- Mar 3, 2013
Endela Lightweight Thin Red Line VG-10 CombinationEdge Black/Red FRN C243FPSBKRD (Japan) is/was in stock at some dealers.
I'm sure that this has been discussed, but I seem to have missed it. Is s45 noticeably better than s30? Does anyone here have significant experience using both materials?Although the Para3 CPM-S45VN Black DLC Blade Black G-10 C223GPBK is not a new model it has quite a few upgrades. The blade steel is S45VN not S30V and the Blackout makes all hardware, clip and liners black DLC coated. They're trickling into dealers.
I'm sure that this has been discussed, but I seem to have missed it. Is s45 noticeably better than s30? Does anyone here have significant experience using both materials?
I saw BladeHQ had cancelled & credited my pre-order for the PM2 Cruwear (C81MPCW2) today. Has this happen to anyone else?
BladeHQ just got back to me. I had to update my payment info a couple months ago when they e-mailed (which I did). Unsure what happen since then. My own fault, no biggie.
Thanks so much. It's hard to imagine that even a single user of S45VN will actually be able to appreciate this difference over s30.There’s a good detailed article which talks about it.
The newest stainless steel from Crucible! Is it really an improvement over S30V and S35VN? Information on toughness, corrosion resistance, and more.knifesteelnerds.com
In summary they said:
“The main changes we expect from S45VN vs S35VN and S30V are an improvement in corrosion resistance due to the increase in Cr of about 1%. We expect a reduction in toughness when compared with S35VN because of the increase in total carbide content. The design including niobium and nitrogen additions should help maintain toughness similar to or better than S30V. Edge retention is covered later in this article. The increase in Cr in solution puts S45VN at a similar Cr-level to Elmax, but it is still somewhat below S110V and M390.”
I'm really hoping the price increase isn't going to be across the board for all knives. For instance, I've notice a few websites increasing ZTs by $20. Let's hope the same doesn't happen with spydercos as well.I read from the spryderco forum that there is already a price increase. Is it just some greedy dealers or all across the board (i.e., by the manufacturer)?
Ended up caving and getting the satin version. Haven’t bought a knife in a while. Probably gonna end up pairing it with some cf scales.Restock of Dealer Exclusives:
- ParaMilitary2 Tanto Black PVD CPM-S30V Blade Black G-10 C81GPTBK2 BladeHQ (USA) - JUL 2020
- ParaMilitary2 Tanto CPM-S30V Satin Blade Black G-10 C81GPT2 BladeHQ (USA) - DEC 2020