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by Albatross
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"
Replies: 143
Views: 12604

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

I don’t have any Maxamet to reference, but from the testing I've seen, I don’t feel like I'm missing enough to worry about not having any. I do know that K390 doesn't seem to be giving people as much trouble as Maxamet has/does. I've also seen edge retention testing that puts K390 not far behind Max...
by Albatross
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What should I get next?
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: What should I get next?

I think the Mantra 3 might be one you would love the most. It was designed to be the ultimate Delica. I have the Mantra 2, which I believe shares the same handle size/shape with the Mantra 3, and it's better than the Delica in my opinion. Besides, you don't have any flippers there. The Para 3 is a g...
by Albatross
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix2 LW Rex45
Replies: 49
Views: 1971

Re: Manix2 LW Rex45

Will this knife ever find its way over to European dealers? :confused: I hope that you will be able to pick one :spyder: Thanks! :)... but: should I actually?! :o This seems to be one of the times when the rabbit hole drags one in even deeper.. ;) : - I don´t want to own more than at max 10 Spydies...
by Albatross
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Best "work knives"?

abbazaba wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:48 am
Albatross wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 am

The Manix 2 is like a Shaman that cuts well, with a slightly less comfortable handle, due to less rounded scales.
Check out the hand filling Manix2 Backlock
I'll have to keep that in mind. It's one of the models I've been considering recently.
by Albatross
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10?
Replies: 45
Views: 1225

Re: VG-10?

Can someone explain the Sal logo for me? I dont see it on all the knifes. Just wondered why it's not on all? Or is it and you just dont see it? It's not on all the knives because it was a fairly recent change. All of the collaboration knives, made in Taiwan, had the designer's logo, but (from memor...
by Albatross
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fake UF sm rods???
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Fake UF sm rods???

Which steel(s) are you sharpening on the UF rods, and how much pressure are you using?
by Albatross
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your knives and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 888

Re: How do you carry your knives and why?

I keep a Spyderco folder clipped to my right front pocket and a SAK Hiker in my left back pocket. Left front pocket has a SAK classic SD on a keychain for the nail file and scissors that aren't on my Hiker. If I'm feeling especially spicy, I'll carry a second Spyderco folder, clipped to my left back...
by Albatross
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Best "work knives"?

For me, it's not necessarily the case that a Spyderco cuts better than a utility knife, it's more about comfort, extra reach, the ability to pry glued cardboard apart, and the option to use it for something else if I need to. I have utility knives, but rarely use them. To me, utility knives are lik...
by Albatross
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Best "work knives"?

i would agree with this assessment. i've found my manix 2 lw and se pac salt to be a perfect pairing to tackle pretty much anything i could ever need a knife for. with my growing love of se and the compression lock, i ordered a se caribbean sheepsfoot. the hope is it will marry my favorite parts of...
by Albatross
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best "work knives"?
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Best "work knives"?

"Work knives" is not meant to describe knives strictly used at your job, but it is meant to describe knives used at home, in a shop, or outside (yard work, camping etc) as well. I've tried most of the Seki models and most of the Golden models, looking for what fits me and my needs best, and I think ...
by Albatross
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 220
Views: 16774

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

K390 is a more recent favorite. Edge retention, how it sharpens, and how stable the edge is, has really impressed me. I truly love this steel, it's easy enough to sharpen, and seems to love the strops. Rex 45 (Hap40 when Rex isn't available) takes a phenomenal edge and quite easily. It's very enjoy...
by Albatross
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 163
Views: 7760

Re: Why all the Manix love?

Well after all this time I finally gave in to all the temptation and bought a Manix 2! This is a fantastic knife, and the awesome CF and steel doesn’t hurt :D There is NO way this knife will ever come out of my hand unwillingly! I would almost like one with smooth scales and no jimping at all. If I...
by Albatross
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you want in a new Salt knife?
Replies: 77
Views: 1265

Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Manix back lock salt with an LC200N blade. Folding fillet knife with a BD1N blade and LC200N or H1. Even though BD1N isn't a salt steel, we still need some budget folding fillet knives. Smaller fixed blades for edc, fishing, hunting, etc. Something between the ARK and the Waterway. 3-3.5" blade, mic...
by Albatross
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 G10 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Like others have said, the pivot is a likely cause. You might want to check the body screws as well. Sometimes a loose body screw can affect the tightness of the blade.
by Albatross
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10?
Replies: 45
Views: 1225

Re: VG-10?

I can't speak about ATS-55, but I prefer VG10 to S30V for a number of reasons. VG10 does sharpen easily, but it also fairly corrosion resistant. A few years ago I cycled everywhere. On average it was 20 miles per day, year round, rain or shine, day or night, and even in snow. I carried a Delica most...
by Albatross
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have Titanium and Micarta Handles Become Extinct?
Replies: 38
Views: 850

Re: Have Titanium and Micarta Handles Become Extinct?

JD, I'll agree that Spyderco definitely offered a bunch of models with Micarta handle, both lined and unlined, during that period. All, or almost all, were made in Japan and apparently Spyderco ran into shrinkage issues with those knives that has made them reluctant to use Micarta. To me, that's a ...
by Albatross
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hi there ...
Replies: 40
Views: 503

Re: Hi there ...

Welcome to the forum! It sure sounds like you've been bitten, but that's not a bad thing at all.
by Albatross
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New here & just bought 3 knives
Replies: 63
Views: 1096

Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Hi, welcome to the forum! What made you choose Spyderco specifically? Those are all great choices. The Paramilitary 2 is one of Spyderco’s most popular knives, and for good reason. That particular one might be hard to sharpen if your husband isn't used to sharpening exotic blade steels, but otherwis...
by Albatross
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex45=Hap40?
Replies: 26
Views: 600

Re: Rex45=Hap40?

According to Spyderco’s steel comparison chart ( https://www.spyderco.com/edge-u-cation/steel-chart/ ), they do seem to have very similar chemistry in terms of carbon, chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten, and vanadium. REX45 seems to have manganese, silicon, and sulfur, which are not included in...
by Albatross
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2270

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

It's not a percieved need for first responders. I'm not sure there's much more room for innovation in the knife industry. At this point, I think materials are the next area to see a major innovations, not opening mechanism or lock type. I do appreciate slip joints and traditional back locks, and hav...

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