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by emanuel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D

I believe its because the "prybar chopper knife" craze slowly died off in the past 5 years and people realized again the superiority of axes in regard to pure wood cutting power and that the variety in their sizes, shape and function is just as big as knives. Regarding steel, I think S7 is an overk...
by emanuel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D

They're a very popular design in southern Europe, the curved edge and rounded bit shape gives it extra bite against the hardwoods native to those areas. At its core, it's mostly a feeling axe, it does not excel at splitting wood due to its wide profile, but I'll mostly use it for bushcrafting and s...
by emanuel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Basque Axe - finally got one! :D

Just received my order confirmation and pics of my Hachas Jauregi axe, it will be in my hands soon, hopefully tomorrow :D. I wasn't very happy with the original handle shape/length, so at the suggestion of the axe dealer who brought it from Spain for me, I was more than happy for him to make me a ne...
by emanuel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shawn - Thanx much
Replies: 31
Views: 2514

Re: Shawn - Thanx much

Very clean design on that website, goes hand in hand with your knives. Congrats!
Edit. Looking forward to seeing that knife prototype Sal is working on :D
by emanuel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HRC Database
Replies: 141
Views: 14640

Re: HRC Database

At what HRC does a knife edge easily scratch glass? 63+? 64? I remember Shawn said it once in a video, but I can't find it.
by emanuel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue and patinas
Replies: 15
Views: 1059

Re: Super Blue and patinas

For a natural looking bluish patina I suggest chopping some garlic and making sure the juice covers all the blade and let it sit, checking and reapplying as it dries every 5-10 minutes until you get your desired color. You can also chop the garlic into tinny squares and cover the entire blade with i...
by emanuel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie steel question.
Replies: 76
Views: 4663

Re: Newbie steel question.

Take a poll and ask the entire knife community which knives (folders only) have been the most chippy for you, s30v, or 1095?? I guarantee they will ask you what the point is of the question, and that OF COURSE S30V more prone to chipping. Most likely 100% of bladeforums (except for newcomers that h...
by emanuel
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained
Replies: 47
Views: 2212

Re: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained

Deadboxhero wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Larrin wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 am
Howdy guys, I have a question. How does T15 compared to Maxamet/Rex121/15V? I don't think I've heard of anyone working with it besides Luong. Is there any data on it as a knife blade? Thanks.
by emanuel
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained
Replies: 47
Views: 2212

Re: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained

Awesome I'll read this tonight once I get home and relax a bit.
by emanuel
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is this Worth?
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: What is this Worth?

rummels wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 am
I have a NIB Navigator (C62GP). I have the box and the papers that came with the knife.
The knife has never been used or carried.
rummels
It seems to be in the range of $125-150.
by emanuel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Discovery of Stainless Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: The Discovery of Stainless Steel

Very nice video, a lot of good information put together from an historical standpoint. Thanks for sharing!
by emanuel
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday cyber Monday DEALs?!?
Replies: 33
Views: 4420

Re: Black Friday cyber Monday DEALs?!?

Lamnia has an up to 15% off on Spyderco products listed on their website today. Sharpmaker 21% off, a good deal I might get it for my mom. Good time to stack up on some knives for the European bros.
by emanuel
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 2176

Re: DLC and rust.

For anyone interested, Wikipedia cover the basics of this material pretty nicely for once: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond-like_carbon , the sources at the end will go more in dept about it, mostly manufacturing methods. This really sticks out: "For example a coating of only 2 μm thickness of ...
by emanuel
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 2176

Re: DLC and rust.

I'm glad to be of help Lance and Stefan. It is better to have no coating than to have a coating with imperfections, at least in terms of structural failure. A good paint layer will protect carbon steel, but a paint layer with pinhole imperfections can actually lead to premature failure of the substr...
by emanuel
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC and rust.
Replies: 66
Views: 2176

Re: DLC and rust.

Here is my humble opinion on that subject. Rust is iron oxide. Rust is prevented in stainless steels by forming chromium oxide on the surface. In both cases there is a metal reacting with the oxygen in the air. DLC is almost pure carbon. It's reaction with the oxygen in the air will Form most likel...
by emanuel
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives I wish I had bought two of
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Knives I wish I had bought two of

Spyderco Dodo, SE or PE, and I wish I didn't sell the only one I had :(
by emanuel
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!
Replies: 78
Views: 12783

Re: Please Help Me Buy a Flashlight!

Have a look at Thrunite TC15. I have it for 1 year now, it washes on the floor with way more expensive olights I've handled, and it's just 50 bucks on Amazon. Very solid construction, water proof, multiple intensity selections, high quality LEDs and mirror, battery life is amazing on the more conser...
by emanuel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 3482

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Compression Lock Military 2.
:eek: :eek: :eek: Oh boy!
by emanuel
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ESEE Knives
Replies: 78
Views: 7906

Re: ESEE Knives

I had an ESEE 6 and ESEE 4 in 1095 when I was a teen. Gosh, you are doing well for your age there Emanuel.. I had my first all-plastic folder when I was 3 yo that I would carry everywhere and made other parents bulge their eyes on me lol. And that was the first catalyst that funneled all my money f...

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