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by Spook410
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3298

Re: Your "return ethics"?

You cannot dispute that returning something merely on preference drives prices up. A business has to pay for processing those returns and that cost gets passed along. So those that do this are, in fact, impacting the rest of us. And regardless of all the rationales, I find it to be an unsavory pract...
by Spook410
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3298

Re: Your "return ethics"?

While I agree that the vendor has a business plan that may include liberal returns and the buyer is only bound by the contract they entered into with the purchase, this has all, IMHO, pretty much gone south in the age of Amazon. Too often I buy an item from an online seller and it's obviously a retu...
by Spook410
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 95
Views: 4549

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

- Don't use a sharpmaker

- Regular edges work fine
by Spook410
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2182

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

Not sure what point the article is making but love the pictures.

As for Maxamet, I used my Mule to cut up boxes for hours. Had a mountain of them after a cross country move. All I can say is that whatever it is doing with it's carbides, it's doing it really well.
by Spook410
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 569718

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Smoky Mountain Knifeworks has the Sage 1 discounted to $115.37! Heck of a deal! Rich Too bad, I’ll honestly never buy from a retailer that sells items with confederate flags 🤷‍♂️ I'm sure that they're scrambling at this very minute to create a forum account whereby they can offer you a "special" di...
by Spook410
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 145
Views: 5010

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

I'm not hard on knives and factory knives are less expensive than customs so higher end steels on my Spyderco's are OK with me. Maxamet S110V 4V (for those few applications where toughness actually matters) And while we're at it could we get some more 3D handles on folders? Micarta or G10 or stabili...
by Spook410
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal Three Sprints Sell Out Timeframe
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Reveal Three Sprints Sell Out Timeframe

Yea.. pre-ordered the micarta/cruwear Shaman. Like I need another knife. How does Spyderco manage to keep hitting that one place where I can't resist?
by Spook410
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v
Replies: 102
Views: 5107

Re: S30v

If you are reading this forum, you've probably moved past a knife as simple appliance. And you don't actually need another knife. Not getting rid of any knives I like because they are S30V. And most of my cutting is in the kitchen with VG10. It's fine. I use the super blue one's when I'm in the mood...
by Spook410
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

As much as I like the Mule (have several.. the Maxamet one is amazing) I understand why it's going away. Purpose was to evaluate new steels sharing Spyderco's steel geek enthusiasm with the community. Seemed to generate a lot of buzz for new steels like S110V, K390, and Maxamet. We read all the test...
by Spook410
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Real World Anectodal Incidents of Corrosion Resistance
Replies: 22
Views: 1681

Re: Real World Anectodal Incidents of Corrosion Resistance

S110V - Went fishing on the Texas coast. Was using my new PM2 in S110V to cut bait. This was night fishing. Got back to the room exhausted and reels, rods, and knives went without even a freshwater rinse. Checkout was that day and for the first and hopefully last time, I left something of value in a...
by Spook410
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Have only done this a couple of times. Once with the initial green G10 204p PM2 sprint and then the Maxamet mule. No regrets on either. The former allowed me to gift a decent PM2 to a friend's son who had already started building backyard forges at 15. The latter gives me an excuse to get some fancy...
by Spook410
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "HRC as advertised." Who is accurately listing HRC?
Replies: 187
Views: 5978

Re: "HRC as advertised." Who is accurately listing HRC?

Some of us read but don't know. That's OK. I'm certainly one of them. We do get excited about super steels and that's what we want. We seek rankings. And tests (which sometimes are quite well done). It's all part of the enthusiasm we have for the hobby. We grew up with some awful steel and now we ha...
by Spook410
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 961

Re: looking for custom scale maker

update: Cuscadi is showing on FB that they have Ikuchi scales available. Textured 3D G10 PM3 scales from Cuscadi have been great. No issues with the transaction. Good selection (reference pictures on his FB page) of materials and designs for well established models. Not sure what newer models are av...
by Spook410
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel
Replies: 121
Views: 4590

Re: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel

Most of us don't abuse our expensive knives. And folks around here probably sharpen even more than needed. We may not see a practical performance difference between a S35V and S30V. Doesn't mean it's not there. And it doesn't mean we don't want the better one even if we never make a cut where it wou...
by Spook410
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel
Replies: 121
Views: 4590

Re: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel

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by Spook410
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel
Replies: 121
Views: 4590

Re: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel

I've had a M390 mule for awhile. It's a good knife. I've had CTS-204P Para 2's for awhile as well as a Bradley flipper. Also good knives. I've had a Maxamet mule since it came out. Followed by a Para 3 and Native. Absolutely amazing stuff. Of course, I use my knives to cut things. Not as a pry bar. ...
by Spook410
Mon May 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When is the PM2 Maxamet Going To Arrive???
Replies: 48
Views: 1879

Re: When is the PM2 Maxamet Going To Arrive???

I have a Maxamet mule which led to the purchase of a PM3 and Native LW in the same steel. Amazing stuff. If they were to come out with a Military in this model I would certainly purchase one. If they had a sprint PM3 or PM2 in Maxamet, would purchase one of those as well.
by Spook410
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2108

Re: Hiking knife

Interesting. And yet when you look at this, LC200N isn't all that high on toughness compared to 3V/4V and A2. https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Best-Knife ... 368#lc200n

I'm not a steel expert by any means and I'm sure your source is better.. but they don't appear to be quite in agreement.
by Spook410
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2108

Re: Hiking knife

Hmm.. not seeing where LC200N would be a good choice for anything having to do with wood. It's strength is in it's corrosion resistance. It's not a notably tough steel if you believe the various charts scattered about the web. For a fishing/bait knife particularly in saltwater the Waterway would be ...
by Spook410
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2108

Re: Hiking knife

Hiking could mean just normal EDC sorts of things. In which case most choices will work fine. Something in a CPM M4 would be pretty tough as well as giving you the edge holding. If you also seek the ability to build some shelter, hack some wood, and generally be tough on a knife, the upcoming Provin...

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