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by Knife Knut
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN Police 4
Replies: 175
Views: 24637

Re: FRN Police 4

sal wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 am
As u.w. mentioned, the work hardening properties prevent flat grinding the steel, except slowly by hand.
sal
I bet a 5 axis waterjet could do it :) , but that would definitely not be economically feasible for production runs.
by Knife Knut
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gift for my godson
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Re: Gift for my godson

If he is issued an OKC-3S bayonet, the Military will match pair with it very well size and capability wise.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OKC-3S_bayonet

Just don't pound on the guard. It is only press fit.
by Knife Knut
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 vs. LC200n...Real World Observations
Replies: 63
Views: 13106

Re: H1 vs. LC200n...Real World Observations

Surfingringo wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:08 pm
I haven’t tested either to their limits as far as toughness goes but I can tell you that the edge on Lc200n will definitely roll before it chips.
Does it respond well to being steeled or burnished back into alignment?
by Knife Knut
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Image hosting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2156

Re: Image hosting?

Another vote for Imgur
Imgur gets a lot of revenue from ads, and has a large userbase and community viewing those advertisements, so it is not going anywhere anytime soon.
by Knife Knut
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see next from Byrd?
Replies: 143
Views: 42102

Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

2. Fixed blades. One of my most frequently EDC'd knives these days is a $25 fixed blade from another company. It's simple, lightweight, and came with a great sheath. I'd like to see some Byrd fixed blades under $50 that offer simple, work horse designs for a low price. I wonder how much an 8Cr Mule...
by Knife Knut
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Origin of tip-up
Replies: 9
Views: 3556

Re: Origin of tip-up

Google has some extensive usenet archives, so the thread might still be around somewhere: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/rec.knives/spyderco$20tip$20up%7Csort:relevance Sal: Quite some time ago I recall a discussion on the origin of tip-up models. The story went that up until the Delica/...
by Knife Knut
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do I need a honing rod with Sharpmaker?
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Do I need a honing rod with Sharpmaker?

If you want the angle guidance of the Sharpmaker combined with a minimum of steel removal, a pair of ultra fine sharpmaker rods might do the trick. I do not have a pair yet (I have not gotten around to mastering the basic set, but just ordered a pair of CBN rods so I can reprofile my Military). For ...
by Knife Knut
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Is this a byrd knife?
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: Is this a byrd knife?

I think it is an Imperial Schrade, first made in Ireland, later china. After Taylor bought the schrade name (USA Schrade of NY went under in '03 I believe), this pattern turned up in a few off brand chinese makes. Yep, that is it: https://www.bladehq.com/item--Schrade-Imperial-Lockback-Knife-3--49198
by Knife Knut
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Is this a byrd knife?
Replies: 11
Views: 5376

Re: Is this a byrd knife?

Another piece of absolute proof that this is not a Byrd is the sharpening Choil.
IRRC Sal tries to avoid them because things can get hung up in the sharpening choil instead of getting cut.

Seconding that the Comet hole is pointing in the wrong direction.
by Knife Knut
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why No SAK or MT from Spyderco?
Replies: 49
Views: 3853

Re: Why No SAK or MT from Spyderco?

I want a Spyderench. I’ve always wanted one. I still want one. I would even be happy with the Byrd version. I too would like to see another run of Byrdrench; I somehow missed it. It would probably live in my contingency tool pouch that I sometimes carry. If it were too big for that, I would keep it...
by Knife Knut
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no steel strops?
Replies: 55
Views: 6716

Re: Why no steel strops?

Kitchen knives are still often a bit softer than modern pocket knives, and so benefit from edge realignment. I personally use a ceramic coated rod from Smokey Mountain Knife Works, much less expensive than a proper polished steel rod. I have never seen anything like it anywhere else. It looks matte,...
by Knife Knut
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very DISAPPOINTED w/ laminated steel sprint runs
Replies: 169
Views: 20852

Re: Very DISAPPOINTED w/ laminated steel sprint runs

What does one *do* with a carp that big??? ...or any carp for that matter. People use them here in Aus as Shotgun target practice when they "wallow" in the warm shallow water. And then leave them on the bank/waters edge for the herons, hawks, eagles to eat. I hope they are using steel or some other...
by Knife Knut
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip-down (heresy? maybe not...)
Replies: 21
Views: 2338

Re: Tip-down (heresy? maybe not...)

In my experience, tip down works for any length of blade, from Cricket to Military and larger. Tip down does not.

I came to this conclusion early on and have stuck to it since, as I don't want to be screwing with my muscle memory by switching between the two.
by Knife Knut
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police4 FRN ETA
Replies: 102
Views: 11885

Re: Police4 FRN ETA

At least one production run in partial serrations please.

I used to carry a serrated and nonserrated pair of G-10 Police, until I got one of the last ComboEdge Military.

Perhaps "Enlightened Self Interest" is the term you are looking for Sal?
by Knife Knut
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Self-coating steel blades
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: Self-coating steel blades

Stuart Ackerman wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Kalgard Gunkote...food safe...
But which version?
by Knife Knut
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Advanced Sharpening Systems On The Horizon?
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Advanced Sharpening Systems On The Horizon?

I personally would like to see a system that works with regular, upright flat stones from any company, instead of upside down proprietary stones and hones.
by Knife Knut
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Found 8 more filet knives
Replies: 203
Views: 32808

Re: Found 8 more filet knives

Count me in.
by Knife Knut
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 (K390) HRC?
Replies: 43
Views: 6979

Re: Police 4 (K390) HRC?

I'm looking forward to the FRN model in K390. sal Any chance of a run of Partial Serration? I am in the minority for liking them, but I do find them to be quite useful, and use my secondary edc (Gerber EDC) for when I would need edge close to the handle. I think I got one of the last run of ComboEd...
by Knife Knut
Sun May 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waterway - BHQ vs KC
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Waterway - BHQ vs KC

Looks more like FRN than G10 to me, and it is different from the 2018 catalog version.

KnifeCenter Link:
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SPFB43 ... ron-sheath
by Knife Knut
Wed May 09, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal...Coarser Stone?
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Sal...Coarser Stone?

Hi ... spoons, Welcome to our forum. The technology is not there at this time to make a coarser ceramic that we currently make. That doesn't mean that it may not be there in the future? When I first designed the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker, I also designed the Golden Stone. The Golden Stone was a portable...

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