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by ejames13
Fri May 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2
Replies: 259
Views: 53592

Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

restless ghost wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:25 am
Y'all acting like these scales are made out of a bar of soap . :)
It's interesting, one of mine wasn't too bad. The other had a very high level of polish and almost felt like it was coated with some kind of slick substance.
by ejames13
Fri May 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2
Replies: 259
Views: 53592

Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

I got my 2 yesterday, and wow, I did not anticipate the scales being this slippery. I guess I didn't equate "smooth" G10 with "slick" G10. They polished the heck out of these things. I feel like I'm going to drop it at any moment. Will probably send mine back as I don't really want to mess with buyi...
by ejames13
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 Sharp Edge below Thumb Hole
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Para 2 Sharp Edge below Thumb Hole

Matt200 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:53 pm
All,

The picture didn't load so I'll try again.

Thanks,

Matt
I had that on one of mine. Took the medium Sharpmaker ceramic rod and smoothed it out in about 30 seconds.
by ejames13
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: supergold2 confirmation?
Replies: 61
Views: 8143

Re: supergold2 confirmation?

p_atrick wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:51 am
VTOKU is also seen more as a working steel (won't take the keen edge like Super Blue), and I've heard people say it should be similar to 52100.
Those two statements seem contradictory to me. 52100 takes one of the most Keene edges I’ve ever been able to produce on a blade.
by ejames13
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My friend broke another clip....
Replies: 19
Views: 2646

Re: My friend broke another clip....

I know they made a change to the Delica/Endura clip as well as the PM2 clip a year or so ago. The older clips are lower profile and have more of a satin finish. However the difference is so minuscule that unless you’re looking at them side by side it’s difficult to tell. All that to say, I snapped o...
by ejames13
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

Its not like the harder carbide is unaffected by the softer abrasive. Somehow the notion that aluminum oxide just skates over harder carbides without doing anything to them gets repeated. There is an effect on both sides, just more on the softer side. I don’t think anyone has said that, at least in...
by ejames13
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

Its not like the harder carbide is unaffected by the softer abrasive. Somehow the notion that aluminum oxide just skates over harder carbides without doing anything to them gets repeated. There is an effect on both sides, just more on the softer side. I don’t think anyone has said that, at least in...
by ejames13
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

Its not like the harder carbide is unaffected by the softer abrasive. Somehow the notion that aluminum oxide just skates over harder carbides without doing anything to them gets repeated. There is an effect on both sides, just more on the softer side. I don’t think anyone has said that, at least in...
by ejames13
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

Its not like the harder carbide is unaffected by the softer abrasive. Somehow the notion that aluminum oxide just skates over harder carbides without doing anything to them gets repeated. There is an effect on both sides, just more on the softer side. I don’t think anyone has said that, at least in...
by ejames13
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

I’m no expert, but my understanding is that the large amount of vanadium carbides in steels like S110v make the ceramic rods of the Sharpmaker a poor choice for sharpening. While you may be able to maintain the edge to an extent, you are really only abrading the surrounding steel matrix, while the ...
by ejames13
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

I’m no expert, but my understanding is that the large amount of vanadium carbides in steels like S110v make the ceramic rods of the Sharpmaker a poor choice for sharpening. While you may be able to maintain the edge to an extent, you are really only abrading the surrounding steel matrix, while the ...
by ejames13
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening S110V
Replies: 131
Views: 16109

Re: Sharpening S110V

I’m no expert, but my understanding is that the large amount of vanadium carbides in steels like S110v make the ceramic rods of the Sharpmaker a poor choice for sharpening. While you may be able to maintain the edge to an extent, you are really only abrading the surrounding steel matrix, while the v...
by ejames13
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE HELP I am driving myself crazy with this Sharpmaker situation
Replies: 19
Views: 2814

Re: PLEASE HELP I am driving myself crazy with this Sharpmaker situation

anycal wrote:What Ric said

I keep reposting this video, but it really works great using the tri-stones free hand. Haven’t touched the sharpmaker since.

The good stuff starts at 2:15.

https://youtu.be/_o05lIL32zE
The control he shows is amazing, but if you're gonna do that why not just buy the bench stone?
by ejames13
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loctite won’t cure on pivot screws
Replies: 15
Views: 2300

Re: Loctite won’t cure on pivot screws

I've consistently had the same issue on multiple knives. I bought some of the loctite primer and haven't looked back. Stuff works great.
by ejames13
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is a "working edge"?
Replies: 27
Views: 2630

Re: What is a "working edge"?

I agree with the printer paper definition. I find the "working edge" phenomenon to be particularly prevalent with high-vanadium steels like M390. I can cut up a bunch of cardboard, and while it will no longer shave it somehow just keeps cutting through stuff, even when it doesn't feel that sharp. Th...
by ejames13
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loose Screws? Delica4 FFG
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Loose Screws? Delica4 FFG

Bladefanboy wrote:Happens on all black coated blades from spyderco the black material doesn't get traction to the clip and that's why it moved around order satin finish clip from spyderco and problem solved
Alternatively, you can sand the paint off the black clips. Pretty easy and saves you 7-8 bucks.
by ejames13
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loose Screws? Delica4 FFG
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Loose Screws? Delica4 FFG

I've never had a problem with stripping screws, and I crank mine down pretty hard because I don't like when the clips move around. Just make sure to use a quality torx set to avoid stripping the head of the screws out, and press down (into the screw) with considerable force when turning it. As for ...
by ejames13
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loose Screws? Delica4 FFG
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Loose Screws? Delica4 FFG

I've never had a problem with stripping screws, and I crank mine down pretty hard because I don't like when the clips move around. Just make sure to use a quality torx set to avoid stripping the head of the screws out, and press down (into the screw) with considerable force when turning it. As for L...
by ejames13
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM D2 Paramilitary
Replies: 25
Views: 4580

Re: CPM D2 Paramilitary

I don't have any experience with D2, but I owned an original Paramilitary in S30v and did not care for it. The handle was way too crowded and it actually hurt when doing any kind of hard cutting. I sold mine. PM2 is better in every way in my opinion.
by ejames13
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Controversial Spyderco Military Issue: All feedback welcomed!
Replies: 32
Views: 5031

Re: Controversial Spyderco Military Issue: All feedback welcomed!

Very interesting perspective as I’ve often wished the Para and Millie were 3mm stock. To each his own!

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