I'm with you on that. I wonder if we'll see S35VN on any of the harder use knives, because it is a tougher steel than S30V.bh49 wrote:+1
I remember talks about sprint of C95 with improved lock like on Natives. I hope for the blade to be 4mm thick.
I could almost just say "ditto" to this. Mine was relatively dull out of the box but sharpened up surprisingly quickly on the Sharpmaker. Fit and finish on mine are excellent. It doesn't open as smoothly as my standard Native 5, but I have a feeling that this will go away in time as the tang of the blade smooths out the lockbar with each open and close.jabba359 wrote:I was impressed at how loudly the lock clicks into place. Very reassuring, as it sounds extremely solid. Mine has no blade play that I can discern and seems smooth enough. As some others have also noted, this one didn't come quite as sharp as it could have (though I have received much duller Spydercos before). Mine wouldn't push cut newspaper, instead sort of slicing, sort of tearing. After a quick couple minutes on my Sharpmaker, however, and it became shaving sharp and has no problem now with push cuts through newspaper. I was surprised at how easy it was to put on a nice sharp 40° micro bevel on S110V.
OK, so what exactly would you recommend to get the factory edge sharper without re-profiling the edge?dsmegst wrote:The edge on mine couldn't shave hair out of the box. One of the rare few that's ever come from Spyderco that way. Not that I ever keep the stock edge anyway but otherwise perfect.
That would be an incredible beast of a knife!Donut wrote:I believe there was mention of redo-ing the original Manix with these tweaks.
This is pretty much what I did, 50 passes on the corners then flats of the medium stone, then 30 passes on corners then flats of fine (all at 40°). I don't have the ultra-fine, but am happy with how my edge came out.ricechrispy wrote:I'm by no means an expert, but is what I did with good results:
50 passes on corners and then flats of medium, fine, and then ultrafine. I understand you don't have the ultrafine rods, but I don't think you'll be missing much without that step. My knife was much sharper after going through the medium and then fine rods. I didn't really notice an improvement from fine to ultrafine. This was all on the 40 degree setting.