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by emanuel
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with knife steel question...
Replies: 44
Views: 4492

Re: Newbie with knife steel question...

Go for S110V if you value edge retention, its a normal production so you won't be paying a premium price like you would on M390, which has lower corrosion resistance (this thing is basically rust proof) and significantly lower edge retention, particularly if cutting abrasive material, no other stain...
by emanuel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Efficiency of edge types
Replies: 41
Views: 2067

Re: Efficiency of edge types

Now that I can envision it more clearly, I would actually like a knife with different sized serration, but something like this: bigger scallops towards the heel of the blade, and progressively smaller as they go towards the tip, but just big enough so that the corner of the Sharpmaker stones can sti...
by emanuel
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Steel In you’re experience is your favorite for Spydie Edges?
Replies: 61
Views: 2186

Re: Which Steel In you’re experience is your favorite for Spydie Edges?

What is the history of H1 anyway, pretty sure it was not intended as a cutlery steel, like VG-10 and S-30V and S35VN. It's just the naming done by the Japanese to their own variation of one of the the good old 300 series austenitic stainless steels; groundwork for these stainless steels being laid ...
by emanuel
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 187
Views: 14403

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

Yes, but it's the set of properties most needed in a small-ish folding EDC knife. I'm a huge Maxamet fan. Looking forward to my birthday when I'll finally pull the trigger on a Manix 2 LW in it and make it a permanent knife I'll own. I wish it was dlc coated, if not I pray it develops a pleasantly ...
by emanuel
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 187
Views: 14403

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

cbrstar wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:50 am
I'm surprised at the lack of Maxamet lovers...
Don't be, it's not maxamet's fault, it's the thread's fault asking for just 3 favorite steels :D I had to pick either s110v or maxamet, but went with s110v for being a better balanced steel that's also almost stainproof depending on the HT.
by emanuel
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 187
Views: 14403

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

Cruwear
S110V
H1 SE

I am looking forward for CPM 15v from Spyderco
by emanuel
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Efficiency of edge types
Replies: 41
Views: 2067

Re: Efficiency of edge types

Good points. I agree, and I just happen to have an old pic I pulled up for another thread, that illustrates this with a tiger shark's tooth: https://i.imgur.com/4zQusbs.jpg (The rock’s a piece of flint core encased in marine concretion which was thrown up onto a beach in southern Australia.) Lookin...
by emanuel
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:34 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

I wish I would have bought 2 Cruwear PM2s.
by emanuel
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix v Manix XL v PM2
Replies: 31
Views: 1694

Re: Manix v Manix XL v PM2

Most was covered already, but I want to say this: Manix XL is larger than it first looks, and heavier. So if you need a folding outdoors knife, not an EDC, that's your choice. If not go for the normal Manix 2 or even the lightweight model (maxamet is the king of edge retention out of all the offerin...
by emanuel
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1531
Views: 120379

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

To show our new E&I tech how easy and convenient the Spyder hole is to open a knife, vs thumb studs. One of the other guys brought him over to my area to introduce me to him...and because I'm known as "the knife guy" and he noticed the new guy had a pocket clip and showed him his Benchmade Bugout. ...
by emanuel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terravantium, Dendritic Cobalt
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Terravantium, Dendritic Cobalt

This was great about 15-20 years ago when LC200N and H1 wasn't developed yet. These 2 steels are superior to it in every single way except the magnetic part. Also, that "holding an extremely sharp edge for a long time" is just marketing. These cobalt materials are good at toothy edges (due to low ha...
by emanuel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 vs zdp189 vs k390
Replies: 20
Views: 2062

Re: Hap40 vs zdp189 vs k390

Get the HAP40, its tougher than ZDP by far, and since you already own a knife in K390, you won't be missing much in term of edge retention/aggression. Maybe the one thing that ZDP can have over K390 is its fine edge, but does that really matter to you? HAP40 is way more different, and its just a tad...
by emanuel
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Efficiency of edge types
Replies: 41
Views: 2067

Re: Efficiency of edge types

A decently sharp serrated edge will out-slice any hair whittling plain edge knife. It's just physics at play. There's a reason why sharks, most reptiles and the extinct theropods had serrated teeth. They just cut better. That being said, for general edc tasks I switched to SE for a few months now an...
by emanuel
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary
Replies: 97
Views: 13496

Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Cruwear and S110V for me. Hard to pick something else really.
by emanuel
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 4915

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

But as everyone has said, it'll probably have to be a one in a million throw. I wouldn't expect to stop someone completely, but if you have a big knife sticking out your back it could momentarily. That's mall ninja mentality. Youngster cocky talk. It doesn't work that way irl I'm afraid. For your o...
by emanuel
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 4915

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

-double post-
by emanuel
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 4915

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

I'd much rather have someone attack me with pepper spray than a knife. Criminals won't attack you with a knife unless they want to murder you, they try to intimidate you with it instead. If someone wants to kill you, they won't be coming visibly or giving you any chance of fighting back. Why does a...
by emanuel
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 4915

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

I suggest everyone that thinks a knife is viable self defense option over a gun/pepper spray to read this: http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/knifelies.html
by emanuel
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Province Photos
Replies: 52
Views: 4266

Re: Spyderco Province Photos

I had my eyes on this for awhile now, might get it if its available in some EU store, didn't check yet. What's the steel hardness of this beauty? I remember in folders 4v was around 63-65hrc.
by emanuel
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary2 revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: Paramilitary2 revisited

I would pick Rex 45 over 52100 any day of the week!! They're both low carbide steels, but the difference in attainable hardness is easily noticeable. I still prefer Cruwear over both these steels for that extra bite, adaptability to the kind of hair whittling edge you put on it (toothy, polished, if...

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