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by vivi
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 483
Views: 34330

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I haven't carried my Police 4 LW much since the winter, but I decided it was time to put it back in my pocket. Problem is, the edge was very dull. Struggle to slice a cardboard box dull. I reset the edge on a 300 grit diamond bench stone. I ground until there was no microbevel. I finished with very ...
by vivi
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 483
Views: 34330

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

They do. The fit isn't quite as snug but they work fine. They come in a variety of widths though, so you need to order the correct size.
by vivi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 483
Views: 34330

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Bumping this thread with mini-reviews of some sharpening gear I've recently acquired: https://i.postimg.cc/MHvLYLNN/20200710-210916-HDR-1.jpg Starting from the front.... 1. Two new sets of sharpmaker rods, medium and fine. Replaced 5 year old medium rods and 10 year old fines. They both have more bi...
by vivi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Took this right before I bailed, there was a thunder storm moving in from the SW.

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by vivi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

prndltech wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:38 am
It’s been the police 4 lightweight for a while... if only it was offered with serrations!
I'd like a Police 4 or Endura 4 FFG SE.
by vivi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2040

Re: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

vivi, it’s great to have you back. you were definitely missed and mentioned frequently. i know you were a fan of the endura 3 handle over the endura 4 handle, so how are you liking the pac salt 2? I like it enough I bought a second. I had a few different reasons for wanting to try it. The curved re...
by vivi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compendium of tips for sharpening serrated knives
Replies: 177
Views: 13372

Re: Compendium of tips for sharpening serrated knives

I do the tip like that because its easier to avoid dragging the tip off the stone. While using the corners I aim to stop a little shy of the tip so I don't slip off and round it.
by vivi
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compendium of tips for sharpening serrated knives
Replies: 177
Views: 13372

Re: Compendium of tips for sharpening serrated knives

Bumping this thread with a new video: https://streamable.com/7lpkll I've been using a brand new fine rod to maintain my new Pacific Salt 2. I use back and forth strokes at 15 degrees, grinding the presentation side multiple times for every stroke I do on the back. I've found that after I rock the b...
by vivi
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compendium of tips for sharpening serrated knives
Replies: 177
Views: 13372

Re: Compendium of tips for sharpening serrated knives

Bumping this thread with a new video: https://streamable.com/7lpkll I've been using a brand new fine rod to maintain my new Pacific Salt 2. I use back and forth strokes at 15 degrees, grinding the presentation side multiple times for every stroke I do on the back. I've found that after I rock the bl...
by vivi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

It's on the list. I stopped by SMKW on that trip and wanted to handle one but I didn't see any surprisingly. I did handle a chap for my first time and I see why people like it. It's a very nice design for the size.
by vivi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2040

Re: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

I've been experimenting with different abrasives. I ordered some 80-600 grit triangle stones from Congress. It's been fun but nothing puts a better edge on my SE knives than the sharpmaker rods. I do like the 120 grit norton crystalon rod for my SE beaters though, they give an extremely toothy, agg...
by vivi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

https://i.postimg.cc/GhFkbF2W/20200618-202509-HDR.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QdS1TjcS/20200618-203242-HDR.jpg Took this photo on a trip to the mountains a few weeks back. Been an ugly rainy day so went with an older picture. You back? Did you hear about the bhq exclusive manix xl? Yep. Sold my C95 an...
by vivi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2040

Re: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Hi Vivi, Good to hear from you. We can make the corner of the gray/brown stones coarser when new by breaking the surface on the corners and they will cut faster up to a point where the corner is too wide and their coarseness diminishes and it's time to replace the...
by vivi
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Took this photo on a trip to the mountains a few weeks back. Been an ugly rainy day so went with an older picture.
by vivi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods
Replies: 26
Views: 2040

Re-finishing Sharpmaker Rods

Has anyone here tried to re-finish their sharpmaker rods? I purchased a pocket medium stone and noticed the surface was much coarser than my medium rods. Out of curiosity I ordered a new set of medium rods and fine rods for my sharpmaker and compared them to mine. My mediums are 5 years old, fines a...
by vivi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Ladybug is a full size knife
Replies: 44
Views: 2640

Re: The Ladybug is a full size knife

I gotta get you guys a picture of one in my hands next time I'm in a knife shop :D
by vivi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

https://i.postimg.cc/v81w9Nfp/20200706-155735-HDR.jpg Vivi, I do hope it's really you (that would make my day) and not someone just kidding us... The thing that makes me doubt a bit: Pac Salt TWO... I can recall that Vivi clearly preferred the E3 (Pac Salt 1)-handle over the E4 (Pac Salt 2)... EDIT...
by vivi
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 21693
Views: 1698443

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

https://i.postimg.cc/v81w9Nfp/20200706-155735-HDR.jpg Vivi, I do hope it's really you (that would make my day) and not someone just kidding us... The thing that makes me doubt a bit: Pac Salt TWO... I can recall that Vivi clearly preferred the E3 (Pac Salt 1)-handle over the E4 (Pac Salt 2)... EDIT...
by vivi
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?
Replies: 44
Views: 3410

Re: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?

The C95 I picked up will be my last Spyderco of the year.

Scored another Leatherman PST2 off ebay that's in the mail.

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