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by zuludelta
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manbug VG-10: accidental real-world corrosion test!
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Manbug VG-10: accidental real-world corrosion test!

P.S: First and foremost: Glad you got your Manbug back!! :) Thanks! I was actually feeling a bit down after losing my Manbug... my car had gotten broken into a couple of days prior and I had a bunch of tools and winter gear stolen. Finding my Manbug doesn't make up for it, but it lifted my spirits ...
by zuludelta
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manbug VG-10: accidental real-world corrosion test!
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Manbug VG-10: accidental real-world corrosion test!

We had a large amount of snow fall in southern British Columbia last week (about 30 inches over a span of five days where I live). On the first night of heavy snowfall, I managed to lose my trusty Manbug in the snow while fumbling for my car keys at my workplace's parking lot. I thought for sure tha...
by zuludelta
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydies that U R saving up for
Replies: 53
Views: 2201

Re: Spydies that U R saving up for

Saving up for the upcoming Pacific Salt 2 (SE, of course!), the blacked-out Yojimbo 2, and Swick 5. I'm also thinking of getting an Endura 4 trainer & a combo edge Endura 4 in foliage green at some point this year.
by zuludelta
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?
Replies: 71
Views: 2437

Re: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?

My Dragonfly 2 Salt PE has been living in my lunchbox for the past year. I use it to cut open food packets, peel fruit, slice assorted foods, spread jam on bread, and even stir my coffee/tea. I love being able to use it without having to worry about corrosion, no matter how acidic the food or liquid...
by zuludelta
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 love?
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Caly 3 love?

My knife, the Introvert, blatantly steels much of its ergonomics from the Caly. This makes so much sense! I've posted before about how the Introvert is one of the best ergonomic fits for my hand. As well, the Caly 3 & UKPK melt into my hand like no other "humped" Spydercos. So great job adapting th...
by zuludelta
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 love?
Replies: 39
Views: 1276

Re: Caly 3 love?

I'd love to see a Caly 3 LW, hopefully with screw construction, a wider selection of steels, and a more affordable entry price point. I'd love to see a basic model in CTS-BD1N... a steel with relatively low cost, a high degree of corrosion resistance (almost at the level of M390 & CPM-S110V), decent...
by zuludelta
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?

i recently had a small chip in my native salt. not sure what i did, but nothing extreme at all. i was surprised to see it there. mine isn’t se, but it still chipped instead of rolled for what that’s worth. I've seen this happen in my Native 5 Salt PE (LC200N), Dragonfly 2 SE (VG-10), and Alcyone (C...
by zuludelta
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 80
Views: 2712

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I used to shave with a straight razor & I'd been meaning to go back to using one for a while. Would I buy a Spyderco straight razor? I guess it largely (although not solely) depends on it being priced competitively with those offered by the established & proven makers of premium straight razors. Her...
by zuludelta
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?

I guess you had a look at Davids thread? https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=85045 I know, not an answer to your question, but serrated LC200N seemingly is pretty tough either.. Thanks! And yeah, that thread was what got me wondering if Spyder Edge LC200N offers any perceptible performan...
by zuludelta
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Serrated H-1 vs. Serrated LC200N?

We all know serrated H-1 supposedly has one of the highest ratings of any knife steel in Spyderco's in-house CATRA tests, but has anyone done a reliable comparison of the performance of serrated H-1 vs. serrated LC200N as far as edge retention goes? It's common knowledge that LC200N vastly outperfor...
by zuludelta
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints
Replies: 134
Views: 4550

Re: Sprints

I think the basic Sprint Run concept is a good idea: produce a limited number of a knife of a particular design/steel combination that would likely not be popular enough to support a full, ongoing production run. It's a sensible way to fill a perceived gap in the market. It becomes a problem once yo...
by zuludelta
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5200

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

I noticed the msrp of the manix lw w/spy27 is a lot higher than the msrp of the manix lw w/rex45. Do you all think that’s because the steel itself is more expensive, or that it is harder to work with(i.e. grind, finish, etc)? Probably just economies of scale coming into play. SPY27 is a lot newer t...
by zuludelta
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5200

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

With it being a proprietary Spyderco steel and its similarities (on paper) to S35VN, I wonder if SPY27 will eventually replace S30V as the "default steel" for many of the most popular models (e.g. Native 5, PM2, Para 3, Manix 2)
by zuludelta
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5200

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Larrin wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:16 pm
I gave my analysis of the new steel here: https://knifesteelnerds.com/2020/01/15/ ... -analysis/
Well that was fast! :) Thanks for the detailed preliminary breakdown of the steel Larrin.
by zuludelta
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5200

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Yeah, from the composition it looks like it's Spyderco's proprietary improvement on S35VN. It will be interesting to see what the extra niobium (1% vs 0.5%), cobalt, and the addition of more than trace nitrogen do in terms of real-world performance. If I had to guess, the additions should make it to...
by zuludelta
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?
Replies: 141
Views: 5686

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

Also didnt see plain edge satin blade and serrated edge black blade listed as an option. Im sure all will happen, we probably just have to wait. The plain edge satin and serrated black blade options are listed in the text, and there's a picture of the fully serrated Pac Salt 2 in the glamour shot b...
by zuludelta
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?
Replies: 141
Views: 5686

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

And here I thought 2020 was going to be the year I would slow down on knife purchases LOL. I'm most interested in the Pacific Salt 2, the blacked-out Yojimbo 2, and depending on the feedback about the steel's real-world properties, maybe the Manix 2 LW in CPM-SPY27. And while I'm not a fan of the Sp...
by zuludelta
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."
Replies: 57
Views: 1580

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

I prefer a slow opening roll using my thumb when at work... much more discreet that way. I do find myself absent-mindedly Spydie-flicking my knife on occasion when I'm idle, though. I'm fairly good at it, I use mid-backlock knives almost exclusively & I can Spydie-flick them with either the index or...
by zuludelta
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Services in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Services in Canada?

Virtually all the youtube pros recommend the Sharpmaker for maintenance between their sharpenings and I have one, but I would like to get a nice job on my knives that will last a long time with just a little home care every now and then. As my collection is rather small (Delica, PM2, Manix 2 s110v)...
by zuludelta
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?

Hello Spyderfiends! I'm planning on shipping out to the Canadian west coast in the next year or so, and I want to bring an EDC blade with me that has great edge retention so I won't need to constantly touch-up the thing. Welcome to the Best Coast! (long-time BC Lower Mainland resident here) I EDC'e...

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