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by Skidoosh
Thu May 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience
Replies: 15
Views: 810

PM A11 vs k390 edge geometry and experience

Hello All,
I'm working on getting a handle on my pm A11 mule. I hear it mentioned that K390 is a bit tougher than PM A11. Has anyone experienced chipping or issues with a PM A11 edge as compared to K390 or what has your experience been? I plan on going 30 degrees inclusive with the edge.
by Skidoosh
Mon May 18, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Good kayak knife?
Replies: 30
Views: 1781

Re: Good kayak knife?

I'd go for an enuff sheepsfoot in h1
by Skidoosh
Mon May 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Purchase limits on Sprints/Exlusives
Replies: 44
Views: 2924

Re: Purchase limits on Sprints/Exlusives

Several sprints are still hanging on. For everyone that sells out in seconds I see several that don't. K390 at Bento is still around, 52100 Manix was around at Knifeworks for quite a while, even the PD#1 mules seemed to take forever to sell out despite the thirst for CruWear. It is really hard to pr...
by Skidoosh
Sun May 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NSFW We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)

Please post a NSFW warning, this was tough to see
by Skidoosh
Sun May 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LW Para 3 K390
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: LW Para 3 K390

VooDooChild wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 1:37 pm
I mean theres already one in g10. In a great looking scale color as well.
Yes there is :) I own one and it has become one of my favorites. However, it is a dealer exclusive. Delicas were also produced in g10 but it has been the LW version that has really taken off.
by Skidoosh
Sun May 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LW Para 3 K390
Replies: 7
Views: 591

LW Para 3 K390

I've seen a few requests and wishes for a para 3 LW in k390. It was not in the last reveal but any thoughts if this would be a sprint or production model?
by Skidoosh
Sat May 09, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does k390=end of zdp189?
Replies: 21
Views: 1799

Re: Does k390=end of zdp189?

No, the reason is ZDP-189 is a Japanese sourced steel and I think it would be easier to source for many of the Japanese sourced knives over K390.
by Skidoosh
Wed May 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Re: Z-max vs. Z-wear

Ok, 8th grade algebra was traumatic for me. My understanding of the transitive property brings up issues. What I am understanding is Z-wear+PD#1=CPMCruwear. Z-max=Maxamet.
by Skidoosh
Wed May 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Re: Z-max vs. Z-wear

Great feedback, thanks all. Is Z-wear noticeably different from PD#1?
by Skidoosh
Wed May 06, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-max vs. Z-wear
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Z-max vs. Z-wear

I'm seeing the new shaman in the reaveal with Z-wear PM steel. In Larrin's article Z-max steel is the in the upper tier. Could someone help me understand the difference between z-wear and z-max?
thanks
by Skidoosh
Tue May 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UF rods legitimacy
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Spyderco UF rods legitimacy

I've had the red on my UF stones wear a bit also, it is common and normal.
by Skidoosh
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Virtual Meet
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Virtual Meet

This is usually the time of year to drool over Wouter's pictures from the Amsterdam meet and get teased about upcoming knives. But life isn't normal. I have no concept of what it takes but I'm wondering what a virtual meet would look like? I'd be willing to buy a ticket to an on-line meet (funds got...
by Skidoosh
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do I take care of K390?
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: How do I take care of K390?

I forced a patina on my urban but not on my other K390 knives, I never coated with oil either, no problems and a nice patina developed.
by Skidoosh
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A11 and CPM 10 V
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: A11 and CPM 10 V

They are very similar. There are a few versions of A11, aside from the Micromelt A11, but they are all virtually identical. Unless someone does a cut test with these steels, it should all feel the same between 10V and A11. K390, which is supposed to be an "upgraded" A11, is the most different in co...
by Skidoosh
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A11 and CPM 10 V
Replies: 4
Views: 430

A11 and CPM 10 V

Please clarify my understanding. The Micromelt A11 and CPM 10V are essentially the same steel. One made by Carpenter the other by Crucible, correct? My A11 mule is the same steel as CPM 10V?
by Skidoosh
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 9074

Re: Mule Team Survey

1. Yes, probably 10
2. I made handles, that is part of the appeal of mule teams for me
3. I made kydex sheaths
4. Sure did-
5. yes, but more by experience getting a feel for the different steels than by formal testing.
6. Incidentally but not with a formal write up
by Skidoosh
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In praise of the Mantra II and thumb holeless designs
Replies: 8
Views: 944

In praise of the Mantra II and thumb holeless designs

I recently got a Mantra two ti with M4 steel and have been blown away by the refinement of the design and what it offers. The first thing that strikes me is the handle to blade ratio, it packs a lot of blade into a small handle length. The blade shape and splinter picking tip are fantastic. It is in...
by Skidoosh
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Love ~
Replies: 25
Views: 3344

Re: S90V Love ~

I love my CPM s90V Southfork, to me it is a great design and a great steel for the design. S90V is a bit strange to sharpen but not overly difficult. I have not had a good experience with CPM S110V- too chippy but S90V is a steel I would use and look forward to.
by Skidoosh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?
Replies: 50
Views: 4026

Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Spyderco Mules, PD#1 and A11 for around $70 USD.
by Skidoosh
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 or REX45?
Replies: 48
Views: 3779

Re: HAP40 or REX45?

Its a new one for me that they are the same steels. I'm carrying the Caly 3 in Hap 40 and its been a ok steel but it doesn't "pop" for me like super blue or k390. Has anyone been able to do a HRC test on the caly 3?

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