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by Evil D
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?
Replies: 33
Views: 947

Re: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?

I understand tradition, and the demand for high polish edges, but old school western chef knives were sharpened on a Norton India at best (and I guess steeling helps) It just seems like everyone on reddit r/chefknives and kitchenknifeforums are all carbon = best (with some who are getting into SG2/...
by Evil D
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"
Replies: 64
Views: 1713

Re: Spyderco's Designated "Beaters"

Gotta be a Caribbean for me. Overall though I think the Enuff Salt is the most beater of all beaters. It's basically a sharpened pry bar. Being on the shorter side also limits how much leverage you can apply to it so the odds of you breaking this 4mm H1 blade that has a low thick hollow grind is bas...
by Evil D
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife categories
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Knife categories

Nope. I haven't bought any that I specifically intend to "hang onto" for my kids future. I figure what they'll inherit from me will be MY knives and I want them to inherit stuff that I've used and enjoyed. I want them to see the wear and age on them and know this was Dad's knife.
by Evil D
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday Liquid Cobra!
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: Happy birthday Liquid Cobra!

Happy birthday!
by Evil D
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?
Replies: 55
Views: 1045

Re: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?

Well my phone crapped out on me and I don't even own a regular camera anymore so I can't get pics at the moment but I think there's some rust forming on my Caribbean. It's hard to say because it could just be dried blood but there are also some rust looking specs where the sea salt water was.
by Evil D
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hawkbill dragonfly sharpening
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Hawkbill dragonfly sharpening

sharpen it like a wharncliffe. finish the very tip on its own. Exactly this. Vivi was first (that I remember) to point out that serrations don't really follow the curve of a blade, regardless of whether it's a hawkbill or leaf shaped blade. If you look at the serration pattern from the side you sho...
by Evil D
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rockjumper vs. Delica Wharncliffe
Replies: 21
Views: 2429

Re: Rockjumper vs. Delica Wharncliffe

I'm betting there will be a CQI update on the RJ fairly quick if the demand for jimping is strong enough. It seems to me the vast majority of cuts I make are pull cuts so I haven't felt the loss of thumb jimping yet since they really don't do anything during a pull cut. I'm overall extremely pleased...
by Evil D
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6539

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

I just did a minor tooth sculpting on my new Rockjumper, and yeah, the difference in snags was immediate and significant. I think this is the first Spyderco I’ve ever bought that I actually improved with my first sharpening. Not that I made it sharper; but it’s similarly sharp and cuts more easily....
by Evil D
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.
Replies: 160
Views: 6539

Re: SE performance is more than simply teeth vs no teeth.

I've never reprofiled serrations... if I wanted to make the serrations less deep / more shallow, would I just use the sharpmaker at 30 degrees and go? Or would 40 degrees cut the tips off faster? I want my dfly salt to be similar to my dfly salt hawkbill 20201013_140118_copy_3024x1701.jpg Same idea...
by Evil D
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 6: expectations thread
Replies: 21
Views: 580

Re: Native 6: expectations thread

I wouldn't make the handle any thinner, just rounding off the corners a bit will significantly reduce the footprint in your pocket and greatly improve the feeling in your hand.
by Evil D
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strange Question
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Strange Question

I think the closest you'll find is a D'Allara 2 but they're out of production. It's not exactly the same shape but unlike similar models like the Rock Jumper it does have a 3D contoured handle like the Enuf. Appreciate the responses. @evild when you say three dimensional do you mean that the FRN sc...
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s best kept secret
Replies: 34
Views: 1741

Re: Spyderco’s best kept secret

Hi Marius, To tell you the truth, I was a little intimidated to open the thread. Oh uh, what does Marius know? Thanx for the kind words. Passion is a good thing. As far as what I like? I do enjoy the using of the tool. You can't "know" the spirit of the design without using it. It also gives me the...
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2563
Views: 635909

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Wow a sheepsfoot Military....I'm not sure what to think of that. I'd have to sheepscliffe the heck out of it.
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info
Replies: 150
Views: 3635

Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

I love the salt models because... 1. Rust Proof in H1 & Highly Rust Resistant in LC200N (I say this because I’m not certain LC200N is at same levl as H1) 2. Lighter weight than same model with liners 3. Grip is very slightly thicker than lined model which gives a better grip (for me) 4. Simplicity!...
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C-60 Ayoob Campaign: No I Won't Shut Up
Replies: 614
Views: 20977

Re: C-60 Ayoob Campaign: No I Won't Shut Up

I think I missed the conclusion about screw construction? I know I read that it's getting a 4 way clip but still pinned?
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP - Wow its brittle!
Replies: 44
Views: 5961

Re: ZDP - Wow its brittle!

Definitely not a steel I'd pry with, not even a little. I also wouldn't say it's brittle either, just very hard and not very forgiving.
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strange Question
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Strange Question

I think the closest you'll find is a D'Allara 2 but they're out of production. It's not exactly the same shape but unlike similar models like the Rock Jumper it does have a 3D contoured handle like the Enuf.
by Evil D
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 S110V Rust
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Para 3 S110V Rust

I've had the S90/110V blade spot rust but hardware seems to be way more prone to it than the steel, especially the stop pin for some reason. Maybe those are tougher steels since they take the abuse of guys flicking their knives open 1000 times a day so they might be less stain resistant than the rest.
by Evil D
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s
Replies: 65
Views: 899

Re: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s

I didn't mean to derail the thread but maybe this is a related topic. When I first gave SE a try, my number one issue was sharpening. I had seen what a brand new factory sharp SE could do but once the edge dulled it started to snag and rip more than slice and that was where I lost interest. I played...
by Evil D
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s
Replies: 65
Views: 899

Re: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s

I guess SE seems more daunting to them than PE. It's sad that this is the case, when it couldn't be more wrong. SE is far [/b] easier to sharpen and it takes half the time. This is the truth. It's a shame so many are convinced that it's impossible to sharpen serrations. I'm not sure how to say this...

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