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New guy here

Postby Lushbaugh » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:55 am

Hi all! New member long time spyderco fan... names chris, my edc is a citadel 92mm ,black on black

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Re: New guy here

Postby sal » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:11 am

Hi Lushbaugh,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: New guy here

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:15 am

Welcome!!!
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Re: New guy here

Postby Wartstein » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:18 am

Welcome to the forum!

Tbh, I had to look up your EDC, didn´t know it... Cool knife, though I am not into autos, but I like the good amount of edge in a compact package and the roomy, neutral handle... reminds me a bit on the Caribbean.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: New guy here

Postby Bloke » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:30 pm

Welcome to the Forum. :)
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Re: New guy here

Postby Lushbaugh » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome! And wartstein its an older model, been discontinued for at least 12 yrs i believe. It holds sentimental value and im so used to it i feel naked without it. I have a few benchmades and a zero tolerance but in comparison they are junk. I broke the firing spring and couldnt find parts so i re coiled the existing spring to get her back into action. Talk about sad when i hit the button and it went pop. I also do my own sharpening. I mainly use my triangle sharpmaker but if the edge is badly knicked i use my gatco fixed style to re grind and re tip it.

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Re: New guy here

Postby The Meat man » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:45 pm

Welcome to the forum Chris. :)
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Re: New guy here

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:38 pm

Hello!

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Re: New guy here

Postby SteveMidwest » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:38 pm

Welcome to the forum, Chris! :spyder: :)

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Re: New guy here

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:35 am

Lushbaugh wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:55 am
Hi all! New member long time spyderco fan... names chris, my edc is a citadel 92mm ,black on black
Welcome. Just be warned, we all have a Spyderco addiction problem. You soon will, too, and we will gladly help you spend your money on them. :D :D
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Re: New guy here

Postby Lushbaugh » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:51 am

Doc dan ive had the blade bug! My next edc is yet to be determined but when the funds are available an autonomy 2 will be in my nightstand also!

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Re: New guy here

Postby DutchBlades » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:45 am

Welcome to the forum! :)
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Re: New guy here

Postby legOFwhat? » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:06 am

Welcome! Sal lures you in with fancy steels and then sets the hook with awesome quality and craftsmanship!
-Larry

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Re: New guy here

Postby Lushbaugh » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:41 am

legOFwhat? wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:06 am
Welcome! Sal lures you in with fancy steels and then sets the hook with awesome quality and craftsmanship!
I need to branch out on my steel preference, as of now most of my knives are s30v.

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Re: New guy here

Postby acer » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:36 pm

Hi Chris , welcome and enjoy , you’ve made the right choice👍

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Re: New guy here

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:56 am

Lushbaugh wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:41 am
legOFwhat? wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:06 am
Welcome! Sal lures you in with fancy steels and then sets the hook with awesome quality and craftsmanship!
I need to branch out on my steel preference, as of now most of my knives are s30v.
Enjoy the ride! :spyder:
-Larry

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Re: New guy here

Postby Evil D » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 am

Love the Citadel, great choice.
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Re: New guy here

Postby Wartstein » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:10 am

Lushbaugh wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Thanks for the warm welcome! And wartstein its an older model, been discontinued for at least 12 yrs i believe. It holds sentimental value and im so used to it i feel naked without it. I have a few benchmades and a zero tolerance but in comparison they are junk. I broke the firing spring and couldnt find parts so i re coiled the existing spring to get her back into action. Talk about sad when i hit the button and it went pop. I also do my own sharpening. I mainly use my triangle sharpmaker but if the edge is badly knicked i use my gatco fixed style to re grind and re tip it.
As said, I didn´t know the Citadel, so I learned something new through your post.. :)

/ Have you considered getting CBN rods for your sharpmaker? I did so quite recently, like ´em a lot when I want something more abrasive (there are also the diamond rods, but I never had those).
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: New guy here

Postby Lushbaugh » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 am

Warstien i need to get the super fine finishing rods also. I held off at first not having any experience with it. I wanted to makesure i liked the system before i went all out

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Re: New guy here

Postby Wartstein » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:35 pm

Lushbaugh wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 am
Warstien i need to get the super fine finishing rods also. I held off at first not having any experience with it. I wanted to makesure i liked the system before i went all out
Lushbaugh, I personally don´t think one needs the superfine rods, the fine are more than enough for finishing imho (these days I often even touch up my knives solely on the brown rods)

Keep in mind, I am not a master sharpener at all, but there are not too few on this forum who I think are really good at it and feel the same way.
And of course it depends on what kind of edge finish you personally prefer! For polishing the edge the brown rods won´t work...

Anyway, I personally would definitely get the CBN rods instead of or at least before the UF - I know, they are quite the opposite, but of much more use in "real life" imho

Here is a very interesting thread by Vivi (who knows a ton more than I do about sharpening) concerning "low grit sharpening"! (link below)

I am sure if you have any questions on that topic you could post in that thread (and by that bump it) and the guys who really know their stuff when it comes to sharpening will reply (not saying that YOU do NOT know your stuff! I just can´t know by now how experienced you are, that´s all)

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