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by Albatross
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco in use, review/feedback thread
Replies: 100
Views: 6933

Re: Spyderco in use, review/feedback thread

I broke down last Monday (forgot to update... :eek: ) and sharpened the Rex45 Shaman; cutting was becoming dangerous, and it didn't make sense to continue using the knife as it was. The edge still retained more sharpness than a lot of non-knife people's edges, but was slipping and requiring too much...
by Albatross
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1062

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

K390 hands down . I still can't believe how easily it sharpens, considering the edge retention it provides. If stainless is necessary, then M390/204P/20CV are the most balanced overall, but S90V takes the cake for me. It's about as stainless as S30V, but has exceptional edge retention and is surpri...
by Albatross
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 94
Views: 2199

Re: Wharncliffe's

fixall wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:20 pm
Personally, I pictured something more like this when I read about the full-flat/hollow grind (I just curved one of the sides of a isosceles triangle).

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This is how I interpreted it as well.
by Albatross
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First high(ish) end knife purchase need advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 705

Re: First high(ish) end knife purchase need advice.

The Manix 2 is an awesome knife, and plenty here swear by Cruwear. Nice score. Hopefully you like it.
by Albatross
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1062

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

K390 hands down. I still can't believe how easily it sharpens, considering the edge retention it provides. If stainless is necessary, then M390/204P/20CV are the most balanced overall, but S90V takes the cake for me. It's about as stainless as S30V, but has exceptional edge retention and is surprisi...
by Albatross
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?
Replies: 51
Views: 871

Re: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?

Depends on where it falls in the rust resistance spectrum. If it's as good or better than VG-10, then either the straight spine or regular Stretch 2. If not as good, then no interest at all. Larrin rated it just slightly better than S110V, which is about as stainless as it gets(with currently used ...
by Albatross
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 94
Views: 2199

Re: Wharncliffe's

A Delica Wharncliffe wasn't my introduction to the Wharncliffe shape, but it was the first that was attached to a knife I liked and used frequently. Mike's preferred grind sounds interesting for sure. It's something I would like to see and try. If I'm understanding it correctly, the grind is part ho...
by Albatross
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Webex with Sal and Eric?
Replies: 27
Views: 765

Re: Webex with Sal and Eric?

I like the idea, but I also think the Twitch proposal seems more likely/easier. The added benefit of being able to watch the stream whenever it's convenient (past broadcasts), would be fantastic for anyone who can't make it.
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife categories
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Knife categories

A while back, I bought a pink Native to keep for my daughter. She's about to turn 2, so the knife would be sitting for a while. I had it for a couple months and sold it. I figured that instead of picking one for her, she could pick one of mine (similar to what Evil D mentioned) or she could pick one...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time

While it wasn't really your point, the idea of owning just one knife is very appealing. I was a minimalist, until I got married. Whoa!!! Don't go getting me kicked off the forum for preaching minimalism and some one knife malarky. :D But seriously, I almost feel like I am there. I don't know that I...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time

... I think this is one of those things that gets better with age, or maybe that's just wishful thinking. While it wasn't really your point, the idea of owning just one knife is very appealing. I was a minimalist, until I got married. I currently own 10 Spyderco folders, but only 3 of them are in t...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?
Replies: 51
Views: 871

Re: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?

There was a Native in the same color G10, with S90V blade steel. https://spyderco.com/catalog/details/C41GFGR5/Native-5-Polished-G-10-Forest-Green-CPM-S90V-Exclusive/1108 I am well aware of that Native, I have it. How does that stop KW from producing a standard peel-ply 204P version? That's true, p...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?
Replies: 51
Views: 871

Re: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?

There is already a forest green 204P Para 3, so I'm not sure why that's included in the options. I am also wondering why the Native 5 wasn't included as an option... I would much rather have another Golden-made G10 version than a FRN model out of Seki. Just my two cents... There was a Native in the...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time

Organizing things and assigning categories or roles, is important to me, but tends to over-complicate things. The grass is always greener... This was my approach for a long time. I needed this model to do something, and this steel would be better for something else, and ... But at the end of the da...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?
Replies: 51
Views: 871

Re: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?

Depends on where it falls in the rust resistance spectrum. If it's as good or better than VG-10, then either the straight spine or regular Stretch 2. If not as good, then no interest at all. Larrin rated it just slightly better than S110V, which is about as stainless as it gets(with currently used ...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?
Replies: 51
Views: 871

Re: What model would you like to see in CTS-204P?

I voted Endura and Manix 2. Those would probably be the only two I would purchase, but I do want to see all of the options listed, produced with this steel and scale color.
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP - Wow its brittle!
Replies: 44
Views: 5935

Re: ZDP - Wow its brittle!

Donut wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:46 am
Maybe start a new thread instead of continuing a thread from 10 years ago. It is the month of Halloween, though. :)
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by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: Fruitless search, it was right there the whole time

Funny how that works, isn't it? I've gone through the same exploratory phases, and am still going through them. As Sal mentioned, it does sound like you have "the OC gene", and you certainly aren't alone in that regard. I’ve got it pretty bad. My wife just shakes her head at this point. As an exampl...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco’s best kept secret
Replies: 34
Views: 1710

Re: Spyderco’s best kept secret

This makes me think we need an AMA with Sal...
by Albatross
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2557
Views: 634392

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock? Hi Vivi, No, The model you are speaking is is a Delica with a very thin high hollow grind. It's currently on hold due to other models ahead of it. sal Holy laser beams Batman.... yes!...

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