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by fanglekai
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you hand a Spydie slipjoint to
Replies: 32
Views: 2828

Watch how most people handle a knife in the kitchen. Few people actually know how to properly hold a knife or use it, whether that's a kitchen knife or pocket knife. Obviously basic knife skills aren't that difficult, but it seems most people don't have any training and don't stop to think about wha...
by fanglekai
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Steel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Hey guys! I'm like brand new here. I just have a few questions on the steels spyderco has. For example, h1, aus8, vg10 and others. For all you spydie fans, someone pease tell me what is in these steels. For example, 8cr13mov. I have no clue what consists of it. I heard there's like 8% chromium so i...
by fanglekai
Fri May 31, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mid-Year Suppliment is out!
Replies: 84
Views: 8796

I like a 3" blade. The Domino is on my list.
by fanglekai
Thu May 30, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: h-1 steel
Replies: 49
Views: 5359

from what ive heard, the PE holds its edge a little shorter then VG10 and a SE is about equivalent to s30v. also heard that it gets harder and will hold an edge longer the more you sharpen it. Work hardened No, it will not hold an edge longer the more you sharpen it. "Work hardening" happens during...
by fanglekai
Thu May 30, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can you send your knife to Spyderco to be sharpened?
Replies: 16
Views: 18154

The Sharpmaker is great for touch ups. It's easy to make knives much sharper than they came from the factory as long as the bevels are at 30 or 40 degrees inclusive.
by fanglekai
Fri May 03, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: can anyone suggest a backpacking blade?
Replies: 58
Views: 4688

But why would you need to cut inch thick cardboard while backpacking? If you aren't building shelter then all you'd need a knife for is food prep and other light cutting tasks.
by fanglekai
Fri May 03, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: can anyone suggest a backpacking blade?
Replies: 58
Views: 4688

I suggest an endura lightweight. It should handle backpacking tasks just fine. If you need shelter building gear or something more heavy duty but still lightweight, grab a Mora robust. If you need a really strong knife go for a Becker or ESEE.
by fanglekai
Fri May 03, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 1 Detent Ball - Wear
Replies: 16
Views: 3234

Is the detent really loose? Knives break in over time and with use, but if the detent is super loose you might send it in for warranty work.
by fanglekai
Fri May 03, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 2 vs Native 5 Fluted Titanium
Replies: 17
Views: 4113

I have a Sage 2 that I carry and use often. If you liked how it felt in hand, buy one! It's a great knife.
by fanglekai
Thu May 02, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: can anyone suggest a backpacking blade?
Replies: 58
Views: 4688

Used hard how?

Get a Becker or ESEE.
by fanglekai
Thu May 02, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taiwanese Produced Para 2
Replies: 47
Views: 3003

Sorry OP, I came off a bit harsh :( . The best thing (IMHO) is for Taiwan to make a similar model that people would adore. G10, drop-point, compression lock, etc but different enough to justify it's own audience. That way the Para2 doesn't go anywhere and Taiwan picks up a real screaming seller. Th...
by fanglekai
Thu May 02, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another Southard Mod
Replies: 26
Views: 2880

Very nice.
by fanglekai
Thu May 02, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: can anyone suggest a backpacking blade?
Replies: 58
Views: 4688

Look at the Delica and Endura. The lightweight models are both under 4 oz, VG-10 steel, and within your budget.
by fanglekai
Wed May 01, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Assisted opening
Replies: 46
Views: 9010

It would be interesting to see one. I have a few Kershaw AOs and a ZT 0350, but I don't carry them all that often. They make a loud sound when they lock open unless you use two hands, and I prefer to be more discreet when using a knife in public. Still it would be interesting to see Spyderco's take ...
by fanglekai
Wed May 01, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Spyderco Forum Knife Native5 - C41GPGR5
Replies: 483
Views: 57318

I'm another lurker who finally registered. I definitely want one of these! Looks like it would be a great EDC.
by fanglekai
Wed May 01, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Spydercos... and why!
Replies: 73
Views: 6346

I have a Ladybug, Military, GB and Sage2. I carry the Sage 2 the most. I like the ergos, FFG and the s30v is great.
by fanglekai
Wed May 01, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Spyderco getting to loose on their detents?
Replies: 40
Views: 5456

The detent on my Military, Sage 2, Gayle Bradley and ladybug in H1 are all nice and secure.

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