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by Xplorer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?
Replies: 33
Views: 1034

Re: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?

... If you could pick any Bohler Steel for a new "hard user" type Saber Ground Delica sprint, which would you pick and why?... The geometry of a sabre ground Delica makes the blade inherently tough as it is so within the context of your criteria, my personal preference would be something easy to ma...
by Xplorer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?
Replies: 33
Views: 1034

Re: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?

I'm surprised your Delica's blade is in such good shape since the Youtube experts have told us that a knife without a sharpening choil will develop a recurve from sharpening... Anyway, beautiful knives. Thank you. Although this Delica hasn't been in my rotation for many years now, I can definitely ...
by Xplorer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?
Replies: 33
Views: 1034

Re: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?

In 1991 at the Valley Indoor Swapmeet near my house in So.Cal there was a booth selling these "weird looking" knives with holes in the blades. A guy was demonstrating how easy it was to open with one hand. I thought they looked practical and I bought both, the small one and the big one. The people t...
by Xplorer
Thu May 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waterway Giveaway!!
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Waterway Giveaway!!

Hey everyone, I thought many of you here at the Forum would like to know that Lance Clinton (aka Surfingringo, and designer of the Waterway fixed blade) is giving away a Spyderco Waterway on his Instagram page. If you don't already follow his Instagram, you might want to check it out...it's full of ...
by Xplorer
Sat May 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Damasteel blade for under $75?!
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Damasteel blade for under $75?!

Man that pattern is almost annoyingly beautiful... I'm officially jealous. Congrats to this one of a kind beauty!! Thank you :) . I feel very fortunate to have received this little gem. That is a stunning piece Chad! What a beautiful little knife. You did a fantastic job! ...now I'm curious what Sh...
by Xplorer
Thu May 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Damasteel blade for under $75?!
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Damasteel blade for under $75?!

Since a couple of you asked to see the finished product, here it is... rather..here's a set of pics that shows the progression from "off-cut scrap" to my new EDC. This is the piece of Damacore that I received from my friend Shawn at Triple B Handmade. It was too small for any of my existing knife de...
by Xplorer
Mon May 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday bearfacedkiller!
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Happy Birthday bearfacedkiller!

Happy Birthday Darby!
by Xplorer
Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rising Ocean Levels?
Replies: 44
Views: 1132

Re: Rising Ocean Levels?

As I said, I'm not a scientist, and I also never claimed to be a climate change denier. I don't see anything I said that's opposite of what scientists are saying. I simply said "I believe" because I don't claim to be an expert. There is no doubt that things are changing. Thee wilderness in the west...
by Xplorer
Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rising Ocean Levels?
Replies: 44
Views: 1132

Re: Rising Ocean Levels?

When someone says they "believe" something about climate change that is opposite of what scientists around the globe agree to be factual I simply have to assume that person has not yet taken the time to look into the facts. I will also say I don't blame anyone for not doing the research and frankly ...
by Xplorer
Tue May 14, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: We are saved! Baseball Season is here!
Replies: 557
Views: 22445

Re: We are saved! Baseball Season is here!

OMG!! Speaking of WSH@LAD, Did you see Bellinger throw out Strasburg at first from RIGHT FIELD :eek: ?! That's stuff we occasionally pull off on a Pony Ball field, but I've personally never seen that happen in an MLB game before. That kid is a STUD!
by Xplorer
Mon May 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughest stainless steel ?
Replies: 138
Views: 23997

Re: Toughest stainless steel ?

OK I see that we are mostly talking past each other which is unfortunate. It is difficult to give sufficient context to statements in a forum like this. We will have to talk in another setting where it will be more apparent that we agree on more points than we disagree. I'm sorry and disappointed t...
by Xplorer
Mon May 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughest stainless steel ?
Replies: 138
Views: 23997

Re: Toughest stainless steel ?

I'm struggling to understand the relevance of comparing Vanax to Vanadis 4E or Vanadis 8. Extreme corrosion resistance is the context with which Vanax is a highly desirable knife steel. Can you help me understand what you're trying to say when you compare these? Sure, Vanax has occasionally been ca...
by Xplorer
Mon May 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughest stainless steel ?
Replies: 138
Views: 23997

Re: Toughest stainless steel ?

To answer your questions about what I have been saying about Vanax toughness...Vanax is 25% tougher than Elmax according to the data I have received directly from a metallurgist and project engineer that I have been working with directly at Uddeholm. Sure that's in the datasheet: https://www.uddeho...
by Xplorer
Mon May 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughest stainless steel ?
Replies: 138
Views: 23997

Re: Toughest stainless steel ?

Why CPM154 shows up on that chart with such high toughness numbers is a mystery to everyone apparently. I've never seen any other information that would back that up. I make knives in CPM154 and I love that steel...it has a great balance of properties overall. Crucible shows CPM154 toughness as equ...
by Xplorer
Mon May 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughest stainless steel ?
Replies: 138
Views: 23997

Re: Toughest stainless steel ?

I am curious. Why does CPM S35VN have such low toughness if the carbide content is lower than CPM-154/Elmax/M390/etc.? Vanax and S35VN have similar carbide/nitride volume and look similar. M390 appears to outperform relative to those. Why CPM-154 does so much better I don’t know. Hoping to do some ...
by Xplorer
Sun May 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Farnorthdan"
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Happy Birthday "Farnorthdan"

Happy Birthday Dan!
by Xplorer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Width: What are your ideal widths?
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Blade Width: What are your ideal widths?

For me, how wide or tall I prefer a blade to be is directly related to the spine thickness. Generally speaking, the thicker the spine is the taller the blade has to be to maintain a primary bevel angle with good cutting geometry.

CK
by Xplorer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2514

Re: Hiking knife

(Pig sticker? Anyone who is going to try to stick a wild pig with a knife has my deepest sympathy). Find a tree. Quick. I was being facetious because wolves and pigs were mentioned in the context of choosing a knife. I thought that was fairly obvious. I'm surprised you thought that was a serious co...
by Xplorer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chemo Begins
Replies: 40
Views: 1510

Re: Chemo Begins

MichaelScott wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:21 pm
.... Tests show good improvement!
That's good to hear. :)

Stay strong and keep up the fight Michael!
by Xplorer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hiking knife
Replies: 73
Views: 2514

Re: Hiking knife

Hahahahaha!! :) I love the intro video and theme song! Great info too! Thanks for sharing. :)

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