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by RustyIron
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Making knife scales isn't hard
Replies: 24
Views: 19108

Re: Making knife scales isn't hard

I used this thread as a guide to try making my first ever scales this past week (while on vacation). Mine are still rough, but they're getting better. The scales look great. Your first attempts already look better than the expensive, ill-fitting aftermarket scales that are commercially produced.
by RustyIron
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Alert Only Thread - Manix 2 Lightweight CPM-REX45 Burnt Orange FRCP C101PBORE2 Sprint Run
Replies: 72
Views: 3520

Re: Alert Only Thread - Manix 2 Lightweight CPM-REX45 Burnt Orange FRCP C101PBORE2 Sprint Run

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:55 pm

Spyderco's website (and their Front Office):
Hmmm... Make words good, you do.

Thank you for the clarification.
Rob
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BHQ Jade M4 Series Poll - What next???
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: BHQ Jade M4 Series Poll - What next???

I'm liking my BHQ Mega Manix with the M4. I certainly don't NEED any more knives (although I'll admit there's one in the mail right now). But if there was something that would catch my eye, it would be a Lil' Native Backlock with M4. It would fill a gap in my arsenal of knives, and I'm already fond ...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?

For models that I wish that I had a backup for, or for models that I was lucky enough to grab two of, and would like to pay it forward. The Bladeforums folks have a lot of restrictions for people who don’t pay their membership fee. There’s a Facebook group “Spyderco Knives,” that allows buying and ...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina On VG-10
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Patina On VG-10

Does a patina add value to older knives? If I knew more about it I might be tempted to try it on some of my older knives. Don't confuse patina with originality. And don't confuse a thirty year old pocket knife with a priceless antique. If you have a truly collectable antique, you'll devalue it my i...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sharpening issues
Replies: 19
Views: 572

Re: sharpening issues

1. i can't seem to get the belly as sharp as the straighter sections of the blades. Nothing to worry about. It's likely that the belly gets used a little more harshly than the rest of the edge, so it requires a little more attention to restore its keenness. 2. i can't get any blade nearly as sharp ...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Some technical help please
Replies: 30
Views: 616

Re: Some technical help please

So my question is: What is the best way to tighten up the boltaron sheath again? My experience is with kydex, not boltaron, so your milage might vary. I wouldn't think by much, though. Get yourself a stick with a rounded end that you'll use to push and reshape the heated plastic. I would stick with...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 LW Rex45
Replies: 49
Views: 1986

Re: Manix2 LW Rex45

I resisted... then they were gone.

Then I regretted.

Then I found more at Smokey Mountain.

One is now on the way.
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 LW Rex45
Replies: 49
Views: 1986

Re: Manix2 LW Rex45

It's there... calling to me...

Must... resist!
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What do you think of the 6mm ARC?
Replies: 46
Views: 904

Re: What do you think of the 6mm ARC?

I've never been in the military, but I know just a little about guns. From what I understand, the new 6mm can reach WAY out there. It can reach way out there, put 'em in a little group, and still have a lot of energy. I'm sure a little googling will reveal some ballistics.
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Members
Replies: 64
Views: 2283

Re: New Members

I'll end this with something I was raised with that I think has great value. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Heyyyyy... Kristi. Did you know my mom? She used to tell me that all the time. It took me a long time to learn that lesson, and even today I sometimes for...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What do you think of the 6mm ARC?
Replies: 46
Views: 904

Re: What do you think of the 6mm ARC?

TomAiello wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:04 pm
(meaning, primarily, that cheap practice ammo becomes available),
Cheap practice ammo?
You mean if we built a time machine and traveled back before the Great Gun Buying Frenzy of 2020?
Yup, those were the good ol' days.
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1783
Views: 135807

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

nerdlock wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:04 am
Much more convenient since I can open and close them one handed especially when I'm on a ladder, compared to pliers which I find too fiddly for one handed use.
Right on, brother. One-handed without looking at it.
by RustyIron
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1783
Views: 135807

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

One might think that a Manix 2 XL isn't the proper tool for delicate tasks. With a keen edge it will snap through a tie wrap without nicking a wire. It's also handy for cutting and stripping, when it's inconvenient to get the proper tools.
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by RustyIron
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anti-seize
Replies: 35
Views: 1837

Re: Anti-seize

Teflon tape is not the appropriate product for application on machine screw threads.
by RustyIron
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anti-seize
Replies: 35
Views: 1837

Re: Anti-seize

Would adding anti-seize to knife clip screws "work"? As in, preventing the screws from seizing but also allowing the screws to stay secured in the barrel threads and not get loose over time? Yes, and yes. To address the second part of your question first, it will prevent loosening. The anti-seize w...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 276
Views: 57300

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

Picked this baby up earlier in the week. 1982 vintage, probably about 100 rounds through her.

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by RustyIron
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New S & W 629 PC
Replies: 47
Views: 2640

Re: New S & W 629 PC

Nice lookin' Smiths, gents..
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odds of more choil-less designs
Replies: 30
Views: 844

Re: Odds of more choil-less designs

Would the Spyopera fit what you are looking for? It carries as small as the Native and Delica, but it does have a bit more working edge. It also has the higher end material that you want. Thanks for posting the pics. Nobody has yet mentioned the superior aesthetics of the 50/50 choil knives when th...

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