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    Ive been wanting the cold steel spartan for a while now and i know how strong the lock is but i don't really know much about how well the blade can maintain its edge and the point. Could anyone tell me about how the blade holds its edge and point? thanks

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    Edge retention is on par with other AUS8, however the stock is pretty thick, so reprofiling is a pain

    Tip is thick and holds up well

    Most important thing is I'd say find one to hold in your hand. It is bigger than you think, which is why I had CM mod mine


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    oh so how is the rust resistant? and did you mod it like that because so you have more than one place to hold?

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    It isn't very rust resistant. I got rust spots on mine even though it had a corrosion inhibitor on the blade. The bead blast finish is probably to blame there.

    The stonewash finish on the new Voyagers is much better in this regard.

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    The AUS8 is bead blasted which makes it a bit of a rust magnet, but polishing the blade is fairly easy and helps alleviate the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insipid Moniker View Post
    The AUS8 is bead blasted which makes it a bit of a rust magnet, but polishing the blade is fairly easy and helps alleviate the problem.
    Exactly.



    not a very good job, but since then, I have had zero spotting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insipid Moniker View Post
    The AUS8 is bead blasted which makes it a bit of a rust magnet, but polishing the blade is fairly easy and helps alleviate the problem.
    could you tell me how to polish it? sorry I'm not very smart, I'm only 13

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    Charlie Mike's Fresno Felon special edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powernoodle View Post

    Charlie Mike's Fresno Felon special edition.
    wow! that looks sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobjoe View Post
    could you tell me how to polish it? sorry I'm not very smart, I'm only 13
    Get sandpaper of multiple grits, start with around 120 (normal sandpaper), then move to about 600, and then 1000 and then finish with 2000 and flitz

    Powernoodle, I always love seeing that knife

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    Quote Originally Posted by res1cue View Post
    Get sandpaper of multiple grits, start with around 120 (normal sandpaper), then move to about 600, and then 1000 and then finish with 2000 and flitz

    Powernoodle, I always love seeing that knife
    oh ok thanks ill do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobjoe View Post
    oh ok thanks ill do that
    It's very rewarding, and something to do with your hands while watching TV. AUS8 polishes up pretty well








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    Quote Originally Posted by powernoodle View Post

    Charlie Mike's Fresno Felon special edition.
    That came out really nice. It was one of my favorite mods to do.

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the knives I cannot buy, the budget to buy ones I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mike View Post
    That came out really nice. It was one of my favorite mods to do.
    What did you do to remove that annoying pinkie hook?

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    Dremel cut off wheel and clean up with my belt grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobjoe View Post
    could you tell me how to polish it? sorry I'm not very smart, I'm only 13
    Don't sell yourself short, you''re inexperienced, but smart enough to recognize it and ask questions.

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    I feel like I've stolen an idea now, but I liked that Fresno Felon special edition too much and had to try it with my Spartan.

    My handle's a bit different though - I added another finger space around the pivot, so I can hold a bit closer to the blade if needed.

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    Great job on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Mike View Post
    Great job on that!
    Thanks! I love modding knives, and this was a great excuse to try it on a knife I don't typically use much. That might change now, though...
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