MT15P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring CTS B75P

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MT15P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring CTS B75P

Postby TazKristi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:25 pm

MT15P will be available for sale on Friday, 14-Sep at 0900 MDT

All sales will be handled by the Spyderco Factory Outlet store online at http://www.spyderco.com.

Maximum Purchase Allowed: 2 (This is a limited run of less than 400 pieces.)

Cost: $ 74.95 each

Domestic Shipping: Standard Shipping rates apply.

International Shipping:
International shipments will be sent out according to our International Shipping Schedule:
Shopping Cart Total: $0-$99 - Shipping/Handling Charge $25
Shopping Cart Total: $100-$399 - Shipping/Handling Charge $35
Shopping Cart Total: $400 and higher - Shipping/Handling Charge $50

International shipments will be via USPS International Priority Mail. Please be aware, we will have limited tracking capabilities. Tracking once it leaves the US is dependent upon the postal services outside the US and their ability to provide it. However, this will completely eliminate UPS Brokerage Fees.

About CTS B75P:
CTS B75P is a powdered steel produced by Carpenter Steel of Reading, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Carpenter’s CTS B75P is comparable in elemental composition to BG42 blade steel but is produced using a powdered steel manufacturing process rather cast steel construction. Powdered steel manufacturing renders the ingredients and carbides making up the steel’s structure, more consistent in grain size to each other and homogenize the steel. For the knife user this translates into a high-performance knife steel with exceptional wear and corrosion resistance and long term edge retention. CTS B75P’s hard vanadium carbides further augment its wear resistance and edge retention making it the new knife steel that production knife companies and custom knifemakers are excited to use.

Carbon (C) - 1.10 Chromium (Cr) - 14.50 Cobalt (Co) - --
Niobium (Nb) - -- Copper (Cu) - -- Manganese (Mn) - 0.50
Molybdenum (Mo) - 4.00 Nickel (Ni) - -- Nitrogen (N) - --
Phosphorus (P) - -- Silicon (Si) - 0.30 Sulphur (S) - --
Tungsten (W) - -- Vanadium (V) - 1.20

What is the Mule Team:

For those of you unfamiliar with our Mule Team Project, it is unique to Spyderco. In-house we call knife samples designed and built for testing and evaluation Mules. We know a healthy percentage of knife users are interested in different blade steels and their performance abilities. Running with that, we released an ongoing Mule Team Project. Several times per year we unveil the same single-piece fixed blade patterned knife in a different and exotic blade steel. This lets steel-obsessed knife knuts test, try and use something normally not offered to the industry. Product runs are typically limited to 600 – 1000 pieces of each steel type depending on foundry requirements.

Mule Blades are leaf-shaped with a sharpened and finished PlainEdge blade but with an unfinished handle providing a do-it-yourself opportunity. The unfinished handle has a series of holes for attaching custom handle scales or for wrapping with para-cord. Each piece is sold without handle scales or a carry sheath focusing the project on the blade steel. This opens endless creative possibilities for the owner to design their own handle scale and carry options.
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Postby Donut » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:29 pm

Finally got it. That's interesting.
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Postby GTPowers » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:33 pm

Nice! Now...to convince the wife...

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Postby jtoler_9 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:42 pm

Glad it's here. Love surprises. Thought it was 204P

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Postby Drkknight614 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:45 pm

Can anyone say what other steels this compares to? Like where is it compared to Spydercos other production steels, like vg10, s30v etc?

Oh wait, maybe it doesn't matter. Does Spyderco ship any kinds of knives to NYS anymore?
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Postby Slvr01Stang » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:14 pm

Drkknight614 wrote:Can anyone say what other steels this compares to? Like where is it compared to Spydercos other production steels, like vg10, s30v etc?

