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by dj moonbat
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a good SD knife
Replies: 65
Views: 11221

Not to mention, from a legal perspective, you'd likely have a much easier time with an attorney proving ''self defense'' with a hand gun which you had a carry permit for vs. if you defended yourself with a ''tactical knife'' as a prosecutor would be likely to describe most of the popular knives ava...
by dj moonbat
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory re-sharpening for ZDP Caly3?
Replies: 19
Views: 2790

Alternately, you could get something that has a Wharncliffe blade. Unlike the Caly3, the edge is just a intersection of two planes, rather than a continuously variable curve comprising nearly infinite planes. They behave MUCH more like you get with chisel/plane blades. I've always been a bad knife s...
by dj moonbat
Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Angle Confusion...Why is 30° "steep"?
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

A2, or O1, is going to outperform any of the luscious steels that you Spydie guys love in a chisel or plane blade, I would suspect. In the woodworking world, it's the O1 guys against the A2 guys, and plays out along similar lines to those that divide the VG-10 and SV-30 crowds (pliability vs. edge r...
by dj moonbat
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In re VG-10 / S30V
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

I also don't understand why people would prefer rolling than MICRO chipping. I can't speak for anyone else, but for me it's the fact that I can FIX an edge without having to hit the stone. VG-10 strikes me as the perfect (stainless) steel for a person who has adopted the habits of a cook: putting t...
by dj moonbat
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good Fathers Day knife for my Dad
Replies: 31
Views: 3401

I gave my dad a Dragonfly G-10 recently, and he's nuts about it. He uses it as his money clip now. However, if I had thought it through, I would have gone with the Kopa. The Dragonfly looks cool, but the Kopa is flat-out pretty. The Kiwi looks really cool, but the lack of a clip is a bummer.
by dj moonbat
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In re VG-10 / S30V
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

In re VG-10 / S30V

I had not had cause to purchase a knife in many years. Recently, though, I got interested in upgrading my shabby knife collection. First, once I caught on to the fact that Spyderco is plowing higher-grade materials into their production knives than anybody, I got a G-10 Dragonfly for my Dad, always ...
by dj moonbat
Fri May 28, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't get all in one perfect knife...
Replies: 9
Views: 1717

For me, it's the Urban form factor and materials with a Compression Lock (or better yet, Bolt Action) that's the Grail Knife. Even the UKPK is a little larger than I care for. But there's definitely a market for something along these lines. I guess not many things are made in Golden, though. They ca...
by dj moonbat
Fri May 28, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A story re. Spyderco.....
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

I guess that might be possible. But would they make a handler remove an earring or a shiny bracelet?
I suspect they would. At least the bracelet, which would be at the dog's eye level. Other owners would "*****" at them if they didn't.
by dj moonbat
Thu May 20, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for a portable sharpener?
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Lee Valley, a Canadian toolmaker, has some compact DMT-style diamond stones that could be a good field sharpener:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.a ... at=1,43072
by dj moonbat
Tue May 18, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pivot adjustment on a new Urban
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

OK, a couple drops of oil, a hundred or so open/close cycles, and this knife is now properly broken in: opening and closing are crisp and positive, but now easily accomplished in one arc of the thumb.

What an upgrade over my previous EDC. I guess that one just became my letter opener.
by dj moonbat
Mon May 17, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pivot adjustment on a new Urban
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

I love my Urban and carry it every day for now. Enjoy your Spydies and hide your wallet
Yeah, they've definitely got a recipe for appealing to folks who appreciate good gear. This is so clearly superior in construction to all the other pocketknives I've owned.
by dj moonbat
Mon May 17, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pivot adjustment on a new Urban
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

It's not the double detent system that's causing the problem; it's noticeable stiffness in between the detents. When closing the knife, it's less of a problem; but when opening the knife one-handed with the thumbhole, it's quite laborious.
by dj moonbat
Mon May 17, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pivot adjustment on a new Urban
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Pivot adjustment on a new Urban

I just got my first Spyderco -- the orange Urban. It is clearly a well finished knife -- very sharp, good lines, good grip, good clip. But. . .the pivot operates very stiffly, making the opening of the knife into a tricky two-step operation. I want to adjust the pivot screw, but when I loosen the to...
by dj moonbat
Sun May 09, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hare brained idea, folding knife for kitchen?
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

The Dialex Junior will probably not be anywhere near 6", but the handle shape looks like it will be perfect for the pinch grip that cooks use.
by dj moonbat
Sat May 08, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nested compression lock in a small G-10 folder?
Replies: 0
Views: 1214

Nested compression lock in a small G-10 folder?

After obsessively scanning through Spyderco's catalog, I notice that the Military and Paramilitary use the same trick to save weight: rather than use a traditional steel liner, they've simply got a trough for a lock bar machined straight into the G-10 slab. I've got no use at all for a knife as big ...
by dj moonbat
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micro Manix is here.... sort of...
Replies: 27
Views: 5583

Branding

Micro-Manix is too wordy. Just go with "Minix2." (Although Minix is the name of an obscure computer operating system, I doubt there is any likelihood of confusion...)

I like what you've done. It boggles my mind that you did it, though.
by dj moonbat
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 3/4" "Sage like" knife.Did I dream this?
Replies: 25
Views: 3900

With the right lock, that's pretty much my dream knife

My first post! If you can make this small Sage with either a Compression Lock, bolt action lock, or CBBL, I think I can promise to buy no fewer than 3 -- I've got family members who would go bonkers over one. But if it's a liner or frame lock, lockback, or a slipit, no can do. I want a knife that lo...

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