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by Chumango
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Don't do this with your Maxamet
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: Don't do this with your Maxamet

I don't know of any steel that would not be damaged by an impact like that.

At least you weren't scoring drywall.
by Chumango
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife memes
Replies: 58
Views: 4765

Re: Knife memes

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by Chumango
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your Favorite Rex Sprint Run?
Replies: 42
Views: 2596

Re: What's your Favorite Rex Sprint Run?

anycal wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:28 pm

Native 5 for now.

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I'll second that.
by Chumango
Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife materials and Covid-19, et. al
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Knife materials and Covid-19, et. al

The Chlorox wipes have quaternary amines, not bleach, so they are not as corrosive.
by Chumango
Sat May 23, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife materials and Covid-19, et. al
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Knife materials and Covid-19, et. al

I wouldn't over think it. Getting any disease from your knife handle is unlikely unless someone with that disease used your knife immediately before you, and even then that transmission path is not as simple as it seems. In any case, G10 is epoxy resin reinforced with glass fibers, and FRN is nylon ...
by Chumango
Sat May 09, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 126
Views: 9066

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

NK currently has G10 and FRN Native 5 in stock.
by Chumango
Fri May 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 167
Views: 17312

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

SPY27 has 1% Niobium and 2% vanadium, compared with 0% and maybe 0.2%, respectively, for VG-10. There should be a noticeable difference between them, especially if they run the SPY27 hardness higher.
by Chumango
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 4 SPYDERCO TV COMMERCIALS FROM 1998!!!! ON YOUTUBE!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2430

Re: 4 SPYDERCO TV COMMERCIALS FROM 1998!!!! ON YOUTUBE!!

Bumper sticker? I must have missed it.
by Chumango
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unbelievable lost and found story. Purchased in 1989, Lost in 1995, showed up in my mailbox in 2020.
Replies: 45
Views: 3612

Re: Unbelievable lost and found story. Purchased in 1989, Lost in 1995, showed up in my mailbox in 2020.

What good fortune. There are certainly things that I would like to find that have been missing for many years. Sal's story reminded me of something that happened a long time ago somewhere around 1984. My brother and I were hiking up a steep mountain slope off-trail and there was a lot of snow on the...
by Chumango
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX 45 and other "rustprone" toolsteels: Corrosion and by that dulling on the very apex - is it an issue in regular EDC?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: REX 45 and other "rustprone" toolsteels: Corrosion and by that dulling on the very apex - is it an issue in regular

The concern about edge degradation due to corrosion is what kept me away from tool steels for many years. However in the last few years I have used M4 and Rex 45. I have taken both steels on backpacking trips. The only issue I have had is spotting on the blade where sweat condensed on it in my pocke...
by Chumango
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 LW - nice surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Native 5 LW - nice surprise

CXXX wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:54 pm

NATIVE 5 FORUM #C41PMR5 PLAIN EDGE FRN MAROON CPM S35VN
The maroon forum knife is S90V, so you have already branched out from S35VN.
by Chumango
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 126
Views: 9066

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

I like the Para 3, but the Native 5 fits my hand better than any other model. It is the the most comfortable in hard use when real force is being applied. This is compared with the Para 3, PM2, Military, Sebenza and Inkosi (large and small). I don't have the G10 version, just the lightweight. Some h...
by Chumango
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 126
Views: 9066

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

BladeHQ, Knives Plus, and Knifecenter all show the lightweight and the G10 in stock.
by Chumango
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight
Replies: 72
Views: 7201

Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

I'm guessing everything is out of stock now, BladeHQ suspended my account and canceled my order :( It seems to have dried up. The impression I have is that there were not all that many made. They appeared at various sites from time to time, but they were gone pretty much immediately. I had email no...
by Chumango
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 vs 20CV vs 204P - 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: M390 vs 20CV vs 204P - 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy

Another good comparison would be between S90V and CTS-20CP.
by Chumango
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 vs 20CV vs 204P - 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: M390 vs 20CV vs 204P - 3rd Generation Powder Metallurgy

Thanks, Larrin, I'm glad you did this. Hopefully this will help dispel the "M390 is better because it is third generation" belief that seems to be common. They all use a third generation process, their own proprietary modification of the second generation process, and call it different things. Only ...
by Chumango
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PARA3 with aftermarket clip question
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: PARA3 with aftermarket clip question

I have the Lynch deep carry for the Para 3 and it carries about the same as the MXG pictured above.

I use the standard clip and carry tip down.
by Chumango
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 - CTS-204p Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

Re: Paramilitary 2 - CTS-204p Question

The pictures are out of focus, so a real opinion is not possible, but it looks like a grind line.
by Chumango
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 167
Views: 17312

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Ankerson wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:25 am

It should be better performing than VG-10 from looking at the alloy content. :)
If it is run at any reasonable hardness it should perform noticeably better than VG-10. More carbon, more Moly, more vanadium (2% vs 0.1-0.3%, and added 1% Niobium.

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