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by Mattysc42
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 35
Views: 2568

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: 6635

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: 2231

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: 3907

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: 6635

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: 845

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: 12168

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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by Mattysc42
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Form vs. Function
Replies: 54
Views: 3240

Re: Form vs. Function

A knife has to be functional for me to buy or willingly use it, but I won’t buy a knife if it isn’t aesthetically pleasing to me, regardless of functionality, unless I’m solely after a steel I want to test. PM2 being a prime example of one I only buy or use for the steel. The Shaman, Manix XL, Carib...
by Mattysc42
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What will you be getting from the new reveal?
Replies: 86
Views: 5949

Re: What will you be getting from the new reveal?

Well, if these sell like the first crucarta run, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a pd#1/micarta run at some point. The joys of steel analogues creating sprint loopholes.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

The one of each per household rule, along with releasing both at the same time instead of months apart, probably helped a lot in ensuring that they’d take more than 5 minutes to sell out. Glad these sold out quickly enough to show people are interested, but slowly enough that most people who really ...
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?
Replies: 29
Views: 2204

Re: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?

Lc200n is perfect for whittling. S35VN, K390, and A11 all take amazing edges at any grit. 13c26 (AEB-L) and 14c28n are designed to be used in razor blades, and should be perfect as well. Basically, if the steel is very fine grained, tough, and fairly stable at 10-15dps, it will work well for whittli...
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Wow, the satin has lasted more than 20 minutes.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Yeah, the jade handles seem to match the black blade perfectly to my sense of aesthetics.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Wow, the DLC sold out first. That doesn’t happen often.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

FullFlatMind wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:10 am
I was tempted to buy both but I found restraint.
I lost that restraint :p . Got one of each. First time buying 2 of the same knife in the same steel, but I like m4 and want to support Manix XL sales.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Got my order in but **** the website was lagging. This drop is more popular than expected, which is a very good thing in my book. The better this one sells, the better the chance for more sprints and exclusives later.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

I’m getting the dlc (do or do not, there is no try). This will be my first dlc Spyderco knife, though I have some Seki TiNi blades.
by Mattysc42
Sun May 31, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Want to go to the big leagues....Manix 2 XL or Military
Replies: 29
Views: 1663

Re: Want to go to the big leagues....Manix 2 XL or Military

I defininely like the Manix XL more than the Military. It cuts better due to the thinner stock and wider blade, and is more durable all around (unless you pry with the middle of the blade, in which case you probably shouldn’t be using a knife for the task). I don’t use pocket clips, so I can’t comme...
by Mattysc42
Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: pain to sharpen SE blades?
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: pain to sharpen SE blades?

Shaprening SE is easy with a bit of practice. Sometimes even moreso than PE. Repairing major damage to SE is exponentially more time consuming than PE, though. Much smaller abrasive surface area to work with.
by Mattysc42
Wed May 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12168

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

It's hard to predict the response to these. A lot of people have been vocal about them but historically the Manix 2 XL doesn't sell like the hot models, the PM2 and even the Military. My theory is that not enough people are in jurisdictions that allow carry of 4" blades. But it is a good price and ...

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