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by tjsblade
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?
Replies: 42
Views: 1436

Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Not carrying anything different but certainly having lots of new found time to sharpen. Between folders and kitchen knives I've managed to bring about 12 blades so far back to hair whittling sharp. Probably about 1/3 of the knives in my house but all my favourites.
by tjsblade
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5056
Views: 484764

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Gayle Bradley 2 in stock at Blades Canada too. Hard to find anywhere. I got one a couple of weeks ago.
by tjsblade
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 411
Views: 44459

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

I've bought from them a couple of times. I live in Canada but still internet sale and shipped. Both good experiences and yes all legit.
Just got a GB2 a couple of weeks ago.
by tjsblade
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Gayle Bradley

I just picked up a LNIB Gayle Bradley 1 off the secondary market and a new Gayle Bradley 2 from a retailer here in Canada who still has stock. I plan on only keeping the one I prefer most. Have had the #2 for a couple of weeks just to fondle it. The #1 I won't get till next weekend. I hope I don't l...
by tjsblade
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 175
Views: 10628

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

From ones I have tried.

CPM M4 (love the sticky edge it takes, lasts, easy to sharpen)
CPM Cruwear (takes a good edge, easy to sharpen, fairly resistant to staining / rust)
K390 (I think this is going to be my 3rd but haven't used it as much as the others to know for sure)
by tjsblade
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 411
Views: 44459

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

I really appreciate the pics and info. The "issues" seem really nothing for a pocket knife. Unless maybe it is just to put behind glass and be admired.
This to me is really a great deal !!
by tjsblade
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 fans rejoice!
Replies: 128
Views: 10402

Re: K390 fans rejoice!

Delica in k390 please.
by tjsblade
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 K390 Ranger green from BBS!
Replies: 101
Views: 10101

Re: Para 3 K390 Ranger green from BBS!

Awesome.
by tjsblade
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 233
Views: 16263

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

I'm trying my best not to buy this hoping to hear something firm about a Para 3 with the same configuration.
by tjsblade
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 250
Views: 15460

Re: Cru-wear Delica

I noticed that my Cruwear Delica is developing a patina quite a bit faster than any of my Golden Cruwear models are. Under basically the same conditions and care. I wonder if the heat treat protocol is is slightly different between Seki and Golden? Anyone else notice this? https://i.imgur.com/0rrJV...
by tjsblade
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2275

Re: To M4 or not to M4...

No. While I don't have anything in Rex45, I really love the way m4 sharpens and performs. One of my favorites.
by tjsblade
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 233
Views: 16263

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

Is the Bento Box announcement not a Para 2 in Elmax with Foliage Green G10 ? That is what I see on their website showing as not in stock but a link to the FB and IG pictures shown in the first post of this thread?? I'm confused ... Maybe an old listing? I've never purchased there nor really visited ...
by tjsblade
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 175
Views: 10628

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

CPM M4
PD#1 / Cruwear
K390

I tend to like the tool steels. I just find I can get them sticky sharp and I like the look of a natural patina to me is just an aesthetic bonus. The Cru-wear seems pretty stain resistant though even with very little care.
by tjsblade
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a Mule in PD#1
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Thinking about a Mule in PD#1

I've been using a PD#1 mule in the kitchen for about 4 months. I certainly have other knives that are made specifically for kitchen duties but having it in the same location as my kitchen knives reminds me to use it regularly. Overall I'm really liking it. It is surprisingly stain / corrosion resist...
by tjsblade
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 233
Views: 16263

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

I definitely like the steel and handle color. For me a Para 3 gets a lot more pocket time. Wonder if that model will get this combination also.
by tjsblade
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edge retention, real use, edge damage
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Edge retention, real use, edge damage

I like a balance between ease of touch up and holding a working edge. Ive found either M4 or Cru-wear are my preferred steels for this right now. My edc folders in either of those steels get far more pocket time then anything else in have.
by tjsblade
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 CF M4
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Para 3 CF M4

I'd personally love this model and have been patiently waiting to see if one would come. M4 is my favorite all around steel and a Para 3 is almost always in my pocket. I have the Blade hq version in Jade G10 but would prefer a peelply CF version.
by tjsblade
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutest knife that I ever bought
Replies: 15
Views: 909

Re: Cutest knife that I ever bought

In 2012 I bought my first Spyderco. It was an original version Chaparral in G10/CF and with S30v blade. Never used it a lot as it turned in to my "dress up" knife but it led me to eventually sell off all the other manufacturers that I owned and keep an ever rotating collection of Spyderco models. St...
by tjsblade
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What angle do you sharpen at?
Replies: 19
Views: 917

Re: What angle do you sharpen at?

Usually 15 dps on most Spyderco folders which run the gamut of steels (M4, Cru-wear, S110v, Maxamet, etc.) except VG10 I do 17 dps. I add a 20 dps microbevel on some that are harder use. My kitchen knives are various quality steel Japanese pieces. Angle depends on style. Petty, Santoku, Gyoto, betwe...

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