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by Chumango
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How About a Para 3 in CTS-20CP and Gray G-10?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: How About a Para 3 in CTS-20CP and Gray G-10?

TomAiello wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:42 am

I think Knifeworks should definitely run their green/204p combo in the Para 3 as well. That would be an instant sell out.
I agree.
by Chumango
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How About a Para 3 in CTS-20CP and Gray G-10?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

How About a Para 3 in CTS-20CP and Gray G-10?

Count me in if it is ever done. This was the configuration of one of the earliest (first?) PM2 sprints, which I have.
by Chumango
Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife rules for N. Carolina?
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Knife rules for N. Carolina?

TN is close by, and has no blade length limit statewide. And has more generous handgun carry laws than the Carolinas. Lots of places to do the things you want to do.
by Chumango
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 lightweight
Replies: 154
Views: 9870

Re: Para 3 lightweight

The Native LW is FRN, and is available (or has been) in a number of colors.
by Chumango
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"
Replies: 115
Views: 7390

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

How do 10V and K390 compare?
by Chumango
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket wear, Native 5 Lightweight
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: Pocket wear, Native 5 Lightweight

The contact point is at the edge of the emblem. I found sanding a bit to be helpful.

I just saw an MXG deep carry clip for the N5 LW (my son-in-law has it). It seemed nice, less intrusive to the palm than I was expecting, and it makes the knife all but disappear.
by Chumango
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket wear, Native 5 Lightweight
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Re: Pocket wear, Native 5 Lightweight

I sanded the sharp ridges under the clip a bit. It is better than th eG10 models, which shred my pocket unless I lightly sand them as well.
by Chumango
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 military in stock
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Rex 45 military in stock

Also Omaha knives.
by Chumango
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM M4 vs K390
Replies: 89
Views: 9080

Re: CPM M4 vs K390

DMT fine is supposed to be 600, EF is 1200. But his depends on how new they are. A new one is much more aggressive than one that has been used a while and broken in. I like the mellowed out version that has been used. This puts the Spyderco medium rod between the DMT fine and EF, the Spyderco white ...
by Chumango
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Maxamet and a LONG overdue thank you
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Native 5 Maxamet and a LONG overdue thank you

It is clear that a lot of thought went into the handle design. As for the washer contact area, it may be similar to the washers in the G10 models because although the "washer" is thnner, the lightweight handles have a much larger diameter where the blade makes contact - which may actually improve bl...
by Chumango
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I never want to hear about "chippy" steel ever again
Replies: 71
Views: 2301

Re: I never want to hear about "chippy" steel ever again

[quote=Mattysc42 post_id=1306484 time=1550341454 user_ S110v usually doesn’t feel particularly aggressive to the touch but cuts for a long time. [/quote] Interesting. I have found S110V to be quite aggressive. If I cut thin polyethylene (Saran Wrap type) it wants to snag rather than cut cleanly, muc...
by Chumango
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I never want to hear about "chippy" steel ever again
Replies: 71
Views: 2301

Re: I never want to hear about "chippy" steel ever again

I’ve chipped every steel I’ve used except 3v and lc200n, even at somewhat conservative angles (16-18dps). None of those steels (s30v, s35vn, s110v, aus8, vg10, 14c28n, xhp, 20cv, cruwear, zdp189, hap40, maxamet) chipped noticeably worse than any other. My knives cut hundreds of feet of cardboard to...
by Chumango
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: School Me On Guided Sharpeners
Replies: 52
Views: 1655

Re: School Me On Guided Sharpeners

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:00 pm
I'm sorry to have hijacked your thread a bit Chumango!

Let's hear more about these guided systems please!
No worries.

Are you using the ceramic rods or the diamond or CBN rods? That may be the difference.
by Chumango
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: School Me On Guided Sharpeners
Replies: 52
Views: 1655

Re: School Me On Guided Sharpeners

One I left out - the Sharpmaker with diamond or CBN. If its primary purpose is to reprofile at a consistent angle this might also work.
by Chumango
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: School Me On Guided Sharpeners
Replies: 52
Views: 1655

School Me On Guided Sharpeners

I have sharpened freehand for many years, since Buck's 440C was the best thing going (like the 110 I purchased in 1976). Arkansas stones. Then eventually DMT when the more recent steels started coming out, and even a belt sander (but it is easy to mess up blades with it). What I want: - An effective...
by Chumango
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed
Replies: 58
Views: 4576

Re: Very Disappointed

Torx screws are difficult to strip. While I generally agree, this is not always true. I never stripped a screw...until I did. And it wasn't a clip screw (which have never been a problem for me). It was a body screw, actually several on the same Military. This despite firm, perpendicular pressure an...
by Chumango
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel Testing YouTube Videos
Replies: 65
Views: 3098

Re: Steel Testing YouTube Videos

The Nyala is 58-59. CRK folders are 59-60, the same range as Spyderco.
by Chumango
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel Testing YouTube Videos
Replies: 65
Views: 3098

Re: Steel Testing YouTube Videos

Yes I have heard that carbide tear out is a myth, even with Michael Christy's tests with s110v he had minimal difference in tests when sharpening with softer abrasives as compared to using only diamond stones, I have done no scientific research myself but most people consider it a myth Almost all t...
by Chumango
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel Testing YouTube Videos
Replies: 65
Views: 3098

Re: Steel Testing YouTube Videos

TomAiello wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Carbide tear out would be an interesting topic for Larrin to research and write up.
Yes - this.
by Chumango
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please help a British Bobby find his knife!
Replies: 58
Views: 2565

Re: Please help a British Bobby find his knife!

If New York City, don't walk around with the clip showing. Outside the city is fine.

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