What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby JuPaul » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 am

Albatross wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:00 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:06 am
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Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:41 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:55 am
Carrying the rex45 Manix today, plus a pretty sweet mail call yesterday.
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Your picture makes that Native look tolerable. It's always difficult to gauge how certain colors will look, because stock photos can be misleading sometimes.

Is this your first S90V knife?
It's really more like a light blue color. And easily dyed darker.

I also have the s90v Manix lw that Cutlery Shoppe did, which I carried quite a bit this summer. So far I'm pleasantly surprised...it stays sharp forever, and I was worried it'd be chippy but I haven't had any problems. I've only done a very quick touch up on that one, though. My feelings could change!

Edit to clarify: So I've got a RIT dye color called aquamarine. This is somewhere btw a light aquamarine and a light turquoise.
Thanks for the info on the shade of blue, it definitely helps to have something to compare to.

S90V is great, it's my favorite stainless steel, by far. As prndltech suggested, you might want to sharpen/reprofile before use. I’ve refrained from sharpening new knives lately (against the cries of my ocd), and one of the things I've discovered, is that S90V will chip quite easily on the factory edge. I sharpened my S90V Manix yesterday, and had to remove 3 small chips.
Thanks, guys. I'll definitely give them both a full sharpening soon. It's on my to do list.
- Julia

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:02 am

aicolainen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 am
Man, this tiny thing is growing on me

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If this, by some weird coincident, had been my first folder, my dive into the folder rabbit hole could have ended right there.
It does my everyday office type cutting so amazingly well, while still being unnoticeable in the pocket.

Took me far too long to notice this gem sitting right in front of me all this time, and same goes for the Spyder-edge. The way those serrations bite into the material makes opening boxes ridiculously easy and even way safer than most PE knives.

It's here to stay.
Same epiphany I went through with serrated edges.

It's why I've been chasing the low grit dragon on my PE knives. I've been trying to give them edges that grab materials more like a SE knife than polished PE knives do.

It's a process that has made me appreciate my plain edged knives moreafter falling in love with SE over the last few years.
Current carry rotation:

Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby prndltech » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:03 am

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 am

Thanks, guys. I'll definitely give them both a full sharpening soon. It's on my to do list.
Also, like s30v, with s90v I come straight off the course diamonds/CBN and maybe use 3-5 VERY LIGHT passes per side on a medium grit stone to debur and enjoy a very aggressive toothy edge. Just my style, it’s fast, easy and I love the results.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Baconswagfl » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:22 am

I have my trusty ole Rex45 Para3 today... love this thing!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby JuPaul » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:43 am

prndltech wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:03 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 am

Thanks, guys. I'll definitely give them both a full sharpening soon. It's on my to do list.
Also, like s30v, with s90v I come straight off the course diamonds/CBN and maybe use 3-5 VERY LIGHT passes per side on a medium grit stone to debur and enjoy a very aggressive toothy edge. Just my style, it’s fast, easy and I love the results.

Good to know. I honestly haven't experimented much with toothy edges yet. Random question: what's the grit equivalent of the sharpmaker diamond course stone?
- Julia

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby legOFwhat? » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:53 am

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:43 am
Good to know. I honestly haven't experimented much with toothy edges yet. Random question: what's the grit equivalent of the sharpmaker diamond course stone?
I recall seeing them as 40 micron or around 443 grit....
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:56 am

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:10 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby prndltech » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:20 pm

legOFwhat? wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:53 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:43 am
Good to know. I honestly haven't experimented much with toothy edges yet. Random question: what's the grit equivalent of the sharpmaker diamond course stone?
I recall seeing them as 40 micron or around 443 grit....
Honestly not sure... but I would think that’s about right... 4-500, leaning closer towards 400 if I had to guess. I use an Atoma 400 grit and just started experimenting with the sharpmaker diamond/CBN rods (don’t remember which ones I ordered) and so far I like the a lot. Definitely should have gotten them years ago.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby FullFlatMind » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:37 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby legOFwhat? » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm

prndltech wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:20 pm
legOFwhat? wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:53 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:43 am
Good to know. I honestly haven't experimented much with toothy edges yet. Random question: what's the grit equivalent of the sharpmaker diamond course stone?
I recall seeing them as 40 micron or around 443 grit....
Honestly not sure... but I would think that’s about right... 4-500, leaning closer towards 400 if I had to guess. I use an Atoma 400 grit and just started experimenting with the sharpmaker diamond/CBN rods (don’t remember which ones I ordered) and so far I like the a lot. Definitely should have gotten them years ago.
I have both and can't tell them apart now that they're "broke-in".
-Larry
Hebrews 13:6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby JuPaul » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:06 pm

legOFwhat? wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:53 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:43 am
Good to know. I honestly haven't experimented much with toothy edges yet. Random question: what's the grit equivalent of the sharpmaker diamond course stone?
I recall seeing them as 40 micron or around 443 grit....
Thanks!
- Julia

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:13 pm

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I sharpened this September 8th and have been carrying it pretty much non-stop aside from work, where I need to carry a Salt. It still shaves.

