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by gunmike1
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 802
Views: 69234

Re: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread

Knifesafteydwight wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:05 am
gunmike1 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:57 am
The SFO has them up now.
Thank you so much! Got one cause of you sir!
Any time! I checked every hour or two and lucked in to them, and posted in here as soon as my orders went through. If you get the OpFocus discount it is extra sweet to get it at SFO due to the 50% discount.
by gunmike1
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 802
Views: 69234

Re: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread

The SFO has them up now.
by gunmike1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 802
Views: 69234

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

I’m looking forward to this one. I did manage to get the Micarta CPM Cruwear model, but haven’t used it yet due to having other, thinner blades which I prefer for EDC. I’d like to make one my user for heavy tasks, and I’d probably send one off to be reground far thinner at the edge. The ergonomics o...
by gunmike1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 88364

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

I called Blade HQ and was told that the winners started being reached out to by Blade HQ yesterday. So if you haven’t heard then you were not picked. If I recall I think the lottery said that you have 2 days to claim it, so I’d imagine if some knives are claimed a few people will get the chance to g...
by gunmike1
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 88364

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

I’m very happy with my purchase from National Knives. This is my first Shaman, and the Cruwear blade is what brought me to wanting the knife. The Micarta is a nice, unique touch that looks great. Generally I prefer more texture on my handles for traction, but the sculpted handles and ergonomics on t...
by gunmike1
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 88364

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

I got one at National Knives as well. I happened to check at 8AM pacific.
by gunmike1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 88364

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

I got strung along by KC on a preorder before, and won’t go that route again. I kept hearing to be patient as they would be getting a few more shipment. Obviously it never came. Hopefully they are more cautious on allowing more pre-orders than they are likely to get allocated.
by gunmike1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 88364

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

I’m hoping I manage to get one of these. I’ve been waiting to try out the Shaman, and I like Cruwear a lot. It balances ease of sharpening, toughness, and wear resistance well. I probably would have got a Shaman earlier, but I’ve been carrying my Native Chief since it came out. The contoured scales ...
by gunmike1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Extra coarse/low grit stropping
Replies: 15
Views: 3316

Re: Extra coarse/low grit stropping

This is all somewhat interesting because I've thought that maybe taking a super refined, razor sharp edge and making it more "toothy" might indeed enhance the results for certain types of cutting jobs. Personally after chatting with Ankerson I'm starting to get away from stropping in general and ma...
by gunmike1
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Extra coarse/low grit stropping
Replies: 15
Views: 3316

Re: Extra coarse/low grit stropping

I’ve been experimenting with using 16 micron CBN compound on leather. I have been happy with how it performs. It seems to leave a finish somewhat finer than a 1000 grit Shapton Glasstone. It has pretty good slicing aggression, but it can shave above the skin. It’s a pretty good grit for a quick touc...
by gunmike1
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thickness behind the edge?
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

Re: Thickness behind the edge?

Of the models currently in production by Spyderco the Spydiechef is the thinnest behind the edge, and by some margin. Quoting a post I made in another thread near to when I bought one: I picked up one of these yesterday, mostly based what I'd been hearing about it having a fairly thin edge geometry...
by gunmike1
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 73236

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

I only recently found out that former Military, not just active duty, can buy knives for 50% of MSRP directly from Spyderco. For me that is going to save me a good chunk of money for my purchases compared to the 65% MAP. Just a heads up in case former Military members weren’t aware of this.
by gunmike1
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How thick is the grind on the Sliverax?
Replies: 21
Views: 2364

Re: How thick is the grind on the Sliverax?

My HAP 40 Caly 3 is .018” at the top of the bevel from the factory. Most of my Para 2’s have been .023”-.025”. My Police 4 was .025” from the factory.
by gunmike1
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM D2 Paramilitary
Replies: 25
Views: 4955

Re: CPM D2 Paramilitary

The handle on the PM1 is more crowded than the PM2. Steel I really like CPM D2 in my Military. I really used that knife a lot and it takes a great edge, very crisp and burr free. Mine Rockwell tested at 62 RC.
by gunmike1
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Confessional
Replies: 32
Views: 4229

Re: Confessional

My confession is that after taking the "Inferior steel challenge" I have kind of become a fan of 8cr13mov. :o Years ago I had Phil Wilson test a Byrd I had at 61.5 RC. It takes full zero edge angles without much complaint and is easy to sharpen chips out of when it does take damage. 8CR13MOV by Spy...
by gunmike1
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chokwe Dreams
Replies: 74
Views: 8176

Re: Chokwe Dreams

I carried my Chokwe for about a year straight. It makes an excellent EDC and slices good for a factory made knife. I’d be fine with Super Blue or HAP 40, but I certainly wouldn’t complain if AEB-L was used in it. Run a thinner edge with AEB-L and you’d have similar performance to 52100, but with sta...
by gunmike1
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official 2018 Catalog Discussion
Replies: 184
Views: 24031

Re: Official 2018 Catalog Discussion

Caly Jr in Super Blue will suit me well. The Orange H1 Spyderhawk will match my yellow version well also.
by gunmike1
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taichung Sprint Runs
Replies: 51
Views: 5953

Re: Taichung Sprint Runs

Evil D wrote: SLIVERAX

Make it in M4/peel ply CF.
I’d go for that.
by gunmike1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any update on the Police 4 K390?
Replies: 147
Views: 26195

Re: Any update on the Police 4 K390?

:eek: 20 degrees inclusive? I realized mine wasn't that sharp out of the box either, so I followed Joris' example. I rigged it on my Wicked Edge last night and gave it a 38 degrees inclusive (sounds really dumb now.....) I like to keep my edge safe, but I understand I can already safely reduce it t...
by gunmike1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral
Replies: 331
Views: 49671

Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Has anyone with calipers measure the thickness at the top of the edge bevel? I’m trying to get a feel for how thin the edge is.

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