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by HammerHill
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe
Replies: 228
Views: 18390

Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

I just received mine. I loved the Chokwe so picking this up was a no-brainer. Already finding excuses to use it; always a good sign. I can hardly believe how thin the tip is - I'll need to get out the calipers to confirm but it looks thinner than any other Spyderco in my collection, including the Li...
by HammerHill
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 8435

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Another Micarta Shaman? What a gift!
by HammerHill
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 187
Views: 14691

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

CRUWEAR - Edging out my previous "all-rounder" CTS-XHP, Cruwear is imo the best blade steel on the market today. Edge retention/stability is phenomenal, ease of sharpening is unreal, and stainlessness is surprising given its relatively low chromium content. It's not the steel for someone who needs ...
by HammerHill
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: cruwear dragonfly, brouwer and lil native
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: cruwear dragonfly, brouwer and lil native

Lil Native and Dragonfly are so small, they really don't NEED all these super steels. Always find it weird when tiny knives get that treatment. Its like adding a lift kit and big tires to an S10...doesn't make sense. Interesting perspective. I've always thought the opposite. The shorter the blade l...
by HammerHill
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another Lil’ Native idea......
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Another Lil’ Native idea......

Personally I don't see the appeal of a wharncliffe blade any bigger than the Delica, unless you're talking SD in which case there's the Yojimbo which is still relatively small. One of the reasons I haven't bought a Lil Native thus far is the blade shape - all that belly on such a short blade doesn't...
by HammerHill
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Chokwe
Replies: 97
Views: 5558

Re: Lil Chokwe

The Chokwe might just be my favorite knife in the whole collection. The lil' will be a day-one pickup for me.
by HammerHill
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The next Endela?
Replies: 42
Views: 3536

Re: The next Endela?

I'm counting on ZDP at some point - I want to pick up an Endela but I have enough VG-10 in the collection. With as many steels as Spyderco offers it can be easy to overlook just how great and rare ZDP is - it's incredible stuff, and it's just not offered anywhere else!
by HammerHill
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 252
Views: 16617

Re: Cru-wear Delica

steelcity16 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:22 pm
HammerHill wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:57 pm

Boy, am I tempted! That blue is beautiful. Wouldn't say no to a Cruwear Endela sprint in the future, too.

Looks gray at knivesplus
I must admit I am a little colorblind. To my eye those ebay listing pictures appear much more color-balanced. Looks like a drab dark grey.
by HammerHill
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 252
Views: 16617

Re: Cru-wear Delica

Boy, am I tempted! That blue is beautiful. Wouldn't say no to a Cruwear Endela sprint in the future, too.
by HammerHill
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco coffee mug
Replies: 141
Views: 6810

Re: Spyderco coffee mug

I'd buy a mug, but if we're talking Spyderco shwag what I REALLY want is a hat!
by HammerHill
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Centofante update
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Centofante update

I'm all in for a Centofante sprint or update, but not for a flat grind - the hollow grind is one of the Centofante's essential elements, imo.
by HammerHill
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 789
Views: 112896

Re: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Drunken has landed at gpknives!
by HammerHill
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hundred Pacer - my most anticipated of 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 11080

Re: Hundred Pacer - my most anticipated of 2017

Seeing as how I started this thread, I feel obliged to check in now that I've spent over a year with the Hundred Pacer. Dan at BladeReviews was kind enough to publish my pictures and full review, which you can read here if you'd like: https://bladereviews.com/spyderco-hundred-pacer-review/
by HammerHill
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?
Replies: 53
Views: 2522

Re: Which Golden made design for 15V debut?

I'm in for a Para 3 - an easy to carry, pugnacious little all-rounder. It's also become my personal "mule" for testing exotic steels; I've already got it in Cruwear, 4V, and Rex45.
by HammerHill
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anybody know if a Casey Lynch clip will work on the upcoming McBee?
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Anybody know if a Casey Lynch clip will work on the upcoming McBee?

Don't think so. Pretty sure it's the "mini" spoon clip as used on the Rhino. If so, I do believe the deep-carry benchmade clips fit perfectly. Impossible to know for sure until the knife is released, though!
by HammerHill
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 4v marbled carbon fiber exclusive
Replies: 196
Views: 14113

Re: Manix2 4v marbled carbon fiber exclusive

Wow. It's times like these I can feel grateful I don't much care for the Manix 2-much-jimping... ;)

There are so many Spyderco models and variants in FFG I think it's cool that the ol' hollow grinds resurface now and again
by HammerHill
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 31580

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

There using the "as quenched" values on the spec sheet at the top. Those aren't the tempered values. I'd expect to see 60-62rc from Spyderco https://i.imgur.com/4oWa8iq.png Thanks for the clarification - I was just repeating what I heard. It'd be nice to get HRC data from the horse's mouth, so to s...
by HammerHill
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 31580

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

Crux wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:24 pm
link?
It was live - you'll just have to take my word for it! ;) I noticed Deadboxhero was also there, so he should be able to corroborate.
by HammerHill
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 31580

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

Interesting update: St. Nick's Knives quotes the HRC as being between 62.5 and 64 hrc, according to their livestream on Instagram just now.
by HammerHill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ELmax?
Replies: 54
Views: 8120

Re: ELmax?

My only experience with Elmax was on a Kershaw Leek "sprint," and I too found it comparatively easy to get sticky sharp vs high-vanadium stainless steels without a perceptible sacrifice in edge retention. Seems to prefer a polished, not toothy, edge. Have heard good things about its toughness in fix...

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