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by RustyIron
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you had a folding knife open on accident?
Replies: 32
Views: 1836

Re: Have you had a folding knife open on accident?

Yeah... and it wasn't pretty. It was a Mel Pardue designed automatic made by Benchmade. It's super-thin, super-light, and just right for a rigorous backpacking expedition. The edge was honed to an unnecessary degree of sharpness. I was carrying it without the safety on because... well... who ever he...
by RustyIron
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco warranty question
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Spyderco warranty question

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:22 pm
And I really doubt that a priest or any other religious person would really care about warranty policies of a knife company!! :rolleyes: :D
Dishonest people all over the world rationalize their behavior.
It doesn't make it right.
by RustyIron
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco warranty question
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Spyderco warranty question

I did not get it because I just figured Spyderco would charge me for the repair, and the whole transaction would cost the same as a new one. To buy a damaged second-hand knife with the intention of having the manufacturer repair it for you for free is pretty skeevy. Perhaps you should pose this que...
by RustyIron
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeJoy Exclusive - Damascus Delica?
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: KnifeJoy Exclusive - Damascus Delica?

Damascus or just etched?
by RustyIron
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How low do you go?
Replies: 53
Views: 4300

Re: How low do you go?

I take both my Spydercos to 17 degrees off the flat grind. Since I use my knife for serious work, I'm cognizant of the diminished strength of steeper angles. But even more important, a shallower angle diminishes the aesthetic appeal of an otherwise pretty knife. For me, it makes no sense to go steep...
by RustyIron
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?

Holy cow. Some of you gentlemen are wound up and serious. Lighten up, boys. We're just here to have fun and talk about knives. Geez.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?
Replies: 22
Views: 824

ORANGE Dragonfly? What do the ladies think?

Edit:
Sorry. Too many people getting too serious and bringing me down.

Moderator:
Delete this if you like.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 633
Views: 40875

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I attribute this to both the SM rods and the steel, as I've used a brown rod in the past and was pleasantly surprised with its cutting speed. I couldn't match the bevel perfectly, but it got very sharp very quickly. I'll be getting lots of practice with the rods, since I consider any serrated knife...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 633
Views: 40875

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Ok, I'll join in. It might be fun to compare and maybe get some new ideas. I like to work on an Edge Pro Professional. My focus has changed recently. In the past, my primary goal was getting a fine, mirror-like edge. My finer stones are a 2k blue speckled, a 5k bamboo, and an 8k speckled ume. From t...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 3244

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

Well I don’t mind sharpening knives I don’t have time to sit down and just do that for no reason. I have the skill to put an edge on a blade that is far superior to how it comes from the factory, so I do it. I've also structured my life so that there is time to do anything that I choose. For those ...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sticker Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 1072

Re: Spyderco Sticker Woes

I've not got a solitary sticker from any seller. Granted, I really want knives, so... Seems like a relatively inexpensive advertising tool. After all, a clip sticking out of a pocket doesn't get a casual observer to think, "****, I'd better look in to buying one of those Spyderco knives!" A sticker...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Sticker Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 1072

Re: Spyderco Sticker Woes

Spyderco has stickers? I've never received one packed with a knife. Stickers are cool, sometimes I'll put them on water bottles, tool boxes, or on equipment where someone will see it in the distant future, and scratch his head wondering who put it there. As far as swag goes, I'm a bigger fan of t-sh...
by RustyIron
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory edge poll
Replies: 51
Views: 2088

Re: Factory edge poll

Spyderco puts a nice edge on their knives before they leave the factory. They're perfectly usable right out of the box. However, I can never be truly happy with an edge until I make it my own. As good as Spyderco's edges are, on both that I own, there has been slight variations along each edge that ...
by RustyIron
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no John Deere?
Replies: 15
Views: 827

Re: Why no John Deere?

Deere is very covetous of their identity and their logo.
I would assume they're not easy to deal with.
by RustyIron
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Before and After
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Before and After

You already know what a Manix 2 LW looks like, so I'll just post the close-ups. The knife was sharp enough to be useful, and not at all shameful. But the edge wasn't all it could be, and I was bored. So I got out a little pocket magnifier and the iPhone and began to play. Upon seeing a serrated edge...
by RustyIron
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cannot loosen pivot screw
Replies: 16
Views: 1288

Re: Cannot loosen pivot screw

I'm using Wiha drivers and putting tons of downward and lateral pressure simultaneously. Y'know... tools become rounded and dull, just like knives. If you've used or abused your fancy Wiha driver for a while, it's likely that the tip is rounded off. Standard practice is to grind the tip of your too...
by RustyIron
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How can we get more women interested in Spyderco knives?
Replies: 45
Views: 4519

Re: How can we get more women interested in Spyderco knives?

After ten years, it's about time you bought that poor girl a new bra.
by RustyIron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knives
Replies: 44
Views: 1924

Re: Spyderco Knives

Is this really worth the high msrp? Are the quality of these knives really THAT much better? Well, to me the price isn't all that high compared to other "nice" knives that I've purchased over the years. I always thought that Spyderco's had a weird look about them, so they were never on my radar. Bu...
by RustyIron
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 163
Views: 7880

Re: Why all the Manix love?

I like to carry a knife that when I take it out around people, that may not necessarily be into knives, say that’s a nice knife. I don’t like to have to sell the ergo’s every time to them. I like to be discrete and avoid flashing my knives in public. It makes some people uneasy, and waving around a...
by RustyIron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What to do if someone tries to rob you with a knife?
Replies: 86
Views: 2898

Re: What to do if someone tries to rob you with a knife?

Give the guy what he wants.
Live to see another day.

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