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by Michael Janich
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bow river sheath ..lefty
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Bow river sheath ..lefty

Hey, SC_PATRIOT: The Bow River sheaths are made by a great leather company in Spain. Unfortunately, they do not make a left-handed model and, to my knowledge, do not do one-off custom work. The Esee option blendergasket mentioned is probably the most economical solution for you. I hope this helps. S...
by Michael Janich
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 153
Views: 4271

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Hey, All: Since I do the tech specs for Spyderco knives, I thought I'd chime in and answer the question. The 3.08 is measured from the tip of the blade back toward the near edge of the front of the handle, adjacent to the heel of the blade. The edge length is the actual sharpened edge, which does no...
by Michael Janich
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?
Replies: 72
Views: 1130

Re: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?

Oh by the way what blade steel is your Merlin? I got a VG-10 Merlin about two years ago and I've heard the Merlin is very rare in VG-10>> which is why I haven't used it yet :) Hey, JD: Mine is ATS-55, still in the red toothpaste-style box. I also have an ATS-55 linerless G-10-handled Harpy. To be h...
by Michael Janich
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are you buying from Reveal 6?
Replies: 53
Views: 1019

Re: What are you buying from Reveal 6?

Hey, Sirosis1971: You are correct: PE = PlainEdge, CE = CombinationEdge, and SE = SpyderEdge (fully serrated). I think the CE references were to the Tenacious CPM S35VN and the Autonomy 2, not the Pacific and the Atlantic. You are correct that the latter two knives are PE or SE only. Stay safe, Mike
by Michael Janich
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M4 dlc yojimbo without a Maker's Mark
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: M4 dlc yojimbo without a Maker's Mark

I've never seen one. For coated blades, you might want to make sure that it wasn't done as an "aftermarket" process, where someone took the satin-finished blade and had it coated themselves. The biggest giveaways would be that, under proper light, the blade markings would still be faintly visible un...
by Michael Janich
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone got the SE Endura Wharncliffe?
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Anyone got the SE Endura Wharncliffe?

In Colorado, the out-of-the-box Endura Wharncliffe is a bit too long for the legal blade length. However, when the Delica Wharnie came out, my back-pocket Delica--which had always been a saber-ground CombinationEdge--was quickly replaced with a SpyderEdge Delica Wharnie.

Love it...

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?
Replies: 72
Views: 1130

Re: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?

Hey, All:

Very cool thread... thank you. These are some of my old-school favorites:

G-10 Police
Rookie
Centofante I and II
Merlin
Ronin first-generation (I may be a little biased on this one)

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe vs. Hawkbill advantages/disadvantages and thoughts about the Yojimbo/Yojumbo
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Wharncliffe vs. Hawkbill advantages/disadvantages and thoughts about the Yojimbo/Yojumbo

Hey, Chiselman and All: Thanks for an interesting discussion. Mikey177 beat me to the punch in referencing the P'Kal, which I believe has the exact blade shape Chiselman was describing. My testing experience relies primarily on using various shapes of training blades with partners and doing live-bla...
by Michael Janich
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip solidity?
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: Tip solidity?

Thrusting into pork tissue with the Stretch should be no problem. I've done it many times with Delicas and Enduras--both saber ground and full-flat--and their blades and locks held up fine.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip solidity?
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: Tip solidity?

If your self-defense tactics focus on doing things like thrusting through skulls and twisting, saber-ground Enduras and Delicas are probably your best bet. Their point thickness would fare better, and both have matching trainers that would support skill development training. While you're developing ...
by Michael Janich
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone
Replies: 15
Views: 650

Re: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone

If Sal and company see this, could you let us know what material the plates are made out of?Is it a ceramic base like the Doublestuff 2? Is it a metal plate similar to DMTs? Something different? Hey, Baron Mind: The "embryo" (fancy technical name for the plate) of the CBN stone is carbon steel. Sta...
by Michael Janich
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Re-examining 9Cr18Mo as an option
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Re-examining 9Cr18Mo as an option

Hey, Jurphaas:

It's great to see you sharing your knowledge here! Your historical perspective on Spyderco knives and their evolution is truly incredible. I miss you, brother!!!

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 liners wtb
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Para 3 liners wtb

We never sold a parts kit for the Para 3.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think I caught SE fever
Replies: 69
Views: 1438

Re: I think I caught SE fever

Hey, JD: I totally agree that serrations have their place. In fact, I carry a SpyderEdge Wharncliffe Delica 4 as my daily utility knife. My post was intended to correct the mistaken notion that when serrations "grab" clothing, they yank the knife out of your hand. I never said that, so I wanted to s...
by Michael Janich
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think I caught SE fever
Replies: 69
Views: 1438

Re: I think I caught SE fever

Hey, All: Great discussion. Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts. Just to clarify, my opinion on serrations for self-defense knives and the problem of snagging is not because they will "rip the knife out of your hand." Against loose clothing--especially multiple layers--the serrations tend t...
by Michael Janich
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Double Edged Finger Ring Fixed Blade
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Double Edged Finger Ring Fixed Blade

I don't know about drawing or spinning the knife. My understanding is the end ring is for knife retention. There are small "bird & trout" knives that have an end ring. You put your pinky through the ring and can let the knife fall free when you need to use the fingers on the knife hand for somethin...
by Michael Janich
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Double Edged Finger Ring Fixed Blade
Replies: 36
Views: 937

Re: Double Edged Finger Ring Fixed Blade

Hey, All: According to the AKTI website: Federal Laws Regarding Knives The Federal Switchblade Act – is the only federal knife law other than laws about knives in federal facilities. The 2009 Amendment clarified assisted-opening knives are not illegal switchblades. Many knife companies, like Boker, ...
by Michael Janich
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Janisong oiling question
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Janisong oiling question

Dear leBaron: The holes you are referring to are clip mounting holes. In theory, the clip can be mounted for tip-down carry. Doing so, however, negates the use of the handle latch, so they really don't serve any useful purpose. Putting oil in them will also not improve the action of the knife. The b...
by Michael Janich
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kahr Delica
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: Kahr Delica

The Kahr Delica was based on the concept of a regrind that I did for my MBC students who worked in US Federal buildings or lived in cities with extreme blade-length restrictions. Kahr wanted to do a unique knife, rather than just a stock production knife marked with their logo. One of my MBC instruc...
by Michael Janich
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Galley-V, where to now?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: The Galley-V, where to now?

Hey, JD:

I usually keep one of Spyderco's Triangular Ceramic Files in my shaving kit when I travel. If any of my knives need a touch-up, I free-hand sharpen with that. The corners will even handle serrations.

Stay safe,

Mike

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