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by Albatross
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP for EDC questions
Replies: 43
Views: 2225

Re: ZDP for EDC questions

I'll use what I have currently and if things aren't working out I'll look into some different rods. Appreciate all the continued info. As others have said, you'll be fine with the standard rods, so long as you don't need to reprofile the blade. It's recommended by Sal himself, that you sharpen ofte...
by Albatross
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 or REX45?
Replies: 48
Views: 2881

Re: HAP40 or REX45?

The edge stability of Rex45 is better than Hap40. Rex45 doesn't easily roll or chip, whereas Hap40 is more prone to rolling. BBB did some testing and found that Rex45 was more stable at the edge than CPM M4. Rex45 also has better edge retention, as others have mentioned, but in my experience, it sha...
by Albatross
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed
Replies: 281
Views: 34600

Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Honestly, I'd rather have FFG SE LC200N. ...but I'd take anything! Yep! And I'd rather have Cruwear, but beggars can't be choosers so I'll take anything as well! K390 seemed most likely with this Sprint series coming up. This might help grease the wheels. It was decided that the K390 Endura family ...
by Albatross
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I want to try a Native.
Replies: 48
Views: 2581

Re: So I want to try a Native.

Thank you all for your input! The REX 45 natives are coming. Linerless G10 or LW. Which ever drops first try to get to it. If you miss out try the next one. The Maxamet native is great. I think this is the answer for me. The only thing is I'm not too stoked on orange, so if it's a LW I may try to d...
by Albatross
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 363
Views: 19446

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Are they having another run the 24th? From their email, it sounded like they were giving people until the 24th to cancel their pre-orders, then they would release any of those canceled orders again for sale. But I don't think they've given a specific time for that re-release. Tomorrow, January 24th...
by Albatross
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum Knife 2020 - No Holds Barred!!!
Replies: 81
Views: 3170

Re: Forum Knife 2020 - No Holds Barred!!!

I still want to see a K390 Chaparral with canvas micarta scales. Preferably some shade of brown or green.
by Albatross
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker - Profile ZT 0920
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Sharpmaker - Profile ZT 0920

The 0920 is a perfect candidate for the Sharpmaker. The recurve means you have less sharpening options for sure. Others have offered sound advice. Bench stones always remove more metal and faster, but in this case, it's not an option. This just makes me think; I would love to see Sal or Eric design...
by Albatross
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 363
Views: 19446

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

One intriguing thing here is: As said already, I personally am totally fine with S30V, would not need any other steel (but don´t MIND another steel either) But the Shaman is a knife special enough that I´d consider giving it some custom scales (wood or Micarta) Now THIS model already gives you "cus...
by Albatross
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker - Profile ZT 0920
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Sharpmaker - Profile ZT 0920

The 0920 is a perfect candidate for the Sharpmaker. The recurve means you have less sharpening options for sure. Others have offered sound advice. Bench stones always remove more metal and faster, but in this case, it's not an option. This just makes me think; I would love to see Sal or Eric design ...
by Albatross
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2428
Views: 597408

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

A bit of a Byrd bombshell: Hi Knivesandbooks, The testing that we've done, which is minimal, but showed that the market doesn't seem to be interested in the better steels and higher costs. We'll continue to try to find what will work. A second maker in China has agreed to try the better steels. sal...
by Albatross
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something in the water
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: Something in the water

I haven't noticed much drama lately, but I also promised myself a few years ago that I'd avoid any thread that shows signs of drama so maybe that's why I don't see it. I've been told that sometimes I can come off a little blunt/harsh. I hope people don't take me that way, it's hard to convey tone t...
by Albatross
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something in the water
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: Something in the water

This is the second time I have seen a thread like this in recent times. I do not like it. Enough with the control already if you don’t like it, don’t read it. I see some post and think ok yeah here we go again and refuse to respond. This is the nature of forums grow a thicker skin. What I have seen...
by Albatross
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something in the water
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: Something in the water

These are all valid points and I do my best to remain positive and refrain from arguing with others. I simply prefer to limit my exposure to negativity, to the best of my abilities, because even with the pure intentions, and a healthy coping mechanism, we all occasionally succumb to negativity. Sinc...
by Albatross
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something in the water
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Something in the water

Over the past few months, there seems to be more hostility on this forum. A lot of judgement and quick tempers, compared to my first few months on this site. I started coming here, because this forum has a wealth of information and the people were friendly. Maybe my sample size is too small to be ma...
by Albatross
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 50
Views: 2480

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

For me, K390 is great. It's got more edge strength than I need in a folder, stays sharp longer than I need, and sharpens easily. K390 just exceeds all my needs, but it's one of the most enjoyable steels I own. Rex45 is neck and neck with K390 for me. Rex45 wont stay sharp as long, but it does 2 thin...
by Albatross
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?
Replies: 107
Views: 3450

Re: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?

Hopweaver wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:03 am
The forum knife logo could have a vision reference of some sorts. Here is one idea I quickly threw together using Photoshop.

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Some would say it's the eyedeal knife.
by Albatross
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?
Replies: 107
Views: 3450

Re: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?

If it could be a K390 Chaparral, with canvas micarta scales, a lot of people would be very happy.
by Albatross
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 357
Views: 33669

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

Bento Box Shop now offers free shipping on orders over $99. So thats like saving $15. Their "free" shipping is now just baked into the price of many of their most popular models. Before the new year, a K390 PM2 was $185, and now it is $200. And whereas previously the $15 shipping charge was good fo...
by Albatross
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS BD1N edge retention
Replies: 32
Views: 1962

Re: CTS BD1N edge retention

Update: Today I was off so I decided I would test the knife on cardboard and see if edge retention would improve since I fixed the problem in sharpening. It outcut my zt in s35vn easily and would still shave arm hair after a fair amount cut. In conclusion I've found bd1n to be more than adequate an...

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