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by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock
Replies: 43
Views: 3166

Re: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock

But seriously, all locks have to strike a balance between ease of use and resistance to accidental unlocking. In bare hands the compression lock strikes a good balance for me. With gloves on it’s hard to unlock. I’ve never had an accidental unlock with the compression lock. I could see a button comp...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock
Replies: 43
Views: 3166

Re: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:28 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:11 am
Meh...

Not for it or against it. I am not a fidgeter and I think knives look cleaner without it so I probably lean away from the idea.
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How about a Taichung like?
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by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder
Replies: 27
Views: 1294

Re: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder

Just last night I was over at a friend’s house and the question came up if the CBBL could be used in a design whose edge goes all the way to the handle. It appears that the hump at the front of the blade choil on the Manix 2 acts as the stop for a closed blade, so that particular design can’t just r...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for the PM2 to come with tip up carry from the factory?
Replies: 34
Views: 1520

Re: Is it time for the PM2 to come with tip up carry from the factory?

For the record, it comes tip down because that's Eric Glesser's preference for the PM2. The designer's preference is actually what typically determines the "factory" clip position. Stay safe, Mike I am comforted to know that at Spyderco it is policy to respect the opinion of the designer in prefere...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?
Replies: 38
Views: 5321

Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

The wire clips are more comfortable in hand when cutting things with the knife. A buddy told me his wire clips don’t dig into customers’ floors like the spoon clips do. He carries his work knife in his rear pocket, has to lie on his back to do plumbing under sinks in vanity cabinets. He loves his S...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?
Replies: 38
Views: 5321

Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

The wire clips are more comfortable in hand when cutting things with the knife. A buddy told me his wire clips don’t dig into customers’ floors like the spoon clips do. He carries his work knife in his rear pocket, has to lie on his back to do plumbing under sinks in vanity cabinets. He loves his S1...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 53
Views: 4718

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

My own ZDP Stretch I modified so the spine is a concave sweep, ending with a small (4-5 mm) angle down to the edge, similar to the E4 tip geometry. This a FRN Stretch 1, the blue variation. As modified, this isn’t a knife for hard use, but it is very capable. I also convexed and mirror polished the ...
by Bill1170
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?
Replies: 58
Views: 3534

Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

yowzer wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:22 pm
The screwdriver on the ClipiTool Rescue.
Came to post this.
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your toughest Spyderco Folder
Replies: 68
Views: 3746

Re: Your toughest Spyderco Folder

Oddly enough, it’s probably my saber ground Emerson opener Delica 4. Thick blade, robust tip, hefty primary grind.
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 4798

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

Pelagic wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:54 am
Does anyone here have experience with the 140 grit Atoma?
Yes, I do. It is wonderful for freehand reprofiling. It seems to cut more freely than my 120 grit DMT plate.
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 4798

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

Yes a most excellent thread Vivi! Slaps forehead of coarse only after blowing out my 100 grit WEP PADDLE regrinding S90V Military! Buy cheap 100 grit stones do not waste good ones!!! Arggghhh This may be the best post of the day cheap Chinease file! Affirmative recorded! Back in 2011 I destroyed a ...
by Bill1170
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there support for an LC200N Street Beat?
Replies: 56
Views: 2564

Re: Is there support for an LC200N Street Beat?

The Spyderco Street Beat fixed blade is small at a 3.5 inch blade, but it would suffice. It has a great handle for holding on to when wet. Looking for something 3.5 to 4.5 inches in LC200N. The Spyderco WaterWay does not have a grip that looks very good for someone in the shower with a head or hand...
by Bill1170
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Names of certain models - do they have any impact (on perception, sales, associations..);which names "fit" which don´t?
Replies: 48
Views: 1586

Re: Names of certain models - do they have any impact (on perception, sales, associations..);which names "fit" which don

Para 3 is a name that communicates about zero to potential customers not yet in the know about Spyderco’s other models and naming conventions. For the afi’s, however, they get the family reference. I always thought Delica was a great name, still do. Rescue does exactly what the name implies, same wi...
by Bill1170
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels
Replies: 42
Views: 1390

Re: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels

Thank you, Larrin. This is the kind of knowledge I can use.

I knew that S110V was very resistant, but did not realize how high M390 was. They are both favorites of mine for pocket carry.
by Bill1170
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 56
Views: 3882

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

I dislike it because it is a steel that's okay, but it's not really good at anything. What does this even mean? This thread has gotten so far into the weeds (or into another solar system) that we now have the assertion that what was touted as a “super steel” just a few years ago is now not good for...
by Bill1170
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 91
Views: 8723

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

My Police 4 will hopefuly show up next week, so maybe I take some it apart right away and polish the liners a bit with some 500 and 1000 grit sandpaper. Maybe a even a light coat of some oil or way would help......I made some coconut-beeswax paste for wood so maybe I try that (dont have any fancy w...
by Bill1170
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean One Year Teardown.
Replies: 20
Views: 1719

Re: Caribbean One Year Teardown.

Glad you all liked it! I sure have enjoyed getting it to this point. I'm going to get some of those fancy CBN glass stones and start working on my freehand sharpening skills. I want to see how different edges act on it. Random though, the Caribbean's handle design is still my favorite. The only han...
by Bill1170
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2530

Re: Batoning serrated (H1) edges - ?

Hi Warstein, I haven’t done any batoning with serrated H1 but I have pushed it through a lot of hard media at high force (mostly fish bones). I’d say this is one of the areas where serrated H1 is going to UNDERperform. Consider the mechanics. H1 is a relatively soft (though tough steel) to begin wi...
by Bill1170
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker rod maintenance
Replies: 36
Views: 2933

Re: Sharpmaker rod maintenance

Barkeeper’s Friend (powder) and green Scotchbrite abrasive pads here. The Scotchbrite pads have aluminum oxide abrasive particles bonded to the nylon matrix. Brown and white Sharpmaker rods are made of essentially the same stuff as the grit on Scotchbrite pads.
by Bill1170
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks
Replies: 46
Views: 6682

Re: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks

Jazz wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:32 am
Since that's all we see everywhere, I'd disagree with you, but that's just my frame/linerlock disliking self's opinion.
I agree. Titanium frame locks are overrated and ubiquitous.

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