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by Matus
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in ~1.0 mm blade thickness?
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: Any interest in ~1.0 mm blade thickness?

Just to show what I meant earlier - the is the spine of a knife that originally was 3mm thick for 80% of its length. Now it is about 1.6mm in the middle. 52204496-82C9-4BF8-BF1B-202EE9335CA8.jpeg Most of the convexity happens first 5mm behind the edge, (so the thickness behind the edge was effective...
by Matus
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco "Hyker"
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Spyderco "Hyker"

You did a very nice job - love the new spine profile (I am in the same camp as you on spine profiles of the knives you mentioned). However I would tend to carry a LITTLE more strongly build blade for outdoor trips (I am saying that without having a chance to handle this particular knife though). LC2...
by Matus
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in ~1.0 mm blade thickness?
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: Any interest in ~1.0 mm blade thickness?

I am not quite sure what a 1mm thick stock should bring. If you want to see improved slicing performace, you need to work on the grind - like a gentle convex AND and actual distal taper over the length of the blade. That can all be done - but would be very expensive to accomplish in a production kni...
by Matus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The spydie folder you would bring in a trip around the world
Replies: 48
Views: 1026

Re: The spydie folder you would bring in a trip around the world

It would really depend on the type of traveling, but it if should be trip purely to my preferences, some larger utilitarian blade in LC200N would probably be a good for the type of travel I would like to do (not happening anytime soon for more reasons than I care to put on a list) as one would not h...
by Matus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shamen voodoo heresy?
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Shamen voodoo heresy?

I would love to see some custom handles that would be "fatty" and not "skinny". I am actually thinking of making a short video as of why I THINK it MIGHT be of interest.
by Matus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley
Replies: 92
Views: 8498

Re: Gayle Bradley

Thanks, I have pretty skinny fingers with skin not really used to harder work, so I probably managed to squeeze it between the scales more than others would.
by Matus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley
Replies: 92
Views: 8498

Re: Gayle Bradley

Out of curiosity - I had a GB2 bfriefly and actually managed to cut myself on the tip of a full closed knife. Is the tip so close to the end of the handle on all of GB2s? On GB1 this is not an issue.
by Matus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CruWear on PM2?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: CruWear on PM2?

Just a side note - a tough steel (like Cruwear) would be expected to roll when pushed pasts its limits, rather than chip. Where that limit is, is a different question :)
by Matus
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V compared to REX45
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: S90V compared to REX45

I can only assume that pushing the S90V any higher in hardness would yield unacceptably low toughness. And since already at 60 HRC the edge retention is really very good, there was probably little need to push it higher and risk issues with chipping. I am only guessing though.
by Matus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My very first Endura was stolen at gunpoint
Replies: 40
Views: 1196

Re: My very first Endura was stolen at gunpoint

I would have wetted my pants, that's for sure, glad you both are unharmed. But now you you understand the actual meaning of "don't bring a knife to a gun fight". Take care.
by Matus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe Para Military 2 CUTLERY SHOPPE EXCLUSIVE
Replies: 95
Views: 3043

Re: Wharncliffe Para Military 2 CUTLERY SHOPPE EXCLUSIVE

I don't see much use in a long straight edge and agree, that a Para 3 would (at least to me) look more useful as one usually gets this blade shape for detailed tip work and for that a shorter blade is more practical. Other may feel differently though. I however do understand the 'witch nose' as maki...
by Matus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 LW in alternate steels?
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Sage 5 LW in alternate steels?

It's like someone was reading my thoughts. I have been looking a lot into Sage 5 and Para 3 (YT mainly) lately and would love to see Sage 5 in different steels - maybe something like Rex45, S90V, or what about Vanax? :)
by Matus
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

Well, apropos factory edge - I am yet to see an edge retention tests that delivers better results as after a full sharpening. Factory edges are (not talking specifically about Spyderco here) between just ok and terrible. Usually super coarse - just as they came out from the grinder at whatever grit ...
by Matus
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:45 am
Matus wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:33 am
I would be cool if Outpost 76 (again, don't know his real name) did a similar test. Pete uses sisal rope, O76 uses cardboard - different materials and different (relative) results and their testing shows.
Gerald.
Thanks!
by Matus
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CruWear on PM2?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: CruWear on PM2?

Do we know when the Cruwear PM2 in micarta should be out? I am seriously thinking of getting one. It can be seen in some DE shops already, but cannot be ordered yet ....
by Matus
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

I would be cool if Outpost 76 (again, don't know his real name) did a similar test. Pete uses sisal rope, O76 uses cardboard - different materials and different (relative) results and their testing shows.
by Matus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

Just a few words on the single bevel - I have a few blades that have a 'true' single bevel grind (that is with an urasuki - or the hollow grind on left side - since I am right handed) - like kiridashi. These are quite specialized tools for fine precise work, cutting carboard with a single bevel knif...
by Matus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Try this at home. New sharpening method.
Replies: 51
Views: 1317

Re: Try this at home. New sharpening method.

It is a bit of an extreme approach, but I am not all that surprised. In the world of high end kitchen knives (read: mainly simple carbon steels like white 1,2, blue, 1, 2, etc.) many users report better edge retention when knives are finished on natural stones which by nature are a mix of different ...
by Matus
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 208
Views: 26009

Re: HRC Database

Very cool thread! Naively, I would have expected the Cruwear to come with a bit higher HRC as the steel is very though. Seeing the hardness at which Spyderco tends to run their S30V (around 60) and M4 (62 - 64) I am starting to understand why the edge retention tests done by some YT folks (my hat is...
by Matus
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?
Replies: 31
Views: 604

Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

That´s right, but still: Thinner stock is ONE of several foundations and factors for better "sliciness", especially when cutting material with larger diameters. And while it´s pretty easy to change the thickness behind the edge (another and probably more important "sliciness" factors), it is not so...

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