steel in your opinion?

I agree with Michael on those steels. They're very well rounded. I will add LC200n to the list as I've found that it uses and sharpens much like vg10.

For blade shapes from Spyderco, the leaf shape is king in my opinion. They do a wharncluffe exceptionally as well.
by knivesandbooks
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "others" are in the mail?
Replies: 134
Views: 32457

Re: What "others" are in the mail?

I had a pretty good tax return. Can't wait for that beautiful, Manbug sized GEC #06. Blue bone, coke bottle shape, and wharnie check a lot of my boxes. The second one, a Katz, was pretty expensive as far as a factory made traditional goes. Really just bought it to have a higher end stockman in stain...
by knivesandbooks
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About that big thing that happened...
Replies: 79
Views: 3251

Re: About that big thing that happened...

I thought the big issue was what came out about Benchmade's political donations.

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips ... cycle=2018

I'm staying neutral. No strong opinions tbh.
by knivesandbooks
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first Spyderco
Replies: 21
Views: 479

Re: My first Spyderco

I would do the Endura or Delica.
The Stretch 2 is a great one as well.
I'd skip the Military and PM2 at first and go for something slicier. The Kapara seems great.
The Police 4 is sick but the k390 on it can be a handleful.

I'd start with one of the Japanese frn models.
by knivesandbooks
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1261
Views: 198304

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

https://66.media.tumblr.com/5bd0072da36a975239b384ac3eaccc94/tumblr_pmzxihNtOu1r9gta1_1280.jpg Nice! Just ordered a Northfield trim of that same pattern. How to those Northwoods cut with the saber grind? I've never spent the additional premium on those becuase I'm unsure of the saber in use. But I ...

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