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by Baron Mind
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micro Serrations
Replies: 64
Views: 2134

Re: Micro Serrations

I'd say microserrations do not exist in the form most people imagine them to. 14 micron abrasives do not create 14 micron teeth, or 14 micron tooth spacing. The abrasives appear to microchip the apex and scratch into the edge bevel, but not at a size equal to the abrasive size. The abrasive does not...
by Baron Mind
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX 45 Chief ??
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: REX 45 Chief ??

That's going to be a great knife.
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki City FRN scales with nested liners
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Seki City FRN scales with nested liners

Yup, the Seki frn is the best! Although I will say the frn on the chap lw and the sage lw is a close second for me. I really like that pattern. Oh yea I forgot and that. I've been holding off on a chap LW because I plan on getting the sun and moon version, but I might like the frn better. Didn't ge...
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki City FRN scales with nested liners
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Seki City FRN scales with nested liners

I've really been enjoying my Seki City FRN models lately, specifically the handles. There is just something about them that appeals to me. The soft rounded corners, the subtle texture of the FRN on the flat areas, the added rigidity and heft from the nested steel liners... I tend to pick up and play...
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Michael Christy Way Of Sharpening
Replies: 26
Views: 1995

Re: The Michael Christy Way Of Sharpening

Michael Christy is the primary reason I became interested in (obsessed with) sharpening. He presents the hobby in an interesting light. Earnest, deliberate, and intriguing. I emulated his technique and becoming proficient at it was very rewarding. The technique has pros and cons, but stone in hand o...
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

Also, I'd love to see this steel in a bright scale color. Japanese steel, japanese anime, colorful game shows and whatnot... Something neon...
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

Yes yes yes! I've been enjoying my straight spine stretch a lot lately, and was thinking how much I'd like to get another in an upgraded steel. The regular blade shape would be fine. The straight spine got me to take the leap, and I think the stretch 2 has the most comfortable user handle I've ever ...
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 119
Views: 10647

Re: HRC Database

SteveMidwest wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:34 pm
Spyderco Shaman CPM-REX 45 Satin, Rosewood Dymondwood.
Knife Center Exclusive - C229RWDP :spyder:

Date Code KS (November 2019)

Two pokes, on one blade > 67.2 HRC and 67.0 HRC (For the Win! :D )

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Sweet!
by Baron Mind
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 Experiments - Toughness, corrosion resistance, etc
Replies: 24
Views: 1854

Re: CPM SPY27 Experiments - Toughness, corrosion resistance, etc

My thoughts on the similarities to s30v/s35vn: A) Those are very good, well balanced steels, above average in nearly all categories compared to the old standards, like 440c. Bonafide supersteels. Premium edc steels. B) Spy27 does have potential advantages over those steels, despite the comparable me...
by Baron Mind
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

Re: S90V Love ~

No s110v love? On paper it trades a tiny bit of toughness for wear resistance (and is a regular Spyderco offering) My first real Spyderco (Had a Byrd Raven 2 before that) was an s110v para 3. I loved it, and amusingly I taught myself how to sharpen on it, but I was very inexperienced at the time, p...
by Baron Mind
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

Re: S90V Love ~

What I am starting to understand (maybe believe is a better word) about steel, or about alloying elements, is that they aren't so straightforward. The relationship between the behavior of a steel and the amount of a given element aren't linear. Increasing the amount of an element doesn't necessarily...
by Baron Mind
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Astute ... Yess !
Replies: 44
Views: 4232

Re: Astute ... Yess !

That design looks like Ed Schempp might have had something to do with it. I answer instead of Mr. Shempp. It's my design. This is my second collab with Spyderco. The first was the Hungarian. Thanks all for the positive feedback. Very intriguing knife you've made here! Any insights into the design p...
by Baron Mind
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 175
Views: 10533

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

If I could only have 3 steels:

Cruwear
Maxamet
S90V

Honorable mentions to k390 and REX45.
by Baron Mind
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

S90V Love ~

IMO, S90V is the best EDC stainless steel on the market. It's such a simple recipe. Simple, yet beautiful in a way. 2.3% Carbon 14% Chromium 9% Vanadium 1% Molybdenum S90V manages to achieve upper echelon wear resistance at relatively low hardness. It has enough toughness and enough corrosion resist...
by Baron Mind
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite handle shape
Replies: 38
Views: 2691

Re: Your favorite handle shape

Some handles are just ok, some are darn right terrible, then a few just seem to melt in your hand. What is your best handle? My number one is Para 3 Lightweight - I know, FRN is not my favorite handle material, but in this knife, it's "a package". The knife is light, and balanced. :) Number two Bro...
by Baron Mind
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4233

Re: Knife too thin

Yes. I receive dozens of pallets at work daily and sometimes the polyester and polypropylene straps are so tight, the only way to cut them lose are to angle your knife in a way that you'd prefer not to. every time I bring one of my beloved GEC slipjoints to work I'm reminded why I don't do that on ...
by Baron Mind
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4233

Re: Knife too thin

sal wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Baron Mind wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:10 pm

Same thought process, thinner stock will make cuts with less resistance than thinner stock.

Hi Baron Mind.

Did you mean; "Thnner stock will make cuts with less resistance than thicker stock"?

sal
Yes I did. OP edited. Thanks!
by Baron Mind
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4233

Knife too thin

Unofficial pole: Has there ever been a time when you thought to yourself, "man, that knife was too thin for that task I just did." Follow up pole: Have you ever experienced catastrophic blade failure on a box cutter/utility blade? The answer for me, is no and no. In sharpening, the rule of thumb for...
by Baron Mind
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 149
Views: 10026

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Hi Marius, Tom, We began with VG-10 and tweaked from there. There was nothing quite like it in the USA and we wanted to get something made here. It was a long term project with Crucible and Spyderco over the past couple of years. Carpenter's CTS-BD1 was similar. We worked with Carpenter for years t...
by Baron Mind
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 149
Views: 10026

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

I look forward to adding to the testing Sal. https://i.imgur.com/2DOMS1E.jpg Hope to see you at the Eugene Oregon Knife Show to present you a knife. For now, it's time to cut coupons and build hardness curves. This steel has a lot of potential for high Stability and Apexing, very excited to see a s...

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