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by Mattysc42
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 142
Views: 11319

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

I like SE, and I find them easy to sharpen after carrying serrations for the last couple months, but repairing an tooth that gets badly damaged is exponentially more difficult than repairing a plain edge. I’m going to have to send my SE Caribbean in because one of the teeth got folded over 180 degre...
by Mattysc42
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anything that can replace Chaparral?
Replies: 60
Views: 4785

Re: Anything that can replace Chaparral?

My stepped titanium chap doesn’t have liners. My raffir noble one does.
by Mattysc42
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of locks
Replies: 75
Views: 4128

Re: Philosophy of locks

If it’s strong enough to be reliable it’s fine. Extra strength past that is more for peace of mind in a potential emergency, but is unlikely to ever actually be necessary.
by Mattysc42
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?
Replies: 44
Views: 3441

Re: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?

Blue stepped titanium Chaparrel. Looking forward to it 😁.
by Mattysc42
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 3356

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

The reason I generally avoid liner locks and framelocks is because they need to have a finger in the blade path to close, not because the are likely to fail. For a careful user a linerlock is safe to use, but accidents happen, and being bumped on the shoulder when closing a liner/frame lock can easi...
by Mattysc42
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 vs K390?
Replies: 23
Views: 3088

Re: Rex 45 vs K390?

K390 is a rust bucket had it in Police4 and will never buy it again. If REX45 is worse, really why this discussion? Because extremely effective rust preventatives like eezox exist. So long as you don’t use your non-stainless folders for food prep, there is zero reason to care about corrosion resist...
by Mattysc42
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 vs K390?
Replies: 23
Views: 3088

Re: Rex 45 vs K390?

K390 is a rust bucket had it in Police4 and will never buy it again. If REX45 is worse, really why this discussion? Because extremely effective rust preventatives like eezox exist. So long as you don’t use your non-stainless folders for food prep, there is zero reason to care about corrosion resist...
by Mattysc42
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?
Replies: 72
Views: 3092

Re: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?

Cilantro. Crocs. The Dallas Cowboys. French fries and mayo. Boondock Saints. The Caribbean's scales. Either you love them, or you hate them -- there is no middle ground. Which is it?! Sorry, but: For ME there actually IS a middle ground... :o ;) I´d be just ok with them colorwise (don´t own a Carib...
by Mattysc42
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steels did you carry today?
Replies: 405
Views: 12182

Re: Which steels did you carry today?

Maxamet, s110v, and zdp189 this week.
by Mattysc42
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 5574

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

The only reason I don’t have more serrated blades is because I can’t sharpen them on my wicked edge. My eyes are bad (right eye extremely nearsighted, left extremely farsighted, glasses only help with distance vision) which makes holding a steady angle with the sharpmaker a PITA. Freehanding on a st...
by Mattysc42
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 49
Views: 5253

Re: 2019 seconds sale

I’ll be going this year. My goal will be to get several serrated knives, particularly the caribbean leaf, native salt, and dragonfly salt, to test out serrations without breaking the bank. Definitely looking forwards to it! :D
by Mattysc42
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 78426

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Missing this one has reinforced my realization that it’s better to be on the selling side than the buying side :p . This time next year I hope and plan to have a website running, and an exclusive commissioned. That said, I’m happy for all of you who got one. I’m loving the pics I’m seeing in this th...
by Mattysc42
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 78426

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Denim micarta and k390 or 15v is something I would definitely buy IF the run is big enough. I’ve given up on this one because my internet isn’t fast enough to check out before they sell out.
by Mattysc42
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL Love?
Replies: 35
Views: 1710

Re: Manix 2 XL Love?

It’ll take me a few years but as soon as I have the capital to do it I’m going to try to get a k390 Manix XL with translucent ice blue g10 scales commissioned as an exclusive. This is the knife I want to see more variety on over any other knife. Hopefully someone will beat me to the punch and commis...
by Mattysc42
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's good about S30V
Replies: 55
Views: 1880

Re: What's good about S30V

Everything about s30v is good. The only flaw with it is that m390 class steels are better in every way without being too much more expensive. I’d take 20cv over s30v every time. This is true, although I'd have to double check the toughness stats. However, production companies have a tendency to und...
by Mattysc42
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's good about S30V
Replies: 55
Views: 1880

Re: What's good about S30V

Everything about s30v is good. The only flaw with it is that m390 class steels are better in every way without being too much more expensive. I’d take 20cv over s30v every time.
by Mattysc42
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Arrival - K390 Ranger Green G10 PM2!
Replies: 35
Views: 3730

Re: New Arrival - K390 Ranger Green G10 PM2!

Mine came in yesterday morning. Used it all day at work, and I gotta say, k390 handles impacts against steel better than every other steel I’ve used. No edge damage whatsoever. Much more stable at the edge than cpm cruwear, zdp189, s110v, or maxamet. Count me in as a k390 fan for life :D
by Mattysc42
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

Maxamet easily gets edge damage from diamond plates . I use diamond lapping films pasted to balsa to sharpen maxamet, and it works wonderfully. I don't understand this unless there's something wrong with the steel. I had a similar problem with a new s30v blade, but it wasn't just diamond plates, it...
by Mattysc42
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid

Maxamet easily gets edge damage from diamond plates. I use diamond lapping films pasted to balsa to sharpen maxamet, and it works wonderfully.
by Mattysc42
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you carrying knives with an index choil?
Replies: 41
Views: 6580

Re: Are you carrying knives with an index choil?

Maxamet manix and native salt, so yes.

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