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by Genotoxic
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19
Replies: 125
Views: 6851

Re: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19

LOL wow I watched the sale just out of curiosity and at 8pm EST the sale started, continuously refreshed my page and at 8:01 they were gone... lasted just over a minute if you were clocking with a stopwatch... somewhere around 75 seconds
by Genotoxic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19
Replies: 125
Views: 6851

Re: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19

Such a beautiful knife, too bad the quantity is that low because they’ll be gone before most of us even had a chance... wasn’t it like 3 minutes on the Lil native?
by Genotoxic
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would folding pocket knives look like if Sal never started Spyderco?
Replies: 49
Views: 2122

What would folding pocket knives look like if Sal never started Spyderco?

Hey guys, after watching the latest video on the Spyderco YouTube channel where they show how pocket clips came to be (which was a Spyderco invention) it made me think this exact question... what would folding knives be today if Sal never got into making knives? Bit of a speculative question because...
by Genotoxic
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5010

Re: S30v

Wouldn't say I love S30V but I really like it and don't mind at all that they use it frequently in their "base model" for knives. Almost always if I really like a model I will buy the classic S30V/black G10 variant to use hard. Not that I don't have a problem using a sprint run but not every occasio...
by Genotoxic
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Shaman Exclusives??
Replies: 58
Views: 4560

Re: Upcoming Shaman Exclusives??

I am guessing that within the next couple of years we will see so many different Shaman 'Exclusives' that most people will be tired of it. Kinda like the 800 runs of the Para 3. I wonder, does the Shaman have enough traction to warrant that many sprints? I really hope the knife is tied with their o...
by Genotoxic
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

Love s90v. For my use it's just as corrosion resistant as as M390 (Larrin's data confirm this), but easier to sharpen on ~600-800 wetstones (burr?). Also, I've had Spyderco's s110v and m390 chip, but s90v not yet. I do suspect Spyderco runs s90v a little softer than m390 (60 vs 62 HRC?). How do you...
by Genotoxic
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

I have never found s90v chippy at 26-30 inclusive. I've also not found s110v chippy at 22-24 inclusive. I didn't own any s90v knives long enough to really push the sharpening angle. But it cut 4-5 inch thick rope saturated in silt, mud, and grit dredged up from Jacksonville and Charleston Harbors a...
by Genotoxic
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

Thanks for the reply Phil! Really great to hear your opinion.

Also thanks to everyone else leaving a message on here... I'm definitely learning lots. I didnt expect this thread to gain as much traction
by Genotoxic
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

Well that sounds very exciting when you put it that way but I like to speculate that back in the late 1990's when they made it they decided on having a better balance of attributes for industrial wear and cutting needs not fancy pocket knives directly. So they weren't seeing back than what makes yo...
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

wrdwrght wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 pm
On page 6 of the S90V Shaman Is Out thread, Sal says: “I really like S90V”. That also makes S90V special...
He also seems to be a big fan of CF... the man has good taste thats for sure!
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

Well, to my knowledge S90V is a "prototypical" high-carbide particle steel, and at this point there may not be much novelty in that class of metals, but it's still very hard and quite corrosion resistant. I only own one knife with an S90V blade but based on the freakishly long time it holds it's ed...
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

I've had more burr issues with S90V than S110V, 90 just feels soft by comparison and I have an easier time getting sharp edges on 110. Otherwise I can't really tell the difference in day to day use. I've also rusted both. Interesting... did it rust through testing pushing the steels to their limit ...
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

There are pluses minuses and trade offs to all steels. I was talking to someone not too long ago about why they preferred S90V to S110V. S110V has greater wear resistance than S90V but is not by coincidence harder to sharpen. They found S90V to be for them a better balance of wear resistance and ea...
by Genotoxic
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

Re: What makes S90V so special?

Well, to my knowledge S90V is a "prototypical" high-carbide particle steel, and at this point there may not be much novelty in that class of metals, but it's still very hard and quite corrosion resistant. I only own one knife with an S90V blade but based on the freakishly long time it holds it's ed...
by Genotoxic
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2349

What makes S90V so special?

This is a question I've wondered for some time now about S90V. We see it used in Spydercos high end knives such as the Paysan and they use it for their famous CF/S90V sprint runs which seems to be the most premium combo they offer through sprints. They're not the only ones either, Benchmade offer so...
by Genotoxic
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Shaman Exclusives??
Replies: 58
Views: 4560

Re: Upcoming Shaman Exclusives??

Dont tell me they're releasing a red g10/dlc 4v shaman... that'll bankrupt me trying to get it here in Canada but it'll be such a sweet knife I don't know if I can resist.
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run
Replies: 30
Views: 2540

Re: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run

But truly, I'm glad you got sorted out, and with a nice perfect Maxamet PM2! I really do think we are dealing with a thoroughly decent organization. Thank you! Also I agree, Spyderco is among the best in the business. This whole situation didn't make me doubt them as a company if anything it made m...
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2362

Re: Shaman Questions

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Or wait for the cruwear sprint, that'll be a real workhorse!
Knowing my patience theres a very high probability I'll end up with both lol!
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run
Replies: 30
Views: 2540

Re: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run

jpm2 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Another theory why it took so long was maybe there were none in stock and the wait was for more to be made?
I didn't think about this but theres actually a really good chance you're right on the money here... that'd make the most sense actually!
by Genotoxic
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run
Replies: 30
Views: 2540

Re: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run

That's nice to hear! To me, the strangest thing about the whole episode was that there ever existed a piece of steel that actually would bend under the pressure a human hand could exert. Carbon, tool, stainless, exotic...I would never have thought any ferrous alloy would yield to that little force....

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