Here's my post from the community sharpening journal about the edge I gave it:
vivi wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:58 pm
With the weather cooling off I wanted my Police 4 K390 ready to go. The edge it had was pretty bad, it had been used until it was really dull.

I reset the edge on a 300 grit diamond plate. Once I had a burr coming up on either side, I switched to a lighter pressure and deburred as best I could on that stone. It could scrape shave. Then I gave each side a few passes on a strop loaded with 7 micron diamond paste.

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It's a very aggressive edge. I tested it out on some rope and plastic wrap and it really bites into materials.

This will contrast nicely with my polished VG10 Police 3 optimized for push cutting. My VG10 Police 4 Lightweight is ground on a DMT coarse then given a microbevel on medium spyderco stones, so it falls it the middle.
I've since put the same edge on my VG10 Police 4 Lightweight. I think next time my Siren needs sharpened I'm going to try a similar edge on that knife. I've always finished my LC200N knives on the medium rods, haven't tried giving it a really coarse edge.

I highly suggest playing around with these sorts of edges.

For some reason I seem to get cleaner, coarse edges on the 300 grit side of my harbor freight 4 sided diamond block than I do my broken in diamond sharpmaker rods. I haven't had good luck getting shaving sharpness off those. But they do leave a nice, aggressive edge that slices and slices.
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:51 pm

FullFlatMind wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:37 pm
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Love those scales.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby aicolainen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:24 pm

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:43 am
aicolainen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 am
Man, this tiny thing is growing on me

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If this, by some weird coincident, had been my first folder, my dive into the folder rabbit hole could have ended right there.
It does my everyday office type cutting so amazingly well, while still being unnoticeable in the pocket.

Took me far too long to notice this gem sitting right in front of me all this time, and same goes for the Spyder-edge. The way those serrations bite into the material makes opening boxes ridiculously easy and even way safer than most PE knives.

It's here to stay.

Absolutely love small matching lanyards like that. Beautiful piece!
Thanks! I’m not really into lanyards and beads, but when I saw ZeroFeud drop these brick heads, I knew it would be a perfect match. The actual lanyard is just some excess reflective tent line I had laying around.
So, this was actually my first knife ever to get a lanyard, but it was begging for one :)

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby aicolainen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:47 pm

vivi wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:02 am
aicolainen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 am
Man, this tiny thing is growing on me

Image

If this, by some weird coincident, had been my first folder, my dive into the folder rabbit hole could have ended right there.
It does my everyday office type cutting so amazingly well, while still being unnoticeable in the pocket.

Took me far too long to notice this gem sitting right in front of me all this time, and same goes for the Spyder-edge. The way those serrations bite into the material makes opening boxes ridiculously easy and even way safer than most PE knives.

It's here to stay.
Same epiphany I went through with serrated edges.

It's why I've been chasing the low grit dragon on my PE knives. I've been trying to give them edges that grab materials more like a SE knife than polished PE knives do.

It's a process that has made me appreciate my plain edged knives moreafter falling in love with SE over the last few years.
That’s a really interesting idea. Now that you mention it, I have actually noticed that with my own PE knives, but never thought about doing it deliberately. Thanks for taking the time to give useful advice!

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby PStone » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:33 pm

aicolainen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 am
Man, this tiny thing is growing on me

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I gotta ask, where did you get that lanyard bead? I really really dig that.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby aicolainen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:21 pm

PStone wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:33 pm
aicolainen wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 am
Man, this tiny thing is growing on me

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I gotta ask, where did you get that lanyard bead? I really really dig that.
https://zerofeud.myshopify.com/

As far as I understand, they drop with some irregularity, and often with a new twist each time.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby bbturbodad » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:25 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby JuPaul » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 pm

bbturbodad wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:25 pm
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Makes me want a Watu every time...
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