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by emanuel
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?
Replies: 55
Views: 1010

Re: Besides salt water, what do you find causes rust the most?

I have pretty much stopped buying more tool steels because they rust in storage. Hey Lance, before speaking of such blasphemy :eek: , I suggest you try a product called "Corrosionx" . It doesn't matter if it's the gun oil, aviation or whatever variant they sell, it's the same thing marketed in diff...
by emanuel
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [video] New blade material: A new kind of very tough and flexible ceramic made available for knives
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: [video] New blade material: A new kind of very tough and flexible ceramic made available for knives

-why don’t standard diamond abrasives work to sharpen it? Do they fracture the edge apex like they can on conventional ceramic blades? I can only guess here, but I assume that polycrystalline diamond compounds is what works, due to certain "crumbly" characteristic of ceramic edges when not being cu...
by emanuel
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 164
Views: 10465

Re: Where's the 3V?

I'm all for a fixed blade in 3v made by Spyderco, something bushcraft/outdoors oriented. Not interested in a folder, there are other steels I would rather have in that platform (cruwear, more rex45 etc).
by emanuel
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [video] New blade material: A new kind of very tough and flexible ceramic made available for knives
Replies: 5
Views: 721

[video] New blade material: A new kind of very tough and flexible ceramic made available for knives

Knifemaker and YouTube KKnives Switzerland struck a deal with (presumably) a military weapon's manufacturer that provided him with a new ceramic material that was developed 3 months ago that has a mixture of properties of both steel (high toughness, low hardness and wear resistance before heat treat...
by emanuel
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade discoloration
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Blade discoloration

I wouldn't worry too much about it, try to wash it with soap and water first, in case its some sort of a thin film of oil. I've had similar bluish spots on stainless steel before, usually after cutting something acidic. Nothing to worry about, the chromium oxide layer is a living thing, constantly c...
by emanuel
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!
Replies: 217
Views: 4688

Re: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!

Hey man welcome to the forum, I like your memes on your IG page lol. Anyway, you seem to have the funds, why not get a custom blade in Vanax that will be superior in performance to anything Spyderco will have to pull off for general users, geometry wise? There are a couple custom makers using it, BB...
by emanuel
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One word(s) - Current Favorite Steel...GO!
Replies: 75
Views: 1513

Re: One word(s) - Current Favorite Steel...GO!

I'm still a S110V guy at heart. Fits my needs.
by emanuel
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 SouthFork Sprint Poll
Replies: 55
Views: 1906

Re: 2020 SouthFork Sprint Poll

I voted 4V as long as its run hard, but I would love it in CPM 10V.
by emanuel
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?
Replies: 34
Views: 2567

Re: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?

plshelpme wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:19 am
Just thought I’d ask specifically about s110v because I feel like I’m addicted and will probably get another soon, lol.
Enjoy your new knife! And yea, its only a matter of time until you get the s110v also, no way you're gonna be happy with just one steel, curiosity always triumphs.
by emanuel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?
Replies: 34
Views: 2567

Re: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?

Properly heat treated S110V doesn't chip any easier than S90V, of which you have people say it feels tougher but it's no different. The first runs were reported to have some problems, but even then it could have been just the factory edge at fault causing people to report on it and then the word of ...
by emanuel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?
Replies: 41
Views: 3015

Re: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?

S110V is the superior steel in a lot of ways to S30V, especially with the HT Spyderco uses now which got rid of the microchipping issue that it had in the first runs. And it's one of my favorite steels (if you couldn't tell by my icon :D) But I'll suggest you get the S30V model if you're not a good ...
by emanuel
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Triple B/Spyderco Folder
Replies: 52
Views: 4080

Re: Triple B/Spyderco Folder

Finally another CBBL knife would be great! Though the Trapper o its current form has a bit of a narrow front part of the handle to fit this lock type in perhaps? Yes that might be an issue, CBBL isn't exactly a "slim" mechanism, especially considering liner/comp lock options. If not CBBL, I hope fo...
by emanuel
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Triple B/Spyderco Folder
Replies: 52
Views: 4080

Re: Triple B/Spyderco Folder

I really missed that Shawn will come up with his own Spyderco design! Certainly curious now what it might look like... I'm pretty certain the bladeshape and handle will keep to his "Trapper" design, a nice sweeping blade and a rounded, comfortable handle. I'm definitely curious how the knife will l...
by emanuel
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman with some grip?
Replies: 16
Views: 917

Re: Shaman with some grip?

I wish linen/canvas micarta would get more love, it would go especially well with the Shaman's overall design and function of a heavy-duty utility folder.
by emanuel
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas
Replies: 106
Views: 5953

Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

In the meantime, I guess I might see if a friend in the US can onship a copy to me, as I’m keen to read this. It's available on Amazon UK ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Knife-Engineering-Steel-Treating-Geometry/dp/B08D4P9D95/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=knife+engineering&qid=1595661663&sr=8-1 ). Don't ...
by emanuel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help Me spend my money...Southard or Advocate
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Help Me spend my money...Southard or Advocate

Oh man, I wouldn't wanna be you... such a hard choice! :D I would say get the Advocate, never owned or held one, but I remember people praising it as being the smoothest Spyderco flipper, while I've seen a few Southard threads with issues here and there.
by emanuel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 13 Myths about Heat Treating Knives
Replies: 32
Views: 1942

Re: 13 Myths about Heat Treating Knives

I think you know about one blade forum member BluntCut (I think he is also here) and his crystal weaving foundation heat treat (or something like that). What are your thoughts on that? He claimed that he could HT some steel higher then anybody else on the planet (well, maybe not these exact words b...
by emanuel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th of July
Replies: 26
Views: 1649

Re: Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th for all the US folk. My country wouldn't be the same without your ideological influence. Ty.
by emanuel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Its a new "Golden Age"
Replies: 39
Views: 3215

Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

FYI, Eric's 11 year old son, Kobe, is starting to sit in on some of our R & D meetings. sal Haha, I remember some interview with Eric a few years back saying how he tries to give more freedom of choice to his son so that he can chose his own passions and path in life. I guess it's impossible to run...
by emanuel
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)
Replies: 81
Views: 5341

Re: Affordable fixed blade (AFK)

Hi Carrot, Cycleguy, Thanx for the input. We'll make up an "Enuff 2" proto with 3mm stock and a 4" blade. As long as the handle doesn't change, there is little tooling costs for the handle. Tooling up for an FRN sheath would be expensive, but we'll make Kydex (Boltaron) sheaths for testing. The Fix...

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