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by bpeezer
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you hand a Spydie slipjoint to
Replies: 32
Views: 2973

I think more of the folks who don't regularly carry a pocket knife would be familiar with the operation of a slipjoint than with a locking folder and thus less likely to use the spine as a thumb rest than most of us. OTOH, according to one ER doctor I know, slicing bagels is something that a signif...
by bpeezer
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you hand a Spydie slipjoint to
Replies: 32
Views: 2973

Donut wrote:I think a slipjoint would be better to hand someone. Just tell them "it's a slipjoint, it will close on you" and they probably won't be prying with it.
The problem is that people stop listening at "slipjoint" because they don't know what that means :rolleyes:
by bpeezer
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back bevel: Shiny, rough, or doesn't matter?
Replies: 20
Views: 3418

As for toothy vs. polished edges, I don't think one is technically better than the other, it just depends on what your intended use is. This. Right now I have a knife with 0.5 micron finish in my right pocket, and a knife with 120 grit finish in my left pocket. They both do really well for their in...
by bpeezer
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: upgrading your washers?
Replies: 15
Views: 6136

I've found that darn near any knife (well, any GOOD knife) can swing freely if you make sure the lock isn't affecting the blade at all. The only exception I can think of is my Emerson.
by bpeezer
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino pics
Replies: 37
Views: 4379

I agree about the size of the hole, but if you look at where the hole is positioned on the Domino, it's very close to the edge of the handle. The Native clip (with hole) would hang half way off the edge of the handle. This makes sense to me. Also, I like how the Domino clip is set at more of an ang...
by bpeezer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any chance for a change in G10 pattern?
Replies: 31
Views: 4175

Get some G10 and make your own handles, it's easier than it looks and gives your knife a unique character :)

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by bpeezer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Issues with persistence (week old knife)
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Not sure how comfortable you are with voiding warranties, but I noticed a problem with the detents on these knives being extremely grainy. You should get the blade centered first, but if it's still really rough feeling I would take it apart and polish the detent ball.
by bpeezer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Air - a look at the weight in a different light
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

No, but that is pretty trivial, blade or handle? I was thinking handle, I'm trying to find a balance I like for weight/handle thickness. For reference, the SS delica is too heavy for how thin it is, but the FRN delica is too light for how thick it is. May be a preposterous ratio to some, but it giv...
by bpeezer
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Air - a look at the weight in a different light
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

do you also have weight/thickness numbers?
by bpeezer
Fri May 31, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I want a Spyderco ruler
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

greenewk wrote:Get a leatherman micra.
I think the point is that the spyderco would have a blade that you would actually want to use :p
by bpeezer
Fri May 31, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I want a Spyderco ruler
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

I would want it along a straight spine, as mentioned. I would use the heck out of that.
by bpeezer
Sun May 19, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade thickness to self defence ratio
Replies: 60
Views: 9009

Thanks for the clarification Blerv. I lived on a college campus at the time that allowed non-edged impact weapons for self defense due to an increase in attacks on and near campus. I agree with you 100% about hands :)
by bpeezer
Sun May 19, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade thickness to self defence ratio
Replies: 60
Views: 9009

I used a kubotan once, it's about 3/8" thick and about as dull as physically possible :D it was as effective a deterrent as I can imagine, and I didn't have to worry about going to jail. I don't carry it anymore, and I have no doubt that I would have done as well (if not better) in the same situatio...
by bpeezer
Sat May 18, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Full Flat Ground Full Serrated Endura/Delica
Replies: 23
Views: 4417

I would buy it...if the serrations were on the right side of the blade instead of the left ;)
by bpeezer
Fri May 17, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's factory edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

If you think that was a pain, try putting the first edge on a knife using nothing but your sharpening stones. I did that once, sharpened the back swedge of a cheap SOG throwing knife from roughly 1/8" all the way down to an edge. And the lowest grit stone I had was 600 :eek: Really gives an apprecia...
by bpeezer
Fri May 17, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Adding a wave Tasman
Replies: 8
Views: 838

I saw some images of someone who added a wave the the tasman. I was going to give this a shot but I saw some videos that mentioned heat can effect the temper of the steal. I am aware that this voids the warranty, but should I be concerned about effecting the steal if I use a dremel with a cutting w...
by bpeezer
Thu May 16, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Broke new ground sharpening serrations...if you're a SE fan, you need to read this
Replies: 96
Views: 14180

Both, even just the leather slide... Drag a plastic ruler edge like a knife blade across your trouser leg maybe ten times, and feel the heat on the ruler edge... Metal works the same, and we tend to press harder with steel... I'm not sure this would be the case...drag the spine of a blade across yo...
by bpeezer
Wed May 15, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Broke new ground sharpening serrations...if you're a SE fan, you need to read this
Replies: 96
Views: 14180

Stropping is not it appears to be.... Almost like buffing an edge with a power buffer and buffing soap...burns the edge quicker than you realise... it will be sharp, but not durable as a non-buffed edge, as the edge breaks away quicker than it should... Is that just stropping with power tools, or e...
by bpeezer
Wed May 15, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Broke new ground sharpening serrations...if you're a SE fan, you need to read this
Replies: 96
Views: 14180

Why do you apparently dislike stropping so much? I don't mean to go off topic, you can message me a response if you want. I've just never heard someone talk so negatively about stropping :confused:
by bpeezer
Mon May 13, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Titanium....
Replies: 26
Views: 2103

Pure titanium would not be as strong as the proper alloy.

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