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by Zenith
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?
Replies: 141
Views: 5981

Re: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?

Michael Burch, SPY-27, Pacific Salt. Nice.
by Zenith
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slysz Swayback
Replies: 69
Views: 8243

Re: Slysz Swayback

Enactive wrote: *bump*

Curious if anyone has heard anything more about the Swayback? Is it really in/ going into production this month?

Maybe Sal is carrying a prototype/ production sample?
Nothing in the 2020 catalog so who knows.
by Zenith
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 2837

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

Personally I feel Spyderco is one of the few companies that do liner locks well as a production company. I have been on forums long enough to see mention of all locks fail and be complained about. Including the ones seen as the strongest currently on the market (the lock arm failed on the ‘back lock...
by Zenith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.

Spyderco fine or medium stone with a strop on a leather belt. Thanks, yes I'm using the same apex finish - Atoma and Venev diamonds to shape a clean, thinned bevel, then a very light microbevel with the Spyderco mediums, and a few passes on the fines to crisp up the apex. Although I'm using the rod...
by Zenith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.

I have not used the sharpmaker in over a year but I have used it in the past on Maxamet. The AlOx stone just takes extremely long vs diamonds. 20 dps will surely give you the most stable edge but you can give 15 dps a try and see how it works for you. Thanks. :) What grit finish have you found work...
by Zenith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.

Very interesting, I always enjoy your reviews, especially as you push your edge angles to the point where they start to chip or roll. Thanks for the update and data points. Good to know Maxamet has held up for you at 12-15 dps. Are you hitting the apex with the Sharpmaker rods, or is that just a st...
by Zenith
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.
Replies: 20
Views: 2721

Re: Manix 2 - Maxamet, new to me review.

A followup post of the Manix 2 Maxamet. I have used the knife om the shop similarly to most of my users to deburr Ti, cut sandpaper and clean out backings of belts. The knife has been edced and handled everyday tasks including garden work. I have pushed the angle to its extreme for this steel (7-8 d...
by Zenith
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Steels
Replies: 46
Views: 1616

Re: Favorite Steels

Still Nitrobe-77. For years now.
by Zenith
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steel!
Replies: 51
Views: 1750

Re: Favorite steel!

Nitrobe-77
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

Updated 2018, February. Additional to the above based on Bob Terzuola’s and Michael Walker’s work Andre Thorburn has adapted a radius lockface, however slightly modifies it through manual adjustment to stop any lock stick from occurring. It is difficult to explain the process and I do not have permi...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

I see a lot of knives are starting to promote steel lock face inserts or carbidized lock faces to supposedly prevent your titanium lock from wearing away from meeting the steel of the blade. Is this really a concern? How long would a non protected titanium lock face last against steel? Am I at risk...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

Added from: http://www.knife-expert.com/liners.txt THE LINERLOCK -- RIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Michael Walker's invention and development of the LinerlockTM by Bernard Levine (c)1997 - for Knives Illustrated The "Linerlock" knife is now so familiar that it is easy to forget that both the knife and the na...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6088/6157273728_5b3cfd4dc5_b.jpg [/QUOTE] "Those who have followed the nearly 25 years that the Sebenza has been around know we continually make small improvements, alterations, advances to our knives. None of these changes are made to follow a trend, to keep up with ...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

You can see from the videos that even with blade play a lock can still be very secure, very reliable and would require the entire lock to self-destruct in order to disengage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2f5h9zFQvE Real interesting comments from Gavkoo on the folder of Kyle and what makers such a...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

he feels it provides a safer lock and less chance of slipping. I tend to agree. Besides. If any quality product wears out so fast, they should cover it under warranty. This thread was brought to my notice so I thought I would make a couple of comments. We do not recommend that anyone adjusts the ten...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

"Correction: Peening the contact is a technique used by cutlers to 'refresh' the actual physical contact area on the lock where it connects to and wears against the blade in use. Since the lock is technically supposed to connect and support the blade at the bottom of the lock at the point far enough...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

Now that goes to another issue. What happens when the insert dislodges or falls out? The screws will have to be very secure for some of these guys beating on them and if they think the knife is supposed to take it they will do that. Again time will tell. My thoughts are that overall there are some b...
by Zenith
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

I have not posted the below in a long, long while and some links might be broken, but here goes for those interested in learning more on this lock. My framelock post This is a compilation of resources and discussion on angles, lock interface, steel vs. ti etc. that I have compiled over the years. He...
by Zenith
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet and the future
Replies: 44
Views: 3395

Re: Maxamet and the future

Congrats on the knives.

Maxamet has/had some production issues. This was mentioned by Sal some time ago, but no, the Para 2 was not a sprint and many hope to see it in the near future again.

Enjoy the testing of the steel.
by Zenith
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Idea for "crud proof" pivot..
Replies: 46
Views: 2615

Re: Idea for "crud proof" pivot..

Maybe I have been lucky, but using IKBS folders during exploration in Sub Sahara Africa in unconventional oil and gas and in the mining industry I have had little to no issues. Yes sand and crud gets in there but some warm water and dish washing soap has resolved 95% of the issues associated with th...

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