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I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:28 am

Because of the tensions here, lately, I do not want to carry a knife that seems aggressive. Yet, I still need to cut things. I got out my Pingo and started carrying it these last few days. It is not the best, not the worst, slicer. What it is is a capable, non-threatening pocket knife. It won’t pierce, but truthfully I cut more than I need to pierce these days; like this apple:

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The knife feels good in the pocket sans clip. It feels good in the hand fondling it. Open, it feels good and is comfortable to use.

I was going to make a clip point out of it, but I’m glad, now, that I was too lazy to do it.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:33 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:28 am
Because of the tensions here, lately, I do not want to carry a knife that seems aggressive.
Rough hood, Doc?

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Jazz » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:54 am

It’ll slice way better once you give it a way thinner edge. Mine all came with the shallowest edges I’ve ever seen. Felt like 45°, and would hardly slice wood. Shaving sharp, but the angle was horribly useless. After fixing, they’re great. Also, the bottom one I nodded in this picture will pierce, while still appearing non threatening.

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Mushroom » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:00 am

I was considering picking one of these up not too long ago. I would really like to have an Anso designed Spyderco and BBS had them in stock as recently as a couple weeks ago, but they were sold out when it crossed my mind to go back and pick one up. :(

Next time I see one of these FRN models at a reasonable price, I'll most likely buy it! :spyder:
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby attila » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:04 am

If you don’t mind me asking, where is “here” that necessitates tiny knives?
Own: Delica, yOld S30V Native, pointy Breeden Rescue, Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakka Delica, Cru-wear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakka DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pac Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, SG Delica, BL Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix,Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW, 20CV Manix, Rex 45 Lil’Native, Shaman, C208GP, Cruwear Manix

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:22 am

Mushroom wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:00 am
I was considering picking one of these up not too long ago. I would really like to have an Anso designed Spyderco and BBS had them in stock as recently as a couple weeks ago, but they were sold out when it crossed my mind to go back and pick one up. :(

Next time I see one of these FRN models at a reasonable price, I'll most likely buy it! :spyder:
Soonerstateknives.com had one the other day.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

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attila wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:04 am
If you don’t mind me asking, where is “here” that necessitates tiny knives?
Southeast Asia
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 am

Jazz wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:54 am
It’ll slice way better once you give it a way thinner edge. Mine all came with the shallowest edges I’ve ever seen. Felt like 45°, and would hardly slice wood. Shaving sharp, but the angle was horribly useless. After fixing, they’re great. Also, the bottom one I nodded in this picture will pierce, while still appearing non threatening.

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I like that mod a lot. How much trouble was it to do?
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:25 am

I would be carrying an Urban, but I’m afraid of losing my K390 and the AEB-L is nearly locked up.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Jazz » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:30 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 am
I like that mod a lot. How much trouble was it to do?

It could be done with a sharpening stone. I used Dremel with diamond bits and sandpaper. Not much to take off, really. Just enough to make a bit of point.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:36 am

Jazz wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:30 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:23 am
I like that mod a lot. How much trouble was it to do?

It could be done with a sharpening stone. I used Dremel with diamond bits and sandpaper. Not much to take off, really. Just enough to make a bit of point.
Jazz, I think that is a good idea to thin down the edge. How far up did you take it and what angle?
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:42 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:25 am
AEB-L is nearly locked up.
Someone else has adopted it, or it is mechanically problematic?

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby TomAiello » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:46 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:22 am
Soonerstateknives.com had one the other day.
Sometimes Kenny doesn't update his web site, so occasionally it shows in stock when he's really out of stock.

He's great people though. I highly recommend buying from him.

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:34 am

wrdwrght wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:42 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:25 am
AEB-L is nearly locked up.
Someone else has adopted it, or it is mechanically problematic?
Mechanical. It will hardly open anymore and the pivot screwcannot be loosened.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:26 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:25 am
I would be carrying an Urban, but I’m afraid of losing my K390 and the AEB-L is nearly locked up.
That’s the trouble, isn’t it! - when you really appreciate something you cannot easily replace.

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:51 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:34 am
wrdwrght wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:42 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:25 am
AEB-L is nearly locked up.
Someone else has adopted it, or it is mechanically problematic?
Mechanical. It will hardly open anymore and the pivot screwcannot be loosened.
As I feared. I do wish Sal and Eric would address Maniago’s spinning pivot issues

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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Jazz » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:30 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:36 am
Jazz, I think that is a good idea to thin down the edge. How far up did you take it and what angle?

They’re all about 15° or so now. I freehand, so that’s a guess. Nice and steep. Slice and whittle wood like a dream. I was NOT impressed with their performance at all with the factory edges. Like night and day, the difference.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:22 pm

Jazz wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:30 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:36 am
Jazz, I think that is a good idea to thin down the edge. How far up did you take it and what angle?

They’re all about 15° or so now. I freehand, so that’s a guess. Nice and steep. Slice and whittle wood like a dream. I was NOT impressed with their performance at all with the factory edges. Like night and day, the difference.
15* per side, I’m guessing?
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Jazz » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:21 am

Yes, per side.
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Re: I’ve been carrying my Pingo lately

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:12 am

I'll try that. I did the Sal thing and did 30* inclusive and then a 40* bevel. It cuts ok, but it could be better. I'll try straight 30*.
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