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by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's good about S30V
Replies: 46
Views: 1189

Re: What's good about S30V

For us experienced sharpeners, s30v is easy to sharpen. But the fact of the matter is, s30v is not really a forgiving steel for sharpeners less experienced. There are ways to sharpen it where it has long working edge potential and lesser sharpening levels that get people saying they would rather sti...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 39
Views: 2256

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

The one that stood out to me the most would have to be the brouwer model. It has the kind of ergonmics that really shined. I dint skip it out of dislike for s30v. I'm primarilly into spydercos to try out new steels that I never had the pleasure of using and sharpening, so I tend to avoid getting mod...
by A.S.O.K.A
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 322
Views: 24058

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

While I agree with all who said cruwear should be a production steel, I kind of think of a time when s110v and maxamet was limited. Maybe spyderco heard enough people suggesting to make those production steels. Now you can get both steels easily as they are not flying off the shelves. Some models in...
by A.S.O.K.A
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear delica cut testing
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Cruwear delica cut testing

Nice video! That was a good amount of cardboard. Much thinner grind on that Delica than a Shaman, would be cool to see a comparison. Also...it freaks me out with you cutting towards yourself! I know cutting toward one self is not an ideal method, but for some reason, it works better for me when doi...
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear delica cut testing
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Cruwear delica cut testing

finished doing a vid on the cruwear delica for those curious about cruwear's performance before giving the upcoming shaman sprint run a go. Keep in mind, results may vary from person to person depending on how they cut, what they cut, how they sharpen and other variables. here the link to the vid ht...
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Elmax
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Elmax

Think of elmax as more of a high level workers steel. While the hair whittling sharpness goes away fairly fast, the working edge is where this steel truly shines.
by A.S.O.K.A
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker rod maintenance
Replies: 36
Views: 2650

Re: Sharpmaker rod maintenance

I use a little bit of 3 in 1 oil. Removes virtually all the loaded metal. Now I find this really interesting. I don't doubt you because you sound like your sold on it. But I'm wondering how that would work :confused: ?? Now a few years back there was an old machinist I used to work with that showed...
by A.S.O.K.A
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker rod maintenance
Replies: 36
Views: 2650

Re: Sharpmaker rod maintenance

I use a little bit of 3 in 1 oil. Removes virtually all the loaded metal.
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

I touch up with a medium grit usually so I am confident that I am removing fatigued steel. I have a lot to say about this and very little time. Basically, hype is real. These are all steel alloys and will be more similar than different. You will see a difference between S110V and 52100 but you will...
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

If you strop once per week and I use a stone once per week, you'd be more likely to leave fatigued steel behind. We both leave fatigue steel behind. We both swipe steel along a surface, not truly removing old steel from the edge face I think you're mistaken. When I touch up, I remove enough steel t...
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives...)
Replies: 52
Views: 2056

Re: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives..

I am not really into flippers and/or frame locks, so I don´t know, but is there no Spyderco that gives you what the Rassenti does? Just courious... For me, its a preferance. The knife handle texture was made to my spec, The steel is xhp, the blade is a hollow ground bowie. Yes, at the end of the da...
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

z4vdBt wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:58 am
have you tried a box cutter?

Project Source 6-Blade Utility Knife ... $0.98 at Lowe's.

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Does it have a deep carry pocket clip? :D
by A.S.O.K.A
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

Vivi wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:37 pm
If you strop once per week and I use a stone once per week, you'd be more likely to leave fatigued steel behind.
We both leave fatigue steel behind. We both swipe steel along a surface, not truly removing old steel from the edge face
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

I didnt say your not removing metal. I simply stated that your still leaving fatigue steel behind when you just touch up, regardless of grit :) Well ok then. I'll have to let my loupe know it's been lying to me about those burrs it keeps telling me aren't there. Really though, how exactly am I leav...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

This is why I don't believe in "maintaining an edge" on a strop. It may technically keep the edge sharp but you're just bending the edge back and forth over and over fatiguing it and ruining edge retention. Eventually you need to go back to the stones and freshen up the edge. On my SE knives I'll s...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

I don't doubt any of what you said, my question is why, or how. Why/how does stropping make a dull edge worse? Why/how does a strop decrease edge bite? Are they related? At the very pinnacle of the edge are a bunch of nano and picoscopic teeth. This is what refines an edge for cutting material. The...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

I've often wondered if over stropping (more than just a few licks) just smears metal out over the dulled edge, resulting in a weak hollow apex. The edges sharpness can only drop so low for stropping to be effective. For example, If the edge is starting to stuggle slicing paper, stropping can actual...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

I don't feel edges maintained with a strop have the same bite as an edge fresh off a stone. It's a lot easier to round the apex over time with strops too. My point is that I'm keeping the edge of a high alloy/ low carbide steels like M4 or 4V as highly effective as possible. Keep in mind these kniv...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

Looking like a similar work load to yesterday, coming in today. More pallets with thick layers of shrink wrap looking like the only difference. Time to see how the BD1N holds up today. *edit* After cutting up the strapping, shrink wrap, packaging tape and box with the 3 hidden staples under the pac...
by A.S.O.K.A
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody else relate?
Replies: 73
Views: 2587

Re: Can anybody else relate?

This is why I don't believe in "maintaining an edge" on a strop. It may technically keep the edge sharp but you're just bending the edge back and forth over and over fatiguing it and ruining edge retention. Eventually you need to go back to the stones and freshen up the edge. On my SE knives I'll s...

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