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    Depending on the thread quality there could be...

    Depending on the thread quality there could be some play; you might clean them or even wrap them with silicone tape. Essentially you are turning the light until it fires up and then when you stop it...
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    I had an AUS-8 Dragonfly SE and a AUS-6 Meerkat...

    I had an AUS-8 Dragonfly SE and a AUS-6 Meerkat SE and by my uninitiated perspective they never got "dull". Serrations also really helped the lower carbon steel (and thicker grinds).

    Recipe wise...
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    Ah thanks Jim! I thought it was reground but...

    Ah thanks Jim! I thought it was reground but didn't want to mention that without looking it up (I got lazy :p).
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    Context. It's tough in the realm of ultra-high...

    Context. It's tough in the realm of ultra-high carbide/carbon folding knife blades which more or less are competing with ceramics and similar fragile materials. All "CPM" steels are relatively...
  5. Thread: Need Advice

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    I would look at a Sage1 or Sage2. That or a...

    I would look at a Sage1 or Sage2. That or a Stretch FRN.

    Not much reasoning behind those. They are almost universally adored :).
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    The Salt1 is a Delica3 with a hollow-ground H1...

    The Salt1 is a Delica3 with a hollow-ground H1 blade (and no liners). There is also a Superblue/420j1 laminated sprint in grey FRN; a non-stainless steel that gets VERY sharp and is easy to maintain...
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    My philosophy is I only concern myself with...

    My philosophy is I only concern myself with things that may create a problem if the remedy isn't easily solved by a credit card and a $100 (or less) transaction. Automotive safety, dietary, or...
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    The only 440c knife from Spyderco is a Herbst...

    The only 440c knife from Spyderco is a Herbst that's over a decade old. My old AUS6 and AUS8 Spydies are very similar. They sharpen really well. I wouldn't be worried. He will prob love it.
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    Asking for advice buying a knife off eBay is like...

    Asking for advice buying a knife off eBay is like asking us if the guy selling watches out of a van is legit. We could be right or wrong but regardless it's a gamble with your money (not ours).
    ...
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    You could have a maker go crazy on 1095 just like...

    You could have a maker go crazy on 1095 just like you could have a rod shop go crazy on a Mopar Slant 6 or a Corvair. I just don't think it's going to compete with the likes of some of the more...
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    Superblue in many ways is what you want. It's a...

    Superblue in many ways is what you want. It's a VERY pure quasi-1095 that's treated for slicing instead of thrashing. It's about as different to VG10 as you can get but still being a Japanese steel...
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    Yep! So many steels, so little time.

    Yep! So many steels, so little time.
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    It's easy enough, if you aren't price sensitive...

    It's easy enough, if you aren't price sensitive ask for 3V/m4 instead of 1075/1095 in the domestic and Taichung models, Superblue and white in the Japanese ones. There are others of course, but...
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    It's really simple. If you want the cream of...

    It's really simple.

    If you want the cream of the crop regarding carbon blades Spyderco just released a bunch of Superblue sprints. Extremely pure steel with a little tungsten that's hardened...
  15. Thread: Prayers needed

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    Ken, Kudos to you and your warrior wife. ...

    Ken,

    Kudos to you and your warrior wife. Thank you for sharing with this community and I think I speak for everyone in saying the results have us all celebrating right along with you.

    Cheers,...
  16. Maybe in designer clothing. My wife's hoodies...

    Maybe in designer clothing. My wife's hoodies are utter crap compared to mine. Cars, knives, computers, etc...all are very impressive for the dollar and it seems things are just getting better.
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    Welcome Brian :D! A.) tool lodged with dirt...

    Welcome Brian :D!

    A.) tool lodged with dirt can make it fail. If it's not literally lodged the likelyhood is the lock will perform perfectly. The solution is to occasionally check your knife. ...
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    It depends on how many other knives are for sale...

    It depends on how many other knives are for sale with the boxes. In my experience it hardly influences price for lightly used products, especially if it's more than a few years old. Description is...
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    Oh he did? Bummer :(

    Oh he did? Bummer :(
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    I've seen yours (I think it was). Really cool...

    I've seen yours (I think it was). Really cool mod :D. Just a bit late for that; supply getting beat up by demand :(
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    Great catch! I just wish it was a smidgen...

    Great catch!

    I just wish it was a smidgen shorter. I love the concept :)
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    A friendly bump with a little copper patina :). ...

    A friendly bump with a little copper patina :).

    http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr328/blakesphotos/F2923F68-27D1-4198-A61C-D0C6FE90D7ED_zpslkdupebc.jpg

    *p60 host
    *Peak Eiger with TEC...
  23. Toughness is relative because the Manix2 really...

    Toughness is relative because the Manix2 really isn't designed to chop or pry. That said, it likely would be very close to the M4 version. At least close enough that we would never know the...
  24. I don't know if a small trademark hole screws the...

    I don't know if a small trademark hole screws the structural integrity of a normal fixed blade with 3-5mm thick stock. You see a bunch of Spyderco FB's snapped?

    The kitchen knives are a bit...
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    M4 may be more grind-able than ZDP-189 but the...

    M4 may be more grind-able than ZDP-189 but the edge of the Delica should be way thinner (I don't own a GB). If you took a GB and sent it out for a regrind the two knives could be compared easier;...
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