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by emanuel
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 127
Views: 11239

Re: HRC Database

The Meat man wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:07 am
And that REX 45 - incredible! :eek:
Indeed, for people that don't like high carbide steels, Rex 45 is the peak their should strive for. Amazing steel in a high polish edge.
by emanuel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 10V Patina
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: 10V Patina

Beautiful.
by emanuel
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 127
Views: 11239

Re: HRC Database

Someone with the new PM2 in 10v, if they have the means, can they post some hardness measurements? Thanks!
by emanuel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAXAMET!
Replies: 11
Views: 1595

Re: MAXAMET!

The thing that surprised me about this steel (besides wear resistance and edge retention, which I was expecting to be very high), was it's edge stability and toughness. I didn't manage to microchip it or damage the edge in any way in my day to day use. I don't abuse my knives, but I didn't give it a...
by emanuel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara in s90v?
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Kapara in s90v?

I would like it in S90V also. It's a great steel with Spyderco's ht.
by emanuel
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Zeroed In: Sal Glesser
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: Zeroed In: Sal Glesser

"Son, what do you want to be when you grow up?
"I wanna be like Sal Glesser dad"
by emanuel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding Knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1722

Re: Regrinding Knives?

Thank you for the info! I’ve got a lot of older knives to practice on. If you really want to try this yourself, have a look at some youtube videos about it. Seeing how it's done will help way more than anything you'll find written anywhere and give you a mental foundation on how to start your trial.
by emanuel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding Knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1722

Re: Regrinding Knives?

Either way, make sure you do these changes on some knives you don't care about first, or you might regret it.
by emanuel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding Knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1722

Re: Regrinding Knives?

Regrinding knives is not an easy thing to do. It requires quite a bit of practice. Indeed, but practice has to start from somewhere. It isn't easy at first but not hard to learn. These cheap and low power grinders are a great start for a casual consumer. That is if he wants to learn, if not and mon...
by emanuel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding Knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1722

Re: Regrinding Knives?

I use a small belt grinder, 1x30 belt 375w. Nothing fancy or expensive, just some German brand that had good reviews on Amazon, but if you're american it seems like the one made by Harbor Freight is very popular. You can find these made by different manufacturers and they're all in the range of 60 t...
by emanuel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what can you tell me about S45VN?
Replies: 13
Views: 1901

Re: So what can you tell me about S45VN?

I believe S45VN can also attain a higher hardness, so besides having more carbides, the higher hardness will have an impact on the user's opinion on it. But of course, the regular user can see something in let's say CPM154 at 59hrc as performing better simply due to the fact that they just sharpened...
by emanuel
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4259

Re: Knife too thin

I appreciate a thin knife for its specialized utility, and I find them way more pleasurable to use (I hope one day I'll get a BBB Mini Trapper :D ). But for EDC use I generally like a bit of stiffness; everyday tasks with a knife don't involve just pure slicing, but also a lot of push cutting in wei...
by emanuel
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBN vs Daimond SM rods?
Replies: 23
Views: 1516

Re: CBN vs Daimond SM rods?

Had both. CBN seems to cut "finer" than the diamonds, while both remove metal just as fast, if that makes any sense. I use the CBN exclusively since I like the edge finish more/get the knife to a more consistent sharpness. Can't go wrong with both, but I recommend the CBN based on my experience.
by emanuel
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 119
Views: 79936

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

I personally prefer screwed construction for reasons already mentioned, but I have no issue with pinned construction as long as no steel liners are used (for ex Manix LW Maxamet). Cleaning is a bit difficult but it can be done, so far I had no issues with rust in there at all and oil can easily be s...
by emanuel
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can some steels be bad for our health ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3657

Re: Can some steels be bad for our health ?

I think that knife maker confuses cobalt dust with iron alloy dust containing small amounts of cobalt. And even then, studies talk about chronic exposure to these dusts of cobalt, months, even years of daily exposure. The difference is day and night, it's kind of sad when such misconceptions are spr...
by emanuel
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s For Law Enforcement?
Replies: 30
Views: 3166

Re: Spyderco’s For Law Enforcement?

My uncle used several knives over the years as a cop from what we talked, but lately, thanks to me :D, he's a big fan of spyderco serrated knives. Also, thanks to some serrated knife tips thread on here, I slightly rounded the sharp tips of the serrations so snagging isn't an issue while the blade h...
by emanuel
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 SE
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: K390 SE

I would much rather enjoy S60V/440v to be back in SE offerings.
by emanuel
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 385
Views: 26383

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

They did react fast in trying to contain it and them being a Communist country is the only reason why they could react as fast as they did doing what they had to. In the first vital days of the outbreak at the end of december they were too busy saving face/covering-up and arresting doctors talking ...
by emanuel
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 385
Views: 26383

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Any official numbers on the mortality rate? Is it again one of those strains that only kill immunocompromised people, children and old folks? Couldn't find anything online, but given that SARS had it at round 7% and how similar they are, they could be close, probably a bit higher. It would be pretty...
by emanuel
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 315
Views: 17374

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Is there an approximate time of the year when we might get to see a sneak-peek of the design? :D

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