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by emanuel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2659

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Compression Lock Military 2.
:eek: :eek: :eek: Oh boy!
by emanuel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ESEE Knives
Replies: 55
Views: 2465

Re: ESEE Knives

I had an ESEE 6 and ESEE 4 in 1095 when I was a teen. Gosh, you are doing well for your age there Emanuel.. I had my first all-plastic folder when I was 3 yo that I would carry everywhere and made other parents bulge their eyes on me lol. And that was the first catalyst that funneled all my money f...
by emanuel
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2177

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

Larger carbides are more likely to fracture or separate from the matrix from applied stress. The article provides some fun images for sure. I wouldn't say that it shows that carbides do not "tear out" however. The images are showing the carbides that didn't fall out, obviously. He is more demonstra...
by emanuel
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ESEE Knives
Replies: 55
Views: 2465

Re: ESEE Knives

I had an ESEE 6 and ESEE 4 in 1095 when I was a teen. Good knives and awesome sheaths, but the more I used them the more annoyed I got about how thick they were ground. I mean I get it, survival knives etc etc. But why do so many of these companies assume that if my life depends on that tool, I'll s...
by emanuel
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Steel – Crucible S45VN
Replies: 50
Views: 4355

Re: New Steel – Crucible S45VN

Thanks for the article Larrin, it's always a joy reading about new steels. My question now is, why would I chose S45VN over M390? Seems to be slightly worse at everything, from toughness, wear resistance, to edge retention and corrosion resistance. If it costs the same as S30V/S35VN I could see a us...
by emanuel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?

I use wax/Victorinox oil for knives. For guns it doesn't matter the brand as long as the product doesn't evaporate, and for that I use some local brand that seems to work well + silica beads bag that I dry out in the oven about once every 6-12 months. My locker is also air-proof so the moisture is e...
by emanuel
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1301

Re: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?

RustyIron wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:09 pm

...get some Birchwood Casey Barricade
https://youtu.be/zJ3418IA01w?t=212

Seems to be a bad product, there are better options.
by emanuel
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 120
Views: 6809

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

Guys I'm serious, just give Victorinox MultiTool Oil a chance, its dirt cheap, food grade and it adheres to metal surfaces like nothing I tried so far. I used it last time about 1 week ago on my Manix Maxamet, knife was used daily and washed with hot water a few times a day, yet even now, over a wee...
by emanuel
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use
Replies: 62
Views: 3422

Re: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use

I thought Lance had virtually proven H1 to be rust proof in his extreme use (?). This is the first time I’ve ever seen a corrosion example. I mean I’ve seen the stuff attribute to contaminated grinding equipment. Thanks a lot @Bloke. :rolleyes: I guess next you’re gonna tell me rabbits don’t lay eg...
by emanuel
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use
Replies: 62
Views: 3422

Re: Spydiechef Rusted After First Use

LC200N and H1 can both rust in salt water under specific condition, they're not as immune as some people think they are, and there are countless pictures to prove it. Be it too much chlorine in the water, botched HT, chromium/nickel banding in the steel (none of these steels use powder metallurgy as...
by emanuel
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 2898

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

The Meat man wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:53 pm

I see. Thanks for the clarification! The carbide volumes are a lot closer than I thought.
Yes I was very surprised awhile back when I got schooled about it. I thought Rex 45 was somewhere close in carbide volume to Cruwear. I was totally wrong.
by emanuel
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: October and Rex45
Replies: 67
Views: 3578

Re: October and Rex45

steelcity16 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:34 pm
... Manix LW in Rex45 with Burnt Orange FRN.
This <3
by emanuel
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 285
Views: 11585

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Hmm, well Maxamet is out when it comes to edge retention (out of these 3 steels only of course :D ), so its a fight between Rex 121 and 15V. If both are close in hardness, I have no doubt that 15V would be the edge retention winner in pure cutting power even if it has significantly less carbide volu...
by emanuel
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 2898

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

That's hard to believe! Screenshot_2019-10-19-07-54-11.png https://i1.wp.com/knifesteelnerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/steel-carbide-volumes.jpg?w=527&ssl=1 Well ok, so I just checked and came upon this. As per Larrin's article with experimental measurements of carbide volume for a typical HT ...
by emanuel
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 285
Views: 11585

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

He said on instagram he'll bring 3 knives in 15v, rex 121 and maxamet to Bladeshow and explain what each steel does best. Hopefully there will be a video for us on the other side of the blue marble.
by emanuel
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 2898

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

But what about Maxamet, REX 45, or a steel in between? What exactly is wrong with smoothing out some carbides on REX45? Nothing bad in taking Rex 45 to a fine edge, at the end of the day it has the same low carbide volume as 52100 (5-6%) while being significantly harder, so it's edge strength will ...
by emanuel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show Your Patina!
Replies: 429
Views: 178637

Re: Show Your Patina!

https://i.imgur.com/xTbubyb.jpg I have this knife for a few days now, mostly used to cut fruits, so no real work so far. The stonewash only allows the patina to be seen from certain angles and in diffuse light, no multicolor patina, only very shinny yellow-gray, but I like it. Haven't washed the kn...
by emanuel
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4872
Views: 461797

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

https://i.imgur.com/k03Cn2D.jpg Manix 2 LW Maxamet. Just received it a few hours ago :D, got it all oiled up and ready to be used. I must say, there are two things that I noticed pretty quickly: 1. how light it is for its size, and 2. even after cleaning all the factory oil off the blade, how hard ...
by emanuel
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with knife steel question...
Replies: 44
Views: 3631

Re: Newbie with knife steel question...

You won't need to sharpen these high vanadium steels in a day of work, unless you're scraping sand off of something. The last thing I wanted when working 14-16 hours a day jobs was to stop my flow every few hours (or even less if the job was harsh) to sharpen my tool. But yes, anything works, even b...
by emanuel
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 233
Views: 14775

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

What was the target HRC on the P4 model? 62-63?

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