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by kodai78
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?
Replies: 71
Views: 4372

Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

I usually carry 2. I rotate a fluted Ti Millie, Pm 2 (S 35VN or S110 V), Spydiechef, Manix 2 LW. Those are back pocket carry. In the watch pocket or right front is a second knife. DF 2 (ZDP 189) or a Chaparral. Sometimes just a Sage 5 or Positron in right front. I can’t commit to one.
by kodai78
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which PM2?: S30V/S35VN or S110V or M390
Replies: 34
Views: 4717

Re: Which PM2?: S30V/S35VN or S110V or M390

I have 2 PM 2’s in S35 VN and S110 V. My comments reflect my experience. Unless you’re in a very humid environment. Like in or around salt water I’m pretty sure the difference in corrosion difference is insignificant among the stainless options here. S35 VN and S110V are not hugely different in term...
by kodai78
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Interesting Dragonfly Fake Without Hole
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Interesting Dragonfly Fake Without Hole

No nail nick either probably have to use 2 hands to open.
by kodai78
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 9/11: Never Forget
Replies: 24
Views: 2056

Re: 9/11: Never Forget

I was at work as an RN in a hospital. Heard there was something going on and ducked into an empty room to turn on a TV. I saw the second plane hit the WTC. What a terrible sight. What a terrible day.
by kodai78
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In praise of the Wharncliff blade...
Replies: 24
Views: 2162

Re: In praise of the Wharncliff blade...

Great blade shape. Not great for food prep.
by kodai78
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbon vs Stainless Steel
Replies: 28
Views: 2206

Re: Carbon vs Stainless Steel

Great article! Keep up the great work.
by kodai78
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finally picked up a Goldenstone
Replies: 54
Views: 3436

Re: Finally picked up a Goldenstone

I'm firmly convinced the Sharpmaker is the best, but I could be tempted by the Goldenstone with a base. Would definitely be interested in a range of grits.
by kodai78
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pivot Material
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Pivot Material

Pretty sure pivots are steel. The washers in many knives are bronze. Screws and standoff’s are usually steel, though spacers, or standoff’s can be titanium. I think the pivots are generally made of stainless steels from less expensive and easier to machine materials. The use of high end steel being ...
by kodai78
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help picking out a knife for my Father in-law
Replies: 21
Views: 1457

Re: Help picking out a knife for my Father in-law

Native 5 in G10 is exactly what you described. “Tank, lightweight...” etc.
by kodai78
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

I wasn’t thinking of hammering or batoning as a cause for overtravel. I’m firmly in the don’t beat on your folder, get an ax or saw school of thought. I have read that the lockbar can be moved too far in daily use and affect the functionality of the lockbar. The consensus here seems to be that is an...
by kodai78
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Importance of Spare EDC units: SE & PE
Replies: 43
Views: 2917

Re: The Importance of Spare EDC units: SE & PE

I think having backups is a great idea. Back ups to the backups? Carrying 3 blades and having backup backups for all 3? Not to mention spares and surplus and special use blades? Sounds perfectly normal, nothing to see here, move along now. 😉
by kodai78
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your opinion on customizing your knives?
Replies: 30
Views: 2120

Re: What's your opinion on customizing your knives?

I like deep carry clips. I also like to sand G10 so it’s smoother to the touch sometimes. I think custom standoffs can be cool. Switching the orientation of the clip to preference is pretty mild customization in my opinion but it’s certainly something I would do if I preferred a different placement....
by kodai78
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

Thanks everyone for the interesting discussion. I guess in my case I don’t carry or fidget with any single knife enough to wear it out. I have noticed some lock stick but it was minor. I have not made a purchase decision based on the presence or absence of a steel lockface insert. Cost and visual an...
by kodai78
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why do you carry a knife?
Replies: 77
Views: 6300

Re: Why do you carry a knife?

To cut stuff is # 1. I like the different designs, steels, locks, blade shapes, materials. Even when I travel by air I have one in my checked luggage. Some knives are works of art. Knives are a last ditch self defense choice but utility is really #1 for me. I do own many knives some fairly expensive...
by kodai78
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2751

Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

I see marketing material saying steel on titanium lockfaces prevents premature wear of the lockfaces and they are often overtravel stops as well. Has anyone seen or heard of wear of the lockface or overtravel of the lockbar being common problems? I own several titanium framelocks and have yet to see...
by kodai78
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which salt knife?
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: Which salt knife?

I have the Salt Dragonfly 2 and it’s a great knife. It’s the only Salt series knife I own besides the Spydiechef. I think it’s the better knife and the LC 200N steel is superior to H1. Is the Caribbean too large for you? That is the same steel as the Spydiechef I think.
by kodai78
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Future of the PowerLock
Replies: 30
Views: 2568

Re: Future of the PowerLock

I’d like to try it out. The Tatanka didn’t do anything for me. I would hope that we’d see it on another knife soon. The Military with a new lock sounds intriguing!
by kodai78
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ranking the Steel Ranking Articles
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Ranking the Steel Ranking Articles

Thanks for posting this. I find your articles informative and educational. I am not a metallurgist but I still find the articles understandable if I read carefully.
by kodai78
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Guide to the Best Knife Steel
Replies: 29
Views: 2400

Re: Guide to the Best Knife Steel

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/09/03/ranking-the-steel-ranking-articles/ This link is to an article written by a forum member and is very informative. If you have any interest in knife steels it’s worth a look. The website is full of very carefully researched information about steels in general an...
by kodai78
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carving knife contest - Children's Hospital
Replies: 144
Views: 9441

Re: Carving knife contest - Children's Hospital

I’m in. Do you need a check now or only if we’re lucky?

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