That would be me. I just like the Taichung logo better and of all things the web like design.
JonLeBlanc wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:50 amInteresting pictures, I also think the Taichung engraving looks cool. Another interesting observation I've had is the coloring of the engraving on the 52100 PM2; it has a golden-ish cast to it that looks really good against the satin gray of the carbon steel. I almost wish it was more apparent or brighter whatever, and if all spydercos had that I think it would be cool too.
Yeah doesn't it look cool on the 52100!? Gives a nice little flash of color. I have two 52100's, one is pristine and the gold hue still shows brightly and the other is patina'd so the gold is mostly dulled which is interesting given what OP said about it looking like oxidation under his microscope.Joey wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:59 amI’ve noticed that on my 52100 PM2 as well, and wondered if it was chosen because of the handle material (full CF)? Either way I think it looks so neat in comparison to other blades from Golden.
Nice pictures! What are the specs on that bad boy? I need a good microscope too. My 10X loupe shows the neat engraving, but I want something that zooms in further.
What's the magnification on that?Zatx wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:38 am
Here is a picture of the edge that came on my new Amalgam. This is the sharpest knife I've ever received from the factory, and the image reveals why; it is entirely devoid of a burr without a micro-bevel, which is remarkable.
After you posted this I took off the Taichung clip and put on a Golden; I didn't care for it as much. The Taichung end is lower and flatter, so it doesn't hang on stuff as often. Also, the Taichung version sits lower/closer to the knife scale which also helps with avoiding bumps/snags.gundamaniac wrote: ↑Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pmWow, nice images Zatx! I too find the logo differences quite interesting. I always thought it was really neat that Spyderco took the tool path for their Taichung logos and made it part of the design, adding a sort of texture to the logo. I like both the Golden and Taichung blade logos.
That said, I prefer the clips on the Golden knives; the ends of the clips are shaped slightly more pleasingly aesthetically than the Taichung clips in my opinion, and I also prefer the logo on the Golden clips.