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by RLDubbya
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN

Just to clarify, synthetic does not mean it isn't made from petroleum products. I Best regards, Chad Thank you - I learned something from this thread, which makes my life a bit better. Learning is great! I'm not sure about the state of your hypothesis, however. Just as EEZOX is prima facie drying w...
by RLDubbya
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thumb or Finger Exercises Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Thumb or Finger Exercises Needed

The standard joke: use your Chubby. The real answer, in brevitas: http://www.ironmind.com . If you want a real answer, let me know. I have coached World Class Level powerlifting athletes who had grip problems. One of them couldn't break (IIRC) the 815lb barrier - every time he got that high, his gri...
by RLDubbya
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your last purchase in 2017
Replies: 140
Views: 17215

Re: Your last purchase in 2017

A used, but LNIB, Schempp Tuff from another forum member.
by RLDubbya
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN

Randomly: *** I never said this was oil. It is a pure synthetic product. If you still care, you can download the MSDS. I will freely admit that this document carries little meaning to me. *** Temp is not a factor that I can tell; I have tested at various room temps, same results. *** I do NOT believ...
by RLDubbya
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN

bearfacedkiller wrote:I would guess that it is due to different surface finishes.
Darby - let's assume you are correct, and that the two knives in question have somehow been finished differently.

Where does all the liquid go that I'm applying?
by RLDubbya
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN

I've noticed this behavior with two knives: the Southard Flipper, Blacked out edition; and the Chubby. Primarily isolated to the blades. I have been, for some time, applying a product called EEZOX - basically, a synthetic lubricant. Well, actually, a synthetic CLP. I'm using it for a few reasons: on...
by RLDubbya
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mantra
Replies: 31
Views: 4499

Re: Spyderco Mantra

Sounds like you found a nice alternative. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out ;) The only problem I have with the ignore list feature is that it notifies me when somebody on my ignore list has posted. I deeply regret selling my blacked-out Southard. I really liked, and used, that knife. OTOH, ...
by RLDubbya
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26924
Views: 2054777

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Left front: Bradley Folder 1, with solid liners, a random patina courtesy of Desert Spice salsa, and a highly polished edge, swedge, and logo. Left rear: Manix XL, DLC, and orange Putman scales. Increased the width of the edge just a tad, via a 14 degree exclusive grind and put a mirror finish on it...
by RLDubbya
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Gratitude Giveaway (Winner)
Replies: 85
Views: 9500

Re: Spyderco Gratitude Giveaway

Thanks Lance, this is a good thing you are doing.

As you know, I'm going through the most difficult challenge in my life; this forum, and all the people here, help quite a bit. I'd like to especially thank Sal & Kristy for giving freely of themselves, their labors, and their knowledge.
by RLDubbya
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knives would you like to see in XL size?
Replies: 76
Views: 9233

Re: Which knives would you like to see in XL size?

The Szabo Folder in an XL size would be sweet.
by RLDubbya
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's you're biggest folding knife pet peeve?
Replies: 64
Views: 7798

Re: What's you're biggest folding knife pet peeve?

I voted "other". My other would have to be cost; please note that I am not complaining about pricing strategies, etc., rather I'm bemoaning my fate of losing all my money and all other assets to med expenses. So easy to move from "top o' the world, ma, top o' the world" mode to "walks upright undern...
by RLDubbya
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How have you recently paid it forward?
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: How have you recently paid it forward?

I try to do things like that regularly but it's been far too long. It's so easy to be in an insular mode, isn't it? I don't think that is our fault per se; modern life and all just sometimes drags us by the tail wherever it wishes, whenever it wishes. I think that eternal vigilance is not only the ...
by RLDubbya
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How have you recently paid it forward?
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

How have you recently paid it forward?

The other evening, Sharon handed me a small bag that contained a Boy Scouts slipjoint folder; I asked her if she thought I really would have fun as a scout. Turns out that one of her friends had parked her minivan on the street the night before after picked up her son from Scouts. The son left his k...
by RLDubbya
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening Spyderco's Hawkbills, Reverse S & Recurves?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: Sharpening Spyderco's Hawkbills, Reverse S & Recurves?

The A.G. Russell site and article I posted on your other recurve thread basically say that "any S shaped blade is, by definition, a recurve." The Szabo has a clear recurve; the edge at the heel is raised up; the edge at the belly is much lower; and the tip raises up again. Theoretically, I can hold ...
by RLDubbya
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Definitions? Recurve? Reverse S? & other Exotic Blade designs?
Replies: 17
Views: 2785

Re: Definitions? Recurve? Reverse S? & other Exotic Blade designs?

Good, quick read on recurves on the A.G. Russell site: https://agrussell.com/knife-articles/recurved-blade There's an interview with Ernie Emerson someplace on Utube where he discusses how the Commander series is a recurve design. He advocates for the use of a recurve in a fighting knife because whe...
by RLDubbya
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 26924
Views: 2054777

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

1. Chubby, sharpened at 14.6° with a progression of diamond stones, film, and paste to 200,000 grit to a mirror. For being chubby, he is a sharp dude. 2. Black Karahawk, sharpened somewhere around 12°, again with a mixed media progression. The angle is not accurate; I set up my Wicked Edge in a weir...
by RLDubbya
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tighe Stick
Replies: 21
Views: 3422

Re: Tighe Stick

It is beautifully well done, and a killer deal at the recent closeout prices. S90V and titanium in an artful design. What's not to like?! The looks? IMO it looks like a cartoon knife.. The design is totally devoid any flow or nice lines. Even the Jot Singh Khalsa is pretti.. sorry, less horrid look...
by RLDubbya
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A first post regarding a first Spyderco
Replies: 56
Views: 10437

Re: A first post regarding a first Spyderco

Welcome to the forum! My only suggestion: consider purchasing used second-hand. That way, whatever you buy (assuming that you take reasonable care of it) can be resold for about what you paid. You can cycle through all your choices this way, and when you finally find the one that you really like, yo...
by RLDubbya
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Warranty Covers (Some) Disassembly
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: New Warranty Covers (Some) Disassembly

I always found it humorous that everybody was bitching about disassembly when it came to Spyderco, yet the Spydie warranty has always permitted it, and furthermore the Spydie warranty is quite similar to the Chris Reeves warranty. You know, that small shop which makes Sebenzas, whose former executiv...
by RLDubbya
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thank you Sal (& all of SpyderCo)
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Thank you Sal (& all of SpyderCo)

It's been said before, but I feel compelled: Sal, thank you for producing such great knives that have opened so many new doors for me. Every Spyderco knife seems to be a hit in its own way. I just purchased a Tighe Stick as a disco'd blade, and am blown away. This is the first large folder that I ca...

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