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by Cambertree
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 95
Views: 3665

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Thanks Larrin.

A new steel to play with always gets the heart thumping with anticipation. :cool: ;)

Can’t wait to get it on the stones, it looks like it might be a nice ‘sharpeners steel’, a little bit like Cruwear in that sense, although not in composition.
by Cambertree
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Production LC200N
Replies: 43
Views: 1190

Re: Production LC200N

Hi Cambertree, I've spent quite a lot of time working with LC200N (both for Lance's Siren project, as well as my own projects). The hardness of LC200N seems to be capped at about 61. The production LC200N we see is generally HRC58/59. As we've all seen it performs quite well at 58/59. I've done a l...
by Cambertree
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara woes...
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: Kapara woes...

It’s a beautiful and functional design for sure, and superbly rendered by the Taichung makers. If I could nominate a small variation I’d like to see, it would be a heavy swedge to reduce the blade’s spine width and wedgelike binding when cutting through thick materials like heavy cardboard. Kinda li...
by Cambertree
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 136
Views: 3761

Re: 25K Post Contest

Congratulations! I’ll choose:

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by Cambertree
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 110
Views: 8210

Re: HRC Database

In regards to the H-1 numbers, I would be sceptical if they hadn't come from Sal and Spyderco. I trust their numbers. As I understand it, those numbers didn't originate with Spyderco but were from a third party tester. I'll try to find Sal's quote indicating that. In any event I think Larrin's numb...
by Cambertree
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 48
Views: 2150

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

K390 for me. It seems to hold a fine edge very well, while being very responsive to sharpening and touchups, and a nice balance of toughness and strength in that I've never really had any issues with either rolling or chipping of fine, acute edges. It seems to be able to go pretty thin behind the ed...
by Cambertree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Super Blue

I also value the added corrosion resistance in the pivot and lock area, and I like the aesthetic of the lamination lines. I'm also used to it from carving and woodworking tools. I dig it on my V-Toku 2. Your micarta handled HAP40 Stretch is lovely-- maybe my favorite of your Spydies I've seen. I en...
by Cambertree
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Production LC200N
Replies: 43
Views: 1190

Re: Production LC200N

Yes I'd also like to see a comparison between SE H1 and SE LC200N. PE LC200N is not on the same level as S30V in my experience. I value Lance/Surfingringo's assessments and opinions, however I think fine edge dulling from being in a coastal environment my have been a factor in his rating of PE LC200...
by Cambertree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Super Blue

Nice scales Cambertree! Are those aftermarket or pirated from another Delica? Thanks Connor! They're custom scales - contoured 4k carbon fibre, made for me by Suingab at g10.lt in Lithuania. I'd like a Stretch 2. I prefer clad, but might buy monometal. Differentiation from the last run, as Cambertr...
by Cambertree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Super Blue

Always up for more Super Blue. From the suggestions above, the Caly 3.5 LW, UKPK, Urban, Police 4 LW and Delica Wharny would all be amazing. Doing monometal blades would make another run a bit different from the previous Seki run. I’ve really been enjoying carrying and using the Super Blue Delica ag...
by Cambertree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something in the water
Replies: 27
Views: 983

Re: Something in the water

Good points here.

I personally try to follow a rule of not engaging with negativity and just trying to stick to making posts that reflect we’re all here to engage in a fun and interesting hobby with like minded friends.

Life’s way too short to be arguing with people on the internet.
by Cambertree
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 37
Views: 1507

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

Another cool mod would be to have a reinforced horizontal slit next to your pocket so the whole knife can be dropped down into it, with just the clip riding outside your clothing. Would you want the top of the knife "hiding" as well? Assuming it didn't have a low ride clip of some sort? Tom, all my...
by Cambertree
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Blade Scratches
Replies: 24
Views: 998

Re: H-1 Blade Scratches

Scratches easy and polishes easy. I don’t really care about scratching, and all my H1 knives are worker knives anyway. Occasionally I apply sandpaper to crown the spines or make a more pointy tip angle to H1 knives. In those cases, I’ll repolish the blades too, as a bit of a ‘spa treatment’ by strop...
by Cambertree
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Hardness Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Carbide Hardness Chart

That's not how it works. Unfortunately the true facts aren't as sexy as reading about the mysterious tuning folks and aligning the Chakra of the steel. Which is too bad. I wish it worked like that, how wonderfully simple that would make everything cause all I'd need to do is leave something alone i...
by Cambertree
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Hardness Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Carbide Hardness Chart

Thanks Shawn and Larrin, this is excellent reference material. Thanks for taking the time to put it together, B. Guys, have you ever written more in depth about eta carbide? Turned out to be a red herring. It's covered here https://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/04/23/what-happens-during-tempering-of-ste...
by Cambertree
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbide Hardness Chart
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Carbide Hardness Chart

Thanks Shawn and Larrin, this is excellent reference material. Thanks for taking the time to put it together, B.

Guys, have you ever written more in depth about eta carbide?
by Cambertree
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 37
Views: 1507

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

For example, extra knife or utility pockets with reinforced stitching. I think we can all relate to having favourite items of clothing worn out around areas where knives are pocket clipped. I own a loft full of industrial sewing machines, and I habitually modify my pockets to reinforce them against...
by Cambertree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 37
Views: 1507

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

Talking of Spyderco branded clothes, it would be cool to see Spydie CQI applied to clothing in addition to just branding ordinary clothing. For example, extra knife or utility pockets with reinforced stitching. How about a small zipped hidden pocket for a backup small knife like a Manbug or Dragonfl...
by Cambertree
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southpaw - Lefty Question
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: Southpaw - Lefty Question

Wow that sure is a ton of great advice, much appreciated! I never knew about the ultra mods either. I’ve been working with my pm2 righty with my left hand and getting better. Is this the best place to find if they do release a lefty pm3 or just hunt on the main websites that sell specialty or harde...
by Cambertree
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Annual Top 10 List: 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2019

In no particular order:

K390 Police 4
Waterway
Lefty Military
Kapara
Cruwear PM2
Caribbean PE
Urban AEB-L
Gayle Bradley 1
Wharncliffe Delica HAP40
Pacific Salt SE

Honourable mention: Bradley Bowie

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