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by Pete1977
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 4 lockup after 3 years
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

my Byrd Rescue has zero vertical or horizontal play after 2 plus years of abuse. The only issue I had with the lock was the Boye dent is too shallow and using the knife with fishing gloves on disengaged the lock at first. It hasn't happened once I figured out the cause. For Spyderco's bargain brand ...
by Pete1977
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: In a true emergency, could one "stake their life" on a Byrd Knife?
Replies: 45
Views: 17306

Probably as well as they could stake their life on any folding knife. Which I wouldn't recommend, BTW. why not? I do it every day, pretty much. Folding knives with modern construction and materials are not fragile toys made of glass. I've had 7 knives break in the past year. 5 of them were victorin...
by Pete1977
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: In a true emergency, could one "stake their life" on a Byrd Knife?
Replies: 45
Views: 17306

I haven't been around for a while but was looking for another knife since my cara cara rescue is pretty worn out. Naturally I came back to the Spyderco forums to see what the latest offerings were and found this thread. :) I'm the guy who used the Cara Cara rescue on the boat. I carried it for a yea...
by Pete1977
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When is a Spyderco Delica not enough knife?
Replies: 31
Views: 4612

David-
I'm pretty sure Cliff is in the Canadian Maritimes...Newfoundland or Nova Scotia...I forget which...

I saw some codfish in one of his reviews when he had cutleryscience... :D
by Pete1977
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: new Byrd Crossbill, stock edge half sharpened
Replies: 18
Views: 6741

you're overcomplicating sharpening your crossbill....putting a microbevel on the flat side won't affect cutting performance but will make the plain edge portion sturdier. if you're worried about it you can do as suggested above and do one side on the 40 degree setting then knock the burr off with a ...
by Pete1977
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Lightweight First Impressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

The native never came with a FRN pocket clip that I know of. The clip on yours is most likely coated steel with a barrel bolt through the lanyard hole. Wal-Mart carried the plain edged S30V Native for a while back in the early to mid 2000s. It was the same S30V Native you could buy online, except ch...
by Pete1977
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wallets?
Replies: 24
Views: 3620

I usually carry an empty wallet every day :p It's a Nautica I picked up about 10 years ago and it's holding up fine. It's soft leather but a decade of daily carry has it worn in pretty well...
by Pete1977
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Old spyderco police
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

go get some PB Blaster and soak it in it...I freed up a bunch of bolts on my boat engine that were rusted solid with that stuff....
by Pete1977
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When is a Spyderco Delica not enough knife?
Replies: 31
Views: 4612

As for the handle/pivot ability of the Delica, David Lowry had a Salt 1 that was run over by a bobcat. The blade bent and the FRN snapped but the pivot/handle point was still intact.

http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... ght=bobcat
by Pete1977
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When is a Spyderco Delica not enough knife?
Replies: 31
Views: 4612

Several years ago my girlfriend moved into an apartment above a bar. It was pretty shady so we put an extra deadbolt on the door. After we bought the lock and installed it the plate that goes on the door jamb didn't fit. I can't remember exactly why but the only knife we had was a serrated Delica, A...
by Pete1977
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 4613

Thanx Pete. Love the real world use. Thank YOU Sal. I appreciate the opportunity to test out Spyderco's knives. I have been a lifelong user and usually can't get used to a knife without an opening hole and serrations :D Anytime you want me to send that Rescue 2 back so you guys can check it out I c...
by Pete1977
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 4613

One thing I have noticed re: steel is that for what I use a knife for, edge retention isn't paramount. I have dulled VG-10, S30V and H-1 in the same amount of time cutting dirty rope, rubber hose, etc...I would rather be able to resharpen the knife on a corner of a whetstone, a file, or whatever I h...
by Pete1977
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 4613

no problem. I worked the heck out of that original Cara Cara Rescue. One day I put it on top of one of my lobster traps, reminded myself to grab it before I set the string of traps back, and naturally forgot until I was hosing down the boat. These knives are workhorses....the price point and the chi...
by Pete1977
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire-Fighting Idea: Would like some feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 888

A lot of commercial boats have remote operated fire fighting systems in their engine rooms. In the event of an engine fire, the crew or captain would pull a cable (a manual engagement since an engine room fire usually cripples the vessel's electrical system) and it releases a chemical that "sucks ou...
by Pete1977
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Rescues
Replies: 10
Views: 4613

I have carried and used a byrd rescue 2 daily for about 2 years. Sal sent me a Cara Cara Rescue to test the serration pattern. I used that knife for about 18 months until I lost it overboard while lobstering. He sent the Rescue 2 as a replacement. The blade is slightly longer than the Spyderco Rescu...
by Pete1977
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: rust resistance
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

I forgot to mention, i used an all stainless pelican for a few months after I lost my Cara Cara Rescue...it rusted quite a bit, once to the point where I had to use two hands to open it. This was in near constant exposure to salt water and minimal cleaning/maintenance.
by Pete1977
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: rust resistance
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

My original Byrd knife was a coated Raven. It would show rust around salt water even with the black blade...I've used 2 different Byrd Rescue knives both on freshwater rivers in the midwest and as a commercial fisherman on the North Atlantic. I would say that they have slightly less rust resistance ...
by Pete1977
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evaluation of H1 Steel
Replies: 41
Views: 4936

when I used a plain edge Atlantic Salt commercial lobstering back around 2006 or 2007 I used to sharpen it on the sharpmaker. I had the best results thinning the back bevel down by hand and setting the microbevel at the 30 degree setting...Eventually I used a Lansky or a Gatco (I can't remember) jig...
by Pete1977
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bracing for hurricane Sandy. Good luck everyone and keep safe!
Replies: 17
Views: 2321

it's coming on and its going to come on strong from the looks of it...it has been described as a hurricane wrapped in a noreaster...winds have increased locally to 40 knots and the seas have built to 15 feet since 6 AM...high tide is at noon and it is a full moon tide...flooding seems to be the majo...
by Pete1977
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Restoration of a sailboat? (Eagle Project)
Replies: 13
Views: 1559

I just found this thread and saw that my name was mentioned :D . I would get rid of all that wood. It is all dry-rotted. replace it with something close grained like oak. (It will be cheaper than mahogany or teak.) The hull is fiberglass. you can use general fiberglass and resin/epoxy from a marine ...

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