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by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re: Spydercos beginnings
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Re: Spydercos beginnings

Strive for excellence, not mediocrity: which is another word for "good enough"...
by Stuart Ackerman
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco x Vanquest Envoy-13 Messenger Bag
Replies: 26
Views: 1779

Re: Spyderco x Vanquest Envoy-13 Messenger Bag

I really like this...
Another item on list, methinks...
by Stuart Ackerman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Dare I say it.....wharncliffe Police????

If Mr Jannich designed the blade profile, methinks that folk would grab one? :)
by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 49
Views: 3720

Re: 2019 seconds sale

THIS time around, I have a willing forum member who is going to hopefully "score" a few types for me...
by Stuart Ackerman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Idea of a DREAM HAWKBILL folder?
Replies: 39
Views: 1777

Re: Your Idea of a DREAM HAWKBILL folder?

Comp lock.
Checkered 18 lines per inch Micarta in any colour, as long as it is canvas...
Serrated VG10 or H1 / LC200N blade
by Stuart Ackerman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: RIP Pete Gerber
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: RIP Pete Gerber

RIP Mr Gerber...
I will dig out all my Gerbers, and raise a toast with a drop or two of Glenmorangie...
Salud!
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Serrata - tell me about it
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Re: The Serrata - tell me about it

I did, but lost most of them when my image hoster got a little silly with payments...

I do have the image, but in amongst a lot of stuff...
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Serrata - tell me about it
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Re: The Serrata - tell me about it

I have 4 TB of hard drives to go through...

Sal has a copy of the image, but that would be hard work for him, too.
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Serrata - tell me about it
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Re: The Serrata - tell me about it

Yes..
By using a electro confocal scanning microscope...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confocal_microscopy

I have a single image done for me by an owner of one of the first few Serratas.

I will find it.
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Serrata - tell me about it
Replies: 23
Views: 2483

Re: The Serrata - tell me about it

David...Thanks for the info regarding your personal thoughts.

I have made thinner Serratas, and yes, thinner is better for slicing.

Evil D...not serrated you say?
The edge IS serrated, just with very very very small teeth... :D :p
by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?
Replies: 92
Views: 4295

Re: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?

The Serrata is not using a special heat treat...it is the structure that has been altered by the casting, making the steel reform after casting in a crystaline pattern. The edge is micro serrated by the process, and so outperforms " standard" 440C...the structure is throughout the knife, so grinding...
by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 49
Views: 3720

Re: 2019 seconds sale

I asked this question last year, with no response. That is fine. Cest la vie... However, if anyone wants to assist me in obtaining any Seconds Compression Lock folder, regardless of type ( although a Yojimbo 2 would be best) that would be great... it will be worth your while... :) PM me if anyone wa...
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?
Replies: 92
Views: 4295

Re: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?

440C steel, the dendritic edition... :D
by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Efficiency of edge types
Replies: 41
Views: 1946

Re: Efficiency of edge types

JD On the subject of Survival Sharpening, I am putting together a random study of sharpening materials, natural and man-made. In my job, I have seen and used various types of abrasives, and that promped me to try as many as I could, on various steels and hardnesses. If someone starts a thread on Sur...
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very Sharp
Replies: 25
Views: 1058

Re: Very Sharp

When it comes to skinning: Hog's skin is thick and tough, so a touch up on the edge is to expected, more so than just a normal deer hide. If you are after a knife to pierce through the neck/chest area of a live hog, most sharp knives would do it. Just make sure you have full control of the blade. A ...
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stuff you made
Replies: 35
Views: 2346

Re: Stuff you made

A set called Quattro Serrata, bought by one person...

Top to bottom:
Stabilised Bog Oak
Butterscotch G10
Pakkawood
Stabilised Zebrano

Click on the image to enlarge it...
quattro serrata final.jpg
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 91
Views: 5970

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Some days ago I disassemble my Chief and there was some very minor corrosion on the backspacer. And that is linerless G10 and my screws are locktited..... Corrosion is a bit weird. Last year I made an experiment with my students and we had nails in different environments. The biggest surprised was ...
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Help With Spyderco Knife ID
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Please Help With Spyderco Knife ID

A resurrection of the "Q" would be great, unless the molds are gone? (:

Call it the "Re-Que... :)
by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill
Replies: 38
Views: 2044

Re: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill

CF would be a cost thing.
Micarta is tough, and hard to work with by hand when finishing it off, but it is my favourite scale material.

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