Oh wait, maybe it doesn't matter. Does Spyderco ship any kinds of knives to NYS anymore?
I don't think they ship folding knives but fixed blades they do. I ordered the elmax mule and didnt have a problem. I'm from Long Island, New York

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Postby Sequimite » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:56 pm

The original post state that it is the Carpenter version of BG-42.
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Postby farns » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:04 pm

jtoler_9 wrote:Glad it's here. Love surprises. Thought it was 204P
I was wondering the same thing. But I did notice it said MT15P so maybe there will still be a MT14P with 204P. I am newer so maybe someone with better knowledge might know if we should expect a MT14P later as well or the MT14P will be skipped.

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Postby phaust » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:30 pm

farns wrote:I was wondering the same thing. But I did notice it said MT15P so maybe there will still be a MT14P with 204P. I am newer so maybe someone with better knowledge might know if we should expect a MT14P later as well or the MT14P will be skipped.
I don't think one has been skipped before, could be wrong, but Sal already stated in another thread it's only because their first batch had a problem, so it's delayed: http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... us-of-204P

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Postby phillipsted » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:05 pm

Oh, boy! I'm excited to get a new Mule on the bench!

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:38 pm

Very tempted...though the shipping is killer.
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:15 pm

I'm really looking forward to this new steel. I have been saving my pennies.
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:15 pm

I'm really looking forward to this new steel. I have been saving my pennies.
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Postby jabba359 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:12 am

phaust wrote:I don't think one has been skipped before, could be wrong, but Sal already stated in another thread it's only because their first batch had a problem, so it's delayed: http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... us-of-204P
Not the first time they skipped. IIRC, MT10 came out before 7, 8 and 9.
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Postby The Mastiff » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:34 am

Should be worth the wait. An improvement on one of my favorites. :)

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Postby pdptrow » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:07 am

Drkknight614 wrote:Can anyone say what other steels this compares to? Like where is it compared to Spydercos other production steels, like vg10, s30v etc?

Oh wait, maybe it doesn't matter. Does Spyderco ship any kinds of knives to NYS anymore?
They do ship mules and fixed blades to NY, though MT11 was a little while ago.
Hmm, what sprints can we look forward to with this Manix 2, Military?
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Postby The Mastiff » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:49 am

Hmm, what sprints can we look forward to with this Manix 2, Military?
I'll take any they make that isn't in the above $200 range. It's not that I'm saying what it's worth or not worth , just that it's a very difficult year for me with the end of it being the worse. I must sell knives to buy knives, no exception to the rules. BG42 has always been one of my favorites and I'm expecting great performance from this so I'm going to do what I have to selling wise to get this steel that I've waited on since it was announced.

Man, a P2 would be about perfect in this one. A stainless, high speed powder process stainless bearing steel ( BG42 is the stainless version of M50http://www.latrobesteel.com/assets/docu ... ts/M50.pdf, a high speed, high wear bearing steel). BG42 http://www.latrobesteel.com/assets/docu ... %BDx11.pdfIt's a mouthful to say but you can shorten it to "high performance matter separating tool". Or, conversely, one can state" I gotta have one!!".

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Postby sal » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:10 am

We don't know where the future of this steel will go. It was an experimental steel originally developed by Carpenter's metallurgists. We'd like all of the fedback we can get from users.

Thought I'd throw in a few "Plugs". While some of the Mule Team owners produce beautiful handles, some cannot or choose not to make their own handles. Scales for Mules are being commercially produced by Haplern Titanium in a variety of materials and styles. Nicely made.

Kydex/Boltaron sheaths are being commerically produced by SheathPro (sheathpro@aol.com). Chris also has all of Halpern's handles so she can make sheaths for those without your having to send your knives to her. SheathPro makes all of Spyderco's Boltaron sheaths.

I received, as a gift, an exceptional leather sheath made by a "Western European" that I use often for any of my mule teams. I don't know if he can/will prouce more of them, so I'll let him commment if he cares to.

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Postby Ankerson » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:42 am

Looking at the alloy content it should compare well to BG-42 so depending on HT and the tempering process it should really show well in use. :)

Hopefully we will see a folder in this steel if things go well.


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