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by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

I have often thought the same thing about the Endura (I'm 6'2 with large Hands and find the delica a tad small)
The classic backlock FRN design is simple, elegant, durable and ambidextrous and good with gloves too!
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

40mm, I admire your focus. Almost daily I wrestle with myself over too many knives and suspect that using only one knife for a prolonged time would be quite gratifying. For nearly 3 decades I followed this pattern with a single EDC folder but somehow I've been lured by the siren song of all the fabu...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Boots.
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: Boots.

Been really happy with Solomon boots. Light, tough, and durable.

https://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Authenti ... 275&sr=8-8
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

I reckon ZDP-189 is just another excellent blade steel much maligned without reason. Primarily by kooks without basic sharpening skills and the “If it can rust, it’s no good.” mob. In real world use it’s a great steel. I holds high level sharpens exceptional well. It doesn’t chip and crumble or rus...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 or REX45?
Replies: 24
Views: 1388

Re: HAP40 or REX45?

With the current heat treat available Rex45 is a far better performer. I have an Endura in Hap40 and as well as a Rex45 Mille and they feel like two different steels. That being said the Hap40 is still a decent performer and gets carried more for edc just because of the form factor. I imagine that t...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

JD Spydo- "But do keep in mind it's corrosion weakness around food acids in particular and that it needs to be re-sharpened and maintained more than most blade steels in a folder." I am puzzled by this statement. ZDP is one of the better edge holding steels available. It greatly outperforms s30v and...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

The Sharpmaker ceramic rods are perfectly acceptable for touch-ups and basic sharpening without changing the secondary bevel angle. If you're going to do much reprofiling you're going to want diamond or CBN rods. Although it's completely possible to re-profile using the brown rods it just takes fore...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

Image

Note the slight haze around the Spydie and hole. That's the only type of patina I've ever developed. ZDP may not be stainless but in dry climate with modest care it's fine.
by Cycletroll
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

I'll post some pics when I get off duty tomorrow and get home. Assuming I can photograph it properly. Discoloration is very subtle.
by Cycletroll
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 37
Views: 1713

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

I have a ZDP Delica I've had for at least 5years. With CBN rods thinning out the edge is no big deal. Incredible edge retention and no issues with rust. Very slight patina though not as much as on my ZDP Endura which has seen more use. I do live in the desert however. I personally feel ZDP is one is...
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tanto PM2 Support Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 14524

Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Mushroom wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:54 pm
The Tanto PM2 in the BladeHQ Shot Show video was a production piece not a prototype. It will be black G10 with S30V. :spyder:
I'll be happy to buy one in s30v if this is the case. I'm sure if it sells well we'll see additional Sprint/Exclusive variants.
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tanto PM2 Support Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 14524

Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

I'll be fine if it's "only" s30v but would be super happy if it were Cruwear. Ideal application for this steel. CPM-SPY27 seems like it would be a good fit too! One can only hope!
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waterway releases giant Stingray.
Replies: 17
Views: 1186

Re: Waterway releases giant Stingray.

Now THAT is some real world Spyderco use!
Thanks for sharing Lance.
Those rays sure are beautiful!
by Cycletroll
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Collection
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Cruwear Collection

Could someone explain why I should want cruwear compared to other steels that Spyderco sells? Cruwear is a superbly balanced steel for general tasks of edc nature. It is very nearly a stainless steel, has very good edge retention, is very tough (given its corrosion resistance) and sharpens pretty e...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Collection
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Cruwear Collection

My kingdom for a Cruwear Endura!
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5385

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

I gave my analysis of the new steel here: https://knifesteelnerds.com/2020/01/15/spyderco-exclusive-cpm-spy27-steel-analysis/ Well that was fast! :) Thanks for the detailed preliminary breakdown of the steel Larrin. This has to be the fastest I've ever written an article. There are probably a zilli...
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Family Sprint Runs?
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Military Family Sprint Runs?

Noone apart from Sal and Eric really knows what is the future of Millie. Maybe it will be discontinued after Military 2. ...maybe not. .... I'm still here rooting for a Comp lock Military 2 in Ranger Green G-10 with K390. Again, NOT bashing the comp.lock at all, but it would be a shame if the great...
by Cycletroll
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2020 anticipation
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Re: Shot Show 2020 anticipation

Cruwear Endura?
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?

PS, I own an E4 in ZDP as well as GB1 and PM2 in M4 and while fantastic knives would not be my first choice in a wet climate. If you insist on a tool steel ish (non-stainless) choice with high wear resistance then Maxamet is what I'd recommend.
by Cycletroll
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: ZDP-189 vs M4 for rainy west coast living?

Get a bentobox m390 pm2 or Manix m390. Those batches of M390 are near 62 HRC and have excellent edge retention. High wear resistance, decent toughness, and stellar corrosion resistance. I can also highly recommend the 20CV Ritter RSK.

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