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by dj moonbat
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 462
Views: 81064

Re: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Wow, that copper looks sweet. That’s gotta be one heavy knife.
by dj moonbat
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 | Edge Performance
Replies: 44
Views: 5039

Re: CPM SPY27 | Edge Performance

Hurry, Shawn. My finger’s cramping up from hitting ‘refresh.'
by dj moonbat
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock
Replies: 86
Views: 5703

Re: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock

Evil D wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:37 pm
And before any of you jokers say "get tougher hands", I don't plan on creating a callous just to compensate for a lock design :rolleyes:
That’s the beauty of calluses: you don’t need to plan. The hot spots develop wear resistance all on their own.
by dj moonbat
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Impressions of SPY27 Steel
Replies: 71
Views: 6834

Re: First Impressions of SPY27 Steel

Is SPY27 going to replace S30V in Golden models? From what I see, this could be a perspective replacement. That's an interesting question. I'd like to know what the criteria would be in making this decision. I think price would be at the top of the list. Currently lots of S30V is being used by Spyd...
by dj moonbat
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife that won’t chip, won’t roll?
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Knife that won’t chip, won’t roll?

Look at the graphs: CruWear is the steel closest to what you’re looking for.
by dj moonbat
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?
Replies: 29
Views: 2239

Re: Ideal Blade Steels For Whittling?

Good woodworking chisels are usually A2 or O1. You need a really keen edge you can lean into without rolling or chipping, so most of these carbide-rich stainlesses are sub-optimal. Of the currently available Spyderco steels, I would say the AEB-L, assuming it’s of reasonable hardness.
by dj moonbat
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Color for SPY27 Models
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: G10 Color for SPY27 Models

sal wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Hi RS,

The plan for SPY-27 is Cobalt Blue regardless of material.

sal
Sweet.
by dj moonbat
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 Steel – History and Properties (and 20CV and 204P)
Replies: 16
Views: 1324

Re: M390 Steel – History and Properties (and 20CV and 204P)

Looking at all those rankings in different categories, I realize I need to learn more about Vanax. Have you written on it, Larrin? I was also reassured to see that I was right in my skepticism of claims that M390 was relatively tough. I am slowly getting better at figuring out what a steel’s chemist...
by dj moonbat
Sat May 30, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 CF Scales on FRN Version?
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Sage 5 CF Scales on FRN Version?

Welcome to the forum! :) Never had a CF Chap, but I think it does not have nested liners while the FRN version does - ? If I am right (not 100 % sure though), a scale swap is not really an option... I had a CF Chaparral, and it had full, non-nested liners. The Sage 5’s liners are nested. But I stil...
by dj moonbat
Sat May 30, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 CF Scales on FRN Version?
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Sage 5 CF Scales on FRN Version?

I think that they pulled a similar rearrangement of the liners to the one they did on the PM3.

EDIT: I take it back. I watched a disassembly video, and both sides have full liners. Whether they’re the SAME as the other Sage 5 liners, though, I dunno.
by dj moonbat
Sun May 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1148

Re: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?

My woodworking saws are much softer steel than used in most knives; the hardnesses we see in Spyderco’s blades would be more akin to what’s used in chisels than saws. I think one would wear out one’s saw sharpening files quite quickly if the saws’ blades were chock full of Vanadium Carbide. And all ...
by dj moonbat
Sat May 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Run Basics
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Sprint Run Basics

Predicting how fast sprints and exclusives will sell isn’t always easy—as evidenced by Knifeworks actually having to reduce prices to clear their last couple of Militarys, a CF/Ti S90V framelock and a G10 C20V. Both made with materials that have always been popular, yet they sat at the warehouse for...
by dj moonbat
Fri May 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strongest EDC Steel?
Replies: 46
Views: 2508

Re: Strongest EDC Steel?

If you’re not good at sharpening, buy something in BD1N. It’s got well-balanced attributes (corrosion resistance, wear resistance, toughness), and I find it very easy to sharpen. More importantly, from the perspective of a person who needs practice sharpening, it’s available on knives that aren’t ve...
by dj moonbat
Sat May 16, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening a Knife
Replies: 106
Views: 7462

Re: Sharpening a Knife

Start with the cheap knives, and don’t move on to the better stuff until you’re confident.
by dj moonbat
Fri May 15, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco factory choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: Spyderco factory choice

Do all injection-molded knives get made in Japan?
by dj moonbat
Wed May 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 462
Views: 81064

Re: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Are the P2 and Millie not getting the Rex 45 treatment this year?
by dj moonbat
Sat May 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Military conundrum.
Replies: 20
Views: 1309

Re: My Military conundrum.

I didn’t find 110 to be all that hard to sharpen. At a $10 difference, I’d go 110 any day and twice on Sunday.
by dj moonbat
Sun May 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels
Replies: 167
Views: 13433

Re: I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

This report really makes me appreciate Cru-Wear even more.
by dj moonbat
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread
Replies: 176
Views: 17756

Re: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread

That pattern looks great. Is it woven into the G10 somehow, or milled?
by dj moonbat
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 462
Views: 81064

Re: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

RamZar wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:06 pm
ParaMilitary2 CPM-4V Black DLC Blade Red G-10 C81GPRDBK2 St. Nick's Knives (USA) was in stock.

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And like that, it was gone.

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