Which Spyderco are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Cisco Kid, May 2, 2013.

  1. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Havent't been successful with the onion, a little grey but unfortunately no layers. Maybe I try again with fresher vegetables. Tomatoes also just done a little. Mustard remains, but is not available right now.
    For tonight the Rex Spydies do it like spongebob... they'll sleep in a pineapple house.;)

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  2. VashHash

    VashHash

    Aug 11, 2009
    If you have some kind of patina already it won't work out the same. You need to scrub the blade with steel wool or something to remove the old patina. Also be sure to clean the blade before you do this.

    Here's super blue and the stainless jacket
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    Here's some crappy pictures of a case knife I did too.
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  3. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 1, 2015
    That's some nice patina!
    Thanks for the hint with the cleaning. Maybe I will just take some metal polish instead of steel woll, to avoid scratches?
     
  4. VashHash

    VashHash

    Aug 11, 2009
    Steel wool usually isn't hard enough to scratch regular steel. It could scratch the stainless jacket on super blue. Rex45 should be way harder. Polish would probably be best though. Give a more consistent finish.
     
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  5. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

    856
    Dec 1, 2015
    That makes sense. Maybe I will give it a try and start with light pressure, then silver polish for the finish. Thank you for the advice!
     
  6. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

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  8. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 1, 2015
    The pineapple hours brought a lot of patina, unfortunately also some spots of rust.
    Not so deep, after taking pictures I could rub them away with a rougher sponge.:)
    Oiled the blades and will carry and use them the next days for food prep, and all the tasks a good knife is needed.
    Thanks again for the patina support and to Spyderco for making these great knives with different steels!

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  9. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Old style delica. The slipjoint is by Alistar Phillips designer of the kapara. Thought you might find that of interest.:D
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  10. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Wrong thread...
     
  11. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 3, 2015
  12. Hivoltage

    Hivoltage Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 19, 2018
    Looks good! I’m just used to straight up 1095 carbon that you can pretty much turn real time but the tool steels obviously take a little more work. Ya a little rust shouldn’t be an issue, my Manix M4 had some rust the day after I got it from finger prints. That petina should stop it. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Hivoltage

    Hivoltage Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 19, 2018
    Little too small for me but will def be a good backup. Love all the quality crammed into a small package.

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  14. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 1, 2015
    I also came from the traditional 1095 carbon to Spyderco's work steels. My M4 and Rex45 blades have taken patina relatively slow (except if you force it:D). 52100 steel seems to go more in the 1095 direction (faster patina and even rust if you don't oil it). After rubbing the spots of rust away on my Rex PM2 and Native5 I hadn't any more issues with it so far. Patina seems solid.:)
     
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  15. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Patina without rust...:cool:

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  16. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Happy Fathers Day!
     
  17. TX180SX

    TX180SX Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    M4 Millie FTW!
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  18. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1

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  19. babykujo

    babykujo Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 18, 2020
    I find myself stopping and looking at this one often. I just like the looks of it.
     
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  20. So many red n black boxes

    So many red n black boxes Gold Member Gold Member

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    carry for Mon 6/22
     
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