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by The Mastiff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2405

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

People do seem to overthink and overcomplicate sharpening quite a bit though making things leaps and bounds harder than they really need to be.
Man, that is a lot of truth Jim! Not just sharpening either. :)
by The Mastiff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Kbuzbee
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Happy Birthday Kbuzbee

Ken is another one that is missed here, you are correct Joe. Happy birthday Ken wherever you are.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2405

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

Back when S30V was new and supposed to be chippy on the edge I had one S30V knife that did micro chip. There were places where it looked like the carbides were tearing out. I wanted to rule out sharpening issues being the cause and found out in my case sharpening was exactly the cause. I had been us...
by The Mastiff
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2405

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

There is an image of carbide pullout in this article: Yes sir, that is an article I kept on my PC and refer back to now and again. The carbide tear out issue is not new and fairly well understood to an extent but I'm not going to get behind the common knowledge that all high carbide steel " loses h...
by The Mastiff
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp
Replies: 49
Views: 2405

Re: ‘Carbides in Maxamet’ article in the Scienceofsharp

Larger carbides are more likely to fracture or separate from the matrix from applied stress. The article provides some fun images for sure. I wouldn't say that it shows that carbides do not "tear out" however. The images are showing the carbides that didn't fall out, obviously. He is more demonstra...
by The Mastiff
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 4904

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

There is no misunderstanding on my part. I prefer plain edge blades for 99.5% of what I need knives for. I can tailor the edge and steel to do whatever I need but mostly a plain edge at 800 grit does everything. My first Spyderco was a PE Endura and it's still going strong but it mostly sits in a bo...
by The Mastiff
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: List of available knife steels not yet used by Spyderco for sales
Replies: 37
Views: 1883

Re: List of available knife steels not yet used by Spyderco for sales

YSS Hap 5r
YXR7
YSS HAP 72

Looking back over the YSS catalog I'm once again impressed Spyderco ran the Hap 40 high speed steel. It's still one of my favorite Enduras and therefore one of my most carried knives. It remains good stuff. Spyderco has been very good to us!

Joe
by The Mastiff
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Steel – Crucible S45VN
Replies: 50
Views: 5419

Re: New Steel – Crucible S45VN

Larrin, thanks for getting this stuff to us as quickly as you did. As usual you cover the questions about performance we like to ask. After thinking about it other than the sexiness of it being a new steel it seems to not really break any new grounds nor is it really filling any needs not already be...
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The big Unplug
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

Re: The big Unplug

Fires themselves are pretty natural and really don't have anything to do with climate change. They are gonna happen now and then. Stopping and preventing them for a century has brought us to where we are now in some places. If you want a nice house in a fire prone area then either build it fireproof...
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 325
Views: 18549

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

That long scene in Old Boy made me tired and sore just watching it. I was glad it wasn't me even doing the acting. :)
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday TazKristi
Replies: 26
Views: 1712

Re: Happy Birthday TazKristi

Happy birthday Kristi. Have a safe, healthy and happy upcoming year.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??
Replies: 99
Views: 4015

Re: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??

I suppose I'm the only one who sees the irony of decrying computers....from a computer. Sorry Vivi, our culture no longer does irony or even hypocrisy. Look around to the news, politics and good old Hollywood for examples on that. I'm another one that got a computer in the 97-98 range and my first ...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1398

Re: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?

One thing, Renaissance wax is great for long term storage of non stainless blades. You apply just a little and buff it in. It dries hard. Museums use it. Very good stuff. Yep. Make sure it has no salts or corrosive stuff, lube the pivot and wax the blade. I regularly store non coated carbon steel k...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are Natural Sharpening Stones Totally Obsolete?
Replies: 13
Views: 963

Re: Are Natural Sharpening Stones Totally Obsolete?

Joe, I was thinking about your question. I suppose in my case they would seem obsolete only because I never use them any more. The synthetic corobondunum-um(?) stones as well as diamonds are so available and work so darn well. If I had to I could go back but I just have had no reason to. I use garne...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New member greetings..
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: New member greetings..

Welcome Graham.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "The Mastiff"
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Happy Birthday "The Mastiff"

Thanks everyone. Another year with you folks here. This site and you guys have been a consistent part of my life for more than 15 years now. Hopefully it will be another 15 years here for us.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?
Replies: 58
Views: 2608

Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Which Spyderco do you like best for prying with the tip???
Whichever one you want to break.
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 56
Views: 3447

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

I've had 440C knives that sounded like I was trying to cut low grit sandpaper when sharpening on diamond plates. It's about the only steel I don't care for. The overall use of many different steels labeled as 440C really hasn't helped my feelings about it either. VG 10 is a great steel in comparison...
by The Mastiff
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: Patina question.

Rust and patina are not one and the same thing. Rust pitts and flakes off exposing fresh steel which is what makes it so destructive. Patina is more like staining. It doesn't pit the steel, and it doesn't flake off. Gun bluing is essentially applying a patina is it not? I don't think anyone would c...
by The Mastiff
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Patina question.
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: Patina question.

under the thick protective coating a hand print had etched into the steel and required grinding of the surface to clean off.
I had that happen to me with an expensive custom knife in Rex 20 ( M62). It was a thumbprint and was permanent by the time it got to me.

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