On the Fence: Tuff, Techno
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You just need more callous in your life. Toughen up that thumb.
I had a sharp edge on my Tuff spyderhole, and so I took the sharpmaker medium stone and put it at an anglein the hole and rotated it around and it did the trick pretty decently.
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I.find that its harder to keep edges sharp than dulling them. Same with the hole edges.
I'm surprised to hear of current production models where the Spyderhole does not have a crisp/sharp edge. Sal has said, more than once, that the perimeter of the Spyderhole is left crisp/sharp intentionally and is done to provide maximum traction for the thumb. It makes sense, given that it's really simple to chamfer the Spyderhole's perimeter a bit if you don't like it crisp, but would be damn near impossible for someone looking for maximum traction to "crisp up" a chamfered one.
Easier to take material away to dull the spyderhole edge than make one sharp.
I over tightened a pivot before on a sharper stlye Spyderhole and did draw blood. So I loosened the pivot just a bit and carried it on my left side until I healed up. Usually it is not an issue for me either way.
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Work EDC List
FRP: Nisjin Cricket PE, Manbug PE, Dragonfly PE
FLP: SS Cricket SE, byrd Flatbyrd CE
BRP: CF Military S90V
BLP: Forum S110V Native
See? Even our holes are sharper than their edges.
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Mules> MT05,08,09,12,15,16,17, 18
Harumph! I checked the hole on my Delica, and my DragonFly, and the Delica has sharp edge on my thumb side, but chamfered on the other side. The DragonFly hole is sharp on both sides. I have delicate thimbs, but the purchase with the hole is just fine.
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Thanks Sal. Both my Delica and DragonFly are early models bought dierectly from Spyderco. I received a free Green Jester as appreciation for the purchase.
The way I heard it explained here (Sal I believe) said that crisp, sharp edges was a sign of a good maker and that's what they strive for. I prefer the comfort of smooth edges but there's no dispute a sharp edge is more effective at gripping flesh.
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Any knife without Spyderhole is defective.
My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters