yablanowitz wrote:My first two Spyderco knives were a Delica and a Jess Horn lightweight, both PE and AUS 8. I was so underwhelmed by their performance that it was 10 years before I bought another Spyderco. The AUS 8 period may have been brief, but it wasn't brief enough for me. I like GIN-1/G2 a lot better.
I can appreciate where you're coming from YAB because I used a Renegade model with GIN-1 blade steel for my main EDC for almost a year>> obviously GIN-1 does not stack up to the newer steels in many ways but it wasn't junk either. Like my introduction says>> I did like my full Spyderedged AUS-8 models and I use my AUS-8 Catcherman almost daily and Spyderedged AUS-8 seems to do well.
The AUS-8 era was probably the shortest for a reason. And I forgot about the Jess Horn lightweight being one of the AUS-8 models. It seems like there was one more popular model that was also AUS-8 for a short time.
It is odd how some steels do well in Spyderedge that don't do so well in plain edge. Also I seem to remember another stainless handled Spyder was AUS-8 but I can't remember which one.
One premier model that was AUS-8 was the very first Bob Lum fixed blade. I still can't figure that one out?????