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by Bruce Mack
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Blurple first impression
Replies: 20
Views: 1821

Manix 2 Blurple first impression

This is a starry-eyed comment, not a review. I love the appearance, color, and heft and the bank vault sound of opening and closing. Most of all I love the blade which was sharp out of the box with symmetrical bevels. It honed beautifully on the Sharpmaker at the 30° setting. I send my thanks to the...
by Bruce Mack
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 25961

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

"Bruce Mack and blueblur, try running the blade past your thumb nail or a plastic ballpoint pen with the edge trailing and firm pressure, look carefully for the apex to be bent by that, if it is, then I think we all may have created wire edge, instead of a burr when sharpening." No expertise here, ...
by Bruce Mack
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 25961

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

"Bruce Mack and blueblur, try running the blade past your thumb nail or a plastic ballpoint pen with the edge trailing and firm pressure, look carefully for the apex to be bent by that, if it is, then I think we all may have created wire edge, instead of a burr when sharpening." No expertise here, ...
by Bruce Mack
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 25961

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

I find that it does not hold a working edge. After a few uses the edge shreds cardboard or even paper with both push and pull cuts. This is after reprofiling to 15° and many passes on the Sharpmaker. This is my first Endura. I like the blade length but I will probably toss it if I can't "fix" this p...
by Bruce Mack
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: factory grind
Replies: 0
Views: 1447

factory grind

My Endura came with a factory grind too obtuse for the Sharpmaker at 30°. I reprofiled with the Lansky and got a more acute bevel to allow a nice secondary bevel at the Sharpmaker 30° setting. Might it be better for Spyderco to default to the more acute angle? Those who favor 40° can readily get tha...
by Bruce Mack
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 s30v, my experience
Replies: 4
Views: 820

PM2 s30v, my experience

I am new to knives. Of those I own, the PM2 with s30v blade feels the best in hand. After sharpening it to 15° per edge with the Sharpmaker, I have put it in its tray, using some good but non-Spyderco knives as my EDC. Frankly, hearing that s30v is perhaps long in the tooth, I didn't want to have th...
by Bruce Mack
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Warentee - and how good is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1665

Re: Spyderco Warentee - and how good is it?

I had a quick and courteous response with action taken on my warranty complaint.
by Bruce Mack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very DISAPPOINTED w/ laminated steel sprint runs
Replies: 169
Views: 20644

Re: Very DISAPPOINTED w/ laminated steel sprint runs

"How does it affect the performance?" Well, if the lamination line crosses into the edge and apex you have an open-faced sandwich, just one layer of cladding and one of V-Toku. The unsupported V-Toku is more susceptible to chipping. In fact, my Endura did develop a small chip when it first encounte...
by Bruce Mack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very DISAPPOINTED w/ laminated steel sprint runs
Replies: 169
Views: 20644

Re: Very DISAPPOINTED w/ laminated steel sprint runs

"How does it affect the performance?" Well, if the lamination line crosses into the edge and apex you have an open-faced sandwich, just one layer of cladding and one of V-Toku. The unsupported V-Toku is more susceptible to chipping. In fact, my Endura did develop a small chip when it first encounter...
by Bruce Mack
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura V-Toku2/SUS310 laminated lines
Replies: 17
Views: 3688

Re: Endura V-Toku2/SUS310 laminated lines

Isn't life weird ? Mine is identical to that and I couldn't care less. [/quote] I was OK until I looked at it closely while sharpening and my personal CQI kicked in :eek:. On a scale of 10 it's 3, but I kept thinking of the other Spyderco knives I could have had - Chaparral, Native 5 lightweight, or...
by Bruce Mack
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura V-Toku2/SUS310 laminated lines
Replies: 17
Views: 3688

Re: Endura V-Toku2/SUS310 laminated lines

My Endura lamination is not only wildly asymmetrical but on one side the lamination line runs into the edge about 3/16 " before the tip. This is unacceptable. I have sent it to Spyderco for replacement or credit.
by Bruce Mack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 25961

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

I noticed that the lamination lines are asymmetrical. Will this lead to chipping or other problems? https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNGY-fAYK4vQpD-U5VVpA_MILqJGWpvlnxMHpcN https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipN7zO5Lxq8xGenZBrDjqAAw1qaJayCUgUw6LMS0 I'm sorry if these do not post. I'm new to tec...
by Bruce Mack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 25961

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

Sorry, no pictures. After my post, I went at more cardboard, some double thickness, with no further chipping.
by Bruce Mack
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 141
Views: 25961

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

I got my Endura V-Toku today and sharpened it to 17° with the Lansky, then put a 20°microbevel on it using the Sharpmaker. It was (is) very sharp after stropping but chipped out about 3/4" behind the tip on its first encounter with cardboard. The repair was easy with a pair of 320 grit ruby rods. I'...
by Bruce Mack
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you as good as your Sharpmaker?
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Are you as good as your Sharpmaker?

I am a good amateur woodworker. As most edge tools in woodworking come as a "kit", ready to sharpen, I have learned many strategies to get a good edge quickly. I have settled on a CBN grind wheel for a hollow bevel. This leaves 2 points of registration on the bevel, which is enormously wider than mo...
by Bruce Mack
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Chaparral (FRN)
Replies: 52
Views: 5116

Re: New Chaparral (FRN)

I want this and would have ordered it, but am waiting to see if I get the Delica Sprint run in VToku 2. One or the other will be my first Spyderco knife.
by Bruce Mack
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Ultra Fine 306uf (8 x 3) problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 4396

Re: Spyderco Ultra Fine 306uf (8 x 3) problem?

Here's a thread from Woodcentral 2015. It may be helpful to you. (To the moderator, excuse me if this link violates forum policy.)
http://www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/ ... ch-stones/
by Bruce Mack
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s Tri-Angle Sharpmaker??
Replies: 61
Views: 4524

Re: Spyderco’s Tri-Angle Sharpmaker??

I recently purchased the Sharp maker. I even purchased the ultrafine rods and the diamond rods. I wish I never bought it I have buyers remorse. I only used it one time and I never even used the diamond rod. I have a set of DMT stones that I think are awesome. I use this simple plastic wedge to set ...
by Bruce Mack
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your EDC
Replies: 2988
Views: 1509916

Re: Show your EDC

PeanutButterFan wrote:Sunshine’s favorite everyday blade. The Sage 23F79887B-1A28-4C80-9143-A27BEDEC330E.jpeg
Good shot. Sunshine looks cool :)
by Bruce Mack
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blown away by Sharpmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 1819

Re: Blown away by Sharpmaker

Evil D wrote:It is indeed a capable sharpening tool, but I'd also give a little credit to the Opinel. Those knives are so thin and the steel takes an edge so easily. Amazing knives for the price.
Yes. My other knife, a Kershaw Leek, has not taken the same edge with the Sharpmaker. I’m still working at it.

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