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by fanglekai
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the Rockwell on USA Made M4
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: What is the Rockwell on USA Made M4

I think it odd that no one knows this number. It makes for a very weak argument that M4 from Spyderco USA is worth the money. The number is going to vary based on heat treatment. The number itself is mostly meaningless as it doesn't tell you anything about the microstructure of the steel. It's used...
by fanglekai
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your General HRC Preference?
Replies: 24
Views: 2349

Re: Your General HRC Preference?

The poll doesn't make sense. Without knowing the alloy the HRC is irrelevant.
by fanglekai
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bow River info
Replies: 48
Views: 9481

Re: Bow River info

The dimensions are somewhat similar to my Spyderco Moran trailing point. I'll definitely be getting one of these to try and then probably more down the road.
by fanglekai
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lefty-friendly knives please
Replies: 33
Views: 3605

Lefty-friendly knives please

Almost everything in the 2018 mid-year product guide is not lefty-friendly. Right-handed compression locks: https://s33.postimg.cc/qtgf5da2z/image.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/ksiq8csmj/image.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/wiwnp5syj/image.jpg https://s33.postimg.cc/mx339dwt7/image.jpg https://s33.postimg....
by fanglekai
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Flipper
Replies: 56
Views: 14333

Re: Smock Flipper

Can anyone confirm that the second detent means the button alone does not close the blade? It's not clear from the video because Eric doesn't demonstrate it.
by fanglekai
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Flipper
Replies: 56
Views: 14333

Re: Smock Flipper

koenigsegg wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:48 pm
fanglekai wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:48 pm
If it's carried in the left hand is it likely the button could be depressed accidentally?
Eric said the button won't open the blade
Accidental closure is what I was thinking about.
by fanglekai
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Non Locking Flipper
Replies: 36
Views: 5022

Re: Non Locking Flipper

Looks like the detent would wear out and you'd be left with an unusable knife. I'd be curious to see how long that interface holds up. I'd suggest getting a slipjoint with some nice jigged bone scales to rub on to ease the fidgeting if a locking knife isn't legal there. Or maybe Spyderco could make ...
by fanglekai
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smock Flipper
Replies: 56
Views: 14333

Re: Smock Flipper

If it's carried in the left hand is it likely the button could be depressed accidentally?
by fanglekai
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Smock
Replies: 8
Views: 2251

Re: Spyderco Smock

Doesn't look lefty friendly. Sad.
by fanglekai
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?
Replies: 180
Views: 23074

Re: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?

Lefty friendly knives please!!!!!!!!
by fanglekai
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help! What kind of knife is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Help! What kind of knife is this?

The markings look fake.
by fanglekai
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?
Replies: 180
Views: 23074

Re: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?

I'm in for at least one of whatever model as long as it has thin stock, is ground thin behind the edge, and is at least somewhat lefty friendly. I can't do regular right-handed compression locks, but pretty much anything else works for me.
by fanglekai
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!
Replies: 322
Views: 57010

Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Any chance of a lefty version?
by fanglekai
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Spyderco Forum Knife! Info & Sign-up
Replies: 171
Views: 74788

Re: 2018 Spyderco Forum Knife! Info & Sign-up

Any chance of a lefty version? I have the lefty PM2 and like it a lot but I can't see myself using a right handed version.
by fanglekai
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How to oil non-stainless steel?
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Re: How to oil non-stainless steel?

I use mineral oil on a rag. I dab a little on the rag and then rub it on the blade. I remove any excess with a dry part of the rag. Works well enough.
by fanglekai
Thu May 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?
Replies: 180
Views: 23074

Re: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?

Ankerson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:20 pm
fanglekai wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:50 pm
How about AEB-L vs Maxamet in a sushi knife? Which one would be "high performance" in that role?
I wouldn't want either one.

But then the Japanese custom makers don't use AEB-L either.
And what kind of alloys do they use? Are the properties closer to AEB-L or Maxamet?
by fanglekai
Thu May 31, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?
Replies: 180
Views: 23074

Re: Sal, what are the chances for a AEB-L spydie ?

How about AEB-L vs Maxamet in a sushi knife? Which one would be "high performance" in that role?
by fanglekai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Identifying a fake Ti Native 5
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: Identifying a fake Ti Native 5

Don't buy knives on ebay.
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BBS Domino lockup
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: BBS Domino lockup

My regular Domino has no play in any direction with the lock bar engaged.
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Primary steel choice: S30V vs S35VN vs CTS-XHP
Replies: 18
Views: 14853

Re: Primary steel choice: S30V vs S35VN vs CTS-XHP

S35VN and S30V should be nearly indistinguishable in use. S35VN is easier to machine than S30V, so the manufacturer benefits from that. S30V and CTS-XHP have been very similar in use for me, so any of the three steels mentioned is fine for me.

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