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by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 83
Views: 2139

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

With an R-O of 2-3 it does spread FAST.... I figured it was something like that the way the different countries are reacting. The NORKS closed the borders 2 days ago completely. As much as they rely on imports and currency from the PRC it would have to be bad before they made that decision. Many of...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 83
Views: 2139

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

What's that saying about serenity and the wisdom to know the difference?
Big +1

and " Fear helps a man not at all "

What is going to happen will happen and worrying about it changes nothing.
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 83
Views: 2139

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

I must be a sociopath or something similar because I look at these things as fate. We all are gonna die. It's just a matter of when and how. The flu that is already here has killed how many? How many do we lose each year to it? Like Jim I was trained in the military on Nuclear, chemical and biologic...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 95
Views: 3520

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

New exotic powdered steels have changed the paradigm in straight razors in the past 20 years. So the discussion has changed as to what is better? Mike wants to experiment with several of the options in modern straight razor discussion. sal This isn't a topic I've read about as I really have little ...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 95
Views: 3520

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

No straight razors for me. Spyderco or otherwise. I have a few already that I never use. I shave my face and scalp and I'm usually in a hurry so cut throat razors are out for me. For those of you thinking about new supersteel razors be aware it will more likely be something with little to no carbide...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum knife 2020 - steel poll
Replies: 35
Views: 1511

Re: Forum knife 2020 - steel poll

Also 2 tool steels are included.
Where? I only see one non stainless steel.
by The Mastiff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 140
Views: 4023

Re: 25K Post Contest

Congrats DJ.

Paul, that was a good thing you did. Hopefully you will be here another 25k posts. :)

Joe
by The Mastiff
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35VN Steel History and Properties
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: S35VN Steel History and Properties

Hello Larrin. You brought up CPM 154 and M390 as "both have higher than expected toughness". One steel that rates pretty high on your chart is 19C27. I keep on wondering why it would be rated as highly as it is. Is it because the chrome is only 13% ? It is a 1% carbon steel like others rated much lo...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 50
Views: 2392

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

Hey Shawn. This should be an interesting thread. OK. For me I'll take CPM Cruwear then K390, Rex 45 with Maxamet last. Pure abrasive resistance isn't my most desired attribute but I do rate it on my scale of personal needs above corrosion resistance which is last. Cruwear may have the lowest ceiling...
by The Mastiff
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Design details that are deal breakers
Replies: 47
Views: 1868

Re: Design details that are deal breakers

Recurves

440C

ball bearings & flippers
by The Mastiff
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 328
Views: 20406

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Jim, I've been going through the movie soundtrack website. There are PHD's that don't have the knowledge about their fields you do about this. Do you have any articles online anywhere on this subject?

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 140
Views: 4023

Re: 25K Post Contest

347

Wow, Nice prize Paul. I had to sell mine years ago to pay vet bills and have often wished I had another. They aren't really easy to get especially in affordable condition.

Thanks for the chance. Normally I don't enter these but this is different.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mods, please close this thread
Replies: 36
Views: 2497

Re: Mods, please close this thread

I think Ankerson broke Vivi. I can understand that. Jim has been on ranting tear lately. Don't see how that would be possible. Jim has done nothing more than any of us do here and from what I see he did nothing wrong. Vivi never seemed to be especially fragile to me and he gave as good as he got th...
by The Mastiff
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 59
Views: 3361

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

I think it would be too confusing to try to put out a 20% chrome steel and not call it stainless. It also limits the customer base somewhat. So, technically it is stainless according to the " above 12 % chrome" ( or whatever number is quoted) number used in commercial writings. It is confusing to ex...
by The Mastiff
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 59
Views: 3361

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

Hi Joe,

We always enjoy your input here and have for years.
Thanks Sal. This forum and Spyderco's knives have meant a lot to many of us. It has been a part of our lives for a long time. :)



Joe
by The Mastiff
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 59
Views: 3361

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

We sure have had quite a few knife afi's thank us for making affordable models with ZDP-189 I had used a Spyderco for more than a decade by the time the Caly jr. in ZDP came out at a cost low enough to get my attention. It was the first real "exotic" steel I ran across in a knife I felt comfortable...
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 314
Views: 14405

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Put your shades on for this one than, ZAPP Z-Max, Rex 86 Analog. 69.5rc 10% tungsten with 5% vanadium + cobalt. You are finding some new ground to cover. :) That should be an interesting steel. I do like those tungsten steels generally. Hopefully you will be letting us know how it works out. You mu...
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 2785

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

My guess is that wasn't about failure as much as weak detent/loose pivots causing the blade to open while in the pocket. It happened to me with another brand liner lock and caused a bad slice to my hand when I reached into my pocket at a gas station. In my case keeping the pivot tighter would have p...
by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 314
Views: 14405

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

15v Austeniziting
Lets see, 1950 degrees?

I started pulling back from my monitor out of habit when I first looked at that picture. I expected a wave of heat to hit my forehead for a quarter second or so. :eek: :D

Man that looks hot.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maintenance Log
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Maintenance Log

Vivi, great pictures. Thanks for including the lock images. Whenever I do what you did and get it to bare clean steel I then coat everything in spray liquid Tuff Glide and let it sit overnight to dry. After that I keep it dry except for a spray of aerosol dry teflon lube on the lock bearing surfaces...

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