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by blues
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has K390 "obsoleted" M4/REX45/HAP40?
Replies: 50
Views: 1647

Re: Has K390 "obsoleted" M4/REX45/HAP40?

Evil D wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:50 am
blues wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 am
I'd be curious just how many folks can tell the difference between one steel and another...


I see more variances in how they sharpen than in use, until I start comparing steels that are less similar like CR13 vs Maxamet.
Good point. And I would agree.
by blues
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has K390 "obsoleted" M4/REX45/HAP40?
Replies: 50
Views: 1647

Re: Has K390 "obsoleted" M4/REX45/HAP40?

I'd be curious just how many folks can tell the difference between one steel and another on a daily use basis if they are not conducting a rigorous test to determine just how many cuts they can make with a knife before the edge no longer slices phone book paper. I think the difference in corrosion r...
by blues
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has K390 "obsoleted" M4/REX45/HAP40?
Replies: 50
Views: 1647

Re: Has K390 "obsoleted" M4/REX45/HAP40?

I never tire of the M4 "bite".

Obsolete? I see 1095 is still around...I figure none of these fine steels are going the way of the dodo. (Not the Spyderco version.)
by blues
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 144
Views: 2812

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

If I weren't interested in the precision of the build nor the aesthetics, I'd just use a box opener or a cheap production knife for most all of my tasks. They're easy to keep sharp and they're disposable. A certain price point implies a certain level of quality in both the materials and the build ....
by blues
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?
Replies: 144
Views: 2812

Re: Why are so many people concerned with perfect blade centering?

If I weren't interested in the precision of the build nor the aesthetics, I'd just use a box opener or a cheap production knife for most all of my tasks. They're easy to keep sharp and they're disposable. A certain price point implies a certain level of quality in both the materials and the build. I...
by blues
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let’s see some blues
Replies: 38
Views: 702

Re: Let’s see some blues

https://i.ibb.co/G7yRGHZ/Shaman-2.jpg That dye job came out fantastic! That's a great shade of blue. I'd rock that Shaman no problem :cool: Thanks. I can't take credit for it. I bought it that way, (new but for the dye job), from the original owner on the exchange at bladeforums, and at a bargain p...
by blues
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let’s see some blues
Replies: 38
Views: 702

Re: Let’s see some blues

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by blues
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 648
Views: 54040

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

Can confirm, via my favorite Spyderco dealer, that the model should be coming in the next week or two. He mentioned that the run should be about double the norm...or about 3,000 total pieces or so (from what he understands).

Not going to put him on the spot by quoting him verbatim.
by blues
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker angles may be off
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: Sharpmaker angles may be off

I checked a couple years back and mine were definitely off, both from each other as well as the angles they are supposed to be.

Didn't stop me from continuing to use as is, however.

Somehow, I've managed to survive this blow. :p
by blues
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why did you join?
Replies: 127
Views: 2420

Re: Why did you join?

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by blues
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BHQ Exclusive Tanto PM2 - M4/Jade
Replies: 137
Views: 5557

Re: BHQ Exclusive Tanto PM2 - M4/Jade

Nice...
by blues
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Sharpmaker Questions

Your cleaning techniques are just fine and mimic my own. They should work well for most any buildup on the rods. Using the corners (only) is a method used by some, the main concern would be moderating the force exerted, and being extra careful to maintain the bevel angle since you have such a small ...
by blues
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of metal handles?
Replies: 73
Views: 1527

Re: What do you think of metal handles?

In general not a big fan unless there is sufficient texturing to afford a good grip in less than ideal conditions.

That said, I have several...some I really like, and others, not as much, whether standard production, Sebenzas, or customs.
by blues
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Medium Bench Stone - where does it lie ?
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: Spyderco Medium Bench Stone - where does it lie ?

I use the brown rods almost to the exclusion of the white (fine and ultra-fine) for most all knives these days.

(Diamond hones, whether plated or bonded, are usually used to prepare the edge for the microbevel received from the Sharpmaker. Occasionally water stones or SiC or AlOx.)
by blues
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Tanto poll
Replies: 52
Views: 1462

Re: Military Tanto poll

I have no issue with it...but it wouldn't be a "must have" for me.
by blues
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a new Military?
Replies: 52
Views: 2198

Re: How about a new Military?

LC200N, there are plenty of Salt knives, what would be the benefit of a Salt Military? Speaking for myself, because I prefer the Military pattern. I don't buy patterns that don't appeal to me simply for the steel. There are lots of patterns that have the same steel...from large to small. I have thr...
by blues
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a new Military?
Replies: 52
Views: 2198

Re: How about a new Military?

Up until (maybe) this morning I'd have gone with 4V which I've yet to own...but I'm just intrigued enough to want to try out LC200N, and so it gets my vote.

Both would be the best answer for me personally.
by blues
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman: Primal instincts?
Replies: 33
Views: 2788

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: 500

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...

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