MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

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MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:19 am

Got the opportunity to test the MAXAMET Mule Team.

Tested on 5/8" Manila Rope, cardboard, wood, power cord and HD Zip Ties.

Edge Geometry is 15 Degrees per side and sharpened to 400 grit for testing (40 Micron)

A few Out of the box pictures:

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Rope Testing, made slicing cuts until 20 LBS of downforce was reached. Made 1940 cuts and knife would slice printer paper after, very aggressive cutting on rope.

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Sharpened it back up for the Cardboard stage.

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Cut 4,000 Linear Ft of Cardboard, would slice newspaper after cutting.

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Wood Cutting to check edge strength.

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Cut Power Cord to test edge strength.

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Cut HD 175# Zip Tie to test edge strength and durability.

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Impressions


Interesting steel overall, I think Spyderco did a good job with it, very aggressive cutter on rope. Reprofiling and sharpening was straight forward, I use 320 grit Silicon Carbide to reprofile and 400 grit Silicon Carbide to finish. Takes a nice edge and gets very sharp.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Bloke » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:52 am

Ankerson,
Thanks a big mob! I admire your tenacity and am extremely grateful for it. After seeing your review of RWL34 I was looking forward to this. I don't own a MT Blade yet, but I'll rectify that directly. Thanks again!
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:54 am

Bloke wrote:Ankerson,
Thanks a big mob! I admire your tenacity and am extremely grateful for it. After seeing your review of RWL34 I was looking forward to this. I don't own a MT Blade yet, but I'll rectify that directly. Thanks again!

Thanks, it's an interesting steel. :)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby tvenuto » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:55 am

Whyyyy? I really can not afford this right now. But if I miss out I'll be kicking myself down the road.

Thanks for the testing Ankerson. I'm personally glad to see that there weren't any major edge stability issues.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:57 am

tvenuto wrote:Whyyyy? I really can not afford this right now. But if I miss out I'll be kicking myself down the road.

Thanks for the testing Ankerson. I'm personally glad to see that there weren't any major edge stability issues.

Didn't really notice anything major going on with the edge so that's good. :)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Johnnie1801 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:49 am

Thanks Jim, this looks very impressive for a production knife, I saw on your BF thread it came 4th on your list behind custom knives by Phil Wilson and Big Chris :eek: :D
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Postby Doc Dan » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:02 am

Thanks Jim!
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:04 am

Johnnie1801 wrote:Thanks Jim, this looks very impressive for a production knife, I saw on your BF thread it came 4th on your list behind custom knives by Phil Wilson and Big Chris :eek: :D

Yeah, it's aggressive. :cool:

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby abbazaba » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:05 am

Thank you for another great test!

Looks like a contender with a catchy name to boot.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Xplorer » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:14 am

Ankerson wrote: Thanks, it's an interesting steel. :)
Thank you for doing this testing Ankerson!

Is there an available summary of the knives you've tested? I'd like to see where this one fits in with the others if possible. :)
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:30 am

Jim, thanks for the test. I am glad you included the durability testing of the edge. I was wondering about that. It looks as though it performed very well. I picked one up today and can't wait to play with it.
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:52 am

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Ankerson wrote: Thanks, it's an interesting steel. :)
Thank you for doing this testing Ankerson!

Is there an available summary of the knives you've tested? I'd like to see where this one fits in with the others if possible. :)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby El Gato » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:21 am

Thanks for another informative testing Jim. Looks like I'm going to have fun with this one.
And thank you Sal and Spyderco for the Mule Team #24.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Xplorer » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:50 am

Thank you for the link Jim. Your work testing knives is a valuable resource and I appreciate the opportunity to benefit from your effort.

Thank you! :)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:59 am

Jim, in your opinion, what other steel(s) would most closely compare to Maxamet in terms of edge retention, strength, and durability?

Thanks for the detailed review and pictures. It certainly makes my wallet sad, you know. ;)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby ZMW » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Awesome review, thanks Jim!

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby ZMW » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:45 pm

Jim, Was sharpening Maxamet similar to S110v - more or less? For an average skill set on a sharpmaker is that something I can handle? (I assume diamond or CBN rods are a must)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:24 pm

Jim, I believe you're on record as liking S110V the most among Spyderco's production knives. Do you foresee Maxamet taking its place?

Your test has certainly piqued my interest. Thanks for the report.
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Tdog » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:30 pm

Jim, the time you spend doing these tests is really appreciated. :spyder:

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:48 pm

ZMW wrote:Jim, Was sharpening Maxamet similar to S110v - more or less? For an average skill set on a sharpmaker is that something I can handle? (I assume diamond or CBN rods are a must)

I didn't think it was all that bad, reprofiling might take some time on a SM though. :D

About the same as S110V.


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