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by basedlarrydavid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 3404

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

What exactly is wrong with smoothing out carbides? While I'm largely a coarse grit sharpener, the grit finish you want according to the task you plan on accomplishing while taking the hardness of the matrix into account should far supersede this in my opinion. This has kinda been covered, but, ther...
by basedlarrydavid
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 3404

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

Admittedly, I just sort of scanned the OP and posts after it, but I got the jist I believe. Personally, I like to consider a bunch of factors in deciding the finish of the edge I achieve — carbide volume, cutting applications, aesthetics, abrasives, hardness, etc. Let’s take two of my recent favorit...
by basedlarrydavid
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 233
Views: 15617

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

I’m also hearing that it is a K390 PM2.

I’ve been waiting for this since I first discovered K390. My poor wallet is going to take a beating.
by basedlarrydavid
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 fans rejoice!
Replies: 128
Views: 9942

Re: K390 fans rejoice!

This pleases me.
by basedlarrydavid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 Patina Pics!
Replies: 30
Views: 2547

Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

That looks really awesome! What have you been cutting with that thing?! @ohioapexing, wow, that black/blue coloration does look great, especially with the weathered brown micarta. I'm curious too: what causes staining like that? I started using it roughly 2-3 months before the scales came in (I cus...
by basedlarrydavid
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 Patina Pics!
Replies: 30
Views: 2547

Re: Rex 45 Patina Pics!

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Here you go. The full album has a video (https://imgur.com/a/u5IeCXI). I also picked up a Millie in Rex 45 last week that is clean as a whistle. The process starts again.
by basedlarrydavid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Keeping Non Stainless Spyderco Steel Satin and Shiny/No Rust/No Patina?
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Keeping Non Stainless Spyderco Steel Satin and Shiny/No Rust/No Patina?

A patina can be difficult to avoid if you are actually going to use it. Rust is easier to avoid. In a somewhat related question I’ve been meaning to ask you for a while now, chemically/metallurgically speaking, what causes blue-hued patinas? For me, they come about when cutting berries and fatty pr...
by basedlarrydavid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polished or Toothy finishes
Replies: 46
Views: 1155

Re: Polished or Toothy finishes

As a sharpener/user, I enjoy both coarse(r) and polished edges. It largely depends on the steel, the intended cutting task, and in some instances, aesthetic value. However, I always, always, always go for a high degree of aggression/scary sharpness. Because I’ve got the tools to maintain such edges ...
by basedlarrydavid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Users, Collectors, and Social Media Madness
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: Users, Collectors, and Social Media Madness

Do users make up the main consumers of folders, fixed blades, ect, or is it the collector driven by exclusives and market scarcity. Could be wrong about this, but I would venture to guess that those who would be considered “users” are the main consumers of folders. I assume the knife market is very...
by basedlarrydavid
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clipitool K390 Blade?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Clipitool K390 Blade?

I think I’d like to see K390 on essentially every Spyderco model.
by basedlarrydavid
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 314
Views: 14374

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

sal wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Thanx Shawn,

Would you please email your exact tempering method? We're expecting a sample of 15V and we'd like to try to see if we can do that in production.

sal
This is why I’m on this forum. 👌🏻
by basedlarrydavid
Thu May 30, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Maxamet in stock!
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: PM2 Maxamet in stock!

I really need DLT Trading to get theirs in. I have some reward dollars burning a hole in my pocket.
by basedlarrydavid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 789
Views: 102917

Re: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Flizwit wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Paysan is coming!

Info? Where are you seeing that?
by basedlarrydavid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are benchstones covered under warranty?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Are benchstones covered under warranty?

So, I'm wanting to pick up an 8x3 Spyderco UF but I've heard numerous complaints of some of them not being flat at the time of purchase and having inconsistencies in the surface. In fact, I recently picked up a 6x1 UF (obviously not a Spyderco product -- this seller cuts them from the full-sized) an...
by basedlarrydavid
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Pivot screw stuck. And I mean STUCK. SOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 726

PM2 Pivot screw stuck. And I mean STUCK. SOS.

I picked up a Rex 45 PM2 a couple of months back and have carried and used it often. Unfortunately, the lock side pivot screw will NOT come out. I recently purchased some custom scales and was greatly looking forward to installing them, but I obviously will be unable to do so unless I'm able to take...
by basedlarrydavid
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steel!
Replies: 51
Views: 1709

Re: Favorite steel!

Historically: S90V. It isn’t as hard to sharpen as it is reputed to be. The carbide content makes for a beautifully aggressive edge and holds it forever. Recently: Rex 45, M4. For a long time, I was apprehensive to use anything prone to corrosion. This was a mistake. Future: I’ve got some K390 on th...
by basedlarrydavid
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Ultra Fine (benchstone): Dry, oil, or water?
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Spyderco Ultra Fine (benchstone): Dry, oil, or water?

Title is pretty much everything here. I understand it was designed for dry use, but practice sometimes supersedes design. I used it with water last night, I’m thinking this was suboptimal.

Discuss.
by basedlarrydavid
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 314
Views: 14374

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

I’m still over here begging for a 10V sprint and y’all are already in 2020 smh.
by basedlarrydavid
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Factory Sharpening Angle — does it vary by steel?
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: PM2 Factory Sharpening Angle — does it vary by steel?

The Mastiff wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:38 pm
LarryDavid, what are you using to measure the edges?

I’m using a Wixley digital angle gauge in conjunction with my Edge Pro. I adjust the angle setting until my stone contacts the entire bevel, then get a reading with the gauge.
by basedlarrydavid
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 — intentions behind design?
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Native 5 — intentions behind design?

I recently picked up an S90V/CF Native 5. I had yet to own a native and was surprised by the thickness behind the edge. I took it to 17.5 degrees (roughly factory) and 0.25 micron on the strops. I used it to break down a few boxes and was surprised by how much it resisted push cutting cardboard. The...

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