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by Mattysc42
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wicked Edge WE 50 / Go Sharpening system
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Wicked Edge WE 50 / Go Sharpening system

I don't have the Go, but I did have the Field and Sport before getting the upgrade kit to the F&S pro, followed by the 2017 Gen III Pro full setup with 50-1500g diamonds, 6/3/1.5 micron lapping films, and 1/0.5micron diamond emulsions on nanocloth strops. The 200g diamonds are good enough for profil...
by Mattysc42
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 13381

Re: Location

Thanks Sal. For the next few years I'm working and saving up to pay for collage straight through. A career in Spyderco's R&D department is my goal, though I'll probably try to get into Spyderco's production in golden first. I blame you for my fascination with steels by the way, Sal! :D
by Mattysc42
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 13381

Re: Location

New Mexico, USA. I'll probably move to Golden Colorado sometime in the next decade for the Colorado School of Mines (and Spyderco of course!). Metallurgy and knife steels are definite passions of mine.
by Mattysc42
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could resurrect one discontinued model what would it be?
Replies: 74
Views: 4913

Re: If you could resurrect one discontinued model what would it be?

The native salt. At least it seems discontinued, what with how long it’s taking to release. :rolleyes:
by Mattysc42
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How did ZDP189 go from a stainless steel to carbon steel?
Replies: 57
Views: 2696

Re: How did ZDP189 go from a stainless steel to carbon steel?

Swap a portion of the carbon for nitrogen.
by Mattysc42
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buying my second Spyderco.
Replies: 59
Views: 1990

Re: Buying my second Spyderco.

Manix xl, sliverax, or Caribbean leaf would be my recommendations. I do mostly push cuts and s110v isn’t a steel I’ve particularly enjoyed using. S30v, xhp, and lc200n are much better steels for most tasks I think. S110v is pretty much specialized in slicing abrasive materials.
by Mattysc42
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you care about deep carry?
Replies: 50
Views: 2156

Re: Do you care about deep carry?

I don’t like pocket clips, so either way works.
by Mattysc42
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe Endura
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Wharncliffe Endura

I’d buy one in hap40 or zdp189 if it looks like that sketch. I hate the look of the normal endura but love the looks of a good wharnie.
by Mattysc42
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: best steel?
Replies: 61
Views: 2644

Re: best steel?

Lc200n.
by Mattysc42
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: manix v. paramilitary
Replies: 32
Views: 1142

Re: manix v. paramilitary

I’m firmly in the manix camp. I find the pm2 (and the pm3, military, endura, and standard delica) too hideous to buy. I prefer more symmetrical leaf blades and spear points. I love my warnie hap40 delica though. The blurple manix has been getting plenty of use since I got it. I prefer the cbbl over ...
by Mattysc42
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What upcoming Spydercos are you looking forward to the most?
Replies: 47
Views: 2103

Re: What upcoming Spydercos are you looking forward to the most?

Native salt, Waterway, and Caribbean XL. LC200N FTW!
by Mattysc42
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: No Words! Only Pictures Thread!
Replies: 2555
Views: 397468

Re: No Words! Only Pictures Thread!

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by Mattysc42
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official Sliverax Discussion Thread
Replies: 591
Views: 76872

Re: Official Sliverax Discussion Thread

I had to drop the tip a couple millimeters to more of a sheepsfoot (by grinding the spine) on my sliverax because it cut me a couple times while closed. Apparently my ring finger is perfectly sized and shaped to snag the tip when the blade is closed. After dropping the tip this is easily my favorite...
by Mattysc42
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First knife S110v - help me not screw it up.
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: First knife S110v - help me not screw it up.

Get the cbn or diamond rods for the sharpmaker. S110v can take forever to sharpen without them if you ding the edge.
by Mattysc42
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean: Hottest Spyderco Available!
Replies: 36
Views: 4102

Re: Caribbean: Hottest Spyderco Available!

I've found my Caribbean is very susceptible to pinching pressure. If I'm careful not to put any pressure on the sides it swings freely while holding the lock open. Even a little pressure and it won't swing freely. Ah, that’s probably what’s happening with mine. I always keep an extra firm grip on m...
by Mattysc42
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean: Hottest Spyderco Available!
Replies: 36
Views: 4102

Re: Caribbean: Hottest Spyderco Available!

The detent and lock on mine is so strong it can’t be wrist flicked open or closed while depressing the lock, even after months of break in time. I like it that way though. No chance of it opening in my pocket at work.
by Mattysc42
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Waiting for my new Spyderco Manix2 to arrive today.
Replies: 21
Views: 1567

Re: Waiting for my new Spyderco Manix2 to arrive today.

I've got one of these as well as a Sliverax and Kizer Gemini coming on Monday. Can't wait to test out the s110v steel. How are you liking your Manix?
by Mattysc42
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you buy more or less Spydercos if they were all made in the same steel?
Replies: 68
Views: 4485

Re: Would you buy more or less Spydercos if they were all made in the same steel?

If they were all lc200n, I'd buy a lot more. I don't particularly care about knives being made fully Salt series worthy, I just really REALLY like lc200n as a user steel (the Caribbean Leaf PE is my edc and I'll be buying a Native Salt, lc200n Pacific Salt, and Waterway as soon as they're released)....
by Mattysc42
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steak knife
Replies: 24
Views: 1968

Re: Steak knife

I keep an SE Pacific Salt I bought specifically for food on hand when I go to restaurants. I usually don't need to use it, but sometimes it's necessary. For non-food cutting tasks I EDC an SE Atlantic salt and PE Caribbean leaf. Love them salt knives! If they get dirty I can just throw them in the d...
by Mattysc42
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we Spyderco users be assured VG10 will be with us for a good long time?
Replies: 42
Views: 5594

Re: Can we Spyderco users be assured VG10 will be with us for a good long time?

I’d like it if vg 10 were replaced by lc200n. Then again, I’d like to see every knife with lc200n as an option.

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