Testing H1 rust resistance

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Postby me2 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:26 pm

My most miserable burn was somehow on the tops of my feet. Not severe, but no way around touching/irritating it.

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Postby Donut » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:29 pm

Blerv wrote:The corrosion that frequently appears on the "1" as I understand is carbon traces from previous steels that are cut or from the etching tool itself. Forgot the exact answer but its not rusting H1 nonetheless.
Yeah, what I read that was in the early batches... they would go from one steel to the next without cleaning the machines. So you'd have some of the other steels on the outside of the H1 blade that would rust.


Maybe 6 or 8 months ago, there were some professional divers on here that mentioned that with prolonged use the spring fails on the salt series knives. I think they say that they dive regularly with the knife and after 2 years they have to get another one. I've been paying attention and I haven't seen anyone say what material they use for the spring. I don't know if H1 or Titanium would be an option for the spring.
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Postby Zenith » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:41 pm

Some of the best testing I remember:

Salt Fog Chamber:

http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... osion-test

Wish MacTech left the images up. They were awesome!

and the Chlorine test:
http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... t=chlorine
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Postby dialex » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:34 pm

Glad to hear you had a great time and the knives performed as intended. However, next time send ME with the knives at the seaside and avoid sunburns ;)
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Postby Dodge » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:57 pm

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Postby Evil D » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:25 pm

Well tonight my Tasman was set free to the great Atlantic ocean. It somehow came unclipped from my shorts and is long gone. Hopefully someday some lucky soul will have it wash up on shore to them and they will be blessed with a good knife.
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Postby Tim_McD » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:53 pm

Evil D wrote:Well tonight my Tasman was set free to the great Atlantic ocean. It somehow came unclipped from my shorts and is long gone. Hopefully someday some lucky soul will have it wash up on shore to them and they will be blessed with a good knife.
That is tragic!

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:16 pm

Evil D wrote:Well tonight my Tasman was set free to the great Atlantic ocean. It somehow came unclipped from my shorts and is long gone. Hopefully someday some lucky soul will have it wash up on shore to them and they will be blessed with a good knife.
David, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I can relate, the wife still talks about the Timascus ring that she purchased me for our anniversary that is somewhere in the Atlantic right now. I felt it come off my finger in 3 feet of water and the under-toe had it in less than a second and a half. I still feel sick thinking a few hundred dollars are floating around out there now.
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Postby Stitch » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:18 am

Evil D wrote:Well tonight my Tasman was set free to the great Atlantic ocean. It somehow came unclipped from my shorts and is long gone. Hopefully someday some lucky soul will have it wash up on shore to them and they will be blessed with a good knife.
Knife lovers everywhere cringe when they hear this.
I feel your loss.

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Postby Evil D » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:24 am

It certainly does suck but in a way I find some comfort knowing that if someone does find it they should have a perfectly usable knife that hasn't rusted. Then maybe they'll be amazed that it isn't rusty and it could start them along into this hobby we all enjoy. I just hope it stays shut and nobody steps on it!
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Postby endgame » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:43 am

I'm in Jersey on the Atlantic evil d maybe it will wash up by me when I go bassin

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Postby araneae » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:14 am

Sad news indeed.
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Postby Evil D » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:24 am

endgame wrote:I'm in Jersey on the Atlantic evil d maybe it will wash up by me when I go bassin
Anything is possible I guess. Some guys just found $15k worth in old gold coins right up the beach from us.
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Postby mattman » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:52 am

Sorry to hear this, David!

Don't let it bother the rest of your vacation.

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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:22 pm

Evil D wrote:Well tonight my Tasman was set free to the great Atlantic ocean. It somehow came unclipped from my shorts and is long gone. Hopefully someday some lucky soul will have it wash up on shore to them and they will be blessed with a good knife.
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Postby HtR » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:32 pm

Oh man. That's a bummer about the lost Tasman.

Thanks for doing the review, David.

I just ordered a Pacific Salt.

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Postby Spyder-fan » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:12 pm

I noticed rust on my Pacific Salt the other day. First time it has shown any rust in the last couple of years.
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Postby mattman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:22 pm

Did you sharpen it recently?

I'm wondering if that is cross-contamination from your sharpening equipment??

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Postby Spyder-fan » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:33 pm

mattman wrote:Did you sharpen it recently?

I'm wondering if that is cross-contamination from your sharpening equipment??
I usually wipe the edge clean after sharpening and I haven't sharpened it in awhile. I originally thought the same thing must of caused it. I've cleaned off the rust and if there were any metal particles on the edge they're gone now. I'm interested to see if it happens again.

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Postby Evil D » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:18 pm

Yeah that's strange. I spent several days in and out of the ocean and didn't see a speck of rust on either of the 3 H1 knives we had with us. I don't know if I mentioned it before but we also had my H1 Ladybug and my GF's H1 Dragonfly on us too.
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