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by spyderwa
Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Mystery Knife
Replies: 40
Views: 3064

Mystery knife

I was wrong on the Mosquito connection. It has been a while since they were discussed and I had forgotten that they were based on the Ladybug. This knife looks like something that was modified at the U.S. Spyderco factory. I am basing that on where we found it and from where it came. I suspect it wa...
by spyderwa
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: dremel for spydies?
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Dremel

Dremels are good for some things and not so good for others. When dealing with blade scratches I usually don't use a Dremel as it tends to be a little too aggressive. First off I accept the fact that because of the hardness of Spyderco blade steel I can make the blade more acceptable looking but usu...
by spyderwa
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: dremel for spydies?
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Dremels

I agree on the chucks though I remember the original versions that you had to use a wrench with. I spent an evening in the ER with a tiny piece of metal in the clear part of my eye. Really an unpleasant night. I am religious about protective eyewear. One other consideration might be an appropriate d...
by spyderwa
Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: dremel for spydies?
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Dremel fun

I use a Dremel tool every day. They are great for light buffing/polishing as well as rust removal with the steel wire-wheel. The danger is that they can be overly aggressive. The grinding wheels can really heat up a small area quickly and ruin the heat treat. The sanding discs and grinding wheels re...
by spyderwa
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 Screw Workers and Evolution Set
Replies: 17
Views: 4796

Thickness

I think that I like the idea of a thin Worker, (lighter, thinner in/on the pocket). At the end of the day it comes around to compromises. Good informative thread guys. One thing that I thought of doing is a little shadowbox display with a copy of the original patent in the background and a flat-side...
by spyderwa
Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 Screw Workers and Evolution Set
Replies: 17
Views: 4796

Worker Thickness

I looked at my early three screw flat-edge Worker and it had a thin scale on one side and a thick scale on the clip side. My newer rounded-edge has equal thickness on both scales. Based on that it would appear that the Evo Worker is a newer thickness, un-rounded/flat-sided Worker drilled for only tw...
by spyderwa
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 Screw Workers and Evolution Set
Replies: 17
Views: 4796

Two-screw vs. three-screw

I think you are right on that Deacon. Does anyone have the thicknesses measured between the models?

spyderwa

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by spyderwa
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 Screw Workers and Evolution Set
Replies: 17
Views: 4796

Two-screw clip

Here is a thought. Is it possible that the two-screw Worker brought back for the Evolution Set is really a three-screw Worker with a special two-screw clip? It looks wide enough to cover a third hole. Because of the thickness changes the 1993 Evo two-screw might be a newer fatter three-screw Worker ...
by spyderwa
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: T-Mag Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

T-Mag

Sal handed me the prototype a while back and asked me if I could figure out how the lock worked. I was stumped. It has a fair amount of closing resistance and is a very comfortable knife. I have not seen the production model yet, but based on the prototype I think it will be a hit. spyderwa Rare Spy...
by spyderwa
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CF Walker
Replies: 26
Views: 884

CF Walker

Niiiiiiiiiice !!!

spyderwa
by spyderwa
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bead Blasting....?
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

bead blasting

I don't want you to think that I am totally against beadblasting. Just be a little extra watchful. Many companies beadblast their knives. Sometimes because it covers up tooling marks on the steel. You can make a less expensive knife blade look better for less money. One situation that I totally like...
by spyderwa
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bead Blasting....?
Replies: 10
Views: 2809

Bead Blasting

Many metal shops have bead blasting cabinets. I would advise against it unless you have a tactical need to not have reflections. Beadblasting increases the surface area and provides lots of nooks and crannies for salt and moisture. The end result is rust. The Spydercard is beadblasted and it is the ...
by spyderwa
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Surprise For Me (Pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 3114

Atr

The ATR is a great knife. I held off getting one until the price went down. I Froogled, ([url]http://www.froogle.com)[/url], it and found a plain-edge one for $82 n.i.b. I really enjoy the ergonomics as well as the fit and finish. This is really a fantastic underappreciated knife. spyderwa Rare Spyd...
by spyderwa
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rare and unusal Spyderco knives...
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Websites

Thanks for the complement. I tried to list our fellow forum members sites on my links section. There are some great ones with great pics and info. Overall I think you will find that all of the forumites are a great bunch of individuals with a lot of Spyderco knowledge that they are happy to share. s...
by spyderwa
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Higonokami?????
Replies: 10
Views: 4672

website fluff

As I looked over the website I noticed that they had tons of knives that I am sure that they don't have in stock. The T-Mag as an example. They don't have in-stock listings. Fishy?

spyderwa
by spyderwa
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Higonokami?????
Replies: 10
Views: 4672

higonokami

You can see some elements of the blade shape in the Jester and ATR but as far as I know there is no Spyderco version of the Higonokami style knife. The model # listed at this site doesn't look like a Spyderco cat #. Mistake maybe?

spyderwa

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by spyderwa
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed blades 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Ohyasuya

I have visited the Ohyasuya store which is called "The Edge" in Tokyo twice. It is a very hard to find store up a few flights of stairs. Even though it is not very big, it has a lot of knives including quite a few from the U.S. I have also purchased from them online. As is usually the case, the lang...
by spyderwa
Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed blades 3
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

G. Sakai

G. Sakai is actually Gerber Sakai. They originally made knives for Gerber thus the name. They have made many knives for Spyderco as well as many other companies. Their products are very high quality. One of the negotiating points when a company like Spyderco wants to deal with a Japanese factory has...
by spyderwa
Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 951

thesis help

I would be happy to help you as needed. Go to my rare Spyderco web page and follow the email link at the bottom.

spyderwa

Rare Spyderco Page

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by spyderwa
Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kershaw annual parking lot sale 2 maro
Replies: 3
Views: 4870

Sale

Just got back home. Woke up at 4:30 am. Drove for 2.5 hours. Was at the sale at 7:30-8:00. Ended up going into the sale around 10:00 after waiting outside in the line for 2 hours. I did see some Zero Tolerance knive for sale, but not too many. I ended up buying some knives for one of our fellow foru...

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