I declare ZDP the best blade steel for cutting gift wrapping paper

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I declare ZDP the best blade steel for cutting gift wrapping paper

Postby tonydahose » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:42 pm

I just spent about 4 hours wrapping all of the gifts that we bought. I tried VG10, S30V and ZDP. It wasnt that many variables in steel but ZDP came out the winner. It was in CF Caly 3". It is much more enjoyable using a :spyder: than scissors IMO. I will be bringing this knife to all the parties as well, it is classy and cuts like a laser :D .
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Postby Holland » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:10 pm

interesting way to test steel :D
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Postby Rwb1500 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:29 pm

I used BD1, and it did a fantastic job. I think it takes an incredibly keen edge, but looses it quickly. With wrapping paper you don't need a whole lot of edge retention though.

I still have a few to wrap, I'll try some other options.

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Postby Sithus1966 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:08 pm

Next test is the best for opening those bloody plastic clam packs that kids toys come in.
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Postby .357 mag » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:18 pm

VG-10 rocked it here. Big chunky Superleaf too.

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Postby senorsquare » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:52 am

I'll let y'all know how the M390 works out tomorrow.

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Postby jabba359 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:12 am

I'm out of town and didn't want to check an expensive knife in my luggage, so I only brought my Pingo in N690Co. Somehow I think it's more than up to the task of cutting anything the Christmas wrapping paper may throw at it. If not, my brother-in-law has a CE Tenacious, my sister a purple Delica, and my mother a pink Squeak (all gifted by me on other occasions), so I think we're pretty well covered. :D
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Postby dbcad » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:04 am

ZDP is really neat stuff :D It seems the be a precursor to many of the high carbon powdered metal "steels" becoming available now. Spyderco seems to be one of the only producers that consistently use it ;)
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Postby razorsharp » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:14 am

I did my wrapping with a para at 0.007 behind the edge at 10 dps, or with my new böker curtiss Nano over the last week, para kicked it's ***. As. You would know :D
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Postby kbuzbee » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:01 am

Sorry Tony, I declare M4 the winner ;)
Sithus1966 wrote:Next test is the best for opening those bloody plastic clam packs that kids toys come in.
Used my Air for 6 hours of wrapping, including a dozen of those things (stocking stuffers for the grandkids) Really worked great. I've used ZDP in the past and I really think the Air did a better job. It'll be with me tomorrow as well.

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Postby The Mastiff » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:17 am

Comon guys, just admit that Cruwear is the best!

Grrrrrrrr!


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Postby kbuzbee » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:47 am

The Mastiff wrote:Comon guys, just admit that Cruwear is the best!

Grrrrrrrr!


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You could be right, Joe. I haven't tried it.... One day I will, I'm sure.

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Postby Jazz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:32 am

Sithus1966 wrote:Next test is the best for opening those bloody plastic clam packs that kids toys come in.
Cricket - not sure what steel, but that's where the Cricket shines.

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby Donut » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:47 am

Cruwear is the best, but I don't have any yet.

I've used H1 (Dragonfly), ZDP (Dragonfly), and S30V (UKPK) in the past and for some reason, they all seem to lose the push cutting fairly quick.

I wanted to try a coarser edge and try using slicing cuts, it will probably make a pretty big difference.
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Postby Domanfp » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:57 am

Superblue wins hands down
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Postby kbuzbee » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:43 am

Domanfp wrote:Superblue wins hands down
Super blue is my second favorite (of what I've tried). It takes a screaming edge but doesn't hold it nearly as long as M4, in my experience.

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Postby JLS » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:28 am

Jazz wrote:Cricket - not sure what steel, but that's where the Cricket shines.

- best wishes, Jazz.
I second this motion! Cricket is the best thing I've ever found for blister packs. Just pierce with the tip and pull. Cut 3 sides and fold back on the fourth.

I've been happy with a number of steels for Christmas duty, but will probably go with my standard M4 Military. I might add a SS Kiwi to the mix for little stuff and my Cricket is always holding my spare keys, ready to tear into blister packs.

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Postby The Mastiff » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:42 am

Yes, merry Christmas , and thanks again to Sal and the Spyderco crew for giving us all these high performance steels to enjoy. :)

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Postby Pneumothorax » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:11 pm

I am going to have to go with CPMS30V. Not because I did any sophisticated test like Tony, but just because I had my UKPK in my pocket when I started wrapping...when is it not more fun to use a Spyderco instead scissors!!
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Postby jackknifeh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Sithus1966 wrote:Next test is the best for opening those bloody plastic clam packs that kids toys come in.
Use the blade with the lowes edge angle. With a sharp edge they (all Spydercos) will get the toys out so the kid will get to play with it as soon as possible. Those packs are a great test for sharpness and edge angle on EDC knives I believe. They have proven to be difficult to get into. :)


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