Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

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Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby aquaman67 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:12 am

I've been carrying an S110V lightweight Native as my work knife since they came out.

I recently picked up a Maxamet version.

My first thought when I opened my new Maxamet Native 5 was - this is heavier.

Sure enough - it's 0.05 ounces heavier. It's funny to me that anyone could even tell the difference. But after you handle something every day for years I guess the human body learns.

So - I have a question.

Why is the Maxamet Native heavier? Is Maxamet just more dense?

As a side note I really like the color. Good job!

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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu May 31, 2018 1:22 pm

I had been carrying the never summer exclusive LC200N Native LW for a bit before I picked up the Maxamet LW. I noticed the weight right away as well. Maxamet is dense. :D
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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby zhyla » Thu May 31, 2018 2:48 pm

0.05 oz is nothing. Difference in blade grind can easily swing that much.

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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby Pelagic » Thu May 31, 2018 3:12 pm

Lol, a new knife that's never been sharpened usually outweighs a knife that has been EDC'd for a long period of time.
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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby twinboysdad » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:22 pm

It’s Maxamet, I think you were expecting Minimet?

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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby Piet.S » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:45 pm

!.4 grams? It is called tolerance. You keep it tight where it needs to be. Less where it is not important.
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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby Chumango » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:56 pm

Maxamet has a lot of tungsten, and tungsten is very dense, about the same density as gold, 70% more dense than lead.

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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby AGMartinez » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:19 pm

Yes, DLC or Cerakote Maxamet.
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Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:01 pm

aquaman67 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:12 am
I've been carrying an S110V lightweight Native as my work knife since they came out.

I recently picked up a Maxamet version.

My first thought when I opened my new Maxamet Native 5 was - this is heavier.

Sure enough - it's 0.05 ounces heavier. It's funny to me that anyone could even tell the difference. But after you handle something every day for years I guess the human body learns.

So - I have a question.

Why is the Maxamet Native heavier? Is Maxamet just more dense?

As a side note I really like the color. Good job!

Yeah, I can feel a difference. The Maxamet Native just feels more a little bit more heavy and solid in the hand than my S90V Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive DLC Orange Native LW. I measured on my postal scale and the Maxamet is 70 grams and the S90V is 68 grams. I just think Maxamet is more dense. Like how Gold, Lead, Tungsten, etc are all more dense and heavy than other metals like Titanium if you were weighing a piece that was the same size physically.
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