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by Lucabrasi
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 584

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

Hey I’ll be honest about it. It’s all fiction. I’m a collector. A decade ago I got really into free hand sharpening as a way to distract from law school and branching out in to all types of blades gave me new things to sharpen. So I collect blades because I like them. I do pretty much always have a ...
by Lucabrasi
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 584

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

I’ve wanted a waterway for a while. But it’s a different type of blade. Thin stock, inch and a half shorter. It appeals to me very much, but isn’t the type of knife I’m currently looking at.
by Lucabrasi
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 584

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

Would love a blade like this in lc200n, which I’ve never tried actually but sounds perfect. Doesn’t seem to exist at the moment. Interesting Ankerson. I guess it’s a question of a blade that is maximally tough to handle just about anything, most of which fictional, or another that is more than likel...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 584

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

I had a Fallkniven A1 in VG10 which is fairly widely beloved in that world that I sold because I felt like raising some money. Now of course I was never in any survival scenario, but I beat that knife up pretty good with wood and never had any failures with it. I have to think s35vn is as tough as v...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 584

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

I’m sorry I clearly should have posted this in the off topic forum. I don’t know how to delete this, Will a forum please delete it?
by Lucabrasi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 584

Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

So I will start off by saying what I’m considering here doesn’t involve Spyderco models. If that’s bad form here please delete this. I’m curious for any more experienced steel folk’s take on what the better steel is in a large (6inch) fixed blade. Heavy blade, over .2 inch stock, convex ground. I ca...
by Lucabrasi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How has SG2/Supergold treated you?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: How has SG2/Supergold treated you?

Only use is in kitchen knives where it’s great. I imagine it is hardened significantly higher in my Kurosaki, but sharpens easier than S30v to me, with a stickier edge. Since it’s a kitchen knife, where I’ve never used S30v I can’t speak to edge retention, but it has been a very stable edge. Doesn’t...
by Lucabrasi
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?

I’ve found a natural edge keeps its scary sharp level a bit longer than off synthetics. Don’t have an explanation, just my observation. They also shave better for straight razors. There’s a quality to them that is hard to capture in text. I have a pretty hard stone, a yaginoshima asagi, that can pos...
by Lucabrasi
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: Kitchen knife nerds- why basic carbons?

This has all been said but I’ll try to contribute. Kitchen knives are what got me into knives. After running through dozens of gyutos what I have come to find is carbon steels are just what the best makers use in that world. Some great smiths work with SLD (Japanese D2), some do SG2/R2, ZDP or Hap40...
by Lucabrasi
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion resistance for food prep
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Corrosion resistance for food prep

I started in the knife game in kitchen knives. Primarily the Japanese high end hand made type. In that world the majority of the truly sought after blades are fully carbon blades. Often blue 1 or 2 or white 1 or 2 clad in soft iron. Ability to care for the reactivity in the kitchen seems to be a poi...
by Lucabrasi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interest for an all Titanium Ikuchi?
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Interest for an all Titanium Ikuchi?

Yeah. This would be intriguing for sure. Lc200n would be key in a full salt model.
by Lucabrasi
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley
Replies: 83
Views: 7179

Re: Gayle Bradley

2.4 oz? Is that new? I thought I remembered looking previously and it being over 4 oz., a primary reason I was never super interested.
by Lucabrasi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 17296

Re: Unpopular opinions

I suppose I treat my stainless blades the same as I would tool steels, which in most scenarios would be plenty to take care of carbon steel. But on days where I’m doing physical work outside in the summer, or going for a hike it may be half a day before I pull my knife out. And with how I sweat, the...
by Lucabrasi
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 17296

Re: Unpopular opinions

I’m way more likely to sweat on a blade than to dull it in a single use where I need it sharpened but don’t have the opportunity. So while I see the allure of some of these extreme edge retaining tool stools I really don’t seriously consider them. Though admittedly I try to maximize what I can get o...
by Lucabrasi
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your 1st Spyderco?
Replies: 92
Views: 7489

Re: What was your 1st Spyderco?

Zdp Endura. I first got into knives in the kitchen, and was becoming interested in steel. There were a few gyutos in the 500 dollar range that used ZDP, and the Endura at that time was around $90. Seemed like a good way to try it out. Ultimately it got me into folders, but I ended up selling it a wh...
by Lucabrasi
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1659

Re: Watu vs. Deka

DSH007,

Wow, thank you for the comparison. Really appreciate it, including pictures. Good man.
by Lucabrasi
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1659

Re: Watu vs. Deka

I think it’s Hogue trying to overcome whatever image of fragility the axis lock has. Real or imagined.
by Lucabrasi
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1659

Re: Watu vs. Deka

I think Benchmade’s patent expired, so it’s open season.
by Lucabrasi
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1659

Re: Watu vs. Deka

[/quote] I've tried to buy fixed blades, but I really have no use for them. Anything I need to do I can do with my folders, and if I need something super durable I pull out my cold steel ad10. If I need to chop something I have a hatchet. They also have a mini ritter... And the 20cv seems as good as...
by Lucabrasi
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu vs. Deka
Replies: 26
Views: 1659

Re: Watu vs. Deka

Ritter is heavy for my tastes. Though again seems like a great value. I suppose it is yet to be seen how well they are heat treating their 20cv, but most anecdotes seem to be positive, as does yours. Generally when doing the type of work you’re describing I use a fix blade, as I have an unjustifiabl...

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