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by Ookami
Wed May 08, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: ebay account full of fakes...
Replies: 4
Views: 397

ebay account full of fakes...

https://www.ebay.de/str/fvmf9167?_trksid=p2056016.l2563

Not just Spyderco fakes, but they feature prominently.

Ookami
by Ookami
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your personal size categories?
Replies: 47
Views: 955

Re: Your personal size categories?

My size categories differ a bit.

Backpocket: Military, Police etc
Frontpocket: Delica, Native etc

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by Ookami
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: A Tern for the Road
Replies: 12
Views: 6219

Re: A Tern for the Road

It's been my daily EDC for quite some time now. I like it a lot. Spring tension against closing is stronger than your usual SAK, but it still opens smoothly with one hand. Never had the slightest worry about it closing on me. For those who are worried, it has a half stop to keep it from closing on y...
by Ookami
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Warrior Hawk Axe
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Spyderco Warrior Hawk Axe

Idk anything about hawks, but a carving axe would be cool. The HatchetHawk works great as a carving axe. Indeed, it was one of the things that were part of the design idea. I've used it for all manner of carving already; mainly spoons and edge covers for axes. It's lightweight, balanced, but hits w...
by Ookami
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening tips
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: Sharpening tips

Well, it's pretty hard to keep that point factory fresh on a hawkbill. It is the most stressed part of the edge and tends to wear more than the rest of the blade. Thus, you'd have to either grind down the rest of the edge to keep up with the receeding point or you grind down the back of the blade to...
by Ookami
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Sell me on a byrd
Replies: 18
Views: 4188

Re: Sell me on a byrd

I EDC the Byrd Tern - if it weren't for the legal issues, I'd still carry my Military - and it has really grown on me. It's light-weight and the ergonomics are spot on; very reminiscent of the Calypso Jr. And most importantly: it cuts. Sure, 8Cr13MoV is a plain Jane steel, along with 440C, Aus-8 etc...
by Ookami
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening tips
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: Sharpening tips

If you want to sharpen hawkbills, the Spyderco Pro-Files are pretty good for this. If you struggle with free-hand sharpening, you can clamp the knife to a workbench so that the part of the blade you want to sharpen slightly protrudes over the edge of the bench. Then use the Pro-File like an actual f...
by Ookami
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening with or without microbevel.
Replies: 14
Views: 1063

Re: Sharpening with or without microbevel.

As for the original question - if the steel can take it, you can go thinner and/or more acute. If the steel holds an edge well with 15° per side without microbevel, you can try 13° per side with a 15° microbevel. I use microbevels, because they make de-burring an edge easier and they add considerabl...
by Ookami
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

I mostly use a pocket stone or a puck to maintain the edge bevel (followed by a loaded strop if I want to use it for carving); until now I haven't had the need to use a file. I've only sharpened the bevel, and, unless I run into a major mishap that takes out a chunk of the edge, I don't forsee the n...
by Ookami
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

[...] Love this hatchet! I have only used it one time [...] it was producing uniform oak planks [...] It is a joy to use. I'm a kid, again. I could - and during the development process actually did - write pages about the intricacies of the design, but it seems to me that you already know the reall...
by Ookami
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Dingo wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:47 am
Any one put these to any use yet?

I did a bit of spoon carving recently...
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...but then again, I'm biased. ;)

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by Ookami
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Truth is that the inability to ever replace the handle is all the reason I need to pass. Hypothetically you could replace the handle if you managed to break it, and that's a big if , but there is always that one guy who can break a greased ball bearing with one hand tied behind the back. The eye is...
by Ookami
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Hi Ookami, No horse. Gail and I live in a forest at 9500' altitude. No tumbleweed or sage. Pine, Spruce, fir and Aspen. sal That's roughly 5800' higher than the highest mountain peak near where I live and more than plenty of material for a mountain man story. ;) As well as ample opportunity to use ...
by Ookami
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Sounds like a big ask to me, to fit a precision moulded frn handle to a forged head, without marring the finish at all. The handle is pressed in with quite a bit of force, so a bit of bulging along the upper edge of the eye is to be expected. The additional gouges/scratches that are present on Bodo...
by Ookami
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Keithkevinken has a YouTube video up Thanks for sharing, Keithkevinken's excitement really made my day. Reminds me of the time during my meeting with Eric when gave me the first custom made prototype at IWA way back when. He told me that he and Sal had a blast when they had been testing it. Seeing ...
by Ookami
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Ookami wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:55 pm
The poll is definitely hardened.
Just for the record.


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by Ookami
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

I would agree completely with you Sal, if basic questions were answered. We don't really even know where the hatchet was made [...] I didn't say anything functional was off. There's no way i could have known that. I said the finishing was messed up. Who messed that up is unknown. I agree, the desig...
by Ookami
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Something I'm still interested in if the cutting geometry is there. Don't worry. I have used the prototype, which has the improved edge geometry, for a wide variety of woodworking tasks. This includes, but is not limited to carving spoon blanks, preparing kindling, cutting up old 1x4" planks for fi...
by Ookami
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

Thanx much Ookami, It did come out rather nice. Works well also. A classic piece, made in the US. sal Thank you for having me on board as a collaborator. And yes, it came out rather nice indeed. The satin finish on the head and the matte finish on the handle really set it apart from the last protot...
by Ookami
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 18060

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

I recently got the collaborator's sample piece and thought I'd share what you get in the package. The HatchetHawk comes in a big zipper pouch: http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/m21peace/hh1_zpsaqw8gvis.jpg Here's what's inside - HatchetHawk protected by a rubber edge guard, axe mask (sheath),...

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