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CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:35 pm

This has been a long time waiting for the Military in S110V to come out.

Got it last week and been working on testing it on 5/8" Manila rope, cardboard, Zip Ties, Wood, and Power Cord.

Reprofiled to 15 Degrees per side and sharpened to 400 grit silicon carbide finish (40 Micron).

1st up is the rope, cut 5/8" manila rope until 20 lbs of downforce was reached making draw cuts. It made 1,080 cuts with no edge damage and would slice phone book paper after testing.



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Sharpened the knife back up after the rope stage.

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Next up was cardboard, cut 6,000 linear ft of cardboard checking every 500 ft for phone book paper sharpness, would still slice phone book paper after this stage, zero edge damage.

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Next was wood, tested to check for edge strength, no edge damage was noticed and will still slice phone book paper.

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Next up was 175# zip ties, no edge damage and still slicing phone book paper.


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Last stage was Power Cord, no edge damage and still slicing phone book paper.

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Conclusion:

Performance was excellent and suffered no edge damage. Fit and finish was good, no blade play noticed in testing.

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:31 pm

S110V is a super steel! Great review and reinforces what I have seen with my S110V N5 LW

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby ZL1 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:12 pm

I know what I'm gettin next!

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby MacLaren » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:21 pm

Wow. S110V is hard to beat...

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Bloke » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:26 pm

Ankerson,

You're a machine! As always excellent work! Many thanks for your time and effort! :)
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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:44 pm

Wow! It's about like having Adamantium in a Military :D

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:51 pm

Thanks for the extensive testing Jim. That's a s*** ton of work. I have done some testing and I always get bored after a half hour. My hand gets sore too. I'm too big a wimp to make that big a pile of cardboard. :p

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:33 pm

We appreciate your effort! Good stuff.

I am glad you got a knife that you have been wanting for so long.

I know this is a performance thread but I just gotta ask, why didn't my Para2 come with a black clip? It looks good. :)
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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby awa54 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:11 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:We appreciate your effort! Good stuff.

I am glad you got a knife that you have been wanting for so long.

I know this is a performance thread but I just gotta ask, why didn't my Para2 come with a black clip? It looks good. :)
Hmm, I had exactly the opposite thought; why does the Military have a black clip when the polished clip looks so good on the Manix and PM2?
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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:28 pm

Surfingringo wrote:Thanks for the extensive testing Jim. That's a s*** ton of work. I have done some testing and I always get bored after a half hour. My hand gets sore too. I'm too big a wimp to make that big a pile of cardboard. :p

I never wear gloves when cutting cardboard, gives me a good feel for the knife I am testing. :)

I still think the Military is Spyderco's best model. :cool: :spyder:

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:30 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:We appreciate your effort! Good stuff.

I am glad you got a knife that you have been wanting for so long.

I know this is a performance thread but I just gotta ask, why didn't my Para2 come with a black clip? It looks good. :)

I dunno, I like the black clip myself. :cool:

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:31 pm

MacLaren wrote:Wow. S110V is hard to beat...
VERY hard to beat with a good heat treat. :spyder:

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby SpyderNut » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:31 pm

Thanks for the in-depth review, Jim. The 110V Millie is definitely on my radar.
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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:20 pm

Gotta love these high wear resistant steels, cleaned it up and sharpened it, not a mark on the blade...... After all of that I put it through. :D

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby MacLaren » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:25 pm

Ankerson wrote:
MacLaren wrote:Wow. S110V is hard to beat...
VERY hard to beat with a good heat treat. :spyder:
Yes....and which Sal and Spyderco are Masters of.

Thanx Jim

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:28 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Ankerson wrote:
MacLaren wrote:Wow. S110V is hard to beat...
VERY hard to beat with a good heat treat. :spyder:
Yes....and which Sal and Spyderco are Masters of.

Thanx Jim
They are continuously working to put out even higher performance products. :spyder:

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby MacLaren » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:32 pm

Ankerson wrote:
MacLaren wrote:
Ankerson wrote:
MacLaren wrote:Wow. S110V is hard to beat...
VERY hard to beat with a good heat treat. :spyder:
Yes....and which Sal and Spyderco are Masters of.

Thanx Jim
They are continuously working to put out even higher performance products. :spyder:
I know right? That Maxamet you tested.....good grief.
Can't wait to see what else is coming down the pike.

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Ankerson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:35 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Ankerson wrote:
MacLaren wrote:
Ankerson wrote:
MacLaren wrote:Wow. S110V is hard to beat...
VERY hard to beat with a good heat treat. :spyder:
Yes....and which Sal and Spyderco are Masters of.

Thanx Jim
They are continuously working to put out even higher performance products. :spyder:
I know right? That Maxamet you tested.....good grief.
Can't wait to see what else is coming down the pike.
Done testing the high wear steels for awhile I think, have a custom to test in Super Blue that is up next.

Far cry for the last 3 I tested.... S125V, MAXAMET and S110V... And all within a very short period of time. :D :eek:

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby 10just » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:48 pm

impressive. Do more of these reviews with photos, they are great

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Re: CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Postby Bloke » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:31 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Surfingringo wrote:Thanks for the extensive testing Jim. That's a s*** ton of work. I have done some testing and I always get bored after a half hour. My hand gets sore too. I'm too big a wimp to make that big a pile of cardboard. :p

I never wear gloves when cutting cardboard, gives me a good feel for the knife I am testing. :)

I still think the Military is Spyderco's best model. :cool: :spyder:
I'm truly envious of your dedication and tenacity and so very grateful for it! How many hours do you dedicate to a review such as this?
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