Search found 1504 matches

Go to advanced search

by GarageBoy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Virtual Memorial for Michael Douglas Scott
Replies: 45
Views: 3226

Re: Virtual Memorial for Michael Douglas Scott

Take care, friend
by GarageBoy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 148
Views: 5546

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Do you have to disassemble the whole knife to install the scales? How hard is it to recenter the blade?
by GarageBoy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First SE Spy27 model will be....?
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: First SE Spy27 model will be....?

What's SPY27 available in right now? Just the native and p3lw, right?
by GarageBoy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the hate of Zome?
Replies: 43
Views: 674

Re: Why the hate of Zome?

I like the green and earth tones zome, but the orange and red ones look like I accidentally dropped my knife in bright paint, and couldn't get it clean
by GarageBoy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which models bring out the best of each steel?
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Which models bring out the best of each steel?

I bet 4v/cruwear really shine those larger fixed blades, and I'm glad Spyderco does offer more exotic steels in those formats

But then again, even in smaller blades, you're getting s30v ish level wear resistance, and the toughness is a bonus? So I'm guessing you're not really "losing"?
by GarageBoy
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?
Replies: 210
Views: 4400

Re: Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?

I feel like such a grumpy old man, but I miss 2000-2010 Spyderco, Benchmade, CRKT, CRK
by GarageBoy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Expand Golden, CO made offerings?
Replies: 33
Views: 891

Re: Expand Golden, CO made offerings?

Globalization the way Spyderco does it is not the issue to me - it's when a company that has a nice domestic plant decides that instead of keeping that plant, they shut it down, move out of the country to one with lower wages, and make an inferior product, because it makes the shareholders happy - t...
by GarageBoy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which models bring out the best of each steel?
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Which models bring out the best of each steel?

Interesting thought
I used to think that having high edge retention steels on small knives was pointless - "how frequently can you use them?"
Turns out, little guys can do lots of work
by GarageBoy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S110V Steel - History and Properties
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: S110V Steel - History and Properties

"However, this steel has high hardness and corrosion resistance which can mean excess retained austenite which sometimes leads to inflated toughness values. This behavior was seen with M390 when austenitizing too high. And with some users reporting difficulty in deburring S110V (usually means high r...
by GarageBoy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S110V Steel - History and Properties
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: S110V Steel - History and Properties

Interesting seeing how all the alloying components come together

Seems like a lot went into the development of s110v to make an improved s90v that ended up with worse edge retention and better corrosion resistance? Does s110v's finer grain structure allow it to hold a finer edge longer?
by GarageBoy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which models bring out the best of each steel?
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Re: Which models bring out the best of each steel?

Most people are not going to be swing chopping with a folder, so a steel like a well hardened cruwear/4v let's you run thinner edges due to the lower carbides, and still have the strength for when you run into a brass staple or something? Conversely, zdp/s110v/m4(?) etc should use a steeper edge bev...
by GarageBoy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which models bring out the best of each steel?
Replies: 21
Views: 632

Which models bring out the best of each steel?

I know this forum loves asking for each pattern to be available in every steel, but which patterns actually bring out the best in each steel?

I.e. - Cruwear/4v manix - big, stout folder with a strong/tough steel

Zdp-189/super blue Caly 3.5 - if it's not going to be tough, make it thin and slicey
by GarageBoy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 200
Views: 20361

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

I know it's set for two and some change days, but I wonder how quickly will everything sell out
by GarageBoy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official 2021 Discontinued List
Replies: 79
Views: 5322

Re: Official 2021 Discontinued List

I'm guessing zdp stretch and endura will be discontinued as stocks go down? At least we have the caly 3.5 for zdp under rockstead pricing
by GarageBoy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I am finally going to get that blue Dragonfly I've been after
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: I am finally going to get that blue Dragonfly I've been after

elena86 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:15 am
I only wish they release a FRN Urban in K390. I really like that cobalt blue.
That exists, but is grey
by GarageBoy
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Delica HRC?
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: K390 Delica HRC?

Is the delica 4 "slicy-er" than the endura 4/police 4?
by GarageBoy
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Delica HRC?
Replies: 24
Views: 1189

Re: K390 Delica HRC?

After the abuse Shawn has put his k390 police through, it looks plenty durable to me
by GarageBoy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very happy with Maxamet EDC
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Very happy with Maxamet EDC

For aggressive low grit edges, should one go maxamet or s110v?
by GarageBoy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Endura
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Cruwear Endura

Maybe a much less used steel?

Cruwear endura makes more sense than a cruwear dragonfly - how much abuse are you putting on a small knife?
by GarageBoy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 200
Views: 20361

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

They still notch above the Spyderhole, right?

Go to advanced search