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  1. JNewell

    Red M390 PM2 dropping 7/17

    Thank you, sir. Ordered one - leaves one for someone else.
  2. JNewell

    I own TWO Zaans!?

    I bought one six or eight years back and liked it enough to buy another. The amazing thing was that the second one was made on the same day as the first one I purchased. One was purchased locally (Boston, MA) and the other came from across the country by mail. Pretty amazing odds on that.
  3. JNewell

    Spyderco Forum Name Tag - Available for Pre-Order

    Argh, me too.
  4. JNewell

    Lost PM2 CPM154/S90V

    USPS may have a window on the front end where the shipper can't file any kind of complaint/inquiry. I have run into this with UPS. I don't remember what the period was - it might have been two weeks or 30 days. It was frustratingly long.
  5. JNewell

    For those who own a user BG-42

    I have a small Regular that has had a lot of use. I have never had any issues with corrosion or pitting. Obviously some other guys have. This knife is +20 years old, and well-used, and it has not been an issue at all. I do find it more work to sharpen up BG-42 when dull. If I keep it sharp...
  6. JNewell

    What are your Favorite Military models/sprints/exclusives?

    My by-far favorites are the two KW hybrids (CPM-M4/Ti+G10; S90V/Ti+CF). I find the RIL version easier to unlock than the LL versions, and I like the weight and balance of the half-TI version. I swapped the M4 blade for an M390 blade, and swapped the black scale for an orange scale.
  7. JNewell

    Your favorite Spyderco that doesn't exist

    My 2010 KW exclusive with the M4 blade swapped out for M390 and the black G10 scale swapped out for orange
  8. JNewell

    Old Style Washers - lubrication

    My own thought on that is that it's a good equivalent. I haven't done any analysis or testing, but I think that's a little more like the old grease that CRK sold than the newer grease I've gotten from them. If you have the time and inclination, there have been some threads here over the years...
  9. JNewell

    Old Style Washers - lubrication

    OK, and I'll take some *duh* demerits for overlooking that! :o
  10. JNewell

    Ti/Carbon Fiber S90v Military sale

    Awwwwww, groan! But yes, it is. I think S90V cuts better, longer, in many tasks with that relatively coarse edge. It's sort of like micro-serrations.
  11. JNewell

    Old Style Washers - lubrication

    A curious thought, since neither titanium nor bronze are likely to corrode much? :D Actually, Torx will often work in hex recess. Not recommended - tool and fastener damage can result, but I've done it, too, and I bet others here have as well, if they're honest. ;)
  12. JNewell

    Old Style Washers - lubrication

    Do not replace the washers. Use fluorinated grease similar to what was originally used and sold by CRK. Why make the simple hard?
  13. JNewell

    Should I upgrade to a 940-1 from a 940-2?

    I think he has a page here in the Knifemaker section. Also, you probably know this and no insult is intended, but DOAT = Death of All Things, which might help here and with Google if you were just searching on DOAT.
  14. JNewell

    Ti/Carbon Fiber S90v Military sale

    Yes - one way of defining "polishing" would be "progressive reduction of scratches." ;)
  15. JNewell

    Ti/Carbon Fiber S90v Military sale

    And "snail trails" are scratches - it's that simple.
  16. JNewell

    Ti/Carbon Fiber S90v Military sale

    It's possible that the edge chipping is the result of differential hardness caused by excess heat during sharpening at the factory. Years ago Benchmade had a long run of similar issues with S30V blades that was almost certainly caused by this. The edge chipping stopped after some of the edge...
  17. JNewell

    Is a small sebenza 21 as smooth as a large 21

    In general, across many brands, my experience is that generally large blades feel smoother than smaller blades. I have always supposed that it's just the effect of greater mass. But to channel Steve Jobs, I may be holding them wrong. Or I may just be imagining things... ;)
  18. JNewell

    Bring back 710!

    I still have two of the 705. One is satin PE ATS-34 and the other is black PE 154CM. OK, yeah, the 705 is a little thick for its blade length, but it is such a sweet and convenient knife. The 707 appealed to me more on paper but never in the hand - not sure why. I'd love to see someone...
  19. JNewell

    Southard (and others) washer / bearing upgrade kit

    Posted this in the Spyderco forum but also wanted to follow up on my order here. The Southard is a great knife. The 204P blade has a great profile for my uses and takes and holds a great edge. The build quality throughout is extremely high. Mine also sat unused because the action was so poor...
  20. JNewell

    Cupped washers situation

    Following up on my order here. The Southard is a great knife. The 204P blade has a great profile for my uses and takes and holds a great edge. The build quality throughout is extremely high. Mine also sat unused because the action was so poor that attempting to flip the knife open was pure...
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