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by Baron Mind
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Uk Penknife Maxamet?
Replies: 68
Views: 8231

Re: Uk Penknife Maxamet?

I'd buy this knife.
by Baron Mind
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold
Replies: 129
Views: 13338

Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

I'd like another crack at this steel. Another run of these, or maybe a Stretch 2?
by Baron Mind
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Native 5 Maxamet
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: My Native 5 Maxamet

Great knife. Maxamet polishes up very nicely if you want to go that route. You may lose a little performance, but it should still outcut everything else.
by Baron Mind
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else wish for a standard scale color other than black?
Replies: 42
Views: 476

Re: Does anyone else wish for a standard scale color other than black?

Black is good. My fav is gray. Red and blue are nice. Green's not bad. Brown? Not a fan. Titanium is ok. Carbon fiber is ok, some I like better than others depending on how it's done.
by Baron Mind
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More K390?
Replies: 73
Views: 2109

Re: More K390?

K390 is beast.
by Baron Mind
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 135
Views: 6491

Re: Where's the 3V?

Really surprised by the arguments against 3v here. You don't hear these arguments used against any other steel. "You don't need x because y is better for folders." I understand if this was a poll and we could only choose one, but it's not. And maybe if there was something that was a strict upgrade t...
by Baron Mind
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 58
Views: 2271

Re: Coyote Urban update?

AEB-L at 62-64? Would they dare? I'd have to buy if they announced that hardness. Made me preorder a REX45 Para 3 when Sal announced it was averaging 66. My only preorder to date, couldn't miss it.
by Baron Mind
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?
Replies: 38
Views: 3216

Re: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?

P.s light gray g10 or dark gray would be fine. Not sure of dark gray is reserved for maxamet now or what.
by Baron Mind
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?
Replies: 38
Views: 3216

Re: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?

I'd really like my Cruwear Native 5 in g10. I own 2 lw native 5s, 0 g10. Linerless g10? I'd be happy with any configuration really.
by Baron Mind
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's get some SRS-15 steel on some FRN This Year!
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: Let's get some SRS-15 steel on some FRN This Year!

This family of steels BBB listed, at fairly high hardness, may be the best all around blade steel, depending on how much you value corrosion resistance. I value it right around zero, so I love these. I also enjoy the crazy wear resistance steels, but if I'm being practical, I think these may be bett...
by Baron Mind
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Super Steel Alloys End Carbon Steel's Reign for Knives or not?
Replies: 35
Views: 556

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

I think blade steel still has a lot of room to grow and evolve. I think the recent push for super steels has been a great thing, but I think we're still figuring out what the optimal blade steel, or blade steel characteristics might be. Keep in mind very steels were actually developed for knives. If...
by Baron Mind
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 86
Replies: 30
Views: 716

Re: CPM REX 86

I sharpen stone in hand similar to Michael Christy if you're familiar. I mixed things up a little with the progression this time. Edge was untouched from last sharpening so I just started on a fine dmt (usually would apex with a coarse dmt), then went to a 1k gritomatic Silicon Carbide, then an extr...
by Baron Mind
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 86
Replies: 30
Views: 716

Re: CPM REX 86

This thread needs to die, but I did want to state for the record that my latest Maxamet sharpening was a success. It went pretty **** easily actually, and my earlier failings were due to a little flaw that popped up in my technique over the last month or so. I got that corrected, and Maxamet is good...
by Baron Mind
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 86
Replies: 30
Views: 716

Re: CPM REX 86

Yes indeed. But now that I think about it, I've heard of HAP40 kitchen knives with higher HRCs, so it must be possible. Sal, if you read this, any reason HAP40 can't be heat treated the same as REX45? And thank you Meat man. I'm just going to keep focusing on better technique. If it turns out well I...
by Baron Mind
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 86
Replies: 30
Views: 716

Re: CPM REX 86

If only it was available. T15 will have to do. You can call the boys at Niagara Specialty Metals with a list and ask what steels are actually available in barstock sizes for knives and you'll see the reality that a lot of these steels aren't available, some are only in round bar. Good to know, than...
by Baron Mind
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 86
Replies: 30
Views: 716

CPM REX 86

Carbon: 2% Chromium: 4% Molybdenum: 5% Vanadium: 5% Tungsten: 10% Cobalt: 9% Working hardness up to 68-70 HRC. I need this steel in my life. Seems to me it falls somewhere in between REX45 and Maxamet. I like what that means for the wear resistance/edge stability/toughness/ease of sharpening spectru...
by Baron Mind
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First free hand sharpening
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: First free hand sharpening

Freehand sharpening has been the most enthralling, most challenging, most rewarding thing I've ever learned to do.
by Baron Mind
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP 189
Replies: 53
Views: 3734

Re: ZDP 189

Caly 3.5 in ZDP is high on my want list. It looks like an extremely ergonomic, useful, and beautiful knife.
by Baron Mind
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 99
Views: 3817

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

sal wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Hi Shawn,

I put in a request for samples of the steel to test.

sal
Very exciting!
by Baron Mind
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 12403

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

WOW!!! I need all of these so far. Home runs.

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