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by The Mastiff
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 85
Views: 1752

Re: Wharncliffe's

I'd love a high performance wharncliffe but in the 3.5 to 4 inch length range. I've got a couple boxes of S30V and VG 10 knives already so using a high performing tool steel will open my wallet even faster. If not and it's stainless I still might. We'll see.
by The Mastiff
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1007

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

For me it's got to be steels starting with 3v and going through Cruwear and on to 4V. They are all pretty well balanced between wear resistance, toughness and even corrosion resistance.

Truthfully though I can get along with most steels. Some steels I just see no use for me.
by The Mastiff
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bob Lum All Rounder ... a Spyderco version?
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Bob Lum All Rounder ... a Spyderco version?

That's a real teeth kicker. What were the issues with the Tanto? Yes. The one I had was very well built and finished. I imagine that kind of quality build and materials will be expensive to make. One could lose money quickly on a run of those if things went wrong but that is probably true with most...
by The Mastiff
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 491
Views: 112773

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

This continues to be one of my favorite all time threads. Thanks Jim for taking the time to impart your knowledge here.

Five Element Ninjas is one of my favorites. Top 10 list for me.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "EVIL D"
Replies: 26
Views: 1549

Re: Happy Birthday "EVIL D"

Happy birthday. Have a good next year.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Wartstein"
Replies: 45
Views: 2715

Re: Happy Birthday "Wartstein"

Happy birthday. Hope you have a safe, healthy and bountiful next year.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C41PTBL5 Teal S90V Native 5 lightweight
Replies: 7
Views: 346

C41PTBL5 Teal S90V Native 5 lightweight

I've had a few days with this new knife and I wanted to mention it. There hasn't been much written about this knife so I'll start . Other than the color I like everything about this knife. It shows how much improved production and QC have become. I really can find no flaws anywhere. The knife even h...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?
Replies: 55
Views: 1006

Re: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?

BKF is mainly oxalic acid. It will etch steel if left on, so rinsing very well is important. I would not use it on non-stainless steel myself. Thank you. I mix those two up. Comet has bleach which is a base? For me the end results were rust with both which is why I stopped using them. I used to hav...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?
Replies: 55
Views: 1006

Re: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?

Most Chlorine compounds are extremely corrosive Is that what is in comet and Bar keep's friend ? I've seen that stuff mess up a knife that looked like it had been cleaned after use but there was enough left on the blade to cause substantial rust overnight. I changed from those products to other cle...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ouchie! Ouchie!
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Ouchie! Ouchie!

I was convinced for a while that very high carbide steels sharpened to the same grit hurt more. I'm talking S60V, S90V, S110V, Maxamet, etc. I tell myself it must be my imagination but my imagination can be pretty convincing . Brass and copper seem to hurt more than steel for whatever imaginary reas...
by The Mastiff
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them
Replies: 57
Views: 1206

Re: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them

Another FRN Seki knife person . I began my Spyderco journey with FRN Enduras and Delicas and then went to steel frame versions. I have stayed with the FRN Enduras and a few Delicas and Police models and have never found any issue with the durability of them. My first Endura ( G2 marking which is Gin...
by The Mastiff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday JonLeBlanc!
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Happy birthday JonLeBlanc!

Have a safe, happy and wealthy next year.

Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Archimedes"
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Happy Birthday "Archimedes"

Happy birthday.
by The Mastiff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday The Deacon
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: Happy Birthday The Deacon

A late happy birthday Paul. I hope you have a safe, healthy and happy next year.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

Problem solving 101 is to look to the easiest and most obvious problem/solution first. In this case it should get a good cleaning before any other things are done. The bearing surface might have a tiny bit of grit in there. That is usually going to be the thing causing what you describe. Oil with so...
by The Mastiff
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!
Replies: 217
Views: 4680

Re: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!

No interest in Vanax or really expensive Titanium PM 2's. I did just order the Teal S90V Native ltwt. as well as the LC 200 Pac Salt. There are any of a bunch of knives that would be more useful to me than an expensive PM 2 of mediocre performance. If the OP has as many people interested as he think...
by The Mastiff
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 64
Views: 4955

Re: Ladies On The Edge

This has been my observation as well. I see that trope all the time in movies and TV shows but rarely in real life. Real people don't like being told what to do and push back. It's a strong American trait. I hope it always will be . It amazes me that some local governments are now trying to get cit...
by The Mastiff
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 64
Views: 4955

Re: Ladies On The Edge

I've never really seen all that much " oppressive, societal norms" until recently with the left demanding conformity. It mostly was just " if you want to do strange stuff keep it away from people who don't want to be around it and especially other peoples children" . Some groups ( churches, religion...
by The Mastiff
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 64
Views: 4955

Re: Ladies On The Edge

Joe...believe me, I understand that sentiment. But I have a teenage daughter an end up dealing with her friends, both male and female, and I have no choice than to deal with their thought processes. And as I said in the other post, their ideas mostly come from teachers putting ideas in their heads ...
by The Mastiff
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poster Boy for NEJM
Replies: 25
Views: 1942

Re: Poster Boy for NEJM

It has been a difficult year. For most of the country. Joe, I hope you are doing ok and getting better. I had 4 shoulder surgeries and none were easy over a 3 year period . One almost killed me. They are very painful surgeries without doubt. Not having use of that arm for however long it takes until...

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