You?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?
I think the evidence is inconclusive, but my hunch is to say yes, I agree.wrdwrght wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 amI 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'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.
That's quite a combo!Pelagic wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:36 amWell 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.
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.
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.Vivi wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 pm