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by N. Brian Huegel
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE...rounded points or sharp, and why?
Replies: 48
Views: 3463

Re: SE...rounded points or sharp, and why?

[/quote]I like the sound of that. Would that pattern not also be useful in a folder?[/quote] Only if you were using the folder on a cutting board. For kitchen knives, the majority of dulling is a result of the surface one cuts upon, not necessarily what one cuts, i.e., food. The extended tooth was d...
by N. Brian Huegel
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 steel
Replies: 62
Views: 28054

Re: 52100 steel

52100 is a ball bearing steel. Most ball bearing steels make pretty decent blade steel. Especially where edges are concerned. It is my favorite steel to forge. It is hard to find in sheet. Actually, I would like to do a run of a model in 52100, but I'd prefer to make it in Golden, so it will be a y...
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Liner Lock
Replies: 20
Views: 3301

Re: Compression Lock Liner Lock

6,256,887 7/10/2001 Osborne, Warren J. of Waxahachie, TX - Folding Knife Blade Release Mechanism (Reverse Lugged Liner Lock) http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,256,887.PN.&OS=PN/6,256,887&RS=PN/6,256,887" o...
by N. Brian Huegel
Mon May 25, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lowe's Kobalt 18-in-1 Torx Set ? Your thoughts , please ...
Replies: 30
Views: 5918

Re: Lowe's Kobalt 18-in-1 Torx Set ? Your thoughts , please ...

Wiha is the only way to go. http://www.wihatools.com/pro_microbits.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "The Price Is Soon Forgotten but the Quality Will Remain." “Good equipment ain’t cheap, and cheap equipment ain’t good.” “Pay lots, cry once. Pay little, cry twice.” “It is unwise to...
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FB33GP Bradley Bowie – a review
Replies: 22
Views: 12022

Re: FB33GP Bradley Bowie – a review

I keep hearing about the bowie fighting feature of the "back cut". Can the Bradley be sharpen for that feature? The pictures of the knife looks like a lot of metal would be need removed to achieve that feature. The grind on the spine of the blade is a decorative relief called a swedge. Not to be co...
by N. Brian Huegel
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FB33GP Bradley Bowie – a review
Replies: 22
Views: 12022

FB33GP Bradley Bowie – a review

Historical Note - Long gone are the days of the single shot muzzle loading pistol and the need for a large companion Bowie knife. As the necessity of this legendary fighting knife waned preceding the American Civil War, the smaller clip point Bowie hunter became the legacy of the pattern that formed...
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caswell innovations from several years ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: Caswell innovations from several years ago

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=4&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=caswell-j$.INNM.&OS=IN/caswell-j$&RS=IN/caswell-j$" target="_blank http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&...
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caswell innovations from several years ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3763

Re: Caswell innovations from several years ago

Ken Onion has probably made more money than any other contemporary designer/maker/collaborator than all others in the last 40 years combined. :D The exceptions perhaps being those individuals who own/owned their own companies.

brian
country knives inc.
by N. Brian Huegel
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N origin?
Replies: 8
Views: 4617

Re: LC200N origin?

http://www.zapp.com/fileadmin/download/ ... _09.13.pdf" target="_blank

Zapp Materials Engineering GmbH
Zapp-Platz 1
40880 Ratingen
P. O. Box 10 18 62
40838 Ratingen
GERMANY
by N. Brian Huegel
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spyderco urban
Replies: 18
Views: 2420

Louis Graves designed that "Crock Stick" model about 1978. Then I showed him how to shapren a fish hook in the groove between the stored tods, He patented the idea (with my consent) and produced an injecion molded version. I miss louis Graves. A great man. We're working on a new Urban (leaf) FRN ma...
by N. Brian Huegel
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ATR: should the pocket clip be revisited?
Replies: 35
Views: 1970

[ATTACH]23595[/ATTACH] Here is a photo of a prototype pocket clip from a prototype C69 Lil' Temperance that Sal gave me years ago. Considering the significance of this original clip, I removed it for safe keeping and replacing it with a production clip for future carry after writing my review 12 yea...
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri May 30, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Sal, could a SE sprint from the past be a posibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Cheaper, faster, and easier to send any PlainEdge knife to Willey Knives (http://www.willeyknives.com) and have them SpyderEdge it. They have professional machine that perfectly matches Spyderco's iconic edge. :D
by N. Brian Huegel
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 3=WOW
Replies: 34
Views: 4130

Thanx for the kind words, Kylems. Glad you like it. The "Bolt Action" was invented by the late Blackie Collins. Certainly one of the most innovative designer/inventors, if not the best, in our industry. The lock was made by Gerber in production for many years. Way ahead of its time when invented. s...
by N. Brian Huegel
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dealer Locator needs some help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 802

I know one who does. :D
by N. Brian Huegel
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Halpern Swick Handles
Replies: 65
Views: 10637

Looks like Bubinga rosewood to me. Beautiful!
by N. Brian Huegel
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gatco Sharpening system?
Replies: 21
Views: 3804

The original system was invented by Mr. Ray Longbrake back in the late 70's. Called the "Loray" sharpener. Arthur Levine was a distributor of Loray's. Ray and Aruthur had a falling out and Arthur tooled up and created the "Lansky" version. John Anthon was the Sales manager for Lansky. John and Arth...
by N. Brian Huegel
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: another day hike: axe chop-off.
Replies: 32
Views: 3798

sal wrote:Hey JV3,

Great pics. the engineering on the nests is also special. Do you know what the two hatchets weigh?

sal
The Model 420 Small Forest Axe weighs 2lbs. 1 oz. (Head Weighs 1lb. 6 oz.)

The Model 418 Hunter's Axe weighs 1lb. 14 oz. (Head Weighs 1lb. 3 oz.)
by N. Brian Huegel
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loupes
Replies: 25
Views: 5337

http://www.ottofrei.com/10x-Triplet-LED ... Loupe.html

Here's one the works great. I gave one to Sal a couple of years ago.
by N. Brian Huegel
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wegner Jr. C49GPS Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Here are several interesting links:

http://spyderco.com/forums/printthread.php?t=572

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_ ... 4371414713

This is/was his email address, however, as he retired from Blade-Tech it is probably no longer active: tim@blade-tech.com

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