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South Fork Performance Test.

Postby Ankerson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:09 am

Finished up the performance testing this morning. This was my full battery of testing, that's 3 stages, rope, cardboard and wood. The edge was reprofiled to 30 degrees inclusive (15 degrees per side) and finished with the 400 grit Congress Silicon Carbide stone.

Specs:

OAL - 9.5"
Blade length - 4 7/8"
Handle - 4 3/4"
Blade thickness - .120"
Thickness behind the edge - .020.
Weight - 5.4 oz
Blade Steel - CPM S90V
Handle Material - G10

1st up was the 5/8" Manila Rope, made 500 slicing cuts through the Manila rope and it would still slice printer paper clean and the edge still had good bite. Manila rope is very hard on edges and abrasive, but the edge held up very well.


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2nd was the Cardboard, the knife was sharpened before this stage after the rope to clean up the edge from the rope cutting. It would still cut printer paper easy and clean after this stage. As you can see I cut a lot of cardboard here.

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3rd stage was wood cutting, I made thick and thin cuts out of the wood to check the edge, it held up great with no chipping or rolling. The knife wasn't sharpened before this stage, went directly from the cardboard to the wood.


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Conclusion:

The Spyderco South Fork performed extremely well throughout the testing process, was very comfortable in hand with no hot spots that I noticed in use even under hard cutting. Edge retention was fantastic as Spyderco got the HT of the CPM S90V spot on here so it really performed big time.

Sal, Eric and Phil Wilson should be very happy with this model.

Jim

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:17 am

Awesome! Thanks for posting thi Jim. You are the human CATRA machine. :D

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Postby razorsharp » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:19 am

Thanks for the testing Jim, it looks like i 'need' one in the future :)

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Postby Ankerson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:41 am

Thanks guys. :)

I really put it to this knife and it held up and performed extremely well. :)

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Postby MCM » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:52 am

Ankerson wrote:Thanks guys. :)

I really put it to this knife and it held up and performed extremely well. :)
Great job as usual!

Just waiting for my dealer to get 'em in.
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Postby sal » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:44 am

Thanx much Jim, and Phil.

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Postby Ankerson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:50 am

sal wrote:Thanx much Jim, and Phil.

sal
Hi Sal,

Thank you for making this model a reality and bringing this Phil Wilson / Spyderco Collaboration to market. :)

Jim

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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:07 am

That's outstanding! Great work

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Postby sal » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:24 am

Ankerson wrote:Hi Sal,
Thank you for making this model a reality and bringing this Phil Wilson / Spyderco Collaboration to market. :)
Jim
You were certainly instrumental in making that happen.

sal

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Postby Ankerson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:26 am

sal wrote:You were certainly instrumental in making that happen.

sal

Hi Sal,

I was just happy to have a small part in it and watching it develop. :)

Jim

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Postby Popsickle » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:41 pm

looks good! any ideas when these will hit stores?

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Postby Cliff Stamp » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:57 pm

Where would ATS-34 in the approximately same geometry fall?

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:20 pm

Cliff Stamp wrote:Where would ATS-34 in the approximately same geometry fall?
Interesting question. I'm curious as well.

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Postby jtoler_9 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:59 pm

Popsickle wrote:looks good! any ideas when these will hit stores?
I picked one up at SFO today and from what I hear they should start showing up next week.

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Postby Blerv » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:51 pm

Hey Jim. How does that or the custom do for food prep? Trying to justify something I shouldn't be :P.
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Postby rodloos » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:50 pm

Popsickle wrote:looks good! any ideas when these will hit stores?
CS had them in stock last night, I assume they haven't sold out yet.

And yes, Ankerson's posts some time back about his Phil Wilson customs and this upcoming model certainly helped stir my interest in this knife and convince me to pre-order it.
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Postby AKWolf » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:41 am

Thanks for the tip ^^^^^ just picked one up from CS.
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Postby Ankerson » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:20 am

Blerv wrote:Hey Jim. How does that or the custom do for food prep? Trying to justify something I shouldn't be :P.
Haven't used it yet for that, but I will soon enough. :D

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Postby Popsickle » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:24 am

just snagged one from CS

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Postby razorsharp » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:29 am

Popsickle wrote:just snagged one from CS
youre terrible Josh XD


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