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by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: High Performance Delica Excitement
Replies: 39
Views: 642

Re: High Performance Delica Excitement

I'll have to see the result. I have been tuning my knives to my needs for 40 years or more. What is being discussed is not real new to me.
by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Folders Okay Gor Self Defense?
Replies: 66
Views: 1071

Re: Small Folders Okay Gor Self Defense?

I used a knife for self defense when I was pretty young. I had neither training nor any sort of tactical or fighting knife. In fact it didn't even have a lock. I don't know any of the guys I knew who murdered people that had any kind of training. They just had the desire to hurt someone and somethin...
by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-59 Shabaria
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-59 Shabaria

Not one of my favorites. The grip is too narrow to use in heavy cutting without causing me cramps in my hands. The looks are pretty bad too IMO. Like all Spydercos it is built well. I believe I ended up giving mine away.
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Folders Okay Gor Self Defense?
Replies: 66
Views: 1071

Re: Small Folders Okay Gor Self Defense?

Even if you carry a knife for self defense never admit it. It's just a tool. You would never carry it for self defense, even if you would. :)
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch in a steel I never heard of v-toku2
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: Stretch in a steel I never heard of v-toku2

S3, in my case the V Toku does really well between 400 grit to 1000. I usually go with 600 grit to give it a biting edge. It can go way higher easily but I don't really see that much reason to.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My thumb keeps slipping from the hole on my new spyderco
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: My thumb keeps slipping from the hole on my new spyderco

I definitely don't recommend to someone new to try adjusting pivots. I think adjusting your hand and then slowing down to deliberately go through the opening process. No auto pilot until you have done it enough to be not only accurate and comfortable but also have developed muscle memory. Also, look...
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New k390 endura is smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: New k390 endura is smooth

I had to buy a second. It's a great all around knife with amazing performance and a real sleeper of a knife. It'll outperform most of the very high dollar factory or customs I've been around.
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pound for pound the highest performing Spyderco is...
Replies: 40
Views: 1095

Re: Pound for pound the highest performing Spyderco is...

IMO the highest performing pound for pound knives are the K390 Delicas, The Maxamet Natives, or Rex 45 ? The small ones are too small for me to use safely.
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Sal Glesser Irreplaceable?
Replies: 40
Views: 1332

Re: Is Sal Glesser Irreplaceable?

I'm with the "In poor taste" group. All anyone here can do is speculate and I don't see any reason for me to do that. None of us here can possibly have the information needed to make close to realistic predictions.

I'm old and retired but even I have better things to do.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday, xceptnl!
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Happy birthday, xceptnl!

Happy birthday Landon. Have a safe, healthy and prosperous next year.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interesting discussion on a bleeding blade
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Interesting discussion on a bleeding blade

No one really seemed interested in solving the question of why that was happening. So much talking past each other and posturing. I've been to worse places but I've never stayed.
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why don't they chrome plate carbon steel?
Replies: 21
Views: 540

Re: Why don't they chrome plate carbon steel?

Gerber used to do it in the 70's on some. There was a famous maker that used O1 and he chromed his knives. Personally I don't think it's necessary. I couldn't think of any reason I'd want it done to my knives. For me corrosion isn't an issue. If it was I'd deal with it any of a number of ways other ...
by The Mastiff
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm having an issue with US made Spydies
Replies: 70
Views: 1777

Re: I'm having an issue with US made Spydies

I don't believe in trying to tell someone how to use their property but trying to tell me that taking my knives apart to clean or maintain them is necessary will get an argument out of me everytime. I have Spydercos over 20 years old with half of that in my pocket daily that have never needed to be ...
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Knifejoy exclusive PM3: lots of qc issues including an asymmetrical blade.
Replies: 13
Views: 974

Re: New Knifejoy exclusive PM3: lots of qc issues including an asymmetrical blade.

I agree with Araneae . No one here should be advising the OP to return the knife after he had taken it apart and changed the edge/sharpened/stropped the knife. If the knife needs to go back it should be before the above not after. I can't tell if the blade is warped or if it is just the tapering tha...
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tanto Para2: This Is The Real Deal & Thank you Eric Glesser
Replies: 16
Views: 605

Re: Tanto Para2: This Is The Real Deal & Thank you Eric Glesser

You always have had good taste in knives Joe. :) Solid design and an excellent steel. It should last a long, long time.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 strange vertical streaks in blade
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Para 3 strange vertical streaks in blade

Really excellent photography Spoonrobot!

It's just grind lines. No defects, no carbide tearout or anything to worry about. Use it often and enjoy a knife meant to perform and not just look pretty.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Anyone? Spyderco Super Blue steel hardness
Replies: 12
Views: 467

Re: Sal, Anyone? Spyderco Super Blue steel hardness

Still a big super blue fan. For cutting and slicing I'll take it anyday over 1095, 5160, W2, O1 etc. I like sharpening most steels but super blue is one of the best and easiest to sharpen up . It's one of several Spydercos I could use the rest of my life if I had to. I'm glad I don't have to though.
by The Mastiff
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 FRN with Rex-121 (found in Sal's pocket recently)
Replies: 24
Views: 680

Re: Sage 5 FRN with Rex-121 (found in Sal's pocket recently)

I'm all for FRN models. In my experience they are extremely durable and feel great in use. I also appreciate the attempt at keeping costs down on a model that will already have increased costs due to the steel. I'll sure buy one.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pure Evil: Any Testimonies?
Replies: 44
Views: 1422

Re: Pure Evil: Any Testimonies?

JuPaul wrote: ↑ 29 Mar 2021 15:39 Interesting topic. I was a philosophy major once upon a time, and now I have what is probably an unhealthy interest in serial killers and cult leaders. I'm also very interested in understanding what drives people to make the choices they do. After years of reading,...
by The Mastiff
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New CPM Stainless Steel??
Replies: 190
Views: 5926

Re: New CPM Stainless Steel??

I like to imagine you pitching the steel concept like this to a room of CPM people wide-eyed and stunned but ultimately as excited as you are I was thinking Magnus Pyke shouting "Science" like in the Thomas Dolby video. :) If I didn't know Larrin better anyways. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V...

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