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by DukeNiemand
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara in s90v?
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Kapara in s90v?

For what it's worth, I absolutely love the Kapara, but I've been holding off on buying one until there is a version in a more wear resistant steel. LC200N, S90V, S110V, M390 would all be an instant buy for me.
by DukeNiemand
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 XL vs Shaman
Replies: 41
Views: 2281

Re: Manix2 XL vs Shaman

I much prefer the Shaman. The hook on the back of the Manix2 XL handle doesn't work for me. It's also a ton of knife for not much cutting edge. The 3D g10 of the Shaman handle is just so much more comfortable and solid feeling. Cutting performance is about equivalent - thicker stock on the Shaman is...
by DukeNiemand
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 2577

Re: S90V Love ~

Definitely in agreement on S90V. I didn't see what the fuss was all about originally, but after I got a PM2 in it, I've been blown away with the edge character, wear resistance and toughness. It's probably the best all-round EDC steel. I can see why Spyderco uses it on a lot of their high end models...
by DukeNiemand
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Intro to tool steel?
Replies: 32
Views: 1850

Re: Intro to tool steel?

I'd recommend M4, but also 52100, Cruwear, AEB-L, or Superblue. Stay away from Rex, it's a pain to deburr. Maxamet is a little less tough, so even though it's my favorite steel currently, I would not recommend it as an introductory steel.
by DukeNiemand
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite handle shape
Replies: 38
Views: 2698

Re: Your favorite handle shape

Military and Shaman for me. The Millie because of the great curve to the handle that blends into the negative blade angle. The Shaman for the hand-filling 3D machined G10 scales
by DukeNiemand
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 140
Views: 33053

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:34 am
What's everyone's favorite edge finish on rex 45?
I'd also love to hear some more experiences with different grits. I've tried sharpening my Rex45 Military to 600 grit and was not as happy with the results as I expected. It had a nice toothy edge, but lost the "bite" quickly.
by DukeNiemand
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Me New Motto Mates!
Replies: 101
Views: 3715

Re: Me New Motto Mates!

I think it depends on the steel. Anything in 3V, Cruwear or 4V sells instantly. Knives in K390 and M390 also sell very fast. But on the other hand, the first Rex 45 sprints from 2018 took over a year to sell out . This new batch of Rex 45 sprints seem to be selling faster. I suspect that's because ...
by DukeNiemand
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Me New Motto Mates!
Replies: 101
Views: 3715

Re: Me New Motto Mates!

I think it depends on the steel. Anything in 3V, Cruwear or 4V sells instantly. Knives in K390 and M390 also sell very fast. But on the other hand, the first Rex 45 sprints from 2018 took over a year to sell out. This new batch of Rex 45 sprints seem to be selling faster. I suspect that's because o...
by DukeNiemand
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Me New Motto Mates!
Replies: 101
Views: 3715

Re: Me New Motto Mates!

I think it depends on the steel. Anything in 3V, Cruwear or 4V sells instantly. Knives in K390 and M390 also sell very fast. But on the other hand, the first Rex 45 sprints from 2018 took over a year to sell out. This new batch of Rex 45 sprints seem to be selling faster. I suspect that's because of...
by DukeNiemand
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Me New Motto Mates!
Replies: 101
Views: 3715

Re: Me New Motto Mates!

I do not see the problem. I've been able to get any sprints/exclusives I was interested in. Just set a reminder and be ready when the drop happens. I understand shops not wanting to sit on a few thousand units of pricy exclusives if they don't sell as quickly as expected. This is a very niche produc...
by DukeNiemand
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 255
Views: 15813

Re: Mule Team

Pre-orders sound like a really good idea. Spyderco could even do a conditional pre-order where they just didn't move the knife into production if there weren't enough orders placed, and just refunded everyone (or didn't charge them at all). Pre-orders would also defeat the flipping that plagued som...
by DukeNiemand
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which pm2 next?
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Which pm2 next?

Maxamet for sure. It can develop a patina and gives you the best edge character. You really have to use it to get an understanding for how useful an aggressive edge is.
by DukeNiemand
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?
Replies: 141
Views: 6712

Re: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?

The Watu for me too! I'm really happy it's in 20CV instead of the standard S30V. I was all set to get a Chaparral LW, but I might have to rethink this.
by DukeNiemand
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."
Replies: 57
Views: 1768

Re: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."

I primarily spydieflick. I find it to be easier, faster, and more reliable than tumbflicking. It also lands your hand in a more natural grip when the blade is deployed.
by DukeNiemand
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Kapara woes...

I feel the same, I love everything about it including the smooth CF and no jimping. If they did a sprint I would love to see them use LC200N, Ti Liners, Marbled CF and maybe a yellow backspacer to designate a Salt model. I can’t wait to see the Slip Joint collaboration! I like this idea, especially...
by DukeNiemand
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 50
Views: 2723

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

It's without a doubt Maxamet for me. That edge aggression, even at finer grit finishings it mind-blowing. I just can't get over the way it bites in to things that lesser steels slide off of. It also surprisingly easy to sharpen. I was easily able to sharpen it on a lansky 600 grit diamond stones. It...
by DukeNiemand
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Flytanium Yojimbo 2
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Flytanium Yojimbo 2

Beautiful! Very well done. Any idea what the whole package weighs now?
by DukeNiemand
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 20076
Views: 1559897

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

4V Shaman. It's really growing on me.
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by DukeNiemand
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2447
Views: 603718

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Is no one going to talk about the Mule Team having more on the way? I for one can't wait to hear what kind of steel they will be. Vanax/cron? They'd be so expensive, I might have a chance to get one before they sold out. I will! :) I'm thrilled by this. I really hope we get a Rex121 version, and a ...
by DukeNiemand
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Sal & Eric
Replies: 41
Views: 3046

Re: Dear Sal & Eric

I do have a suggestion for anyone watching if it is possible sell the knives with a non color and then offer coloring kits as an accessory. Dying the light colors to others is pretty easy and satisfying. I like that idea. Easter egg edition I've often thought it'd be nice if base models came in whi...

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