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by Spook410
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Native 5 Maxamet
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: My Native 5 Maxamet

Native 5 Maxamet is my EDC. Some don't like back locks. I like them fine. It's light, has a great blade shape and length, sturdy, practical, reasonably priced, and the steel is the best (for my purposes in an EDC) I've seen. Most modern steels will work OK day in and day out. But they don't bring a ...
by Spook410
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?
Replies: 53
Views: 12249

Re: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?

Hmm.. I think CTS BD1 is a much softer steel with ease of sharpening and corrosion resistance but not great edge holding or toughness. I think the nitrogen in BD1N is to allow for much greater hardness which is going to make this something different. The Nexus kitchen knives mentioned earlier are ad...
by Spook410
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 110
Views: 3070

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

If you just want to get some cutting done, S30V is fine. So is 8cr13mov for that matter. However, if you are fascinated with the amazing steels we can have for just a small uptick in price, then you are having more fun than adequacy will offer. If I'm around saltwater, S110V is in my pocket. If not,...
by Spook410
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Steels
Replies: 46
Views: 1810

Re: Favorite Steels

Maxamet. Because I seem to have misplaced my sharpener. And it doesn't matter.
by Spook410
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Blade Length for Self Defense; And What Do You Carry For This Purpose
Replies: 77
Views: 3319

Re: Best Blade Length for Self Defense; And What Do You Carry For This Purpose

It takes a great deal of training to use a knife as a weapon. And a lot of athletic ability. If you have to ask, you should be taking a different approach. If you can't carry a firearm, one of the various sprays would be your first choice.
by Spook410
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 115
Views: 9650

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

If you cannot figure a way to maneuver that clip away from that scale, perhaps you shouldn't own such a complex knife as this? You could really hurt yourself . . . Of course we can try bending the clip. I tried that after posting and thankfully the clip is thin so I was able to bend it with just my...
by Spook410
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Abel Native Exclusive
Replies: 47
Views: 4649

Re: Abel Native Exclusive

They have used fish patterns on their reels and tools for many years. Some feel they don't wear as well as their basic anodized colors but they still hold up pretty well. Not sure what the process is but they get a vibrant result and given the harsh environments some of the reels are used in, whatev...
by Spook410
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 589586

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

"Campsaver has a Maxamet PM2 for $155 after discount"

They will let you place an order, but these are on backorder with no ETA.
by Spook410
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?
Replies: 123
Views: 4754

Re: Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?

It was my first time face to face with an apex predator. Tiger shark. Light dappling on a skin that normally I would consider part of the great beauty of nature.. if it weren't adorning such a deadly adversary. He saw me and circled slowly considering his options. I could see he was hungry by that l...
by Spook410
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: paramilitary 3
Replies: 351
Views: 67283

Re: paramilitary 3

I snagged one of the Amazon Maxamet PM3's for $205. Extra $20 over typical best price. No complaints based on availability. Given my experience with a mule and Native 5, knew I would like the steel. What I did not know and has been a surprise is that I really like the Para 3. Feels like a stubby Par...
by Spook410
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Memes Will Continue Until Maxamet Returns
Replies: 125
Views: 10311

Re: The Memes Will Continue Until Maxamet Returns

Not a great price, but seems a Maxamet PM3 can still be acquired.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075X ... UTF8&psc=1
by Spook410
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule 24 Maxamet abuse test
Replies: 23
Views: 2961

Re: Mule 24 Maxamet abuse test

While I'm certainly not as knowledgeable as most around here when it comes to this sort of thing, isn't Maxamet's claim to fame edge holding? And doesn't an abuse test demonstrate toughness which is a different characteristic? My Maxamet mule is a current favorite. Cringed watching what you did to y...
by Spook410
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native LW Maxamet
Replies: 25
Views: 2837

Re: Native LW Maxamet

I've had the Maxamet Mule long enough to decide that this steel goes above and beyond what I'm used to. So, yea. I'll get one of these in spite of the fact that I have no issues with my ZDP189 Delica that does pretty much the same thing. So much for being a minimalist..
by Spook410
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The PERFECT EDC knife is...
Replies: 40
Views: 6514

Re: The PERFECT EDC knife is...

Gayle Bradley Air
by Spook410
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 589586

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Bought a Pukko for $83. Don't regret the extra $20 over the best possible deal. Knife is certainly worth what I paid for it. Actually, it may never leave the kitchen. This is the best over built paring knife ever.
by Spook410
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team 24
Replies: 47
Views: 4856

Re: Mule Team 24

There is a difference between personal experimentation (which is, of course, a great thing) and maintaining a tool for every day use. I've noticed that those who perform cutting tests use relatively coarse stones and a 15 dps angle. When I cut cardboard or filet a fish or cut through nylon straps, I...
by Spook410
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team 24
Replies: 47
Views: 4856

Re: Mule Team 24

Surprised the Maxamet mules are still available. I like unique steels not because I test them or have the expertise to appreciate the nuances of materials science, but because my inner geek can't resist something so cool and unusual. However, I don't expect to see any real objective metric kind of d...
by Spook410
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southard Rant
Replies: 16
Views: 2356

Re: Southard Rant

While mine has always flipped open easily and the lock works perfectly I don't use mine as an EDC. I prefer lighter knives for that purpose. That being said I often use it when working around the house and yard. It's a solid, sturdy knife in a good steel that fits my hand well. Still, like the man s...
by Spook410
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First super steel - S110v or Maxamet?
Replies: 12
Views: 5697

Re: First super steel - S110v or Maxamet?

I'm in the middle of moving. Lots of plastic, cardboard and tape cutting along with higher than average other uses. I stick a Paramilitary S110V in my pocket for much of this. I also carry around a Maxamet mule. My totally unscientific, unqualified, subjective, random lack-of-anything-empirical-what...
by Spook410
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you had $400, what would you buy?
Replies: 61
Views: 5380

Re: If you had $400, what would you buy?

Assuming starting from nothing and with ballpark prices..

A large folder: Military S110V $175
A medium folder: PM2 S110V $150
Easy to carry EDC: Delica VG10 $65

Really there's no need for the higher end steels in the Mil and PM2 but what fun is that?

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