JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Everything you just said in this post I'm 1000% with you my Brother
And thank you for bringing up the possibility of using XHP blade steel because it's one of the newer supersteels that I know for a fact is good in PE & SE both. I have a PE version of the C-36 Military model in XHP and I have it as my back up in case I were to lose or have my M390 Military model get stolen. I can usually get that XHP steel almost as sharp as I can my M390. I actually carry my XHP Military model on some occasions just to check out other blade steels at times. But a good buddy of mine has two Cold Steel serrated folders with that XHP and he let me use one. That XHP is a great steel for Spyderedges or any other serrated edge too and it holds up well in SE with hard use.
You're spot on with the "screw construction"!! and you are so right that 99% of the owners/ users of the C-60 will never use it in a self defense situation. I view my two daily EDCs as "Better Than Nothing At All" when viewing them as possible self defense weapons. If I felt that my life was truly in danger I would be packing a real weapon. Any knife I would have on me would only be used if there was nothing else to use. Using knives as self defense weapons is much easier said than done.
You better be well trained and well educated like our own Michael Janich if you want to solely rely on blades for your self defense weapons IMO. And look at how well trained that guy is.
Yeah if they wanted to do a Sprint Run of the C-60 in PE & SE and use XHP for both edge types I would be all for it.
Sorry for missing this reply! Posts have been bumping up fast the past day and can't believe this thread is back down again near the bottom part of the general discussion front page.
I'm a big fan of XHP after experiencing it on the tiny Techno 2... this steel is a slicer, and holds an edge relatively well for quite some time. I can only imagine it in a longer blade with a bigger belly like the Ayoob. I think it would be amazing for general EDC use.
In fact the XHP steel is making me have second thoughts about not getting a Swayback at all to considering it for one of my last purchases for this year. The Techno 2 despite not being FFG is surprisingly a very good slicer, and I think that would translate well to the Ayoob with both knives having "almost" similar grounds - Techno 2 with a Saber and, correct me if I'm wrong though that the C-60 is Hollow ground or Saber? Apologies if I do mix them up. But if the C-60 is Hollow then it would make a much better slicer than the Saber ground Techno... how exciting!
I know this knife was made for SD like the Canis and Yojimbo series, but I have yet to read or hear someone using these knives in actual SD situations. Almost all uses are EDC related. Agree that in order to make use of the knife effectively as a SD weapon, training is a must, that is why there is FMA and other MA branches that deal exclusively with knife fighting.
This is why I do think that steel choice is important - because in today's saturated knife market, something above $200 using VG-10 only will definitely turn most customers off, especially if they are not familiar with the knife's history and design considerations. People nowadays will look for value for their money and I doubt many will find value in spending over $200 for a VG-10 blade no matter how cool the design is.