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by Albatross
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 42
Views: 1006

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

Vivi wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:43 pm
What in the world is going on here. We're getting a thread of people mocking those who choose to get optimum performance from their tools.

You guys make fun of people at gas stations putting air in their tires too? :p
Different opinions are hard to accept apparently
by Albatross
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 42
Views: 1006

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

I always sharpen immediately to thin the edge out and get the knife to the level of sharpness I prefer. Sure, most factory edges are sharp enough, but it's very satisfying to cut with a knife that I've sharpened to my liking. There is one knife in my arsenal that still sports a factory edge, and tha...
by Albatross
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory edge poll
Replies: 48
Views: 1206

Re: Factory edge poll

No grind lines here, I always sharpen my brand new knives before use, they never come sharp enough for my liking. I don't care which manufacturer it is, if they use belts on their edges, it's never as good as a proper hand sharpening.
by Albatross
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 backlock SALT please
Replies: 30
Views: 2598

Re: Manix 2 backlock SALT please

Salt, Rex45, Maxamet, Cruwear(for those of you dying for more), or really any other cool steel in a Manix back lock would be amazing. I missed out on the original run of the model, but IF it were ever revived in any form, I wouldn't let it pass me by a second time.
by Albatross
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Knife Blues
Replies: 46
Views: 2729

Re: Small Knife Blues

A smaller handle offers less control than a larger one. Too small and it had a tendency to roll and move in my hand. Big hands make small knives impractical for me. While I do still enjoy the small knives I have(3-3.5"), they don't get used much. I hope the Native Chief gets Rex45, K390, 15V and/or ...
by Albatross
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Brown Manix
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Brown Manix

I’ve not heard of this. The only brown I knew of was the KC exclusive a while back. Brown G10 and M390. A couple dealers have it listed as coming soon. Some of those dealers have had it listed as "coming soon" since January or February of this year. I guess "soon" means different things to differen...
by Albatross
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive
Replies: 273
Views: 10213

Re: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive

Has there been any HRC testing of this knife? M390 being run "too soft" was a hot topic right around the time this knife was released. Curious if anyone has seen on any forums, youtube, instagram, wherever of one being tested and where it landed. I haven't seen any test results, so I'm of no help t...
by Albatross
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet+G10 on more models?
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Maxamet+G10 on more models?

Ended up impulse purchasing a new para 3 in Maxamet. That turned out to be a very good purchase, this steel is simply Amazing! I see the native and manix are available in this steel too, but I’ve always preferred G10 to FRN when it comes to large knives. Since they’ve brought this into the forefron...
by Albatross
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2289
Views: 576021

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

That sure does look like black micarta and a dlc blade. Now, the real question; which is the Cruwear knife? The first from the left or the black one, or both? If one of the 2 isn't Cruwear, I hope it's Rex45.
by Albatross
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive
Replies: 273
Views: 10213

Re: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive

Skywalker wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:16 am
So.... has anyone heard anything about an Endura version of this? :confused:

I don't really carry an Endura much anymore but I could see a nice blue, M390 version bumping my 204P Military out of my pocket quite a bit.
I'm REALLY hoping they announce an Endura in M390 soon.
by Albatross
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1648

Re: Trendy steels

I don't know what type of sharpening method that author of this thread is using but I've had nothing but excellent luck with S110V, M390, ZDP-189 and about a dozen other top notch blade steels I could mention. The reason I made mention about which method of sharpening the Brother might be using is ...
by Albatross
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1648

Re: Trendy steels

Not sure what trendy steels are. :confused: A lot of steels have been around for quite some time, decades... Not new, trendy. Maxamet, Cruwear, 4V, Rex45. Hap40, etc. Steels that are popular now(trendy), but will most-likely be replaced by future "trendy" steels. A steel that has been around for de...
by Albatross
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 upgrade?
Replies: 30
Views: 2171

Re: HAP40 upgrade?

https://youtu.be/FPrKByImasY Thanks BM. Christy does excellent work. I'd seen that video a while ago, but it was good to rewatch it in the context of this thread. 20% more cardboard cut before losing hair whittling sharpness, does seem like a worthwhile performance increase, doesn't it? What impres...
by Albatross
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 upgrade?
Replies: 30
Views: 2171

Re: HAP40 upgrade?

Hap40 is a Japanese Steel used in Seki’s Japanese sprints. Rex is a USA Steel. I guess you want really expensive sprint runs of FRN knives but real people don’t. The two steels are analogous, so an improved heat treatment on a new run of Seki knives, should yield similar performance to Rex45 and co...
by Albatross
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW Maxamet opening not very smooth
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Manix 2 LW Maxamet opening not very smooth

I had one that felt the same way. As it turned out, the pivot was too tight. After an adjustment, the opening/closing is much smoother, and without blade play. That might be the place to start. Oiling all the contact points helps as well. The first time I did that, it felt a little counterintuitive ...
by Albatross
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1648

Re: Trendy steels

Larrin wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:26 am
I like old steels, I like current steels, and I want to make new even trendier steels.
I want you to make new even trendier steels too. :cool:
by Albatross
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1648

Re: Trendy steels

I was going to joke around about "always wanting to be trendy", but I won't. I really enjoy exotic and interesting steels and enjoy the chance Spyderco gives me/us to "test fly" them. I get excited about everything from 52100 to Maxamet and all the territory in between. Now I don't really know what...
by Albatross
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1648

Re: Trendy steels

Crux wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Steels are only considered "trendy" after they've been lucky enough to have been fitted in a Para 3 handle. The Para 3 is the King Steel Maker.
I was waiting for this comment. :D
by Albatross
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perfect Endura or Stretch...?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: The perfect Endura or Stretch...?

There is likely a Stretch with a straight spine in the works if that is what you are referring to. It is not gonna ride as slim in the pocket as the Endura but it will be that awesome Stretch handle with that straight spined blade many of us like on our Spydies. I like the Stretch as is but also wa...
by Albatross
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perfect Endura or Stretch...?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

The perfect Endura or Stretch...?

Spyderco has sold a lot of Enduras over the years, with good reason, they're great knives. There is one thing the Endura is lacking though... and that's the handle from the Stretch. It's more ergonomic, and doesn't have the "humps" on the handle, unlike the Endura. I would buy a few and probably hav...

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