My knife doesn't exist.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TheTourist, Mar 14, 2020.

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  1. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    A few weeks ago I bought a Spyderco Maxamet. It has the same shape as your garden variety traditional Spyderco.

    Since then I've noticed that the pictures of the "new Maxamet" show a handle with a differing shape. Are there two models, or did the factory make changes during the early run?

    Since I carry traditional models, I like mine since it "feels the same" in a pocket. Does anyone know why that model changed?--The Tourist

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  2. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2018
    Maxamet is the name of the steel your blade is made out of. Spyderco makes many different knives, with many different blade steels.

    Your knife is a Spyderco Native 5 LW. It has maxamet steel. It is not a "Spyderco Maxamet" :rolleyes:
     
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  3. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    Silent H--Your knife is a Spyderco Native 5 LW. It has maxamet steel. It is not a "Spyderco Maxamet"

    Ahhh, thanks for the clarification. When I ordered the knife the intake person didn't point out any differing models. It seems they had one and only one product number and shipped that.

    I like the knife, the shape at this point is moot. Then again, this wasn't the first time a product I ordered looked differently from its catalog picture.
     
  4. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2018
    Sounds like you need to shop at more reputable dealers who know what they're doing, I'd suggest starting with the dealers who support this site.
     
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  5. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    I think my purchase pre-dates my entry here, but I'm going to keep your suggestion in mind from now on.

    To be fair, I would define myself more of a "user" than a "collector." That's one of the reasons I look for new posts here several times per week.
     
  6. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    Feb 25, 2014
    Dangit, I just clicked in expecting to see the new Spyderco Schrodinger, but by opening the link I have squashed it into a known quantity.
     
  7. justjed

    justjed

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    Oct 23, 2010
    It would seem so, at first glance, but are you sure?
     
  8. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    At least now that you know it's location, you'll never be able to measure it's velocity.
     
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  9. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    [Facepalm] Ooooohhh, I get it now. [/Facepalm]

    I've been looking to replace my Model 390 forever, but when I search for "M390", the knife that pops up is way different than mine.

    Perhaps my knife does exist after all.
     
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  10. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    I got a good laugh out of this :D

    Spyderco does not put the name of the model on their blades (for the most patt anyways), but the steel it's made out of is always there under the Spyderco text.
     
  11. Feca10ne

    Feca10ne Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 29, 2020
    You wouldn't believe the results I get trying to find information on this old knife I have....

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  12. justjed

    justjed

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    Oct 23, 2010
    I'd believe!
     
  13. Sleepereaper

    Sleepereaper

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    Nov 27, 2012
    At least it wasn’t BBC.
     
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  14. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

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    Dec 7, 2019
    *laughs in Heisenberg
     
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  15. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    Sometimes, Google makes a guess at what it thinks you're looking for. One letter difference? On the internet?
     
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  16. Sleepereaper

    Sleepereaper

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    Nov 27, 2012
    Yeah I would assume you still would get some. Lmao
     
  17. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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  18. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    And under his previous user name (now banned for being a troll) the OP ran a knife sharpening business. One must ask the question, did @TheTourist suffer some sort of health emergency that would cause him to become a complete knife noob again or is he just trolling for attention.......again.

    Please folks, take nothing seriously that @TheTourist has to say. And if you want a bit of historical reference to read while much of us are stuck inside, take a look at his post history and the post history of his previous name @The Tourist https://www.bladeforums.com/search/82141133/
     
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  19. TheTourist

    TheTourist Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2019
    What? I take it you've never changed over the course of your life. I got into sharpening and forums in my late 20s. I am 70 years of age now.

    How about we rifle through your past, women, gambling drinking and all? Oh, I can hear the whining now, "But, Tourist, I joined a church, I got married, I had children..."

    Sorry, guy, that good stuff is boring. If one guy posts you were a schmuck in your 20s, then I see no reason to post your generosity and accomplishments. After all, turn-about is fair play...
     
  20. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    You were banned here 10 years ago. This isn't ancient history. And you are pulling the same garbage now that you did back then. You joined up this time around with a story that you forgot you were a member here despite having thousands of posts and a long history, including a knife sharping business, under a different banned name.

    I seriously hope your health is okay and not causing you to act this way. Seriously I do. That said, I think you are fine and this is just what you do on the internet for kicks.

    So with that, I'll again advise that not one person take you seriously. I'll stop posting in this thread now, as to not "derail" it further.
     
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