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by Evil D
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A not-so-tough H1 experience..
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: A not-so-tough H1 experience..

Well I went out and checked the trash this morning to get that coax back but someone rummaged through it last night and took it. I guess enjoy your cut up cable whoever you are.

I probably have some more somewhere but I would have liked to do any testing with the exact same cable.
by Evil D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Ladybug worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Is the Ladybug worth it?

Well, the purple ladybug showed up today...what a cute little knife! I can't get over it haha. I always thought my Chaparral was tiny, that thing looks like a Military compared to the ladybug. But, most importantly...my wife loves it! Thank you everyone for helping convince me to pull the trigger o...
by Evil D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A not-so-tough H1 experience..
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: A not-so-tough H1 experience..

Yeah that last line of the original post came to be just as I was about to submit this thread. This may have been a whole lot worse with VG10 or S30V.

Come to think of it I do have other SE knives in both those steels. The only question is, how much edge damage do I feel like fixing? Lol
by Evil D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A not-so-tough H1 experience..
Replies: 10
Views: 297

A not-so-tough H1 experience..

Well, I guess I'll offset a little of the recent H1 and DLC praise with a slight reality check. No steel is immune to edge damage, and H1 is no exception. Despite recent reports of 180 degree bent tips and such, it will still chip and roll under the right circumstances. And, it seems those circumsta...
by Evil D
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: D’fly lost pocket clip
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: D’fly lost pocket clip

They sometimes ship screws with a little one time use tube of thread locker. I'd recommend using it. I love the wire clips and even the older barrel screw Salt style clips but their one major downside is there isn't any sort of redundancy, so if the one and only screw holding the clip on backs out y...
by Evil D
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'd like a FRN Grasshopper in a better steel..
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: I'd like a FRN Grasshopper in a better steel..

Hi Evil, That's a tough request. The maker doesn't like to work with "better" steels. It's a budget model. We could make it with a different maker and a better steel. It would require a redesign and new tooling. Then it would not longer be a budget knife and most would complain about the "other tha...
by Evil D
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How can you tell if black dlc blades are corroding?
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: How can you tell if black dlc blades are corroding?

There is so much bad information about knife blade coatings out there. *And i rarely see people provide any evidence or talk from their own experience. People are just repeating each other like monkeys . Not all blade coatings are created equal and maybe people had bad experience with fake or bad D...
by Evil D
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'd like a FRN Grasshopper in a better steel..
Replies: 2
Views: 162

I'd like a FRN Grasshopper in a better steel..

Pretty simple, make the Grasshopper in a Dragonfly style handle and offer it in different steels. I think if it were lighter it would be awesome as a keychain knife. It has a few details I prefer over the Ladybug (edge length and a bit longer in the grip without being significantly bigger and slimme...
by Evil D
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dfly Rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Dfly Rehab

As for the lock bar chip I have no idea how you'd even do that. Haha I was wondering the same thing! The only thing I can think of was that he was mid-deploying the blade and dropped it on its back so the bar was exposed and chipped but the edge/tip were fine. I wonder if it's not a defect, seems l...
by Evil D
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dfly Rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Dfly Rehab

I would avoid the corners of the Sharpmaker when dealing with a chip, they seem to just sharpen the chip and create a little mini serration of sorts. If you stay on the flats you should be able to sharpen it out with a little effort. Cleaning wise I've had good luck with dish soap and a toothbrush b...
by Evil D
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Ladybug worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Is the Ladybug worth it?

I have a couple of Manbugs. I have been carrying my G10 Manbug for the last two days as my only knife. Very handy. The Ladybug will be just as handy. My wife actually prefers the Dragonfly (she has two). However, the Manbug/Ladybugs have the same cutting edge in a smaller knife. I prefer the Dragon...
by Evil D
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How can I turn a folding knife into a fixed blade knife?
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: How can I turn a folding knife into a fixed blade knife?

Nothing would ever make it as strong as a fixed blade that was never a folder. I think I'd try something like JB Weld and fill in the entire handle and pivot and lock with it. I've done some crazy "last resort" repairs on car parts with that stuff and it held up really well. It really depends on wha...
by Evil D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why we love the steels we love?
Replies: 25
Views: 625

Re: Why we love the steels we love?

Various reasons, some of which even contradict other reasons. I love H1 because it's tough and essentially maintenance free. I accept that it's not the best at edge retention because it's also extremely easy to sharpen and very tough. It's really everything I realistically need. However, I also love...
by Evil D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Ladybug worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Is the Ladybug worth it?

My gal carries the pink one on her keys. Every time I check it she's dulled the edge so she uses it on lots of stuff apparently. I also got her a pink Native but she uses the Ladybug way more.
by Evil D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 4v marbled carbon fiber exclusive
Replies: 70
Views: 2576

Re: Manix2 4v marbled carbon fiber exclusive

If it were cheaper I'd buy one just to regrind the blade, but that puts it north of $300 after regrind cost. I know some people loved the hollow grind but it's a big step back in my eyes. It doesn't offer a thicker tip so really only the top half of the blade is thicker/stronger and it isn't like th...
by Evil D
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it too early...?
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Is it too early...?

I'm more out of the loop with new releases this year than I've ever been so I couldn't say.

But, if the Lil Temp 3 gets the axe and anyone sees them for a good price please PM me.
by Evil D
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic Blade
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Magnetic Blade

I had a weird issue like this back when I first joined this forum while sharpening a Caly 3. This was done on a Lansky...where there are NO magnets, and to the best of my knowledge the knife hadn't been in contact with a magnet before reprofiling it. You can even see the magnetic field where the met...
by Evil D
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 4v marbled carbon fiber exclusive
Replies: 70
Views: 2576

Re: Manix2 4v marbled carbon fiber exclusive

Nice looking scales but I'll pass on the low hollow grind. I pretty thoroughly disliked this knife until it got FFG.
by Evil D
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amazing H1
Replies: 16
Views: 581

Re: Amazing H1

This is why I prefer H1 for my serrations, it seems less likely to break a tooth off.

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