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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby npad69 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:48 pm

me and my wife just recently spent a relaxing salty-n-sandy weekend short escape out of town (Port Barton, Palawan Philippines) and guess who the third wheel was?
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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby HarleyXJGuy » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:28 pm

npad69 wrote:me and my wife just recently spent a relaxing salty-n-sandy weekend short escape out of town (Port Barton, Palawan Philippines) and guess who the third wheel was?
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You?
On my radar: 110V Military, Police 4 and some sweet Rex 45 Military action.

Newest Spydies: S90v Ti Military, Pacific Salt and a special Kiwi.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby npad69 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:44 pm

HarleyXJGuy wrote: You?
no dummy.. its the wife! :D

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Vivi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 am

Bump. With all the recent H1 talk, thought people might enjoy reading this.

Gotta say, since I wrote this, I've stopped taking PE H1 over 1000 grit. In fact that same Aqua Salt now sports a diamond rod edge from the sharp maker, stropped once per side. Slicing aggression for days.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby wrdwrght » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 am

I think it was this post that began to win me back to my PE Pac Salt.

A point of clarification, however. You suggested that thinning your edge and steepening its angle amounted to work-hardening. Subsequent threads have suggested that work-hardening occurs only during production, not by users, and is at a maximum when a Spyderedge is applied. Do we agree?
Marc (a Knife Rights donor)

RECENT ARRIVAL: S90V Shaman. ON RADAR: Maxamet PM2; “Crucarta” Shaman; Enuff Salt sheepsfoot; Roadie. IN DREAMS: K390 Military2 stop-lock; 4V Native Chief; Slysz Swayback; Anso Rock Lobster; Nishijin “R”; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Vivi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:31 am

wrdwrght wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 am
I think it was this post that began to win me back to my PE Pac Salt.

A point of clarification, however. You suggested that thinning your edge and steepening its angle amounted to work-hardening. Subsequent threads have suggested that work-hardening occurs only during production, not by users, and is at a maximum when a Spyderedge is applied. Do we agree?
I think the evidence is inconclusive, but my hunch is to say yes, I agree.

I think in retrospect edge retention improved from thinning out the edge and establishing a cleaner apex. I don't think it was work hardening, but I also have no way to be 100% sure.

By the way here's a link to when I cleaned up this Pacific Salt:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=81061

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Pelagic » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:46 am

I get my first SE Pac Salt later today. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Vivi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:59 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:46 am
I get my first SE Pac Salt later today. Looking forward to it.
I'm sure you'll like it if you like the Cara Cara Rescue. Handle is similar, except no choil, but it has much better contouring that makes it melt in your hand. Shouldn't be any more difficult to sharpen while being rust proof, tougher, and offering some extra edge holding.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby benben » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:52 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:46 am
I get my first SE Pac Salt later today. Looking forward to it.
I'm fairly new to the serrated Pacific Salt game myself, I swear it cuts like a chainsaw, should have bought one a long time ago!

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Pelagic » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 am

Well the Pacific Salt is excellent. I don't care much about initial sharpness from the factory, but it's worth noting that it's one of the sharpest spyderco's I've ever had out of the box. The spydie hole is quite sharp and needs to be ground down some. I recently picked up medium and fine SM rods for freehand sharpening so I'll probably use those for that. The ergos are great and the FRN is much less aggressive than that of the byrd rescue 2, I immensely appreciate. I usually have some scrapes amd scuffs on my knuckles and overly aggressive scales can make reaching into the pocket extremely painful. I don't think I'll have that problem now. The clip is extra strong/stiff, a huge plus for me. I think the thumb ramp could use slightly more curvature (like a military or pm2) but it's fine. Big fan of the (somewhat) sheepsfoot tip. I think the belly will make it slightly better at cutting rope than the byrd rescue 2 (sheepsfoot/wharncliffe). First experience with H1. Got my Jumpmaster also. I just need to put some small straps on the sheath so I can carry it on the back of my belt. We'll see how the edge retention works out. After almost 2 years of carrying a byrd rescue 2 i should be able to make a comparison. Really liking it so far.
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Are you a magician? :eek:
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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Vivi » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 am

Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 am
Well the Pacific Salt is excellent. I don't care much about initial sharpness from the factory, but it's worth noting that it's one of the sharpest spyderco's I've ever had out of the box. The spydie hole is quite sharp and needs to be ground down some. I recently picked up medium and fine SM rods for freehand sharpening so I'll probably use those for that. The ergos are great and the FRN is much less aggressive than that of the byrd rescue 2, I immensely appreciate. I usually have some scrapes amd scuffs on my knuckles and overly aggressive scales can make reaching into the pocket extremely painful. I don't think I'll have that problem now. The clip is extra strong/stiff, a huge plus for me. I think the thumb ramp could use slightly more curvature (like a military or pm2) but it's fine. Big fan of the (somewhat) sheepsfoot tip. I think the belly will make it slightly better at cutting rope than the byrd rescue 2 (sheepsfoot/wharncliffe). First experience with H1. Got my Jumpmaster also. I just need to put some small straps on the sheath so I can carry it on the back of my belt. We'll see how the edge retention works out. After almost 2 years of carrying a byrd rescue 2 i should be able to make a comparison. Really liking it so far.
That's quite a combo!

I'm torn between a Jumpmaster 2 and Aqua Salt for my first SE H1 fixed blade. Aqua Salt is a little lighter but the Jumpmaster sure looks comfy.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:06 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 am
Well the Pacific Salt is excellent....Really liking it so far.
I hope you report back on how it works in your harsh world.
Marc (a Knife Rights donor)

RECENT ARRIVAL: S90V Shaman. ON RADAR: Maxamet PM2; “Crucarta” Shaman; Enuff Salt sheepsfoot; Roadie. IN DREAMS: K390 Military2 stop-lock; 4V Native Chief; Slysz Swayback; Anso Rock Lobster; Nishijin “R”; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Pelagic » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:53 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 am
Well the Pacific Salt is excellent....Really liking it so far.
I hope you report back on how it works in your harsh world.
Will do. The scales are already greasy and hard to clean. Didn't do a lot of cutting today. It chews through rope as expected. I noticed it has a lot of side to side blade play when the lockbar is pressed. I'll have to tighten the pivot.
Pancake wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Are you a magician? :eek:
Nate wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:32 pm
You're the lone wolf of truth howling into the winds of ignorance
Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 pm
You are a nobody got it?

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Vivi » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:53 pm
wrdwrght wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 am
Well the Pacific Salt is excellent....Really liking it so far.
I hope you report back on how it works in your harsh world.
Will do. The scales are already greasy and hard to clean. Didn't do a lot of cutting today. It chews through rope as expected. I noticed it has a lot of side to side blade play when the lockbar is pressed. I'll have to tighten the pivot.
The pivots on mine seem to loosen fairly quick without any loc-tite on the pivot screw.

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Re: Pacific Salt praise

Postby Pelagic » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:36 pm

Vivi wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:53 pm
wrdwrght wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 am
Well the Pacific Salt is excellent....Really liking it so far.
I hope you report back on how it works in your harsh world.
Will do. The scales are already greasy and hard to clean. Didn't do a lot of cutting today. It chews through rope as expected. I noticed it has a lot of side to side blade play when the lockbar is pressed. I'll have to tighten the pivot.
The pivots on mine seem to loosen fairly quick without any loc-tite on the pivot screw.
Just tightened the pivot. It took a FULL turn before the blade play (with lockbar pressed) was gone. It doesn't drop shut anymore, but i don't like that anyway. One little shake and its ready to close. Loosest pivot I've ever encountered. I'll probably invest in some red loctite soon. I find the blue loctite far too weak. But I'll make sure to use the red conservatively.
Pancake wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Are you a magician? :eek:
Nate wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:32 pm
You're the lone wolf of truth howling into the winds of ignorance
Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:17 pm
You are a nobody got it?


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