I thought it best to let people make their own comparisons.Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:19 pmHard to answer some of the questions. What are we comparing it to?
In general I like it just fine. I have a lot of it along with a lot of S35VN. If I had to pick one over the other I'd probably choose S35VN only because it seems to sharpen up a tiny bit easier. They both work great for my needs. I see a lot people say they'd like Spyderco to go with another base steel and I can understand that. I like variety and get tired of the same ol' thing too. Problem is, if they do go to something else it's only a matter of time before people get tired of that.
Look up some old threads from when Spyderco first started using S30V. You'll see what I mean. I've seen some and got a kick out of reading how excited people were about it. It was like the greatest steel ever.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Can't say I agree with the matter of time before people get tired of a new thing idea. For example since I was introduced to Cruwear I have no need to go further. But that does not mean I am not going to experiment and get the best out of my S30V, S35VN, CTS-XHP, and other Spydie steels by improving my sharpening skills.
When I got back into knives a few years ago I hadn't used my Sharpmaker for several years. My friend sold me a couple Sages and a Manix 2 (all with S30V). The Sages needed a touch up and I struggled to get them sharp. I also got a new Dragonfly and Persistence about the same time. Those needed a touch up after a couple weeks and I had no issue with those. For whatever reason I just couldn't get that sticky edge on the S30V knives at first. But after awhile I finally got the hang of it. Still not sure what I did differently. Fast forward a few years and a lot of sharpening later and I have no issues keeping my S30V knives sharp. I've reprofiled a few to a mirror finish too. S30V takes a nice polish. Now that it's finally cooling down here and I can work in the garage again I have a few new S30V knives and some others that will get reprofiled pretty soon.
TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:13 pm