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by Bill1170
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened....
Replies: 28
Views: 1034

Re: So this happened....

Thanks for the kind words all :) Yes, it is a favorite, and I carry it a lot. https://i.ibb.co/6J49QPK/20190528-170634.jpg I had just used it to cut up a bunch of fruit, cheese, and meat for a friend and I, and set it on a tray table to watch tv. Used it to cut the strawberries and spread peanutbut...
by Bill1170
Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?
Replies: 16
Views: 472

Re: Wire clip thru lanyards hole -- para3?

It seems one could make a jig to guide a small ball nose bit in a Dremel to mill the slots for the wire clip. A milling machine is going to be a lot easier, but fewer people own them.
by Bill1170
Tue May 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Lightweight Paramilitary 2 would be cool and fun
Replies: 39
Views: 3685

Re: A Lightweight Paramilitary 2 would be cool and fun

Thinner blade stock is harder with a compression lock due to the lateral ramp needed on the blade’s lock interface. I’d be all for a FRN model with wire clip. Sage 5, kapara? Both compression locks with thinner blade stock True, thank you. Those both use 3.0 mm stock vs the 3.7 mm of the PM2. It ca...
by Bill1170
Tue May 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..
Replies: 59
Views: 1303

Re: Help convince me that FRN handles are better than they look..

“Design is how it works, not just how it looks.” This may not be an exact quote, but is the essence of a statement made by Steve Jobs at Apple. It applies very much to FRN Spydies... and Glock pistols, too.
by Bill1170
Sat May 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC 20CV PM2?
Replies: 151
Views: 4953

Re: DLC 20CV PM2?

Soup wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 pm
It should be easy to dye these scales just about any color desired. I have the satin version and have been planning a day to dye, but can't decide on a color yet.
As the Klingons say, “Today is a good day to dye.”
by Bill1170
Sat May 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Lightweight Paramilitary 2 would be cool and fun
Replies: 39
Views: 3685

Re: A Lightweight Paramilitary 2 would be cool and fun

Thinner blade stock is harder with a compression lock due to the lateral ramp needed on the blade’s lock interface. I’d be all for a FRN model with wire clip.
by Bill1170
Sat May 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Doesn't Spyderco Use the Military Handle More?
Replies: 28
Views: 798

Re: Why Doesn't Spyderco Use the Military Handle More?

A Military blade longer than 4” might severely constrain sales owing to local laws. It’s already illegal to carry a Military publicly in Colorado where they are manufactured! I see fairly strong sentiment for an American tanto blade shape, which could potentially satisfy both the tanto lovers and th...
by Bill1170
Fri May 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Street Beat Sprint
Replies: 44
Views: 1323

Re: Street Beat Sprint

I voted for stainless with DLC. VG-10 would be fine, and LC200N would be fantastic. More than most designs I think the Street Beat is well suited to DLC.
by Bill1170
Thu May 23, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Serrated vs LC200N Serrated
Replies: 29
Views: 837

Re: H1 Serrated vs LC200N Serrated

Maybe it’s my woodworking background, but I lean towards plain edges because shaving, scraping, and fine detail work are all regular features of my daily knife usage. Plain edge works better for those tasks. I love the aggressive performance of a Spyderedge, but not enough to outweigh my need to acc...
by Bill1170
Tue May 21, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What types of colors of FRN do you prefer?
Replies: 44
Views: 687

Re: What types of colors of FRN do you prefer?

I prefer bright FRN colors. I have yellow, blue, orange, green. BRG and black I also have, but not by choice; they’re just okay. Even have a red trainer. All except the yellow and blue are Delicas!
by Bill1170
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1206

Re: seat belt cutting

I keep a Byrd rescue folder in my console for rescuing others. I have a ResQme hanging from my mirror for rescuing myself. Wife has one on her mirror, too.
by Bill1170
Tue May 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Delica being discontinued?
Replies: 26
Views: 955

Re: Is the Delica being discontinued?

I saw the clickbait title...and clicked, thinking, “That makes no sense, why would they ever do that?”

Glad it was just humor.
by Bill1170
Mon May 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 142
Views: 3432

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

On the other hand... 1/10th of a second multiplied by 5 times a day on average = 1/2 a second. Multiplied by 365 days = about 180 seconds. So.... I could spend 3 more minutes on the Spyderco forum annually if I carried a backlock. This is life changing :eek: :p :p :p That’s funny! On the strength i...
by Bill1170
Mon May 20, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why put liners in the Delica?
Replies: 45
Views: 1184

Re: Why put liners in the Delica?

In many ways the barrel bolt clip fastening method is (my opinion) more elegant than three screws and 12 tapped holes. However, the tip-down carry proponents are surely appreciative of being accommodated.
by Bill1170
Mon May 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade length considerations...
Replies: 46
Views: 1093

Re: Blade length considerations...

I've encountered this with apples too (honeycrisp get really big). I do have my limits though, I'm not sure I could carry a 5 inch blade to justify the occasional tomato. I do think this is exactly why the Spydiechef makes absolutely no sense being as small as it is though. That knife should have a...
by Bill1170
Mon May 20, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why put liners in the Delica?
Replies: 45
Views: 1184

Re: Why put liners in the Delica?

The liners were added in the Delica 4 revision to facilitate four-way clip mounting. The Delica 3 barrel bolt setup only permitted tip-up clip mounting. My guess is that there was wide sentiment for four-way clips before they were available on the Delica/Endura. So Delica 3 was linerless?? Did not ...
by Bill1170
Mon May 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Serrated vs LC200N Serrated
Replies: 29
Views: 837

Re: H1 Serrated vs LC200N Serrated

I recall that the Japanese makers strongly prefer to use Japanese steels. Making the Pacific Salt in Japan with non-Japanese steel might be more a cultural challenge than anything else. I agree that the performance jump in FFG over HSG will make it impossible to directly compare the two alloys.
by Bill1170
Mon May 20, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why put liners in the Delica?
Replies: 45
Views: 1184

Re: Why put liners in the Delica?

The liners were added in the Delica 4 revision to facilitate four-way clip mounting. The Delica 3 barrel bolt setup only permitted tip-up clip mounting. My guess is that there was wide sentiment for four-way clips before they were available on the Delica/Endura.
by Bill1170
Sat May 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Top 5 knives you actually carry
Replies: 84
Views: 1861

Re: Top 5 knives you actually carry

The top 5 knives I actually carry, in order from most to least frequently are: 1) Victorinox Classic SAK (on my keys) 2) Manix 2 Lightweight S110V, waved by a friend 3) Green VG-10 FFG Delica 4, clip removed 4) Blue FRN Stretch in ZDP-189, cut down in blade height, hand convexed, and mirror polished...
by Bill1170
Thu May 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1345

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

No Spydie is perfect. Compromises have been made in its design and execution. What do you overlook or forgive in a favored Spydie just because most everything else about it is what you want a folder to be? For example, I love my Caribbean, but I hate reaching for the choil that isn’t there. :eek: T...

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