Astute ... Yess !

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby DSH007 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:44 pm

Every time I sign in to the forum, I go to the Spyderco homepage, see this pic, and I get more and more interested in the Astute.. I think I will probably try to pick on up..

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I also like seeing this pic on the Spyderco website because I have these boots.. they are pretty great boots.. Danner Mountain 600s..

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Rick H.

..well, that escalated quickly..

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby TomAiello » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 pm

StuntZombie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most.

Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it?
I have had much better results from Spyderco's 8cr than Kershaw. Those are the only two brands I've tried it in, though.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby zhyla » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:07 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:47 pm
StuntZombie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most.

Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it?
I have had much better results from Spyderco's 8cr than Kershaw. Those are the only two brands I've tried it in, though.
I’ve used it in knives from several brands. Not sure I could tell a difference. Some people claim Kershaw has some magical heat treat recipe for 8Cr. Who knows.

I think the question is a little bit of denial: “I like this knife, but it has a budget steel. I want to believe
Spyderco has magic that turns that steel into a better steel.”

The reality is 8Cr is a good steel. A really **** good steel for most people. Good corrosion resistance. Easy to sharpen. Holds an edge for a useful amount of time. Decent edge stability.

It may be my last pick for a steel but I’ll take a good design with 8Cr over an average design with whizbang steel. The Astute on paper looks like a good design to me. And it’s in a price range where you can recommend the knife to a normal person and they’ll actually buy it.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby StuntZombie » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:13 pm

I think you two may have sealed the deal for me on this one.

I'm gonna have to go for it when it's released. There's something about the design that just draws me to it.
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby toocool006 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:28 pm

Very excited for this guy - for the price, it's going to be an amazing beater for me (and maybe a platform to try out some modding!)
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:14 pm

StuntZombie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most.

Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it?
my experience with the resilience is much better than some kershaw i’ve used.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby ASmitty » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 am

BornIn1500 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:44 am
Reminds me of a Kershaw Leek with a bigger belly.
I once heard a YouTube reviewer (I can't remember which one) refer to the ESEE Zancudo folder as an improved Kershaw Leek. If I were a reviewer, the Astute would probably be my opportunity to make the same comment.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby StuntZombie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:56 am

ladybug93 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:14 pm
StuntZombie wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most.

Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it?
my experience with the resilience is much better than some kershaw i’ve used.
Thanks for the info. Hopefully the Astute will start showing up on shelves soon. It even fits under my self imposed $100 limit.
Chris

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Haves: Manbug Salt, Lava, Delica 4 Sante Fe Stoneworks, Spy-DK, Wharncliffe Delica, Ti Squeak, Delica 4 Combo Edge, Salt 2 Wharncliffe, Worker G-10 Sprint, Wharncliffe Dragonfly, Ti UKPK.


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