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Postby big spyder » Thu Apr 25, 2002 12:00 am

i just got the delica a month ago. my 1st spyderco. its a good knife , i was just wondering what they use on the clip because the paint is chipping off after the 1st month. thanks



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Postby Sword and Shield » Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:15 pm

Howdy Big Spyder! Welcome to <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>Land! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

A little Rustoleum satin black will work on the clip, and is almost a perfect match. It's a touch shiny, but flat is... well, flat. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

I'd leave it as is. The wear will stablize, as you routinely hit the same area over and over. It's no big aesthetics issue, and makes the knife look broken in.

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

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Postby Al » Thu Apr 25, 2002 3:40 pm

You could replace it with stainless steel clip.

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Postby scolby » Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:45 pm

I agree that the paint on the clips does not wear well. You could use some Scotchbrite pads to strip the paint off. Less shiny than a stainless replacement clip and still keeps it non-reflective.

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Postby big spyder » Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:48 pm

yea i know i hate that.. when you pay 50$ for a knife you kinda expect the details to last awhile

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Postby aero_student » Thu Apr 25, 2002 5:24 pm

sorry accidentally posted wrong stuff

Edited by - marauder2002 on 4/25/2002 5:25:28 PM

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Postby Big-Target » Thu Apr 25, 2002 8:47 pm

I once thought about making sure a "knife was perfect 24-7". But then I realised that if my knives didn't look somewhat used. I wasn't doing my cutting job(s) right!!!!<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:30 pm

Every knife you have needs <i>at least</i> 1 scratch... the more the better!

My calypso, being the newest(the Q is only for dress, so doesn't count), was almost avoiding this.... then I reprofiled it to about 20degrees, and hit the stones...

now she looks used! Same as the SS handles... you worry about scratches, till you actually get one.



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Postby liko » Thu Apr 25, 2002 10:06 pm

It's like a new car: you try like hell to prevent that first ding, but after that, it doesn't hurt as much to see your knife look well-used.

It's a tool. Treat it that way.

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Postby glasshartt » Thu Apr 25, 2002 11:25 pm

Spyderholic,

I only wear my <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>'s in my front pockets, and/or belt pouch, and the black still wears off of the clips. But, they are work tools, the good (dress) ones stay in the safe and only come out on special occasions. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Arachnid » Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:10 am

Welcome to the most addictive forum on the face of this <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> ridden planet. Good to have you here big spyder. I would have more to say, but I'm a rookie too. Please excuse the pun.

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Postby dialex » Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:15 pm

Welcome aboard, I hope you'll enjoy the forum at least as much as I do. I'm a rookie too but allready feels like home <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sam the man.. » Sun Apr 28, 2002 7:51 am

whenever in doubt, get a new clip.. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Welcome aboard dude! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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