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by fanglekai
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Am i just lucky with my super steels?
Replies: 45
Views: 2106

Re: Am i just lucky with my super steels?

There's a huge difference between profiling/reprofiling and sharpening. Profiling/reprofiling is the step when a bunch of metal has to be removed. Sharpening is merely refining the apex. Sharpening doesn't take long. Profiling/reprofiling can take hours depending on the alloy, equipment, and amount ...
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

I think I'll just send it in. Thanks all. If you'd like to report back what the reason for the problem was: I'd be interested. Don't know though if Spyderco will "just" fix it or additionally let you know what they did exactly. I plan on mailing it out Saturday. I'll report back if they say what th...
by fanglekai
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

I think I'll just send it in. Thanks all.
by fanglekai
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

My Chaparral Ti Stealth has recently developed an issue where the blade will not close without being pushed through the full motion. Previously, it would close on its own once it got to about 1/3 of the way from closing, as backlocks/midlocks do. I tried cleaning it out with dish soap and warm water...
by fanglekai
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 50 cents difference Raven 2 or Tenacious
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: 50 cents difference Raven 2 or Tenacious

I picked up a Cara Cara 2 in black FRN a few weeks ago. Overall very nice for $20. The action is good, the blade is thinner than my Endura 4. 8Cr is easy to sharpen and works just fine. It's a good value for a user.
by fanglekai
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nikola Tesla: Interesting article.
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Nikola Tesla: Interesting article.

Very few people have even the slightest clue as to how much of a role that Nikola Tesla played in the scientific progress of Western Civilization. Not to mention his role in the "Industrial Revolution". Most people don't realize how huge of a contribution Tesla made in the innovation of AC electric...
by fanglekai
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blood Groove: What is the truth behind it?
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Blood Groove: What is the truth behind it?

A fuller allows the blade to be made thicker, thus stiffer and stronger for the same weight as a blade without a fuller. Removal of some material lightens the blade while maintaining the additional strength due to the increased thickness.
by fanglekai
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About that big thing that happened...
Replies: 79
Views: 3981

Re: About that big thing that happened...

Seems like much ado about nothing. A police department asked for a favor. BM did them a favor. Some guns got recycled. There are hundreds of millions more guns and plenty more manufactured every day. I haven't seen any info on whether those guns were illegal (no serial #) or used in murders. None of...
by fanglekai
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you keep your Spyderco boxes?
Replies: 50
Views: 1884

Re: Do you keep your Spyderco boxes?

I hang on to them in case I want to sell the knife later. Haven't sold any yet though.
by fanglekai
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?
Replies: 50
Views: 4348

Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

Not a big deal. Knives will be for sale and I'll buy the ones that interest me.
by fanglekai
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Left handed
Replies: 32
Views: 2087

Re: Left handed

I can deal with right handed frame and liner locks, but occluded Spyderholes mean I won't buy the knife. That's saved me a lot of money.
by fanglekai
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed
Replies: 58
Views: 4619

Re: Very Disappointed

Original Poster here again. Sal, I can't thank you enough for the favor of a reply! I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! I also want to extend my appreciation to those who sympathized and understood my frustration. As for some of the responses I've received I find it interesting that replyi...
by fanglekai
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed
Replies: 58
Views: 4619

Re: Very Disappointed

Did you use a quality Torx driver like Wiha brand? I've never had an issue when using a Wiha driver.
by fanglekai
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning & Maintenance of Spyderco Ceramic Sharpening Stones?
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: Cleaning & Maintenance of Spyderco Ceramic Sharpening Stones?

I use BKF and a sponge or rag. Make a paste, scrub lightly, wash it off. Bar Keeper's Friend is an amazing product for cleaning a polishing metal. If they ever come up with a product that beats BKF I will switch to it immediately. I'm always looking for something better. But it's been well over 15 ...
by fanglekai
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning & Maintenance of Spyderco Ceramic Sharpening Stones?
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: Cleaning & Maintenance of Spyderco Ceramic Sharpening Stones?

I use BKF and a sponge or rag. Make a paste, scrub lightly, wash it off.
by fanglekai
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening Stone Recommendation for Beginner
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: Sharpening Stone Recommendation for Beginner

Norton crystolon or india 8" bench stone. Each has a coarse and fine side. They run $20.
by fanglekai
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 314
Views: 54644

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

I'd buy one in a lefty version. I can't do right-handed compression locks. My friend is a lefty and there is only one (I think) left hand compression knife and it the s30v PM2 and he loves it. But, he is frustrated that's all. Especially when he sees the variety of PM2s out there. I own that one an...
by fanglekai
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 20076
Views: 1559883

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Chaparral Ti today. Got it recently at the discontinued discount price.
by fanglekai
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening with or without microbevel.
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: Sharpening with or without microbevel.

I sharpen freehand, but have always followed the advice of the person who taught me 66 years ago and increased the angle between the blade and the stone "a bit" for the last stroke or two on each side. Don't know if that counts as a microbevel or not, don't really care either. That's exactly what a...

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