The Elusive Dr.X

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  • The Elusive Dr.X

    Replied to the thread Spyderco, Spyderco.........
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    Sliverax came yesterday, stripped it and made it a little bit slicker. Lovely knife well made and the bearings are phosphor bronze washers (or bearing race?) with the bearings in... awesome!
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    Replied to the thread Hinderer slippie.
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    Finding these a bit tricky to sharpen on the KME. I thought I had a burr and so went through to a mirror polish with almost butter knife sharpness. Anyone else tried this or cpm 20cv in general?
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    Recently purchased the original Manix from the classifieds and it is an ergonomic dream. Even when you flip the grip to reverse for fun, it’s perfectly comfortable with the heel of the handle acting as a nice thumb rest, very clever design.

    I stripped…
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    Replied to the thread Nick Shabazz does a PITS review..
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    They are great, I have a couple of SPITS, mk3, pie lock and I was a little too late to the main list for the mk 4. I have similar style job to Nick Shabazz so reviews are relevant, but he’s way too critical on this one. The edges weren’t…
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    My replacement Slippy is absolutely fine in terms of screws and blade centering. This one is sharper than the sheepsfoot.

    Choil is small I have slim fingers and it’s passable. I think the choil works better as protection in the event of a closure as…
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    Paul W the 1 being the Buck Marksman and 10 being the classic Shing I think it is firmer and smoother than the U.K. PK action (around 5) so as BKelly says, 6 or 7

    JimTheBob the choil is quite small for my hands, but I have quite big hands, it…
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    BKelly I think you are right, the stonewash is just lighter and less “mottled” for lack of a better term. Both boxes indicate that they are stonewashed version.

    Great blades though.
    The Sheepsfoot tip sweeps up a bit so might be tricky to sharpen,…
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    I grabbed the sheepsfoot and the slicer in blue. They are very well made. Smooth to open. I found that when the sheepsfoot came I wanted to pierce a box for recycling but realised it wasn’t my UKPK.

    First impressions are that they are quite hefty in…