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by The Mastiff
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Favorite Spyders!?
Replies: 47
Views: 4239

Not in order. That's too much thinking for me.

1) Black Endura VG10
2) Delica ZDP 189
3) R2
4) Manix 83mm
5) Horn ZDP
6) Native 440V
6) Chinook
7) Calypso (all versions)

There are some others that could easily make the list as favorites. These on the list are the ones used the most. Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The ZDP Trinity, which is your favorite?
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

I prefer the delica for it's solid chunk of ZPD steel, but I don't mind the Jess Horn at all. The Horn's blade shape gives it advantages in some other circumstances. I say no compromise, give me all of them. The right tool for the job makes things a lot easier. Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If..........
Replies: 40
Views: 3114

A titanium handled lockback with 2 3/4th inch flat ground M4 or BG42 (polished) blade. For lower costs use a FRN ( D4) handle but don't compromise on the steel. No cladding, just the steel. BG42 at about 58-59 as SOG had troubles with broken blade tips at 60-62. I'm not sure what is best for the M4....
by The Mastiff
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Steel mysteries
Replies: 9
Views: 956

I would love a C-50 Centofante II in 440V
J.D. I've got a C50GP CII in ATS34. Did they even make a 440V version? Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling ZDPs
Replies: 61
Views: 6726

I'm sorry I gave you the idea that I was on the noob's side as far as his self proclaimed moderator status goes.
This is a dead issue. Please don't try to provoke trouble with petty insults aimed at me but spoken to another. It's pretty much over already unless the mods decide to step in. Joe. L
by The Mastiff
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling ZDPs
Replies: 61
Views: 6726

Why shouldn't you criticize the government? You are paying their wages after all.


Dialex, I , like most others do just that. This isn't the place for it though. There are thousands of forums just for that. This is a spyderco knive forum. That was initially my point anyway. Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling ZDPs
Replies: 61
Views: 6726

you can always tell me to go **** myself if you so desire.
Yeah, uh, we're getting kind of close. I'd appreciate if you'd back off now. Thanks. Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling ZDPs
Replies: 61
Views: 6726

TazKristi and Carlos cannot be here all the time, so it sometimes becomes necessary to moderate ourselves. Just my opinion though, you can always tell me to go **** myself if you so desire. As was quoted on this forum a while back, "I do better if we stick to knives I'm not even attempting a modera...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite spyderco you don't have and why
Replies: 46
Views: 5413

The "Mastiff" model with flat ground 2.75 inch M4 blade, Titanium handles. :rolleyes: Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Short, amusing story about my Endura today...
Replies: 38
Views: 3897

People truly are sheeple, or perhaps dogs. :rolleyes: A large, muscular looking person gets those type remarks too just from being powerfull looking. It's almost as if the pecking order, rolling over and showing their belly like a submissive dog occurs in a way that is guilded with humor. IMO, the b...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling ZDPs
Replies: 61
Views: 6726

What's totally more obscene than fliping a couple of pocket knives is what this criminal government is doing with gasoline and oil prices. That truly is totally rigged and we don't have a choice in that regard at all. Please keep your political opinions out of this knife forum. There are places for...
by The Mastiff
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal: How best to sharpen the ZDP Delica 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5955

Double post. My regrets. JL
by The Mastiff
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal: How best to sharpen the ZDP Delica 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5955

I believe that the moly and tungston are at fairly low levels and used mainly for grain refinement. I don't think they were significant in the early spectral burns. I wasn't aware an analysis was done. Thanks for the info. Tungsten carbides wouldn't be as hard as vanadium in any event from what I'v...
by The Mastiff
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal: How best to sharpen the ZDP Delica 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5955

ZDP is 3% Carbon 20% Chrome. Chrome carbides run about RC 68 giving the steel a hardness of about RC67. This material while hard is not that difficult to sharpen compared to S30V with RC 84 Vanadium carbides...Take Care...Ed Ed, according to the chart Vassali posted it has some molybendum and tungs...
by The Mastiff
Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ***H-1*** Possible Rusty Spot? MicroPics Inside.
Replies: 17
Views: 2767

one question to someone that might be better qualified than me. No guessing or presuming please. Should I go buy new DMT sharpeners to use ONLY for my H1 knives as I occasionally use higher carbon stainless and even carbon steels with them? For that matter should I be using different equipment for s...
by The Mastiff
Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, if you have any of that BG 24 left...
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Thanks Sal. It's excellent to hear it. I'll buy one. I couldn't afford the military at the time and it's bugging me. As usual you're a few steps ahead. Joe L. :rolleyes:
by The Mastiff
Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, if you have any of that BG 24 left...
Replies: 10
Views: 1608

Sal, if you have any of that BG 42 left...

Can you use it up on a sprint run of something small, metal handled, and flat ground ? With a good polish it would be really nice. Come to think of it it would look good with G2 if it was polished up good. I went to a knife show yesterday and saw nothing on the market from any big maker using it exc...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyders you would you like to see in ZDP-189?
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

From the chart:

3C-20Cr-Mo-W (P/M steel) would mean

3% carbon + 20% Chrome + ? moly + ? Tungsten

What does the "P/M Steel" mean? Joe L.
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyders you would you like to see in ZDP-189?
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

ZDP isn't new. It's just new to us. Someone on a different thread in a different forum had a grading F to A+ for hardness and toughness in some Japanese steels ( including Gin 1, ATS 34 & ZDP189). ZDP 189 had the best grade in hardness but not the best grade in toughness. I don't recall it's exact g...
by The Mastiff
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyders you would you like to see in ZDP-189?
Replies: 31
Views: 2965

The same knives the BG42 should have been on, with a much higher level of polish than on the military *hint* Joe L.

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