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Re: Mule Team

Postby steelcity16 » Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 pm

fixall wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:03 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:35 pm
NickoP wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Knife collecting being a relatively recent hobby of mine, I only found out about the Mule Team project a couple of weeks ago.
Around that time I had to cut a branch off a walnut tree in my garden. Just yesterday I retrieved that branch that I'd left laying on the grass, cut a piece off, placed it inside a shed, with the intention of buying a blade for which I could attempt to make a handle one day, having very little idea how to go about that, thinking youtube would get me started. I was very much looking forward to it. Today I find out ... no more mules. Disappointed !

There are a few still available on Spyderco's website. PD1 steel would be the one to get.
Absolutely this!

I'd go read up about CRU-WEAR and then go rush to buy the PD#1 Mule Team just as fast as you can (which is what I did, lol). Micro-Melt PD#1 is basically CarTech's (Carpenter) version of Crucible's CRU-WEAR. Really, really fantastic stuff!

Yep! My suggestion talked me into the buying one! Haha. Ordered it a few hours ago. Already ordered the scale material as well. No more fixed mules though. Bring on the folders!
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Re: Mule Team

Postby fixall » Wed May 08, 2019 1:25 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 pm
fixall wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:03 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:35 pm
NickoP wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Knife collecting being a relatively recent hobby of mine, I only found out about the Mule Team project a couple of weeks ago.
Around that time I had to cut a branch off a walnut tree in my garden. Just yesterday I retrieved that branch that I'd left laying on the grass, cut a piece off, placed it inside a shed, with the intention of buying a blade for which I could attempt to make a handle one day, having very little idea how to go about that, thinking youtube would get me started. I was very much looking forward to it. Today I find out ... no more mules. Disappointed !

There are a few still available on Spyderco's website. PD1 steel would be the one to get.
Absolutely this!

I'd go read up about CRU-WEAR and then go rush to buy the PD#1 Mule Team just as fast as you can (which is what I did, lol). Micro-Melt PD#1 is basically CarTech's (Carpenter) version of Crucible's CRU-WEAR. Really, really fantastic stuff!

Yep! My suggestion talked me into the buying one! Haha. Ordered it a few hours ago. Already ordered the scale material as well. No more fixed mules though. Bring on the folders!
I'm very interested in hearing what you end up thinking about the Mule Team, and even more so the UKPK. I was pretty positive that I was going to check out BD1N and then get rid of my FRN UKPK... But that's not going to happen. This thing is great and is staying with me. I can only imagine the G10 version will be that much better. :)

I sent my Mule Team #27 out to have something special done to commemorate the last of the fixed blade Mule Teams. Going for something like this.

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I really hope your folding Mule Team idea gains traction and become a reality in some fashion. I'd hate to see this program disappear for good.

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Re: Mule Team

Postby NickoP » Wed May 08, 2019 10:34 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:35 pm
NickoP wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Knife collecting being a relatively recent hobby of mine, I only found out about the Mule Team project a couple of weeks ago.
Around that time I had to cut a branch off a walnut tree in my garden. Just yesterday I retrieved that branch that I'd left laying on the grass, cut a piece off, placed it inside a shed, with the intention of buying a blade for which I could attempt to make a handle one day, having very little idea how to go about that, thinking youtube would get me started. I was very much looking forward to it. Today I find out ... no more mules. Disappointed !

There are a few still available on Spyderco's website. PD1 steel would be the one to get.
Thank you for that Steelcity. I had searched UK dealer websites and found none. Having read more, I think they never were distributed via dealers. I also had it in my head that Spyderco doesn't ship internationally, but that was incorrect, they do. I have ordered two, to make shipping cost more effective. Now I have to convince the dog to carry home a piece of oak on this evenings walk. :)
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Re: Mule Team

Postby Bill1170 » Wed May 08, 2019 1:12 pm

Mules were only ever sold new via the SFO.

(Messed up quoting on my phone, sorry.)

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Re: Mule Team

Postby Crux » Thu May 09, 2019 8:54 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:20 pm
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Tue May 07, 2019 2:46 pm

So how about Spyderco - via distributors - releases a Ti Military that can be assembled in the field (just needs different screws). And then afterwards, Spyderco follows up with Military Mule blades (only), sold as Mules were sold previously ? So you enter the program by buying the knife, and then, every so often, change the blade ?
A possible disadvantage I can see here: When you have only one handle, but several blades for that handle (or at least less handles than blades), you could never compare different Mules against each other directly at the same time.

