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by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will there ever be
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: Will there ever be

Sustain is CPM 20CV
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

If it were possible here in NZ, I might think about it.
I used to do 15 Kgs when I started the process in 2006, but that foundry has since closed.

I am not a super steel follower, and if something works, why would I try and fix it?
I am not against progress, just old school I guess?
by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

No, only 440C because it works.
The process needs 120 kgs of steel each time I cast.
And I am not doing anymore batches, anymore.
Sorry.
by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

I "borrowed" Bloke's image...
Bad paint job, but the idea is there?
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by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

There is a "thing" that I have been doing on recent knives, called a "Gravity Drop." It "lowers" the edge, so that you can sharpen for years without the ricasso getting in the way. It means that you can cut on a flat surface, and the whole edge touches the cutting board etc. Here is an example... gr...
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

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.
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

Re: Records.

NAD and AR gear...and just under 400 records at the moment. Had over 1000, but I sold a bunch over the years, as they were dupes and sometimes trips. :)

A sealed copy of Yellow Brick Road, and a sealed copy of the White Album are my most valuable.
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

I like the design, size, ergonomics, steel... none of that was an issue for me. The main stopper was the 6mm blade stock thickness. I just don't need/want a knife that thick and heavy. Was that thickness necessary for casting 440C? Can you cast 440C in a thinner stock? Capt I will not be doing any ...
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

Have a look here... The arrow shows where the edge begins... Click on the image to make it bigger, and you will see the dendritic pattern on the blade. serrata 15.jpg Hi Stuart, Is your website down? I'm getting directed to cheap Air Jordan shoes. Sorry, I closed it down last year due to lack of fu...
by Stuart Ackerman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

I, of course, based in the Southern most part of the universe, am unable to get to any Seconds Sale. If I had a Seconds Serrata, I would remove the scales, cut, enlarge and paste the handle by maybe an inch, using judicious welding, and create a Yablanowitz-Serrata. :) Is there anyone near you who c...
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

I SEE the problem!!!!!

Remind me to never challenge you on anything you say or do! :)
by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

Have a look here...
The arrow shows where the edge begins...

Click on the image to make it bigger, and you will see the dendritic pattern on the blade.
serrata 15.jpg
by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

The main difference in my models and the Spyderco version, is that the edge in mine is in a more secure place. The scales drop right down to the ricasso part behind the edge, and the edge only begins around a half inch forward of the handle area. Still, if you have large hands, the ergos might still...
by Stuart Ackerman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 33
Views: 1004

Re: Serrata

Thanks David for the review. It seems that folk on the Interwebs see 440C and go "ho hum... " investment casting makes it way better at the edge. I have David Boye to thank for his pioneering experimental work in seeing if 440C could be made "toothy" through investment casting. I have being very ple...
by Stuart Ackerman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: Spyderco Centofante and other Sub-3MM Blades: Afraid of breakage or no?

In the wild west days, most folk were using thin blades and not breaking them.
Worry not, and have fun.
by Stuart Ackerman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Year Of Our Lord 1969
Replies: 96
Views: 10694

Re: The Year Of Our Lord 1969

I was 9 years old. My family was suposed to go to Lorenzo Marques for a holiday, but we did not have the right injections for the most common tropical diseases and so we went to the Kruger National Park instead. Saw my first set of Big Five, and loved the bush ever since. BTW, six years later the ci...
by Stuart Ackerman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This must change: VG10 and H1 to be used outside of Japan. What can Spyderco do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1278

Re: This must change: VG10 and H1 to be used outside of Japan. What can Spyderco do?

I managed a few years ago to get some VG10, from a Japanese fella that wanted one of my knives. I offered N690, it's close relative. and he produced some VG10 in 3mm plate...paperwork and sales slip attached. I made quite a few knives from the plate, and have one knife left. I cannot tell the differ...
by Stuart Ackerman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best song lyrics
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Best song lyrics

Albatross by Judy Collins from the album Wildflowers The lady comes to the gate dressed in lavender and leather Looking North to the sea she finds the weather fine She hears the steeple bells ringing through the orchard All the way from town She watches seagulls fly Silver on the ocean stitching thr...
by Stuart Ackerman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: David Boye Cobalt Knives: any thoughts?
Replies: 28
Views: 514

Re: David Boye Cobalt Knives: any thoughts?

I did the Serrata series, because of David's pioneering work with 440C. I have been really happy with my knives( and Spyderco's) slicing and dicing. :) Some recent "converts" have expressed regretting not get a Serrata sooner. Larrin might have tested a Spydie, so hopefully he will pipe up? If I cou...

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