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by emanuel
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA
Replies: 385
Views: 30197

Re: Corona Virus, Chinese Origin, Now In the USA

Any official numbers on the mortality rate? Is it again one of those strains that only kill immunocompromised people, children and old folks? Couldn't find anything online, but given that SARS had it at round 7% and how similar they are, they could be close, probably a bit higher. It would be pretty...
by emanuel
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 327
Views: 19588

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Is there an approximate time of the year when we might get to see a sneak-peek of the design? :D
by emanuel
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 144
Views: 9509

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I would buy one on release day. I have a vintage CV Heljestrand Mk No.10 (made in the '50s maybe?) that I use now and I am very happy with, I shave every 2-3 days and it keeps a very good edge for weeks with just plain leather stropping. I would love one in some fine grained stainless steel from Spy...
by emanuel
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What heat treatment does to metals/alloys. Worth a watch!
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: What heat treatment does to metals/alloys. Worth a watch!

RustyIron wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Well that was the better part of an hour spent falling down the rabbit hole of steel videos.
It's always good to learn stuff. Thanks!
I went to bed at 2AM last night after sharing this, for this exact same reason. Lol
by emanuel
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spy27 and S45vn - Question for Sal
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: Spy27 and S45vn - Question for Sal

Probably too early for Sal to know yet, but here's a shameless bump.
by emanuel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What heat treatment does to metals/alloys. Worth a watch!
Replies: 3
Views: 809

What heat treatment does to metals/alloys. Worth a watch!

Hey fellow steel junkies. I'm certain a lot of you will appreciate this video.

https://youtu.be/xuL2yT-B2TM
by emanuel
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 372
Views: 25760

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

That photo is not rosewood,, it is a mystery softwood dyed and impregnated into laminated form. Nothing wrong as a knife handle, just not as advertised. I would also guess it is not stabilized as in exotic woods for handles, only glued up into plywood. Real rosewood is very oily and does not glue u...
by emanuel
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 372
Views: 25760

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

What makes it or breaks it for me, is the wood stabilized or not?
by emanuel
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on the combo edge
Replies: 39
Views: 1930

Re: Opinions on the combo edge

The serrated Pacific Salt with its half an inch of plain edge at the tip is the perfect combo edge knife for me. If I need any more plain edge than that, it means I don't need serration at all.
by emanuel
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 63
Views: 4739

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

I really love the edge strength of Rex 45 at the hardness Spyderco runs it at, but I've voted Maxamet since it's the steel that has more use for me due to what I usually cut with my knives, so its edge performance is better. If I would cut something less abrasive, Rex 45 would be my choice out of th...
by emanuel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 118
Views: 7659

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Yes, Stretched Stretch is going to have a 4 inch blade, and a handle to accommodate such blade. Sweet. Hopefully the handle has a better fit with the blade when closed with no wasted length, as Sal said was the case with the current Stretch and its legal blade length/handle ergonomy balance. I am d...
by emanuel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 118
Views: 7659

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

If by stretched Stretch it means the blade being bigger, original design or straight spine, I'm in! If it also involved enlarging the handle like in the case of Manix XL, I'm not personally interested as I still want the knife to be a comfortable pocket EDC. But I'm not the sole target customer so t...
by emanuel
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Blade Scratches
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: H-1 Blade Scratches

Any recommendations on what to use/do to remove blade scratches from H-1? I’ve tried Flitz which worked somewhat but not fully. Thanks! I don't think there's any reason to do it simply because they'll come back fast from something as simple as cutting some cardboard. H1 is a working man's steel, ve...
by emanuel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 Maxamet
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: Para 2 Maxamet

I'm very satisfied with my Manix 2 in this steel, and I paid a euro price for it. I think its worth the $200+ for a PM2 in this steel imho. Whoever paid 180 for it, you have no idea how blessed and luck you were lol.
by emanuel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corrosion or grind lines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: Corrosion or grind lines?

If it's overheating during edge grinding and the color of the steel being pale straw (instead of purple/blue), I doubt the damage to the steel is very deep. A few sharpenings and removal of surface and edge material should bring back the properly heat treated steel underneath, so don't stress too mu...
by emanuel
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southfork in CPM-154
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Southfork in CPM-154

Hi Pancake, The majority of the cost is in the labor. A Southfork in 154 wouldn't be much less expensive than in S90. sal Hi Sal. This made me curious: what makes the Bow River so cheap to make if it's not the materials? Could a similar process be applied to a knife that would still functionally an...
by emanuel
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Shaman release
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: New Shaman release

That's very true. They could make a Shaman with 8cr13mov steel, throw some Micarta on it and it would be an instant sell out! I would definitely pay upward to $100 for it in that steel! Great beater and easy to touch up. Got the chance to hold a Shaman in hand, very good ergos, it felt almost like ...
by emanuel
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 59
Views: 4354

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

IMHO If any steel is overrated it's S110V. (...) and it also has very poor toughness. That's only because mass produced knives don't run it at optimal hardness. Sad but true. The only way to experience it at its full is from a custom maker, unlike steels like Rex 45, M4, ZDP etc. which seem to be e...
by emanuel
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBN and S90V
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: CBN and S90V

For those of you who've gone CBN, would you recommend a newcomer pick those up in addition to, or instead of, the Diamond rods for sharpening harder steels? Based on my experience with just the Spyderco offering of both, the CBN seems to cut just as aggressively as diamond, but finer if that makes ...
by emanuel
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Next Pacific Salt
Replies: 33
Views: 2854

Re: Next Pacific Salt

I'm honestly more appreciative of H1 serrated than LC200N plain or serrated. It's a better overall steel imho. I'm happy to see it's not ditched

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