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Old 12-28-2012, 06:41 AM   #4081
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Those are nice! I see by the pine needles that you had to chop your way under the Xmas tree to get to more presents.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:31 AM   #4082
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Well, I was pretty bummed when I lost one of these on my 'round the country trip



A Spyderco sprint run Paramilitary2 with gray G10 handles and Carpenter's CTS 20CP steel. A great knife, nice size with great edge retention and a ergonomically easy to operate lock. Really, the first knife I've lost, ever. I still have the first Spydie I bought, 30 years ago.

So, off to my favorite purveyor, and found another sprint run Para2, with brown G10 and CPM S35VN steel.

I'm out the $ of course, but I had gotten really attached to that Para2 that I lost. I figured I'd just grab another Para2 with the black scales, but when I saw the brown version, I was all in the store! I've got enough black knives- a bit of color is nice.

As for the steel, I was impressed with the earlier alloy, CTS 20CP. I probably will not notice a huge improvement over that, but what the heck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:17 PM   #4083
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Every time I enter this thread I get a pop-up request to log into "premiumknives.com". Is this happening to anyone else?
I fixed my computer. Go to Control Pannel, Internet Options, Security, Add On Manager, Disable " Helper " add-ons.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #4084
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My first Benchmade Gold Class: the Ares. It has an M390 blade (a supersteel) and titanium handle.

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #4085
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Hummm, M390 is a powder metal product. Won't that be brittle? I would think the forging would eliminate that, aye?
Link:http://www.bohler-edelstahl.com/files/M390DE.pdf
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:43 PM   #4086
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Most of the top knife steels are powder these days
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:51 AM   #4087
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^ +1 on that. Never got to handle any of those steels. It would be nice to hear a little from those that have. Edge retention, ability to sharpen and chip/snap/flex of blade?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #4088
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Not expensive, but a nice stocking stuffer:

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #4089
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I've got a few "powdered" metal knives- both the Para2s from above are powdered metals. I'm pretty sure my Manix2 is a Crucible steel, CPM S30V, same as in my first Para2.

Edge retention seems to be the biggest reason to go with a powdered steel, but sharpening them does seem to take a bit more attention than a VG10, for example. I use ceramic sticks (a Spyderco Sharpmaker) or diamond "stones" (a Wicked Edge) on my fancy steels. As the steel has good edge retention, this is thankfully not required as often. I have yet to chip or break a hard steel blade, but I tend to not do things that would chip a knife regardless of the blade steel, let alone break a blade.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:11 PM   #4090
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^ +1 on that. Never got to handle any of those steels. It would be nice to hear a little from those that have. Edge retention, ability to sharpen and chip/snap/flex of blade?
Edge retention is incredible but sharpening is a real bear. I once reprofiled a custom made S30V blade and it took many multi-hour sessions to finally create the new bevel. I have not experienced any chipping with a powder steel blade yet. The worst example I have for that is BG42 (a vacuum melt steel). I never pry with my knives so can't guess about flexing or snapping.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #4091
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Not expensive, but a nice stocking stuffer:

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I just got one too, love it but need to put a good edge on it since stock it was just OK. I needed a small under 3.5in blade to carry at a local Lab and bought this.



Right before this I got a new folder. See if anyone knows what make and model it is. BTW it is S30V.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #4092
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This was a great knife. Minimum weight, held a edge, and rugged. A veteran of many field dressings until the hing pin broke. Gerber issued credit but factory repare/replacement/new part was not possible. You can see the outline of the sharpeners position on the blade I used the most ( the one loaded ). Any thoughts on how one would make a new hing pin?



This is it"s stand in. Capability unproven at this point.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:32 AM   #4093
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santa got me one of these
UK legal so its small and short compared to some stuff on here, and it doesnt lock but the detent is so strong it doesnt really need to. not sure how long the tip will last


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Old 12-31-2012, 09:27 AM   #4094
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santa got me one of these
UK legal so its small and short compared to some stuff on here, and it doesnt lock but the detent is so strong it doesnt really need to. not sure how long the tip will last


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Are you allowed to sharpen your umbrella tips in England?
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #4095
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Just got this in the mail. seems like a nice knife for the money at $60 . I, m not crazy about the sheath and may try to find or make a leather one.

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