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by JohnDoe99
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much
Replies: 167
Views: 5560

Re: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much

My intension of making this thread was not to troll or to cause fights. I'm sorry if it came off that way. :( Eh, I'll be honest it did seem that way to me, or at the very least you didn't really seem like you were open to having your mind changed. Sometimes when people ask questions like this they...
by JohnDoe99
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: phenomenal premium steels in an itty bitty living space
Replies: 47
Views: 1351

Re: phenomenal premium steels in an itty bitty living space

disclaimer: i understand perfectly that there are people that have to carry smaller knives for legal reasons and that there are other people that just prefer smaller knives and that those people probably want to try different steels too. i'm not trying to take anything away from those people. this ...
by JohnDoe99
Fri May 28, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife lubricant
Replies: 97
Views: 8779

Re: Knife lubricant

Mlnarik wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:43 pm
I need to oil the washers of my tenacious, i have wd-40 and household oil, which would be the best to use
kroil
by JohnDoe99
Fri May 21, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutleryshoppe Exclusive Shaman, Stonewash CTS-XHP, Orange G10
Replies: 99
Views: 6417

Re: Cutleryshoppe Exclusive Shaman, Stonewash CTS-XHP, Orange G10

This is interesting. Can anyone tell me how corrosion resistance and edge retention is compared to the standard S30V model? I’ve never owned or used a knife with CTS-XHP so I have nothing judge it against. XHP has pretty good corrosion resistance. I lost a Cold Steel XHP knife in the woods once, fo...
by JohnDoe99
Thu May 13, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most Underestimated Steel.
Replies: 111
Views: 3725

Re: Most Underestimated Steel.

ZDP is interesting because it’s one of the highest end steels that can be sharpened with normal india and crystolon stones to good effect. Most of the other steels in its class require diamond or CBN to achieve the same results. While ZDP-189 is easier to sharpen on ceramics than, say, something li...
by JohnDoe99
Thu May 13, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most Underestimated Steel.
Replies: 111
Views: 3725

Re: Most Underestimated Steel.

When a steel falls from favor because there is a readily available better choice now on the market, it's not underrated. It is overtaken. You're implying that the consumer is not totally manipulated by the profit seeking motive of the market, which is of course false. None of the new steels seeking...
by JohnDoe99
Thu May 13, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most Underestimated Steel.
Replies: 111
Views: 3725

Re: Most Underestimated Steel.

In the days of of Maxament, Rex 45, 20cv, k390, Zwear and upcoming Magnacut etc, it is easy to underestimate steels that aren't new with a Rockwell above 65. What steels do you think are most underestimated? To me, it seems that VG10 and s30v get a bad rap among Spyderco loving knife nerds, despite...
by JohnDoe99
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will s30v be replaced entirely in the lineup?
Replies: 61
Views: 2390

Re: Will s30v be replaced entirely in the lineup?

People are spoiled. I am impressed that S30V has been reduced to 420hc status. S110V too has been forgotten, amazingly.
by JohnDoe99
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much
Replies: 167
Views: 5560

Re: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much

In general, I'd say Spyderco knives cost too much now, and increasingly not only Spyderco but the whole industry. And it is not because of "new steels." My conspiracy theory is that there is an industry wide collaboration with these "MAPs" to keep the cost artificially inflated. Ever since 2016 ther...
by JohnDoe99
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much
Replies: 167
Views: 5560

Re: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much

Shaman is twice the knife the Para 2 is. Change MY mind. Thought you never owned a pm2? I might have been the first person to own one, I remember when they released you couldn't find them anywhere and I found one in digicam at my local knife shop. I was a PM2 fanboy for a long time until I tried ot...
by JohnDoe99
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much
Replies: 167
Views: 5560

Re: Change my mind: the Shaman costs too much

Evil D wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:16 pm
Shaman is twice the knife the Para 2 is. Change MY mind.
Thought you never owned a pm2?
by JohnDoe99
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why are most Golden blades on the thicker side?
Replies: 24
Views: 796

Re: Why are most Golden blades on the thicker side?

I think the OVERBUILT trend is starting to fade, making way for thinner stock. I'm still hoping for some "skinny" versions of Golden classics (namely a PM2 Skinny Backlock ;) There seem to be enough threads about skinny versions of various models to confirm the market is there for them. The best th...
by JohnDoe99
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 3 Replacement Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Police 3 Replacement Washers

Having a list of washer dimensions would be handy. Just like there is a HRC list already. The pm2 washers are much larger than the police's, but the problem is that none of the websites selling replacements specify the model or brand rhe washers fit for, they just give dimensions. So, if you still ...
by JohnDoe99
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 3 Replacement Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Police 3 Replacement Washers

kobold wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:16 pm
Having a list of washer dimensions would be handy. Just like there is a HRC list already.
The pm2 washers are much larger than the police's, but the problem is that none of the websites selling replacements specify the model or brand rhe washers fit for, they just give dimensions.
by JohnDoe99
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 3 Replacement Washers
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Police 3 Replacement Washers

I had to sharpen a Police 3 for a friend but before that I disassembled the knife because of rust locking up the action, and I ended up losing one of the bronze washers. Does Spyderco do replacement washers and if not, does anyone know what size the Police 3's washers are so I can try and find some ...
by JohnDoe99
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Retire The PM2?
Replies: 97
Views: 2998

Re: Retire The PM2?

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:46 am
JohnDoe99 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:43 am
Speaking of the PM2, the S110V version is sold out everywhere. Surely it hasn't been discontinued?
Soonerstateknives
Thanks!
by JohnDoe99
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Retire The PM2?
Replies: 97
Views: 2998

Re: Retire The PM2?

Speaking of the PM2, the S110V version is sold out everywhere. Surely it hasn't been discontinued?
by JohnDoe99
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Differences between Cruwear and 4V?
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Differences between Cruwear and 4V?

There's virtually no difference. Cruwear would be less rusty but it's not close to stainless, not even on D2's level. The point at which you would see the added benefit of the extra vanadium and barely more carbon would be far, far off. You will only see major differences in steels if you jump from ...
by JohnDoe99
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm having an issue with US made Spydies
Replies: 77
Views: 2630

Re: I'm having an issue with US made Spydies

Why are you taking them apart? There is a warranty process in place. I prefer Spyderco keep doing what they are doing, like securing the product at the factory so I don't have to. The idea that we need to disassemble them later on and tinker with them is part of the overall, weird obsession over wha...
by JohnDoe99
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Help me identify PM2 M390
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Help me identify PM2 M390

It's real, but I never understood rewarding flippers for steels that have no real advantage over s30v or s110v.

Never reward the flippers. Let them hoard sprints and then have to sell for a loss. Then they will learn their lesson.

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