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by Deadboxhero
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 37
Views: 1299

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

"harder steel is too brittle to use" "One can sharpen any steel at any hardness with ceramic for the BEST edge" "If the edge chips it's the HT and steel not improper use, edge fatique and improper edge geometry for the given task" "Knives are the sharpest from the factory" "Higher HRC doesn't matter...
by Deadboxhero
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Steel Has the Best Edge Retention?
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: Which Steel Has the Best Edge Retention?

Thanks guys, yea Larrin is legit, smartest guy I know. He is like the brain bug from starship troopers. I love talking about Metallurgy with him. One of the problems is that we could go on for hours and hours on a single section, so we try to keep it flowing. Look forward to having more discussions,...
by Deadboxhero
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 42
Views: 1005

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

If I want to see what the steel can do it is a must, you can get different behaviors out of different steels at different finishes at the edge not to mention different Geometries and levels of apex formation. If you're just trying squeeze every drop of value out of the knife I can understand just us...
by Deadboxhero
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Steel Has the Best Edge Retention?
Replies: 32
Views: 1655

Re: Which Steel Has the Best Edge Retention?

Here is a follow up discussion about this article with Larrin. We go through the article and talk about it in more detail. Topics include: What is CATRA? Carbides? Same steel but PM vs Non PM counterpart? How does the regression formula work for Predicting CATRA? What steel cuts the longest on CATRA...
by Deadboxhero
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no Byrd fixed blades?
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: Why no Byrd fixed blades?

One of those Swedish knife makers already knows how to make a good knife very cheaply. Why could they not do the same with Spyderco? Spyderco already partners with Italy. The Swedish makers would be a lot cheaper. I can buy a Mora all day long for under $20. Low alloy steel, Stamped out partial sti...
by Deadboxhero
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sharpening S30V
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: sharpening S30V

1. Consistent angle 2. One side at a time, make a small burr to confirm crossing over the apex. 3. Remove burr with light passes and refine the apex 4. Practice. If it doesn't come out perfect think about the fundamentals of the process, build a system and troubleshoot and continue until sharp. 5. T...
by Deadboxhero
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: XHP Steel – History and Properties
Replies: 28
Views: 2045

Re: XHP Steel – History and Properties

That's interesting how it smokes 40cp. I was surprised that the Carbides in 40cp were bigger, I would have assumed that the xhp would have bigger carbides.
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening with leather.
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Sharpening with leather.

The leather works until it doesn't, it can't replace a stone for making a crispy fresh edge. Overtime the leather will be less effective and one will have to return to the stone. The leather no matter how coarse the compound is not as efficient at producing a flat crisp edge as a stone. Just an enha...
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Sharpening after bench stones won’t cut tomatoes
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Sharpening after bench stones won’t cut tomatoes

I am caught in the midst of the toothy v. polished debate. The knife in question is a Mercer Renaissance paring knife. Felt really toothy out of the box and cut like a dream. Hand sharpened on medium and fine spyderco bench stones with some stropping and it is hair shaving sharp but won’t cut throu...
by Deadboxhero
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I love my Police 4 and re Boye dent
Replies: 14
Views: 428

Re: I love my Police 4 and re Boye dent

Mines gotten enough wear and pocket time that I can see the outline of where I can put a boye detent :D
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by Deadboxhero
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 245
Views: 9463

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Thanks boys, very exciting. :D
We'll see what happens.
by Deadboxhero
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??
Replies: 180
Views: 22992

Re: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??

I managed to get my hands on some more of this unobtanium called Vanax! Our local blade master Chad Kelly is making me an insane custom Vanax Waterway right now. I promise to update with pics soon! My two Vanax test fillets are still going strong and this remains my favorite stainless steel by a lo...
by Deadboxhero
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??
Replies: 180
Views: 22992

Re: Hey Sal, any chance of a Vanax SC mule??

I managed to get my hands on some more of this unobtanium called Vanax! Our local blade master Chad Kelly is making me an insane custom Vanax Waterway right now. I promise to update with pics soon! My two Vanax test fillets are still going strong and this remains my favorite stainless steel by a lo...
by Deadboxhero
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 245
Views: 9463

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

:D :D :D :D love it https://media0.giphy.com/media/xT5LMQ8rHYTDGFG07e/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5d22dea36b556e6767c99987&rid=giphy.gif https://media3.giphy.com/media/mIZ9rPeMKefm0/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5d22df2570765966363c0a00&rid=giphy.gif https://media3.giphy.com/media/3o6Zt3AC93PIPAdQ9a/giphy.gif?cid...
by Deadboxhero
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 245
Views: 9463

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Definitely looking forward to this. Have been following Shawn for a good while now and really like his work. Would love to own any one of his blades, doesn't even matter steel/materials because everything he makes is amazing. Anyway this will be exciting to see when the time comes. Thanks man, I ap...
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 245
Views: 9463

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

I'd bet whatever design it is performance is going to be one of the priorities. I'm in if it gets made no matter what design and lock is chosen. I'd say it should be a can't miss. I'd like to start saying " It should have... features" but I won't. I don't feel like I need to do that on this. It wil...
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A question to Mr. Glesser about "the Maxamet situation"
Replies: 52
Views: 5841

Re: A question to Mr. Glesser about "the Maxamet situation"

Maxamet is not fragile in any way. Its more a matter of the fact that Maxamet is more vulnerable when it comes to latteral stress. Other than that, it can handle a few tough tasks I wonder if the edge would have come out as intact if that were cruwear in those videos... Cruwear is not as strong, mo...
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 245
Views: 9463

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

We're testing heat treats now. sal Very exciting, look forward to see what you choose. shawn Can this be the “knife afi” model? A BBB / Spyderco Collaboration of a Nano Trapper in 15V? Crazy thin behind the edge and friendly enough to EDC?? Hamilton That would be fun, I sent a different design over...
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Nitrogen steels
Replies: 44
Views: 1503

Re: Let's discuss Nitrogen steels

Most of these steels considered Nitrogen steels don't really have a lot of Nitrogen. Nitrogen works just like Carbon but is not as soluble in the iron and has an affinity for the chromium. 0.10-0.15% is just "blow by" nitrogen over the melt if in cast ingot steels with chromium helping pull it in. M...
by Deadboxhero
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: German 4116 series Stainless?
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: German 4116 series Stainless?

Larrin "Thomas" ;) 1.4116 is a number used by Krupp, the DIN designation is X50CrMoV15. Some list the AISI designation as 425M, and the 5Cr15MoV name (from a British standard, I think?) should be more familiar to those of us who have worked with the popular new 8Cr steel coming out of China. Larrin ...

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