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by N. Brian Huegel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly 1 FRN
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Dragonfly 1 FRN

Was the second version (1.5?!) with the pinky ledge and spine wedge pinned too? I cannot recall. Was the Dragonfly the first model to have a major revision, other than bevels on the C01, C02, C03 and C04?

Happy! Happy!

brian
by N. Brian Huegel
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Guides for freehand sharpening
Replies: 17
Views: 1315

Re: Guides for freehand sharpening

Angle guides can be most helpful, especially when learning. Watch their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKIojuevy2Y The real key, however, is the large 10" x 4" DMT diamond stones (220, 325, 600, and 1200 grits). Large stones give you maximum cutting (grinding) ability which translates into f...
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Double Stuff 2| Best Pocket Stone
Replies: 28
Views: 6350

Re: Double Stuff 2| Best Pocket Stone

We had one come apart (not enough epoxy or wrong epoxy) in the store, but a couple of globs of J-B Weld and it is better than new!

brian
by N. Brian Huegel
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Time Frame for LC200N Knives?
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: Time Frame for LC200N Knives?

Hi Sal:

....... behind the curtain, so you're like the Wizard of Spyderco! ;)

brian
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Return of S60V/440V
Replies: 54
Views: 6987

Re: The Return of S60V/440V

Steve Green of Dunn Knives (http://www.dunnknives.com/) found a way of heat treating 440V (S60V) to a hardness in the low 60s without the chipping issues. He individually quenched each blade between two water-cooled (think radiator) aluminum plates. This more rapid 'freezing' increased the toughness...
by N. Brian Huegel
Wed May 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal...Coarser Stone?
Replies: 12
Views: 2235

Re: Sal...Coarser Stone?

We use a DMT Model W250EF to establish the bevels and flatness for all of the straight razors we professionally sharpen for our shop. The double sided, perforated surface is 10" x 4". The 600grit and 1200grit work quickly and efficiently. I have sharpened several hundred razors with our original DMT...
by N. Brian Huegel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife News Report: Nitrogen-based Steels
Replies: 25
Views: 3899

Re: Knife News Report: Nitrogen-based Steels

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FJmhJKbFgO4

Here is a test of a Yaxell made Red Dragon Gyuto from Apogee Culinary Design.

brian
by N. Brian Huegel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ? for Spyderco regarding flipper design
Replies: 25
Views: 1948

Re: ? for Spyderco regarding flipper design

What about Thrust Tapered Roller Bearings?
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shun kitchen knife
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Shun kitchen knife

Depending upon when your Shun Classic (DM0#?) was made it may have the newer VG10 Max which I believe is Takefu Cobalt Special (CoS). It should be laser engraved on the blade. [img] CoS.png [/img] Regardless, I sharpen all of my Japanese kitchen knives with a 20°micro-bevel for maximum edge retentio...
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: From which company does Spyderco get their Japanese steel?
Replies: 24
Views: 4085

Re: From which company does Spyderco get their Japanese steel?

It would be interesting to test V-Toku1 versus V-Toku2 to see if the 1% Tungsten difference is significant.
by N. Brian Huegel
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: An Old Friend Restored
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: An Old Friend Restored

It is great to see that Pete and Wallace are honoring the tradition and experience of being cutlers. Expertise and practical knowledge are hard to find. Fantastic job!
by N. Brian Huegel
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *
Replies: 139
Views: 20885

Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

I concur with Donut and Vivi. The C68 Gunting was the first model to use the Compression lock and it was reversed from the current convention, i.e., unlocked by pressing with the thumb (like a Linerlock®), not as subsequent models that utilize current version that unlocks in the right-hand by pinchi...
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Information On The GAUNTLET Sharpener yet??
Replies: 59
Views: 12146

Re: More Information On The GAUNTLET Sharpener yet??

Hi Sal;

Are you using Sharpmaker triangle rods or a symmetric lens (cat's eye, double-pointed ellipse) like the Galley V rods?
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maaaaaan...I was soo excited!
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: Maaaaaan...I was soo excited!

Thanx for the packaging info. We'll look into it. sal http://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-14787/Poly-Mailers/Jiffy-Tuffgard-Extreme-Poly-Bubble-Mailers-2-8-1-2-x-12?pricode=WY743&gadtype=pla&id=S-14787&gclid=CjwKEAiAx--2BRDO6q2T84_a52YSJABWAbfrdFA7ENCjQ43JLDFbsPg0_X5zzjCef1x2jPxb9cwDuxoCilbw_wcB&...
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone
Replies: 94
Views: 21920

Re: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone

Now you have established the parameters for discussion, deliberation, and decision. Of note: not many have been asked by Sal to design or develop a knife with them. You may be considered one of the privileged or cursed few.
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone
Replies: 94
Views: 21920

Re: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone

sal wrote:Hi Cliff,

Welcome back. Missed you.

Still want to discuss "our" knife with you?

sal
Hi Cliff:

So what type of knife would you design with Spyderco? Steel? Details ... inquiring minds. Seems like it would be a beneficial project from many perspectives.

Thanks,

brian
by N. Brian Huegel
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BIG BLUE LIVE - Whale Rescue
Replies: 2
Views: 434

BIG BLUE LIVE - Whale Rescue

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by N. Brian Huegel
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ed Reed sharpener a sharpmaker knock off?
Replies: 22
Views: 4115

Re: Ed Reed sharpener a sharpmaker knock off?

Imitation is the ... sal "Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery" [Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832)] Sincerity aside, it is certainly the cheapest and least innovative. It rarely surprises me when another manufacturer (competitor) steals another’s invention/innovation/idea. It seems the bigg...

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