I am, compared to most of you, not a steel-expert or "steelhead", but one way I'd like to compare different steels would probably be to just carry two Mules, and if there is spontanously something to cut, just do let's say 10 cuts with Mule 1, the nexr 10 cuts with Mule 2, and compare for example remaining sharpness at the end of the day or week... and I would not want to carry one handle, but two blades...

Mules don't need no stinkin' handles.
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Re: Mule Team

Postby legOFwhat? » Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 pm

How awesome would a Rex45 mule from Colorado be? Rex121?
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Re: Mule Team

Postby Crux » Fri May 10, 2019 7:37 pm

Just got a COS3 Mule in the mail. :)
That's 46 different knife steels. 11 of 26 different Mules.

Am I a knife ho? It's a toss up if you ask me. :)
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Re: Mule Team

Postby TomAiello » Fri May 10, 2019 10:57 pm

legOFwhat? wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:47 pm
How awesome would a Rex45 mule from Colorado be? Rex121?
I have carried my Rex 121 fixed blade (Creeley Mako) quite a lot, and honestly I don't think the steel does anything that Maxamet doesn't already have covered (the Mako is a really nice EDC FB platform, though).

I'd rather see something in Rex 66 or T15 than Rex 121.

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Re: Mule Team

Postby steelcity16 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:53 pm

Crux wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Just got a COS3 Mule in the mail. :)
That's 46 different knife steels. 11 of 26 different Mules.

Am I a knife ho? It's a toss up if you ask me. :)

Here I thought you only bought Para 3s!!! 46 different steels?? All Spydies? List em out!! What part of NC are you from?
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Re: Mule Team

Postby The Mastiff » Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm

I am only missing one Mule release IIRC. CRB 7 is one I missed I think.

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Re: Mule Team

Postby attila » Sat May 11, 2019 6:14 am

The Mastiff wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm
I am only missing one Mule release IIRC. CRB 7 is one I missed I think.

Joe
Do you mean the CTS-B70P (MT20)? That's the powdered/reformulated form of CRB-7, and it's still available.
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Re: Mule Team

Postby ChrisinHove » Sat May 11, 2019 7:56 am

fixall wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:03 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:35 pm
NickoP wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Knife collecting being a relatively recent hobby of mine, I only found out about the Mule Team project a couple of weeks ago.
Around that time I had to cut a branch off a walnut tree in my garden. Just yesterday I retrieved that branch that I'd left laying on the grass, cut a piece off, placed it inside a shed, with the intention of buying a blade for which I could attempt to make a handle one day, having very little idea how to go about that, thinking youtube would get me started. I was very much looking forward to it. Today I find out ... no more mules. Disappointed !

There are a few still available on Spyderco's website. PD1 steel would be the one to get.
Absolutely this!

I'd go read up about CRU-WEAR and then go rush to buy the PD#1 Mule Team just as fast as you can (which is what I did, lol). Micro-Melt PD#1 is basically CarTech's (Carpenter) version of Crucible's CRU-WEAR. Really, really fantastic stuff!

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+1. It really does take a super aggressive edge! Fantastic steel.

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Re: Mule Team

Postby Crux » Sat May 11, 2019 9:55 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Crux wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Just got a COS3 Mule in the mail. :)
That's 46 different knife steels. 11 of 26 different Mules.

Am I a knife ho? It's a toss up if you ask me. :)

Here I thought you only bought Para 3s!!! 46 different steels?? All Spydies? List em out!! What part of NC are you from?
Charlotte, but not all all are Spyderco. I used to be big on CRKT.

