Year of the Giveaway - March

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Year of the Giveaway - March

Postby Niles » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:28 pm

Hello All,

Tvenuto started a thread with the idea of having a giveaway every month this year. I was the winner of his giveaway, so I'm doing March.

Up for grabs is a used but in great condition Spyderco Native III:


To enter just post below telling us what your favorite steel is and why (or if you don't know/care just post up an "I'm in"), and your post number will be your entry number. I will use to pick a number on the 31st of this month.

Though not a requirement to enter, it'd be awesome that if you win, you agree to host the giveaway for April and continue what Tvenuto has started.

Thanks to all, and good luck!
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Postby Dodge » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:37 pm

I'm in. I like Super blue because is its closeness to the historical steels of Japan.
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Postby gijoe945 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:04 pm

I'm in. I like vg-10 because it is the best all around steel for the money.

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Postby mrphotoman » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:29 pm

I'm in. I am not sure what my favorite steel is but from what I have read so far I think the ZDP-189. Thanks!

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Postby kromo » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:53 pm

i'm in, of course.
Favorite steel? vg-10.
but i like the super blue too

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Postby impulse2010 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:33 pm

I'M In.

And so far my favorite out of my 2 spyderco's is the vg10. Seems to keep a good edge and i have been wanting to try sv30 steel. Hopefully soon.

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Postby gbelleh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:40 pm

Great giveaway! But please don't include me (I've already won 3 knives in the last 3 months).

My all around favorite steel is probably VG-10.

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Postby xceptnl » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:56 pm

Thanks for the giveaway. Paying it forward I will pass my entry onto the next poster. My favorite steels are CPM-D2 and CTS-XHP. I love the edge retention and they take a nice polish.
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Postby Ferris Wheels » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:48 pm

I am in! My favorite steel is CTS-20CP because it just keeps cutting and cutting and cutting. Sharpens extremely easy for its edge holding ability.
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Postby Holland » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

My favourite used to be superblue, but m390 has taken over! Holds its edge like a champ, and i really like that the edge rolls instead of chips

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Postby BadFish » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:50 pm

I'm in. My favorite steel would be h1. I fish and live on Lake Michigan perfect steel.

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:58 pm

I'm in. Just starting to sharpen so I don't have a favourite steel yet. Great contest, good on you for paying it forward!
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Postby BigBill5953 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:20 am

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite steel would have to be VG-10. It can take an edge really quick and holds it for a decent amount of time.

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Postby kennethsime » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:46 am

I'm in. My favorite steel is ZDP-189. It's the only real premium steel I've used extensively, beyond the generica german steels of Henckels and Wustof, or Victorinox's steel. Holds an edge like crazy, and is easy enough to sharpen.
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Postby Cheddarnut » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:08 am

Im in. My favorite steal is when indiana jones trades the bag of sand for the gold idol.
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Postby tvenuto » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:34 am

Thanks for keeping the ball rolling Niles! Don't enter me in this giveaway, but my current favorite is VG-10 for its all-around utility and ease of sharpening. I'm just starting to play with CTS-204P, and haven't had to sharpen it yet, so that might be next up.

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Postby notos&w » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:44 am

I'm in. I like ZDP/420J2 b/c I think the blending line looks cool and ZDP is a top notch steel.

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Postby pdptrow » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:23 am

I'm in. I like CTS-XHP on my Manix2. It is my main use folder which I was able to sharpen it very well and it cuts for long time.
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Postby prisoner6 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:34 am

I'm in. I like VG-10, but am warming to S30V of late. Just feels a little better to me. Would like to try the S35 on the Native 5 as well.

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Postby Jim Malone » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:44 pm

My favourite knife steel is CPM S30V
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