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by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "The Mastiff"
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Happy Birthday "The Mastiff"

Thanks everyone. Another year with you folks here. This site and you guys have been a consistent part of my life for more than 15 years now. Hopefully it will be another 15 years here for us.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?
Replies: 58
Views: 2115

Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Which Spyderco do you like best for prying with the tip???
Whichever one you want to break.
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 51
Views: 2663

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

I've had 440C knives that sounded like I was trying to cut low grit sandpaper when sharpening on diamond plates. It's about the only steel I don't care for. The overall use of many different steels labeled as 440C really hasn't helped my feelings about it either. VG 10 is a great steel in comparison...
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 21
Views: 707

Re: Patina question.

Rust and patina are not one and the same thing. Rust pitts and flakes off exposing fresh steel which is what makes it so destructive. Patina is more like staining. It doesn't pit the steel, and it doesn't flake off. Gun bluing is essentially applying a patina is it not? I don't think anyone would c...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 21
Views: 707

Re: Patina question.

under the thick protective coating a hand print had etched into the steel and required grinding of the surface to clean off.
I had that happen to me with an expensive custom knife in Rex 20 ( M62). It was a thumbprint and was permanent by the time it got to me.
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 21
Views: 707

Re: Patina question.

Some good advice in above group of posts. If it was me I would use a soft paste wax like Rennisance wax to clean, slightly polish and seal the knife for storage. As it is you have a rusting knife and calling it a patina will not change anything. It takes me 3 to 4 minutes per knife. Make sure you us...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels
Replies: 42
Views: 930

Re: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels

Just excellent Larrin! Thank you for putting the time and work into this as usual.
by The Mastiff
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back lock Lock rock
Replies: 24
Views: 489

Re: Back lock Lock rock

My Buck110 a full lock back does not exhibit this and I own more than one of these none of them rock. They are also pinned construction. The 110 folder has had people talking about lock rock as long as there have been places like Blade Forums to talk about knives on. They are known as quality knive...
by The Mastiff
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back lock Lock rock
Replies: 24
Views: 489

Re: Back lock Lock rock

I've carried Spyderco backlocks since 92. In that time I've never had one break, fail or wear out. Can I find some movement if I deliberately look for it? Maybe, maybe not. I dunno. They don't need to change the design of the older ones like my Enduras because there is no problem with them in use. T...
by The Mastiff
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 214
Views: 9332

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The movie "Five Deadly Venoms" is one of my favorites. I've seen it probably 15 times. "One armed boxer" ( ? or something similar) would be another favorite. I believe you listed it earlier in this thread.

Thanks Jim. Keep them coming! :)

Joe
by The Mastiff
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 91
Views: 5704

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

I'm not convinced that coatings prevent corrosion. I think they do, in some cases, help, but Salt water and sweat can be caustic and find ways to infiltrate. Even humidity near a coast is always trying to eat your knife blade. You have done a lot more testing than any of us and probably with more c...
by The Mastiff
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 91
Views: 5704

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

It will help but not certain of electrical conductivity of rustoleum and relative thickness. I suggest a polymer based paint of some kind, alternatively you could coat the inside pocket on the CF liners. Would be an interesting experiment to coat one side only and see what happens to liners. Thanks...
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Evil D"
Replies: 19
Views: 838

Re: Happy Birthday "Evil D"

Happy birthday Evil. Have a safe, healthy and happy next year.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?
Replies: 83
Views: 3900

Re: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?

I have some A2 knives heat treated by the same guy who does the HT on LT Wright knives. You can borrow one if you'd like. Appreciate the offer Vivi. I have several A2 knives including Bark River, Black Jack as well as Hogue and Mission. I couldn't say if the heat treat on any is similar but they ar...
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NFL Season: 2019-2020
Replies: 442
Views: 15262

Re: NFL Season: 2019-2020

I never thought about Teddy Bridgewater much before his injury. I have really begun to respect him for going through everything and not giving up. Heck, I recall he was up near 270lbs before his injury and the guy has since remade everything about himself . Most wouldn't get over the injury he had. ...
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Wartstein"
Replies: 21
Views: 1724

Re: Happy Birthday "Wartstein"

Sorry to be late but happy birthday. Have a safe and healthy next year.

Joe.
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: RIP Pete Gerber
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: RIP Pete Gerber

That guy had a large impact on our hobby. He also helped some big names get a start and influenced many. Yes, condolences to his family.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 91
Views: 5704

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Would sealing the liners with say...rustoleum stop the galvanic process all else being equal?

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 51
Views: 2663

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

The Chief and the Manix backlock are two that I recall without looking up models. If these had steels like Cruwear or 4V, K390 or several others I'd have them and like them. They had everything I liked about them except blade steel. Please be aware I like and respect both steels. I just have 25 or m...
by The Mastiff
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lock-bar insert question
Replies: 23
Views: 1276

Re: Lock-bar insert question

Regular use tools have silicone treated gun cloth wipe down at end of day. You can also do this with any knife. This is the way I do knife care as well. I just wipe it down with a cloth when needed of course washing off any salt or corrosive stuff before hand. I have gotten two years off of Renn wa...

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