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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby ThePeacent » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:30 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:20 pm
We got acquainted through a round of minor mods, because the best way to keep something is to make sure you can't return it ;)

For starters, everything should have a brushed spine, so the spine of the blade and lock bar got a nice brushing along with the inside of the thumb hole. I also lightly beveled and smoothed the inside edge of the FRN around the pivot in hopes that it will scratch the blade less from opening. It did at least make it smoother to open. I put a bit of grease in the pivot and it's nice and smooth.

excellent pic Evil! :spyder:
And good on you for keeping the Hawk, turned out pretty and polished :cool:

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:20 pm
For starters, everything should have a brushed spine, so the spine of the blade and lock bar got a nice brushing along with the inside of the thumb hole.
I agree with Brother PEACENT that your pic of the new Sprint Run Spyderhawk was truly awesome and probably should be in one of the US knife magazines or maybe even one of the more popular survival type magazines like "Backwoodsman", OFF GRID or American Survival Guide. Yeah truly I think it is that good of a picture of that model :cool:

One thing I've pondered about the Spyderhawk model over the years and I've thought about this ever since the original 2003, VG-10 models were launched. I've wondered if some jimping on the bottom part of the Spine. close to the handle/scales would potentially be a good idea? Because there are times I find jimping to be an advantage when doing rough cutting jobs>> also to give you a bit more control on some cutting jobs as well?

I believe this new Spyderhawk Sprint Run model should manifest a strong desire for a fixed blade Hawkbill to be next on the list of new Hawkbill blades>> and hopefully to be made at the GOLDEN, CO USA plant too.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby VashHash » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 am

JD, i find we agree on a lot but I don't agree with jimping on this model. I think for it's use jimping isn't really necessary. The good thing is it could be added. H1 isn't terribly hard and I'm sure with a dremel or file it could be done. I feel like the shape acts as a thumb stop and for pull cuts I'd rather no jimping.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby cELLiBAIt » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:07 am

Got mine yezzerday, sharpest knife ever out of the box!!

I love the look and feel of the H-1 steel, so soft and glossy.

Thanx much to both Spyderco and Knifecentre ;).

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby Evil D » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:57 am

I think I'm fine without serrations, but I don't think they'd bother me if it had them. Since a hawkbill is far better suited for pull cutting I don't ever see my thumb slipping off the spine. Seems like jimping helps more in a push cut when you're really bearing down on the blade. On this knife I care more about the finger grip traction, so I would prefer it had a strong index choil in the grip. I may have to do some modding on it and see what happens, I just hate grinding FRN.
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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby Comedie » Fri May 04, 2018 8:03 am

Picked up 2 of them. Just back from Seoul and the package was waiting for me.
Thanks for bringing them back, even as a sprint. Should serve nicely trimming stuff in the yard.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby cabfrank » Fri May 11, 2018 3:05 am

Evil D wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:06 am
cabfrank wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 am
Beautiful knife. Calendar entry. Before your handiwork, did it flip less easily than a Pac Salt ?

I can't flip this knife no matter how I try so I really can't say if it's easier or not. I've even taken the blade out and polished the tang where the lock bar rides during opening, which did make it open smoother but not easier. I can however inertia open the blade with a firm wrist flick.
Any changes in ease of opening? I'm just wondering why this would be more difficult to thumb flip/flick.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby Evil D » Fri May 11, 2018 4:48 am

cabfrank wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 3:05 am
Evil D wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:06 am
cabfrank wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 am
Beautiful knife. Calendar entry. Before your handiwork, did it flip less easily than a Pac Salt ?

I can't flip this knife no matter how I try so I really can't say if it's easier or not. I've even taken the blade out and polished the tang where the lock bar rides during opening, which did make it open smoother but not easier. I can however inertia open the blade with a firm wrist flick.
Any changes in ease of opening? I'm just wondering why this would be more difficult to thumb flip/flick.

I guess because it's a back lock? I've never had much luck with flicking any back locks open. The close bias is so strong it takes so much force to overcome it. Maybe I'm just not the best flicker? It's smooth as silk, I've polished the tang and even the sides of the lock bar so all the moving parts have polished surfaces. It's not a smoothness issue, it's the close bias.
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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby VashHash » Fri May 11, 2018 5:58 am

It's something you'll get if you do it often. Your hand will get stronger. I think hand size might play into it a bit. Keep practicing and build up that thumb strength.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby Evil D » Fri May 11, 2018 6:02 am

VashHash wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:58 am
It's something you'll get if you do it often. Your hand will get stronger. I think hand size might play into it a bit. Keep practicing and build up that thumb strength.

I'm more of an index finger flicker. My hands are enormous. I guess I could practice but it's not that big of a deal for me. Flicking is really just a fidget thing, I don't use it as an actual opening method in use.
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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby VashHash » Fri May 11, 2018 6:14 am

I index finger flick my yo2 but I usually thumb flick the Spyderhawk. With practice i used to be able to thumb flick the szabo folder. I can't do it right now though.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 pm

VashHash wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:41 am
JD, i find we agree on a lot but I don't agree with jimping on this model. I think for it's use jimping isn't really necessary. The good thing is it could be added. H1 isn't terribly hard and I'm sure with a dremel or file it could be done. I feel like the shape acts as a thumb stop and for pull cuts I'd rather no jimping.
Yeah we do agree on many things concerning the features on many of our favorite Spyderco blades. Now with "jimping" I guess the reason I've grown to like it so much is that my main EDC being my M390 Military model has a really nice "jimping" that I've personally found useful for many of the hard cutting jobs that I deal with. With the handle and the blade on the new nuclear orange Spyderco ( or the previous H-1 Spyderhawk for that matter) has a handle and blade both in the same size range as my trusty M390 Military model I just naturally feel like it should be on my Spyderhawk models too.

But you do have a point with the Spyderhawk mainly geared for pull cutting one must consider that jimping wouldn't play the same role as it would with the Military and other standard design models would. It is something I'll take a look at and consider the advantages and disadvantages. You might just have a valid point. But it sure gives my thumb a lot of traction and confidence with many cutting jobs. Good point about the curvature and overall shape of the Spyderhawk too.

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby TomAiello » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:34 am

Has anyone put after market scales on the Spyderhawk?

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Re: H1 Spyderhawks

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:37 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:34 am
Has anyone put after market scales on the Spyderhawk?
OH I'm sure they have but I haven't got to see anyone post them up for public viewing. I've wanted to see a G-10 Spyderhawk for a long time and I'm holding out hope that maybe at some point they will maybe do a Sprint Run sometime down the road.


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