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by Native Justice
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90v Vs Bg42
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

You are correct on your first two assumptions. S90V is supposed to be a stainless variety and I haven't experienced anything to the contrary and I've been carrying my S90V Mili for for quite some time. I have found that a good crisp edge requires either a med SIC or med Diamond stone to acquire. A c...
by Native Justice
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need a little help maintaining my ZDP-189 blade...
Replies: 43
Views: 9065

I agree with the others. Take the old steel down with the diamonds to get to the new steel. Create your new bevel with the diamonds then go thru your progression of ceramics finishing with increasingly lighter strokes. DON'T forget to strop and remove that wire edge. DON'T forget to gently create a ...
by Native Justice
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Bushcraft Knife
Replies: 254
Views: 106027

Hiya Sal,

Any news on the progress of this project? Rec'd the proto yet (pics?)?

Looking forward to anything you can share with us ...

Regards,

NJ
by Native Justice
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CF cracks
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

+1 superglue idea, use the thicker gel which will level itself in the cracks, inject with needle like tip to prevent overflow if possible.

NJ
by Native Justice
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any way to recondition the Sharpmaker?
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

I've been able to recondition my stones using 325 grit Silicon Carbide wet dry sandpaper or Coarse grit diamond stones with great success. Lay the sand paper flat on a FLAT surface and gently rub the hones on the sandpaper verically top to bottom. Do all but the last 1/2-1" of the hones that fit in ...
by Native Justice
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Contrary to what you've already heard, the ZDP SE Endura is a terrific choice. It's a hand held chain saw for a cutter! Holds an edge like there's no tomorrow and is very easy to maintain an edge on either the Sharpmaker or the 701 profile stones (I have both but my choice is the profiles for ease a...
by Native Justice
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A New Native Coming? Tell Me It's True!
Replies: 34
Views: 7158

I have a bit of this steel that I'm beginning to make a knife from and I've heard a few different stories about it's full hardened state and sharpening it. What RC did you have it treated to? Anything you can share would be appreciated. Joe Sorry for the delay following up with you Joe. Don't have ...
by Native Justice
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How best to polish scratches out?
Replies: 16
Views: 19901

Couple of ways you might want to try that I've used with success ... use a dremel tool with the cloth buffing wheel or the fiber polishing tip (do not use a drill/grinder and a buffing wheel, the buffing wheel can grab the blade and throw it uncontrollably in unpredictable directions). Melt some of ...
by Native Justice
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just got my s90v millie
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Why not give that baby a quick stropping? Most knives only need that to get their edges really "spooky sharp"?

NJ
by Native Justice
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A New Native Coming? Tell Me It's True!
Replies: 34
Views: 7158

"Ahh, thanks. I have a feeling that sharpening S125V is gonna make sharpening ZDP feel something like sharpening VG-10 . " :eek: If we see this steel on this model or any other (i.e. another sprint run rumored in the Military maybe ...?) then, honest to god folks, if you're comfortable sharpening w...
by Native Justice
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Diamond Rod Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

You are wise to be careful about applying too much pressure to the diamond rods. As Yab's advised, just try to use the blades weight when using the diamond rods. When you are finished, scrub with scotchbrite pads without water, shoot it with some compressed air to blow away the metal debris and give...
by Native Justice
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Military
Replies: 42
Views: 14572

There was a big thread about S90V at Bladeforums some months ago. The less trivial stuff in it were: 440V(aka s60v) was replaced by 420V(aka s90v) in 2002 or so due to its edge-holding superiority. Knife manufacturers rejected S90V due to its wear resistance(paradoxical, no?) and its tendency to we...
by Native Justice
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic benchstones compared to DMT extra-fine?
Replies: 41
Views: 38730

I've lapped these stones very easily with a standard FINE DMT diamond bench stone. The lapping stone must be perfectly flat. Check yours with a steel straight edge/rule. Spyderco's bench stones are pretty close tolerance wise but many of them have saw blade marks on the surface which would prevent y...
by Native Justice
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic benchstones compared to DMT extra-fine?
Replies: 41
Views: 38730

It's a pity we cannot know the grits for the ceramic stones. I'm looking for a 4000-8000 grit stone to use on my new straight razors, and without a grit guide I'll have to buy another product, like a Norton 4000/8000 combination hone. http://www.nortonstonesstore.com/Store/images/uploads/4000_8000_...
by Native Justice
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic benchstones compared to DMT extra-fine?
Replies: 41
Views: 38730

Sal, I'd hoped to offer comparitive info for Carpes use. Most of the sharpening public doesn't care about much more than than whether or not the stone is Fine, Medium, etc. but there are others of us that have taken it a tad further and have desired more info. That's where the grid info came from. NJ
by Native Justice
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic benchstones compared to DMT extra-fine?
Replies: 41
Views: 38730

Sal, a few years ago I compared a new DMT fine stone to the medium and fine ceramics from a Sharpmaker using both the resulting sharpness and scratch pattern to estimate the relative "grits". Knowing the DMT was 25 micron the ceramics were set to be 11.5-13.5 and 5.5-7.5 respectively. Since I poste...
by Native Justice
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic benchstones compared to DMT extra-fine?
Replies: 41
Views: 38730

Those are the relative micron sizes for the respective grits. Most of the japanese stones are measured in microns as well as many manufacturers (Nortons website does the same thing) which give you additional comparison information product to product, manufacturer to manufacturer. Sorry if I confused...
by Native Justice
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ceramic benchstones compared to DMT extra-fine?
Replies: 41
Views: 38730

They are very nice! I have the UF and use it prior to progressing to my 8000 grit waterstone for the final mirror finish. FYI ... Spyderco benchstone grits Med 12-14 u 800-900 grit Fine 7-9 u 2000-3000 grit UF 3-4 u 4000-6000 grit DMT Benchstone Grits XXC 120 u 120 grit XC 60 u 220 grit C 45 u 325 g...
by Native Justice
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrations: are they all the same?
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

I've never been much of a SE kinda guy but recently added a couple to my rotation and now there's no looking back. With that in mind, with the added work hardening advantage that the H1 serrations have, the salt series is the first of several choices you could make ... contrary to Deacons opinion, t...
by Native Justice
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Using the 701MF
Replies: 30
Views: 5125

The easiest way to use these hones is to use them like a chefs steel. You'll be able to put a blistering edge on in no time flat with this method .

NJ

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