Let's take a look inside my Police 4

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby Mystery Flavor » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:00 pm

That DLC looks incredible! The screws were put back on the reverse side as normal. :D Do you mind saying how much the entire cost was for that DLC job? Please let us know how it holds up over time or if you notice anything noteworthy as it gets used related to rust etc.

It would be great if spyderco would release a black coated police. There have been some fully black ones released long ago. Ideally DLC coating and not the normal black coatings they use for the japan models... Please spyderco make more black coated police models!

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby marty_bill_ » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:03 pm

Enactive wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:54 pm
marty_bill_ wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Well I got it back today...
Wow that looks good. I don't usually like coated knives, but that backlock and H tho! :spyder:

Holy smokes! :cool:

Presumably, he masked the lock interface?
Um, no it all got coated
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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby marty_bill_ » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:18 pm

Mystery Flavor wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:00 pm
That DLC looks incredible! The screws were put back on the reverse side as normal. :D Do you mind saying how much the entire cost was for that DLC job? Please let us know how it holds up over time or if you notice anything noteworthy as it gets used related to rust etc.

It would be great if spyderco would release a black coated police. There have been some fully black ones released long ago. Ideally DLC coating and not the normal black coatings they use for the japan models... Please spyderco make more black coated police models!
Josh has a price breakdown on his website. I had other knives worked on as well. Plus when it comes to building your idea of a perfect knife, what would you pay?

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby vivi » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:12 pm

Unfirtunately his books are closed for this service, or my P4 would be in the mail rather than in my pocket.

Looks incredible. I wish this was a factory option. I'd be able to carry my favorite design from Sal year round then.
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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby sal » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Hi Vivi,

We're going with the light weight so we'll see what the future brings?

sal

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby Evil D » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:14 am

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Hi Marty_bill,

Very nice.

When I design a knife more to please my own odd preferences, like the Shaman or the P4, I am finding that some you you have similar odd likes. I think it's because of the leaning more to function.

sal

I don't want to derail this thread but I would love it if you'd elaborate more on this, especially what about the Shaman you like or feel is odd. I think it's possibly your best design and is right up there with the Military as being close to perfect for what it does. I kind of understand how a design like the Caribbean goes against the grain since choils are all the rage, but everything about the Shaman seems to fit the trends to me. I know we've talked about people's preference for thinner handles but I just don't understand why most people wouldn't prefer a handle like the Shaman...it's barely a 1/16 thicker than a Para 2 and the difference in ergonomics is incredible. I would have every knife I own like the Shaman if I could. I don't believe anyone who says that extra 1/16 thickness in the pocket isn't a fair trade off for the amazing difference it makes in your hand.
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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby vivi » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:22 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Hi Vivi,

We're going with the light weight so we'll see what the future brings?

sal
Sal,

I have one of those in the mail. I plan to make a short video comparing my Police 3, Police 4 and Police 4 LW once it arrives. I have a feeling it's going to be my favorite version of your design.

I hope sales justify seeing the LW model get a few variations. I'd like a serrated one, and I know you talked about K390 and ZDP being possible...
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby Pancake » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:25 pm

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Sal,

I have one of those in the mail. I plan to make a short video comparing my Police 3, Police 4 and Police 4 LW once it arrives. I have a feeling it's going to be my favorite version of your design.

I hope sales justify seeing the LW model get a few variations. I'd like a serrated one, and I know you talked about K390 and ZDP being possible...
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Hey Vivi, how do you feel about Police 4 as a full Salt knife? With LC200N, ofc.
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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby vivi » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:55 am

Pancake wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Sal,

I have one of those in the mail. I plan to make a short video comparing my Police 3, Police 4 and Police 4 LW once it arrives. I have a feeling it's going to be my favorite version of your design.

I hope sales justify seeing the LW model get a few variations. I'd like a serrated one, and I know you talked about K390 and ZDP being possible...
Hey Vivi, how do you feel about Police 4 as a full Salt knife? With LC200N, ofc.
If they ever make a Police Salt I'd sell off every other folder and replace them with those :D
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby Pelagic » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:28 am

Vivi wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:55 am
Pancake wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Sal,

I have one of those in the mail. I plan to make a short video comparing my Police 3, Police 4 and Police 4 LW once it arrives. I have a feeling it's going to be my favorite version of your design.

I hope sales justify seeing the LW model get a few variations. I'd like a serrated one, and I know you talked about K390 and ZDP being possible...
Hey Vivi, how do you feel about Police 4 as a full Salt knife? With LC200N, ofc.
If they ever make a Police Salt I'd sell off every other folder and replace them with those :D
LC200N would get me excited for a P4 LW.
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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby soundshaman » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:13 am

marty_bill_ wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Well I got it back today and it was so worth it!20191018_153514-1440x1920.jpg20191018_153520-1440x1920.jpg20191018_153527-1440x1920.jpg20191018_153533-1440x1920.jpg
That looks so good! I want one!! :D

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Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

Postby vivi » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:48 pm

Well my Police 4 is back in my pocket and the liners seem to be rust free so far. But they did get a green tint to them:

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Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing, but I'll be keeping an eye on them in the future regardless. Fun experiment trying to force a patina on the liners for corrosion resistance.

Still confused why they used a steel that reacts to corrosion worse than the K390 blade, but it's still my favorite design despite this flaw.
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt


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