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by Fixmeister
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4873
Views: 461955

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Para 3, Maxamet. :)
by Fixmeister
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N Native 5 Salt. Still no knife. Come on! When???
Replies: 133
Views: 10802

Re: LC200N Native 5 Salt. Still no knife. Come on! When???

At the risk of angering the warranty gods, I have some observations from having had mine apart (more than once). Here’s what I’ve found. First, from what I can tell, and owing to material design related to the corrosion proofing the ENTIRE knife, the lock bar spring is stiffer than my other Native i...
by Fixmeister
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N Native 5 Salt. Still no knife. Come on! When???
Replies: 133
Views: 10802

Re: LC200N Native 5 Salt. Still no knife. Come on! When???

I received the two that I ordered yesterday and today. Of the two, the SE is the smoother of the two. But both of them are pretty stiff, and on a par with my other Native 5 SE in S35VN. I decided to take my PE apart and see what was causing all the stiffness and creakiness. I polished the contact ar...
by Fixmeister
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N Native 5 Salt. Still no knife. Come on! When???
Replies: 133
Views: 10802

Re: LC200N Native 5 Salt. Still no knife. Come on! When???

Got lucky two days ago when I checked BladeHQ and noticed both in stock. Ordered one of each. Got my shipping confirmation and now... they show as ‘Out Of Stock’. Lucky me. Maybe by Christmas?? BTW, I had one on preorder from another vendor that still shows as out of stock. Canceled that order to ge...
by Fixmeister
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4873
Views: 461955

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

One each Native 5 Salt in PE & SE. Shipping confirmation today. Delivered by Christmas? We’ll see.
by Fixmeister
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tormec Sharpening
Replies: 43
Views: 3299

Re: Tormec Sharpening

Never had a problem sharpening S30V with the original stone. But the CBN wheels cut better and stay true and flat. They’ll cut anything. About ‘systems’... what Zatx said. As I said in my earlier post, you HAVE to practice. Buy some cheap thrift store knives and practice. You can really screw an edg...
by Fixmeister
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tormec Sharpening
Replies: 43
Views: 3299

Re: Tormec Sharpening

I have a Tormek. An early 10” model which differs a little from the ‘T’ series models they currently offer. I think it was called a Supergrind. Anyway... It works well but will require you to practice... like any system. There are multiple blade holders for a variety of blade lengths. You CAN sharpe...
by Fixmeister
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Caribbean LC200N SE V.S. H1 SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1652

Re: Spyderco Caribbean LC200N SE V.S. H1 SE

For me, I’d like to see a real-world test that involves the sort of things a knife would be put through on a regular basis for average users... a sort of smorgasbord of mediums and not just repetitions on the same one. Cut some rope, cut some cardboard, whittle some wood,cut a few cable ties, slice ...
by Fixmeister
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 SE in S35VN
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Native 5 SE in S35VN

It’s scheduled to arrive tomorrow (Monday) so... I’m anxious to test it out. I have no intention of torture testing it but am curious about how it will cut and how it will hold up. My Sharpmaker will be my go-to for sharpening since my Tormek and Wicked Edge won’t be helpful. It’ll be fun. And if th...
by Fixmeister
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 SE in S35VN
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Native 5 SE in S35VN

Thanks for the replies. All good stuff. My only other experience with serrations was with a Kershaw Blur in one of the Sandvik steels. That knife was/is soft. And the serrations were more rippled and not like the SE with the combo of small teeth and a generous valley. My Spydercos (and other brands)...
by Fixmeister
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 SE in S35VN
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Native 5 SE in S35VN

Great. Thanks.
by Fixmeister
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 SE in S35VN
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Native 5 SE in S35VN

I have a question about a knife I just ordered. I didn’t do a lot of research before I pulled the trigger on a DLC Native 5 with the SE. A lot of 1sts for me... as in my 1st Spyderco with a SpyderEdge. And my 1st Native 5. And now that it’s ordered, I’m a little concerned about the combo. This will ...
by Fixmeister
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The ultimate noob sharpening setup. W/Pics!
Replies: 32
Views: 1135

Re: The ultimate noob sharpening setup. W/Pics!

That was my plan too. I hit a milestone birthday and bought a WE. Already had/have a Tormek. And bench stones. And a Lansky. And a Harbor Freight belt sander with leather strop. I was already able to sharpen most anything to ridiculous sharpness. But, I wanted better and more predictable. So I got a...
by Fixmeister
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 244
Views: 10569

Re: Location

Ft Lauderdale, Florida. But I may have to move. Got a message on my phone today... the IRS is sending the local cops to arrest me. Seems legit.
by Fixmeister
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Casey Lynch Short Clip vs. MXG Gear Short Clip
Replies: 69
Views: 12756

Re: Casey Lynch Short Clip vs. MXG Gear Short Clip

Slightly off topic, but... I just received my sandwashed titanium Lynch Para 3 clip that has the relief design for the lanyard hole. I really wanted to like this clip. Fit is perfect and it wasn’t difficult to install like some of the horror stories I’ve heard, but in the end... I went back to the o...
by Fixmeister
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How can you tell if black dlc blades are corroding?
Replies: 48
Views: 2063

Re: How can you tell if black dlc blades are corroding?

Flitz to remove marks... so, is the DLC resistant to the polish of Flitz? I was concerned that any polishing agent would begin to remove the DLC itself. And out of curiosity, did the Flitz put a shine on the DLC? My Para 3 M4 has a flat DLC and I’ve seen DLC with a satin finish. Might be something I...
by Fixmeister
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Member and some questions!
Replies: 18
Views: 1034

Re: New Member and some questions!

Welcome Xander. Can’t help you with the sprint drops but can comment on a couple of the other questions. The Sharpmaker is a go-to touch up sharpener for a lot of us. It’s absolutely worth the price and something you should seriously consider since it doesn’t sound like you’re equipped to do a repro...
by Fixmeister
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Oooo boy am I excited!
Replies: 18
Views: 1560

Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

I snagged a DLT Para 3 M4 with the natural G10. Awesome knife, but... I went to disassemble it to clean and lube, polish the pivot washers, etc., but the lanyard tube was not cooperative. I happen to like the natural scales and wasn’t planning on replacing them so they didn’t really need to come off...
by Fixmeister
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newspaper stropping?
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

Re: Newspaper stropping?

Welcome Spoons. If you have an iPhone, attach the pic to an email to yourself. It will ask you what size you want to send it as. Choose a small version. Send it, then open the email and save the pic. It will be sized appropriately for attachment. Android users probably have the same or similar funct...
by Fixmeister
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need advice on reprofiling bevel
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Need advice on reprofiling bevel

My only experience with CBN is on my Tormek grinder. I have a 600 grit stone and it is an amazing tool. I prefer the way it feels as it cuts compared to the diamond stones on my Wicked Edge. Not exactly apples to apples, but... Personally, I’d rather have CBN as long as it’s properly bonded to the b...

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