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  1. Sal Glesser

    Has Spyderco ever used L6 Steel?

    One of the custom makers used L6 in the Eugene Cutting Competition about 10 years ago. It performed quite well. sal
  2. Sal Glesser

    Spyderco Military ATS-34 Question

    Hi, Back then we made the G-10 black by putting WD-40 on it, We soaked the handles in a vat of Wd-40. sal
  3. Sal Glesser

    Spyderco Military ATS-34 Question

    It's a piece of our history for sure. sal
  4. Sal Glesser

    Smock Question

    By set, I mean the adjustment you prefer on the pivot before the lock tite sets. sal
  5. Sal Glesser

    Has Spyderco ever used L6 Steel?

    Hi Nephron, We've not used L6 for anything. sal
  6. Sal Glesser

    Spyderco Military ATS-34 Question

    We were the first company to experiment with a black coating. The knife shown was one of the early coated knives. I don't remember how many ATS Military models were made and the factory manager at the time was not that great about keeping records. sal
  7. Sal Glesser

    Smock Question

    Hi TanjianX, Welcome to our forum. a drop of lock tight (non permanent) on the screw and proper setting. sal
  8. Sal Glesser

    Spyderco Military ATS-34 Question

    Hi HamiltonBrooks, We planned on introducing the Military with a powdered metal. After visiting Crucible, we decided on CPM 440V. It was the first time a powdered steel was used on a production knife. We were concerned the reaction to a powdered metal in the knife might stop some from buying...
  9. Sal Glesser

    Welcome back! Current status, known issues, and more.

    Hi Spark, Thanx for all of the effort for decades. I could not find join dates or post counts. Is there a plan for those? sal
  10. Sal Glesser

    Spyderco Siren Lock Issue

    I haven't heard anything yet. I'll look into it. Looks like they've got a fix. Will make one more proto and if all goes well, production should resume in about 3 weeks after these the latest proto checks out. sal
  11. Sal Glesser

    PM3 - I bent my pocket clip...

    Hi GingivitisKahn, Thanx for letting us know and good job. Success inspires confidence. sal
  12. Sal Glesser

    The K390 Thread - Photos and Experiences

    Hi Dav(id), You can't send it back. You modified it. What would you expect whomever you send it back to do? Throw it away? Sell it to another customer after you modified it? Sorry Dav(id), you own it. You fix it. sal
  13. Sal Glesser

    PM3 - I bent my pocket clip...

    Hi GingivitisKahn, I've removed, bent and put back on hundreds of clips over the years. easy do. sal
  14. Sal Glesser

    I Think I've Chipped My Blade - What Now?

    Think of the "edge" as a constant work in progress. Giving up molecules of steel in use, giving up molecules of steel when re-creating a working edge. Over and over. sal
  15. Sal Glesser

    Ordered A Wharnecliffe Endura. What Can I Expect?

    Hi Me2, Thanx for the update. sal
  16. Sal Glesser

    I Think I've Chipped My Blade - What Now?

    Hi Brian, Welcome to our forum. The edge is the knife. Everything else is packaging. A living using edge will change. It dulls, it chips, and you resharpen it. As mentioned a Sharpmaker will take good care of it. I also always recommend a 10X - 12X magnifying loupe to watch the edge close...
  17. Sal Glesser

    Ordered A Wharnecliffe Endura. What Can I Expect?

    Our hi-performance Delica is just beginning to go forward. High hollow grind, thin edge, I'd like K390. Should be fun and eye opening. sal
  18. Sal Glesser

    Bill Bagwell Passes

    I guess you have to spend more time on Spyderco forums. sal
  19. Sal Glesser

    Chapparal with maple scales: An internal dialogue

    Hi Philly-shell, Welcome to our forum. sal
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