rugged or not?

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rugged or not?

Postby hobojim » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:02 pm

I just chipped my new spyderco opening a tin can. I know thats not what its meant for but ****, its a tin can. great knife for paper and wood i guess.
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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:04 pm

Nice first post. Welcome.

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:07 pm

A straight cut through a thin tin can like a soda can shouldn't be a big deal but a twisting cut could be. Or a straight cut through a thicker tin can like a can of beans could stress an edge.
Personally I don't cut through cans. I use a can opener.

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby jdw » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:17 pm

Welcome hobojim. Ya know, there are a variety of knives that come with a can opener.
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Re: rugged or not?

Postby OakTree » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:22 pm

Which knife was it? What kind of can?

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby RLDubbya » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:37 pm

hobojim wrote:I just chipped my new spyderco opening a tin can. I know thats not what its meant for

Welcome to the forum, Mr. Hobo. I'm glad to see that there is at least one thing we agree upon: knives are not meant to open tin cans. I bet that we can find other grounds of agreement if we try.

If you take a moment to post a pic, somebody might be able to make an intelligent suggestion. I believe that Spyderco, at one point, offered a reblade service for something like $35. I am not a Spyderco employee, so I don't know if this is still an option. You could email or call customer service and find out.

Depending on size / location of chip, it could be trivial to essentially grind out. There have been guys who broke off significant portions of their blade, and then cut a bit further back, reground the edge, and ended up with a very fine finished product that looks and functions just great.

You might want to learn how to do that. Or one of use could recommend a knifemaker to do that for you.

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:40 pm

Welcome to the forum Jim, what knife/steel
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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Surfingringo » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi Hobo, welcome to the forum.

Regarding your post, it would be simple enough (and likely much cheaper) for Spyderco to make knives that would open cans without ever chipping, unfortunately they wouldn't hold an edge very well. I guess when they were prioritizing steel characteristics they decided a knife that would stay sharp through normal use would have wider appeal than one that was good at opening a can of beans.

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:01 pm

I don't know, I've seen Jazz in that video stick a ffg delica through some tin cans without any problems. We need some pics of the knife and the can in question here asap H.J. so we can further discuss and diagnose the issue. ;)
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Re: rugged or not?

Postby TazKristi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi, Hobo:
It would be very helpful if you could post additional details. Vague statements are a challenge to provide any real assistance. Can you tell us what model, what configuration, where you purchased it from (where is important to determine if you have an authentic Spyderco or potentially a counterfeit)? Pictures are always a huge help. Hopefully, you come back and are willing to share more info. It seems you logged off right after you posted.

We look forward to being able to assist you as best as we can.

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Mr Danger » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:24 pm

With a name like HoboJim it must have been a can of beans. Silly vagrant.
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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:26 pm

Mr Danger wrote:With a name like HoboJim it must have been a can of beans. Silly vagrant.
:p

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Water Bug » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Spyderco knives are quite rugged... and, can openers and tin snips work quite nicely on tin cans. :)

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby carl3989 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:57 pm

Welcome Hobo, would you mind posting the can and a close up of the knife? Members here can help you given enough information.

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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:55 pm

I hope I'm wrong but somehow I get the feeling that we're not going to hear from hobojim again. That first post seemed kind of trollish to me. Seriously, who actually tries to use a knife to open a tin can?
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Re: rugged or not?

Postby Spydersense » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:07 pm

Troll comes to mind.
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