MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:49 pm

wrdwrght wrote: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.
As far as production knives go I still like S110V.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby MacLaren » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:50 pm

Oh my God, if I looked at that chart correctly, then Maxamet is an absolute power plant....
My K390 Mule 860. Maxamet1940!!
And K390 is a beast!
Can you imagine a Phil Wilson custom about .5 behind the edge in Maxamet?
Jim, am I missing anything here?
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby akaAK » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:02 am

Thanks for the test as always, Not sure why but I am on the fence about this one. May get one instead of the usual two.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby MacLaren » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:38 am

A Carpenter steel as well with only 6% Vanadium.
http://cartech.ides.com/datasheet.aspx? ... &c=techart

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Bodog » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:59 pm

MacLaren wrote:A Carpenter steel as well with only 6% Vanadium.
http://cartech.ides.com/datasheet.aspx? ... &c=techart

"The wear resistance of Micro-Melt Maxamet alloy is better than that of conventional powder metal high speed steel grades and is equivalent to AISI A11 cold work powder metal tool steel."

So concerning knives basically it's 10V at 67-68 HRC where grinding with power tools won't screw up the heat treatment unless you're blatantly careless.
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Spook410 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:07 pm

Appreciate the testing. I went back and bought a second one after considering what we're getting for $110. Not that I'll experience elevated attributes directly. It just makes the knife, and metallurgy in general, that much more interesting.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:08 pm

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Blerv » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:12 pm

Nice test Jim :D.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby The Mastiff » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:34 pm

Pretty amazing thing to get a Maxmet mule for any price really. I really never expected to see this steel in a knife I could afford.

Jim, is that hardness accurate?

Thanks,

Joe

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Ankerson » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:39 pm

The Mastiff wrote:Pretty amazing thing to get a Maxmet mule for any price really. I really never expected to see this steel in a knife I could afford.

Jim, is that hardness accurate?

Thanks,

Joe

Joe,

Taking Sal's number on this one. :)

It is hard.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby The Mastiff » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:50 pm

Thanks Jim. That's pretty amazing!

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby MAD777 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:29 am

Thank you Jim for your dedication, your patience, and your tenacity! These tests are of incredible value to the knife community.

After seeing your results, I ordered one without hesitation. When mine arrives, I will perform my own extensive test by slicing up 2 sheets of notebook paper. :D
Mule Team 24 (Maxamet), Ladybug (VG10), Native 5 LW (S110V)

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby MacLaren » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:06 am

Just got my Maxamet Mule :D

Can tell I'm gonna love it :spyder:

Big thank you to Sal and Spyderco for making this happen!
One of the very few Elite companies that could actually pull it off :spyder: :spyder: :spyder: :spyder:
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby JerryIsAlive » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:22 pm

Ankerson wrote:
wrdwrght wrote: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.
As far as production knives go I still like S110V.
May I ask why you prefer S110v? It seems your testing shows maxamet cut more than s110v. I am debating the Native in maxamet vs s110v so curious if you still favor one

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby OakTree » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:47 pm

Ankerson wrote:Sharpened it back up for the Cardboard stage.

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Which sharpening system is that?

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby 425KRS » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:55 pm

OakTree wrote:
Ankerson wrote:Sharpened it back up for the Cardboard stage.

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Which sharpening system is that?
Looks like an Edge Pro
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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby the-bunker77 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:05 pm

JerryIsAlive wrote:
Ankerson wrote:
wrdwrght wrote: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.
As far as production knives go I still like S110V.
May I ask why you prefer S110v? It seems your testing shows maxamet cut more than s110v. I am debating the Native in maxamet vs s110v so curious if you still favor one
I join in the question—deciding on buying PM2 in S110V or MAXAMET depending on how long it stays sharp and the difference in HRC between the two.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby ZMW » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:54 pm

I can't fathom how a knife can go thru 4K ft of cardboard and still slice newspaper...

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby feralcomprehension » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:27 am

the-bunker77 wrote:
JerryIsAlive wrote:
Ankerson wrote:
wrdwrght wrote: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.
As far as production knives go I still like S110V.
May I ask why you prefer S110v? It seems your testing shows maxamet cut more than s110v. I am debating the Native in maxamet vs s110v so curious if you still favor one
I join in the question—deciding on buying PM2 in S110V or MAXAMET depending on how long it stays sharp and the difference in HRC between the two.
Me too; Para3.

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Re: MT-24 MAXAMET Review and Testing

Postby Cheygriz » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:37 pm

Thanks, JIm.

Would I be correct in assuming that the new Manix 2 in Maxamet will be the same hardness and temper?


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