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by Gerard Breuker
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 15th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 6809

Re: Invitation to the 15th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2019

Wonderful to see how fast everyone is sending mail.
by Gerard Breuker
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 13th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12913

Re: Invitation to the 13th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2017

The day before is almost as exciting as the day itself. Sometimes the 13th is just another lucky number.
by Gerard Breuker
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 13th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12913

Re: Invitation to the 13th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year again.
by Gerard Breuker
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 12th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2016
Replies: 39
Views: 6083

Re: Invitation to the 12th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2016

E-mail sent.

Hope to meet you all again in february

Gerard
by Gerard Breuker
Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Share Your Sharpening Advice - The Catch-All Thread!
Replies: 76
Views: 11246

Re: Share Your Sharpening Advice - The Catch-All Thread!

Get to know the system(s) you are using. Strong points and limitations.
Keep a few knives around to practice on before trying to sharpen your holy grail.
by Gerard Breuker
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker for scissors
Replies: 11
Views: 8289

Re: Sharpmaker for scissors

Did a few for my wife who uses them for quilting. Had better results with a bit higher quality scissors.
Had to use both brain cells but if she is happy I am not complaining.
by Gerard Breuker
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening Specialized Spyderco Blades
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: Sharpening Specialized Spyderco Blades

It is always hard to admit a bit of cheating. For knives like the Kris I use the WE with just the corners of the stones accepting slightly different angles along the edge. Afterwards I just use the Sharpmaker to keep it sharp for a while. Same procedure for recurves. Never did the Captain or the Dod...
by Gerard Breuker
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DPS Angles for popular Spyderco knives?
Replies: 4
Views: 2279

Re: DPS Angles for popular Spyderco knives?

I doubt the variety in angles between specific knives or models is by design.
So I don't think maintaining the original angles offers any special benefits over re-profiling apart from removing the least amount of steel to keep them sharp.
by Gerard Breuker
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could only carry one?
Replies: 70
Views: 14507

Re: If you could only carry one?

CF ZDP-189 Stretch

Even though I can carry about a 100 other knives it has been my main EDC for years and I doubt it will ever stop being my main EDC.
by Gerard Breuker
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Delica4 "too perfect"?
Replies: 62
Views: 13209

Re: Is the Delica4 "too perfect"?

I like to believe there are thousands out there that did just that and if they ever lose it they will buy another. Maybe bought a Sharpmaker at some point. Gifted some to family and friends and lived happily ever after knowing their knife needs fulfilled. Didn't happen to me obviously. At least not ...
by Gerard Breuker
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Spyderco Midtechs
Replies: 66
Views: 10259

Re: Proposal: Spyderco Midtechs

It seems to me it would be a deviation from the core philosophy of the company to make the best working knives. I am also not sure that there would be a high demand for knives at for instance $800 MSRP with polished blades and golden stand offs.
by Gerard Breuker
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This place needs a revamp
Replies: 92
Views: 13851

Re: This place needs a revamp

It has happened before and it will happen again that someone or some people try to disrupt this excellent forum and things get heated for a while. I guess there still is an ignore button somewhere. Otherwise you can just try to remember you don't have to take the obvious bait. Being completely ignor...
by Gerard Breuker
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problems Sharpening Sage 1 with Sharpmaker
Replies: 28
Views: 13372

Re: Problems Sharpening Sage 1 with Sharpmaker

First step to solving your problem is knowing what you are actually doing now and why what you are doing now isn't sharpening your knife. Using a sharpie and preferably some magnification should be able to tell you where the rod hits the edge if at all. Staying on the brown rods on 20 dps should eve...
by Gerard Breuker
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Warranty Void Question: Why no Disassembly Allowed?
Replies: 82
Views: 17470

Re: Warranty Void Question: Why no Disassembly Allowed?

Voiding your warranty by disassembling your knife, failing to reassemble it properly and sending it in is still the only way to get the official hand signed "You are an idiot" Spyderco sticker. An absolute collectors item and well worth voiding your warranty to begin with. Disassembling your knife i...
by Gerard Breuker
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: deciding factors on which knife to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: deciding factors on which knife to buy

I used to buy knives mainly based on design. Just to find out what the knife was about. It left me with many knives I like but rarely if ever use. Nowadays I buy only a few knives a year and try to focus on knives that are different form the ones I have and I will at least try to carry and use. So p...
by Gerard Breuker
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K2 Full Review - A week after
Replies: 40
Views: 13038

Re: K2 Review - A week after

Every good review ends with a little blood, Well done.
Factory edges are hard to compare and not that relevant IMO.
by Gerard Breuker
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pricing...huh?
Replies: 83
Views: 19832

Re: Pricing...huh?

I remember from a discussion during an Amsterdam meet that contouring handles can increase the price significantly. Not sure if it is the only reason for difference in price between these models but it could very well be. It is also at least one of the reasons some other models are relatively more e...
by Gerard Breuker
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Legendary "IN HOUSE" Blade Designs
Replies: 36
Views: 7210

Re: Spyderco's Legendary "IN HOUSE" Blade Designs

The in house designs are iconic modern pocket knives. I always liked the almost forgotten Renegade and Blackhawk, would like to see a Sprint of these two classics. Especially the Renegade is still an awesome design that in my completely biased opinion deserves a modernized comeback. Hourglass pocket...
by Gerard Breuker
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why do I almost always choose a 3" EDC blade?
Replies: 52
Views: 14655

Re: Why do I almost always choose a 3" EDC blade?

3.5 inch as I prefer the size of the handle that comes with it.

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