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  1. Congratulations! I don't own any black bladed...

    Congratulations! I don't own any black bladed Spydercos yet :)

    I would say practice on another knife before you try sharpening the serrations - they are chisel ground unlike the plain edge portion...
  2. Thanks for the explanation - I learned something...

    Thanks for the explanation - I learned something new today!
  3. Thank you for the reply, Sal :) I think you are...

    Thank you for the reply, Sal :) I think you are right - my friend who works at the shop and took the pictures said that the brown layer flaked off easily when he prodded it with a small screwdriver....
  4. Thanks for the reply - what do you mean by 'iron...

    Thanks for the reply - what do you mean by 'iron surface contamination'?
  5. "Rusty" Caspian Salt - what is this brown stuff?

    Greetings everyone.

    We all know that H1 steel is chemically incapable of rusting because of the replacement of carbon with nitrogen in the steel chemistry. The Caspian salt below was recently...
  6. Thread: Beach knife?

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    A Salt 1 or a Pacific salt :)

    A Salt 1 or a Pacific salt :)
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    Haha! Thought you might ask me that ;) The...

    Haha! Thought you might ask me that ;)

    The first thing I cut was some paper, mainly to test the out of box sharpness. I was immediately impressed - the blade glided through the paper with...
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    Hmm! I never thought of that :) Does the...

    Hmm! I never thought of that :)

    Does the handle get in the way when you sit down? What about driving with it in that position? And how do you re-sheath, seeing that it's impossible to see the...
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    You're welcome Sal, thanks for reaching out to...

    You're welcome Sal, thanks for reaching out to your customers in such a positive and consistent way. If your sailing travels ever take you near my small island please let me know ;)
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    A few pictures showing the knife in different...

    A few pictures showing the knife in different grips:

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0GPbNjvzg5k/U6PfKTwhsmI/AAAAAAAAAGU/CDFeqPyosiU/s640/DSCF0626.JPG
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    Got my Serrata today! This is my first Spyderco...

    Got my Serrata today! This is my first Spyderco fixed blade and I'm really pleased with and excited about it. It seems to be a bit of a 'sleeper', both on this forum as well as on the internet in...
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    From Singapore, with pride :) ...

    From Singapore, with pride :)

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jQrBB0XPKGQ/U56ZR1tvj4I/AAAAAAAAAEU/OA9lYdhqMdU/s800/DSC02329%2520edited.JPG
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    Michael Janich at the very end of this video says...

    Michael Janich at the very end of this video says that the Tatanka should be out late summer 2014:


    http://youtu.be/A9ADImyBY0I
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    Thank you Sal for all your hard work in getting...

    Thank you Sal for all your hard work in getting these things 100% right. I have never felt the need to reprofile a Spyderco knife out of the box, which certainly cannot be said for knives from some...
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    That's good to know - I was going to ask you how...

    That's good to know - I was going to ask you how the cast 440C handles chopping in that edge geometry. Did you have any edge damage/rolling after the chopping? Presumably this is one area where the...
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    Thanks for the reply Stuart, really appreciate...

    Thanks for the reply Stuart, really appreciate it. It's great to be able to interact directly with the designers on this forum.



    Hmm, I didn't try that edge up grip, so perhaps will do so the...
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    I finally managed to see one of these in person...

    I finally managed to see one of these in person the other day and loved its looks as well as the simplicity and functionality of the of the design. I have a few questions for Stuart, or anyone else...
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    I confess that I am in the camp that does not...

    I confess that I am in the camp that does not prefer combo edges - I regard them as a specialised rather than a general purpose edge type. One particular area where a combo edge works very well is...
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    I actually asked my retail shop about this...

    I actually asked my retail shop about this recently - the actual details of the law change fairly frequently, but in general if you are sensible and do not do stupid things like brandish your knife...
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    That's good to know. What about assisted knives?...

    That's good to know. What about assisted knives? Ever tried to order something like a Benchmade Barrage?



    Glad to hear they are keeping up Singapore's reputation for efficiency and politeness,...
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    Very honourable of you, although the guys at...

    Very honourable of you, although the guys at Sheares are pretty laid back once you get to know them :) Ever had any trouble with getting the knives through customs? I agree that the retail prices we...
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    My first Spyderco was a combo edge Endura - since...

    My first Spyderco was a combo edge Endura - since then I have not purchased any other combo edged knives, so no interest here.

    Personally I feel that a serrated edge is something of a specialised...
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    Welcome from Singapore ;) Ever been to...

    Welcome from Singapore ;)



    Ever been to Sheares on Selegie road? They have a decent selection - if nothing else it's a place to look and handle before you order. Lots of other non-Spydies too :D
  24. Thread: Goddard sprint?

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    This is one of those knives that I keep looking...

    This is one of those knives that I keep looking at and holding and never really liking that much. Perhaps it's time to revisit it! Thanks :)
  25. Point taken and point of view appreciated :) As I...

    Point taken and point of view appreciated :) As I said in my initial post, this thread is not about criticising individual designs or models, but more a catalog of our individual reactions to those...
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