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by ferider
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: more 4V please
Replies: 13
Views: 334

more 4V please

So, we had PM3, hollow ground Manix 2 and Mule in 4V.

Can we have some more, like in a Military, PM2, flat ground Manix 2, or - dare I ask :) - in a Manix XL, please ?

What are the plans, Sal ? Thanks !

Roland.
by ferider
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A linerless Ti Manix 2 (lots of pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: A linerless Ti Manix 2 (lots of pics)

Thanks all. That is awesome; love projects like this! This looks like a bigger Chaparral, but with a better lock (can't stand back locks)! Have you thought about sanding down the tabs for the lock so they sit lower? I've been debating this, not hard to do. But I actually like the tabs sticking out s...
by ferider
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A linerless Ti Manix 2 (lots of pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 336

A linerless Ti Manix 2 (lots of pics)

Starting from the newly available Flytanium Manix 2 scales, a donor Manix backspacer and a spare Manix LW Pivot and Pivot screws that I had. To replace the scale screws, you need 4-40 3/16 100 degree torx screws (a bit shorter than stock). Then you need to drill open the Flytanium Pivot holes. Final...
by ferider
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?
Replies: 71
Views: 1070

Re: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?

It was haunting me but is in the mail now. A 440v SE Military :)
by ferider
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is more resistant to rust - DLC'ed carbon steel or plain stainless?
Replies: 35
Views: 671

Re: What is more resistant to rust - DLC'ed carbon steel or plain stainless?

One more note to the OP. I've had several knives with corrosion in the liners, but the blade being corrosion free. The last one was an s30v Manix, where backspacer and liners were rusted. My "rain Militaries" (I commute 100 motorcycle km per day) are 204p and/or S110V Ti Militaries, avoiding the G10...
by ferider
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?

See that's the thing. Too tight and overly loose I consider both to be undesirable and just uncomfortable. But the way you state it is as if those are the 2 ways it can be with no perfect middleground. Zero play and silky smooth action are very possible but you'll have to play around with your wash...
by ferider
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Why is having the blade drop closed such a big deal?

I think it's mostly an issue for people that just play with their knives. I'm in the middle of what you like and the free drop. I don't mind disengaging a compression lock and giving it a quick snap of the wrist to close it. I find if a knife tends to free drop, then there is a bit of side to side ...
by ferider
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is more resistant to rust - DLC'ed carbon steel or plain stainless?
Replies: 35
Views: 671

Re: What is more resistant to rust - DLC'ed carbon steel or plain stainless?

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Does anyone have any thoughts on the relative stain resistance of M4 and 4v/v4e?

I have several v4e DLC blades, but no DLC M4, so I'm struggling to form an opinion about the discussion.
According to Larrin's data, they should be very similar (wrt Acetic Corrosion Index), Tom.
by ferider
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is more resistant to rust - DLC'ed carbon steel or plain stainless?
Replies: 35
Views: 671

Re: What is more resistant to rust - DLC'ed carbon steel or plain stainless?

For me, definitely DLC coated carbon steel. This is one of the reasons I keep asking for DLC runs of carbon steels on folders. The biggest drawback of these steels in folding knives is moisture etc. can easily get trapped in the pivot area. No matter how diligent you are at wiping down the blade, y...
by ferider
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?
Replies: 86
Views: 1751

Re: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?

My perfect "tough" folder is this: Tall blade (sharpening lifetime) Stout tip (I've broken off too many millie/pm2's) Full liners Large stop pin within those liners Large diameter pivot barrel Large pivot screws Larger phosphor bronze washers than spyderco offers Tri-ad lock (spyderco backlock is f...
by ferider
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL Cruwear?
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Manix 2 XL Cruwear?

This pops up every two weeks. If they can make a Manix 2 with hollow ground 4V, making a Manix XL with a tool steel should not be too much to ask; take 4V, K390, CW, Rex 45, M4, 10V or similar - any of these would be great, beggars cann't be choosers ... I'll take at least two of whatever the Spyder...
by ferider
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?
Replies: 86
Views: 1751

Re: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?

VashHash wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:09 am
Szabo folder.
Yep. But that's in the 4.5" blade length category :) Not too many Spydies in that category, just Police, K2 and Szabo, and the Szabo clearly wins.

Why I categorize by blade length ? Because pivot and tang torque are proportional to it, when force is applied to the knife tip.
by ferider
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?
Replies: 86
Views: 1751

Re: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?

No clue which of the current ones would be toughest, but I'd still bet money that the original Chinook was the toughest decent size Spyderco ever built .... I concur. I was going to write this before I read your post. My toughest folders are: 1) 3" blade category: SS lined Native-5 (an M4 blade-swa...
by ferider
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can CATRA Predict Rope Cutting Performance?
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Can CATRA Predict Rope Cutting Performance?

Your comparison/correlation with Ankerson's test in particular is spectacular, Larrin. Thanks for doing this !
by ferider
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damaged screws and pocket clips.
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Damaged screws and pocket clips.

Since it's only one of the three screws, remove the other two, and loosen the 3rd screw by rotating the clip, until you can reach the screw head with pliers. Be patient and don't scratch the scales.
by ferider
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?
Replies: 86
Views: 1751

Re: Which Spyder folder is the toughest; will take the most abuse?

Both my Manix 2 with 4V and CMP Cru-Wear blades and Ti scales run circles around the Tuff. :p Now, rationally speaking :), you can't talk about a tough folder without mentioning the blade length. Obviously a Native 5 with SS liners is tougher than a Manix XL, simply because the blade is shorter .......
by ferider
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please school me on adjusting blade centering/action.
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Please school me on adjusting blade centering/action.

Don't have any of these. So for what it's worth from my working on full and half Titanium Militaries (5 total), and 3 K2 (and on other non-Spyderco frame-locks): Centering problems on frame-locks usually show up as the lock pushes the blade to the other side. What I do: 1) assemble the knife lock up...
by ferider
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please school me on adjusting blade centering/action.
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Please school me on adjusting blade centering/action.

Which Ti frame-locks ? (I've only done Military and K2 and can help there).
by ferider
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Share your CPM154/S90V laminate experiences here
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: Share your CPM154/S90V laminate experiences here

In the very first reply to the OP I linked the thread Ed Schemmp started to share information about this laminate. I guess no one bothered to click on it... Nate, I did and thanks for posting it. However, this is all that can be taken away from it: " Theoretically you should get a blade that in pol...

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