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by jzmtl
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to separate an egg
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Jazz wrote:Who'da thought? Pretty cool. I just toss them back and forth from one shell half to the other until the white's gone. Thanks for sharing. :cool:

- best wishes, Jazz.
Yep same here, this looks a lot cleaner and faster though, gotta try it next time.
by jzmtl
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Apparently to some, any knife is a weapon
Replies: 24
Views: 3221

There are people who gets freaked out by a Victorinox classic (you know the dinky little keychain knife), really nothing you can do other than smile on the surface and say "you are a freakin idiot" in your head.
by jzmtl
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory edges
Replies: 34
Views: 4655

And while on the subject of factory edges. What grit is used for the final factory grind on Spyderco's blade edges? After the the final grind, is the edge stropped or buffed? If so, with what? Looks to me they are sharpened with 150 grit or so on belt sander then stropped on scotch brite belt or so...
by jzmtl
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory edges
Replies: 34
Views: 4655

Same experience here, even worse if you want to sharpen at 30° instead of 40, I ended up with a 1x30 belt sander so it's a lot easier now.
by jzmtl
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Temperance 2 and abuse
Replies: 46
Views: 6616

The knife will be seeing 10-30 miles of continuous backpacking in the coastal mountains and shore. It needs to be capable of operation for days at a time without more than a wipedown. I need to be able to do feathersticks, minor kindling splitting and food prep as well as small game like rabbit or ...
by jzmtl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What grit Stones?
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

That's pretty much what I said in the second sentence. :p
by jzmtl
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:06 am
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Topic: What grit Stones?
Replies: 10
Views: 2952

I'm not familiar with how arkansas stone translate into grit, but a lansky hard arkansas will put a nice edge on kitchen knives. They however aren't hard enough to remove material quickly on modern hard steels, so if you are new to this use a soft steel to practice on or you'll be frustrated quickly.
by jzmtl
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CRKT Alan Folts SPEW Small Pocket Everyday Wharncliffe
Replies: 15
Views: 3677

They are quite often overlooked, but spyderco moran is pretty good for that purpose.
by jzmtl
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC in NKP suburban/office environments
Replies: 41
Views: 4991

I carry a SAK (vic climber speficically), and use that if I feel taking out my primary knife isn't a good idea. Granted there are people who freaks out by a vic classic, but you can't go around pleasing every idiot.
by jzmtl
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:55 pm
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Topic: Becker BK2 reprofiling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

Coarse sandpaper, or extreme caution and a belt sander with a 400+ grit belt. Sandpaper is probably a better bet. On thick knives like that I'd use 120 grit or so to start on belt sander, then switch to higher grits right before the new edge meet in the apex. But unless you (or whoever does it) has...
by jzmtl
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Becker BK2 reprofiling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

If you know how to sharpen freehand, a coarse stone (or 80 grit sandpaper on a flat surface) is your best bet, knives like BK2 are too heavy for sharpmaker, you need pressure to remove material quickly but the rods/base start to flex.
by jzmtl
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno lock up not so solid?
Replies: 32
Views: 6072

FWIW I had a military that does the same thing, sent it to spyderco and they sent it back to me as is, said it's normal and not covered warranty.
by jzmtl
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So, a real knife could have saved a few lives
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

I'm confused, which is not all that unusual before my first cup of coffee, but aren't all Sihk males required by their religion to carry a specific type of knife called a Kirpan pretty much all the time? Many are either permanently fixed into the sheath or not sharpened to comply with local laws, a...
by jzmtl
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'll ask you what was asked of me...
Replies: 23
Views: 2071

The design is now made by another company. http://newgraham.com/store/product/4644 ... %22-CKLLC/
by jzmtl
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Since many of you seem to be EDC'ers...
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

I almost bought a jumbo versipack, and one of the backpacks, but eventually decided against them as they are too tactical looking. Not a problem if you are in the woods all day but really out of place in downtown core.
by jzmtl
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So, a real knife could have saved a few lives
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

So, a real knife could have saved a few lives

Background story, Ex white supremacist leader and army veteran shot up a Sikh temple, 6 dead. His community under attack, Sikh Temple of Wisconsin president Satwant Singh Kaleka fought back with all his strength and a simple butter knife, trying to stab a murderous gunman before taking two fatal gun...
by jzmtl
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To Microbevel, or NOT to Microbevel... That is the question!
Replies: 20
Views: 21042

Another important reason to microbevel is ease of sharpening. Most of the time I sharpen knives with good steel to 20° inclusive, this gives me a secondary bevel 3 or 4 mm wide. If I were to sharpening at this angle every time, I'd have to remove steel from this entire surface, then repolish it. how...
by jzmtl
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Buy Magnets Now!
Replies: 51
Views: 5461

Well are you really surprised? You guys banned chocolate eggs for christ's sake, anyone caught smuggling one risks serious fine and maybe jail time. :D

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by jzmtl
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: email access to your PP and bank account fraud
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

HTTPS has SSL encryption between your computer and server. However there's nothing prevent the scam site having it as well, so just take a look at the actual site address, the part after www. and before .com, see if it's the one you want. Alternatively never use the link inside email, type the addre...
by jzmtl
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: email access to your PP and bank account fraud
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Yep, common scam, if you look at the actual address the link goes to it's not www.paypal.com, but something like www.paypal.scam.com, or www.scam.com/paypal.

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