Y u no cpm-m4?

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Y u no cpm-m4?

Postby Strong-Dog » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:47 pm

Seriously, this is my favorite steel...it seems like a lot of other people enjoy it too...Sal please use it more often. Tough, will hold a ridiculous edge for a ridiculous amount of time, also gets soo sharp and sharpens up easily. I love my Gayle Bradely, but this steel puts it over the top. If you love CPM-M4, post your experience with it here. If you hate it, post that here too.
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Postby jtoler_9 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:12 am

The Gayle Bradley is an awesome folder. No doubt about it. I don't have much experience with M4 outside the GB. I gravitate more to stainless blades. I think I would take M390 over M4 most days.

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:36 am

I have both the Air and the Bradley folder and I love M4. I certainly wish that I had more...there are a few places I'd like to see it.

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Full G10 Military. (rather than the framelock sprint)

I've used my Bradley folder a lot and it has patina'd nicely...I then buffed it off and it has re-patina'd and I just love the look of it. I use it for a food knife and a whittler and an EDC...I love it. But yeah....more more more please!!!!
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Postby Joshua J. » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:39 am

Stainless sells more.
As much as we love the performance there are a lot of people who will avoid it because of rust.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:42 am

Well bollocks to them!! I want more M4!! (joking....mostly...sort of...) :D
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Postby ABX2011 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:00 am

Yeah my M4 Bradley takes a really nice edge and I'd love to see more knives with the steel. I prefer it to M390.

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Postby Holland » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:57 am

My favourite steel! Would love to see more offered in it
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Postby senorsquare » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:03 am

Love the GB. Still waiting on an M4 Para 2.

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Postby Donut » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:00 am

I love CPM-M4. Not sure what other knives it would be nice on.
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Postby wrdwrght » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 am

Golden produced the M4 Manix2 in my pocket, so why not an M4 PM2 and/or an M4 Native5?

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Postby Strong-Dog » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:26 am

wrdwrght wrote:Golden produced the M4 Manix2 in my pocket, so why not an M4 PM2 and/or an M4 Native5?
So jealous of that manix...
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Postby Syncharmony » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:41 am

Is the title of this thread a play off of some meme or just poor grammar?

Anyway, more M4 please, I agree. A M4 Southard would be awesome!
Current EDC rotation: Southard, Paramilitary 2, Sage 1, G10 DF2, Techno

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Postby Cliff Stamp » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:42 am

When the internet was a much smaller place and discussions would often be more frank, it was suggested on Benchmades forum that they use more M2 (late nineties). Benchmade agreed that the steel was in fact more optimal in a lot of ways that the stainless they were using however the cost of marketing / service on the non-stainless was so prohibitive that it made them stop using it. You have to realize that not everyone will realize M4 isn't a stainless and when it rusts all they will think it something like "cheap (foreign) steel!" .

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Postby senorsquare » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:47 am

Cliff Stamp wrote:When the internet was a much smaller place and discussions would often be more frank, it was suggested on Benchmades forum that they use more M2 (late nineties). Benchmade agreed that the steel was in fact more optimal in a lot of ways that the stainless they were using however the cost of marketing / service on the non-stainless was so prohibitive that it made them stop using it. You have to realize that not everyone will realize M4 isn't a stainless and when it rusts all they will think it something like "cheap (foreign) steel!" .
This is sadly true and those folks won't buy anymore of those "crappy spydercos with their rusty steels."
Syncharmony wrote:...A M4 Southard would be awesome!
That is an understatement Sync.

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Postby fanglekai » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:32 am

Cliff Stamp wrote:When the internet was a much smaller place and discussions would often be more frank, it was suggested on Benchmades forum that they use more M2 (late nineties). Benchmade agreed that the steel was in fact more optimal in a lot of ways that the stainless they were using however the cost of marketing / service on the non-stainless was so prohibitive that it made them stop using it. You have to realize that not everyone will realize M4 isn't a stainless and when it rusts all they will think it something like "cheap (foreign) steel!" .
Cliff, I don't know if you read reviews on Amazon but your assessment is spot on. People in general associate low corrosion resistance with cheap/inferior steel. Even on the reviews for the Gayle Bradley this is the case. Trying to correct this misconception is difficult. People believe the marketing nonsense that forged steel is better than stamped and heavy German knives are the end all be all. Tv chefs regurgitate marketing bullet points and this promotes more ignorance. They promote poor knife skills like scraping the edge on the cutting board and leaving their knife dirty. People have lost touch with carbon steel and basic knife care.

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:34 am

I could get excited about a G-10 Native 5 sprint in CPM-M4. It would make an excellent regrind candidate in my opinion.
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Postby Strong-Dog » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:40 am

Syncharmony wrote:Is the title of this thread a play off of some meme or just poor grammar?

Anyway, more M4 please, I agree. A M4 Southard would be awesome!
It is a play off of a meme :D
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Postby Blerv » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:58 am

It's not the same but Spyderco is in the process of releasing 6 sprints of Super Blue. For those who like carbon steel it's a shoppers paradise. Otherwise having the Bradley Folder and Air as normal production is pretty awesome. Many makers do M4 only for limited editions and charge you the moon for it.
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Postby Evil D » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:10 pm

I'm all for it. I would even be in for a laminate version to help with corrosion.

Also while I love a good meme, it's best to name threads more legible, especially for future search reasons.
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Postby Screwdriver » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:26 pm

I have more blades in carbon than I do stainless....just a little common sense and you will not have an issue with rust. I would love an M4 PM2 or Endura.
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