What did you use your Spyderco for last?

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm

You're darn right about that! I've learned so much in a limited time here. I'm a perfectionist, so this whole sharpening thing is a bit of a thorn in my side. Though all my edges are "sharp", I can't seem to get a few of them to the point I read from others here. Practice makes perfect...or more advanced sharpening systems haha.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:08 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm
You're darn right about that! I've learned so much in a limited time here. I'm a perfectionist, so this whole sharpening thing is a bit of a thorn in my side. Though all my edges are "sharp", I can't seem to get a few of them to the point I read from others here. Practice makes perfect...or more advanced sharpening systems haha.
You got it, practice is key! Sometimes it takes me a long time to get the edge I want, but usually if I stick to it I get it eventually.

I'm kind of a perfectionist myself when it comes to edges. Sometimes, if it's not going well, I just have to force myself to put the knife down and do something ese for awhile. :)
- Connor

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10 & Proverbs 9:10)

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Bill1170 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:39 am

I cut a bunch of jade plant and unwanted shoots on my giant birds of paradise with my FFG Endura in VG-10. This blade was cut down for a homemade wave hook, so the spine is significantly thinner than stock. It works better than stock in this application because less wedgeing as it cuts. I recall reading that VG-10 was developed for horticultural uses, so I’m right in line with intended use! This was a last minute addition to top off my green waste bins that’ll be collected today.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Bloke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm
You're darn right about that! I've learned so much in a limited time here. I'm a perfectionist, so this whole sharpening thing is a bit of a thorn in my side. Though all my edges are "sharp", I can't seem to get a few of them to the point I read from others here. Practice makes perfect...or more advanced sharpening systems haha.
I think most people here have been where you are so don’t give up.

I would suggest you stick with the brown medium rods for a bit. If you get it right through practice and technique your knife will be about as sharp as it’s going to get just by using those medium rods.

Try sharpening a paring knife and finish only to the medium stones 30 or 40deg setting doesn’t matter ... everything Connor and Pelagic said about clean crisp apex, no burrs then take your hand off the SharpMaker and take alternating passes with such little pressure that the SharpMaker doesn’t slide along the bench. Strop on your palm and go whittle hair. It’s all practice. :)
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Carlito555 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 pm

Cut my sammich in half at work :)

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Bloke » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Carlito555 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Cut my sammich in half at work :)
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Hahaha, that would really ruin a great sandwich! That's worthy of $8-$10
Currently have 11 :spyder: 's in 9 different steels!

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:48 pm

Is that even a sandwich anymore?! :D :D
- Connor

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby A.S.O.K.A » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:53 am

Did some damage to a Spruce board for my YT vid :D
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Cut up some strawberries with my newly reprofiled and sharpened Calypso Jr Super Blue.

Edge photo:
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I took it down to about 10 dps and touched it up a bit on the UF rods in the 30° slots.
Got some practicing to do but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
- Connor

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10 & Proverbs 9:10)

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Bloke » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:34 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Cut up some strawberries with my newly reprofiled and sharpened Calypso Jr Super Blue.

Edge photo:

20181013_190701-1632x1224.jpg

I took it down to about 10 dps and touched it up a bit on the UF rods in the 30° slots.
Got some practicing to do but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Hey Connor, on your Hapstone?
A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:34 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Cut up some strawberries with my newly reprofiled and sharpened Calypso Jr Super Blue.

Edge photo:

20181013_190701-1632x1224.jpg

I took it down to about 10 dps and touched it up a bit on the UF rods in the 30° slots.
Got some practicing to do but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Hey Connor, on your Hapstone?

Yes sir!
- Connor

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10 & Proverbs 9:10)

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Bloke » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Bloke wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Hey Connor, on your Hapstone?
Yes sir!
That’s awesome mate! Hope you’re enjoying it! :cool:
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby legOFwhat? » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Just used my manix2 lw maxamet to open all 9 Byrd rescue 2's and prep some paracord for lanyards as gifts. This should make me best uncle ever! As a side note, for under $25 this knife is amazing! Dual purpose in the orange as 6 of them will go to family in Tennessee who are huge vols fans. :( poor things :p
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby tps3443 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:16 pm

I used my Tenacious to cut open the box my Paramilitary Blurple was mailed in. I have yet to cut anything with the S110V PM2 that came out of the box, not even a slice of paper.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:40 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Bloke wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Hey Connor, on your Hapstone?
Yes sir!
That’s awesome mate! Hope you’re enjoying it! :cool:

It's great! I plan on reprofiling my PD#1 Mule sometime soon too. Maybe tomorrow.

This morning my brother dropped off a bunch of chisels and plane blades for me to sharpen as well. Got the chisels done. I had to do those freehand, but I'm hoping I can do the plane blades with the Hapstone. :)
- Connor

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10 & Proverbs 9:10)

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby legOFwhat? » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 am

legOFwhat? wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Just used my manix2 lw maxamet to open all 9 Byrd rescue 2's and prep some paracord for lanyards as gifts. This should make me best uncle ever! As a side note, for under $25 this knife is amazing! Dual purpose in the orange as 6 of them will go to family in Tennessee who are huge vols fans. :( poor things :p
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My paracord is a little large for these lanyard holes :( . It works okay once you cram it in there though.
-Larry.

"He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." Proverbs 25:28

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby ThePeacent » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:05 am

just used the Pacific to open a box with 480 coffee capsules for this cold Winter

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Evil D » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:10 pm

Had to cut yet another car bumper cover (this happens more than you'd believe) with my Autonomy, and in my haste I accidentally stabbed the street as the blade swiped through the urethane far easier than I expected and my hand jerked downward right into the pavement. Only very minimal edge damage on the very tip of the edge. H1 is a flippin beast of a steel.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby attila » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:01 pm

I used my S110V Manix LW's spine to dull a fresh sander belt a little bit and its primary bevel to load up my Double Stuff with steel.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW, Pakkawood Delica, CPM Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, CPM M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 CPM Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, CPM REX 45 PM2, CPM REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara.

Waiting for: Waterway, LC200N Pacific Salt, DLT M390 PM2, and something purple
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