PeaceInOurTime wrote: ↑Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:43 amWartstein wrote: ↑Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:18 am
Please not, as far as I am concerned! The lamination and the looks of it are one of the best things on HAP40/SUS410 for me personally, and the huge majority of Spydercos comes in unlaminated steel anyway, so there is a lot to choose from already...
Again, for me it´s not only the unique looks and function, but also the history and tradition behind laminated steel that makes it special imho
I hear you!
It's definitely a neat process and full of history. And I also like the looks of the lines. However, I'd prefer to have the best heat treat possible for that steel. Maybe, instead of getting rid of lamination altogether, they'll find a better outer steel to use, able to be heat treated to the max with the core steel (for your benefit ).
I hear you too!
I can totally comprehend the wish to give HAP 40 a "heat treat to the max" like it´s probably more so done with REX 45!
For me though, HAP 40 holds an edge easily long enough, is still quite easy to sharpen and really tough in normal use.
So I personally would have no need for it to be even harder, but sure, if it would be still fairly easy to sharpen, still decently tough but would hold an edge even longer that would not hurt either.
I think much of the appeal HAP40 has to me (beside its great practical properties) is indeed grounded in the laminated form it comes. I just really like that I could tell apart the blade of my own HAP 40 Endura from probably any other within less than a second, due to the unique lamination line each piece has and the also unique and personal "scratch pattern" on the SUS 410. That´s really something special.
If I could keep only ONE folder, it´s very likely I´d choose my HAP40 Endura (or HAP40 Stretch? ) !