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by Baron Mind
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NEW: MGE Wholesale Teal Native5 Exclusive
Replies: 68
Views: 1994

Re: NEW: MGE Wholesale Teal Native5 Exclusive

If I didn't already have the Cutlery Shoppe s90v Native LW I'd be all over this. Still very tempting.
by Baron Mind
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mixing of sharpening stones?
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Mixing of sharpening stones?

Mixing and experimenting is part of the fun!

There is something to be said for using a single kind of stone for an entire progression, but it's not mandatory.

Some stones use different grit ratings so you have to be somewhat careful (google grit conversion chart), but other than that you're fine.
by Baron Mind
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System
Replies: 19
Views: 289

Re: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System

Ultimately, I think it is optimal to be proficient at all freehand techniques and with multiple guided systems. I'd include belt sharpening as well. That is the goal, to be good at everything. All options have their strengths. I love freehanding, and would say that is my primary and preferred way to...
by Baron Mind
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1471

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

I find the ergos on the Native to be roughly a million times better than the Delica. I prefer a thinner blade, but the thicker stock on the Native has its place. Neither is better, just different design choices for different intended uses. I don't see these two knives as direct competitors. Delica i...
by Baron Mind
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

Re: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone

Deadboxhero wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Sal sent me one to check out

https://youtu.be/H37NEs0qUkw
Thanks Shawn! I know you're not a huge proponent of coated plates, but that looks like a pretty darn good edge you got with it there.
by Baron Mind
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

Re: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone

If Sal and company see this, could you let us know what material the plates are made out of?Is it a ceramic base like the Doublestuff 2? Is it a metal plate similar to DMTs? Something different? Hey, Baron Mind: The "embryo" (fancy technical name for the plate) of the CBN stone is carbon steel. Sta...
by Baron Mind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: They're everywhere!
Replies: 23
Views: 821

Re: They're everywhere!

In a nutshell, compared to the 59-60 hrc stainless steels used in most midrange production folders, rex45 and k390 offer noticeable increases in wear resistance and edge stability. Their edges don't dull as fast, and don't roll as easily. The tradeoff is they can rust if neglected.
by Baron Mind
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 542
Views: 38449

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Any tips for reprofiling all the way to the tip on the sharpmker and still keeping it pointy? Freehand, I have a bad habit of sharpening holding the stone michael Christy style (I learned on 1x6 dmt stones, and old habits die hard) and I'm either getting frustrated and making a bevel too steep (I c...
by Baron Mind
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mirror polished edges - Which steels are better (and worst) for taking them?
Replies: 54
Views: 723

Re: Mirror polished edges - Which steels are better (and worst) for taking them?

You can polish any steel, but the vg10's and 14c28n's of the world are the easiest.
by Baron Mind
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?
Replies: 114
Views: 2586

Re: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?

sal wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 am
Hi EZ,

Same maker, If the Tenacious is well received, we can try an Astute.

sal
Looks like I'll be buying this Tenacious. And a stock Astute. An upgraded/premium Astute needs to happen.
by Baron Mind
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Double Sided CBN Benchstone
Replies: 26
Views: 1008

New Double Sided CBN Benchstone

The double sided 400/800 coated CBN stone is one of the new releases from Reveal #6 that I am most excited about. I have always been a fan of diamond plates, DMTs, Atomas, etc. I like their cutting speed, feedback and feel. I like the polished toothy edge they can set you up for. Aside from complain...
by Baron Mind
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kind of a Big Deal...!
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Kind of a Big Deal...!

Oh man, too many well reasoned arguments and I think the Sage is one of the best designs ever (siblings or cousins with the Caly 3 and 3.5) AND I don't have a Sage 1 in my stable of Sage's..... Darn it now will need to do this. I own a Sage 5, no Caly's. Caly 3.5 LW is my most anticipated future re...
by Baron Mind
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stable edge steels (NOT TOUGHNESS)
Replies: 34
Views: 875

Re: Stable edge steels (NOT TOUGHNESS)

Edge stability is controlled mainly by edge geometry, but following that is is grain structure (finer is better), carbide volume (lower is better), carbide size(smaller is better) , and hardness (higher is better, though all steels have a point where they become too brittle).
by Baron Mind
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kind of a Big Deal...!
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Kind of a Big Deal...!

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by Baron Mind
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kind of a Big Deal...!
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Kind of a Big Deal...!

I posted most of this in a reply in the standard "Maxamet Sage 1" thread, but I feel like this isn't just another standard new release. THIS AS A HISTORIC, MONUMENTAL PARADIGM SHIFT. For years people have clamored for a Sage in a steel other than s30v, AND wondered if Spyderco would ever expand thei...
by Baron Mind
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage Maxamet
Replies: 24
Views: 655

Re: Sage Maxamet

WHY IS NO ONE RECOGNIZING THIS AS THE HISTORIC, MONUMENTAL PARADIGM SHIFT THAT IT IS?!? For years people have clamored for a Sage in a steel other than s30v, AND wondering if Spyderco would ever expand their Maxamet offerings beyond the current Golden flagship models. Here we have a Sage in non-s30v...
by Baron Mind
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?
Replies: 80
Views: 4128

Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

I'd want to see something in one of the exotic steels he us known for, or something new like s45vn or SPY27.
by Baron Mind
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have Titanium and Micarta Handles Become Extinct?
Replies: 38
Views: 867

Re: Have Titanium and Micarta Handles Become Extinct?

Titanium is alive and well, though I'd like to see Spyderco do more of it. Micarta is making a come back. G10 is great, but it can get stale after a while. Carbon fiber is probably my least favorite scale material, at least with slab construction. Continued carbon fiber is beautiful to me, but is wa...
by Baron Mind
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New model ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: New model ideas

It's not a knife but I would like to see Spyderco release some high quality diamond benchstones to go with the awesome ceramic ones they already have. Maybe some quality strops as well. I made a post some time ago suggesting a line of coated CBN plates. Coated CBN offers some advantages over coated...
by Baron Mind
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim or none?
Replies: 21
Views: 608

Re: Slim or none?

Ah my mistake, I don't know why I was thinking the Astute was made in Seki. I probably will get the base model soon. And I know the numerous calls for an upgraded Tenacious have gone unanswered. That's why I figured an upgraded Astute would be highly unlikely, but it's still fun to consider. And in...

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