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by The General
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone tested just how stainless vg-10 really is? Also how soft is h-1 really?
Replies: 71
Views: 11871

Well, from my point of view, I rate a serrated H1 blade as one of the very best cutters in the business. Everyone ought to buy one just to try it. I think its a combo of the extra hardness from creating the serrations, the toughness inherent in H1 combined with the properties that Spyderco serration...
by The General
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone tested just how stainless vg-10 really is? Also how soft is h-1 really?
Replies: 71
Views: 11871

I tested and continue to work with both a plain edge and a serrated edge Salt 1. Plain edge is ok, takes a good edge but loses it very quickly. Somewhere between Spyderco's 6a and 8a IMHO. The serrated edge version holds an edge brilliantly. Much much longer and not just because that's serrations fo...
by The General
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What made you come to Spyderco.com ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3753

I was on rec.knives in the day, going way back and then around 2000 or so I joined Bladeforums and then eventually found my way here. I preferred the more relaxed way this forum was run to be honest. I fondly remember the thin Spyderco catalogues with the steel chart. Must have been around 1998 onwa...
by The General
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does Spyderco have ANY Tantos in the works?
Replies: 51
Views: 9528

HotSoup wrote:The 'other' company's version doesn't entice me. Nor does the price...

I guess I'll have to wait!
100% agree
by The General
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife with prying blade
Replies: 51
Views: 10202

People make a big deal about prying with a knife because its well known as a way to break a knife. I also cannot remember the last time I needed to pry with a knife. Though I think that's more because I am a knife person and knife people do not try to pry with a knife unless its a real emergency. No...
by The General
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: They just don't get it
Replies: 64
Views: 19204

I reported them as well.
by The General
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SM Sharpening Technique: CPM-S30V vs. VG10
Replies: 11
Views: 3864

S30V does in my experience respond to a polished edge. The more highly you can polish the edge the better it holds it.
by The General
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SM Sharpening Technique: CPM-S30V vs. VG10
Replies: 11
Views: 3864

I will be honest boys and girls, I prefer VG10 over S30V. I have no problem sharpening either steel, none at all. I have sharpened just about every steel there is and only CPM 440V was a pain to get a hair popping edge. S30V just seems to like to micro chip and loses its hair popping edge too quickl...
by The General
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I am mad as hell and I don't want to take it anymore.
Replies: 34
Views: 7501

Today is not the day to discuss such topics, I have thus removed my comments.
by The General
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who wants to see more RIL Spydies?
Replies: 44
Views: 4953

I own three Sebbies and I love these knives and the lock. Its easy as pie to open and close one handed. Its a strong lock when done right. No one can argue that the Sebenza lock is weak. It does not have a reputation of failing easily or during hard use. There is a lot of fuss on the forums as its a...
by The General
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stainless Delica 4 gets some grip
Replies: 49
Views: 8685

Hell, I wish Spyderco offered this as an option! It looks fantastic. Good job! :D
by The General
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Fake Poliwog III
Replies: 14
Views: 5366

I am strongly against the rip off knives China make. Lets get that clear right now. I am very much in favour of Spyderco making a range of budget knives IN China as its playing the game and making money for Spyderco. I know many Americans get very upset if knives or anything else is not made in the ...
by The General
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Age of this Endura
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Difficult to be specific but while its hard to make out, I think its marked Aus-8 on the blade so I would say its going to be 15 years old or so.

Molded clip Endura's turn up quite often on Ebay apparently.
by The General
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: KME Sharpener
Replies: 12
Views: 8365

How is this related to Spyderco? :confused:
by The General
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Holder
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Depends what you are using your knife for.

ZDP-189 not so impact resistant for example. Wear resistance is exceptional.

I have not tried any of the Carpenter steels either so I cannot comment on those.
by The General
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edge Angle Guide AG1 - experiences and discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 20860

Yes, its a useful tool. I just tested it and noticed my UKPK was running 15 degree's per side. This is too fine an edge in my opinion for S30V, certainly for the work I use mine for. So I just put a microbevel at 20 degree's per side on using the white sharpmaker stones and the sharpmaker. Then stro...
by The General
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you deburr your blades? Plus polishing.
Replies: 36
Views: 9212

I tend to do a couple of passes at a slightly increased angle to remove a burr. Then strop on cardboard loaded with Flitz polish. I find at the point where you cannot feel the burr with your fingers, I arm hair shave to test where the micro burr is. If I shave better on the downstroke, it tells me I...
by The General
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco flashlight/torch idea;...
Replies: 35
Views: 4196

I was wondering what the Spyder crew thinks about getting into flashlights. This thread is getting considerable activity for something they may not even be considering. Has anyone from Spyderco said anything in this thread? I haven't read every post. I would consider getting one. I like good flashl...
by The General
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco flashlight/torch idea;...
Replies: 35
Views: 4196

I definitely wouldn't want to see Spyderco to step foot in flash lights territories. In terms of LED, technology revolve so quickly an year old flashlight became outdated if not 2 different dies just come out to compete. Driver circuits will also take a bit of effort for R&D. IMHO, Spyderco in kniv...
by The General
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco flashlight/torch idea;...
Replies: 35
Views: 4196

I think it's a great idea and would love a Spydie torch. I just don't know how feasible its success would be due to the obscure niche already existing. It's a very snobby world too, lol. That said I still think the DeLorean is cool even if a business flop ;) . Lol, great looking car, just overweigh...

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