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by Cambertree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something in the water
Replies: 27
Views: 1020

Re: Something in the water

Good points here.

I personally try to follow a rule of not engaging with negativity and just trying to stick to making posts that reflect we’re all here to engage in a fun and interesting hobby with like minded friends.

Life’s way too short to be arguing with people on the internet.
by Cambertree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 43
Views: 1999

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

Another cool mod would be to have a reinforced horizontal slit next to your pocket so the whole knife can be dropped down into it, with just the clip riding outside your clothing. Would you want the top of the knife "hiding" as well? Assuming it didn't have a low ride clip of some sort? Tom, all my...
by Cambertree
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Blade Scratches
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: H-1 Blade Scratches

Scratches easy and polishes easy. I don’t really care about scratching, and all my H1 knives are worker knives anyway. Occasionally I apply sandpaper to crown the spines or make a more pointy tip angle to H1 knives. In those cases, I’ll repolish the blades too, as a bit of a ‘spa treatment’ by strop...
by Cambertree
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Hardness Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Carbide Hardness Chart

That's not how it works. Unfortunately the true facts aren't as sexy as reading about the mysterious tuning folks and aligning the Chakra of the steel. Which is too bad. I wish it worked like that, how wonderfully simple that would make everything cause all I'd need to do is leave something alone i...
by Cambertree
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Hardness Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Carbide Hardness Chart

Thanks Shawn and Larrin, this is excellent reference material. Thanks for taking the time to put it together, B. Guys, have you ever written more in depth about eta carbide? Turned out to be a red herring. It's covered here https://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/04/23/what-happens-during-tempering-of-ste...
by Cambertree
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Hardness Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Carbide Hardness Chart

Thanks Shawn and Larrin, this is excellent reference material. Thanks for taking the time to put it together, B.

Guys, have you ever written more in depth about eta carbide?
by Cambertree
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 43
Views: 1999

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

For example, extra knife or utility pockets with reinforced stitching. I think we can all relate to having favourite items of clothing worn out around areas where knives are pocket clipped. I own a loft full of industrial sewing machines, and I habitually modify my pockets to reinforce them against...
by Cambertree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 43
Views: 1999

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

Talking of Spyderco branded clothes, it would be cool to see Spydie CQI applied to clothing in addition to just branding ordinary clothing. For example, extra knife or utility pockets with reinforced stitching. How about a small zipped hidden pocket for a backup small knife like a Manbug or Dragonfl...
by Cambertree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southpaw - Lefty Question
Replies: 16
Views: 789

Re: Southpaw - Lefty Question

Wow that sure is a ton of great advice, much appreciated! I never knew about the ultra mods either. I’ve been working with my pm2 righty with my left hand and getting better. Is this the best place to find if they do release a lefty pm3 or just hunt on the main websites that sell specialty or harde...
by Cambertree
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Annual Top 10 List: 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2019

In no particular order:

K390 Police 4
Waterway
Lefty Military
Kapara
Cruwear PM2
Caribbean PE
Urban AEB-L
Gayle Bradley 1
Wharncliffe Delica HAP40
Pacific Salt SE

Honourable mention: Bradley Bowie
by Cambertree
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe Delica interest
Replies: 25
Views: 1494

Re: Wharncliffe Delica interest

It’s an excellent working knife for me, and one of my most used knives. I use the HAP40 version.

I’d like to see it included in every Seki Endura series sprintrun.

I’d get another one in K390.
by Cambertree
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finer CBN/diamond rods for the sharpmaker?
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Finer CBN/diamond rods for the sharpmaker?

I’m not sure if it’s currently even possible, but I’d quite like to see some Sharpmaker type rods or Gauntlet cats eye shaped rods in a bonded diamond or CBN format, like the 800/1200 Venev OCB stones.
by Cambertree
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG10 and SG2 Experiments and History
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: VG10 and SG2 Experiments and History

Another excellent article Larrin. Thanks. Regarding the dating, Takefu Special Steel had their 60th anniversary in 2014. I guess the ‘60 years old’ date would go back to the founding of the company. I was lucky to be a guest at the celebrations in Gifu prefecture. The event also marked the third ge...
by Cambertree
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your TWO To Return In 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 3205

Re: Your TWO To Return In 2020

I’d go for a Spyderench and Impala in updated steels. A straight edged blade on the Spyderench would be cool. I have no need for the guthook blade version of the Impala either.
by Cambertree
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You're so dirty...
Replies: 166
Views: 29133

Re: You're so dirty...

After a day of mixing up soil and compost and repotting chilli pepper plants:
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by Cambertree
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG10 and SG2 Experiments and History
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

Re: VG10 and SG2 Experiments and History

Another excellent article Larrin. Thanks. Regarding the dating, Takefu Special Steel had their 60th anniversary in 2014. I guess the ‘60 years old’ date would go back to the founding of the company. I was lucky to be a guest at the celebrations in Gifu prefecture. The event also marked the third gen...
by Cambertree
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpest Steel
Replies: 28
Views: 1278

Re: Sharpest Steel

In terms of ‘perceived’ sharpness, AEB-L, Superblue, Cruwear, MBS-26 and 52100 all stand out in my experience.

Although as stated above, they’re all capable of achieving similar ‘sharpness’ with the right technique and abrasives.
by Cambertree
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening Maxamet on the sharpmaker?
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Sharpening Maxamet on the sharpmaker?

I use the SM rods to very lightly microbevel my Para 3 Maxamet at 20dps, after setting the edge at around 12 degrees on diamond benchstones (Atoma and Venev progression). I’m still experimenting, but I think I get slightly better results setting the microbevel lightly with the Venev OCB 800/1200 sto...
by Cambertree
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Decisions, decisions...
Replies: 25
Views: 1253

Re: Decisions, decisions...

Nice choice, I've gone back and forth on the CE 52100 PM2 quite a bit.

I'm looking forward to hearing more of what you think of yours.
by Cambertree
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: couple sharpening questions
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: couple sharpening questions

I sharpen too at around 10-12 dps, then set the apex with the Sharpmaker at 15 dps, and a few finishing passes at 20 dps. It might sound a bit complicated, but it's very quick and easy to resharpen. Pull through knife sharpeners are a travesty, and if you have a Sharpmaker, you have no need for one ...

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