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by JacksonKnives
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vibenite 290, Hardest Steel in the World?
Replies: 54
Views: 3332

Re: Vibenite 290, Hardest Steel in the World?

Great to see so many interesting comments. My name is Chris and I work for VBN Components. I'm also a knife enthusiast like yourselves, and I can assure you for Vibenite®290s hardness :) Hi Chris, welcome aboard! Maybe you can get your company to work with Spyderco on a mule blade? A mule team proj...
by JacksonKnives
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Spyderco utility knife (box cutter)
Replies: 30
Views: 740

Re: Any interest in a Spyderco utility knife (box cutter)

IMO, this isn't the niche Spyderco does their best work in--all the good utility blade holders I've seen are either too cheap/easily copied for Spyderco to really make a dent in the market, or they're way over the top in terms of materials/finishing details, which means Spyderco would have to charge...
by JacksonKnives
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyOpera cqi when
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: SpyOpera cqi when

SpyOpera cqi fully disassemblable and on pb washers when Just so we're clear, this is what I understand about Spyderco's process: CQI is a manufacturing management philosophy/core value. Typically, it's reflected in a more specific project development/management system that also improves things lik...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2524

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

Lightsabers and proto-alloy meta materials rely upon advances in technology that (to my knowledge) have not yet occurred. When they do occur, it’ll be just a matter of time before they appear in compact form as portable matter separators. I believe a day will come when mind power is developed to wh...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's time for a new Cricket
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: It's time for a new Cricket

Here were my very crude mockups from my Dodofly and Cricketfly threads. I would love both of these in PE and SE, but I would take any just one of them at this point to get the ball rolling! :D option b (elongated blade) https://i.imgur.com/Ij0lc7F.png I didn't post in that particular thread, but mo...
by JacksonKnives
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2524

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

The core definition of “paradigm”. Not from a dictionary but from the man who discovered it: “For well-integrated members of a particular discipline, its paradigm is so convincing that it normally renders even the possibility of alternatives unconvincing and counter-intuitive. Such a paradigm is op...
by JacksonKnives
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's time for a new Cricket
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: It's time for a new Cricket

The Cricket design is pretty close to perfect as-is, IMO the composite scales are too chunky. The LW was good, slim enough not to be a downgrade from the framelock if they bring it back, but there's not much reason to do more LW Crickets unless they can get the price down under $40 or so. (Which see...
by JacksonKnives
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The comings and goings of a SwayBack
Replies: 36
Views: 1115

Re: The comings and goings of a SwayBack

“I have an issue with opening it using the Spydie hole. That’s all. I seriously want to like this knife but for me it’s not useable as a knife, regardless of the designer. Out of curiosity, do you have any experience with CRK Sebenza models? When I've tried them I have a similar experience to what ...
by JacksonKnives
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Bigger Version of The 204 Sharpmaker??
Replies: 3
Views: 589

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: 3440

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: 1400

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: 3086

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: 1714

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: 13694

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: 1822

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: 1822

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: 1167

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: 1167

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: 2137

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: 1676

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?

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