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by Fireman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A (sorta) chef's 1 year review of the spydiechef.
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

Re: A (sorta) chef's 1 year review of the spydiechef.

It is a grail knife for me. A micarta enveloped handle and LC200N with awesome ergonomics. I would get one if I were you. This is a newer version with a wood handle. Buy it now!

https://www.amazon.com/ZWILLING-J-Henck ... B003H2344C
by Fireman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Testing will tell how this turns out. The journey will be a great one. Thanks for everyone’s input.
by Fireman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A (sorta) chef's 1 year review of the spydiechef.
Replies: 29
Views: 1109

Re: A (sorta) chef's 1 year review of the spydiechef.

https://cdn.cutleryandmore.com/assets/product/main/25687.jpg I have been using this knife made from Cronidur 30 AKA LC200N for over 10 years. The steel is awesome for a chef knife. I can see that as a pure kitchen knife the Spidychef may not be as thin behind the edge to slice better but i agree wi...
by Fireman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

https://youtu.be/U-xwP6gZPDI
@1 min 12 seconds

https://youtu.be/QG_Bfyd6l14
@3 min 58 seconds

more wire breaking
second one is thick new barbed wire.
by Fireman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

I was wondering if the notch was cut at an angle and not just 90 degrees to the surface at about 45 degrees and the metal was around 3/16” thick it would break the wire better. That way you would increase the bending angle to one side so the metal would fail sooner. Testing a few different angles wo...
by Fireman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Hi Steelcity16, Thanks for the input. We can be pretty tough on our tools, it is not what I will do to a knife in a day, when a wildland Firefighter goes to work in the summer we could be gone for a few days or a few weeks and in times like this year, months. Most Wildland firefighters do not carry ...
by Fireman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

I appreciate the toughness and edge holding ability of LC200N over H1 while keeping most of the rust resistance of H1.
steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Fireman wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:02 pm
LC200N is the best steel for this project imho

H1 SE is no slouch either. The Autonomy is made in the US so I don't see why they couldn't use H1 if that was the choice.
by Fireman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Interesting idea. I think the state and county departments come across a lot more barbed wire while fighting fire than the feds do. The issue of Barbed wire fences has not been addressed very well imho. At some point in the knife design process, you may consider contacting someone at the Missoula Te...
by Fireman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Some titanium handled wire cutters (or many other similar) would be pretty cool.
odomandr wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:19 am
The knipex cobra line has some very effective and small pliers. Check out the 87 00 100 from them. If only it was wire cutters and not water pump style
by Fireman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Hi Doc Dan Did you get a chance to see the videos I posted showing a wire breaker? Bending a wire to the point of failure requires less force than sheering it cut unless you have a tool that uses a different form of mechanical advantage and I have some of those but the trade off was more tools and m...
by Fireman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

LC200N is the best steel for this project imho
by Fireman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Hi Fireman,

I got them. Haven't had much time with them. I'll email you later today.

sal
Ok great!
I sent you a few more (quite crude) mock up pics for your thanks input.
by Fireman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

We love the USA
Hi sal
I hope you got my latest emails, if not, I’ll find another way to get it to you.
by Fireman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

From a quick search it seems barbed wire ranges from 12.5-18 gauge wire.
by Fireman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Menipo, There are all kinds of Wildland firefighters. A lot of local and county fire departments have type 3 off road capable engines and we all work together. State and federal is a mix of full time professional firefighters and seasonal firefighters who work up to 9 months of the year but can work...
by Fireman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Menipo We share the same concerns. The complications and extra cost led me to the notch wire breaker conclusion but testing will iron out if that can be a function of the knife or a separate tool. I can see this knife being a great part of anyone’s collection or a working knife that can be useful fo...
by Fireman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Hi Sal. Good news! I got your email and replied with the pics and text. Did you get my reply? BLUETYPEII, That is one of the possible ideas I had thought of although my thoughts led me to a couple other directions, one being a a notch on the other end that would line up when closed but when you sque...
by Fireman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

BLUETYPEII wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Fireman wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:11 pm

Did you have a specific lock in mind?

I was thinking a handle and lock similar to the Military
by Fireman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Hi Sal Thank you for your patience with the communication problem. I will re send the emails that I sent. Technology is a blessing and a curse am I right? I did not get any PMs yet but I will keep working on it and will even mail it in as well. I know you are a busy man and appreciate the time, mone...
by Fireman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 6060

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

Hi again Sal. The wire breaker depending on testing may or may not be in the end design. My philosophy of use in terms of the wire breaker is summed up in the adapted saying that “the best ______ is the one you have on you.” The best option means more tools and more weight. We are limited on what we...

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