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by Wartstein
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN CQI
Replies: 25
Views: 1546

Re: Chaparral FRN CQI

This is the issue with my original. The wire clip doesn't sit as deep in the frn as my other wire clipped Spydies. The grooves are not as deep so the clip ends ride above flush. My others are all flush. So the cqi was a real good move, I guess... :) (though I personally don't have issues with the c...
by Wartstein
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 49
Views: 2960

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

( EDIT : To be precise: Whenever I am talking about that the shoulders of the secondary grind are higher up on the blade on a sabre grind than on a full flat grind , of course I mean on blades with the exact same height and the exact same blade stock and the exact same edge angle. So taking an Endur...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Sprint Runs? It's Time Has Come
Replies: 38
Views: 2482

Re: Spyderedged Sprint Runs? It's Time Has Come

Not the greatest steel expert in the world ;), so I may ask: Are there maybe steels that do not go well with serrations? I am thinking of very hard, maybe somewhat brittle steels like ZDP 189:.Given that Spydercos serrated blades are (chisel-)grinded at very steep / acute angles (15 -20 inclusive ??...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?

Have to leave now and want to carry my Endela. So I literally took at max one minute and worked a bit (will do more later) on the spine with a diamond coated plate and the brown SM rods... Below two comparison pics: Pic one: BEFORE, Pic two AFTER working on the knife... as you see, I gave it some so...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?

soc_monki wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:52 am
I dropped my zt 0470 and the tip was pushed down. Squashed. It was quite unusual! I just got out my coarse diamond lansky stone and it took me about 10 minutes to get it back to normal. ...
So you just sharpened it regularly or worked on the spine ?
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8631

Re: Endela-thread

Great thanks! I am fine with Stretch and as I can see Endela will not replace it. You´re welcome! If you´re looking for a folder to literally replace your Stretch 1, imho NO knife can do that, for the Stretch 1 is perhaps the best folder ever designed (for me personally at least)...;) But if you li...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Flick or Thumb Flick
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Spyder Flick or Thumb Flick

I finger flick my Spydies (all lockbacks by the way, except one PM2) all the time. Mostly with the thumb, but quite frequently also with index, middle, ring finger. I just like to do that more than to open them slowly, despite there is not rational reasoning for that... Only my Chaparral LW gets alm...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?

That tip is not much to worry over. I’d simply sharpen the edge by hand and then assess whether I needed to do some minor touches on the spine by hand. Thanks, Doc! You are right, on probably all my other knives I would not be bothered at all by such a very minor blunting. Even on the Endela I coul...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?

You can use many tools to achieve this. At work I have access to a rotary grinder bolted down to a work bench. It has one grinding wheel and one wire wheel (wire bristles). This is what "bench grinder" typically refers to. A belt sander or grinder could work as well. Even an angle grinder (handheld...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Re: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?

I always grind away some from the spine with a bench grinder (patiently to avoid any overheating), shaping it to my liking, followed by a stone progression and eventually a strop or 2, whatever best mimics the factory scratch pattern on the spine. Then sharpen near the tip to remove any burr. Thank...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco catalogs website
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Spyderco catalogs website

The Deacon wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:27 am
Thanks Ted. Many of the older catalogs are rare. That page is a major resource, especially to newer enthusiasts. It's a shame it got lost in the Spyderwiki move, glad you brought it back.
... Like me for example. Thanks once more.
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?
Replies: 18
Views: 1015

Asking for advice: How to restore a (just slightly) blunted tip?

My quite new Endela had from the factory together with my PM2 probably the pointiest / sharpest / most delicate tip (it is the SE version and consequently comes in chisel grind all the way to the tip, which makes it pointier of course). Now I was silly enough to stab it quite hard into wood several ...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco catalogs website
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Spyderco catalogs website

Someone asked me if I still had the old Spyderco catalogs site I made a long long time ago, since the old links were down. So, I put it online again. It got lost while moving the Spydiewiki to Spyderco. Wow, thank you! That's an unexpected gift. Though I have been carrying and using Spydercos for q...
by Wartstein
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 16731
Views: 1339641

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Unfortunately no one I know personally is into knives, most don't even understand my knife-thing at all :( But yesterday at a BBQ I was lucky, the host turned out to be quite a knife guy. He once took a course at a locally well known (only amongst KNIFE PEOPLE of course) knife maker (Richard Kapelle...
by Wartstein
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban LW Coyote—realistic look
Replies: 29
Views: 1704

Re: Urban LW Coyote—realistic look

.... ´.... @bbturbodad, do you prefer Chap or Urban? I find the Urban oddly satisfying to use. I surprisingly don't mind that it doesn't lock and there's something about the simplicity that I just enjoy. For the way I use it, mostly around the house and at my desk 2mm stock would probably be prefer...
by Wartstein
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why linerless?
Replies: 77
Views: 6938

Re: Why linerless?

Evil D wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:46 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:24 am


From your original post I was imagining linerless knives like the Manix back lock where the construction is already G10. Definitely will be harder to do scales on a FRN model.

Yep. as said, I did not make clear what I meant exactly in my op. My bad... :(
by Wartstein
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8631

Re: Endela-thread

Could anybody take a photo of Endela with Stretch 1? Sorr, very quick pics, bad focus and lighting, but should be good enough for size comparison. Endela has a longer handle and a tiny bit shorter blade and actual edge than the Stretch 1 (while the Endela is has almost identical handle and blade le...
by Wartstein
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 180
Views: 8631

Re: Endela-thread

cali wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:33 am
Could anybody take a photo of Endela with Stretch 1?

I already did on page 6 of this very thread, plus Delica and Endura... but give me a minute and I´ll take some more specific shots for you... :)

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by Wartstein
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why linerless?
Replies: 77
Views: 6938

Re: Why linerless?

..... ..... You are right of course. I have a wooden scale Millie myself, and as we all know this model has not really full liners. What I had in mind (but did not point out) were linerless FRN / FRCP models. I figure custom scales for let's say a Para 3 lw or Native lw in a comparable quality and ...
by Wartstein
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 16731
Views: 1339641

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Weekend... time for higher altitudes again.
And the Stretch can never be an unsufficient choice, no matter where I go.. :)

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