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by Baron Mind
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum knife 2020 - model poll
Replies: 96
Views: 2540

Re: Forum knife 2020 - model poll

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Man no love for the native chief I guess.
I voted Para 3 LW, but this is a good idea too.
by Baron Mind
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Super Blue

I'd buy literally any model in Super Blue.
by Baron Mind
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

Yea, those are my 4 favorite steels, lol. I chose k390 for it's balance, but favoring wear resistance. I'd take rex45 with a thinner edge geometry. A new model in Maxamet would still be very exciting though. Edit: I changed my vote to Maxamet. I felt like an ingrate lol. It really is amazing that Sp...
by Baron Mind
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?
Replies: 107
Views: 3356

Re: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?

Para 3 LW or UKPK in k390 or 4v? Ivory scales? A light beige? White? A pastel/pale green blue or yellow?
by Baron Mind
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 110
Views: 8213

Re: HRC Database

Keep up the good work fellas
by Baron Mind
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Native Chief ????
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: Cruwear Native Chief ????

Native Chief in 4v would be a must buy
by Baron Mind
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3/3.5 interest Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: Caly 3/3.5 interest Poll

Caly definitely on my radar. Lightweight or sprint, which ever drops first. The current zdp caly 3.5 almost got me to bite, but I'm not a fan of flat(as in not contoured), shiny carbon fiber, or the laminated blade.
by Baron Mind
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG10 and SG2 Experiments and History
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: VG10 and SG2 Experiments and History

Thanks for another great article Larrin, I enjoyed it very much.
by Baron Mind
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Mod on the Brouwer
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Small Mod on the Brouwer

Brouwer, so good I might buy a second one for back up.
by Baron Mind
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shawn - Thanx much
Replies: 31
Views: 2317

Re: Shawn - Thanx much

👀
by Baron Mind
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 92
Views: 4272

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Linen or canvas micarta would make buy. As far as steel, I'd like to see something other than vg10. I don't know if this is realistic or even possible, but HAP5R from Hitachi looks pretty amazing. Similar to Cruwear or 3v.
by Baron Mind
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20704

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Put a second edge on my Cruwear Native 5. Started with a 600 grit cbn stone to remove leftover scratches from initial reprofilie, and avoid creating any new ones with a coarser diamond stone. Went to a 1k metallic bonded diamond stone, followed with 1k SiC stone to maintain the finish, then my 800/1...
by Baron Mind
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 3428

Re: Newbie steel question.

I think the edge geometry is much more important than heat treatment if we are comparing S30V/1095 knives for chopping or prying tasks. If it’s 15 dps both 1095 and S30V would fail. 1095 can get some more toughness it’s taken down to lower hardness. But using a lower carbon steel would increase the...
by Baron Mind
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 3428

Re: Newbie steel question.

Albatross pretty much nailed it. 1095 is tougher than s30v, meaning it can endure greater lateral stress before it will experience catastrophic failure, aka snapping into pieces. It will bend further than s30v without breaking However, in the context of knives, people often confuse toughness with st...
by Baron Mind
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native Chief sprint or exclusive?
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Native Chief sprint or exclusive?

:cool: List of steels I'd buy:

S110V
4V
O1
A2
3V
BD1N LW
15V
B75
B70P
CPM154
S45VN

There are more, that's just off the top of my head. That isn't a list of my favorite steels, just steels I don't have atm, or need a new model in. All would be a go for me though.
by Baron Mind
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel has impressed you lately?
Replies: 28
Views: 1315

Re: Which steel has impressed you lately?

Maxamet. I hadn't used my Maxamet Native 5 for a while. I was forced to cut some tape with it, and it was covered in tape residue, so I set it aside until I felt like cleaning it. I finally got around to cleaning it up, I felt the edge with the pad of my thumb, and I was amazed how sharp and aggress...
by Baron Mind
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 433
Views: 20704

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Yea, every time I've tried to refinish a ceramic I've ended up liking it less than before. With ceramics, it's such a fine line between behaving like a coarse file, a medium grit stone, and doing absolutely nothing. Most of my ceramic lapping experimentation was done trying to make other ceramics pe...
by Baron Mind
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Early days thoughts on the Brouwer
Replies: 32
Views: 2143

Re: Early days thoughts on the Brouwer

My Brouwer has become my go to, most carried knife. Unless I have a specific reason to carry something else, the Brouwer is what's in my pocket. I agree with a poster above, easily Spyderco's most underrated knife.
by Baron Mind
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Thanksgiving EDC
Replies: 33
Views: 1013

Re: Your Spyderco Thanksgiving EDC

Brouwer
by Baron Mind
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Kephart knife
Replies: 23
Views: 898

Re: Spyderco Kephart knife

I like a good kephart, but to me it's one of those knives best served by keeping it as close to the original as possible. Not a lot of room for innovation. I suppose a steel upgrade would still be something to consider. I don't know, I guess I would be interested to see it, yea.

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