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by Cambertree
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 48
Views: 1113

Re: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?

There was an interesting quiz a few years back in the NY Times which asks about different words you use, then identifies which area of the US you might come from. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html The red areas of the map will show areas which are most similar to...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 48
Views: 1113

Re: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?

The countries of the old British Commonwealth seem to pronounce ‘Caribbean’ with the emphasis on the third syllable. I remember watching Pulp Fiction and the way the Marcellus Wallace character pronounces it with the emphasis on the second syllable seemed unusual enough that usually people here comm...
by Cambertree
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: D2/K110 pros/cons in 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: D2/K110 pros/cons in 2020?

...Is it because in 2020, other steels do the toothy high edge retention thing better for similar cost? Yes, I would think so. The differences between some steel types used in Spydies could be said to be intended to appeal to different end user tastes and usages. So while corrosion resistance is ge...
by Cambertree
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban/UKPK Wharncliffe
Replies: 44
Views: 1275

Re: Urban/UKPK Wharncliffe

For sure, another Wharny Urban would be great.

K390 would make a perfect pair with the leaf bladed K390 version.
by Cambertree
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is my Para 3 Maxamet legit? (Photos)
Replies: 27
Views: 1031

Re: Is my Para 3 Maxamet legit? (Photos)

Welcome to the forum! All steel dulls with use and needs to be resharpened to perform at its best. Maxamet is no exception to this. The way you cut can have a strong influence on the way a knife wears. I mean you can set two people to the same tasks with identical knives and the edge of each could ...
by Cambertree
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Power Lock
Replies: 84
Views: 2283

Re: Power Lock

ABX2011 wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:24 am
Cambertree wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Can someone who has a knife with the Powerlock confirm if it is tightly locked up when open? Or does it have a little vertical play, like some of the Seki lockbacks?
The two that I had had zero (vertical) up and down play.
Great, thanks for the confirmation!
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Power Lock
Replies: 84
Views: 2283

Re: Power Lock

I’ve been curious about it too, and have looked at the Chinook 4 quite a bit. I’m not that fond of S30V though, having had some ongoing issues with a PM2 in that steel. Can someone who has a knife with the Powerlock confirm if it is tightly locked up when open? Or does it have a little vertical play...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Several Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: Several Questions

I'd add that they may also be there to keep the trainer's blade weights and balance as close as possible to that of their repective live blade versions since they're just flat slabs of steel. I hadn’t recalled the visual aspect of this while writing my earlier reply! I do think that is why the kniv...
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 1535

Re: H-1 Questions

R100, you could try a Doublestuff 2 for sharpening serrations in the field. It works pretty well using the edges, and it’s probably more durable than a Sharpmaker rod.
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Several Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 523

Re: Several Questions

To add to Pokey’s answers, I’d always assumed the holes in the trainer blades were to aid instant visual identification, so as to prevent mixups with ‘live’ blades.

But I don’t really know anything about MBC, so I could be wrong.
by Cambertree
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 118
Views: 3775

Re: Wharncliffe's

On the actual edge grind, I’d prefer an asymmetric chisel grind, like the SE knives - with the bevel on the hollow side. As far as an SE Yo2, it’s not really something I’d get. I seem to recall MJ saying that there were issues in SD use with serrations snagging in clothing? And I don’t really use my...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watch how Bohler Uddeholm makes Powder Steel
Replies: 27
Views: 2643

Re: Watch how Bohler Uddeholm makes Powder Steel

Wow, thanks! Did not know that this typical Austrian knife design was popular even in the US at one time! Very cool! :) - Below is a pic of an old piece together with my Endura (perhaps posted this in another thread already) / Well, there may very well have been more areas of toolmaking in Austria ...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1387

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

Like others here, I’d say K390, HAP40, Cruwear, and VG10 all offer a pleasing level of sharpness and edge retention, relative to the amount of effort put in. I’d probably put ZDP189 in there as well. Usually I use frequent touch up sharpening with the Spyderco ceramics on a thin microbevel, to keep ...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scratches in G10
Replies: 20
Views: 565

Re: Scratches in G10

Yeah, a bit of oil would be my suggestion too.

If the scuffs are on the edge of the G10, he could take the opportunity to contour the edges a bit, as well as sanding out some of the scratching.
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 1535

Re: H-1 Questions

Hi Cambertree, Yes, I’ve been very impressed by the Hawkbill Byrd... so much so, that I just ordered the orange Cara Cara 2 rescue knife. So I’m going to be joining Skeeg11 and The Meat Man in owning both of those. Now if only we could get a "Byrdhawk" release, I'd be all set. ;) It's been interest...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 1535

Re: H-1 Questions

Great post R100, and welcome to the forum! That’s an excellent example of how lowering the edge angle, reducing the behind the edge thickness, and using a coarser edge finish can all combine to strongly improve edge retention and cutting performance. Do you now prefer using this reground knife in th...
by Cambertree
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal; will we ever see...
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Sal; will we ever see...

Can you clarify for me... What are we seeing from Seki in S90V, and in what ways is ZDP189 superior to S90V? Sure thing. :) We recently had a Delica exclusive for Knifeworks which was in S90V. It seemed to sell well too, which bodes well for future use of the steel in Seki exclusives or sprints. I’...
by Cambertree
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?
Replies: 34
Views: 1178

Re: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?

Cryogenic Treatment with liquid nitrogen is standard practice for me, so everything gets LN. The 26c3 in the video was 0.010" bte with a ~15dps convex freehand edge at 65rc on 0.078" stock. Can carbon go more acute? Difficult to say, I think the question is more accurate to ask "can the user handle...
by Cambertree
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 118
Views: 3775

Re: Wharncliffe's

I like the idea of this blade grind a lot. Especially since, as Rusty Iron said, it’s in the traditional orientation for leftys, when doing tasks like slicing materials on a board, or carving and whittling wood. I’d prefer it on a utility oriented knife like the Delica, rather than the Yo2. Maybe an...
by Cambertree
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show Your Patina!
Replies: 475
Views: 209553

Re: Show Your Patina!

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