Name Example
CPM s30v Spyderco Para 3
CPM s110v Spyderco Para 3
CPM s90v Spyderco Para 3
Cru-wear Spyderco Para 3
52100 Spyderco Para 3
CTS Maxamet Spyderco Para 3
M390 Spyderco Para 3
CPM REX 45 Spyderco Para 3
CPM M4 Spyderco Para 3
CTS 204P Spyderco Para 3
CPM 4V Spyderco Para 3
CTS-BD1N Spyderco Para 3
CPM s35vn Spyderco Mule MT06
CTS-XHP Spyderco Mule MT16
K390 Spyderco Mule MT17
PSF27 Spyderco Mule MT19
CTS B70P Spyderco Mule MT20
RWL34 Spyderco Mule MT22
CPM 20CV Spyderco Mule MT23
LC200N Spyderco Mule MT25
PMA11/CPM 10V Spyderco Mule MT26
PD#1 Spyderco Mule MT27
Cos3 Spyderco Mule MT09
154CM CRKT Buy Tighe
12C27 Sandvik CRKT Windle
YK-30 CRKT Hisshou
1.4116 CRKT Ultima
1050 CRKT Sting
1095 CRKT
8Cr13MoV CRKT
AUS-8 CRKT Tighe Nirk
SK5 Carbon CRKT T-Hawk
8Cr14MoV CRKT Deviation
1075 Carbon CRKT Mah-chete
01 Tool Steel CRKT Redemption
3Cr13 CRKT PECK
H1 Spyderco Salt 2
ZDP-189 Spyderco Endura 4
HAP40 Clad Spderco Endura & Delica Mohogany
SUS410 Clad Spderco Endura & Delica Mohogany
Elmax ZT 0770CF
D2 / SKD11 CRKT Provoke
VG-10 Spyderco Ladybug
N690Co Spyderco Urban
440C Various
HC Steel Various
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Re: Mule Team

Postby steelcity16 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:53 am

Crux wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 9:55 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:53 pm

What part of NC are you from?

Charlotte

Same here, no wonder I have never seen a Para 3 on the shelves here!!! :D
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Re: Mule Team

Postby The Mastiff » Sat May 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Do you mean the CTS-B70P (MT20)? That's the powdered/reformulated form of CRB-7, and it's still available.
Thank you Attilla. I'm looking into it.

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Re: Mule Team

Postby cycleguy » Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm

So why does the B70P cost another 10 more than the others? Isn't it one of those mid range well balanced steels?? Thanks,

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Re: Mule Team

Postby Nate » Sat May 11, 2019 3:24 pm

cycleguy wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm
So why does the B70P cost another 10 more than the others? Isn't it one of those mid range well balanced steels?? Thanks,

CG
I figure the Niobium content might have something to do with it.
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Re: Mule Team

Postby cycleguy » Sun May 12, 2019 10:36 am

Nate wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:24 pm
cycleguy wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:09 pm
So why does the B70P cost another 10 more than the others? Isn't it one of those mid range well balanced steels?? Thanks,

CG
I figure the Niobium content might have something to do with it.
So what quality does Niobium bring to a knife blade? Is there something about it that you would notice vs other well balanced steels?

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Re: Mule Team

Postby Nate » Sun May 12, 2019 2:37 pm

cycleguy wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:36 am
So what quality does Niobium bring to a knife blade? Is there something about it that you would notice vs other well balanced steels?

CG

There is a Knife Steel Nerds article about it. I'm a fan of the B70P mule:

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/02/18/ ... fe-steels/

Larrin also just posted this regarding "NioMax" in the toughest stainless thread:

Larrin wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:53 am
attila wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:44 am

Is NioMax your "new steel" that you mentioned as being in the design phase a few months ago? Can you tell us more about it? Thanks.
Can’t say that much about it. It’s designed to have similar carbide volume to AEB-L but niobium carbide instead.
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Re: Mule Team

Postby cycleguy » Sun May 12, 2019 5:17 pm

Nate wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 2:37 pm
cycleguy wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:36 am
So what quality does Niobium bring to a knife blade? Is there something about it that you would notice vs other well balanced steels?

CG

There is a Knife Steel Nerds article about it. I'm a fan of the B70P mule:

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2019/02/18/ ... fe-steels/

Larrin also just posted this regarding "NioMax" in the toughest stainless thread:

Larrin wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:53 am
attila wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 10:44 am

Is NioMax your "new steel" that you mentioned as being in the design phase a few months ago? Can you tell us more about it? Thanks.
Can’t say that much about it. It’s designed to have similar carbide volume to AEB-L but niobium carbide instead.
Thanks for the link. I briefly started it and will come back and read it in full later tonight when I get to sit and have me time.

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