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by Bill1170
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How warped is acceptable?
Replies: 65
Views: 12230

Well, IIRC, the tip of his worst example was 4.2mm from the table, or about 2.1mm of warping. That's not over just the tang, it's over the whole knife, tip to tang. Over just the tang, we're talking about half of that, or about 1mm. That's roughly what I saw when I put the handle on mine. I had no ...
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Neck Knife
Replies: 24
Views: 4858

npueppke wrote: That's not to say that an H1 neck knife wouldn't be really cool. Keep in mind thought that it'd have to be hollow ground, so it would probably be thicker than your average neck knife.
Please educate me. Why does H1 need to be hollow ground?
by Bill1170
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 chipping?
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

But, but, but... wouldn't overheating draw the temper and make the edge less brittle? An alternate explanation that makes more sense is that the thin edge gets hardest because it quenches the fastest after heat-treating, and the really hard layer is shallow, so is removed in a few sharpenings. Bill
by Bill1170
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How warped is acceptable?
Replies: 65
Views: 12230

Are you thinking of sanding it flat the way you do scales of natural wood? That seems like it would be a bear. Epoxy and clamping would, I think, get rid of about half of the tip to tang curvature if it was uniform. Gordon Flattening the tang would be a lot of hand-grinding. I do not trust epoxy to...
by Bill1170
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How warped is acceptable?
Replies: 65
Views: 12230

As the posts to date demonstrate, there are several sides to the issue, and it is this complexity that caused me to ask the question of the forum. I realized when I placed my order that the mule project is of an experimental nature, but did not realize what were my tolerances for acceptable blade de...
by Bill1170
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How warped is acceptable?
Replies: 65
Views: 12230

How warped is acceptable?

I recently purchased 4 of the 9Cr18Mo mules and today I opened the other 3 to check them out. Of the 4, the first one is the straightest, with the blade tip deviating under 1 mm from centerline. The other 3 are more warped, and I will call CS, but do not want to be a pain about it. How far out is to...
by Bill1170
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PIC REQUEST, How thick is a Native III compared to a Delica?
Replies: 17
Views: 2468

The steel liners provide an anchor point for the 4-way clip, so if you delete the liners then you also lose that feature. For as little as they weigh, the liners seem like a value-added item to me.

Bill

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