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by Freman
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: 'Sharpmaker' Knockoff
Replies: 16
Views: 3793

I saw this, and it inspired me to go buy a genuine Sharpmaker.
by Freman
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How delicate is the Delica?
Replies: 32
Views: 3990

If you have the FFG version they're a slicer, not a prybar.

Treat them as a knife and they'll last and last and last. Treat them as some other tool and you might break something.
by Freman
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: The blurry line of fakes, clones, copies and knock-offs?
Replies: 56
Views: 24690

Copying the knives has been going on for a long time (copying brand names was popular when German and French knife makers were trying to pass their knives off as the perceived superior Spanish brands). The Buck 110 is (I'm told) the most copied knife on Earth, and that was mainly by American manufac...
by Freman
Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: went to a shop today that believes MSRP is competitive...
Replies: 30
Views: 3680

I do shop at local knife shops, although New Zealand has a limited range of companies selling over the counter (two locally). I do buy most of my knives online though.
by Freman
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL Black Blade???
Replies: 35
Views: 6332

Yes, the Manix 2 XL will be my next Spyderco (that or the ZDP Dragonfly). I don't know if I want black or silver blade though.
by Freman
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Beautiful vintage Endura on ebay, good used condition. Appears to be one of a kind
Replies: 11
Views: 2072

SteelyDan wrote:I gave my brother an AUS-8 Delica back in '92. He sharpened it on a bench grinder till the edge ran into the thunb hole before he quit carrying it 2 years ago. :)
*cringing*

That's nasty.
by Freman
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: UKPK Fake ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

A company with around 250,000 positive sales? Hardly.

Completely genuine.
by Freman
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ok, I have lost the edge on my domino!
Replies: 29
Views: 4144

You lost your edge? That was careless. Where did you see it last? I found with the Lansky Turnbox I could change the angle it cut at by turning the box relative to the angle of the blade. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9616973643_9856e7edbb_b.jpg 45° is a 50% reduction of whichever angle the rod...
by Freman
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Victorinox one handed opening models- spyder hole used wih permission?
Replies: 6
Views: 2211

Everyone loves Swiss Army Knives, even the Swiss.

Actually, now there's a thought, a Spyderco Swiss Army Knife.
by Freman
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Meadowlark2 G10=WOW!
Replies: 13
Views: 5784

I just sharpened my FRN Meadowlark, the grind is a little uneven (one side took more to get to 15° than the other) but polished up to 3000 grit it's extremely sharp.
by Freman
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't make ZDP shave, doing something wrong?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

If you sharpen on an Edge Pro I'm guessing that you'll finish the edge with your finest stones cutting into the blade in order to clean off any burrs.

So 11° per side with a 15° microbevel?

I admit, I'm looking longingly at a ZDP Dragonfly.

Must resist... at least until I have more money.
by Freman
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't make ZDP shave, doing something wrong?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

What angle can ZDP-189 be cut to without having to worry about edge retention?
by Freman
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: "Cool" fake on EBay
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

You are missing the irony of the "Cool". The seller used the term, and the OP used the term in mockery. It's obviously not a Spyderco, regardless of what it is claimed to be, it isn't even a copy of any Spyderco I've seen. It doesn't even have a Spydy-hole. It really should not be carrying Spyderco ...
by Freman
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My new knife purchase.
Replies: 7
Views: 848

I just bought a fully serrated Byrd Robin. I've not owned a serrated knife before, but reading reviews it seems that people like the little Robin with the teeth.

I'm still debating whether I want a Vantage Pro or the FRN Native for my first S30V (other than my Charge TTi) knife.
by Freman
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Latest Fake Paramilitary 2,closer and closer [censored]
Replies: 23
Views: 28098

http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/Spyderco-dragonfly.html?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&SearchText=Spyderco+dragonfly&initiative_id=SB_20130803101901&isViewCP=y&catId=0 Unfortunately, nature of collecting - impatience. You like it,you want it NOW. Then, you got FAKE...level of frustration is unbelie...
by Freman
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Latest Fake Paramilitary 2,closer and closer [censored]
Replies: 23
Views: 28098

There are some in stock on Amazon right now, are these legit? Depends on who's selling them. If they're someone who carries a lot of stock including FRN Spydercos (I don't think anyone copies the FRN) then they're most likely legitimate. If they only stock Chinese made knives (and no disrespect to ...
by Freman
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Latest Fake Paramilitary 2,closer and closer [censored]
Replies: 23
Views: 28098

I wonder if the counterfeiters monitor these threads, to improve their next batch?? If I were doing that, I would. But then, if I were intending to copy an existing design I'd probably go for the Buck 110, probably with a tri-ad lock (which I'd pay CS for). Nobody cares about those, and there could...
by Freman
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: How can you tell the difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

And watch out on eBay, from the looks of things there's one buyer in America who has bought three of them. One I could understand out of curiosity, but three indicates an intent to resell.
by Freman
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why can't I get my H-1 Tasman sharp??
Replies: 38
Views: 3811

Edge Pro works when you want to get a consistent angle on both sides. Thin stones, as already said, when you want to do inside a recurve. Of course serrations require a certain special touch (and a lot of patience that I lack) but that isn't your problem with a plain edge. It almost might be worth t...
by Freman
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sal "nyc knife"
Replies: 28
Views: 3413

*sigh*

Sounds like it's 1776 again and the politicians need reminding of their place in the world.

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