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by Bill1170
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean vs Military
Replies: 59
Views: 3007

Re: Caribbean vs Military

Check out the cutting test in this review. https://knifeinformer.com/spyderco-military-s110v-review/ I own 2 Millies and I love the knife. I can’t bring myself to purchase the Caribbean because it is butt ugly . Everything else, steel, lock, blade shape is right up my alley and the knife will go to...
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sliverax bearing race CQI progression
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: Sliverax bearing race CQI progression

That's interesting; are the circular marks in the recesses original machining marks? Also, what sort of compound did you use to smooth out your first piece? Did it take very long or much effort? I ask because I'm thinking about trying to smooth out the tang on my V-Toku Stretch; despite thorough cl...
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel "spoiled" you?
Replies: 49
Views: 1305

Re: Which steel "spoiled" you?

The decent stainless used by Victorinox spoiled me as a child because it took a good edge and never rusted. Many years later my first Delica in ZDP-189 spoiled me with its ability to hold a razor edge for a long time. Now S110V spoils me for how long it holds a working edge even in the face of nasty...
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: High HRC is not equal high wear resistance
Replies: 24
Views: 871

Re: High HRC is not equal high wear resistance

Edge finish and cutting style. 220- 400 grit with a draw slicing motion More of the harder carbides are exposed with a rougher finish at the teeth of the edge. Take s110v and Jack it to 65 with a boutique HT and you'll smoke the softer s110v. So hardness has a place for edge performance A stronger ...
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust
Replies: 26
Views: 1347

Re: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust

Sal is the master of understatement.
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave

The best thing about those clamp-on wave hooks is that they can be installed and removed without damaging the underlying knife. And they look better than a zip tie. I still prefer a hook cut right into the blade.
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Civilian vs Matriarch 2 Wave

A factory waved Matriarch seems better and more elegant than a Civilian with a zip tie wave mod.
by Bill1170
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dull SE vs sharp SE
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: Dull SE vs sharp SE

Yes, please make the video. Sometimes pictures speak louder than words, and I suspect this is one of those times.
by Bill1170
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 1197

Re: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?

Yes. Don’t know about the safety, but being able to locate the lock release by feel is very good.
by Bill1170
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials
Replies: 36
Views: 1233

Re: The Spyderco Earth- a knife made from 100% recycled materials

One could take the long view. All elements heavier than hydrogen were created in the fusion forge of a star, then ejected when the star died. Collecting and purifying the metals from which blades are made is already an exercise in recycling.
by Bill1170
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The backup that helps you sleep at night... ;)
Replies: 55
Views: 1755

Re: The backup that helps you sleep at night... ;)

Back when Bento Box Shop offered preorders on the first run of M390 PM2’s I ordered two. One was my daily work knife for 3-4 years, while the other sits in its box, relegated to pre-need replacement status. I don’t lose or break many knives, it seems. Still, I think I waited almost a year for them a...
by Bill1170
Fri May 31, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1289

Re: seat belt cutting

The big advantage of SE for seatbelt cutting is that the points grab the fabric as it’s being cut so the blade cuts it in one pull. I know a very sharp PE will work as well, but it might slide off before the cut is completed. Again, as mentioned above, fine motor skills are reduced in such circumsta...
by Bill1170
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So this happened....
Replies: 28
Views: 1053

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: 484

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: 3722

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: 1344

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: 5161

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: 3722

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: 823

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: 1346

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.

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