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by Vivi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chief 1st sprint opinion poll
Replies: 23
Views: 287

Re: Chief 1st sprint opinion poll

LC200N is the only option that interests me more than S30V to be honest.
by Vivi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 57
Views: 1241

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

TomAiello wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Vivi wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Not really. The whole "survival" thing is just an excuse for kids in adult sized bodies to go play with toys in the woods IMO.
Which is a perfect description of most of us. :)
I have no good reason to own a $250 S7 chopper with the amount of axes I have :D
by Vivi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Steel - How it Works
Replies: 57
Views: 958

Re: H1 Steel - How it Works

The SE H1 folders show edge holding that is noticeably superior to my PE S30V knives. If that's the only metric we use, though, we haven't said anything about the superiority of H1... Just that serrated edges stay sharp for a long time. After reading Larrin's summary, my big question is "how would ...
by Vivi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 38
Views: 741

Re: Trendy steels

Weather is starting to play a factor for me now. In Central NY, it gets very hot and humid in the summer months. This past Saturday I was carrying my 52100 Manix and at the end of the day I actually noticed a bit of rust on the bevel. Nothing major, but it was there. I ground it off with the Sharpm...
by Vivi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 Steel - How it Works
Replies: 57
Views: 958

Re: H1 Steel - How it Works

I'm someone that has used the same model in H1 for over a decade. The Pacific Salt. I've spent years with the PE model, and years with the SE version. Multiples in each edge type. I can't add anything technical to this thread. What I can add is that the serrated Pacific Salts hold an edge longer and...
by Vivi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 57
Views: 1241

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

This is probably a subject for another thread, and I'm sure it happens all the time and I'm just not aware of it, but are there any recorded instances in recent history where someone actually used their knife to find their way of the woods and keep the plant world at bay to survive? I'm talking abo...
by Vivi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 57
Views: 1241

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

“Hard use” to me evokes images of batoning and brush clearing, as well as being able to pry a hard-wedged blade and being able to recover a damaged edge easily and quickly in the field. So, no steels that emphasize wear- and corrosion-resistance over fracture-resistance, and no folders, not even st...
by Vivi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 38
Views: 741

Re: Trendy steels

For me, anything that isn't rust proof is a compromise. LC200N and H1 meet my edge holding needs. I have no desire to sacrifice rust proof for more edge retention or toughness in a pocket knife.
by Vivi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Opinel Outdoor Folder used for Bushcrafting
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Opinel Outdoor Folder used for Bushcrafting

Opinels are great for this sort of thing. Part of the beauty of their design is one can modify the handle shape to suit their needs.
by Vivi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to upload pictures to the forum
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: How to upload pictures to the forum

Note that embedding videos doesn't work with most websites outside of youtube. Another option if your video is really short, is to convert it to a gif and post the gif as you would any other static image. It will embed just like a regular image but it will be animated, you don't even have to press p...
by Vivi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Do you have "easy to sharpen / high edge retention"-pairs of your favorite Spydercos?

I like SE H1 because it's one of the few steels to offer both of these attributes.

I do touch-ups in about 30 seconds with a single white sharpmaker rod, but it holds an edge for a long time as an EDC.
by Vivi
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 57
Views: 1241

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

Don't have real "hard use" experience with too many steels, but another vote for VG10. My sabre grind Endura in that steel is probably more "hard use" than I'll ever need... / ESEEs 1095 has been mentioned. Sure it is "hard use" (I have a Laser Strike) but really dulls too fast imho. Have you compl...
by Vivi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 57
Views: 1241

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

H1 and S7
by Vivi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: AFI Performance Flash Batch
Replies: 245
Views: 16072

Re: AFI Performance Flash Batch

The Centofante has a fairly shallow hollow grind. I took mine to a diamond stone and turned it into a flat grind. It's nearly zero ground and the edge was easily damaged. Chipping and rolling. After a few sharpenings it's better. The geometry was too aggressive. That said, I don't think it's a very...
by Vivi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

as much as i hate my freedom being trampled by people who are afraid of everything, i definitely don’t want to be caught “accidentally” carrying an almost 4” spyderedge knife in all black tucked into my waistband. “whoops” isn’t going to be very believable in that moment and the knife would appear ...
by Vivi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I am gravitating towards smaller knives
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: I am gravitating towards smaller knives

I wish I felt the same. Spydeco has such a robust offering when it comes to this size range.

I find myself in the opposite boat though. When I carry my Pacific Salt, there are moments I wish I had a Police 4 sized blade on me.
by Vivi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your views on machetes?
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Your views on machetes?

I'm a big fan of Cold Steel machetes. They have tons of different sizes and shapes. They are cheap while having a good heat treat and a sheath. They have molded on handles like Spyderco fixed blades. No wood to warp, crack or loosen from the rivets. They work. I use a few of theirs for clearing brus...
by Vivi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts
Replies: 21
Views: 627

Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

That's weird. It certainly is a magnetic steel. Good to know! I have no idea why it happens. I may pick up a cheap metal detector wand and wave it over my pockets with different knives clipped to it. Not something to try at TSA checkpoints though, where you’re 50/50 going to be sent through a metal...

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