Hi Bill1170,Bill1170 wrote:For the money SM-100 commands, I can picture dozens of handle materials I’d rather have. Titanium may be soft compared to hardened steel, but it is already much harder than a handle material needs to be to do its job. Why would harder be “better”? Making a handle from super expensive hard metal seems like an answer to a question almost nobody is asking. Perhaps Stuman should commission some custom scales of SM-100 for his favorite knife and claim bragging rights to a knife unique in all the world.Stuman wrote:There is a bit more going on on that page than just SM-100 but still I’m in agreement and can see the cons out weigh pros when it comes to bladed objects in SM-100 but it’s perfect for handles or scales, I mean titanium on its own is a soft alloy compared to steel and I think SM-100 would make a cool piece that is not just a collectors knife and is a working knife in terms of scales or handles material.bearfacedkiller wrote:Found it.
As I have mentioned above there is one or two other custom knife makers making knives out of SM-100 so even if I managed to get hold of some SM-100 it wouldn’t be unique and I’m not the type of person who like a lot of attention and wouldn’t brag about it either but I’m just thinking out loud. Spyderco is one of the best companies to push the limits of materials that can be used in and with the fabrication of knives so throwing ideas around and thinking out loud can spark new ideas and even leed to breakthroughs. I’m only trying to add to our community and if it’s a bad idea then at least some one has learned something from it, with out spending a penny. Sharing ideas and making mistakes is how we learn and what makes us human.