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by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 200
Views: 21916

Re: HRC Database

I wonder if hard coatings like dlc have any affect on the test. Sure it does If you watch jcoolG19 2 on YouTube, he mentions that DLC does alter the HRC test results. I believe he had tested a CPM M4 DLC knife, then sent it back to it's owner, who stripped the coating on part of the blade tang to h...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 634
Views: 40893

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

prndltech wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:19 pm

...I’ve been wanting to get something powered to try...
All I can think of now...

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by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ARK fit my needs?
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Will the ARK fit my needs?

I keep coming back around to the ARK but keep asking myself what can it do that my EDC knife can't. I feel like I'd never use it when I've got a full sized knife in my pocket. It's really for situations when you can't carry a knife in your pocket—it was originally designed as an SD knife one can we...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What happened with the mantra?
Replies: 21
Views: 523

Re: What happened with the mantra?

It's too bad Spyderco didn't release a washer conversion kit for the Mantra 1 & 2, because I've seen fixes for the detent issues, but nothing for converting to washers. I remember reading that someone had measured the thickness needed for a washer conversion, bought some pb washers, but couldn't get...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about laminated wood scales
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Question about laminated wood scales

Golly. Well all I can say is that I'm glad my "rosewood" Shaman isn't like that. If mine did stink I would probably leave it out in a warm well ventilated place until the fumes were gone. There isn't an infinite source of whatever it is and heat will just encourage it to outgas. The vacuum idea is ...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ARK fit my needs?
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Will the ARK fit my needs?

I have had the ARK for a few weeks now and I think it's not for me. I might need to try some different grips, but it just doesn't feel right in my hand, for what I want it to do. It would work well in my hand for self-defense. I did add a small lanyard to loop around two of my fingers, for extra se...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about laminated wood scales
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Question about laminated wood scales

For some smells I find that some time in a freezer helps. Just put it in a zip lock if the smell is really obnoxious, otherwise just set in the freezer for a few days. I will be carrying this knife a bunch this month, but it will be taking a break after that. If the smell is still there, I'll try t...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ARK fit my needs?
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Will the ARK fit my needs?

JRinFL wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:54 am
AG Russell has some small knives that might work for you, if you don't mind non-Spydies.
I may look into that, thanks for the suggestion.
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 200
Views: 21916

Re: HRC Database

I wonder if hard coatings like dlc have any affect on the test. If you watch jcoolG19 2 on YouTube, he mentions that DLC does alter the HRC test results. I believe he had tested a CPM M4 DLC knife, then sent it back to it's owner, who stripped the coating on part of the blade tang to have it re-tes...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?
Replies: 43
Views: 711

Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Blade steel made of aluminum foil but somehow still rusts. Lock designed to deliberately close at the worst possible time. All the screws somehow have red Loctite on them yet also manage to get loose but you can't adjust them. Instead of MAP being 40% off it's 40% over MSRP. I mean... this sounds g...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the ARK fit my needs?
Replies: 29
Views: 622

Re: Will the ARK fit my needs?

I have had the ARK for a few weeks now and I think it's not for me. I might need to try some different grips, but it just doesn't feel right in my hand, for what I want it to do. It would work well in my hand for self-defense. I did add a small lanyard to loop around two of my fingers, for extra sec...
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about laminated wood scales
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Question about laminated wood scales

Well, I didn't end up using a vacuum food sealer (mostly because I forgot), but I did leave the scales in a well ventilated area (off the knife) and it helped a little. The smell is still there, but it's more tolerable.
by Albatross
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: October and Rex45 aka RexTober!
Replies: 168
Views: 8205

Re: October and Rex45 aka RexTober!

It was going to be my Para 3 this month, and I might still use it a bunch, but the Shaman called to me this morning. Probably because I've been carrying a Manix 2 so much lately.

Anyway, it's time for this neglected beauty to get some use!

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by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 100% of people agree on this one thing!
Replies: 41
Views: 982

Re: 100% of people agree on this one thing!

I fully believe this needs to happen, but to be honest, I was trolling a bit with the title of this thread, and didn't expect so many people to agree. It gives me confidence that we will see a Manix in K390. Hopefully in the near future!
by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I have SKD
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: I have SKD

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Blackpearl wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:52 pm
kerrcobra wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:36 pm
I actually have OCKPD - that's Obsessive Compulsive Knife Purchase Disorder. Send halp.
I think I have this too! I need to join a support group or something.
Oh you already found the support group!
We're a bunch of enablers!

If we're the support group...

Uh oh...
by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Wharnie Exclusives...MOARRR!!
Replies: 22
Views: 739

Re: Delica Wharnie Exclusives...MOARRR!!

Yes.

There needs to be a K390 Wharnie with green canvas micarta scales.
by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First high(ish) end knife purchase need advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: First high(ish) end knife purchase need advice.

I think the Chaparral or Native LW Spy27 are the best suggestions. The nice thing about the Chaparral, is that you can pretty much always find one version or another in stock at most dealers. If you lose or break one, it's easily replaced, whereas most other options aren't. I don't think Maxamet wou...
by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I have SKD
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: I have SKD

I'm with Sharp Guy; I don't think there is a season that doesn't affect my SKD. My Dr. suggested I take two Para 3s and follow up in 3-4 weeks. It might surprise some of you to hear (read) that I had no discernable improvement, even when doubling the dosage. Yes, I know I shouldn't make these decisi...
by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 100% of people agree on this one thing!
Replies: 41
Views: 982

Re: 100% of people agree on this one thing!

We need an OD green Manix 2 G10 with a sweet K390 blade. Also a LW, because we can't leave the LW crowd out. The ranger green is okay, but OD is more pleasing to my eyes. 99%. XL ;) Yes, an XL version would be great too. Now that BHQ has put out their exclusive M4 XL knives, maybe we will see more ...
by Albatross
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch XL FRN Color Poll
Replies: 26
Views: 378

Re: Straight Spine Stretch XL FRN Color Poll

My vote is gray, but I do like that cheese brown. I think it might be a bit close to the burnt orange (when applied to FRN), but could be wrong.

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