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by Skidoosh
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: War memoir recommendations, please.
Replies: 23
Views: 1210

Re: War memoir recommendations, please.

Low Level Hell- Vietnam
Quartered Safe Out Here by Fraser- WWII
Death Traps- WWII Armor
Combat Crew - John Comer, WWII B-17 flight engineer

Lots of good ones out there, is there a particular time or place you are interested in?
by Skidoosh
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra 2 ??
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Mantra 2 ??

I had one and sold it. There were many things I liked about it but there are to many other knives that are just a bit better to make me not hold onto it. Love the steel, the handle to blade ratio, the design, the handle material. Did not love the flipping.
by Skidoosh
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)
Replies: 81
Views: 4915

Re: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)

It depends if you are willing to do some work on it. I would check out Brisa, especially in Europe, Elmax, AEB-L, 80CRV2 in blank forms. I really like Lauri PT blades.

I would recommend looking around for a mule, PD#1 and put some micarta on it.
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by Skidoosh
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 163
Views: 14252

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

I'd love to have a blank available to play with.
by Skidoosh
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best Western books
Replies: 23
Views: 3246

Re: Best Western books

Kenneth Robert's books, especially The Northwest Passage is great. I'd also throw in Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. Out west but not a "western" as you are envisioning it.
by Skidoosh
Fri May 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Model longest in production
Replies: 13
Views: 1292

Model longest in production

What model spyderco has been the longest continually produced model?
by Skidoosh
Fri May 29, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s Your Favorite Underrated Sleeper Knife?
Replies: 67
Views: 4345

Re: What’s Your Favorite Underrated Sleeper Knife?

I would look to some of the stainless models that have been in production the longest such as the SS police. There are many models of Spydercos purchased and kept in production that are not really high on the radar screen.
by Skidoosh
Sat May 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 vs. K390 on the E4 platform
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: ZDP-189 vs. K390 on the E4 platform

Both are excellent steels with just about the same edge holding capacity. I would take K390 out of personal preference as I think it is slightly easier to sharpen but it will patina. I have not experienced patina on ZDP-189. I can't recall if the ZDP-189 is laminated or not on the E4.
by Skidoosh
Fri May 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience

Hello Skidoosh, Although I dont own any K390 (yet) I have several pma11 mules. I have chipped a couple in different spots, few around the 1st inch of the tip and one around the "belly". These chips were due to my clumsiness dropping them on the garage floor while fitting handles, however they sharp...
by Skidoosh
Thu May 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience
Replies: 15
Views: 753

PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience

Hello All,
I'm working on getting a handle on my pm A11 mule. I hear it mentioned that K390 is a bit tougher than PM A11. Has anyone experienced chipping or issues with a PM A11 edge as compared to K390 or what has your experience been? I plan on going 30 degrees inclusive with the edge.
by Skidoosh
Mon May 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Good kayak knife?
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Good kayak knife?

I'd go for an enuff sheepsfoot in h1
by Skidoosh
Mon May 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Purchase limits on Sprints/Exlusives
Replies: 44
Views: 2725

Re: Purchase limits on Sprints/Exlusives

Several sprints are still hanging on. For everyone that sells out in seconds I see several that don't. K390 at Bento is still around, 52100 Manix was around at Knifeworks for quite a while, even the PD#1 mules seemed to take forever to sell out despite the thirst for CruWear. It is really hard to pr...
by Skidoosh
Sun May 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NSFW We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)
Replies: 22
Views: 1297

Re: We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)

Please post a NSFW warning, this was tough to see
by Skidoosh
Sun May 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LW Para 3 K390
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: LW Para 3 K390

VooDooChild wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 1:37 pm
I mean theres already one in g10. In a great looking scale color as well.
Yes there is :) I own one and it has become one of my favorites. However, it is a dealer exclusive. Delicas were also produced in g10 but it has been the LW version that has really taken off.
by Skidoosh
Sun May 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LW Para 3 K390
Replies: 7
Views: 565

LW Para 3 K390

I've seen a few requests and wishes for a para 3 LW in k390. It was not in the last reveal but any thoughts if this would be a sprint or production model?
by Skidoosh
Sat May 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does k390=end of zdp189?
Replies: 21
Views: 1574

Re: Does k390=end of zdp189?

No, the reason is ZDP-189 is a Japanese sourced steel and I think it would be easier to source for many of the Japanese sourced knives over K390.
by Skidoosh
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: Z-max vs. Z-wear

Ok, 8th grade algebra was traumatic for me. My understanding of the transitive property brings up issues. What I am understanding is Z-wear+PD#1=CPMCruwear. Z-max=Maxamet.
by Skidoosh
Wed May 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Re: Z-max vs. Z-wear

Great feedback, thanks all. Is Z-wear noticeably different from PD#1?
by Skidoosh
Wed May 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1228

Z-max vs. Z-wear

I'm seeing the new shaman in the reaveal with Z-wear PM steel. In Larrin's article Z-max steel is the in the upper tier. Could someone help me understand the difference between z-wear and z-max?
thanks
by Skidoosh
Tue May 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UF rods legitimacy
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Re: Spyderco UF rods legitimacy

I've had the red on my UF stones wear a bit also, it is common and normal.

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