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Re: ELmax?

Postby awa54 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:51 am

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Doc Dan wrote:I would love to see more Elmax, but I do think cost is an issue. As SG88 said, a lw Manix or Native in this steel might do well. I would love to see an Urban LW in this steel, personally.
British blades forum urban lw Elmax was made. I had one it was awesome.
I know, and they refused to sell me one, so I refused to participate any longer on the forum.
That's interesting, I was able to pick up one of the K390 Pingos with no issues.
The Pingo was from Edge Matters, not British Blades.
I got my BB Elmax Urban used, so I didn't have to deal with trans-Atlantic forum politics on that one ;)

On the subject of Elmax, I really like it so far, but only have the BB Urban, Ti Pingo and Ti Squeak, so can't comment on its properties in larger heavier duty blades.
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Re: ELmax?

Postby Ippon » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:04 am

awa54 wrote: On the subject of Elmax, I really like it so far, but only have the BB Urban, Ti Pingo and Ti Squeak, so can't comment on its properties in larger heavier duty blades.
That's where I think it fits in, I have a fixed blade in Elmax, and that thing takes a beating and a half, and stays significantly sharper, longer. I love the steel.

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Re: ELmax?

Postby TomAiello » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Donut wrote:
Doc Dan wrote:
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Doc Dan wrote:I would love to see more Elmax, but I do think cost is an issue. As SG88 said, a lw Manix or Native in this steel might do well. I would love to see an Urban LW in this steel, personally.
British blades forum urban lw Elmax was made. I had one it was awesome.
I know, and they refused to sell me one, so I refused to participate any longer on the forum.
That's interesting, I was able to pick up one of the K390 Pingos with no issues.
Yeah, some people did get them. However, I got a nasty sounding note from that guy saying he would under no circumstances sell any more of the knives out of his country. I appealed, and got a blunt no. That is too bad, too. I would have loved to have that knife. Right knife, right steel, right color.
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Re: ELmax?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:05 pm

TomAiello wrote:Is British Blades the same as Edge Matters?
No, they're two different forums.
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Re: ELmax?

Postby Airlsee » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:55 pm

I would love to see more Elmax from Spyderco, it is definitely one of my favorite stainless steels. I find it to be a fantastic combination of corrosion resistance, toughness & edge retention while being able to hold a screaming sharp edge.

More Elmax Please!!
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Re: ELmax?

Postby bh49 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:01 am

Few years ago one well known steelnut said that Elmax is what S30V supposed to be, so I will be very interested to try. N5 LW looks like a great platform for Elmax and sprint :)
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Re: ELmax?

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:57 am

I agree. That would make a great combo. (besides, Elmax is simply a cool name for a steel, like Maxamet is)
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Re: ELmax?

Postby JimP » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:03 pm

For the way I sharpen these days, I get the most satisfying performance from Elmax and XHP, so I'd be happy for more!

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Re: ELmax?

Postby abbazaba » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:29 pm

I'd bite on a LW - love to try Spyderco's Elmax. All of my Elmax experience has been from ZT. The two knives that have the most use are my beater 0560 and 0801. At this point I've reprofiled both and touch ups on the Sharpmaker are consistently easy. That said, I'm not sure I like it more than some of the other steel options already available. Patiently waiting for the Maxamet PM2!

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Re: ELmax?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:08 pm

I'd love to see an Elmax Urban or UKPK.

But heck, I'd probably try an Elmax native or Manix 2 LW.

I have both the Elmax Pingo and Squeak, but I'd like to see something with an FRN handle.

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Re: ELmax?

Postby TheArchitect » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:02 pm

I would have to agree with many here in a positive light for Elmax. My primary Elmax steel knife is the Lionspy (The Big One) and it performs amazingly. I have found it to be also highly corrosive resistant. I would be great to see it more offerings.
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Re: ELmax?

Postby awa54 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:07 pm

bh49 wrote:Few years ago one well known steelnut said that Elmax is what S30V supposed to be, so I will be very interested to try. N5 LW looks like a great platform for Elmax and sprint :)
Ooh! Foliage green FRN and Elmax, 100% chance I'd buy that!
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Re: ELmax?

Postby Slumblor » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:18 pm

I would be very interested in something in Elmax. UKPK, Manix2 lw, or Native 5 lw would all work for me. I've never had anything in Elmax and would love to try it

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Re: ELmax?

Postby Ippon » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:17 pm

awa54 wrote:
bh49 wrote:Few years ago one well known steelnut said that Elmax is what S30V supposed to be, so I will be very interested to try. N5 LW looks like a great platform for Elmax and sprint :)
Ooh! Foliage green FRN and Elmax, 100% chance I'd buy that!
This in the Manix 2 platform would be great! Not that a Native wouldn't be awesome as well, but I'd prefer something just a tad bigger.

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Re: ELmax?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:48 am

How about a Military in this steel? Any interest?
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Re: ELmax?

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:40 am

The Meat man wrote:
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How about a Military in this steel? Any interest?
I'd rather have Elmax in the Shaman, but I'll get in line for an Elmax Military right now.
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Re: ELmax?

Postby elena86 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:47 am

It’s the only stainless steel that sharpens and behaves like a carbon steel from my experience. Native or Pingo aside I would buy any spydie in Elmax. I would probably have to sell a kidney to get a Millie in Elmax. I hope and pray for a PM2 rerun or a Para3 sprint or even exclusive. I was idiot enough not to get an exclusive BBS PM2 :(
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Re: ELmax?

Postby ugaarguy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:13 pm

I'd buy a Shaman, Native 5 G10 or FRN, or a Para 3 in Elmax. I'm not sure how I'd afford a Shaman in Elmax right now, but I'd find a way.

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Re: ELmax?

Postby The Meat man » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:21 pm

There doesn't seem to be a lot of options with Elmax. Is this due mainly to cost? Anyone have a rough guess as to what an Elmax Military would even cost?
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Re: ELmax?

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:26 pm

Ippon wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:17 pm
awa54 wrote:
bh49 wrote:Few years ago one well known steelnut said that Elmax is what S30V supposed to be, so I will be very interested to try. N5 LW looks like a great platform for Elmax and sprint :)
Ooh! Foliage green FRN and Elmax, 100% chance I'd buy that!
This in the Manix 2 platform would be great! Not that a Native wouldn't be awesome as well, but I'd prefer something just a tad bigger.

I hope we see some Elmax in 2019! As people said, the Military, Para 3, Native LW, and Manix LW all sound great! One of the few steels left I really want to try out.
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