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by Spook410
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up to freehand sharpen S110V and high vanadiums
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: Gearing up to freehand sharpen S110V and high vanadiums

It's not hard to sharpen these steels. Decide if you want to sharpen knives to do the chores knives do or if you are interested in experimenting with sharpening perfection. I like diamond stones because they're convenient and since I'm kind of past being fascinated with hair whittling, my DMT fine g...
by Spook410
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edge Pro vs Wicked Edge for Spyderco folders
Replies: 23
Views: 5069

Re: Edge Pro vs Wicked Edge for Spyderco folders

Edge Pro clones are very inexpensive. The Shapton stones are nice.
by Spook410
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Essentialism: what are your "vital few" Spydies?
Replies: 69
Views: 6798

Re: Essentialism: what are your "vital few" Spydies?

Odd that only a few mention models in terms of the function they perform.

- Small EDC: Gayle Bradley Air
- Large EDC: Paramilitary 2 (S110V in my case)
- Chores: M390 Mule (we'll see if Maxamet replaces it)
by Spook410
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT24P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with Maxamet
Replies: 251
Views: 32580

Re: MT24P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with Maxamet

Very grateful for all the informative updates! Awaiting mine with bated breath! Please pardon my ignorance, but what is the "Hump"? Many thanks in advance! The hump is that raised area, presumably where your thumb would rest, above the hole at about 2 o'clock. It's a bit too pronounced for me so I ...
by Spook410
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix LW in RWL34?
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Manix LW in RWL34?

There is a local custom maker that works a lot in CPM154. I've had several of his small fixed blades for years now and it's a great all round steel. Thing is, kind of set with PM2's and Mil's in S110V which kind of drags me off topic relative to a nice LW Manix. Would a small to mid filet knife be t...
by Spook410
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT24P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with Maxamet
Replies: 251
Views: 32580

Re: MT24P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with Maxamet

Sharpened mine on DMT diamond stones. Didn't notice it being any more difficult to sharpen than anything else. Later on I took the 'hump', part of the mule design I could do without, down a bit on a belt sander. Usually I use regular files to clean up a bit after this. The Maxamet was having none of...
by Spook410
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT24P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with Maxamet
Replies: 251
Views: 32580

Re: MT24P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with Maxamet

Got one today. Anybody experimented with edge angles yet? Going to start with 30 degrees inclusive, do chores for awhile, then see how the edge looks.
by Spook410
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New KW Military in CTS-204P
Replies: 159
Views: 17294

Re: New KW Military in CTS-204P

My M390 mule is great for doing just about everything. However I can't speak to corrosion resistance because I use it mainly around the house. As for S110V, I've taken my PM blurple saltwater fishing and ended up abusing it rather badly. It was left for a long period of time (six weeks or so) withou...
by Spook410
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing
Replies: 55
Views: 12720

Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Appreciate the testing. I went back and bought a second one after considering what we're getting for $110. Not that I'll experience elevated attributes directly. It just makes the knife, and metallurgy in general, that much more interesting.
by Spook410
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Stainless is S110V?
Replies: 38
Views: 5151

Re: How Stainless is S110V?

I've used mine in saltwater fishing including cutting up bait. I've abused it by putting it away and forgetting to rinse it off. Shows no sign of corrosion. Actually kind of surprising how good it is in this regard. Knives suit a purpose. There is a place for a durable stainless steel that takes an ...
by Spook410
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop appears to be conforming to MAP
Replies: 73
Views: 7229

Re: Massdrop appears to be conforming to MAP

Vendors everywhere are upset about Amazon and other retail disruptors. Apparently Spyderco was responsive to their complaints and now we have pricing set by a factory. Not a great business model. As for me, I now only buy Spyderco's I need. And with drawers full of knives, 'need' is a pretty exclusi...
by Spook410
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spoiler Alert! Sasy420 sells genuine Endura and Delica Emersons
Replies: 44
Views: 4698

Re: Sasy420 may have sold me fakes

I think I would be very, very sure before I attack someone's established business with a claim of fraud.
by Spook410
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm going to really miss Amazon!!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 3314

Re: I'm going to really miss Amazon!!!!

I just bought a Bradley Air on Amazon for $109 (it's showing $134 now). I would not have bought it if it were not such a great deal so who are the winners and losers in that scenario? And I know what you mean about shipping jobs to overseas.. I mean before you know it a company will start making a b...
by Spook410
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v is a **** fine steel
Replies: 70
Views: 5970

Re: S30v is a **** fine steel

I'm happy to accept results when the testers state that in practice it doesn't matter much and/or that S30V matches the performance of the high end stuff in all but esoteric circumstance. Of course, I will continue to believe in testing over the anecdotal. Still, I admit I'm a little surprised given...
by Spook410
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v is a **** fine steel
Replies: 70
Views: 5970

Re: S30v is a **** fine steel

Actual Testing: Ankerson, Cliff Stamp, et al Personal Opinion: Every time someone says or implies there isn't much difference between the high end steels and the merely adequate S30V Taking exception to statements? Nothing so strong as that. Always find it interesting how much stock people put into ...
by Spook410
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP
Replies: 580
Views: 61586

Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

These were interesting but had to consider the upcoming M4 model in natural jade G10 (something I very much like) and the new S110V. Both at lower price points and with better steels. And that might have made me question CS's pricing except for the fact that they will sell every single one rather qu...
by Spook410
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30v is a **** fine steel
Replies: 70
Views: 5970

Re: S30v is a **** fine steel

Lots of 'well according to my experience..' and 'my impression is..' going on in this thread. My engineering head keeps coming back to what the actual testing says. And while testing knife steels does have some small amount of art mixed in with the science, I find test results usually-almost-every-s...
by Spook410
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP
Replies: 580
Views: 61586

Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Supply and demand and I hope all that acquire these enjoy them. But too rich for me when there are so many other good choices.
by Spook410
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cts-204p Green Paramilitary?
Replies: 34
Views: 5626

We all knew that the deposits were non-refundable and that the delivery date was somewhat less than a contractual commitment. Of course, nobody expected the delivery to slip a year. Whether you feel you are owed an update on this purchase based on reasonable customer service practices or you're just...
by Spook410
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cts-204p Green Paramilitary?
Replies: 34
Views: 5626

Got a Southard which is, for me, a better EDC than the Para being waited (and waited.. and waited) on. So it's now OBE and doesn't matter to me when the 2 I have on order get here. Still, when a company is 8-9 months late on a delivery, some kind of explanation is certainly a reasonable expectation....

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