SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:13 am

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Wanna borrow a Tasman Salt?

I sincerely appreciate the offer! However, I just ordered a Byrd Hawkbill this morning. That should let me test drive the hawkbill's capabilities.
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby prndltech » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:30 pm

PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:13 am
Vivi wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:20 pm

Wanna borrow a Tasman Salt?

I sincerely appreciate the offer! However, I just ordered a Byrd Hawkbill this morning. That should let me test drive the hawkbill's capabilities.
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:38 pm

prndltech wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:30 pm
PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:13 am
Vivi wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:20 pm

Wanna borrow a Tasman Salt?

I sincerely appreciate the offer! However, I just ordered a Byrd Hawkbill this morning. That should let me test drive the hawkbill's capabilities.
You’re about to be hooked. It’s like having a claw/ gives you a taste of what it’s like to be wolverine.

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+ "Wouldn't it be tight if everyone was chill to each other?" -Gryzzl (Parks and Recreation)
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby prndltech » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:48 pm

😂
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby prndltech » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:54 pm

How you liking that Byrd hawkbill? I saw the pic you posted on another thread.... even though I have a tasman 2 I still might have to pick one of those up
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 pm

prndltech wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:54 pm
How you liking that Byrd hawkbill? I saw the pic you posted on another thread.... even though I have a tasman 2 I still might have to pick one of those up

I've been carrying and using it for normal cutting, but I haven't had a chance to really test it yet. When I do, I may try to make a video of it. Last night, I cut open a 20lb of cat food with the hawkbill and was not disappointed. The factory edge is quite toothy and the point is super fine. I'm definitely liking it so far!

In regards to ergonomics, I see no issues so far. While I generally prefer to not have a 50/50 choil on lager knives (>3.5"), I love having them on smaller knives such as the Byrd Hawkbill and my wife's Native 5.
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:54 pm

Starting the new year off with the Byrd Hawkbill. I've been carrying it for a few days and I see the appeal of the blade shape, but I'm not 100% convinced it's my ideal shape for normal cutting tasks. It's definitely a blast to use!

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby tonijedi » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:53 am

How's the challenge going?
So far I've only carried my SE Salt 2, but I was already used to it.

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:46 am

tonijedi wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:53 am
How's the challenge going?
So far I've only carried my SE Salt 2, but I was already used to it.
I've been pleased so far. In regards to normal, everyday (man-made) materials, serrations have been making alot of sense to me. I've even used my SE pocket knives in the kitchen for small tasks without any real issue.

I suppose one thing to consider, being that serrated blades have chisel ground edges, they will not cut straight unless you learn how to compensate by holding the blade at the correct angle. After using only SE for the past couple weeks, that's a total non-issue for me now.

One thing that I don't miss is having the material-to-be-cut slide off the blade during the cut. Haven't had that problem once since using SE, and it's nearly impossible with the Hawkbill! :)

Good luck with your Salt 2! Are you carrying it exclusively for any specific amount of time?
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby tonijedi » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:54 am

I've been carrying it since I got it, it's gonna be 2 years now. Now and then I use a PE Salt Dragonfly or a Saber Ground ZDP-189 Delica but I'd say 95% of the time the Salt 2 is in my pocket.

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby Holland » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am

Very cool thread, looking forward to your future updates
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Postby MichaelScott » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 am

Nope. They look too wonky.
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:24 pm

Holland wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am
Very cool thread, looking forward to your future updates
Thanks. I'm looking forward to it as well :)
MichaelScott wrote:Nope. They look too wonky.
I don't have a strong stance on the looks of SE. However, one knife I can only ever imagine having in SE is the Shaman. Aesthetically, that's one of Spyderco's best, and somehow, the SE really sets it apart, IMO.
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby bearrowland » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:11 pm

I like SE. It seems to hold an edge longer, and cuts more aggressively. Looking forward to following your thread :)
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby Evil D » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:26 pm

PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Holland wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am
Very cool thread, looking forward to your future updates
Thanks. I'm looking forward to it as well :)
MichaelScott wrote:Nope. They look too wonky.
I don't have a strong stance on the looks of SE. However, one knife I can only ever imagine having in SE is the Shaman. Aesthetically, that's one of Spyderco's best, and somehow, the SE really sets it apart, IMO.


The original stainless Police looks naked without SE.
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby Mattysc42 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:18 am

I like SE, and I find them easy to sharpen after carrying serrations for the last couple months, but repairing an tooth that gets badly damaged is exponentially more difficult than repairing a plain edge. I’m going to have to send my SE Caribbean in because one of the teeth got folded over 180 degrees against the back of the blade, and I can’t fix it without completely flattening off the serrations. Similar levels of damage on a PE I could fix in an hour, tops.
Currently pondering the mysteries of the universe, such as: Who is this Nuff person, and why is he quoted for saying just about everything?

Top 5 knives I’ve owned: Serrated Caribbean Leaf, Shaman, Manix XL, ZDP-189/CF Caly 3.5, Native LW.
Top 5 steels I’ve owned: LC200N, K390, CPM S90V, M390, CPM M4.
Top 3 steels I want more of: M390 class, A11 class (including K390), serrated LC200N.

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:19 am

bearrowland wrote: I like SE. It seems to hold an edge longer, and cuts more aggressively. Looking forward to following your thread :)
Thanks :)

Evil D wrote: The original stainless Police looks naked without SE.
Definitely a classic. I wonder what the ratio of PE:SE was produced of that model.

Mattysc42 wrote: I like SE, and I find them easy to sharpen after carrying serrations for the last couple months, but repairing an tooth that gets badly damaged is exponentially more difficult than repairing a plain edge. I’m going to have to send my SE Caribbean in because one of the teeth got folded over 180 degrees against the back of the blade, and I can’t fix it without completely flattening off the serrations. Similar levels of damage on a PE I could fix in an hour, tops.
Yikes! I'd be curious if it could be bent back without issue. I figured it would break before bending that far.
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+ "Wouldn't it be tight if everyone was chill to each other?" -Gryzzl (Parks and Recreation)
+ "Don't ever, for any reason, do anything, to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you've been, ever, for any reason whatsoever." -Michael Scott (The Office US)

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby Mattysc42 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 pm

Can’t bend it back because it’s firmly folded completely against the back of the blade.
Currently pondering the mysteries of the universe, such as: Who is this Nuff person, and why is he quoted for saying just about everything?

Top 5 knives I’ve owned: Serrated Caribbean Leaf, Shaman, Manix XL, ZDP-189/CF Caly 3.5, Native LW.
Top 5 steels I’ve owned: LC200N, K390, CPM S90V, M390, CPM M4.
Top 3 steels I want more of: M390 class, A11 class (including K390), serrated LC200N.

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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby JuPaul » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 pm

Mattysc42 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Can’t bend it back because it’s firmly folded completely against the back of the blade.
So...how'd you manage to do that?! :eek:
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Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Postby Sonorum » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:24 am

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Mattysc42 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Can’t bend it back because it’s firmly folded completely against the back of the blade.
So...how'd you manage to do that?! :eek:
Yeah this needs to be told! LC200n must be crazy tough if a tooth wont break being bent that far.
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