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by cerulean
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Uncentered Stretch blade and question about Sage production
Replies: 43
Views: 8405

My CF Stretch looks very similar to yours, but the blade on mine doesn't rub against the liners anywhere. It appears that the blade is warped, which is just something that can happen during heat treatment. It seems to happen in batches. IIRC, there was another thread somewhere where other posters me...
by cerulean
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Fred Perrin Street beat pic...
Replies: 19
Views: 3727

Excellent pics, Ted! :) One way to use the forward lanyard hole is to string a single line of cord through both the blade hole and the hole at the bottom of the handle. If the cord is tight enough around your hand, you can let go of the knife and it will stay in the same position, with the handle ac...
by cerulean
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Did you adjust the eccentric pivot? If so, I'm glad it helped! :) Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't.
by cerulean
Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Vertical play in a liner lock is very bad news; it means that the lock is unstable. Unfortunately, you’ll probably have to send the knife back to Spyderco to get it repaired or replaced. If the Military is over five years old, then it may have an eccentric pivot that you could try adjusting. That in...
by cerulean
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ironstone Hunter?
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

I understood the Iron Hunter to be a Worker frame with a pro-grip blade. Thats what made me think this was one. Yeah... Without looking at any references, I think that's right. They sold for a short period of time about five or six years ago, though they may have been around before that. I only rem...
by cerulean
Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you test how sharp your knife is?
Replies: 33
Views: 6774

I've always used free-hanging trash bags. Just hold the top of the bag, poke your knife through it, then gently cut down. It gives you a good indication of the sharpness and it isn't abrasive. Try it with a few different knives to get an idea of how it works. Free-hanging toilet paper is a good test...
by cerulean
Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chinook or Military
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

The Chinook and Military are probably my two favorite folders. You really can't go wrong with either one. For general utility, I'd choose the Military though. The Chinook is designed more for martial purposes. Its high point won't drag through a slash and its blade is very strong because the grind s...
by cerulean
Tue Sep 11, 2001 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The NEXT Spyderco Forum Model!!!
Replies: 178
Views: 14236

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=1 face=arial>quote:<hr height=1 noshade>gotta put in a wish for a white or ivory micarta or polished G10 handled Calypso Jr Forum Special with VG10 steel. <hr height=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2> Now you're talking! That's definit...
by cerulean
Mon Sep 10, 2001 1:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opening folders in self defense scenario
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Generally, my prefered opening method, assuming the situation allows it, is to put the left side forward, draw with the right hand and quickly hide the knife behind the right hip or leg, then slowly and securely thumb open the blade. You can use your weak hand to prevent the opponent from grabbing y...
by cerulean
Sun Sep 09, 2001 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: vertical blade play on delica and endura
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Welcome to the forum, Djjmaddox! Maybe a little over half of the Spyderco lockbacks I have show some degree of up-and-down play. It's a tolerance issue and it's not a big deal. If anything, a small amount of play would probably make the lock stronger, as it would be less likely to fail if something ...
by cerulean
Thu Sep 06, 2001 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calypso Jr. Forum Knife
Replies: 23
Views: 2594

That looks pretty good, Chinook! I like the color of the handle, although any color would probably look cool. Would Spyderco have to make a new mold for the inlayed handle though? If so, just a plain, colored handle might be a better bet. It would be more cost effective and have a better chance of a...
by cerulean
Thu Sep 06, 2001 4:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The NEXT Spyderco Forum Model!!!
Replies: 178
Views: 14236

Realistic choice: Plain edge blue Calypso Jr. Ltwt.. I've carried a CJL since about March of '00 and would love to see a blue one, or any other color. I remember a prototype had burgundy handles, which leads me to... Unrealistic choice: Chinook with burgundy micarta scales. I love the Chinook, but t...
by cerulean
Sun Sep 02, 2001 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Care
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Welcome to the forum, Tiz. I don't think it really matters what you use to dry the blade. Some kind of cloth that doesn't leave much lint would probably be preferable though. I personally use a car drying cloth. You can find them at any auto parts store; they're basically synthetic chamois. If you w...
by cerulean
Wed Aug 15, 2001 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perfect Spydie
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

That sounds pretty good, Yog. It would definitely be the perfect knife for me.
by cerulean
Tue Aug 14, 2001 1:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Growing number of Spydermen
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

I remember seeing an article in Blade last year that said that Spyderco has won a Blade magazine "Knife of the Year" award nine times. You've got to admit that's a pretty amazing number. Probably at least one reason why I personally like Spyderco is that they don't advertise the fact that they've wo...
by cerulean
Fri Aug 10, 2001 11:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: screw loose
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

It takes a T6 driver. They're a bit hard to find. I got some nice small torx drivers from Home Depot recently, so you might want to try there.
by cerulean
Sat Jul 21, 2001 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lock types?
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

If you want pictures showing how different locks work, the only web page I've seen with diagrams of locks is... here at Spyderco's web site! Click "Edge-U-Cation" above and then click on "Knife Anatomy". <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> Edited by - cerulean on 7/21/2001 12:23:31...
by cerulean
Thu Jul 19, 2001 2:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening the Spyderco's Chinook?
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Personally, I would sharpen it to 40 degrees. Once, when I was sharpening my Chinook, I accidently tapped the knife's edge on the side of the bench stone. It didn't hit hard, but it took out a nice litte chip. The edge didn't appear to roll at all; there was actually a small chunk of metal missing f...
by cerulean
Wed Jul 11, 2001 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BEWARE OF KNOCK-OFFS
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Howdy, Reddog, and welcome to the forum!

Are you sure your friend didn't just buy an older version of the Military? It used to have a two screw clip and it also came in ATS-34 steel. Were there any markings on the blade to help identify it?
by cerulean
Fri Jul 06, 2001 6:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: hollow grind vs flat grind
Replies: 4
Views: 12701

With a hollow grind, there's generally less steel directly behind the edge, which can make it more prone to chipping. As far as overall strength of the blade is concerned, both hollow and flat grinds can either start at the spine or below it. However, many hollow grinds start below the spine and man...

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