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    More Edge Retention Testing - Rex 45, Maxamet, SPY27, XHP, CPM-T15, 420, Rex 76

    The good news is that now we don't have to throw all of our old knives away. :cool: 🥳
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    More Edge Retention Testing - Rex 45, Maxamet, SPY27, XHP, CPM-T15, 420, Rex 76

    @Bigfattyt FWIW, years ago I was having a discussion with P.J. Tomes (master smith) about why he used 12c27 for his stainless blades. (He was known, of course, for his forged 52100 blades.) He said that he used it because it was the closest in performance to his forged steel. The tests that...
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    Favorite stone for setting bevels and minor repair?

    I didn't mean the swarf, my friend. I should have expressed myself better. I meant cleaning up any deeper grooves / fissures in the bevel / edge, from the more aggressive stone. Depending upon what kind of edge the sharpener is going for...coarser or less coarse. Those take some additional...
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    Favorite stone for setting bevels and minor repair?

    On the other hand, less cleanup required...all things being equal. There's a balance there somewhere that is probably close to ideal.
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    Suggestions for Stropping Compound

    @NORTHWEST_KNIFE_GUY has some excellent diamond spray. I've been using the 1 micron on a variety of knives.
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    More Edge Retention Testing - Rex 45, Maxamet, SPY27, XHP, CPM-T15, 420, Rex 76

    As I mentioned in the original thread in the "sticky" at the top of the page...awesome addition to the data you have shared with us. It's fascinating to see how the steels compare to one another. I am very impressed with how well balanced your MagnaCut is proving. Looking forward to getting...
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    I Tested the Edge Retention of 48 Steels

    Great addition, @Larrin . The charts are particularly instructive, (I was happy to see how well CPM Cru-Wear continues to hold up), and impressed by how well balanced your MagnaCut is proving. I'll look forward to the opportunity to get a knife or two with it.
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    Has Spyderco ever used L6 Steel?

    I have a small wharncliffe neck knife of L6 made for me years ago by a former member of these forums. Haven't seen him around for a few years. In any case, it's a great utility knife when the cardboard boxes need dispatching. Good stuff, in my limited experience with it.
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    Do you have any dealbreakers?

    Makers, whether custom or production, who have a history of less than honorable behavior. Any deceptive practice. Poor craftsmanship, heat treat...or failure to put a decent edge on what is supposed to be a knife. Don't make me do the work for you. Useless, fantasy land and mall ninja...
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    Les George Assassin

    I think you are missing the point, somewhat. Nobody thinks that someone will be prosecuted because of the name...but a cursory viewing of the news these days shows folks being prosecuted for what would appear to be straight up self defense...because of various societal issues at the moment...
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    Military steel choice....52100, S110V, S30V, S90V, or? (Ultimately I chose M4)

    You won't regret M4...imho. Takes a wicked, aggressive edge.
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    Grit rating of a Fine India

    I think I've had my stone since before I bought my home here...which is 18 years ago...so, it's probably 20+ years old.
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    Grit rating of a Fine India

    According to one site: Norton India and Norton Crystolon Grit Chart Stone Type Coarse Grit Medium Grit Fine Stones Norton India Stone 150 240 400 Norton Cystolon Stone 120 180 320 However, I seem to recall my old Fine India being rated at somewhere in the high 200's to low 300's...
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    Les George Assassin

    I agree. None of that stuff on any of my stuff. FWIW, I'm certainly agnostic on the term, but I understand in the trout and salmon communities, the name @steelhead seeker is anathema. :cool:
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    Les George Assassin

    @Centermass So, I guess this means you don't want me to send those "Punisher" stickers now? 😜👮‍♂️
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    Any Winkler fans?

    Funny, while I was still an LEO I never paid that much attention to Winkler's more tactical pieces he was just beginning to come out with. Now I sort of wish I had picked up some. The cool thing about the piece I have, (above), is that it reminds me of "Last of the Mohicans", the waterfall...
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    Les George Assassin

    I can't cite a case where that's the only factor between guilt and innocence or a stretch in the big house...but I will tell you that character assassination in the courtroom is real. Even if objected to and ruled upon by the judge, the purpose is to get something before the jury because they...
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    Someone, anyone, name a court case...

    My friend and colleague @shane45-1911 has it right. Whether it's the prosecution, or the defense, whichever side is served via character assassination, rest assured it will be employed. Winning the hearts and minds of the jury and / or the presiding judge is all part of the theater of the...
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    Military steel choice....52100, S110V, S30V, S90V, or? (Ultimately I chose M4)

    Diamonds will be your friend...though you can touch up on the Spyderco Sharpmaker hones.
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    Metal Complex de-monetized

    Paranoia is hardly an appropriate term and one that has never been used in connection with me...in my personal or professional life. We may have a different view of things. If I am wrong, I'm wrong. In any case, that's my last comment on the matter. I will keep my reasons to myself.
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