Pelagic wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Bodog wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Bill1170 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:13 pm
From what Sal wrote, I’m surprised Cold Steel discontinued XHP. It seemed they were doing a decent volume of it after moving so many model to it from AUS 8. S35VN is still very good, though.
I bet there's more going on there with Cold Steel than simple supply issues. Maybe supplies at the cost Cold Steel demanded? Maybe Carpenter just simply said they didn't want to deal with Cold Steel? Those issues would lead to a deceptive but honest response from Cold Steel saying there were supply issues. Who knows, maybe
Spyderco told Carpenter that they wouldn't buy any more huge orders from Carpenter if Carpenter kept selling XHP to Cold Steel. It's business and competitors aren't always the sweetest people towards each other. Carpenter may have bet on Spyderco? Or who knows, maybe Cold Steel was just a pain in the *** the deal with and Carpenter said screw you and stopped selling to them. All of those reasons would give rise to Cold Steel saying they couldn't source enough XHP to continue using it.
Absolutely, anything's possible.
Naperville wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Whatever the reason, when word came out that Cold Steel was ceasing manufacturing in CTS-XHP I bought 4 Cold Steel folders in that steel. Too good to pass up.
- American Lawman
- Code-4 Clip Point
- Code-4 Spear Point
- Recon 1 Spear Point
Yep, I got a Recon 1 and bought my father a code 4.
I want some spydies in this surprisingly badass steel.
I've never been to the machine shop of a large manufacturer like Spyderco, it must be out of this world. A dream job would be working at Spyderco for a few years making knives to test in different steels.
Every week I see threads requesting knives of various steels. Some of them look like good ideas. Obviously nobody can manufacture all the different requests. I'd imagine each steel has special requirements and small test batches are cost prohibitive.
Spyderco does a great job of bringing special knives to life with superior steels. These forums are unique to Spyderco and they feed them with ideas for FREE.
One can dream though right? Dreaming is still FREE!
Spyderco Collection: Military (S110V), Bob Lum Darn Dao(CPM-154), Yojimbo 2 (1 in S30V & 2 in 20CV), Sustain(20CV), Native 5(Maxamet), Jumpmaster 2(H1), Province(4V). SHORT LIST: CF Shaman(S90V), Native Chief, Street Bowie(4V at 60+ HRC), Nightstick, Yojumbo.