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by bearfacedkiller
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening maxamet with sharpmaker
Replies: 8
Views: 519

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: 2778

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: 2778

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: 1908

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: 2886

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: 1072

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: 503

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: 738

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: 2861

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: 155

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: 1237

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: 738

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: 852

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: 16755
Views: 1341798

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:03 am
Great picture Darby^
Thanks!
by bearfacedkiller
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stropping
Replies: 30
Views: 1350

Re: Stropping

The leather will compress if you push hard and you run the risk of rounding the edge over. With a light touch I like to match the edge angle and when pressing harder I lower the angle a little. The latter is more for when I am stropping convex edges like on my kitchen knives or other fixed blades an...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bulk Pre-Order
Replies: 36
Views: 1290

Re: Bulk Pre-Order

there are 25k ppl registered, we really could not get 500 to buy 2 or 3? i do think this is feasible. i am down for 2 or 3 of sprints for us. I would be very impressed if you could get 20 people to agree on a model, color, and steel. Yup, the problem is not getting enough people to participate but ...
by bearfacedkiller
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any reason we don't see a military in cpm-154?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Any reason we don't see a military in cpm-154?

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:32 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:12 pm
What would it bring to the table? Is a very good steel but is in the same class as vg10, ats 34.
Not a steel expert at all, but perhaps rather 154 cm is in the "VG10-class" and CPM-154 a "step up"?
Agreed, CPM154 would be more like XHP.

I would buy a Military in CPM154 or RWL34.
by bearfacedkiller
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wow!!! A crazy 30 days of must have knives...
Replies: 26
Views: 1237

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

Mushroom wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:09 pm
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:08 am
I have spent $1400 on Spydies in a single day!
I had a similar day at the seconds sale a couple years ago! :eek:
Ha! Yeah, the seconds sale was a little too much for me the first time and I was a kid in a candy store. : :o

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