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by JacksonKnives
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Bigger Version of The 204 Sharpmaker??
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: A Bigger Version of The 204 Sharpmaker??

How about a baseplate system that would accept all of the bench stones and goldenstone to make a massive sharpmaker-esque jig, including options for rotating the corners out for serrated blades? Otherwise, we'd just be getting farther away from the already-limited economy of scale that keeps prices ...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best steels for serrations?
Replies: 60
Views: 3251

Re: Best steels for serrations?

Here's how I think of serrations, as someone who doesn't carry SE daily but loves the Cricket and Dodo when they are in pocket: Geometry is the great equalizer in edges. Serrations do amazing work protecting edge angles that would be too fragile (thin, soft, chippy, etc) in a PE blade. Thus, I get g...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 31
Views: 1287

Re: Hello everyone!

From a fellow Albertan (currently living stateside), welcome to the forum!
by JacksonKnives
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 46
Views: 3012

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

Re the "why?" in the original post, my guess is: Outside designers are either sticking with their usual liner/frame designs, or opting for the flexibility offered by the compression lock. The BBL/CBBL is used by in-house designers (are they all Eric's babies?) for models that seem almost specificall...
by JacksonKnives
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What brings you more joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1620

Re: What brings you more joy?

I have a similar dilemma. One thing is for sure, though, I always regret trying to cut with a knife that's too thick for the material or has weird protrusions getting in the way. After carrying mostly Sal and Eric's thin-edge designs for the last 15 years, I don't waste time with my chunky knives an...
by JacksonKnives
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 170
Views: 12614

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

In my opinion the marketing on this release was subpar. Because the product didn't sell and now Spyderco/BHQ is stuck with them? I think I know what you're getting at, but at this point I don't blame Spyderco/BHQ at all for any of the hiccups and quirks in availability. We're the ones who ask for t...
by JacksonKnives
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a metal a metal
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: What makes a metal a metal

Also he said he would drink out of any container you gave him, no matter what you put in it, if you would let him rinse it three times. :D As someone who handles both herbicide containers and kids' sippy cups that have been abandoned with milk in them, I would hesitate to make that statement. (I'd ...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a metal a metal
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

Re: What makes a metal a metal

I am intrigued by the science of determining exactly what a metal is. This was a topic when I took chemistry so many years ago. It's important to remember that a technical definition like "metal" is fairly arbitrary. The topic for discussion is not really "what is metal?" but rather "in what way is...
by JacksonKnives
Thu May 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ancient 440V Millie-Tell me what you can about it!
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Ancient 440V Millie-Tell me what you can about it!

As for the washers, kapton seems possible. My friend suggested it, but they don't have the same feel as kapton, if you know what I mean. They seem stiffer, tougher and they hold their shape well. Thus, why I asked here about it. Interesting. I know there exists Kapton insulation with Teflon on the ...
by JacksonKnives
Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ancient 440V Millie-Tell me what you can about it!
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Ancient 440V Millie-Tell me what you can about it!

Are the washers Kapton? (Polyimide film used as a heat/electrical insulator, for example in circuit board connector ribbons.)

I haven't had any Golden-made models from that era, but the anger color of those washers looks just like Kapton tape I've used.
by JacksonKnives
Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Vallotton?
Replies: 33
Views: 2029

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: 25
Views: 1646

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: 2354

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: 76
Views: 7026

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: 2354

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: 2503

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: 1283

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: 1634

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: 3338

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: 167
Views: 13523

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...

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