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by weeping minora
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

I should have made my opening post more clear. I am not concerned with a weight saving and I use the "lightweight" moniker because I see it being synonymous with any model released in FRN/FRCP. With the weight being very light as it is for such a large blade in it's current format, I see no valid "p...
by weeping minora
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Native Chief Lightweight

Hard pass on that one. Will pay more for a round handle or something special done with it. But not interested in frcp. I'd much prefer to go up in materials than down. I own and Spyderco makes enough frn/frcp knives to last 5 lifetimes. Valid opinion of course, but for me FRN / FRCP IS a step UP in...
by weeping minora
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief Lightweight
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Native Chief Lightweight

Dear Sal & Co., are there any plans down the pipeline for a Native Chief Lightweight version? With a Police 4 Lightweight currently inbound, this sparked my interest. My dislike for the G-10 construction was the only reason I waited until now to pick up a P4, although I've loved the design since it ...
by weeping minora
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2644

Re: Cruwear ?

I find CPM Cruwear very akin to the V-Toku2 claims as a "sharpeners steel". Gets stupid, sticky sharp very easily and will keep that stupid sharpness with a simple honing on a ceramic (~2000 grit) rod. In fact, I've only experienced HAP40 producing this feel of sharpness in my personal experiences, ...
by weeping minora
Wed May 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 4v is 65hrc
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Spyderco 4v is 65hrc

Interesting; Spyderco (or distributor requests) seem to be pushing their higher end steels in sprint runs to higher hardness as of the past 6ish months. Would be more interested if they didn't feel the need to coat all their exclusives (St. Nick's). Cheers for the info Pelagic!
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?
Replies: 22
Views: 479

Re: Question: Sharpening just PARTS of the edge?

If a certain area of the edge needs more love, I'll attenuate my focus to that specific area a little more, though I will always continue to sharpen the entire bevel to keep uniformity in shape and edge angle. Arnold Schwarzenegger once mentioned that he used to work both sides of one muscle group t...
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 131
Views: 14680

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Other than the MAssdrop Delica & Endura; which other Spyderco knives have been offered in SG2 steel? CG AFAIK, this run of the D4 and E4 are the only offered models in SG2. There was a discrepancy in funding the source of raw steel needed for the original idea of a G-10 sprint in SG-2, so the produ...
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 131
Views: 14680

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Having received my Delica a few days ago; I'll post some findings I've had regarding the steel performance. Sharpening: SG2 seems to sharpen a bit slower than VG-10, though only just. It still sharpens very quickly, but has an added benefit of being highly conservative to steel waste in doing so; i...
by weeping minora
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1650

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

I think there is a misunderstanding between the G-10 being the sole issue for the complete "$75" upcharge, because those are some THIN G-10 slabs. Comparing the treatment of ZDP-189 and HAP40 to K390 is the biggest factor for the price increase, IMO. If you look at the hardness that Seki (and Moki)...
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 110
Views: 2676

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

I'll be full of myself for once and rest my case with a quote from my post:

"...I see S30V/35VN as just as premium or super of a steel that seem to get this kind of wrap from many folks, which don't seem to be able to justify the means of inferiority it holds vs any other steel :confused:"
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1650

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

I think there is a misunderstanding between the G-10 being the sole issue for the complete "$75" upcharge, because those are some THIN G-10 slabs. Comparing the treatment of ZDP-189 and HAP40 to K390 is the biggest factor for the price increase, IMO. If you look at the hardness that Seki (and Moki)...
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 110
Views: 2676

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

I love s30v and own and use many knives that have it. I see the two biggest complaints about it being that it is still called a ‘super steel’ or ‘premium steel’ and the other complaint being when Spyderco makes an expensive model and use s30v. These issues really don’t bother me, I love it regardle...
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 131
Views: 14680

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Having received my Delica a few days ago; I'll post some findings I've had regarding the steel performance. Sharpening: SG2 seems to sharpen a bit slower than VG-10, though only just. It still sharpens very quickly, but has an added benefit of being highly conservative to steel waste in doing so; if...
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ DLC natural G10 Yojimbo 2
Replies: 47
Views: 2165

Re: BladeHQ DLC natural G10 Yojimbo 2

Lumpy620 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:20 am
I would really appreciate it if you guys could snap these up a little faster so I don't spend $168 I don't have. :o
+1 :p
by weeping minora
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1650

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

I think there is a misunderstanding between the G-10 being the sole issue for the complete "$75" upcharge, because those are some THIN G-10 slabs. Comparing the treatment of ZDP-189 and HAP40 to K390 is the biggest factor for the price increase, IMO. If you look at the hardness that Seki (and Moki) ...
by weeping minora
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Delica 4 FRN w/ VG-10 Black FFG PE blade?
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Any interest in a Delica 4 FRN w/ VG-10 Black FFG PE blade?

Considering that the extra $9.75 is greater than a 10% price increase for something that doesn't add functional value; no, I am not interested. I only see coated blades for pocket knives feasible if the steel is high carbon-low chromium and will reside in a continuously humid to wet environment a de...
by weeping minora
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 69
Views: 3233

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Between this and the new Para 3 LW with 14C28N Wait, what? I was aware of the Para 3 LW in CTS BD1N, but was not aware of 24C28N. Is this real? 14C28N* :D http://zknives.com/knives/steels/se/14c28n.shtml It is a real steel and from what I've heard about the steel, it was first developed for Kershaw...
by weeping minora
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 2814

Re: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!

so.... how *does* SG2 from Spyderco stack up? I know it's highly esteemed in the Kitchen knife world, but as HAP40 has proven, not all HTs are equal and a steel that has it's hardness lowered for the sake of durability can be quite different from it's harder iterations. Second this. I asked a simil...
by weeping minora
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Super Steel Alloys End Carbon Steel's Reign for Knives or not?
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: Do Super Steel Alloys End Carbon Steel's Reign for Knives or not?

Only in the premium knife market which is small. Quality folders will mostly use premium materials but even quality fixed blades will stil sometimes use simple steels. There are lots of nice fixed blades using O1 and A2. BHK, LT Wright, Bark River and Fiddleback Forge for example. Companies like F....
by weeping minora
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 131
Views: 14680

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Broke down after missing out on the initial drop (and hearing fixall's hype :cool:) and placed an order for a Delica. Haven't been able to score a sprint/exclusive Delica, so this will be fun. Anyone put any paces on theirs yet to give any performance feedback?

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