New Knife Day

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Para3
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New Knife Day

Postby Para3 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:39 pm

Received my Stretch 2 ZDP-189 G10 today.
I'm pretty excited to use the ZDP-189.
Tell me about your experience with this steel.
Thanks for looking.
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Native5-S110V, PM2-S30V, PM2-Rex 45, PM2-52100, PM2-S110V, PM2-S35VN, Para3-S30V, Para3-S110V, Para3-M4, Para3-BD1N, GB2, Dragonfly, Manix2-S30V, UK Pen Knife-S110V, Delica4, Para3-Rex 45, Para3-52100, Manix2-S110V, Stretch 2-ZDP-189 G10, Stretch 2 FRN-VG10.

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Re: New Knife Day

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:08 pm

No bad experiences! Nice knife! I would have picked one up if I had the money during all of these deals. I'm sure you'll get a lot of good use out of it.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: New Knife Day

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:59 pm

Not the toughest or most corrosion resistant stainless I've used, but it sharpens up to a very fine edge, cuts forever, and is stable under thin edge angles. Great steel for a pocket knife.

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Re: New Knife Day

Postby Para3 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:56 pm

Thanks for the feedback.
Native5-S110V, PM2-S30V, PM2-Rex 45, PM2-52100, PM2-S110V, PM2-S35VN, Para3-S30V, Para3-S110V, Para3-M4, Para3-BD1N, GB2, Dragonfly, Manix2-S30V, UK Pen Knife-S110V, Delica4, Para3-Rex 45, Para3-52100, Manix2-S110V, Stretch 2-ZDP-189 G10, Stretch 2 FRN-VG10.

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Re: New Knife Day

Postby Bruce Mack » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:17 pm

My relationship with ZDP is ambivalent. It takes a very sharp edge requiring the entire sequence of Sharpmaker ceramic rods followed with stropping on chromium oxide. I thought I had "mastered" that but tonight while cutting very heavy cardboard concrete forms, no prying or twisting, the apex suffered chip out in a short segment. I've micro-beveled at a more obtuse angle of 20° and hope this or more resharpenings to get beyond any burnt steel will lessen susceptibility to additional chipping.

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Re: New Knife Day

Postby Bloke » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:36 am

Hey Para3

I can’t add too much more but like Vivi said ZDP-189 is a great pocket knife steel.It takes a crazy sharp aggressive edge and contrary to popular belief it isn’t that hard to sharpen.

Do a little search if you like and you’ll find much discussion of ZDP-189. :)
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Re: New Knife Day

Postby Para3 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:31 pm

Bruce,
Sorry to hear about your chipping incident. I haven't put mine to the test yet, but am looking forward to using it.
Good luck.
Native5-S110V, PM2-S30V, PM2-Rex 45, PM2-52100, PM2-S110V, PM2-S35VN, Para3-S30V, Para3-S110V, Para3-M4, Para3-BD1N, GB2, Dragonfly, Manix2-S30V, UK Pen Knife-S110V, Delica4, Para3-Rex 45, Para3-52100, Manix2-S110V, Stretch 2-ZDP-189 G10, Stretch 2 FRN-VG10.


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