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by Bill1170
Thu May 23, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Serrated vs LC200N Serrated
Replies: 29
Views: 898

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: 704

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: 1289

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: 993

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: 3544

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: 1219

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: 1109

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: 1219

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: 898

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: 1219

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: 1922

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: 1379

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...
by Bill1170
Tue May 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: a friend’s find...
Replies: 27
Views: 1602

Re: a friend’s find...

VashHash wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:30 am
I always have one of these handy for jimping and sometimes cleaning any rust off blades. Usually doesn't scratch the hardened steel unless you really press hard.

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Brass bristles are even safer; they won’t scratch steel.
by Bill1170
Tue May 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replaceable blade folding mule
Replies: 35
Views: 936

Re: Replaceable blade folding mule

Maybe any folding Mule design needs to be “clunky” in some way so as to discourage the eBay flippers from playing. In other words, develop a design only a steel junky could love.

I really like the interchangeable blade concept.
by Bill1170
Sun May 12, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: more CBBL
Replies: 62
Views: 1398

Re: Poll: more CBBL

I voted yes. Although I love the compression lock, the CBBL has several huge advantages. To wit:

1) It’s fully ambidextrous like the back lock, exactly the same on both sides.

2) I love the strong self-close bias and lack of need for a detent ball. It is safer and yet convenient.
by Bill1170
Sun May 12, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear What is the problem?
Replies: 76
Views: 1639

Re: Cruwear What is the problem?

VG-10 also “wants to get sharp,” and is very well rounded. I haven’t tried Cruwear, but this has been a fascinating thread so far.
by Bill1170
Sun May 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replaceable blade folding mule
Replies: 35
Views: 936

Re: Replaceable blade folding mule

It is a feasible idea. Whether or not Spyderco people will buy it remains to be seen. Truth be told, Spyderco people can be rather odd in the things they take to. Just because Buck and others have made such a knife and sold it successfully, does not mean that Spyderco folk will go for it. Many time...
by Bill1170
Sat May 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replaceable blade folding mule
Replies: 35
Views: 936

Re: Replaceable blade folding mule

If a swappable blade folding mule were to be a locking folder, it would make sense to have the locking parts be integral to the “handle,” and the blade part be set into that. Mating a bunch of blades to a lock seems like a risky task and more work than most would want for switching steels. It might...
by Bill1170
Fri May 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "sharpening" services
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: "sharpening" services

Like any other skill, sharpening requires time and practice to acquire proficiency. It is much preferable to acqire the skill than to rely on third parties to keep your knives sharp. I agree that the 204 Sharpmaker is all one really NEEDS for edge maintenance if you buy also the coarse rods. Yes, th...
by Bill1170
Fri May 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 Observations
Replies: 106
Views: 7769

Re: Police 4 Observations

Thank you, Vivi, for thoroughly answering my question. Given your real-world experience with DLC and rust, a DLC’d version of the K390 Police 4 sounds like a very desirable upgrade! Obviously, the liners would also need to either be similarly coated or made of more corrosion resistant alloy than the...

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