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by JacksonKnives
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a Lava light?
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: How about a Lava light?

What was that, like 2014? I still like his designs. 2008 in stainless, 2013 in blue G-10. 2008 was about the time I started collecting knives again when I got out of University. The Lava was one of the first I bought. I missed the Sprint run because I got married in 2013. Now I have two kids and an...
by JacksonKnives
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a Lava light?
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: How about a Lava light?

Just remember that the only way FRN "lightweight" versions are cheaper to produce is if you're making thousands of them. That works for the PM3, not so much for the Lava.

A G-10 Sprint run allows small batches to be made without sinking too much into making molds.
by JacksonKnives
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 6479

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I don't. It's not sharp enough and i don't want to ruin it trying to sharpen it myself. I plan to take it to Eskilstuna some day, they have a museum where you can buy some old Eskilstuna knives and also get them sharpened. Good plan, I hope you can find someone with the skills to match your razor! ...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 6479

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

Hi Stuart. There is too much to pull this way. Here's a link: https://sharprazorpalace.com/get-togethers-meetings/142036-2020-texas-razor-meet.html Toward the end of those linked pages are the beginning of pics and video, mostly forging and grinding I think. This is one of the good sites for razor ...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 6479

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I would like to see a Spyderco razor! Seems to me our resident steel junkies are overthinking the steel question.. As far as i can remember, grandad's face was always smooth as a baby's behind, and he used this Erik Anton Berg jobbie. His father was barber at the second Cavalry regiment no less :) ...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 121
Views: 5915

Re: Ikuchi

I am just wondering who purchased both the original version and the CQI version and how the CQI version is holding up to daily use compared to the original? I let go of my original Ikuchi for a variety of reasons but a major one was the tip kept biting me in my pocket and it had a sticky detent tha...
by JacksonKnives
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, question about GITD FRN
Replies: 36
Views: 2166

Re: Sal, question about GITD FRN

Neon colors are all possible with the right additives, but the peak emissions / best effects are in UV, blue and green. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strontium_aluminate You can pretty easily but this stuff as a powder to add to resin, but I'm not sure if that's compatible with Spyderco's process.
by JacksonKnives
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Brexit

FWIW, I'm not convinced that this will have the intended effect for the UK, but I am cautiously happy to see that the voters managed to stick to their guns and didn't just roll over. So much of the news coming out of the UK demonstrates the political classes assuming complete autocracy, and that's n...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Food Grade Mineral Oil
Replies: 21
Views: 1481

Re: Food Grade Mineral Oil

FWIW, I'd be more worried about keeping a blade dry (no built-up gunk) than "food-grade" if you're in a restaurant. A few stray particles from solvents in a gun CLP won't hurt anyone, but if your pivot collects pocket lint or dirt you risk trapping bacteria. NSF ratings for commercial food prep kniv...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo 2 Is A Spectacular Slicer
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Yojimbo 2 Is A Spectacular Slicer

The original was an excellent blade, but the hollow grind really maximizes the edge on the new design. A real classic in so many ways.
by JacksonKnives
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which pm2 next?
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: Which pm2 next?

Ok, so I have the choices of Rex 45, k390, maxamet and 52100. For an overall good edc, light to moderate use which steel and why? I’ve read that maxamet blades have snapped? Which will be easiest to maintain with a basic sharpening system? I have a sharpmaker and a set of diamond stones, I generall...
by JacksonKnives
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 255
Views: 15201

Re: Mule Team

One issue with "crowd-funding" a run is when buyers start to expect ownership of the project. If the run turns out to be a flop for some reason (remember the ZDP mule?), there is a bigger PR fallout on top of the materials and labor overhead. I think it could work for Spyderco, but the more need sto...
by JacksonKnives
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary XL (Para 4) vs Military 2
Replies: 76
Views: 2644

Re: Paramilitary XL (Para 4) vs Military 2

Unpopular idea:
How about calling the new one "Military 4" and rename the Para2/3 as "Military 3.5" and "Military 3"
That way the numbers actually mean something to people who weren't around 15 years ago.

[Flame suit on]
by JacksonKnives
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waterway releases giant Stingray.
Replies: 17
Views: 1224

Re: Waterway releases giant Stingray.

legOFwhat? wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:18 pm
That's pretty cool Lance!

Hey, now I know what the "LC" in LC200N is :p
You just broke my brain. I always wondered why Spyderco doesn't call it Z-FiNit. :D
by JacksonKnives
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 6479

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I may have to get that cheap one you recommended to practice with and to get the hang of sharpening with until a possible spydie version comes out. I have done plenty of hand sharpening as well, but if you can lay the blade on a stone like it shows with that strop, then it really should be a breeze...
by JacksonKnives
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A big decade for Spyderco
Replies: 14
Views: 743

A big decade for Spyderco

I was just looking at the new announcements and Shot show interviews, and realized it's been 10 years since the Para Military 2 and Manix 2 were released. (The original Para was released in 2004, but 2010 brought improvements on basically every front, and my understanding is that 2010 marked a shift...
by JacksonKnives
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bombshell Flash Batch
Replies: 50
Views: 3795

Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Thanks for all that have shown interest. If you have any design questions on it, feel free to ask. Michael, were you involved in the decision about clip screws? Have you had requests for "pimped" clips for other production versions of your knives? I'm curious if you can swap in a clip from another ...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 6479

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

For reference: cutting a human hair of whisker diameter is approximately the same as cutting copper wire of the same diameter. One of my friends Glen, who sharpens razors professionally corrected my shaving techniques long ago. I would get razor burn and thought it was the blade. He told me its rar...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bombshell Flash Batch
Replies: 50
Views: 3795

Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

You can't make everyone happy, that's for sure. I'd guess the designer and Eric negotiate on the value of a custom clip, but sometimes the original is a sculpted/billet clip. Sculpted clips are fancy but I've never seen one that was better than a bent clip, so if the original has a sculpted clip the...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bombshell Flash Batch
Replies: 50
Views: 3795

Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

I'm curious about the clip screw changes. Seems to me Burch's regular hole pattern would offer more value to a collector without compromising anything, but there's got to be a reason... [Edit: checked out pictures of the Chubby and it looks like that design would also take a Spyderco clip, where thi...

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