You can take down the kick just a frog hair.wrdwrght wrote: ↑Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:47 pmMine has also just arrived, and with some lack of refinement. Sprints do sometimes fall short of Spyderco’s production standards.
A bit of work with 600-grit sandpaper—sharply-folded for the thumb-jimping and loosely-rounded for the overly-sharp Spydiehole—has yielded satisfying results.
Compared to my K390 and Elmax versions, this one’s closed blade is proud, but not so proud that the point is a danger. Still, I’m open to advice on how to get the blade lower when closed...
Whatever, I’m glad of the chance to see what AEB-L can do.
There is an interesting question. How can we find out?
K390 is not bad at patinating. It turns gold when it does. I love this steel.
I've just touched mine up on the Sharpmaker using the 40 degree settings. Spent some time with the ultra fine stones and it's surprisingly toothy...but polished as well. My 52100 Manix is also pretty toothy. Seems to be what this steel likes.
posted here. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84143&p=1337979#p1337979jpm2 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:08 pmGot mine today and same thing, took 30 minutes to fix. It's a $65 knife, no big deal to me.attila wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:01 pmI received mine today, and both of them are quite disappointing in the fit-n-finish dept. One of them had excessive buffing of the FRN, removing the nice radius in 2 places and causing FRN burrs, the other has blemishes on the blade from the factory, both have poorly cut jimping (looks like galling), both have thicker-than-necessary edge grinds, and both have nearly exposed tips when closed.
I understand that it's mostly form, not function that was screwed up. Therefore, on a Sprint run, these aren't quite fatal flaws. I expected far better from Maniago, however, since my K390 Urban and P.I.T.S. had no fit-n-finish issues besides being a tad off center.
I hope everyone else gets excellent examples that they can be proud of.
Figger it was over compensation for previous blades contacting the back spacer/spring.
There are a few differences in this one and the k390.
I'll post picks of everything in a couple weeks.
That is what we want, a real world knife we can actually use daily and test steels. Most of these fit and finish issues are easily remedied, and I am sure Spyderco will be in contact with the factory about all of these things, as well.Woodpuppy wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:42 amI could fix all of the minor issues with this knife. I don’t plan to; I’ll sharpen it and use it. Guys, this knife is an opportunity to try the steel. We already knew this steel was gonna have lower abrasion resistance than many of the recent sprints, so scratches shouldn’t be a surprise.