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by blues
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman: Primal instincts?
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Re: Shaman: Primal instincts?

Clearly, Albatross, you are under the witch doctor's spell. :eek:

(I'm looking forward to another Shaman. Especially Cru-Wear, so we can really play with abandon. :cool: )
by blues
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Climbing story" in the newest Spyderco Byte
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: "Climbing story" in the newest Spyderco Byte

I don't climb anymore, but was active as a rock climber and mountaineer from the 70's through 80's...in the Wind RIver Range, Alaska, Adirondacks, White Mountains, Shawangunks and a bit in Yosemite. I always had a knife on me...always. And once, on a climb in the Wind Rivers needed to cut and splice...
by blues
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V and S125V – History and Properties
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: S90V and S125V – History and Properties

Interesting list of custom makers who used s90v What are its advantages over s110v? Is it finer grained? The S90V came first of course so it wasn’t designed as an improvement over S110V. S110V has a finer microstructure and better corrosion resistance but more carbide. S90V has a bit better toughne...
by blues
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V and S125V – History and Properties
Replies: 18
Views: 467

Re: S90V and S125V – History and Properties

Good stuff, Larrin.

I had a custom Model 4 built for me by my late friend, knife maker "Kit" Carson, with S90V (then 420V) in the middle to late 90's. It was my very first custom knife...and holds pride of place in my collection.
by blues
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 104
Views: 2240

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

I don't own either one. I'll go stand in the corner now.
by blues
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?
Replies: 49
Views: 1341

Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

I want to try out the steel...but it's not yet enough of a lure. Almost...but not quite there for me. The price is relatively attractive, though.
by blues
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s up with the military?
Replies: 114
Views: 2846

Re: What’s up with the military?

Military in 4V would give me an opportunity to carry a steel I've not yet had the opportunity to try out...and a new Military would be a welcome addition.
by blues
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"
Replies: 143
Views: 13294

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:57 am
I think K390 is a Maxamet killer. It is for me.
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"Alas, poor Maxamet..."
by blues
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Grail Achieved! M4 Shaman!
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Grail Achieved! M4 Shaman!

Excellent! I know that M4 Shaman feeling. The fellow on BF who sold me mine BNIB (I’d been shut out on BHQ) knowingly asked only MAP. That surprise made my experience all the sweeter, but I would have paid way more. I'll see you and raise you...I got mine, RIT dyed to a Royal Blue-ish, but otherwis...
by blues
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I really want a Shaman in M4!
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: I really want a Shaman in M4!

I have found Rex45 to be FAR less corrosion resistant than M4. I love M4. But, I can't even carry Rex45, without it turning orange. I had found the opposite to be true, but was informed by Larrin that there should be no reason for a difference in corrosion resistance between the two steels. He said...
by blues
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23575
Views: 1825943

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Military 204P
by blues
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10584

Re: Where's the 3V?

Deadboxhero wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:55 am
blues wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:50 am
You've got a lot of nerve, Shawn. Lotta nerve. Don't let me catch you around these parts after sundown. Savvy?



:p
Now you listen here Mr Spyderco Lawdog, 3v just don't go round here :p :D

https://youtu.be/T_0wFh-ceRU
Well played, Ike.
by blues
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10584

Re: Where's the 3V?

Eventually I'll pick up one of their offerings in 4V. Last time I got booted in the middle of checkout. C'est la vie.
by blues
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10584

Re: Where's the 3V?

You've got a lot of nerve, Shawn. Lotta nerve. Don't let me catch you around these parts after sundown. Savvy?



:p
by blues
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10584

Re: Where's the 3V?

^^^^^
I'm with you, Joe.

I'll also look forward to adding some 4V when the opportunity presents so I can compare with my 3V and Cru-Wear.
by blues
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10584

Re: Where's the 3V?

While 3v may not be thee optimal folding knife steel, most aren't. Some steels are better for specific applications, but a good numbee of blade steels are simply outclassed by one steel or another, yet we still see a wide array of options. Knife enthusiasts like variety. 3v is absolutely good enoug...
by blues
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10584

Re: Where's the 3V?

Another fan of 3V. I only have one, a small utility fixed blade made by Ed Schott for me years ago...but it's my most used knife around the house. Easy to sharpen, tough and not a hint of oxidation.

If Spyderco puts 3V in a pattern I like, it's something I'd look forward to.
by blues
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife that won’t chip, won’t roll?
Replies: 31
Views: 1941

Re: Knife that won’t chip, won’t roll?

Karl_H wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:14 pm
=

"Deadboxhero" is probably the best person to answer this type of question.
It's Friday. He may be testing the ABV percentages of various craft ales...

...and who's to say he'd be wrong. :p
by blues
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 167
Views: 14116

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

Good stuff, Shawn. Many thanks, (again), to you and Larrin for edumucating us reprobates.
by blues
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Steel – History and Properties (and 20CV and 204P)
Replies: 16
Views: 1414

Re: M390 Steel – History and Properties (and 20CV and 204P)

Good stuff, Larrin, as always. Thanks for the education.

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