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by JacksonKnives
Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Vallotton?
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Sprint Vallotton?

I think "blackwood" CF (crosscut to show side grain instead of weave) would work very well for the Vallotton.
White paper micarta is another good choice.
by JacksonKnives
Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Force To Open/Close A Blade Changes
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

Re: Force To Open/Close A Blade Changes

You need to eliminate some variables for us.
Which force/part of travel are you noticing this for? Opening? Free-swinging with no lock pressure? Travel with lock pressing against tang?
Which lock type?
Did you notice a change in blade play?
by JacksonKnives
Sun May 17, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Make sure you disinfect
Replies: 35
Views: 2101

Re: Make sure you disinfect

This is veering into a political discussion quickly, but in a good-faith attempt to stay within the bounds of what's allowed here: The world is filled with people who respond to the news by panicking when they perceive a threat, and people who respond to those people (not to the threat directly) wit...
by JacksonKnives
Sun May 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 62
Views: 5301

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

We need to start a new thread for PC Building discussion. :D I'm still running a 2500k as well, running at 4.2GHz for a decade now. Started with a 570, then jumped to a 1070 when I found one for a decent price. My previous machine was built around an A64 2400+ that only died because of a failed surg...
by JacksonKnives
Sun May 17, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Make sure you disinfect
Replies: 35
Views: 2101

Re: Make sure you disinfect

In an attempt to keep this thread from getting locked, here's some levity: https://i.imgur.com/jNjp6QC.jpg (OK, it's fairly condescending, but not as much as the average Twitter or Reddit post I see most days.) I'd add to the above that, just as making people wear pants won't stop you from smelling ...
by JacksonKnives
Tue May 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knives You Want to See Back in Regular Production
Replies: 51
Views: 2297

Re: Spyderco Knives You Want to See Back in Regular Production

Des Horn (though I really want it as a version 2 with a front flip tab and some extra contouring/slimming)
by JacksonKnives
Mon May 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Butch Vallotton!
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Re: R.I.P. Butch Vallotton!

[pouring out a drink in memoriam]
by JacksonKnives
Sat May 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does k390=end of zdp189?
Replies: 21
Views: 1499

Re: Does k390=end of zdp189?

The very fact that Sakai is now willing to do sprint runs in US blade steels seems to signal a change in attitudes. Would be interesting to hear the full story of that development and whatever else is happening in Seki. That said, while I'd probably pick K390 / SPY27 over ZDP-189 / VG-10 (depending ...
by JacksonKnives
Tue May 05, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something we don’t see enough of
Replies: 24
Views: 3260

Re: Something we don’t see enough of

Very nice knife.. but could not find it on the Spyderco homepage when doing a quick search (not even in "archived products")? This with either a backlock or Millie like linerlock (and maybe ffg?!) would be great Here's the wiki page: http://www.spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=C48_Tim_Wegner This was...
by JacksonKnives
Sat May 02, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 155
Views: 11941

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

Thanks again Larrin for a great piece of work. It's nice to see science putting some of the commonly promoted internet beliefs to rest. S30V is most likely a victim of being "common" in afi eyes which leads to the incorrect belief that its just mediocre as a cutlery steel. Newer or less common does...
by JacksonKnives
Fri May 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UF
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: Spyderco UF

For plane irons and razors, it's definitely worth it. For a longer blade with a belly, the width isn't as valuable.
by JacksonKnives
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives for fidgeters?
Replies: 105
Views: 6506

Re: Knives for fidgeters?

Do you want bigger or smaller than the PM2? Yojimbo is my personal favorite, but the Lil Native compression lock is also excellent. Most of Spyderco's knives feature excellent ergonomic design and can be opened multiple ways. The Compression lock is the one that lets you flick and swing open best IM...
by JacksonKnives
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Identifying this Spyderco
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Help with Identifying this Spyderco

New2Knives01 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:26 pm
I inherited many knives from my dad and as I go through them, some I can identify through Google and forums, and some I cannot.
...
Now that's a legacy! Any other hard-to-identify knives in the collection from manufacturers/makers who are still active?
by JacksonKnives
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strops and compounds
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Strops and compounds

Strops of this kind, with diamond or CBN, are cutting the steel more than they're burnishing and reorganizing the steel. In many cases I can actually work up a new burr on the strops, a visible burr, even with very fine grits. Figuring out what you've got after your stones is key to success. Thanks...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 1473

Re: Virtual Meet

The idea of a live chat is very appealing. I don't want Spyderco's staff to go crazy trying to organize it. Anyone here have a day job that involves setting up and moderating giant conference calls? (The limited experience I had as a sound engineer taught me that you need a moderator with an iron ha...
by JacksonKnives
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpeners Compared-Your Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: Sharpeners Compared-Your Thoughts

The pull through sharpeners should go in the garbage. I'm not going to contradict you about your facts, but it's important that we keep perspective. Some people are served well by pull-through sharpeners, just like some people are served well by cheap electric bicycles. I'm happy I'm not one of tho...
by JacksonKnives
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpeners Compared-Your Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: Sharpeners Compared-Your Thoughts

The pull through sharpeners should go in the garbage. I'm not going to contradict you about your facts, but it's important that we keep perspective. Some people are served well by pull-through sharpeners, just like some people are served well by cheap electric bicycles. I'm happy I'm not one of tho...
by JacksonKnives
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpeners Compared-Your Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 1710

Re: Sharpeners Compared-Your Thoughts

Project Farm / Todd Osgood is a rising star in the YouTube "product test" community. It looks like he's doing very well for himself, and I applaud his consistency and effort and I think he deserves to be rewarded. (I'm actually a writer for a publication that does similar work, and I know just how m...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BLADE SHOW - RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 7-9, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: BLADE SHOW - RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 7-9, 2020

I hope it works out, and that people can work together to make it a successful event in a more limited capacity than normal, rather than turning the controversy into a wedge that breaks the community apart. We need to acknowledge the risks, even out as far as this and assuming all the trends continu...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Better call Saul!
Replies: 29
Views: 7368

Re: Better call Saul!

Late to the thread, but have been enjoying this show since it started. My wife used to be a lawyer, so I've met some friends of hers that really remind me of key characters in the show. (Including one guy who's a little bit like what Jimmy pretended to be early on.) The take-away from Breaking Bad, ...

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