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by ejames13
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 140
Views: 6201

Re: 25K Post Contest

I'll take 337. Thanks!
by ejames13
Fri May 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive
Replies: 273
Views: 13442

Re: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive

cycleguy wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:23 am
Doesn't the standard production blue FRN delica 4 qualify as smurf blue???

CG
This was my guess as to why they did the dark blue.
by ejames13
Fri May 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive
Replies: 273
Views: 13442

Re: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive

Just ordered mine. $14.99 shipping hurts a little, but overall $123.94 doesn't seem bad for an M390 blade. Delica is my favorite knife, and I never thought I would see one in this steel. It's worth it to me.
by ejames13
Thu May 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive
Replies: 273
Views: 13442

Re: M390 Delica Blue FRN Bento Box Shop Exclusive

Guys, shiny footprints.

Can we focus on the M390 Delica rather than BBS's business model?
by ejames13
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco and Murray Carter colab...
Replies: 56
Views: 4268

Re: Spyderco and Murray Carter colab...

captnvegtble wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:49 am
BelgiumRofls wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Exciting.
An instagram user at IHHAS says the there are 410-clad Superblue and expected June-July.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BukD785nfRw/
omg... I have to have these. My favorite steel in a Spyderco kitchen knife!
Get outta here! I wonder what the price point will be...
by ejames13
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Revealed: New Spyderco Sharpener!
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Revealed: New Spyderco Sharpener!

Wow that is exciting. I've always wished Spyderco would make Japanese style kitchen knives!
by ejames13
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM Rex 45
Replies: 35
Views: 2470

Re: CPM Rex 45

The thread linked previously has a lot of useful info.

This steel is a pain to sharpen on basic AlOx stones, though I was still able to still get a decent edge. It touches up on the Sharpmaker very nicely though.
by ejames13
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help needed in steel choice: PM2 CruWear vs Rex 45 vs Maxamet
Replies: 45
Views: 11152

Re: Help needed in steel choice: PM2 CruWear vs Rex 45 vs Maxamet

That's hard, because Cruwear and REX45 are my two favorites. Can you get two instead of 3? :)

I've found Cruwear a little easier to get a fine edge on than REX, but REX is better at holding a fine edge. So if you're looking for retention I'd say REX.
by ejames13
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 144
Views: 47137

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

Following up on my previous post. I took my REX45 PM2 to the 400 grit stock EP stone last night, and I was having to refresh the surface of the stone even more frequently than with the 220. I noticed it would stop cutting before the stone was even loaded up. I think this was due to glazing over rat...
by ejames13
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 144
Views: 47137

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

Following up on my previous post. I took my REX45 PM2 to the 400 grit stock EP stone last night, and I was having to refresh the surface of the stone even more frequently than with the 220. I noticed it would stop cutting before the stone was even loaded up. I think this was due to glazing over rath...
by ejames13
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 144
Views: 47137

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

I've been working on reprofiling my PM2 in REX45 using the Edge Pro over the past few days. (I only like to sharpen for < 1 hour at a time to prevent fatigue.) I really like how this steel touches up on the Sharpmaker, and I was able to do that for a while to maintain sharpness. But it was time to ...
by ejames13
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 144
Views: 47137

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

I've been working on reprofiling my PM2 in REX45 using the Edge Pro over the past few days. (I only like to sharpen for < 1 hour at a time to prevent fatigue.) I really like how this steel touches up on the Sharpmaker, and I was able to do that for a while to maintain sharpness. But it was time to p...
by ejames13
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk stropping
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Lets talk stropping

I used to strop with green buffing compound on leather. I also experimented with diamond paste on wood and cardboard. I find stropped edges lose some slicing aggression and overall crispness compared to finishing off a stone. I've compared edges finished fresh off a stone, edges finished off a ston...
by ejames13
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your trick to remove a wire edge?
Replies: 39
Views: 2041

Re: What's your trick to remove a wire edge?

I read that article and found it very interesting and informative. Everything you're saying here makes sense, as I have never been able to remove the burr 100% using just the stones. I always have to go to a strop to finish. However, how do you explain guys like Jim Ankerson sharpening to only 400 ...
by ejames13
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your trick to remove a wire edge?
Replies: 39
Views: 2041

Re: What's your trick to remove a wire edge?

I believe in that other thread I posted a book on removing the burr that was written by a gentleman who used rigorous scientific research and an electron scanning microscope to determine what works best to remove a burr (http://knifegrinders.com.au/Manuals/Kni ... g_book.pdf). His findings indicate...
by ejames13
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bevel Angle/Finish for Rex 45 PM2?
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Bevel Angle/Finish for Rex 45 PM2?

I kept the factory angle but ground a fresh bevel using the Spyderco diamond rods for the Sharpmaker, then finished with the medium ceramics. That produced a killer edge. I'm looking forward to taking it to my Edge Pro soon and see how it does off the 220 or 400 grit stone. This steel is hard enough...
by ejames13
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 144
Views: 47137

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

Surprised to see such little feedback on this steel. I have been really enjoying mine. Not very scientific but here are some observations. I'm going to use Cruwear as a comparison since that's the other steel I'm most familiar with. - Seems to hold a keen edge for a long time, considerably longer th...
by ejames13
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How did ZDP189 go from a stainless steel to carbon steel?
Replies: 57
Views: 3422

Re: How did ZDP189 go from a stainless steel to carbon steel?

Does anyone have a copy of the "Thanx Much" letter that comes with ZDP knives? I thought I remembered it saying ZDP was either not stainless or was semi-stainless.

I've had it develop speckled rust from wearing inside the waistband, which has never happened to me with my VG-10 knives.
by ejames13
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VTOKU Sprint Run
Replies: 274
Views: 68219

Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

I’ve carried a VTOKU Endura nearly every day since they dropped, so maybe 4 months? The edge holding has been very nice for me, but I’m just a casual user. Slicing up junk mail, breaking down cardboard boxes, just a little food prep. It stains instantly and it’ll freckle with rust if put away damp....
by ejames13
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1 new Military released all of 2018?
Replies: 42
Views: 2947

Re: 1 new Military released all of 2018?

I have owned many Millies and I always end up selling them. I actually enjoy fidgeting with the liner lock, possibly more than the compression lock. I also enjoy the more negative blade angle over the PM2. Further, it's really nice to have that extra blade length when I need it. I even enjoy it's he...

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