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by ejames13
Fri May 26, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would You Send This In To Warranty?
Replies: 37
Views: 5177

Re: Would You Send This In To Warranty?

As much as it hurts my OCD, I actually like my knives that have small imperfections such as this. It makes me more prone to use the knife and not be afraid of messing it up. Sort of like the first dent in a new car.
by ejames13
Thu May 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 - Always Tip Down from Factory?
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

Re: PM2 - Always Tip Down from Factory?

Tip up carry on the PM2 feels so awkward to me, both in using the knife and removing it from the pocket. I've tried it many times and just can't get behind it. It feels so unnatural to pull it out of my pocket and have to shimmy my hand up the handle to open it, or stick my thumb way down in my pock...
by ejames13
Wed May 24, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.
Replies: 31
Views: 3914

Re: Suggestion: I'm looking for a new "every day" knife.

Curse you guys! You showed me so many great knifes, my "only one poket knife more" purpose is screwed up ;( [Just kidding obviously; Thank you very much, everyone. ] That being said,le'ts strat chosing one. I can't figure out what advantage Para offers over Military. I mean, blade's shape looks lik...
by ejames13
Tue May 23, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thread lock
Replies: 23
Views: 3519

Re: Thread lock

I used to have this problem all the time. I bought a little bottle of the Loctite primer to put on before applying the thread locker and haven't had the problem since.
by ejames13
Fri May 19, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SM - coarse vs polished edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: SM - coarse vs polished edge

I would say that the medium sm rods still don't really provide a very coarse edge. Unlike Darby, I find the brown sharpmaker rods are notably LESS aggressive than the dmt 1200. Could be that my rods are just getting old and losing their bite? If you want a coarse finish from the sharpmaker then the...
by ejames13
Wed May 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bad Customer Service
Replies: 81
Views: 11625

Re: Bad Customer Service

The "j" shape near the ricasso is a big problem with spyderco as of late I hate to say. Something is going on with their method of sharpening lately, which is both removing way too much material and simultaneously terminating the plunge too early. Effectively leaving 1/16 to 1/8 (yes, I have a knif...
by ejames13
Fri May 12, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What two should I keep? Help me Obiwan
Replies: 28
Views: 3554

Re: What two should I keep? Help me Obiwan

I really enjoy my 52100 Millie. The carbon fiber makes it noticeably lighter than the G10, and I can get that 52100 steel screaming sharp...maybe sharper than any other steel I've used. Have you done a full reprofile job on it yet? It's a very nice steel to sharpen. So that one definitely gets my vo...
by ejames13
Fri May 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Co SharpMaker - What am I not getting?
Replies: 34
Views: 6312

Re: Spyder Co SharpMaker - What am I not getting?

I just got the diamond rods, so I'll give those a go and see how things turn out as well. The most important thing to remember with the diamond rods is to be gentile. Don't let yourself think that pushing down harder will speed up the process because it won't and all you'll end up doing is literall...
by ejames13
Thu May 11, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best lock for use in dirt?
Replies: 38
Views: 5917

Re: Best lock for use in dirt?

I would think either a Military or PM2 would fit the bill. Flow through design will help shed the dirt, and both the liner lock and compression lock should be pretty easy to clean out if they get grimy. Then again, a lot of people like the Pac Salt for garden type work.
by ejames13
Tue May 02, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fun with edge geometry
Replies: 63
Views: 6944

Re: Fun with edge geometry

Wow. That's really impressive. Didn't realize the regrind would have such a drastic impact on performance!
by ejames13
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big Chris regrinds
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

Re: Big Chris regrinds

Very impressive to leave the spine thickness untouched and also be able to see remains of the original bevel after the regrind!

Let us know how they perform after you've had a chance to use them.
by ejames13
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 Military, what are your plans?
Replies: 920
Views: 73901

Re: 52100 Military, what are your plans?

Evil D wrote:The new stop pin almost seems like a miracle from what I've seen. Granted it's only 3 knives and I'm sure they come tighter and looser but blade play is a non issue and they all swing like pendulums.
Agreed. Hoping to see it make it's way into the PM2 someday!
by ejames13
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 Military, what are your plans?
Replies: 920
Views: 73901

Re: 52100 Military, what are your plans?

Both my new 52100 and CPM M4 Millie's are fairly stiff. I know from experience that with break in they should get better. Very slightly loosening the pivot makes it a tad better, but especially on the CPM M4 one it bring the blade towards the scale too much when it is moving smoothly. Again, I know...
by ejames13
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 Military, what are your plans?
Replies: 920
Views: 73901

Re: 52100 Military, what are your plans?

I just picked one of these up a few weeks ago, and I've been really enjoying it so far. I had some interesting stuff happen with the factory edge. I cut through some carboard with it, which dulled it very quickly. When I went to touch it up on the medium SM stones, the steel was literally breaking o...
by ejames13
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reprofiling CPM Cru-Wear
Replies: 48
Views: 3731

Re: Reprofiling CPM Cru-Wear

Very interesting. I would expect it to be easy, relative to some of the more wear resistant steels. I just reprofiled my 52100 Millie, and it took longer than I expected (the non-presentation side was pretty obtuse). Though I am doing it using the SM diamonds. I need to reprofile my Cruwear PM2. The...
by ejames13
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 130
Views: 30064

Re: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco

In my original post, I expressed the recent change to Spyderco's warranty policy as follows: Spyderco stands behind the original materials and workmanship of our products. If a customer disassembles one of our knives and reassembles properly so its adjustment and operation are consistent with origi...
by ejames13
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 130
Views: 30064

Re: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Truth be told, our Warranty Repair technicians receive knives that have been disassembled all the time. In most cases, the knives have been reassembled with proper attention to detail so as not to compromise the proper mechanical function of the knife. If that's the case and one of the parts fails ...
by ejames13
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 130
Views: 30064

Re: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Truth be told, our Warranty Repair technicians receive knives that have been disassembled all the time. In most cases, the knives have been reassembled with proper attention to detail so as not to compromise the proper mechanical function of the knife. If that's the case and one of the parts fails ...
by ejames13
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 130
Views: 30064

Re: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Am I the only one still confused about the warranty policy?? I thought the stated policy was pretty clear "DAMAGE caused by disassembly" voids the warranty. Disassembly does not. But then the past quotes from Michael and Kristi seem to contradict that. So which is it? As Michael Janich stated in po...
by ejames13
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 130
Views: 30064

Re: Red Loctite - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Those are much older posts on the subject. I say let's wait for the new official warranty wording and intent. Also, for legal coverage, I've seen more restrictive wording in many warranties but in practice a more lenient policy. I don't mean to be rude to the Spyderco reps, but those older posts ar...

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