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by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coated CBN > Coated Diamond ~ Please Expand!
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Coated CBN > Coated Diamond ~ Please Expand!

A common complaint about diamond plates is that they leave too many deep scratches, affecting not only the edges ultimate polishing potential, but possibly the quality of the apex as well. Some people claim diamond plates produce a more ragged apex than bonded adhesives. Now I am a fan of diamond p...
by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coated CBN > Coated Diamond ~ Please Expand!
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Coated CBN > Coated Diamond ~ Please Expand!

A common complaint about diamond plates is that they leave too many deep scratches, affecting not only the edges ultimate polishing potential, but possibly the quality of the apex as well. Some people claim diamond plates produce a more ragged apex than bonded adhesives. Now I am a fan of diamond p...
by Baron Mind
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: List of available knife steels not yet used by Spyderco for sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1726

Re: List of available knife steels not yet used by Spyderco for sales

K490 is a hot one. HAP5R is another interesting grade in the lower carbide volume, 3v esque category.

Also worth noting that Larrin from knifesteelnerds has mentioned he is working on developing new blade steels.
by Baron Mind
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coated CBN > Coated Diamond ~ Please Expand!
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Coated CBN > Coated Diamond ~ Please Expand!

A common complaint about diamond plates is that they leave too many deep scratches, affecting not only the edges ultimate polishing potential, but possibly the quality of the apex as well. Some people claim diamond plates produce a more ragged apex than bonded adhesives. Now I am a fan of diamond pl...
by Baron Mind
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smith stones vs DMT stones.
Replies: 42
Views: 4943

Re: Smith stones vs DMT stones.

Look up UltraSharp diamond plates on Amazon for a little bit less expensive continuous surface stone option
by Baron Mind
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Spyderco came out on top
Replies: 42
Views: 1743

Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Spyderco was love at first site for me. When I first got into the hobby, I googled "best pocket knives" or something, and the Spyderco's on the list just jumped right out at me. Then reading their performance oriented blurbs about each knife struck a cord. Next I started getting into blade steel, an...
by Baron Mind
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 176
Views: 11539

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

In addition, the fit and finish is top notch, backspacer is nice and flush, no cosmetic defects anywhere, the blade finish is flawless. The swedge grind is a little asymmetrical, not a huge deal, unless it's an indicator that the primary grind is uneven, but that is not the case as far as I can tell...
by Baron Mind
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 176
Views: 11539

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Got mine in the mail yesterday, and as expected, this is a fantastic expression of the native 5 platform, and very well executed. The linerless g10 and full metal backspacer provides a very nice balance and feel in hand, stout but not overly heavy. When combined with the knowledge of the steel's att...
by Baron Mind
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Hawkbill Dragonfly?
Replies: 40
Views: 963

Re: K390 Hawkbill Dragonfly?

I don't think you'd have to be overly concerned about a hawkbill in k390 breaking. As far as high carbide volume steels go, k390 is probably THE toughest in that class, and you have to remember, with high hardness comes high strength. Still not a great candidate for lateral stresses light prying, bu...
by Baron Mind
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vancron Superclean
Replies: 44
Views: 3174

Re: Vancron Superclean

bbturbodad wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Vancron SC micrograph by Roman aka Kase Knives

Image
Looks dang near perfect
by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 263
Views: 12225

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Just to pose an alternate school of the thought to the ultra toothy preferences prevalent in this thread, the goal should be a polished toothy edge, as close to the polished end of the spectrum possible without losing that toothy aggression on the apex. This is no easy task, but I would argue is th...
by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 176
Views: 11539

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

I couldn't resist this one any longer. Ordered all black pocket clip/screws/frame and pivot screws to go with it. Going to be sick, hopefully. I'll post a pic after assembly if I can Nice :cool: Thanks :) Originally I wanted to bronze everything but was struggling to find all the hardware. Blacked ...
by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 263
Views: 12225

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Just to pose an alternate school of the thought to the ultra toothy preferences prevalent in this thread, the goal should be a polished toothy edge, as close to the polished end of the spectrum possible without losing that toothy aggression on the apex. This is no easy task, but I would argue is the...
by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 176
Views: 11539

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

I couldn't resist this one any longer. Ordered all black pocket clip/screws/frame and pivot screws to go with it. Going to be sick, hopefully. I'll post a pic after assembly if I can
by Baron Mind
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5, Manix 2, PM2, scale/pivot screws interchangeable?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Native 5, Manix 2, PM2, scale/pivot screws interchangeable?

Are the Native 5, Manix 2, PM2, scale/pivot screws interchangeable?
by Baron Mind
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!
Replies: 130
Views: 6496

Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

I'm still staying strong holding off on another chap variant until this drops. Going to be sweeeeet!
by Baron Mind
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's time... for a new Cruwear Military
Replies: 38
Views: 2544

Re: It's time... for a new Cruwear Military

Military in 15v?! Whaaaaaaat!

CruWear with a RIL would be irresistible to me as well.
by Baron Mind
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Steel – Crucible S45VN
Replies: 50
Views: 4365

Re: New Steel – Crucible S45VN

I wish we could still get Mules. This would be an ideal Mule steel. Hi Tom, We're thinking on it. sal I'd definitely love to see the mules come back. I think offering them with inexpensive frn scales and a simple polymer sheath, a la Moraknivs would make them much more accessible and enticing to mo...
by Baron Mind
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Steel – Crucible S45VN
Replies: 50
Views: 4365

Re: New Steel – Crucible S45VN

So improved corrosion resistance, and toughness and edge retention in between s30v and s35vn. But what I find interesting is the higher possible working hardness. Run it around 63 and it may be worth the fuss, no?
by Baron Mind
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2822

Re: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll

I like green micarta, I like the new ranger green k390 pm2 combo, but micarta always gives me that harder use vibe, and 4v seems like a good fit. I love k390 too though, and CruWear is definitely a fav. I'd be happy with pretty much all possible combinations.

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