Search found 1617 matches

Go to advanced search

by zhyla
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Made myself a Bow River sheath

Oh, ok. I think the sheath is just too tight, but the way you made it, it has to be. Most kydex sheaths get the friction to hold the knife from the handle area, not from blade.....If you know what I mean. Yeah, it is pretty tight. Should I build up some layers of masking tape and re-form it to be l...
by zhyla
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: Made myself a Bow River sheath

Pancake wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:42 am
Did you put masking tape on the blade before you put it all in the kydex press and let it form?
I didn’t use a press, just formed it by hand.
by zhyla
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made myself a Bow River sheath
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Made myself a Bow River sheath

I made this primarily because I'd just been wanting to mess around with kydex at some point. I did this all with a heat gun and some small chicago bolts. It's just a simple sheath that ties onto my backpack strap. https://i.imgur.com/WBxWCZwl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6DSsZH3l.jpg Turned out pretty ni...
by zhyla
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chief vs Police 4
Replies: 30
Views: 3416

Re: Chief vs Police 4

I have neither a Chief, nor a Police, but going just by size I´d prefer the Chief. I don´t like too long folders in the pocket, and the Chief is almost as "short" as an Endura and has still enough edge for my liking (Endura edge length is perfect for me). The Police looks a lot thinner than the Chi...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We need more Manix 2 Light Weights!
Replies: 20
Views: 656

Re: We need more Manix 2 Light Weights!

The pinned construction. I don't mind pinned knives, but this knife is a bad combination of pinned construction, a lock that can easily trap dirt and is hard to fully clean out, and a lock that originally (the clear cages) had a high probability of breaking. With the cage made out of a sturdier pla...
by zhyla
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Ambitious Design
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: An Ambitious Design

I think it's just a super compact design and they didn't want to give up 1/8" to have the plunge farther out. I don't remember having an issue sharpening but even if it was sticking out more that last bit is tough to sharpen with the plunge anyway.
by zhyla
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

On a knife as long and slender as the Chief, though, I certainly see the appeal in having some steel in the grip. This is definitely an issue. What exactly are we gaining with FRN over G-10? The Police 4 LW saves a whopping 0.3 oz vs the G-10 version. It seems likely that a Chief LW would have a si...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!
Replies: 51
Views: 3616

Re: Z-Cut Spyderco Food Prep Knife in BD1N!

Marulaghost wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:02 am
I tried out the PE on a massive onion first, only to find out the onion was just too big,
I’m still completely lost on the purpose for this knife. They already make paring knives, who actually wants an offset paring knife?
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?

Ah, ok, so for solid wood liners I think I would consider drilling slightly oversize holes, filling with a tough epoxy (jbweld maybe?), and then re-drilling and tapping the epoxy. That should allow machine screws to hold well enough. You can also look into thread inserts such as is used on the liner...
by zhyla
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Pocket clip (wood-) screws just in wood?

You're saying you think if you pull the scales off there aren't holes in the liners for the clip? That sounds impossible. Wood that thin isn't going to hold that clip very well.

I would drill and tap the liners to make this tip up. Or just leave it as is. It is a pretty piece.
by zhyla
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please
Replies: 28
Views: 1635

Re: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please

I dunno, isn't the whole point of this model to be a fancy gents folder with some flare? I could see them doing some handle pattern variations. And I can see removing the filework to bring the cost down a bit. But it's not supposed to be a cheap knife.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives I wish I had bought two of
Replies: 83
Views: 6061

Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Since I am avoiding the steady accumulation of knives that comes with unchecked acquisition doubles make zero sense to me. That duplicate is taking up a slot I can put a different knife in.

There’s always something cool coming next. Save room.
by zhyla
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Models That Deserved To Be Offered In SE
Replies: 23
Views: 955

Re: Spyderco Models That Deserved To Be Offered In SE

I’m not sure it’s really necessary but I would feel obligated to buy an SE Chaparral.

I’ve tweaked my Positron enough that the last thing that bugs me is the so-so cutting performance. SE would flip that knife on its end. If I could find an inexpensive SE grinding wheel I’d probably do it myself.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 3 Per Knife Center
Replies: 21
Views: 1773

Re: Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 3 Per Knife Center

This is listing MSRP, isn’t it? Is KC selling these at full MSRP?
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 78
Views: 4934

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

Happened to me with a manix 2 while clipped on my front pocket. Somehow when I pulled the pants back on it opened and stabbed me in the leg. No real harm but was surprising.

Backlocks are fairly immune to this, FYI.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Tenacious Lightweight
Replies: 23
Views: 1434

Re: Upcoming Tenacious Lightweight

I’ve always liked the Tenacious. It’s a well-designed, inexpensive, and sturdily constructed knife. So I was a little excited to see an FRN version revealed. But a little perplexed at this once I dug into it. It’s only a a little bit lighter than the G-10 version because it retains the massive steel...
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious LW
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Tenacious LW

Oops, didn’t see the other thread on this.
by zhyla
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion on how to greatly improve the Manix 2
Replies: 34
Views: 1744

Re: Suggestion on how to greatly improve the Manix 2

I’ve wanted to grind the big jimping off but haven’t done it yet.
by zhyla
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Efficient CQI?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Sal, Efficient CQI?

8Cr knives don’t tend to get the enthusiasts attention. I didn’t even remember there was an Emphasis on the way... aka the Foreign Chief :)
by zhyla
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DYad Jr SALT?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Diad Jr SALT?

If you really want it you should probably spell it right :)

Go to advanced search