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by weeping minora
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica point styles
Replies: 23
Views: 1403

Re: Delica point styles

I personally don’t care... makes each one unique in my book. I had a sage 1 that was the thickest spydie ive ever laid eyes on for an FFG blade.... I try not to let it bug me but sometimes my neuroticism gets the best of me. Like say I get two identical para 2’s at the same time in the same steel, ...
by weeping minora
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Got a couple Cruwear Delicas and they have Sal's makers mark on the blade. When did this start?
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Got a couple Cruwear Delicas and they have Sal's makers mark on the blade. When did this start?

This appears to be the very first iteration of Sal including his mark on a Delica that has been released. A month or two prior saw the M390 exclusive, which did not feature his mark. As far as the color/non-marked CW Delicas go, I believe these are merely as seen only in mock-up photos; before the d...
by weeping minora
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16885

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

This is for Wartstein. Clearly I love the Stretch and have backups of each, these are my users excepting the early Hunter and the Krayton combo blade, hard to come by good ones at a reasonable price. Very shocked how well the Krayton inlays hold up this till very day, good job Sal!. Out of all the ...
by weeping minora
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica point styles
Replies: 23
Views: 1403

Re: Delica point styles

To my eyes, in this photo at least, the differences seem to be in the overall belly profile and not in the tip. Could really just be a miscommunication due to the GITD possibly not as straightened comparative to the gray, but it looks like the gray D4 has a wider, straighter profile after the tip ex...
by weeping minora
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 1263

Re: Sharpies

Been using an Industrial Super Permanent Ink Sharpie that was handed to me about a month back which I carry with me for work purposes in a scabbard (not on me). Seems true to specs so far and holds ink in abrasive and wet conditions. Time will tell just how well, but it hasn't turned that "purple" h...
by weeping minora
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16885

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

I've been pleasantly surprised by my VG10 Police LW. I always liked the steel but I swear this Police is holding an edge longer than my Police 3 did. Maybe they are running it a bit harder these days? Or maybe sharpening the two knives differently is the cause? I ran a polished, convexed edge on my...
by weeping minora
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Superior Delica
Replies: 131
Views: 6325

Re: The Superior Delica

Two recent threads, one by Hobnob called Smile, it’s a Delica, and another by Tabo called Delica GITD FRN, made me pull out my Delicas. Upon doing so I got to wondering why I ever needed to buy another knife ? Every time something new comes along that seems to be a better solution I consider buying...
by weeping minora
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 127
Views: 11024

Re: HRC Database

Kyle8734 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Had two knives tested a while back by Kurt-
Delica M390- 61.4 and 61.8
Urban AEB-L- 59.1 and 59.3
Curious to see what other numbers might be out there for the M390 Delica. Respectable numbers here that seem to be dismissed because it's not 62(+) :rolleyes:.
by weeping minora
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

I should have made my opening post more clear. I am not concerned with a weight saving and I use the "lightweight" moniker because I see it being synonymous with any model released in FRN/FRCP. With the weight being very light as it is for such a large blade in it's current format, I see no valid "p...
by weeping minora
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

Hard pass on that one. Will pay more for a round handle or something special done with it. But not interested in frcp. I'd much prefer to go up in materials than down. I own and Spyderco makes enough frn/frcp knives to last 5 lifetimes. Valid opinion of course, but for me FRN / FRCP IS a step UP in...
by weeping minora
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 1029

Native Chief Lightweight

Dear Sal & Co., are there any plans down the pipeline for a Native Chief Lightweight version? With a Police 4 Lightweight currently inbound, this sparked my interest. My dislike for the G-10 construction was the only reason I waited until now to pick up a P4, although I've loved the design since it ...
by weeping minora
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2805

Re: Cruwear ?

I find CPM Cruwear very akin to the V-Toku2 claims as a "sharpeners steel". Gets stupid, sticky sharp very easily and will keep that stupid sharpness with a simple honing on a ceramic (~2000 grit) rod. In fact, I've only experienced HAP40 producing this feel of sharpness in my personal experiences, ...
by weeping minora
Wed May 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 4v is 65hrc
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Spyderco 4v is 65hrc

Interesting; Spyderco (or distributor requests) seem to be pushing their higher end steels in sprint runs to higher hardness as of the past 6ish months. Would be more interested if they didn't feel the need to coat all their exclusives (St. Nick's). Cheers for the info Pelagic!
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 521

Re: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?

If a certain area of the edge needs more love, I'll attenuate my focus to that specific area a little more, though I will always continue to sharpen the entire bevel to keep uniformity in shape and edge angle. Arnold Schwarzenegger once mentioned that he used to work both sides of one muscle group t...
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 131
Views: 15303

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Other than the MAssdrop Delica & Endura; which other Spyderco knives have been offered in SG2 steel? CG AFAIK, this run of the D4 and E4 are the only offered models in SG2. There was a discrepancy in funding the source of raw steel needed for the original idea of a G-10 sprint in SG-2, so the produ...
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 131
Views: 15303

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Having received my Delica a few days ago; I'll post some findings I've had regarding the steel performance. Sharpening: SG2 seems to sharpen a bit slower than VG-10, though only just. It still sharpens very quickly, but has an added benefit of being highly conservative to steel waste in doing so; i...
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1776

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

I think there is a misunderstanding between the G-10 being the sole issue for the complete "$75" upcharge, because those are some THIN G-10 slabs. Comparing the treatment of ZDP-189 and HAP40 to K390 is the biggest factor for the price increase, IMO. If you look at the hardness that Seki (and Moki)...
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 110
Views: 2920

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

I'll be full of myself for once and rest my case with a quote from my post:

"...I see S30V/35VN as just as premium or super of a steel that seem to get this kind of wrap from many folks, which don't seem to be able to justify the means of inferiority it holds vs any other steel :confused:"
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1776

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

I think there is a misunderstanding between the G-10 being the sole issue for the complete "$75" upcharge, because those are some THIN G-10 slabs. Comparing the treatment of ZDP-189 and HAP40 to K390 is the biggest factor for the price increase, IMO. If you look at the hardness that Seki (and Moki)...
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 110
Views: 2920

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

I love s30v and own and use many knives that have it. I see the two biggest complaints about it being that it is still called a ‘super steel’ or ‘premium steel’ and the other complaint being when Spyderco makes an expensive model and use s30v. These issues really don’t bother me, I love it regardle...

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