Episode 135 talks about Blade Profiles, Zero Tolerance 0560, Medford Knife and Tool TFFF-1, delivered to you by Rob Robideau, Dan and Andrew; Your hosts for the More Sharp Edges Podcast
Rob, Dan and Andrew are at it again on this brand new podcast episode of More Sharp Edges. On this episode, they discuss Production Knife Manufacturing and a lot of other stuff related to it.
On this podcast episode, Rob Robideau interviews Dan of Bladereviews.com about the things you need to consider when choosing an everyday carrying knife and a lot more.
Dan Policastro is the main man behind Bladereviews.com. His interest in blades and everything sharp started way back when he was a kid and has morphed into this passion; allowing him to write loads of things about it. check out his website. http://www.bladereviews.com
Here’s Rob Robideau introducing a new segment to the Personal Armament Network. The segment dubbed, “More Sharp Edges Podcast” involves blades and all things sharp. You definitely need to watch out for it.
I recently received a set of reground Spyderco knives from Tom Krein. The Delica is a ZDP-189 blade and started out as a full-flat ground blade. I then had Tom regrind it to an even thinner full-flat grind. My first question before all of this was what is the difference between a factory FFG and Tom Krein’s aftermarket FFG? Tom grinds the blades so that the thickness directly behind the sharpened area is about a quarter of the thickness of the factory blade.
According to Tom:
Most of the FFG’s from spyderco are still between .020″-.030″ just behind the sharpened area. I take them down to around .008″ plus or minus .003″. It does make a difference.
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I know that the vast majority of knife owners never even contemplate sharpening their knife, much less changing parts, customizing, or modifying it, but there is still a group of passionate knife owners that want to take their production knives to the next level.
Any knife enthusiasts who has been doing this for any length of time is bound to have a drawer or box full of spare parts. Extra scales, screws, blades, etc. from parts knives. For some of us, that pile of parts represents a significant monetary investment.
Maybe this is just a pipe dream, but I would love to see more production knife manufacturers offer individual knife parts for sale. I can’t offer any hard numbers to convince them that they would make any money in this endeavor, but I can say with certainty that it would foster a great deal of goodwill amongst their most passionate customers. Can you really put a price on that?