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by Pelagic
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 461
Views: 28357

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

Whenever I test a knife's sharpness, I simply thumb the edge one handed and test on hair. The hair test reveals true sharpness, and I can tell how aggressive the edge will be for slicing simply by pressing my thumb into the apex lightly and moving my thumb away laterally. I have never come close to ...
by Pelagic
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

I clearly wrote that they are in "the same range." I don't know why I post charts if no one looks at them. Do you honestly believe no one looks at them? I did look at the chart, but upon closer inspection it was clear that it indicates 1095 is considerably tougher. There are a lot of data points in...
by Pelagic
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Hey everyone I was away for work and just checked back thanks for the new wealth of information I appreciate it. As to your specific question, if you look closely at the chart Larrin posted, it shows that 1095 yielded approximately 33% better toughness then s30v at equal hardness. Initially I didn'...
by Pelagic
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

If adding 14% chromium to a steel doesn't lower the toughness (enough that a few other additives to the steel can't make up for), at what point does it? Why not 20%? Does m390 have the same toughness as 1095 also? You're begging the question. Is 1095 tough enough for a good knife? Sure. So is S30V....
by Pelagic
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Obviously I know 1095 isn't optimal for bladesports. This is getting to be a useless exchange.
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

It has to be the PM process then. I knew the difference was significant but not enough to make up for that much chromium (regarding toughness). I'm still curious as to where the general maximum is for chromium in a chopper though. I'm not saying 1095 is a great steel, but I know it makes a great ch...
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

It has to be the PM process then. I knew the difference was significant but not enough to make up for that much chromium (regarding toughness). I'm still curious as to where the general maximum is for chromium in a chopper though. I'm not saying 1095 is a great steel, but I know it makes a great cho...
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

I'm just trying to wrap my head around this. The general consensus on bladeforums, the knives steel composition app, and various sources online is apparently wrong. If adding 14% chromium to a steel doesn't lower the toughness (enough that a few other additives to the steel can't make up for), at wh...
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Why is prying and strength being brought up when the question is specifically about toughness? They fall into the general types of knives that people generally think of when toughness is brought up. Toughness is VASTLY overrated when taken into context on it's own. Everything matters, strength, tou...
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Funny, every 1095 knife over ever owned has more resistance to fracture than every s30v I've ever owned by a significant margin. I use my old hickory butcher's knife as a machete on hardwood. I chop trees down hitting the trunk as hard as I can. Keep in mind, this is a butcher's knife, with geometr...
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Why is prying and strength being brought up when the question is specifically about toughness?
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Funny, every 1095 knife over ever owned has more resistance to fracture than every s30v I've ever owned by a significant margin. I use my old hickory butcher's knife as a machete on hardwood. I chop trees down hitting the trunk as hard as I can. Keep in mind, this is a butcher's knife, with geometry...
by Pelagic
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4105

Re: Newbie steel question.

Toughness as in resistance to fracture, nothing stainless really compares to those simple steels.
by Pelagic
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 is subpar???
Replies: 47
Views: 2470

Re: H-1 is subpar???

Let’s settle this with one of the greatest knives Spyderco made....Mariner Salt in H-1 9275B368-AD40-45F4-A9B3-88422C3F3D54.jpeg I'll guess that is true because I've never owned one. But I love my jumpmaster and really like my Pac Salt, although it is currently sitting on the bottom of the Savannah...
by Pelagic
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 14305

Re: Location

Nebrasketball wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Lincoln Nebraska.
I've been there before! Flew there to buy a truck at the GMC dealership. They picked me up at Omaha.
by Pelagic
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 14305

Re: Location

Hopsbreath wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Central Florida currently, although I’ve also lived in northwest Oregon and eastern Tennessee. If anyone is from those places, I feel a special connection with them. Same goes for Knife-nuts. You’re all cool in my book.
Nice username. Cheers
by Pelagic
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 is subpar???
Replies: 47
Views: 2470

Re: H-1 is subpar???

I thought you can't bloke a bloke?

Lol. I think the OP is being sincere.
by Pelagic
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 is subpar???
Replies: 47
Views: 2470

Re: H-1 is subpar???

If you're a good sharpener and don't prefer serrated, get a s110v military and don't look back. Oh, and don't lose it. I won't argue with that>> I have a Para2 with that steel and it is a beast for it's size. Also don't overlook an M390 Military if you can find one either. It's' been my main EDC fo...
by Pelagic
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steels did you carry today?
Replies: 405
Views: 10886

Re: Which steels did you carry today?

S30v
by Pelagic
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 is subpar???
Replies: 47
Views: 2470

Re: H-1 is subpar???

If you're a good sharpener and don't prefer serrated, get a s110v military and don't look back.

Oh, and don't lose it.

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