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by JD Spydo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lanskey sharpener
Replies: 14
Views: 128

Re: Lanskey sharpener

Lansky has produced some sharpening tools that I personally own and use and have had good results with. But to be up front none of Lansky's sharpening tools compare with Spyderco's 204 Sharpmaker kit. If you want to skip all the comparisons and experimentation of using a wide array of different shar...
by JD Spydo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite horror movies?
Replies: 101
Views: 1177

Re: Favorite horror movies?

We've been speaking a lot of the 1960s/1970s era of horror movies. There is one very big horror movie that had a huge satanic theme to it>> I'm speaking of "Rosemary's Baby". I saw that movie only a couple of months after it was released. Now I was just a teenager when I first saw it and it truly ga...
by JD Spydo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite non-Salt Spyderedge knife
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Favorite non-Salt Spyderedge knife

I've come to totally agree with EVIL D's discovery that serrated Spyders with a Full Flat Grind for whatever reason seem to cut better than serrated Spyders with other types of grinds. Probably one exception to that I will declare is my Spyderedge C-60 Ayoob model. My old fixed blade TEMPERANCE 1 mo...
by JD Spydo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes

Axes designed to chop down trees are designed differently from those meant for splitting kindling, or even carpentry. For real splitting of firewood the maul was always preferable for me. I heated a house through the winter with wood one year in Michigan and it takes a lot of wood to get through th...
by JD Spydo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Xceptnl"
Replies: 12
Views: 76

Happy Birthday "Xceptnl"

Our good Brother "Xcepnl" is enjoying his Birthday today and celebrating another year on the planet. A great Spyderville contributor and just a great guy all the way around. So let's wish "Xceptnl" a very Happy Birthday today. Happy Birthday Landon!!! :cool: :spyder:
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?
Replies: 39
Views: 850

Re: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?

That's easy!! My M390 Military is tops in that regard. When I get that M390 blade super sharp and finish it with a Spyderco Ultra-Fine 302 Benchstone I don't even have to use a sawing motion. It just slices into even smooth plastic like a laser beam. Second to that one is my old TEMPERANCE 1 model w...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes

The Fiskars hatchet is a good inexpensive tool that will accomplish most camp chopping chores. But the Gransfors Bruks hatchets are far superior. I was lucky and picked mine up for around $70 before they got popular. Best hatchet I've ever owned. I also use a 2Hawks Tomahawk as a light camp axe if ...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite horror movies?
Replies: 101
Views: 1177

Re: Favorite horror movies?

I like the first two Alien movies, especially the second one, Aliens. IMO, that's one of the few instances of a sequel outdoing the original. No doubt Kubrick was a great director. After seeing A Clockwork Orange, that is my favorite Kubrick movie. I thought The Shining was okay, but not as good as...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Re: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes

I have a medium sized Fiskars axe that works great. When I get it shaving sharp, I can easily lop through 3 inch branches in one blow. I'd love to have a Gransfors Bruks axe but they're not cheap. (Says the guy who routinely spends $100+ on pocketknives. :rolleyes: ) I've seen a lot of those FISKAR...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 330

Re: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?

I hadn’t considered hawkbill pattern or reverse recurve blades. seems like the Gauntlet system would work really well for that! Actually I've found that the stones out of the old 1990s Spyderco GALLEY V sharpening kit to be better than about anything else I've been able to use for sharpening the ti...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 330

Re: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?

There is one part of a knife blade that I'm always looking for better methods of sharpening and I'm speaking of the "tips" of knife blades. Especially the tips on Hawkbills and Reverse S blades can be quite challenging. I take the job of tip sharpening really seriously because many times a super sha...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 45
Views: 509

Re: Records.

JD Budgie..Never turn your back on a friend... The song "Parents" is one of all time favourites... Tony Bourge using a Gibson 335... and a lotta talent. Yeah I had 3 of the Budgie albums at one time. The Brits had a lot of great groups that for whatever reason never really took off here in the USA ...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Survival Hardware?
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Survival Hardware?

I have that tool that Mako linked to. It is stout as can be and made of S7 shock steel. Not overly well balanced but it smashes things pretty good and can cut heavy wire and such without damage. One thing to remember about any combo tool is that while they have a place they are compromises and will...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes
Replies: 15
Views: 158

Axes, Hathcets & Camp Axes

This is a topic that Brother Crux inspired me to do. On my Survival Hardware thread he put up a pictures of a really nice couple of high end axes. One of them was made by CRKT and the other looked like some type of tradesman's ax. Now in the past 5 years especially you can't pick up any knife public...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite horror movies?
Replies: 101
Views: 1177

Re: Favorite horror movies?

Also concerning the horror movies of the 70s/80s is that there were many sequels to some of those movies. Even the EXORCIST had a sequel to it>> although it was a let down from the first one. I think it's fair to say that Stephen King truly changed the horror genre to a large degree during that time...
by JD Spydo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1422
Views: 290320

Re: What are you listening to?

That's most interesting EXTRA because that was the same year I got see the reincarnation of Jethro Tull here in KC. However at that time the only original band members were Ian Anderson and lead guitarist Martin Lancelot Barre>> who I've said for years that he was one of the most underappreciated gu...
by JD Spydo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1422
Views: 290320

Re: What are you listening to?

Some of the older bands you all put up like BADFINGER for instance really brings back memories. I used to have their "No Dice" LP and played the hell out of it. I heard that 2 members of the band committed suicide about a year ago. The entire band got screwed over by crooked managers. It was the BEA...
by JD Spydo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Machete recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1136

Re: Machete recommendations

I picked up a 3v machete for my spring trail work this year. Having fun trying it out. It's really interesting to me how much better performance I'm getting out of the 3v, in terms of holding an edge and reducing arm fatigue. I don't think it's really worth paying for (you can always just field sha...
by JD Spydo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The one knife worth breaking my rule
Replies: 42
Views: 891

Re: The one knife worth breaking my rule

Currently is the Smock. It has everything I like to see. Solid manly blade, ultra quick deployment even with multiple techniques (spydiehole flicking included!), safe and super smooth unlocking mechanism, anti-lightweight construction, premium scales material. Now, I own the Szabo folder holding th...
by JD Spydo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 103
Views: 1468

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

Well I've got a similar testimony but not with S30V. My go-to blade steel and the Spyders I find myself using the most are my VG-10 units. Now I'm a big fan of many of Crucible's blade steels but S30V isn't one of their blade steels I'm really high on. It's predecessor 440V ( S60V) is one of my favo...

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