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by Mattysc42
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Cut blade discoloration
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: Z-Cut blade discoloration

All 3 of my z-cuts have patinad a bit like that. I like it.
by Mattysc42
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: They're everywhere!
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: They're everywhere!

Rex45 and K390 are the most stable steels of any I’ve used so far. Light impacts or slicing cuts against hard surfaces rarely cause any chipping, rolling, or loss of sharpness in these steel in my experience. K390 in particular is also exceptionally wear resistant and will easily maintain sharpness ...
by Mattysc42
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One word(s) - Current Favorite Model...GO!
Replies: 114
Views: 1833

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

Tie between shaman and manix xl.
by Mattysc42
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 1887

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

If someone makes a website specifically for crowdfunding spyderco exclusives, it would probably be viable. History has proven that there are enough people out there to sell out sprints and exclusives without too much risk for most models, if not always immediately. It would probably need a couple ye...
by Mattysc42
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?
Replies: 60
Views: 2889

Re: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?

I have a wicked edge 2017 gen 3 pro, and I find convexing to be extremely easy on it. I apply diamond lapping films to balsa strops and sharpen like I normally would with the WE diamond plates. Jende has the best lapping films for this because they have grits starting as low as 180g up to .5 microns...
by Mattysc42
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex45=Hap40?
Replies: 26
Views: 605

Re: Rex45=Hap40?

AFAIK, depending on where/from whom you get your data, they are either identical or nearly identical in chemical composition. In the real world from my usage/testing Rex45 is a fair bit better in terms of edge retention & toughness , the more popular theory for this difference seems to be heat trea...
by Mattysc42
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 167
Views: 4672

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

I’ll be getting one as soon as there is a version in zdp, k390, or something similar. Love the design!
by Mattysc42
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Fake Manix 2 S110V ?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Fake Manix 2 S110V ?

Looks real to me, comparing it to my Manix LWs.
by Mattysc42
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does S110V actually chip a lot or are people just not using their knives right?
Replies: 34
Views: 2534

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

I’ve had occasional chipping, though not more than other steels with similar carbide volumes and hrc. S110v is the only steel I’ve had a knife snap in half from a 2’ drop onto concrete when the knife was closed and didn’t land on the blade, though. Happened with a blurple manix 2.
by Mattysc42
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Plastic Knives are BEST.
Replies: 69
Views: 4584

Re: Plastic Knives are BEST.

While I slightly prefer g10 to frn/frcp, I don’t like liners on any knives that don’t require them for the lock. The extra weight doesn’t really bother me, but liners don’t really add any benefits while creating space for hidden but pervasive rust to creep into the pivot. I’ll take linerless g10 all...
by Mattysc42
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 17121

Re: Unpopular opinions

My unpopular opinions: 1 - My opinion is that I don't care if you are a collector or not. 2 - I don't like small knives. Para 3 and smaller are toys in my book. 3 - I don't like the Sebenza, no matter how great people say it is, it doesn't do a thing for me. 4 - I think S30V is great stuff. 5 - I t...
by Mattysc42
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thicker "harduse" bladestocks / fine tips.. and more - I don´t fully get it
Replies: 72
Views: 3299

Re: Thicker "harduse" bladestocks / fine tips.. and more - I don´t fully get it

This is the primary reason I love the Manix XL. ~3mm stock (strong enough for a folder), a minimal taper and decently strong tip, and a wide blade with an extra keen primary grind to maximize cutting performance. As far as using a knife for cutting tasks, the XL is among the best in Spyderco’s everg...
by Mattysc42
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your 1st Spyderco?
Replies: 92
Views: 7385

Re: What was your 1st Spyderco?

Mule Team #s 23, 25, 26 (20cv, lc200n, pma11). Bought all of them at the same time. #26 is my favorite.
by Mattysc42
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 43
Views: 3539

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

The only time I use a knife smaller than the shaman is when I need to not cut too deeply into something. In those circumstances a shorter edge is usually better. The dragonfly is the sweet spot for me. I keep a serrated dragonfly salt on hand at all times, and carry a zdp dragonfly as well when I’m ...
by Mattysc42
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Support Club
Replies: 101
Views: 7049

Re: S30V Support Club

Yep, after using high carbide steels for a couple years, getting s30v to hairsplitting sharp from dull takes 5-10 minutes, tops, on a broken in 400 grit diamond plate. Easy enough to have hair splitting straight off the plate as well. Ultimately, sharpening any steel isn’t difficult if you can hold ...
by Mattysc42
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Personal Collection?
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Your Personal Collection?

My Manix XLs, Shamans, and Kizer CF/linerlock Gemini are all permanant residents. Once I get the Rex45 and S90V Native Chiefs, those will be added to my permanant list.
by Mattysc42
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Final (probably) Three, Revised
Replies: 71
Views: 4216

Re: The Final (probably) Three, Revised

Dlc M4 Manix XL
S90V/CF Shaman
ZDP-189 Dragonfly, though it’ll be replaced by a K390 version ASAP.
by Mattysc42
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Support Club
Replies: 101
Views: 7049

Re: S30V Support Club

I love s30v for a casual edc, but I need more wear resistance at work. S90v, k390, rex45, etc are all just flat out better for my uses. If I ever stop cutting miles of 6-walled, glass impregnated cardboard, then s30v will be just fine.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix clicking
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Manix clicking

Of my 6 CBBL knives, 2 have that click. I haven’t seen or read anything about the clicking causing any problems, so I don’t worry about it. If anything, I kinda like it because it might provide a warning on the off chance that the knife opens in my pocket.
by Mattysc42
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 13008

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Mine just came in and they’re perfect! Much more acute factory grind than my other XLs, which I like.

Currently giving them an EDCi bath. The DLC soaks the stuff up like a sponge. Should be dang near rust proof after it dries.

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