Back to trying to get a patina on cruwear after my first attempt. Because lemon juice is not smelly and we use it a lot in the house, I have tried to let the blade all night in a tissue imbibed. Tissue seems to be some kind of catalyst as it help to keep … Continue reading Cruwear and Patina, the Lemon Edition.
Forcing a Patina on Cruwear! Why? Because I’m going to the sea and I just need to be certain it won’t pit. Now Cruwear seems tricky compared to 52100 or Maxamet. Let see how it will get… 45 minutes later… No patina yet some stains… “It’s not as rusty as 1095 usually, so it’s … Continue reading Patina on Cruwear ? Not that easy !
After doing that picture for the Spyderco Forums…. I have noticed those red dots near the pivot on my Paramillie 2 in 52100. Some “voiding the warranty” time later I noticed that… Edited the 2nd of November 2017. This is not the case anymore as stated in Spyderco new warranty: “If a knife has been … Continue reading 52100 Fight the rust ! Force Patina !!
“After building a Patina, coat it with cheese.” This is an old trick Fred Perrin used to do just un case someone asked him about his knife: – Is it a weapon? – Nope I eat a lot of cheese. But the cheese grease also protected the blade from pitting. Olive oil, butter are also … Continue reading Spyderco C36 CPM M4 – Building a Patina
I have seen a video where someone is stabbing concrete with its Spyderco Police 4 to show how K390 is strong ! The blade of that famous knife is thin and this thinness is here for a purpose: Sal Glesser has decided to use the Police 4 plateforme according to his own desire but toughness … Continue reading STEEL K390 BÖHLER’S MICROCLEAN – UNCANNY BLADE MATERIAL.
Like I have said in my previous review of that venerable folding knife : It has taken me a very long time before to get any interest in the Police model. My first real step in the wide Spyderco world was the Terzuola Starmate and the Millie. The Starmate was equipped with some super new steel … Continue reading A Spirit In a Material World: Sting, The Police.
I remember one of the very first advertising of the Clip It collection of Spyderco. The Police was presented in its stainless handle serrated edge version of that time (80’s…) and it was written something like: “Pure Performance” … The cheetah is a good example of incredible fast and lean animal and as this knife, … Continue reading Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.
Disassembling the Cruwear Knifecenter edition has been a child play once I have found how to use some pliers to keep some rounds spacers from turning by gripping them. Eventually, the Flytanium scales are perfectly adjusted. No surprises at all. The action is as smooth as before, no worry. The sweet point of balance is … Continue reading Flytanium on Cruwear PM2 – a sweet customization
In my latest review, Pear of Cydonia, I got surprised by the chemical reaction when cutting quinces with the Morakniv ; immediately the quince’s juice and its high concentration in tannins combined with carbon steel blade lead to dark traces on the fruit and accelerated the blade’s patina. Many thanks to Max Wedges for his explantations: “Now … Continue reading Morakniv… in the wilderness of my garden
My first (black) Pingo was almost 6 years ago. Since, Pascal has reviewed his (orange) Pingo… in his entertaining review Pingo Star ! I got the opportunity to get a very rare beast: a blue Pingo with K390 steel blade and studs to mask the tiny trademark hole and protect it from lint. First I … Continue reading Pingo Blue C163PBL K390 Exclusive Edge Matters Edition