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by Steeltoez83
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solving the issue of things we ask for
Replies: 30
Views: 786

Re: Solving the issue of things we ask for

I'm grateful for companies like spyderco who acknowledge their customer base like they do. Good ideas are discussed, practical ones persued, the rest dismissed. As much as I would like a custom shop, I believe cost would bleed into the big picture. And the value of the spyderco brand would decrease....
by Steeltoez83
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Delica HRC?
Replies: 24
Views: 1399

Re: K390 Delica HRC?

My delica tested at 65.5 then 66.
by Steeltoez83
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!
Replies: 218
Views: 6054

Re: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!

Vanax was brought up years ago January of 2018 on these forums. I recall hearing the heat treat being limited to only 60 hrc under the best circumstances. That was custom heat treat stating s30v level of wear resistance and 4V toughness. If the mules come out I will certainly buy one along with a s...
by Steeltoez83
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info
Replies: 156
Views: 4523

Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

I wanted a backlock polestar years ago. The handle design reminded me so much of that model I was on board the moment I saw the rockjumper. However when I heard the leaf jumper was down the road I was stoked. Leaf shape fits my needs better.
by Steeltoez83
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!
Replies: 218
Views: 6054

Re: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!

Vanax was brought up years ago January of 2018 on these forums. I recall hearing the heat treat being limited to only 60 hrc under the best circumstances. That was custom heat treat stating s30v level of wear resistance and 4V toughness. If the mules come out I will certainly buy one along with a sp...
by Steeltoez83
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System
Replies: 35
Views: 790

Re: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System

Anybody on here use 6”x 1” stones for freehand? what’s the best way to find the angle of your bevels? I use the 6x1 veneev Stones. If you own a sharpmaker u can practice free hand sharpening. Wedge one sharpmaker Rod into the thumb in the thumb print. And the other end in your ring, middle, or what...
by Steeltoez83
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!
Replies: 218
Views: 6054

Re: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!

I would rather see the efforts go towards the Millie instead. Maxamet, 4V, spy27, k390, all steels that should be run on that atleast once.
by Steeltoez83
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 163
Views: 8186

Re: Why all the Manix love?

Screenshot_20200905-143355_YouTube.jpg I have a modified manix headed my way. The stock g10 version was perfectly fine, however this slim version has me curious. I feel like this version solves many issues folks have with the manix g10 versions. The manix is a worker not a safe Queen imo. I own qui...
by Steeltoez83
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where does SPY27 Steel sits among the current Steel lines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1866

Re: Where does SPY27 Steel sits among the current Steel lines?

I've only sharpened spy27 twice. I'm sending it out for hrc testing once my k390 delica shows up,. I'dont like the para 3 lightweight model, but it was the only way I could see first hand what this steel can do. I would guess about a 62 overall hardness with the cobalt level and how it felt on the S...
by Steeltoez83
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 426
Views: 28398

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

I'm curious how the chosen design will compliment this steel. Takes advantage of all the positive attributes of 15V. Just reading the thread tells me the heat treat can match what spyderco is capable of producing.
by Steeltoez83
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?
Replies: 41
Views: 3153

Re: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?

Bcuz it's mostly a fidget knife I will say neither. I'd go para 3 lightweight with bd1n. I'd have to check price, but it was 91 last I checked. However if the standard pm2 is the only model of interest, s30v is where to go. For around the same price as a pm2 the lightweight para 3 has the spy27 out.
by Steeltoez83
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 205
Views: 24639

Re: HRC Database

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One of my test videos on kurts channel. Sorry I'm not tech savvy on how to link videos.
by Steeltoez83
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 205
Views: 24639

Re: HRC Database

Here are the results of 48 knives I had tested for Rockwell hardness. Some were poked once, some 3x but I'm listing the overall average in order of softest to the hardest. In my pocket there is a rex45 pm2 that tested 66 from previous owner. So 49 in total. Who did the testing out of curiosity? Kur...
by Steeltoez83
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 205
Views: 24639

Re: HRC Database

Here are the results of 48 knives I had tested for Rockwell hardness. Some were poked once, some 3x but I'm listing the overall average in order of softest to the hardest. In my pocket there is a rex45 pm2 that tested 66 from previous owner. So 49 in total. #1 Cold Steel Immortal S35vn-54.75 #2 Cent...
by Steeltoez83
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint/exclusive request
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Sprint/exclusive request

I don't own a police4 but I do own a Millie in s90v. I still believe they have em at bento box shop last time I checked.
by Steeltoez83
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Why the byrd Harrier 2 Ltwt is a game changer
Replies: 8
Views: 5716

Re: Why the byrd Harrier 2 Ltwt is a game changer

I bought a harrier 2 in FRN awhile ago and forgot how great of a design it is. Only when I heard about the serrated wharny did I pull it out from my collection. Bcuz I'm testing so many different steels priorities shifted. The harrier is a better design, however the endela would most likely receive ...
by Steeltoez83
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Wharncliffe
Replies: 58
Views: 3377

Re: Byrd Wharncliffe

I'm so on board for the cara Cara. Been itching for a fully serrated model and this will fit the bill nicely.
by Steeltoez83
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: No Words! Only Pictures Thread!
Replies: 2737
Views: 450560

Re: No Words! Only Pictures Thread!

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by Steeltoez83
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?
Replies: 57
Views: 3884

Re: HOW exactly do you experience, differenciate and evaluate different steels?

I don't like posting test results bcuz how much the slippery slope actually is. The test medias are generally the same for me but everyone is vastly different in needs/use. I carry one knife until it's dull, auxillary blade in the boot for backup. My current test carry just happens to be rex45, but ...
by Steeltoez83
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 43
Views: 3763

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

My solution has been to have a boot carry blade with me. I noticed over the years I wasn't carrying my delica anymore. More choices in my collection. One day I removed the pocket clip and did some cutting and it felt like the ergos held up better than I thought. So I tied a quick drawstring lanyard ...

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