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by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 upgrade?
Replies: 30
Views: 2104

Re: HAP40 upgrade?

Somebody else commented in another thread that cladded HAP40 is limited in HRC due to the cladding. Made sense to me. I'll buy any 3.7" or longer Seki non-cladded, higher HRC40 Spydie made in the future :) Endura or Police would be superb ! I have seen cladded HAP40 kitchen knives listed as 65-66.
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 upgrade?
Replies: 30
Views: 2104

Re: HAP40 upgrade?

I wonder if KC would do a Pakkawood cqi'd Hap40 police exclusive? So the Police 4 is made in Italy. The Police 4 LW will be made in Japan. One has full steel liners with G10 overlays. The other has nested and milled liners with FRN scales. While I would love to see the knife you describe above, it ...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Etching on Delica zdp-189
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Etching on Delica zdp-189

There were a lot of reports of wonky etching on the Vtoku run as well. We never got an answer. Maybe something wrong with the engraver? Maybe some seismic activity while they are being engraved? Who knows? I think your knife is probably legit.
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 upgrade?
Replies: 30
Views: 2104

Re: HAP40 upgrade?

HAP72!!!!!! That is the upgrade we need. Go big or go home! :D
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening maxamet with sharpmaker
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Sharpening maxamet with sharpmaker

The CBN rods will reprofile it just fine and for touch ups and deburring the brown rods will work. I would set the bevel with the CBN at 30 and then debur and touch up with the brown rods at 40. This has been working on my Maxamet Native for a long time now. Maxamet has been surprisingly easy to sha...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 83
Views: 2693

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

Survival probably has more to do with plant/fungi identification than anything (hunting/trapping a close second, or first depending on the area). To one person, an area of the forest may seem to have nothing to offer, while to another there could be food everywhere. Of course a knife is important t...
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 83
Views: 2693

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

If I am gonna abuse a knife I grab a fixed blade, usually in 1095. Something like a Mora or a Becker.

I don’t really use folders for what I consider hard use. If I think I might be doing something where the edge might hit rocks or metal I would probably choose VG10 or Cruwear out of my folders.
by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?
Replies: 61
Views: 1825

Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

The Military feels just right to me. The C54 Calypso and Pattada do as well. A 4 inch blade just feels like the best balance for me. The Police4 doesn’t feel unwieldy but it does feel like a large knife. I carry a K2 a lot and while it feels huge I am pretty comfortable using it. Any bigger than tha...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?
Replies: 62
Views: 2802

Re: Smallest spyderco you are comfortable with?

I always have a Caplifter Clipitool in my watch pocket. I always carry a larger knife as well though. I wouldn't carry that little guy as my only knife.
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chalkiness on the Waterway handle
Replies: 21
Views: 1042

Re: Chalkiness on the Waterway handle

The dishsoap has just dried it out. Dish soap is made to be a particularly good emulsifier so it will remove oils easily.

As David said, oil will make it look new again.
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many wharnecliffe spydies have there been?
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: How many wharnecliffe spydies have there been?

A wharncliffe has a pointy tip. A bunch of the knives mentioned here are sheepsfoot. Of course there is a grey area in the middle. Also, a wharncliffe has a straight edge and some of these knives have a slight belly. Yojimbo, Centofante4, all the Kiwis, Des Horn, Ronin, Bradley Air, Delica Wharnslif...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is your most perfect folder REALLY inherently the best suited for you or just the one you´re most used to??
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: Is your most perfect folder REALLY inherently the best suited for you or just the one you´re most used to??

I try to rotate my carry a lot because I have a lot of knives. For that reason I don’t know if I get used to one knife or not. I do know that when I switch knives I notice what it is that I like and dislike about each knife. I rotate often enough that i often forget what is in my pocket until I pull...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean vs Military
Replies: 59
Views: 2780

Re: Caribbean vs Military

Every Taichung knife that I have owned had a lighter detent. Is the Caribbean typical of other Taichung folders with ball detents?

Also curious what makes the ergos so different? I thought the Caribbean looked to be hand filling with a nice palm swell.
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Home/Garage Replacement of Spyderco Handles: Good or Bad Idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Home/Garage Replacement of Spyderco Handles: Good or Bad Idea?

Hmm... Depends on the knife. I would start with a model like a Native5 which does not have nested liners. In theory you could do an exposed liner knife with just a drill press, a Dremel and some sandpaper. A model with nested liners would require milling out the inside of the scales which involves m...
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wow!!! A crazy 30 days of must have knives...
Replies: 26
Views: 1196

Re: Wow!!! A crazy 30 days of must have knives...

It is probably worth pointing out that I spent that at a seconds sale and a lot of that was knives that I was purchasing for other people, including some members of the forum.
by bearfacedkiller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is your most perfect folder REALLY inherently the best suited for you or just the one you´re most used to??
Replies: 22
Views: 707

Re: Is your perfect folder REALLY inherently the best suited for you or just the one you´re most used to??

I believe that folders are a compromise by design. A fixed blade can be very purpose built but a folder usually must make some compromises. For this reason a folder cannot be ideal. Plus, there are different knives for different uses. My ideal folder for a day hike is different than my ideal folder ...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock questions?
Replies: 34
Views: 805

Re: Compression Lock questions?

I like the comp lock because it is strong and easy to use. It also creates a knife with open construction which is lightweight and won’t foul up with dirt, sand and pocket lint. Some folks like that it doesn’t require you to put your fingers in the path of the closing blade. It is also fun to fidget...
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 16684
Views: 1335009

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:03 am
Great picture Darby^
Thanks!

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