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by yablanowitz
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?
Replies: 29
Views: 2195

Re: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?

The Lil Nilakka has a very nice grind to a thin edge. The tip is quite fine for detail work. The handle is thicker and allows for several different grips. Not sure on RWL34 steel but I would think it would be great as a stainless option as its a more more modern particle metallurgy steel with consi...
by yablanowitz
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?
Replies: 29
Views: 2195

Re: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?

I do call myself a whittler, and I've done some carving with a lot of different steels. The problem I have with Spyderco's steels is the grind. Very few are ground thin enough to do detail work, and even fewer are both short enough for good control and narrow enough to get into tight spots. S30V act...
by yablanowitz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 8397

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? Yeah. https://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk28/yablanowitz/Mules/IMG_20200325_122213442_zpsxv784awk.jpg 2) Did you put a handle on it? A couple of them. Mostly I just cord wrapped. 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? Made it custom to fit the ruler poc...
by yablanowitz
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5719

Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Name one lock that has no moving parts. Name one that doesn't require precise fit between moving parts to function correctly. Name one lock that doesn't consist of pieces smaller than the knife it is part of. Name one lock that was designed by an infallible (divine) being. Name one lock that has ne...
by yablanowitz
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5719

Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Name one lock that has no moving parts. Name one that doesn't require precise fit between moving parts to function correctly. Name one lock that doesn't consist of pieces smaller than the knife it is part of. Name one lock that was designed by an infallible (divine) being. Name one lock that has nev...
by yablanowitz
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5719

Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

I'm still of the firm belief that having the lock there leads to careless handling, making it less safe instead of more safe. Locks are small bits of metal, designed and built by fallible people, which have to fit together just so in order to work. Any of them can fail at any time. The only real saf...
by yablanowitz
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5719

Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Hi Archangel, We have a prototype for a 3.5" blade UKPK that we call the CPK (Canadian Pen Knife - in house name). sal Hi Sal, With all due respect sir, I really am curious. What's the purpose of a slip joint folder that large? The same as any other blade that size. Some places have laws against ca...
by yablanowitz
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SHOT Show 2020 Videos and other info concerning new models
Replies: 99
Views: 5624

Re: SHOT Show 2020 Videos and other info concerning new models

I think everyone's all juiced up on the tanto because it's something totally different from Spyderco. In actual use, it's not very useful. You really have to crank your wrist in uncomfortable way to utilize the tip to penetrate something , say cutting from above and pulling back. Just a different d...
by yablanowitz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Paracord bracelet
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Paracord bracelet

Not unusual. The tighter you tie one, the stiffer and harder it is.
by yablanowitz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I stripped a pivot screw.
Replies: 30
Views: 1354

Re: So I stripped a pivot screw.

The spydiechef has a “faux” torx head on a female pivot. At least mine did. So if one was to try and disassemble the knife, they have to know to only turn the show side pivot. Lock side will not turn. Maybe cqi changed that recently though. I don't have a Spydiechef so I'm not familiar with those s...
by yablanowitz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Swiss army
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: Swiss army

SAK corkscrew is my go-to O-ring removal tool.
by yablanowitz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I stripped a pivot screw.
Replies: 30
Views: 1354

Re: So I stripped a pivot screw.

Did you strip the threads or just round out the head? Disassembly doesn't automatically void the warranty, but warranty won't cover the damage you do trying to DIY. Clean soldering iron held to the head for a few seconds will break most threadlockers, boiling water won't get the job done.
by yablanowitz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5.2
Replies: 42
Views: 3116

Re: Sage 5.2

I might as well chime in here. I would buy a button lock Sage for use, whether it was a button Compression lock or a plunger lock. Integral comp lock would only get my money as a collector piece and would likely never see the light of day, much like my Sage 2. I dislike having moving parts in direct...
by yablanowitz
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bombshell Flash Batch
Replies: 50
Views: 4710

Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Pass. I've never seen the appeal of short, thick, wide knives.
by yablanowitz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics
Replies: 45
Views: 2406

Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Semi-ambidextrous (clumsy with either hand).

Kidding, sort of, voted right-handed.
by yablanowitz
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Out of the Box - Behind the Scenes: Quality Results
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Out of the Box - Behind the Scenes: Quality Results

There are also proprietary processes involved, so you aren't going to get to see everything without going to work there and being the guy in front of that camera.
by yablanowitz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints
Replies: 135
Views: 6590

Re: Sprints

No more sprints would solve all the problems! :eek: Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a Winner! Wait, what, hold on a minute? I am surprised that anyone is suggesting no more sprints. Sprints are great. The only problem is when you want one and can't get one. The best solution to this is to just man up and...
by yablanowitz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints
Replies: 135
Views: 6590

Re: Sprints

Yes, there is a large difference, I think most people already knew that. You couldn't prove to me by anything I've read here in the last few years. They always seem to get lumped together, and called Sprints whether they are or not. Most of the gripes don't even apply to Sprints, just Exclusives.
by yablanowitz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints
Replies: 135
Views: 6590

Re: Sprints

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:29 am
No more sprints would solve all the problems! :eek:
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a Winner!
by yablanowitz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints
Replies: 135
Views: 6590

Re: Sprints

I think there are a lot of people here who don't know the difference between a Sprint Run and an Exclusive. Many of the "it sold out before I could order one" whines are coming from Exclusives, and Spyderco has no control over those numbers other than saying "No, we won't do that for you" and losing...

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