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by can't freehand
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Vrango folder
Replies: 72
Views: 8574

Re: The Vrango folder

Looks like a useful design for a full-time fisherman

but why S30V and not m390, or even Elmax? Salt water destroys s30v.

maybe even a clad?
by can't freehand
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Millie Cruwear
Replies: 55
Views: 3785

Re: Millie Cruwear

MacLaren wrote:
Good luck on the sale.
I got mine for $165 shipped.
And honestly, that's why I got it. The price was right for me anyways.
that's really nice considering how late in the game it is for Cruwear

Where did you find it?
by can't freehand
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Millie Cruwear
Replies: 55
Views: 3785

Re: Millie Cruwear

Has anyone done impacts with their Cruwear to see if the advertised toughness exists?
by can't freehand
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Millie Cruwear
Replies: 55
Views: 3785

Re: Millie Cruwear

How would this compare to the S110V or the upcoming 52100? There are a few Cruwear Millies floating around out there, but for prices higher than what the S110V and 52100 are going to run me. I'm debating if I should pick up a Cruwear and drop one of the other 2 I have on back order. I have the PM2 ...
by can't freehand
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 corrosion testing
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: Hap40 corrosion testing

Surfingringo wrote: No issues there because the hap40 is not exposed there. Is your zdp-189 laminated? I know some folks prefer solid blades but this is one of the distinct advantages of the laminated blades.
Solid

good to know the laminate works so well
by can't freehand
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 corrosion testing
Replies: 9
Views: 3765

Re: Hap40 corrosion testing

what was it like around the folding pivot? my zdp-189 corrodes in that area just by staying in the pocket (sweat at work). That's the main reason why I hate non-stainless steels in folders, you have to disassemble to prevent the washers from being ruined by corrosion, but doing so voids the warranty...
by can't freehand
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unmarked Millie.
Replies: 38
Views: 3137

Re: Unmarked Millie.

Hi Spyderholics , Asking for help with a recent purchase it is a Spyderco military and it has NO markings at all on the blade . On the clip it states US patent 4347665 Foreign Pats Pending Other Pat Plnd. Asking if anyone knows year of M/F ,type of Blade Steel and if its rare or not. [url=http://im...
by can't freehand
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: P'kal- Very Nice, But a small problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 1277

Re: P'kal- Very Nice, But a small problem...

Off-centering is bound to happen in mass production. Unless the blade is scraping on the side of one of the scales, you're fine. I have about 12 knives and they're all off to some extent. Loosening the screws probably won't make a difference, you would have to disassemble to see if sometging is actu...
by can't freehand
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any advantages of S35VN over S110V?
Replies: 15
Views: 13117

Re: Any advantages of S35VN over S110V?

Knifeworks currently has the para military 2 available in both steels but S35VN is more expensive than S110V (slightly). I've always thought that S110V is the current highest end steel and I'm kind of confused that S35VN is more expensive. Any thoughts? The s35 costs more bc its a sprint, that's ho...
by can't freehand
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Usefulness of Sub-3 Inch Blades?
Replies: 36
Views: 7114

Re: Usefulness of Sub-3 Inch Blades?

A discussion I had: It was asked to me: "What use does a knife, specifically Spyderco knives, with a blade shorter than three inches at the minimum length, have?" The person's point seems to be that one needs a blade length at least 3 inches or larger, such as 3.5, and that blades that are 2 and a ...
by can't freehand
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyderco owner, help with sharpening, upkeep
Replies: 9
Views: 2147

Re: New Spyderco owner, help with sharpening, upkeep

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! Got a snow day here in Colorado and thought I would make my first post since I am a soon to be new owner of some Spydies. I am generally looking to see if anyone can direct me to a "sharpening guide for dummies" kind of thing. These are my first quality knives and I ...
by can't freehand
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V cladded?
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

Re: S90V cladded?

Able Dog wrote:nother reason to use clad steel is to cut down on machining and grinding costs.
but why then use 154cm and not 420j2?
by can't freehand
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner lock longevity?
Replies: 22
Views: 2863

Liner lock longevity?

Only experience is with non-liner locks. Anyone here ever wore out their military, or noticed gradual slack from wear? I've grown fond of the Nilakka and its gigantic liner design.
by can't freehand
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is there an updated steel chart?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Is there an updated steel chart?

Doesn't provide a layman's description of it. I really just wanted to see what the differences were with all the steels. I mean, I keep hearing about Elmax, SuperBlue, M40, HAP40 at such. So before I bought a knife with any of these steels, I wanted to see what exactly I was getting. Good idea on w...
by can't freehand
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Did I buy a fake Civilian?
Replies: 18
Views: 2159

Re: Did I buy a fake Civilian?

ray11bb4 wrote:I just got this knife in off of eBay. I'm new to spyderco and bought it before learning of counterfeits. I have contacted the seller and he claims it is a real spyderco, but I'd like some expert eyes.
definitely fake, the seller is lying

file a complaint with Ebay and get your money back.
by can't freehand
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Elmax, M390, or s30v for max sharpness?
Replies: 44
Views: 9359

Re: PM2 Elmax, M390, or s30v for max sharpness?

just go with s30v.

Elmax and m390 are only available in models that are far more expensive than comparable ones in s30v and don't come close to offering an increase in performance that would justify the increase in cost.
by can't freehand
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V VS M390 Fight!
Replies: 21
Views: 29738

Re:

Zenith wrote:
All three steels are very similar if you take the characteristics of the elements into account.
Not really. S90V has more carbon and nearly twice as much Vanadium, that makes a big difference.
by can't freehand
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V VS M390 Fight!
Replies: 21
Views: 29738

Re: S90V VS M390 Fight!

hawaiihunter wrote:Which steel in your opinion is superior to the other as a well rounded steel
S90V is better

m390 is overrated, unless you want a very corrosion resistant steel that has good edge retention. Otherwise, S30V is just as good.
by can't freehand
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has the love affair with ZDP-189 ended?
Replies: 144
Views: 38603

Re: Has the love affair with ZDP-189 ended?

The HAP40 sprint is pretty much the next step on the same road that started with ZDP-189. How so? HAP40 is just Japanese M4 with a bunch of unnecessary cobalt. and how is ZDP-189 obsolete? Because marketing says so? The only steels that meaningfully out-perform it are S90V, 10V, S110V and the other...

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