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by David R
Tue May 04, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 27591
Views: 2106519

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

https://i.imgur.com/QERwce0.jpg So underrated - rescue knife turned into a general purpose knife Love how the edge goes all the way to the handle, and love the blade shape Agreed. A little heavy with the full backspacer and the lock frustrates a lot of people. Takes some practice to disengage it. B...
by David R
Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: MT31P - Mule Team Featuring CPM S45VN - Release Date
Replies: 157
Views: 9366

Re: MT31P - Mule Team Featuring CPM S45VN - Release Date

Sorry 'bout tho those that didn't get one. We are trying to figure out way to avoid this situation. We appreciate your kind understanding and patience. sal Thank you Sal! Hi Sal, I hope pre-purchase, deposit, or Mule-only subscription options under consideration. I know these all have downsides and...
by David R
Mon May 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Past Mule Teams
Replies: 32
Views: 1523

Re: Past Mule Teams

Hi Kristi,

The issue for me is that the SpydieWiki isn't a wiki. It's now a company web page. The whole point of a wiki is collaborative editing and contribution. Wiki's are often created to fill the information gaps that can't be met without informal collaboration.
by David R
Sun May 02, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Re-examining 9Cr18Mo as an option
Replies: 25
Views: 2356

Re: Re-examining 9Cr18Mo as an option

Hate to drag up an old thread (*cough* no not really) I just watched a video from Outpost76 testing a couple examples and heat treated properly it seems like a very good steel. Better than any of the imported D2 and rivaling M390 tests. Granted it's cardboard but it looks very promising. I would lo...
by David R
Sun May 02, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule Team knives steel hardness testing results
Replies: 19
Views: 391

Re: Mule Team knives steel hardness testing

There are a few collections of hardness tests out there. One problem seems to be that most people doing the tests don't want to manage the data. Another issue is that it's hard to know when tests are done correctly or done at all. How can we know people aren't fabricating data. I've had ~20 mules te...
by David R
Sun May 02, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt 2 LC200 questions
Replies: 36
Views: 1219

Re: Salt 2 LC200 questions

I'm yet to try LC200N, but Cedric and Ada rate LC very high on their cut tests: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1b_rNfdJnL9oyn-JoL9yUHhUmDLAP1hJ1dN_0q5G4tug/htmlview#gid=1607644856 Yes, above Cruwear,S30V... The numbers from Pete's tests can be misleading unless you look at the details. ...
by David R
Sun May 02, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Past Mule Teams
Replies: 32
Views: 1523

Re: Past Mule Teams

Kristi, Would it be possible to easily list dates that each went out of stock? Some took years, while others lasted minutes! Thanks, G27 I don't know about the early ones. LC200N, A11, RWL34, PD#1, and B70P were available for a long time. I bought all of these from Spyderco within the last 3 years....
by David R
Sun May 02, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Past Mule Teams
Replies: 32
Views: 1523

Re: Past Mule Teams

MT01 - Steel: 52100 | Released: January 2008 | Quantity: Approximately 600 MT02 - Steel: CPM M4 | Released: October 2008 | Quantity: Approximately 600 MT03 - Steel: CPM S90V | Released: February 2009 | Quantity: Approximately 700 MT04 - Steel: ZDP-189 | Released: July 2009 | Quantity: Approximately...
by David R
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt 2 LC200 questions
Replies: 36
Views: 1219

Re: Salt 2 LC200 questions

I'm yet to try LC200N, but Cedric and Ada rate LC very high on their cut tests: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1b_rNfdJnL9oyn-JoL9yUHhUmDLAP1hJ1dN_0q5G4tug/htmlview#gid=1607644856 Yes, above Cruwear,S30V... The numbers from Pete's tests can be misleading unless you look at the details. ...
by David R
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watch how Bohler Uddeholm makes Powder Steel
Replies: 27
Views: 2960

Re: Watch how Bohler Uddeholm makes Powder Steel

Thanks for sharing. I understood the powered part previously. I wasn't sure how the consolidated it into solid mass. Very interesting.
by David R
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 6 Live!
Replies: 123
Views: 6452

Re: Reveal 6 Live!

New Sage 1! The original Sage 1 is probably my most carried and used Spydie. I was just speculating on another forum if they would ever do a Sage with a different steel. Yes please with a Maxamet sage. (I don't need a Maxamet folder and would maybe have preferred M390, S45, or S90). Maxamet patina i...
by David R
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Serrata - tell me about it
Replies: 31
Views: 3728

Re: The Serrata - tell me about it

Its on my list. The handle looks very comfortable. I have to ask what is its purpose, or what is general outdoor use? Its not a choppper, not a slicer, not a skinner, I wouldnt filet with it, and while Im sure it can do food prep I dont think it will beat a kitchen knife. There are other thick stoc...
by David R
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I do not like LC200N *rant*
Replies: 52
Views: 5877

Re: I do not like LC200N *rant*

Toughness in a hard stainless blade is relatively rare when coupled with decent edge retention. Toughness has for many knife enthusiasts been under-valued in my opinion. It permits lower edge angles that perform very well, with reduced risk of catastrophic damage. This is very valuable for me. Vari...
by David R
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 & Corrosion
Replies: 53
Views: 6081

Re: K390 & Corrosion

I'll tell you guys a trick I never thought about for knives. An old guy told this one to my dad way back in the day and he forwarded it on to me at some point long ago. "If you don't want your tools to rust, stick them in the dirt" That's it, just push the metal you want to protect into the ground ...
by David R
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 & Corrosion
Replies: 53
Views: 6081

Re: K390 & Corrosion

I'll tell you guys a trick I never thought about for knives. An old guy told this one to my dad way back in the day and he forwarded it on to me at some point long ago. "If you don't want your tools to rust, stick them in the dirt" That's it, just push the metal you want to protect into the ground ...
by David R
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need help picking a Christmas Knife or...
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Need help picking a Christmas Knife or...

I really wish Spyderco would do something with 440C properly heat treated this stuff is awesome. Did Spyderco ever do a cru-wear fixed blade? The Serrata is a great big chunk of 440C. Cast 440C. It's very different than rolled 440C and is the whole point of the Serrata. Oh yeah I just remembered th...
by David R
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 PM2 | Testing
Replies: 64
Views: 6271

Re: K390 PM2 | Testing

When the matrix is harder with hard carbides inside at high volume, it's a nightmare to grind and the abrasive cost goes through the roof, that's why it's so neat that Spyderco makes Maxamet so available, they deserve a great deal of respect for that. Agree. Also for the Mule Team program that ran ...
by David R
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smith stones vs DMT stones.
Replies: 43
Views: 6207

Re: Smith stones vs DMT stones.

Why are so many people recommending diamond plates for Henckels knives? These are probably 1.4116 steel at 57 HRC. Unless you need diamond stones for some of your Spyderco or or other knives, I'd get a cheap, simple stone. You can get a King combination stone (250 and 1K grit) that will sharpen the...
by David R
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smith stones vs DMT stones.
Replies: 43
Views: 6207

Re: Smith stones vs DMT stones.

Fair point, and I get it. But he has a $30 price range. You can get a double-sided diamond plate for $30, but it's not great. And surface mount course diamonds tear up an edge like crazy. For somebody starting out with stones I think king stones are a less risky way to go. Just my opinion, I could b...

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