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by Mzen
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?

I’d say buy the knife you want. :) You obviously have enough skill to sharpen the knives you own so you won’t have any trouble sharpening anything else. Though I wouldn’t really want to reprofile anything with a SharpMaker alone and that’s only because I’m a little impatient and spoiled having an e...
by Mzen
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?
Replies: 12
Views: 999

REX45 + Sharpmaker: wise or foolish?

Hello everyone, I'm basically having a hell of a time figuring out which Para 3 to get, since my only sharpening equipment is the Sharpmaker (plus CBN stones). Right now I'm undecided between the brown S35VN and the burnt orange REX45 models. Since the ship has sailed on the Cruwear version (profoun...
by Mzen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Updated shaman sprint steel poll
Replies: 282
Views: 33006

Re: Updated shaman sprint steel poll

Not so sure about that... Many are going wacko for the Para 3 in REX 45 and I've seen countless examples of people who really aren't fans of that model. The Shaman is pretty much loved by most folks, Cruwear is still a "hot" steel for many, all of that combined with micarta handles which have also s...
by Mzen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Updated shaman sprint steel poll
Replies: 282
Views: 33006

Re: Updated shaman sprint steel poll

Only 1000? I've been dreaming of a combination like this sprint for my work, but I doubt I'll even get a chance to pre-order it... Plus I'm in Europe, making things even more difficult. Try to push as many out as you can Sal, otherwise the forums will turn into heartbreak nation.
by Mzen
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Updated shaman sprint steel poll
Replies: 282
Views: 33006

Re: Updated shaman sprint steel poll

The stonewash finish gets two thumbs up from me, keeps the blade looking nicer if used at work everyday. I've been itching to get a Shaman for a long time, I think either steel would get a buy from me. Also, I believe Rutger makes a good case for stuff like 20CV and 204p for smaller edc and thinner ...
by Mzen
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Giveaway!!!
Replies: 129
Views: 17364

Re: Spyderco Reinhold Rhino Giveaway!!!

I'm in! My maternal grandmother was definitely one of my heroes, that woman raised five children pretty much on her own, all while working hard to put food on the table during a time when being able to afford said food was a huge challenge. She never learned how to read, but was a very intelligent w...
by Mzen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finally got a sharpening system
Replies: 41
Views: 6662

Re: Finally got a sharpening system

Another happy KME owner here. I felt the WE was too much to spend, and offers really just one feature over the KME - the ability to sharpen both sides simultaneously. While i am lazy, i am not THAT lazy, i don't relly mind flipping the knife over manually. IMO the Lansky is too rickety-rackety for ...
by Mzen
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Burnt Orange Rex 45
Replies: 218
Views: 44762

Re: Burnt Orange Rex 45

Actually, I broke the VERY TIP (2 sharpenings would fully repair it) of my Cruwear pm2 off, just casually/gently cutting bondo away from a steel body panel on a car when the tip came in contact with steel. And that's cruwear. I know you'll most likely assume I did something much more abusive than d...
by Mzen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Burnt Orange Rex 45
Replies: 218
Views: 44762

Re: Burnt Orange Rex 45

Nah, I treat my blades with respect, the only time I've had something bad happen to me chip-wise was when I dropped my Rat 1 in D2 on a concrete floor at work, got a nasty chip near the tip. I have an Opinel that I lend to coleagues at work, super sharp, 5 minutes later they have already dulled it,...
by Mzen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Burnt Orange Rex 45
Replies: 218
Views: 44762

Re: Burnt Orange Rex 45

Nah, I treat my blades with respect, the only time I've had something bad happen to me chip-wise was when I dropped my Rat 1 in D2 on a concrete floor at work, got a nasty chip near the tip. I have an Opinel that I lend to coleagues at work, super sharp, 5 minutes later they have already dulled it, ...
by Mzen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Burnt Orange Rex 45
Replies: 218
Views: 44762

Re: Burnt Orange Rex 45

Anyone with the knowledge for making comparisons between this and S35VN? (I guess not this specifically but using Hap40 as an example) This metal is a bit of an unknown for me. Mostly interested in wear resistance and toughness info. REX 45 should cut longer, take a crisper edge better. Hold a poli...
by Mzen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Burnt Orange Rex 45
Replies: 218
Views: 44762

Re: Burnt Orange Rex 45

Anyone with the knowledge for making comparisons between this and S35VN? (I guess not this specifically but using Hap40 as an example) This metal is a bit of an unknown for me. Mostly interested in wear resistance and toughness info.
by Mzen
Thu May 24, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are you waiting for next on a sprint run?
Replies: 62
Views: 8523

Re: What are you waiting for next on a sprint run?

Shaman in Cruwear or any of the M390 "family" steels.
I will buy whichever of those comes first.

So... Hurry up with it, will ya Sal? ;)
by Mzen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see more of from Spyderco?
Replies: 198
Views: 22908

Re: What do you want to see more of from Spyderco?

Since this turned into a wishlist of sorts, I need to ask for a Shaman in M390 flavor. Also, some quality of life improvements on the choil part of the blade that hits your finger as it falls shut from disengaging the lock. But yeah, M390 Shaman above everything, or maybe even Cru-Wear. Do we have a...
by Mzen
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see more of from Spyderco?
Replies: 198
Views: 22908

Re: What do you want to see more of from Spyderco?

Another run of the Para 3 in Cru-Wear or CST-XHP. Other than that, lower prices :D As for new products, I would love to see Spyderco's take on a new guided sharpening system. As nice as the Sharpmaker is, we all know that it's certainly not a reprofiling wonder. Modern steels from Spyderco keep gett...
by Mzen
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3
Replies: 22
Views: 2237

Re: Para 3

http://i.imgur.com/QbCXJDm.jpg With wise men company signet rings. You must be a mind reader, because that is exactly what I was planning for my work-only Para 3. If it's not too much of a bother, could you give me exact measures of it with the ring installed, both open and closed? I'm trying to fi...
by Mzen
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3
Replies: 22
Views: 2237

Re: Para 3

Not getting the Cru-Wear sprint when I could have is still my biggest knife regret to this day. I REALLY want to test that steel at work... You lucky people! :mad: :p
by Mzen
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Switches from S35VN to S30V
Replies: 44
Views: 9356

Re: Native 5 Switches from S35VN to S30V

I think that one of the advantages this change gives to Spyderco is making certain sprint runs in that steel more desirable. From my point of view, when I think of future releases like the brown Para 3 in S35VN, they always feel a bit redundant to me. Having a perfectly good platform for S35VN in th...
by Mzen
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet
Replies: 182
Views: 30362

Re: Para 3 Maxamet

$285 plus shipping? Okay.
I guess they are celebrating April Fools' earlier this year.
by Mzen
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Best Edge Steels
Replies: 80
Views: 7707

Re: The Best Edge Steels

All of this Cru-Wear praise just makes me feel more disappointed that I didn't get the Para 3 Sprint before it vanished... Sal, throw us a bone here, is there any chance we will see another Cru-Wear run for that model?

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