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by Mattysc42
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 78
Views: 3676

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? Yes, the LC200N, 20CV, and PMA11 Mules. 2) Did you put a handle on it? Halpern contoured g10 scales on all of them 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? Bought sheaths for two of them, made a kydex sheath for the other. 4) Did you test the performance of...
by Mattysc42
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Shaman?
Replies: 51
Views: 2805

Re: K390 Shaman?

I’d buy an frn shaman if the scales are contoured the way the standard shaman is. For me, the shaman has the most comfortable handle of any folder I’ve tried. K390 is a major selling point no matter what. It was enough to convince me to buy and use a PM2, after all ;) .
by Mattysc42
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rivers Edge Cutlery Mystery Exclusive (DLC 10V/Coyote Brown G10 Paramilitary 2)
Replies: 168
Views: 10031

Re: Rivers Edge Cutlery Mystery Exclusive (DLC 10V/Coyote Brown G10 Paramilitary 2)

If this was anything from the manix or native lines, I would have been all over it. On the other hand, this is a good time for me to save money, since I’m off work for a couple weeks.
by Mattysc42
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Shaman?
Replies: 51
Views: 2805

Re: K390 Shaman?

A K390 shaman is tied with a k390 manix XL as my most wanted knives. Hopefully it'll happen this year.
by Mattysc42
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 LW compared to G10?
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Manix2 LW compared to G10?

I prefer the lw because I prefer closed back construction, and the lw has fewer hotspots in my hand. The lighter weight is nice as well. I don’t mind the pinned construction because I never disassemble my knives.
by Mattysc42
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2850

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

I’d definitely buy the endura and dragonfly wharncliffes. A mule would be awesome as well. Zome black and white would get my handle vote, though I’d buy regardless of handle color.
by Mattysc42
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 XL vs Shaman
Replies: 41
Views: 2297

Re: Manix2 XL vs Shaman

The XL is a better slicer than the shaman, but is slightly less comfortable for extended use. I like both equally, and consider these along with the caribbean leaf to be spiderco’s best production designs for full sized pocket knives.
by Mattysc42
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: S90V Love ~

GarageBoy wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:36 pm
I wonder if the chipping is due to s110v being run a few points higher
Likely a combination of higher hardness and higher carbide volume. S110v has a bunch of niobium forming carbides on top of the vanadium, iirc.
by Mattysc42
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: S90V Love ~

S110v is a functional steel for sure, and isn’t horrible to sharpen if you’re patient. I have two problems with s110v that lead me to prefer s90v or M390/20cv over it, though. 1) S110v is the most easily damaged steel from accidental impacts of any steel that I’ve used, to the point that a two foot ...
by Mattysc42
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 rex45 g10 model
Replies: 277
Views: 23681

Re: Manix 2 rex45

I’ll probably try to snag a LW. Since the XL is left out of any sprints, I might as well try to get used to having the mini-Manix LW be the go-to Manix platform for steel variety. With SPY-27, REX45, MAXAMET, BD1N, and S110V, the LW has a good steel option for any cutting task. A helluva lot cheaper...
by Mattysc42
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4270

Re: Knife too thin

Personally, I don’t notice a difference in use between 2mm and 3mm blades, so long as the blade is wide enough and well sharpened. The native cuts just as well as a chaparral for me 99% of the time. I think that 3-4mm and a wide blade is the best range for overall use, after using my chaparrals, na...
by Mattysc42
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4270

Re: Knife too thin

Personally, I don’t notice a difference in use between 2mm and 3mm blades, so long as the blade is wide enough and well sharpened. The native cuts just as well as a chaparral for me 99% of the time. I think that 3-4mm and a wide blade is the best range for overall use, after using my chaparrals, nat...
by Mattysc42
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 vs... K390?
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: K390 vs... K390?

Huh, mine has barely patinad at all, even when soaking in my sweat at work. It has a bit of a gold and blue patina near the edge from cutting strawberries, too mild to get a picture of, but that’s it. It’s nice to have non-battery acid sweat :p
by Mattysc42
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Most Collected Spyderco?
Replies: 80
Views: 5930

Re: Your Most Collected Spyderco?

1) Shaman/native: 4 each

2) Mule team: 3 each

3) 2 of everything else. Need that symmetry in my spydiepack lol.
by Mattysc42
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lc200n Dragonfly 2
Replies: 61
Views: 5072

Re: Lc200n Dragonfly 2

After using both, I heavily prefer SE LC200N over SE H1. It’s much easier to sharpen for me, and holds an edge about as long, or longer through heavy duty industrial cardboard. My SE Dragonfly salt and my ZDP Dragonfly are my most used work knives. I’d love to get an SE LC200N version. In the mean t...
by Mattysc42
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 369
Views: 22883

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

I prefer smooth g10 with good ergos. The shaman, smooth native, raffir noble chaparral, and cold steel ultimate hunter are my favorite handles. Definitely liking the scales on this shaman so far.
by Mattysc42
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't find a plain leaf Caribbean anywhere !
Replies: 29
Views: 1210

Re: Can't find a plain leaf Caribbean anywhere !

I have both and prefer the SE.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 369
Views: 22883

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Feels like wood to me. Mine has a grainy texture running parallel with the handle. I like it so far, but first splinter I get, I’d have to replace them. I have an irrational and overpowering hatred for splinters 😑.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Completely ambidextrous. Drumming helps a lot with training ambidextrousness.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus Shaman
Replies: 22
Views: 1482

Re: Damascus Shaman

If they make one of these, spyderco should do that Vanax Damascus (dc18n steel). Go all out!

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