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by Robishere
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with S30V?
Replies: 48
Views: 2821

Re: What's wrong with S30V?

Chippy, brittle, not much better than vg10 or aus8. It was a fad everyone followed because Chris Reeve used it. It was only a fad.

Both zt 20v
Super freek m4
Bradley m4
Native s35vn
Titanium chaparral cta-xhp
Paras both maxamet
by Robishere
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's good about S30V
Replies: 55
Views: 1508

Re: What's good about S30V

Chippy, brittle, nothing is good about s30v.

Both zt are 20cv
Super freek is m4
Bradley is m4
Native s35vn
Titanium chaparral crs-xhp
Both para maxamet
by Robishere
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

No problem. Ceramic alone is fantastic for touch ups, but outright re profiling it or heavy sharpening needs a dmt diamond stone. Fine is lots. Let the stone do the work. Raise a really nice burr then take it off the other side, very little pressure then it will go over to the other side. Don’t over...
by Robishere
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

I have used the trusty dmt plates and the brow and red spyderco ceramic to fantastic success with maxamet. I put a burr on with a dmt fine stone, cut the burr off the other side, then finish with brown then white ceramic. The fine diamond raises a burr just awesome and it is as easy as sharpening vg...
by Robishere
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you carrying knives with an index choil?
Replies: 41
Views: 5243

Re: Are you carrying knives with an index choil?

No.

Out of over 49 knives my titanium chaparral and natives have choils. They are my “dress nice to go out” knives. Beyond rhat it is wasted space I would rather have blade length. Ie Gayle Bradley 2.
by Robishere
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks
Replies: 46
Views: 6341

Re: I think Spyderco should do more titanium framelocks

Could it be that after getting used to a smooth handle (stainless or titanium rather than cheap g10 or frn that bite into your palm) and a solid lock with a handle that doesn’t bend or squish held together with 2 or 3 screws......people like me find anything compression or para whatever feels like h...
by Robishere
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2140

Re: To M4 or not to M4...

I think I will have to get some to experiment with it! To me M4 is the dream steel, but it is a headache when it is a blizzard or raining etc. I have been let down so many times by anything stainless as far as edge holding or re sharpening. Aus 6 aus 8 vg10, etc.... they can take a scary edgr for a ...
by Robishere
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2140

Re: To M4 or not to M4...

I find M4 ti be the dram cutter with astounding edge retention, but the cpm-20cv is growing on me. I got severely spoiled with a Gayle Bradley2 with the weight, smoothness, stunning machining, and solid feel. After that I wanted another Spyderco in that quality but Alas, just plastic handles with th...
by Robishere
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3"Gayle Bradley
Replies: 35
Views: 2450

Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

The Bradley to be covers both style and cutting ability and edge retention and toughness. The finish to me just screams class. I hope they balance the spydie hole sice with the size and length. To me the para 3 even with the 2mm smaller hole looks like a plastic handle got constipated and shat out a...
by Robishere
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The threesome fight!
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: The threesome fight!

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This gives a rough idea of the thickness for slicing ability.
by Robishere
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The threesome fight!
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: The threesome fight!

twinboysdad wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Para whatever feels like a dollar store knife? Yeah, me and Gordon Ramsey are both idiots...







Letterkenny reference for you seeing as you are Canadian
Yes I am a Canadian if it matters somehow...and Gordon Ramsay is Scottish....
by Robishere
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The threesome fight!
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: The threesome fight!

What US Spydie feels ''cheap and flimsy'' to you? As an example I would pick the new unlined G10 native for example of “cheap and flimsy” as an example. Having just a pin and 3 screws connecting plastic to plastic, whether they are G10 or FRN, and a blade and bushings. They seem too flexible, the h...
by Robishere
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The threesome fight!
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: The threesome fight!

If the benchmade does not wobble it is too stiff to open. The partial liners and plastic handle is likely the culprit...just mush for a handle...and a plastic unlined handle with a painted black blade at this cost in this range? Get serious. I just have to make a little correction. That Benchmade's...
by Robishere
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The threesome fight!
Replies: 24
Views: 868

The threesome fight!

A1E3062F-971D-4D28-8412-F5FB3F49D9C4.jpeg So I went and took 3 brands with similar length blades and worked them hard for a month each to see which one ended up in my pocket the most at the end. My cutting talks were similar to all, they were all worn in jeans, all started with a sticky sharp blade...
by Robishere
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wearing blades out
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: Wearing blades out

94A800F6-8244-4C6B-8708-B13AC0B9F6A2.jpeg My delica stainless I have had about 20 years Looks fine to me! Pop a lower edge angle on it to compensate for many sharpenings and you should be good! That said, how is the side to side blade play? It did get a wobble twice. I smacked it on the hinge with ...
by Robishere
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wearing blades out
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: Wearing blades out

ImageMy delica stainless I have had about 20 years
by Robishere
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Grindability
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Grindability

I have a pm 2 and 3 and native in Maxamet and noticed huge differences in the factory bevel, but the maxamet on a dmt or the spyderco ceramic brown or white stones grinds so nicely and makes a burr that reprofiling is no issue. Using the sharpmaker for a bevel os a dream. I can let gravity alone swi...
by Robishere
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Grindability
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Re: Grindability

Well, when I got into knives in the late 80’s, aus 6 and aus 8 were good, as was 420 stainless. A lot of brands like Katz were proprietary and would not say what they were. D2 and others were out there but not common in a lot of shops. The issue was that sure with a couple swipes on anything they we...
by Robishere
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Grindability
Replies: 14
Views: 734

Grindability

After 30 years of owning so called legendary names like “buck” etc and chasing names I graduated to chasing models and brands and then to chasing steels. I had to have the latest. I chased vg-10 and s30v and others always believing the hype of a knife that would cut forever with 4 brushes on ceramic...
by Robishere
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No love for the Lil Native?
Replies: 111
Views: 24372

Re: No love for the Lil Native?

I was this close to buying a Lil' Native but my Massdrop Blue Box Native arrived and too my chagrin it is an S30V LW Native when that wasn't even an option? :confused: So now I have an S30V knife so it looks like i'm either going to be waiting on a sprint/exclusive or going to have to sell my S30V ...

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