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by vivi
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Care and Feeding of DLC
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Care and Feeding of DLC

This thread may interest you. Have that same knife in my pocket right now in fact.

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by vivi
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 25008
Views: 1936505

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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by vivi
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

That's a good point Darby. The handle of a chopper has different needs than on smaller knives.
by vivi
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

How tough is too tough to notice the difference? Would a chopper in 1V at 60 be tough enough? Would the reduction in toughness be worth the increases in wear resistance? I have beaten knives in 1095CV (Becker BK9 among others) with all my might and couldn’t break them. I have had some scary bends i...
by vivi
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 25008
Views: 1936505

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

https://i.postimg.cc/7ZcGLbxB/20210125-155545-HDR.jpg Vivi, is this a Rebar with a CLIP?! If so, how did you don this`?! The Rebar is my favorite "full sized" leatherman, I´d love mine to have a clip!! (And a diamond coated file..) That's a Leatherman Kick with the optional factory clip. Took six m...
by vivi
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAPLE CHAP SHIPPING TO DEALERS WOO HOO
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: MAPLE CHAP SHIPPING TO DEALERS WOO HOO

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:33 am
Now all we need is that smallfly and we’re set :)
Somewhere there's a Swick 6 sitting in a box in a dark corner of a storage room, just waiting for a chance to spread its wings and fly :D
by vivi
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 3288
Views: 420398

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

While the Rebar is my favorite full sized multitool, the Kick makes a really nice daily carry:

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by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker and sharpening SERRATED K390 - expectations?
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: Sharpmaker and sharpening serrated K390 - expectations?

Great news Sal! I'm eager to try a SE Police 4! Brown rods work fine for sharpening K390. You'll want diamonds or CBN for reprofiling though. You think CBN or diamonds will be good for reprofiling serrated K390 without wearing out too much? I have no experience with SE blades in real hard steels so ...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

I like the idea, but I fear it'll be out of my price range in the $350-400 range. Hard to beat an ESEE Junglas or similar for $125. Then again, perhaps I just don't do enough chopping to warrant the higher price tag and performance. I have no idea what a hypothetical 9-11" S7 Spyderco would run, bu...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker and sharpening SERRATED K390 - expectations?
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: Sharpmaker and sharpening serrated K390 - expectations?

Brown rods work fine for sharpening K390. You'll want diamonds or CBN for reprofiling though.
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

S5 gets no lovez it's tougher than S7 but S7 gets all the love :( I haven't tried S5 before. Do you know of anyone making tools with it? NSM sells it, I've been too busy to try, but the stats are better, I don't think S5 is as common and it may cost a little more so perhaps that's why we don't see ...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

Deadboxhero wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:19 pm
S5 gets no lovez it's tougher than S7 but S7 gets all the love :(
I haven't tried S5 before. Do you know of anyone making tools with it?
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hiking Shoes
Replies: 38
Views: 1365

Re: Hiking Shoes

I've hiked a lot in my whole life, also today I was out in the woods for some hours ... Hanwag Alaska GTX is by far the best shoe I've ever used - I searched for an US-link and to my big astonishment I found one - https://hanwagboot.com/products/alaska-gtx?variant=32245664777 Those look very nice. ...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

S7 Large Camp Knife

There's been some fixed blade talk recently, and I mentioned how I'd like to see Spyderco try S7 in a large chopper sized fixed blade. Here's how the steel looks: https://i.postimg.cc/wvkwGgvH/download.png Supposedly used for jackhammer bits. I've used it in the 9" Scrapyard Dogfather for a decade. ...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Old fixed blades reimagined
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: Old fixed blades reimagined

I would love a Spyderco chopper. I was going to buy a Darn Dao but with all the price increases that isn’t going to happen. The Schempp Rock lacked the mass to actually chop. The Respect is big but it isn’t a chopper and the Province looks great but is just a tad small to be a good chopper. The For...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Old fixed blades reimagined
Replies: 19
Views: 428

Re: Old fixed blades reimagined

If they ever come back I'd give them another shot. I'd loc-tite the scale screws this time and use my belt sander to put a better edge on it. The blade shape is nice and I like the overall lines. I just couldn't deal with the edge geometry. Still rocking that Dogfather all these years later. https:...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hiking Shoes
Replies: 38
Views: 1365

Re: Hiking Shoes

I am an outdoors professional so I wear hikers or trail runners pretty much every day of the year. I lean towards lighter weight, more breathable, waterproof models. Sportivas have a narrower toe from my experience. Keens fit wider. I wear a size 12.5, which is hard to find and many companies like ...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hiking Shoes
Replies: 38
Views: 1365

Re: Hiking Shoes

That's been my experience too. They make comfortable shoes but they fall apart quicker than I care for. My chameleon stretch shoes I've been wearing have been breaking apart on the inside towards the bottom right of my heel. Super glue didn't help. Might try something stronger, but the soles will b...
by vivi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 25008
Views: 1936505

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Carried my Street Beat to my night job, then forgot to switch to my Police this morning so its with me again.

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