Taking apart knives - part 2

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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm

jpm2 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:38 pm

Not to nitpick, but my native maxamet is not pinned. Did you mean the manix lw?

Ha, I must have blacked out during my lengthy post...yes...I meant the Manix LW. Lol. I edited my post to correct.

jpm2 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:38 pm

Again... nitpicking.... some of us (... maybe just me) use our top tier knives just as we would any knife... a knife is a knife is a knife, a tool, some are better than others, just like any tool... (unpopular opinion).

I prefer to break mine down for cleaning and repair.

No, you arent the only one. If I am out I will use my knives for whatever task is at hand, regardless of the one in my pocket at that time. I use my sprints and exclusives the same as my basic Salts and others. If I am at home I choose the one that I feel will work best for the task based on the blade length/shape and steel.

Like you I prefer to break them down as well if they are really grimy. Especially on a rust prone steel. I definitely wouldn't want a pinned folder with 52100 or M4. Though if BHQ did a Jade FRCP DLC M4 Manix LW I would probably have to get one and just relegate it to letter opening duty! :D
:spyder: Enjoys long walks on the beach with rustproof lightweight folding knives. Must love Boye Dents and deep carry wire clips. :spyder:

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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby Forcite » Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 pm

I don't feel like I really own a knife until I've taken apart a knife, tuned it, and sharpened it. I don't need to it, but it makes me happy.

In terms of returning a knife that has been disassembled, the only time I would consider it acceptable is if a defect was discovered during disassembly. In which case the knife should be returned as defective, not as a simple return. Otherwise my mistakes are my problem.

I ordered a ZDP Dragonfly once from Amazon and they delivered a VG-10 version in the ZDP box. I guess someone decided to pull one over on Amazon... not cool.

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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby loadedquestion » Fri May 31, 2019 2:27 pm

Hello Forum,
I took apart my Yojimbo 2 to install custom scales.
The problem is two fold. I cant loosen the pivot. And the clip screws are stripped.
What should I do?

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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby TazKristi » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:56 pm

loadedquestion wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:27 pm
Hello Forum,
I took apart my Yojimbo 2 to install custom scales.
The problem is two fold. I cant loosen the pivot. And the clip screws are stripped.
What should I do?
Hi, loadedquestion:
Your question about your Yojimbo 2 is likely better in its own thread (like the one you've posted). Please see my reply there.

Thanks much!

Kristi
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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby Pelagic » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 pm

I like screws and will never buy a fully pinned model. If a knife is good within the first week, I'll never send it in to spyderco. I will deal with any issues myself. So basically, I have virtually zero intentions of using the warranty, I just want to be able to take apart my knives as I wish. It's strange to me to purchase parts you cannot access on something as simple as a knife.
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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby Vivi » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:09 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 pm
I like screws and will never buy a fully pinned model. If a knife is good within the first week, I'll never send it in to spyderco. I will deal with any issues myself. So basically, I have virtually zero intentions of using the warranty, I just want to be able to take apart my knives as I wish. It's strange to me to purchase parts you cannot access on something as simple as a knife.
brother this is one of the reasons I almost never carry my Calypso. It's pinned, and I'm afraid of getting the liners to start rusting. If I can do that with my VG10 Police 3, I can do it with the Calypso. Difference is I can't take it down and sand it out.

Probably going to put it on the trade block before too long, which is a shame because it's an incredible design.

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Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:53 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:04 pm
I like screws and will never buy a fully pinned model. If a knife is good within the first week, I'll never send it in to spyderco. I will deal with any issues myself. So basically, I have virtually zero intentions of using the warranty, I just want to be able to take apart my knives as I wish. It's strange to me to purchase parts you cannot access on something as simple as a knife.
+1
:spyder: Make Mine Spyderco :spyder:

I have tried many different High End brands and only Spyderco consistently produces High Quality Knives with the most Innovative Steels and Incredible Designs and often for less money than others.

I have been surprised many times by Sal's design in the dark philosophy and agree with it. How it feels in the hand and how it cuts matters more than how it looks. Lipstick on a pig, does not make it something other than a pig.


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