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by awa54
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 Delica and Endura
Replies: 399
Views: 42405

Re: HAP40 Delica and Endura

Any word on when the Delica and Endura are supposed to ship?

...the one I just pre-ordered will be my first Delica and my first sprint run knife purchased at release.
by awa54
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilakka with a numbered blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Nilakka with a numbered blade?

OK, #167 is in my pocket right now! I received it in the mail this morning and re-profiled the (badly bent) edge while I was on lunch break, you were all absolutely right about this knife; it kicks butt! The entire belly of the blade was bent over from cutting something too hard, so I started with a...
by awa54
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GUESS THE 2015 FORUM KNIFE Give-AWay!
Replies: 106
Views: 9282

Re: GUESS THE 2015 FORUM KNIFE Give-AWay!

hmm...
1) UKPK (drop point FFG plain edge)
2) nishijin glass fiber
3) blue
4) CPM S30V

Thanks Paladin!
by awa54
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solo 3 question
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Solo 3 question

Hi Awa, welcome to our forum. sal Thanks Sal, I'm amazed that it took me so long to get here... Thanks for hosting this awesome little forum, it's really refreshing to see one that ticks over so smoothly and congenially! ...even the arguments are friendlier than regular "discourse" on some other fo...
by awa54
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14780

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

Here is how I understand patina and rust. Patina is a form of corrosion but not corrosion like rust. Some say it's all corrosion. But for kitchen knives (non-stainless) my understanding is patina is "good" corrosion and rust is "bad" corrosion.... I've read and heard that patina will prevent the "b...
by awa54
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Forum Knife - Announcement Coming Soon
Replies: 39
Views: 3115

Re: 2015 Forum Knife - Announcement Coming Soon

Enigma wrote:wasn't the last forum knife a G10 Native 5?
I suspect it'll be a UK pen knife.
I hope that your suspicions are confirmed!
by awa54
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14780

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

My blue #2 kitchen knives have a patina on the cutting edge that looks almost like the color of carbon steel after a tempering draw to between straw and blue, they don't tend to actually *rust*, but I'm pretty careful not to leave them wet and I rinse/wipe them after cutting any acidic fruits or veg...
by awa54
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solo 3 question
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Solo 3 question

Thanks remnar! I also have a couple of the Moki knives from that period, I never knew they were Spyderco imports before this.
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14780

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

I have the Dragonfly in ZDP-189 for comparison and if Spyderco's "super blue" is as billed (alleged to be even better than blue 2) then I will say that it would be a crime to lock the SB Stretch away in favor of one in ZDP-189! Blue sharpens to a razor edge with minimal effort, not as easy as white ...
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solo 3 question
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Solo 3 question

I saw that the *Spyderco Solo* AO05, was AUS-10, but the Solo3 is a decade earlier IIRC... (catalog PDF says 1995) I found an expired auction page that claimed the blade was AUS-8, but that's pretty weak "evidence".
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno Pivot
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Techno Pivot

I'd bet that the reason you can't tighten the pivot farther is that the pivot bolt is bottomed out, if the blade is centered when closed and doesn't have side-play when locked open I'd just leave it alone. By "bottomed out" I mean that the pivot axle (with a female thread) is either a bit longer tha...
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roadie bait
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Roadie bait

...Just gave a Pingo in orange as a Father's day gift to my not-quite Father in law... the criteria were; easy to find if dropped, tough steel, easy pocketability, ambidexterous opening (and lock/unlock, if available) and made in USA for under $100. So I bombed on the made in USA part :P but the Man...
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solo 3 question
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Solo 3 question

Anyone out there remember what steel was used in the Solo 3 (FRN handle/lightweight version)?

It takes a very respectable edge, despite the thick-ish grind and awkward sharpening access on the "lobe" side of the blade.
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm Thinking Stretch in Super Blue - Good Choice??
Replies: 82
Views: 14780

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

Well, I also decided to get one of these before they're all gone... then found this thread :D I've already used blue #2 in Japanese kitchen knives that I own, so the properties of the Hitachi blue series steels are no mystery to me, the mystery is *why* are they making these super blue knives a limi...
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilakka with a numbered blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Nilakka with a numbered blade?

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Number 167s come from New Graham Knives.
now that I look at the rest of the auction pictures (I was focused on the knife initially) there's a price sticker on the box from that seller!
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilakka with a numbered blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Nilakka with a numbered blade?

Thanks for the advice tvenuto. I guess I need to read up on re-profiling the edge... I understand that the original geometry is too extreme/delicate for the s30v. Ironically, I had to do the exact opposite (from micro bevel to scandi) re-work on an Iisakki Jarvenpaa utility/carver, that knife certai...
by awa54
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilakka with a numbered blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: Nilakka with a numbered blade?

Thanks all, I had known about forum editions, but not the collectors' club... the knife in question is # 167. I was actually buying this as a user, but I'd hate to mess this relatively more collectible knife up by re-beveling it! Maybe I need to find someone who will give it a nice case to live in, ...
by awa54
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilakka with a numbered blade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Nilakka with a numbered blade?

Does anyone know what group or shop got numbered Nilakkas?

It looks like the one I have seen (and will likely own soon) is the original blade grind sans secondary bevel.

Thanks in advance for any info.
by awa54
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southard Pivot Bearing Rust w/ Pics
Replies: 40
Views: 9634

Re: Southard Pivot Bearing Rust w/ Pics

If you want to lube the bearings with something that will attract *less* grit and gunk, you may want to try moly paste. Molybdenum disulfide is a terrific metal to metal lube and usually the paste form has less of a grease component than other thick bodied lubes, it also works great on non-bb blade ...
by awa54
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southard Pivot Bearing Rust w/ Pics
Replies: 40
Views: 9634

Re: Southard Pivot Bearing Rust w/ Pics

We do have CLR. Not sure what's in it though, so I'm hesitant to put it in my knife in case it reacts with something, ruins the finish, dissolves the nylon(?) bearing cage, or who knows. I've never used it and really don't know anything about it. CLR contains acids, hence the great performance remo...

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