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by The Mastiff
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 737

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

I had a .33 inch 6 inch knife in S7. Probably the toughest knife I've seen. I got rid of it more because of the design than any failing with performance. Wear resistant it isn't and it's not a high hardness slicing steel but it's very good at what it does. I've wanted to try an S5 knife for a long t...
by The Mastiff
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I miss Dr. Snubnose...
Replies: 47
Views: 1860

Re: I miss Dr. Snubnose...

Ay Mastiff! Used to own a Model 10.. was a great revolver.. . They were nice. The triggers just got smoother as they got older. We also had a passel of old Colt Police revolvers that were beyond their replacement date. The timing was so bad they would strip bullet jackets and throw them to the side...
by The Mastiff
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 205
Views: 16187

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

I feel pretty privileged watching this develop. I'm not a big stainless guy but having one designed to get around stainless steels limitations while keeping the strengths sounds pretty good. I've wanted to try that powder T 15 for over 10 years so please let us know how that performs also. Thanks fo...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 381
Views: 87615

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

No, the 223 Wylde will accept either 223 or 5.56, thats all. I'll try and shoot it this week and report back. Everyone says they shoot really well. I'm looking forward to hearing how that does. My guess is you are going to like it. :) And, it shows how much I don't know about the 223 Wylde. I'm goi...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this a potential rust problem on Rex45?
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Is this a potential rust problem on Rex45?

That would come off if done pretty soon with paste wax and the wax would help prevent more corrosion. When I first wax what are clean looking knives with Rennisance wax I get stuff from the blade that I couldn't even see. The knives look pretty smooth to our eyes but in reality the grinding grooves ...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with steel choice
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: Help with steel choice

I'd take the Cruwear model and take advantage of the extra toughness over the M390 by thinning it and making a better slicer. It isn't that much lesser in wear resistance than M390 as it is in many different medias and to me it is more versatile. It has decent corrosion resistance as it is but that ...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 121
Replies: 88
Views: 4110

Re: Rex 121

The steel is a REAL PITA to work with. Our Taichung maker is particularly good. I've read that before Sal. At one point someone talked about the difficulty of finding a place that wanted to roll it into knife thickness. If it's Niagara I've got to give them credit. For a while now they have really ...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 381
Views: 87615

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

Very nice setup . I don't have experience with the 223 Wylde. Is that pretty much reloading only? Should last a long time the way it's built. Those type muzzle devices are loud even with plain 223/5.56 . I made the mistake of having a day at the range with nothing but basic cheap foam plugs about 25...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sunsets
Replies: 46
Views: 1761

Re: Sunsets

Those are beautiful! California?

This an excellent thread.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with an Old Endura.......
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Help with an Old Endura.......

There were also blue boxes of the size and shape of the black boxes. They came with a foil wrap inside that didn't last long once opened and closed a few times. I'm not sure if that was before or after the one above but I'd guess before.

Nice find.
by The Mastiff
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 121
Replies: 88
Views: 4110

Re: Rex 121

I can imagine Spyderco's vendors being polite but wondering what Sal is thinking. Probably best keeping it a Golden factory project. ;)

I recall thinking 10V was a bit much to ask from anything except a custom maker. Here we are though.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

High maintenance like an Alfa? Yeah, or any worthwhile sports model. :) Well, since I turned 40 my body does seem to keep breaking down all the time! Oh man wait until your 50's if you think 40's are bad. Whatever you still have work at keeping it. It's a lot harder to get it back once it goes. I f...
by The Mastiff
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

That's cool Julia.

Funny but you never seemed high maintenance. :D
by The Mastiff
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

My dad used to have a 1970 GTX with a 440 with the "air grabber" hood, Plum Crazy Purple with a white interior. He said he sold it for money to build my parents first house, and in anticipation of me coming along in the future. He was actually tempted a few years prior to make a trade for a Challen...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I miss Dr. Snubnose...
Replies: 47
Views: 1860

Re: I miss Dr. Snubnose...

I had occasion to work for a short time with a USSS officer that carried a sterile model that looked a lot like that. I still like that gun. I carried a bunch of different medium frame S&W's over my decades at the state job. I believe I began with a Model 10 then transitioned to the Model 65 less th...
by The Mastiff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 381
Views: 87615

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

If things go this administrations way you won't have the option of buying online and inexpensive ammo will not be back anytime soon. That is why people are willing to pay even more than a dollar a round now.
by The Mastiff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

70-71 hemi Challenger . Nothing like putting over a million dollars into a car that can't corner, brake, stay in tune or keep from rusting even in a climate controlled garage.
by The Mastiff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I miss Dr. Snubnose...
Replies: 47
Views: 1860

Re: I miss Dr. Snubnose...

Dr. Snubnose and Chuck ! Welcome back old timers. I hope to see you both stick around for a while.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.
Replies: 140
Views: 4436

Re: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.

Didn't buy it when it came out and wouldn't buy it at the increased cost it would have to be at now. Just not my thing. I've paid over a thousand dollars for folders in the past and not one of the very expensive knives I've had would outperform my low cost Endura with K390. Not in any kind of way I ...
by The Mastiff
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife lubricating agents
Replies: 38
Views: 982

Re: Knife lubricating agents

Yeah, I have to agree with Darby about overthinking things. I'm back to using dry teflon lubes on my knife pivots and lockback bearing surfaces. It doesn't collect gunk and provides enough lubricity ( is that the right term?) for my uses. I'm not an expert but it has been enough to keep my knives wo...

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