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by DukeNiemand
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 vs K390?
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Rex 45 vs K390?

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:41 pm
K390 is a rust bucket had it in Police4 and will never buy it again.

If REX45 is worse, really why this discussion?
I have both and the Rex 45 is noticeably more rust resistant. Even used it for food prep and carried it in sweaty shorts without issue.
by DukeNiemand
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2792

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

Oh boy a comp lock Millie would be my ultimate EDC knife! I'd love to see S90V, S110V, or Maxamet.
by DukeNiemand
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2968

Re: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll

I'd love to see some blue denim. Green would be great too. K390 is a solid choice, but how about an exotic stainless like Vanax?
by DukeNiemand
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL blade play
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Manix 2 XL blade play

I've never had side to side blade play in mine, but sadly, it came with minor, albeit noticeable vertical blade play. I eventually was able to almost completely eliminate the vertical play, by filing the blade tang, and the interface of the backspacer/stop flat. A ceramic ball also helped. Hi Duke,...
by DukeNiemand
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL blade play
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Manix 2 XL blade play

I've never had side to side blade play in mine, but sadly, it came with minor, albeit noticeable vertical blade play. I eventually was able to almost completely eliminate the vertical play, by filing the blade tang, and the interface of the backspacer/stop flat. A ceramic ball also helped.
by DukeNiemand
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?
Replies: 92
Views: 4442

Re: Unpopular Blade Steels That You Like?

I'd have to go with 420HC with Buck's heat treat. Surprisingly good gear resistance, and takes a beautiful polished edge. Great for food prep, or wood carving.
by DukeNiemand
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 3138

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

Admittedly, I just sort of scanned the OP and posts after it, but I got the jist I believe. Personally, I like to consider a bunch of factors in deciding the finish of the edge I achieve — carbide volume, cutting applications, aesthetics, abrasives, hardness, etc. Let’s take two of my recent favori...
by DukeNiemand
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your toughest Spyderco Folder
Replies: 68
Views: 2294

Re: Your toughest Spyderco

Easily my 4V Shaman.
by DukeNiemand
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M4 Python Micarta Shaman with deep carry clip (custom job)
Replies: 26
Views: 1211

Re: M4 Python Micarta Shaman with deep carry clip (custom job)

The wait is finally over, I ordered these scales about 5 months ago and they just came in yesterday. Please pardon the gratuitous post, but I had to show them off :D 🐍 Python Micarta scales by ShepardCC Lanyard and extra clip holes deleted. MXG titanium short deep carry clip. M4 blade and liners fr...
by DukeNiemand
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More 4V anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1733

Re: More 4V anyone?

Definitely! I'd love to see more hard-use oriented folders get the 4V treatment - Manix 2XL, Millie, maybe even a Chinook 4?
by DukeNiemand
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief in CRUWEAR???
Replies: 33
Views: 1328

Re: Native Chief in CRUWEAR???

I don't get the point of a hi-toughness steel in a long, slender, delicate knife like the Native Chief. As others have mentioned, something like S110V or Maxamet would make much more sense. Also, if ease of sharpening is a factor, why not something like AEB-L?
by DukeNiemand
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Behind the edge database!
Replies: 87
Views: 10698

Re: Behind the edge database!

Shaman 4V:
0.144" spine
0.025" bte
by DukeNiemand
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara CQI
Replies: 34
Views: 2723

Re: Kapara CQI

My first run Kapara was exceptional - no observed issues whatsoever just had to adjust for the sharpened edge length difference between that and my PM2 for closing without giving myself small cuts on my index finger lol... What were the issues requiring change? Welcome to the Spydero Forums, Kleon!...
by DukeNiemand
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara CQI
Replies: 34
Views: 2723

Re: Kapara CQI

The Kapara sold out quickly globally so I'd say the chances of getting a pre- CQI one new from a dealer is somewhere between extremely unlikely to non existing. Yep. This. I would love to see an LC200N Kapara though! I'll third that. Kapara Salt please!! LC200N is the perfect match for a food-prep ...
by DukeNiemand
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara CQI
Replies: 34
Views: 2723

Re: Kapara CQI

I decided I finally want one and messaged DLT on Instagram to ask how to make sure it’s the updated version... they told me they don’t have any of they’re-CQI Kapara in stock so it’s a guarantee. Maybe that’s the same for other retailers, dunno, but DLT is definitely a safe source for it. The Kapar...
by DukeNiemand
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 vs Maxamet
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: K390 vs Maxamet

I believe K390 has a lot higher edge strength. So the K390 will resist chipping more than Maxamet. Edge retention is in Maxamet's favor. Neither will be hard to sharpen with good diamond stones. I even touch up my Maxamet PM2 freehand on a UF rod. BBB has a lot of great videos extolling the virtues ...
by DukeNiemand
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Real police 4?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Real police 4?

The patina is normal. K390 corrodes very very easily. I've had patina/rust spots develop from carrying mine in my shorts pocket on a 30 minute walk on a warm day. Just make sure the blade is kept dry and oil as needed.
by DukeNiemand
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Real police 4?
Replies: 20
Views: 662

Re: Real police 4?

That looks very much genuine. I got a P4 an few months ago and it is a wonderful slicer. Enjoy! Just make sure to dry the blade after use.
by DukeNiemand
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19
Replies: 197
Views: 12108

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

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:41 pm
If you've got the Torx bits. Save yourself the time and take off the non clip side scales. 3 screws, a nice cleaning, a little lube and your good to go! Under 10 minutes time.
Absolutely. Planning on doing that in a few minutes actually. The fidgeting is just an addiction :D
by DukeNiemand
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19
Replies: 197
Views: 12108

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

I just got home and WOW...this thing is an absolute beast, a tank!! Always thought the Manix was fairly heavy duty, this thing is on a whole different planet! I honestly feel like I could use it as a hatchet haha. My first knife with contoured handles, feels amazing! Though the G10 isn't as grippy ...

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