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by Bill1170
Thu May 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 Observations
Replies: 106
Views: 7776

Re: Police 4 Observations

Vivi, in your experience have you found DLC an effective rust preventive on a carbon steel blade? I have no experience with either DLC or the more specific case of DLC over non-stainless steel.
by Bill1170
Thu May 09, 2019 11:28 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
Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL - Two bladed- / Dyad Mule Platform? (for those GENERALLY interested in a Mule program
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: POLL - Two bladed- / Dyad Mule Platform? (for those GENERALLY interested in a Mule program

I had arrived at a very similar concept with interchangeable blades, but in a non-folding platform. The idea I had was for Mule handles purchased separately from Mule blades. The blades would feature a tang that inserts into the handle, fixed by a screw or other simple, reliable means. Having a shor...
by Bill1170
Wed May 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 182
Views: 8604

Re: Mule Team

Mules were only ever sold new via the SFO.

(Messed up quoting on my phone, sorry.)
by Bill1170
Wed May 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela: New Nr. 1 recommendation for a first / only / basic / good-value folder?
Replies: 23
Views: 1198

Re: Endela: New Nr. 1 recommendation for a first / only / basic / good-value folder?

Hi Wartstein,

Yes, he appreciated it from the very start. He trusts my cutlery knowledge so that made it better from the start.
by Bill1170
Wed May 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela: New Nr. 1 recommendation for a first / only / basic / good-value folder?
Replies: 23
Views: 1198

Re: Endela: New Nr. 1 recommendation for a first / only / basic / good-value folder?

The calculus changes somewhat when gifting, rather than recommending a knife. I gifted a Stretch to a friend who would never spend that much on a folder. He kept losing his crappy beaters so I said, “Here is a high quality knife you will treasure and not lose.” And he hasn’t! That was almost 2 years...
by Bill1170
Tue May 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel is closest to what is used in German Kitchen Knives??
Replies: 25
Views: 900

Re: Which steel is closest to what is used in German Kitchen Knives??

It’s a valid point about softer, tougher steels being more forgiving in the hands of unskilled users. My Japanese kitchen knives live in my desk drawer; only I get to use them. Marital harmony is thereby preserved.
by Bill1170
Tue May 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two blade Spyderco?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Two blade Spyderco?

You guys realize that Sal can neither confirm nor deny specific features of a patentable nature, right?
by Bill1170
Fri May 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 182
Views: 8604

Re: Mule Team

I own a few Mules. A simple fixed blade without handle scales seems like the best way to do them. -just the essence, a steel blade and tang -spartan design limited initial market to steel junkies -lower cost for a given blade -customizable! I carry folders, seldom fixed blades. Nevertheless it made ...
by Bill1170
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2102

Re: Hiking knife

I’m surprised no one yet has suggested the Temperance 2. It is 5” of full flat ground VG-10 with a grippy micarta handle and a sheath. Might be too pricey for the OP, but it’s a great all around fixed blade. I've been looking for a Temperance 2 for a while. Do you have any leads on where to find on...
by Bill1170
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2102

Re: Hiking knife

I’m surprised no one yet has suggested the Temperance 2. It is 5” of full flat ground VG-10 with a grippy micarta handle and a sheath. Might be too pricey for the OP, but it’s a great all around fixed blade. I've been looking for a Temperance 2 for a while. Do you have any leads on where to find on...
by Bill1170
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2102

Re: Hiking knife

I’m surprised no one yet has suggested the Temperance 2. It is 5” of full flat ground VG-10 with a grippy micarta handle and a sheath. Might be too pricey for the OP, but it’s a great all around fixed blade.
by Bill1170
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Grip discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: Grip discussion

I can grip the PM2 with all four fingers on the handle. Any shorter and that wouldn’t be possible. I almost never use the choil on this knife or on my Stretch. I much prefer grasping only the handle. That said, I will on occasion pinch a blade near the tip for detail work, or to limit penetration wh...
by Bill1170
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?
Replies: 48
Views: 1791

Re: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?

tonijedi wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:59 am
Wrong answers so far, so I'll unveil the smoothest cutter:
Spyderco Kitchen Utility Knife 6" Plain Edge.
You're welcome :D
Came to write this same thing. Fine grained steel- check, low edge bevel - check, thin blade stock - check.
by Bill1170
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favourite method to open PM2?
Replies: 23
Views: 634

Re: Favourite method to open PM2?

Slow roll here, too. It gives control and is less alarming to any bystanders.
by Bill1170
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?
Replies: 73
Views: 1921

Re: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?

Yardwork and food prep are the only tasks I do with a folder where a >4” blade would be useful.
by Bill1170
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

Open knife, insert lanyard, close knife to cut lanyard. Easy as pie!
by Bill1170
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket Clip Sizing/Compatibility Info
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Pocket Clip Sizing/Compatibility Info

Another vote for making this a sticky.
by Bill1170
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?
Replies: 66
Views: 2045

Re: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?

Day 4: as everything seems to be wrapped in plastic these days, that's what my knife cut today. I used it to trim some glass fiber net at work (some soft stuff). There must be something wrong with my knives as I went to check and those that were H1 are still H1 and those that were VG10 still read V...
by Bill1170
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: School Project: How is blade steel made?
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: School Project: How is blade steel made?

Factory knives are most often cut from sheets of steel, but bolstered blades are forged from thicker stock. Simpler steels with lower carbon content are typically blanked by stamping. Stamping is fast and inexpensive when done at scale. However, higher end steels don’t stamp well, at which point las...

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