The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

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The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Jonathanp8219 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:07 pm

Has anyone tried to make the edges of the hole a bit smoother without effecting the knife's ability to open? It doesn't hurt to open a spyderco with one hand, but I don't like the way the edges feel on my skin. Most of the time when I go to open it my brain says "Time for my thumb to press againt those edges". Again, not a big deal but with the amount of times I open and close it during the day I would like to make it a bit more comfortable.

Thank you for your support

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Sandpaper wrapped around a wooden dowel

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby DutchBlades » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:12 pm

I used one of the corner sides on a fine sharpmaker rod to remove a small burr from an opening hole and it worked out great.
I suppose you could use it all around the hole to break the edge and smooth it out ;)
Perhaps start out with a medium grit and smooth it out with a fine and/or ultra fine.
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Postby Spydersense » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:14 pm

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Jonathanp8219 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:24 pm

Copy that blue leader. Thank you for the input I'll get some sandpaper from Home Depot.

Looking through the Spyderco Catalog, what was the reason for the change in blade shape on the Spyderco Native 5's? They got rid of their iconic hump for their light weight S30VN designs

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby The Deacon » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:59 pm

Jonathanp8219 wrote:Copy that blue leader. Thank you for the input I'll get some sandpaper from Home Depot.

Looking through the Spyderco Catalog, what was the reason for the change in blade shape on the Spyderco Native 5's? They got rid of their iconic hump for their light weight S30VN designs
Not sure what you mean. No version of the Native ever had a hump. The main change was the move to a full flat grind and elimination of the swedge grind.
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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby carl3989 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:22 pm

I always thought that the "sharp" edge on the Spydie hole was there to facilitate a better contact for the thumb. Anyway I think it helps, however I've been wrong before.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby paladin » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:37 pm

I like my Spyderholes to have crisp edges...better purchase for more positive deployment...

I've heard of ones that were so sharp they cut thumbs...I've never owned one as such.
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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:45 pm

I've used one of those "deburring" tools out of my reloading kit to slightly chamfer the edges of some of my Spyderholes that I thought had a bit of sharp edge. Then I take a conical shaped wooden dowel type rod with some very fine Silicon Carbide sandpaper to smooth even more. I know there are probably better ways of doing it but that procedure has worked fine for me.

Now when I still worked in a machine shop lab there were certain boron coated end mills that would do an excellent finish job on Spyderholes that had a bit of a rough corner. Because I feel that they have to feel comfortable in order to make the function of the Spyderhole more proficient. Interesting Thread.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Jazz » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:18 pm

Just roll up some real fine sandparer and twirl it around. Don't get fancy. Easy to do. Try a little before you continue.
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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:37 pm

I prefer my holes to have a nice crisp edge, much better traction that way. Be careful smoothing the edge, it's easy to accidentally scratch the side of the blade.
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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby sal » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Hi Jonathanp,

Welcome to our forum.

Don't make them too smooth or your thumb may slip, especially when wet. Little by little.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Jazz » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:53 pm

I love them sharper, too. More secure grip.
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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby HarleyXJGuy » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:55 pm

Easier to flick.
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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby zozo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:19 pm

My Sage 5 is my first with a too-sharp spyderhole. A couple minutes with the medium and fine sharpmaker rods did the trick, but I did slip and make a scratch down the side of the blade with the fine rod. Probably wouldn't notice it if I weren't looking for it, but it'll probably drive me a little nuts until it gets some friends from regular use.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby SpyderNut » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:48 pm

Jonathanp8219 wrote:Has anyone tried to make the edges of the hole a bit smoother without effecting the knife's ability to open? It doesn't hurt to open a spyderco with one hand, but I don't like the way the edges feel on my skin. Most of the time when I go to open it my brain says "Time for my thumb to press againt those edges". Again, not a big deal but with the amount of times I open and close it during the day I would like to make it a bit more comfortable.

Thank you for your support

Jonathan
Arlington, VA
Welcome aboard, Jonathan. Nice to have you here. :) I've successfully used a 1/2" or 5/8" 82 degree countersink to lightly smooth out the rough edges on the Round Hole and also on the lanyard tubing on several of my knives. Basically, just insert the countersink in the hole and then commence spinning the countersink slowly between your index finger and thumb. Check your progress often and then repeat the process for the opposite side of the blade. This method also prevents accidental scratches to your blade. Here's a link to one of my favorite countersinks: https://m.acehardware.com/product/index ... 55614930c9

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Termite Toothpick » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:04 am

I have.
I found a dremel bit that is a cotton/cloth wheel that is 3 time as thick as the blade and just fits the hole of my Dragonfly (that was quite sharp). I placed a little bit of polishing compound on the wheel and attached it to my drill. Make sure to have a good grip on the handle of the blade and the drill on a low clutch setting as to not allow it to spin out of control. I ran it on there for a while moving it a little side to side and twisting a little to get the edges and it turned out perfect. I ended up with a nice and smooth Spydie hole and a little bling with it being polished to a nice smooth finish. My other knives (and most recently the Para3) didn't come as sharp but I have been thinking of doing the same to get the inside of the hole polished and shined up. I just haven't found the right size buffing wheel yet, as the PM2 and Para3 are larger. I figured that using a wheel of similar size to the Spydie hole will help keep from making the round hole oblong.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby Igi964 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:59 am

Taiwan and some Japan made models use to have a very sharp edge on Spydie hole. Sometimes I used sand paper. My GB2 used to scraped pieces of my nail for a day or two. Then it smooths a bit by using it;) I agree that round edge is not good either. It slips. IMHO knives from Golden are spot on. Not too sharp, but very good purchase for opening.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby sal » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:28 am

Hi Daknight,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: The Iconic Spyderco Hole Question

Postby holeshot » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:36 am

Spydersense wrote:Just grow a callous and move on with your life. :)
Yep, worked for me :)
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