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by awa54
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least/most parts in a folder
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Least/most parts in a folder

Least has to be any of the one piece molded FRN models. The Native LW and Dragonfly for example have just one piece of FRN for the handle, a pivot bolt assembly, and the clip and two piece bolt. The only way you can get less is to remove the clip. Well, speaking of no clip, the Ladybug only has the...
by awa54
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt issue.......from a total noob!
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

Re: Pacific Salt issue.......from a total noob!

No joke!!going through the air gun addiction as we speak!! Started with an el cheapo....the good ones are not so cheap but soooo much better!! I slowed down after 5 high enders!!!! Now I see it happening all over again.....are there group meetings here??? Hi I'm Joe and I have a problem!! Thread Hi...
by awa54
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14172

Re: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??

Just for a bit of fun I am going to do this to a cheap kitchen knife. We have plenty of those. :) Jack Typical low hardness stainless steel kitchen knife blades will likely just wind up with a bend in the edge, most cheapie kitchen knives also have too thick of an edge grind for that test to work. ...
by awa54
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco K2 RIL lock sticking
Replies: 12
Views: 3162

Re: Spyderco K2 RIL lock sticking

Another thing you might try is to lightly apply some degreaser to the locking tab/blade tang using a Q-tip saturated in bore cleaner. (I prefer Remington's brand of bore cleaner for this task). I've done this with a few Liner Locks, as well as integral frame locks, and it seems to help treat the "s...
by awa54
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The stainless clip
Replies: 28
Views: 2707

Re: The stainless clip

Bill1170 wrote:The painted clips have an understated matte finish under the easily-removed paint. They can be polished to a nice shine using a Dremel with a felt buffing wheel and some polishing compound.
What is your preferred chemical or process for getting the paint off?
by awa54
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4674
Views: 444655

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

I just pulled the trigger on a SB Stretch. I can't wait! Got mine last week, great knife with an awesome blade! Mine did require a bit of "tuning" however, as the tang rubbed on the inside of the FRN handle scales :P I ground the overlapping scale edges down to be flush with the liners in the area ...
by awa54
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Let's come up with Anti-Counterfeiting devices?
Replies: 12
Views: 4290

Re: Let's come up with Anti-Counterfeiting devices?

for the ultimate protection, only from reputable dealers with a "no returns" policy. In my book (I've worked in retail and CS for 25+ years) any retailer with a "no returns" policy is *not* reputable! If I'm going to pony up for a premium quality product like Spyderco, I will most certainly expect ...
by awa54
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Just stumbled on to this fake Military on ebay...
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

Just stumbled on to this fake Military on ebay...

it looked fake even in the little teaser/thumbnail image at the bottom of an ended auction, so I clicked it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-knifeY- ... =undefined
by awa54
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Models that you wish could either shrink or grow?
Replies: 41
Views: 2844

Re: Models that you wish could either shrink or grow?

Shrink the stretch by 1/2", that blade pattern and the choil set it apart from the Delica/Endura/Worker with which it shares so much else.

But honestly I'm OK with the UKPK drop point, the lock isn't strictly necessary...
by awa54
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: brightly colored G10 handles...
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: brightly colored G10 handles...

Welcome! :) :spyder: yup...they will get very dirty Two points to keep in mind: 1. Some consider dirt/grime like a patina or a "badge of honor"-- however, if you prefer the neat & tidy look... 2. Auto parts shop brake cleaner spray ( ca. $3 or $4 ) will take them back to original cleanliness except...
by awa54
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would be the most 'niche' or 'out there' Sprint possible?
Replies: 61
Views: 3910

Re: What would be the most 'niche' or 'out there' Sprint possible?

I'm going with the Nilakka in Vanadis 4E/Viking laminate blade at 66HRC and spalted Masur Birch scales.

I want one... and a few of the others put forward as well
by awa54
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Fantasy knives?

Hi Chuck, I agree, but *if* it was a regular production item, it just might be possible to see G10 for a moderate price bump... and I did mention FRN in colors, which ought to cost *nothing* except for adding SKUs (which of course makes for more inventory and administration costs, but you get the po...
by awa54
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

new thread title: G10 UKPK would be kinda cool eh?

$20 or so for a knife in the steel I want? Outstanding! Seems I totally failed on my pitch here... The (very poorly worded?) idea was that a *standard* CTS BD1 bladed UKPK offered with multiple G10 handle scale color choices would maybe be a not so pie-in-the-sky thing to hope for (as opposed to a ...
by awa54
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Fantasy knives?

Here's the completed auction of a fake black one some poor sucker got burned badly on this one. Note the absence of clip grooves on the left side of the handle, it's they "tell" that lets me know it's a fake. Dang, that was painfully obvious! I can't imagine how anyone thought Spyderco would produc...
by awa54
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Fantasy knives?

OK, there's lots of talk here about those lusted after exotic combinations of steel and handle material, or resurrections of long retired favorite designs, but how many of us Spyderco die-hards would pony up an extra $20 or so for a regular production UKPK made in a choice of G10 handle scale color...
by awa54
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: Fantasy knives?

There are certainly combos and/or knives that don't quite exist that I would pay a premium for. The problem is would anyone else? I guess I hadn't presented my concept well enough... You have nailed it though; *I* really want a G10 handle UKPK in colors and would likely buy several colors of that k...
by awa54
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The stainless clip
Replies: 28
Views: 2707

Re: The stainless clip

Swapped the black clip off my new Stretch SB within minutes of opening it!

I'd bet that the black clips would polish up nicely if you strip off the paint and then buff them.
by awa54
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Fantasy knives?

OK, there's lots of talk here about those lusted after exotic combinations of steel and handle material, or resurrections of long retired favorite designs, but how many of us Spyderco die-hards would pony up an extra $20 or so for a regular production UKPK made in a choice of G10 handle scale colors...
by awa54
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I cant sharp my knife with sharpmaker triangle :(
Replies: 14
Views: 1686

Re: I cant sharp my knife with sharpmaker triangle :(

That knife looks like an exact duplicate of the Tool Logic brand knife/light combos. If it really is the same as a Tool Logic knife then the grind and steel are pretty "basic". You probably need to re-set the bevel (make the angle of attack to the blade edge shallower) on the non-serrated part of th...
by awa54
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14172

Re: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??

I found the Carter video I mentioned. I didn't remember it exactly like I thought. He wasn't talking about a blade bending then returning to it's original straightness. He was talking about the edge flexing a bit then returning to it's original position, straight. The video is actually about why ed...

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