What did you use your Spyderco for last?

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby tps3443 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:23 am

Luddite wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:44 am
tps3443 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm
I just started a job, this job conincidentally requires constant cutting miscellaneous objects and opening things for hours on in sometimes.

I carried my Tenacious, and PM2 S110V to work. My Tenacious was ok from about 7:30am to 11:30am. The Tenacious was utterly dulled. So, I used my S110V PM2 solely for all cutting without dulling, or any degradation.

I resharpened the ole 8CR13MOV on a dinner plate after I got home, the edge was razor sharp after only 2-3 minutes of light or no pressure!

I’m not touching the S110V edge. No need!
Please explain this "dinner plate" sharpening technique.
The knife must have an edge, or this technique will not work. It works on the Tenacious and very quickly creates a very sharp edge. Unfortunately, I have to do this everyday as 8cr13mov doesn’t hold much of a working edge long. S110V simply blows it out of the water.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Luddite » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:16 am

tps3443 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:23 am
Luddite wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:44 am
tps3443 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm
I just started a job, this job conincidentally requires constant cutting miscellaneous objects and opening things for hours on in sometimes.

I carried my Tenacious, and PM2 S110V to work. My Tenacious was ok from about 7:30am to 11:30am. The Tenacious was utterly dulled. So, I used my S110V PM2 solely for all cutting without dulling, or any degradation.

I resharpened the ole 8CR13MOV on a dinner plate after I got home, the edge was razor sharp after only 2-3 minutes of light or no pressure!

I’m not touching the S110V edge. No need!
Please explain this "dinner plate" sharpening technique.
The knife must have an edge, or this technique will not work. It works on the Tenacious and very quickly creates a very sharp edge. Unfortunately, I have to do this everyday as 8cr13mov doesn’t hold much of a working edge long. S110V simply blows it out of the water.
When I looked at our crockery I was disappointed to find that all plates, saucers and cups are fully glazed.
People are going to think I'm weird now when I check underneath all their crockery, especially in restaurants. :D
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby lonerider1013 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:23 pm

most recent spyderco use...
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cutting up cord to bundle wood I cut after a tree fell. I'm diggin the (new to me) pm2.

BTW, seeing the discussion on sharpening with ceramic crockery, well... between this pm2, the positron and the para3, i now have 3 s30v blades. Can i touch them up on the bottom of a mug the way i do with my 8cr13 or vg10 blades? I haven't had to try yet but now that I have what's essentially a second paramilitary in the para3 one of them is gonna get a lot more hard use, and I don't wanna muck up the edge trying to sharpen it when i need to...
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Vivi » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:39 pm

IMO sandpaper is easier to use and more effective than plates, cups, or the top of a car window. I've tried em all.

I keep a small sheet of 800 grit folded up in my wallet for times I need to touch-up on the go.

You can lay it flat on a desk, wrap it around a pencil for a rod, or wrap it around a sharp lip on a countertop, book, desk etc. to get serrated edges sharpened. Versatile stuff.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Jazz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:06 pm

I only touch up on the bottom of plates at work, and my wharnie Delica is crazy sharp. Check your cups. They’ll work too.

Of course, I steel all the time, and strop on the boxes I cut.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby brainfriction » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:25 am

I used it to shave a patch of hair off my arm, yeah it's sharp!

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:25 am

My Pacific Salt got a good workout this morning. Trimmed a bunch of branches off some landscape bushes in our front yard. Some were as thick as an inch or inch and a half. I sawed through one branch that was fully two inches thick.

I know, it wasn't the right tool for the job but it was fun and it worked. ;)
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Caustic Dick » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:08 am

I used my Plain Jane S30V Manix 2 to cut two hard eggs in half, so I could put hot sauce on them.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby VashHash » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:35 am

I used this one for a post in a thread. Giving the vagabond some lime light today.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Cambertree » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:43 am

Had these two out in the garden - pruning, trimming, opening potting mix bags and other miscellaneous tasks.
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My favourite gardening knife pair at the moment.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby xceptnl » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:52 pm

Not my Spydie, but pretty close. Made dinner provisions for the rest of the week's lunches.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:18 pm

Opening my new Double Stuff!

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:37 pm

Been using my Native 5 Maxamet pretty hard the past few days, doing volunteer flood cleanup here in Beulaville, NC. Drywall, pex tubing, carpet, tar paper, insulation, etc.

It's a good knife for the tough jobs. I'm not afraid to get it wet and filthy. And the Maxamet steel is about perfect for this kind of thing: it's tough enough handle hitting the odd nail but wear resistant enough to cut through drywall without significant dulling.

The Native isn't my top favorite design, and I'd prefer G-10 to FRN, but there's no questioning it's effectiveness as a hard use cutting tool. I enjoy using it.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby Pelagic » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:04 am

Shoutouts to Buelaville. I grew up in Cape Hatteras and lived in Wilmington for 2 years.

Just finished carving a wedge out of a piece of scrap wood with my military. I figure someone may need a wedge some time that isn't made of steel.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 pm

Last of my fall yard clean up. This was a great combo.
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby The Meat man » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:42 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:04 am
Shoutouts to Buelaville. I grew up in Cape Hatteras and lived in Wilmington for 2 years.

We went down to Cape Hatteras on Thursday, prior to driving home. Beautiful ocean and scenery!
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby kernelpanic » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm

Opening the box of fireworks 🔥 to do a bonfire night display for my wife and kids :)
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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby ugaarguy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:10 pm

Opened the box from Amazon containing my new rear wiper blade. All the local parts store would have had to special order it. As I type this, I realize I should order another (or ordered two in the first place) to have a replacement hand ahead of time, and then just re-order the spare in the future.

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby toxophilus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:50 pm

:spyder: Manix 2 M4 taking on a Venison back strap with trimmings straight from a cast iron pan :spyder:

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Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:57 pm

That is a great meal right there. Sign me up!
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