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by Vivi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: H1 Revisited

One thing I want to bring up about PE H1 in particular, is I think folks will see a great benefit from using lower grits on this steel. While it takes a nice polish and can get screaming sharp at high grits, I find the edge loses slicing aggression real quick when given a high polish. Slicing synthe...
by Vivi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 16673
Views: 1334385

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Surprise surprise. https://i.imgur.com/GM5MsXn.jpg I got this Pacific Salt dirt cheap. The edge was completely blunt and had been sharpened by someone who had no idea what they were doing. I've been carefully thinning out the tip with my dremel (I never go all the way to the tip with it, I do that w...
by Vivi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

I would never argue that mineral oil is the most sophisticated lubricrant available today. I would argue that the difference between mineral oil and other lubes and their effect on folding knife performance is so miniscule it approaches placebo territory. From a pure smoothness perspective at least....
by Vivi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Prospects for more Manix 2 backlocks?
Replies: 24
Views: 835

Re: Prospects for more Manix 2 backlocks?

Me and my wallet were ready for the XL version that never came. Loved the action of the Manix 2 backlock, but prefer the full sized Manix.
by Vivi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 16673
Views: 1334385

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

PSquared wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:00 am
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Nice scales! The color and pattern look great, and the handle shape is the same mod I do to Tasman Salts to let them fit my grip better.
by Vivi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: H1 Revisited

I don’t own any H1 so I can’t rightfully give an opinion but man, I’m skeptical. Then you're skeptical of Spyderco themselves. This is what Spyderco has to say on the subject, along with a few quotes from various posters: https://i.imgur.com/X2FqAfV.png Spydercos own website describing the Jumpmast...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?
Replies: 34
Views: 1435

Re: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?

Most days I commute on a Trek Emonda SL6 with Mavics.

It's worth more than my car. lol.
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One hand opening
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: One hand opening

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 pm
There are many reasons why we need wine
Sage advice, brother :D
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: H1 Revisited

SE H1 is a straight up super steel. The edge retention of my SE Pacific Salts I EDC matches or exceeds every other knife I own, period. SE H1, for my EDC uses, holds an edge superior to: PE H1, VG10, bd1 and 8Cr13MoV.........AND S30V......AND M4.....D2.......S90V...........AND K390....and so on. I ...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Knife suggestion

Native Chief
Endura
Pacific Salt SE (My favorite Spyderco)
Military
Police

Any of these would serve you well. They might be a bit over or under 4" but they're all in the ballpark.
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

I guess I'm kind of old fashioned in a way. Because I've always prefer doing business at local stores. Or reputable mom & pop type businesses online like New Graham or the few others that are still surviving. I've never yet ever bought anything from Amazon or hardly any of the other popular online ...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

I'd also like to add, as an aside, that KnifeWorks (in my home state of Louisiana) is in the process of moving into a new larger showroom. According to one staffer I spoke with, it's going to be awesome, and I'll have to try to go and check it out. After a paycheck that is lol. So that's one retail...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

Plus people use brick and mortar stores to see the product in person then go online and buy it cheaper somewhere else This is why I can't even go into a brick n' mortar, because I just don't think that's right to do at all, and I also can't afford their prices, so I feel like I just shouldn't take ...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: H1 Revisited

Anecdotally, it's a good blade steel. Anecdotally, "German stainless" is "the best" steel for the kitchen. Objectively, there are better ways to hold an edge for many tasks. If the edge retention of the geometry/steel is good enough for your task and you benefit from the unmatched rust resistance o...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: H1 Revisited

LC200N seems more like a "normal steel" in both sharpness and wear resistance. In my limited experience I think it's a lot closer to VG-10 than H1. It'll chip more than roll and can get sharp enough to split hairs. H1 is a different animal. It likes a toothy edge, with low inclusive angle and extra...
by Vivi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

One day people will regret the closing of brick and mortar stores and their reliance/dependence on the Internet for purchasing products. They push for the public to buy their groceries online and have them delivered to their home (inside, in some cases). I don't want anyone selecting my fruits, veg...
by Vivi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spyderco Waterway vs Coldsteel Master Hunter 3v
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Spyderco Waterway vs Coldsteel Master Hunter 3v

Honestly I think for the things you described you ought to consider a SE Aqua Salt. Tough to beat for a bomb proof utility blade. Between the two you're considering I don't think you can go wrong. Both are very well designed models. I don't own the CS but I have used it. No idea how Cold Steels heat...
by Vivi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4483

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

Mineral oil is something I can buy for pennies from any grocery store ot drug store around and its never felt inadequate for knife pivots. Can't imagine the extra $$ nano lube costs is worth whatever marginal performance gains it may offer. My problem with mineral oil is it gets gunky after a while...
by Vivi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 2529

Re: H1 Revisited

LC200N seems more like a "normal steel" in both sharpness and wear resistance. In my limited experience I think it's a lot closer to VG-10 than H1. It'll chip more than roll and can get sharp enough to split hairs. H1 is a different animal. It likes a toothy edge, with low inclusive angle and extra...
by Vivi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 16673
Views: 1334385

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

https://i.imgur.com/5ouxHDV.jpg Started polishing it back up to a medium finish. Those with a keen eye will also see the tip is a touch thinner than it was before. My tip was in pretty poor shape so I reground it. Much better piercer now. I love this model. I've added two more SE to my collection t...

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