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by RustyIron
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20792

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

I didn't use a full progression, so its ultimate polishing potential still remains to be seen, but the edge came up hair whittling. Also stropped on .25 micron polydiamond spray from Ken Schwartz on basswood, 1st time using that spray too. So far I'm pleased with both, but I'll report back after so...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

The fine diamond raises a burr just awesome and it is as easy as sharpening vg10. Sharpening chips happen on maxamet from pushing down too hard! Thanks. It makes me feel better to know that what I've been experiencing is not atypical. I reached out to Spyderco's Customer Support for guidance. They ...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?
Replies: 40
Views: 5175

Re: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?

Advocating holding a sharp knife by the blade is no different than advocating holding a pistol to your head and pulling the trigger because you know the gun is unloaded. It's foolishness.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

jpm2 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:01 am
I don't understand this unless there's something wrong with the steel.
What stones do you use on Maxamet?
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: COFFEE: Who Drinks The REAL Stuff? Gourmet Beans too?
Replies: 77
Views: 3313

Re: COFFEE: Who Drinks The REAL Stuff? Gourmet Beans too?

So who else here is a fan of gourmet coffee beans? What kind of bean grinder do you like? I'm always looking for better equipment>> especially better coffee makers and bean grinders. Let's talk REAL COFFEE shall we :cool: Let's talk coffee. For the longest time I was on a Kona kick. My goto beans w...
by RustyIron
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Sharpening Maxamet?

Spent the weekend having fun and putting the Manix 2 through its paces. I couldn't wait to sharpen the knife. In my head, diamond plates were the way to go. They were great for quickly removing the metal to straighten up the bevels on each side. But when I expected some sharpness to happen, it wasn'...
by RustyIron
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 74
Views: 4814

Re: Cutting boards

Hard pressed to find evidence supporting the cleanliness of plastic.
Wood is good.

https://news.ncsu.edu/2014/09/cutting-b ... od-safety/
by RustyIron
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 74
Views: 4814

Re: Cutting boards

Always wood. One is oak the other might be maple. Wood is easy on blades and harbors less bacteria than other materials.
by RustyIron
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1147
Views: 81472

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Today was the first day playing with my new Maxamet blade, so I wanted to see what it could do. Of course I did the usual slicing up rags and opening bags of grain, but that's just boring stuff. The first test was cutting out main bearing shims for the 1926 engine. I made the shims out of cardboard,...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is detail work????
Replies: 54
Views: 5791

Re: What is detail work????

I have two styles of Spyderco's, and they both have the finger choil on the blade. They're my favorite knives to carry, but I question the decision to add the choil at the expense of blade length. I'd rather have more blade. If I wanted more handle to grip, I'd just buy a bigger knife. It would be g...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V
Replies: 33
Views: 2124

Re: S30V

you look at S30V and go hey man not cool why can’t I get a super sharp edge like Cruwear? Or VG10? That's not been my experience. I only have one knife in S30v. It's a PM2. I only carry it about 5% of the time, as there are other knives I like better. But on the S30V I've created the best edge I've...
by RustyIron
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

it can do stuff s110v can not - like engrave the s110v blade :) Haha! That's funny. the benchmark is a good reminder that most, NOT ALL, but most of the time the factory edge is really not that bad. You're right, but OCD kicked in and I couldn't leave the edge alone for more than a couple hours. I ...
by RustyIron
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1894

Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

Mr. Postman brought my new Manix 2 LW Maxamet today. Generally, the first thing I do when I get a new knife is whip out the stones, strops, papers, and pastes so I can make the knife "my own." This time around, I decided to try a different tack and use the knife exactly as the manufacturer intended...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 326
Views: 18943

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Without a doubt: Timmy and Jimmy in "Cripplefight."

https://southpark.cc.com/clips/104200/cripple-fight
by RustyIron
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Center Spyderco Annual Clearance Event
Replies: 28
Views: 2082

Re: Knife Center Spyderco Annual Clearance Event

Get thee behind me, tempters!

I couldn't resist, and ordered up a Manix 2 in Maxamet.
I gotta see what all the hype is about.
by RustyIron
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Post a spydie and a gun thread
Replies: 314
Views: 111216

Re: Post a spydie and a gun thread

Emptied out my pockets:
Kahr P380, because it goes bang every time.
Manix 2 LW, because I can beat it up and it still works fine.
Streamlight Stylus, because I need a handy light many times a day.
Gerber tactical pen, because it's more fun to write with a cool pen.
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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: 1531

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: 936

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: 936

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: 1676

Re: KnifeJoy Exclusive - Damascus Delica?

Damascus or just etched?

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