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by ZeroRange
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?
Replies: 77
Views: 3325

Re: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?

I sometimes carry a Buck 110 in 420HC so I guess that's my lowest. I just picked up a new 420HC knife today. Also grabbed a carbon Mora. I love all my moras both stainless and carbon although I don't have a single one that hold an edge with a true scandi grind. All of mine get touched up on the sha...
by ZeroRange
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?
Replies: 77
Views: 3325

Re: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?

I sometimes carry a Buck 110 in 420HC so I guess that's my lowest.
by ZeroRange
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel for the Para 3?
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Which steel for the Para 3?

I think I have a problem. I have the P3 in 52100, M4, M390, Rex45, Maxamet and CTS-XHP.

I would definitely recommend M390 or 52100. 52100 is fun but M390 is great all around. My Maxamet is too chippy for me to really enjoy it. The other steels are great it just comes down to budget.
by ZeroRange
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Re: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!

Dreadpirate: indeed it is!

mb1 wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:33 am
Hopefully she gets you some proper weight lifting chalk too. ;)

Nice gift. :spyder:
:D my daughter likes to draw on my stuff lol. I get a kick out of finding chalk all over my bench and plates :D
by ZeroRange
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!
Replies: 18
Views: 1117

Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!

I just can't believe she got this for me. It's the one that got away! She heard me mope about it and made it her mission to find it lol. It's used and didn't come with the box or goodies but that's ok because all my knives are users anyway. Happy holidays everyone!
by ZeroRange
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any corrosion or patina on REX45 so far?
Replies: 25
Views: 6786

Re: Any corrosion or patina on REX45 so far?

I actually just bough some Flitz to remove little rust spots on the blade. I keep my knives in my back pockets and I'm known to sweat. It's been my main carry but I haven't had to cut much with it, just some boxes here and there. Other than that it's always been in my back pocket. It didn't form a p...
by ZeroRange
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 598814

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

I got the P3 52100+Delica bundle from BladeHQ. I've been wanting to try 52100 for months and finally pulled the trigger now. I'm excited to try it!
by ZeroRange
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Worst things to cut thread
Replies: 46
Views: 4175

Re: Worst things to cut thread

The worst material I've cut so far is sheetrock and the mud they use use for taping. I dulled my S30v PM2 very quickly but I have a Contego in M4 that held up a little better.
by ZeroRange
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MBC knives as utility / EDC knives
Replies: 21
Views: 1889

Re: MBC knives as utility / EDC knives

I'm the opposite. I have been trained in using knives for self defense and I don't want to carry any knives associated with MBC or that look tactical. If I'm ever unfortunate enough to have to use knives on another human I don't want to look like that's all I use my knives for. One reason why I like...
by ZeroRange
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 141
Views: 43065

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

Lol his numbers, not mine. I didn't care to check his math.
by ZeroRange
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on new micarta handle spydies?
Replies: 38
Views: 2766

Re: Thoughts on new micarta handle spydies?

My only Spyderco micarta experience is with my Persian but I love that knife. I don't know what polished g10 feels like so I can't compare but I'd love some more polished or rough micarta.
by ZeroRange
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 Steel
Replies: 26
Views: 44918

Re: 52100 Steel

As long as you have even a very thin layer of oil on the blade, you can keep it from cording. I used forehead grease in a pinch. There are some developed patterns, from food stuff and other moist cuts. But the entire blade has darkened quite a bit, compare to the the way it came. I didn't dip it in...
by ZeroRange
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 Steel
Replies: 26
Views: 44918

Re: 52100 Steel

Between the carbon fiber PM2 and Para 3 or the knifeworks Manix 2, which one would you guys recommend? I'm really liking the Manix colors.
by ZeroRange
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any corrosion or patina on REX45 so far?
Replies: 25
Views: 6786

Re: Any corrosion or patina on REX45 so far?

Vivi wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:45 pm
That's nuts. I rusted my DLC S30V Para going for a sweaty hike. Stop pin, liners, lock interface etc. Blade was good though.
Lol my M390 Para 3 stop pin has rust but the blade is fine. I've also rusted the liners of my PM2 but not the blade.
by ZeroRange
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance
Replies: 141
Views: 43065

Re: CPM REX 45 | Edge Performance

Michael Christy posted his experience with Rex 45 and it's quite impressive. He notes a 17% longevity increase compared to HAP40 on his cardboard cutting test.

https://youtu.be/FPrKByImasY
by ZeroRange
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 52100 Steel
Replies: 26
Views: 44918

Re: 52100 Steel

I keep thinking this steel makes no sense for me in a folder. I have Rex 45, M4 and Maxamet but 52100 seems to be too corrosion susceptible. Yet I keep looking at it and thinking about how nice it would be to have a deeply patina'd blade lol
by ZeroRange
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Broken tip on Maxamet Para 3
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: Broken tip on Maxamet Para 3

TomAiello wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:51 pm
The real question is: where did you pick up a new Maxamet Para 3?
eBay. Got it with the 15% off coupon for $225. One reason why this hurts a little.
by ZeroRange
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Broken tip on Maxamet Para 3
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: Broken tip on Maxamet Para 3

Thanks everyone. I did what you guys recommended after seeing Atilla's pictures and reground the spine. I now have a semi sharp tip again. I also put it on the Sharpmaker to check the angles and the 15 dps was only scratching the very edge on the left side. Turns out my right edge is 15dps but the l...

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