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    Cleaning ceramic stones

    Thanks that's a good point you bring up. However I've soaked Spyderco ceramic stones on dozens of occasions with no apparent problems at all. I have noticed that the Spyderco medium/gray stones do take longer to completely dry out but other than that I've had no problems at all. But I agree...
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    Spyderco TASMAN PE for trade

    I have for trade a plain edged, Yellow handled, Spyderco TASMAN model with H-1 blade steel. It is slightly used but in overall great condition. I would like to trade it for a serrated Tasman or a current serrated Harpy. I will consider other trade offers but I'm only interested in Spyderco...
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    Cleaning ceramic stones

    If I ever find anything that cleans sharpening stones better than Barkeeper's Friend cleanser I'll switch immediately. But I haven't found anything that comes close to BKF. I'm always looking and always wanting to improve but BKF does so well I don't see how anything could do better. I...
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    Spyderco AUS-8

    I always had great luck with fully serrated blades in AUS-8. I still use my old original Catcherman model in full SE in AUS-8 and you couldn't buy it from me. I really loved the Catcherman with that steel and I've been trying to find a back up unit for it. Those aren't even easy to find in...
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    Has Spyderco ever used L6 Steel?

    That's interesting. That's the first person to hear speak that highly of it. However that old article I remember reading in one of the old BLADE magazines was from way back in the mid 90s if my memory is correct. I probably still have it. There are several tool steels that do make good...
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    Has Spyderco ever used L6 Steel?

    From what I remember reading about L-6 tool steel is that it was a steel more suited for edged striking tools like axes, hatchets and possibly machetes. I never remember anyone ever telling me that L-6 was a decent blade steel. This I believe would be a good question to pose to Larrin.
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    Spyderco Military ATS-34 Question

    Yeah I don't think they ever did make a GOLDEN, CO model with ATS-55>> I do believe that Rycen is right about that. I think that only Japan made models ever had ATS-55>> correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think I'm wrong on that one. But I did find it curious that they did make a Golden, CO...
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    Para Wharnie?

    Yeah I did hear something about that recently. I'll have to check it out when I get the time ( and money :D). I didn't like Tanto designs until I got my Spyderco C-46 Lum Tanto folder >> and I do carry it on occasions and find it to be a very functional design the way Bob Lum drew it up...
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    Para Wharnie?

    Yeah I like both of those steel choices as well. I've also had great luck with my M390 Military model. It's been an excellent EDC folder. I've yet to own a Spyder with K390 but I've heard nothing but good about it>> yeah Bring It On!!!
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    Para Wharnie?

    The Para2 has been one of my favorite models from the Golden Colorado facility for some time now. So I would welcome the Military or the Para2 either one with a "Wharncliffe" blade. I would also like to see them do both models in some type of tanto blade as well. As long as it's the same...
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    Anyone Else Anxious for New C-60 Ayoob Sprint?

    It will be well worth the wait I can assure you. I'm literally counting the days. The C-60 Ayoob has been one of my all time favorite Spyderco folders for quite some time now. I'm really grateful to Mr. Sal Glesser for agreeing to do the upcoming Sprint Run of the C-60 Ayoob in PE & SE...
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    Anyone Else Anxious for New C-60 Ayoob Sprint?

    That's an interesting point>> because the more I think about it I'm inclined to believe that a compression lock would probably deploy faster than the backlock on the original C-60. Although I don't consider the original locking system on this model to be bad by any means>> but I do think it...
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    Anyone Else Anxious for New C-60 Ayoob Sprint?

    If they ever did want to make something like the C-60 Ayoob with either a compression or ball bearing lock I would be first in line for that. However all the C-60 models I have I've never had any problems with the backlock system on any of them. I've never had any Spyderco lock ever fail on...
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    Anyone Else Anxious for New C-60 Ayoob Sprint?

    I really miss my Chinook III that I had to sell out of necessity to make good on some medical bills. I've also been a fan of the Chinook models for some time. I'm most definitely going to keep the new Chinook IV on my radar screen. There are more Spyderco fans that want to see the return...
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    Mule Team™ 28 CPM® SPY27

    I heard some rumors that the upcoming C-60 Sprint Run may indeed be made with SPY-27. I sure hope so because that would be a great folder to test out a newer blade steel. I'm just wondering how it would fare in a serrated blade? Because the upcoming C-60 Sprint Run will be done in SE & PE...
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    Anyone Else Anxious for New C-60 Ayoob Sprint?

    Yeah everyone of mine from both runs also have riveted construction. Which I'm not all that big on by the way. But there were a lot of us on the thread over at Spyderco.com that repeated several times that we would prefer screw type construction>> so let's just keep our fingers crossed. I...
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    Anyone Else Anxious for New C-60 Ayoob Sprint?

    First off I'm not trying to put any pressure on the good folks at Spyderco. But with the green light given on the New Sprint Run C-60 Ayoob model I've really been anxious to see how this new upcoming C-60 Sprint Run is going to turn out. I've got a continuing thread running over at...
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    1990s BUCKCOTE models?

    OK guys first off I'll admit right up front that I'm mainly a Spyderco fan these days for the most part. Although I did cut my knife loving teeth on Buck, Ka-Bar, Case and Queen Cutlery all the way back to my teenage days. And over the years I owned and used quite a few Buck models and a few...
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    M4 vs M390

    Not at all trying to be disagreeable>> but with the great results I've had with M390 I'm wondering if this "chipping" you've experienced might be a "heat treatment" problem of some sort. Because I've used my M390 Military model in some pretty harsh jobs and mine has held up really well.
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    M4 vs M390

    I've been EDCing an M390 Spyderco C-36 Military model for quite some time now. It's probably a bit big for some people's ideal EDC folder but I've had such great luck with it over the past 4 years with that blade. It sharpens up to a really wicked edge and maintains that edge really well as...
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