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by Bill1170
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need help with sharpening
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

ICSK wrote:Oh, I also forgot to ask. How does one sharpen the tip using a Sharpmaker?

Thanks for the help thus far.
Pull the blade down the flats of the rods and stop moving with the tip still on the flat. Do not let it skate off the edge; this ruins the tip.
by Bill1170
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical EDC?
Replies: 23
Views: 5524

Dr. Snubnose wrote:NYC allows a Fixed Blade carry as long as the knife is under 4".... Forget the folder in NYC...too much trouble...Doc :D
Hey Doc,

4" blade or 4" overall length on the FB in New York? Must it be exposed or concealed, or doesn't it matter? Thanks.

Bill
by Bill1170
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have others noticed the Stretch is kind of toothy and hard to sharpen ?
Replies: 42
Views: 5720

The Deacon wrote:My knives may not be able to whittle hair or slice TP but the funny thing is, in my 65 years I've never once needed to do either.
Oh sure, you probably buy the rolls of TP with perforations, too! Go on, admit it. I thought so.
by Bill1170
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

I recall asking why the Chinese Spyderco folders are not available in 9Cr18Mo and I believe it was Deacon who replied that Sal had said that their Chinese manufacturer was not able to use that steel because their equipment was not up to dealing with the 9Cr18Mo. This will eventually change as Chines...
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poor little Spyderco Mouse value drop!
Replies: 18
Views: 3531

Like ManixSA I bought a new Spyderco at the factory store last summer for about $30 more than online pricing. It was worth it to me to just be there and to get it in my hands to feel before buying, then have it that day. Knife was a Paramilitary 2 and I am even more glad now, as they have been diffi...
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

SG2 is not ZDP-189. It is another high end powdered steel, but I have no experience with it. I think Fallkniven uses it in some of their knives.
by Bill1170
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No more H1 fixed blades?
Replies: 45
Views: 9119

I just had a thought regarding the difficulty of FFG on H1 steel. It could be done by EDM. Probably prohibitive, but doable. EDM would not confer any work-hardness to the edge, something grinding seems to do.
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica mod idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Someone else on here, i forget who it was but they basically smoothed out the edge on the side of the blade where it's saber ground. I'm planning on doing this but i'm looking to basically make a very high saber grind, instead of smoothing out that edge. I wanna take it all the way to about 1/4 inc...
by Bill1170
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: the "Perfect" knife?
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Markous wrote:If a Military and Sebenza were to get together and you know ;)

I would give a gonad for that :eek:
You mean the Salbenza? I've heard people refer to the RIL Ti Military by that nickname. No need to emasculate yourself, just buy one if you want it.
by Bill1170
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Questions about Steel...
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

I'm going to say no on the Harpy being so special. IF you want one go ahead, but it ain't magic. I never had a Gin1 blade, but it sounds like ATS55 was an improvement. VG10 is better then either. H1 (the steel in the salt series) is great if you are dealing with salt water or other such environment...
by Bill1170
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip up or Tip down carry
Replies: 41
Views: 8443

I voted tip-up because the clip is more comfortable in the use position than when mounted for tip-down carry. Blade is against pocket seam for safety. By use position I refer to cutting things with a forehand grip. I prefer the clip near the butt of the knife where it does not interfere with the con...
by Bill1170
Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: help please, i blunted my new knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2738

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Get the SM and be done with it. :D
+1, Sharpmaker all the way.
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you keep your Delica razor sharp?
Replies: 39
Views: 7234

Sharpmaker is great and affordable, but I use paper wheels on my Delicas and all other knives. Paper wheels are like manual freehand sharpening, only much faster. It takes some practice to learn the skills and then you are set.
by Bill1170
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Military ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7146

If you drool all over H1 it's ok (being rust proof and all). So let's see: hollow ground H1 blade, H1 liners with liner lock, H1 hardware and fasteners, H1 pocket clip, whatever color G-10 you like. Sounds like a very expensive, limited run to me. A very interesting concept, to be sure. Only the bl...
by Bill1170
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What gives VG-10 its beautiful, almost wood-like pattern?
Replies: 20
Views: 3599

You know that VG-10 stands for "Visible Grain 10," right? :D
by Bill1170
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 steel vs VG-10 steel???
Replies: 21
Views: 26553

Correction: serrated H1 *is* a supersteel.
by Bill1170
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/ Endura V - What improvements/changes would you like to see?
Replies: 74
Views: 11626

-eliminate the ricasso and have the blade edge reach the handle (like the current centofante) -Finer tip for better piercing -slighter shorter handle so it measeures 4" or less when closed,for better pocket carry -ffg standard -Bigger spyderhole for winter gloves -eliminate liners for easier mainte...
by Bill1170
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Mule run
Replies: 13
Views: 2083

Hector Castro wrote:Put your stretch over the mule. The mule and stretch have the same handle shape!
I noticed that similarity while making scales for a mule. Shape sure fits the grip well with flat scales, even better with a center swell and thinner at 1st and 4th fingers.
by Bill1170
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would Spyderco even try to fix this...?
Replies: 19
Views: 2051

NoFair wrote:You could be the proud owner of a Spyderco with a pry tool and SE edge ;)

Nice find :D
My thought exactly. A waved pry tool at that!
by Bill1170
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/ Endura V - What improvements/changes would you like to see?
Replies: 74
Views: 11626

As you refine a design, it gets progressively harder to make significant improvements. The D4 and E4 are already very good. My opinions follow: 1. Stay with FFG, or offer both styles. FFG suits these knives better than saber grind in my opinion. 2. Somehow hide the notch at the tang that shows when ...

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