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by Stuman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP 72 or CPM REX 121 Spydie
Replies: 44
Views: 8099

Re: HAP 72 or CPM REX 121 Spydie

I think Spyderco made the right choices with hap40 and maxamet. hap40 is very well balanced high end HSS. Maxamet is at the high extreme of wear resistance and hardness. All that's needed is experiment with ht. It’s not really a case if Spyderco made the right choice, it’s about where to next and t...
by Stuman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP 72 or CPM REX 121 Spydie
Replies: 44
Views: 8099

HAP 72 or CPM REX 121 Spydie

I’m relatively new on here so forgive me if this has already been brought up but I just want all of your thoughts on where should Spyderco go next in terms of Super Steels because we’ve had HAP 40 and we’ve had CTS Maxamet both are very high alloyed high speed steels but since the HAP range of steel...
by Stuman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Wire Clips: Heat Treated or not, and strength question?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Spyderco Wire Clips: Heat Treated or not, and strength question?

I actually like there wire clips because there easer to get on and off my trousers and don’t cause damage like some of the other clips have done. I’ve actually used car springs to make knives and it really is a sweet steel. Easy to harden, easey to sharpen and stropping just brings the edge back fas...
by Stuman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Underrated Steels?
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: Underrated Steels?

Properly heat treated AUS-8 and 154CM are both highly undervalued, underappreciated and underrated steels in my opinion. Neither have the greatest edge retention or corrosion resistance, but they are terrific all around steels for EDC knives. Agreed, SOG use a lot AUS8 and I’ve used it and they ten...
by Stuman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Underrated Steels?
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: Underrated Steels?

I think 52100 is underrated, ball bearings are tough hard things which is what 52100 is used for and it has the ability to be hardened quite high but folks say it rusts to easey. If you keep a film of oil on the 52100 knife blade as you should with any HCS it will not rust and when you go to oil the...
by Stuman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Wire Clips: Heat Treated or not, and strength question?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Spyderco Wire Clips: Heat Treated or not, and strength question?

When it comes to the particular wire clips used on Spyderco folders, is the metal heat treated or not, and in everyday wear and tear and use, how durable do they hold up? Have any of you that have the folders with wire clips had an experience where the metal due to fatigue wear actually broke in us...
by Stuman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run
Replies: 73
Views: 8596

Re: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run

Well my knife arrived today and it has to be said it’s eye candy ! I felt really sorry for it and for me because I was going to ruin a virgin steel knife at least cosmetically but it’s a really great steel and stood up to some abuse. I’d actually say from it’s performance and characteristics it’s li...
by Stuman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbidizing the lock faces on reeve type lock faces.
Replies: 12
Views: 1730

Re: Carbidizing the lock faces on reeve type lock faces.

It’s not just the lock wearing out its the fact that the bare titanium lockface causes sticking leading to excessive wear which can lead to premature lock failure before an amount of what can be expected as a reasonable amount of time of the life span of the lock. Inserts are probobly the best way t...
by Stuman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints
Replies: 173
Views: 303871

Re: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints

Oh and keep up on your fantastic work and congratulations on the new knives for 2018 they are a really fantastic platforms that I’m going to have to get and in 4V ! You really keep us busy.
by Stuman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints
Replies: 173
Views: 303871

Re: Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints

This is a sensitive subject, so I would appreciate your patience and understanding. The hostility that seems to appear on the forum makes it an uncomfortable place to be. This is opposite the intention. Much of the hostility seems to be centered around the "round hole issue". After listening to com...
by Stuman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbidizing the lock faces on reeve type lock faces.
Replies: 12
Views: 1730

Carbidizing the lock faces on reeve type lock faces.

Hi everyone, I’ve been watching a video of this young man making gorgeous custom folders and instead of inserts he carbidizes the lock faces and we you all know how tough and hard TC is and I really think that is a cool idea and I’ve just leaned about it today. I know Spyderco pushes the envelope wh...
by Stuman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run
Replies: 73
Views: 8596

Re: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run

As you may well know Scandi grinds require a hell of a lot more material removal when it comes to sharpening compared to FFG's and in my experience Roselli's UHC doesn't like being ground at least by hand. Coarse diamonds fracture the edge and finer diamonds take forever. :eek: That sounds awful. A...
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run
Replies: 73
Views: 8596

Re: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run

I keep hearing good things and bad things but if you go on you tube and put in “UHC Steel” in the search bar there is a lot of useful info on it and it does have a very fine micro grain structure and has a lot of carbides so I hear which is primarily vanadium and it’s woots steel and it gets its van...
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run
Replies: 73
Views: 8596

Re: UHC - Ultra High Carbon steel sprint run

Well it has not come yet but it will land sometime this week hopefully but from what I’ve learned it’s a real cool steel with a lot of potential and I’m determined to get to the nitty gritty of this super UHC steel (actually just UHC) and I’ve ordered a pritty knife. Like I’ve mentioned above I’m no...
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2459

Re: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?

And since we’ve had HAP 40 Sprint runs, How about HAP 70 or YXR7 Sprint Runs. I’ve got a Rockstead in YXR7 and it’s a very very tuff high speed steel and it just will not chip unlike my ZDP -189 Rockstead infact I’ve sold my Shu and I’m after a Spyderco in Super Blue if anyone wants to sell there’s ...
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2459

Re: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?

I’d like to see a vollutton with 4V or Super Blue and May be laver flow Kernite scales and polished bolsters, that would be one beautiful gorgeous knife and with Spyderco’s “CQI” - this would take it to the next level. Please make this knife Sal !
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spyderco sure is sucking
Replies: 102
Views: 11200

Re: spyderco sure is sucking

I hate the Conservative party and I didn’t vote for those stuck up toffs in the U.K.
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spyderco sure is sucking
Replies: 102
Views: 11200

Re: spyderco sure is sucking

Honestly, I've seen plenty of Pit bulls that were very friendly. I think people train them to be mean because people buy Pit bulls based on the stereotypes, because they _want_ a mean dog. I completely agree it’s not the dogs fault as it’s the way they have be taught or treated but because our gove...
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2459

Re: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?

...I wish I could get a folder in super blue. I can get a kitchen knife in super blue but no spydies in that steel.... Are you aware of the upcoming Caly Jr Sprint run? No I wasn’t but because I’m in the U.K it’s a hit or miss thing wether a batch lands in the U.K. or not other wise I’ll have to im...
by Stuman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2459

Re: What favourite steel and platform would you like to see a re-run on ?

I’m seeing a lot of CPM M4 and I’m I big fan of CPM M4 because it takes a wicked edge and it lasts for ages and when it dulls, a little stropping and come right back up to super sharp as for super blue or Cru-Wear I haven’t any experience those steels which is unfortunate but I think that there is n...

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