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Spyderco CPM S110V MIlitary Full Review

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Ankerson, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    This has been a long time waiting for the Military in S110V to come out.

    Got it last week and been working on testing it on 5/8" Manila rope, cardboard, Zip Ties, Wood, and Power Cord.

    Reprofiled to 15 Degrees per side and sharpened to 400 grit silicon carbide finish (40 Micron).

    1st up is the rope, cut 5/8" manila rope until 20 lbs of downforce was reached making draw cuts. It made 1,080 cuts with no edge damage and would slice phone book paper after testing.



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    Sharpened the knife back up after the rope stage.

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    Next up was cardboard, cut 6,000 linear ft of cardboard checking every 500 ft for phone book paper sharpness, would still slice phone book paper after this stage, zero edge damage.

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    Next was wood, tested to check for edge strength, no edge damage was noticed and will still slice phone book paper.

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    Next up was 175# zip ties, no edge damage and still slicing phone book paper.


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    Last stage was Power Cord, no edge damage and still slicing phone book paper.

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    Conclusion:

    Performance was excellent and suffered no edge damage. Fit and finish was good, no blade play noticed in testing.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
  2. NjMS

    NjMS

    120
    Feb 8, 2016
    6,000ft of cardboard. That's.... A LOT.

    It's interesting to see that it cut less rope than your Maxamet Mule team review by a good margin. But more cardboard by 2,000 ft. Any comments on that. I'm still learning the knife steel differences and things like this are very curious to me.

    Thanks for another review. Loving it.

    Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
     
  3. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    The MT did well on rope, but it wasn't as sharp after testing as the Military, the high hardness put the MT over the edge on the rope and it was very aggressive so it just kept cutting.

    However once the knife loses phone book paper sharpness I will stop on cardboard, the MT lost it between 3500 and 4000 ft, with the Military I just stopped at 6,000 ft, it could have cut a lot more.

    I try and keep the cardboard to a reasonable amount. ;)
     
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  4. kda89508

    kda89508 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Sounds like this one stayed good and sharp. Is this going to be your new edc 😊? Kevin 😊
     
  5. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Been waiting the this one for awhile now. :D

    YUP. :thumbup:
     
  6. kda89508

    kda89508 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    I would have never guessed 😄😄😄😄
    Kevin 👍
     
  7. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    I usually tend to go back to a Military as my EDC, still carried my S30V Military and still will. :)
     
  8. mobilerd

    mobilerd

    388
    Jan 10, 2012
    How does CPM S110V compare to CPM 10V?
     
  9. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    What is it that you want to know?
     
  10. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    As always, thank you so much for putting in the time, effort and money to do this testing.
     
  11. mobilerd

    mobilerd

    388
    Jan 10, 2012
    Just ordered a K2 CPM10V and was wondering if I could expect similar performance as your CPM S110V Millatary. Noticed your avatar was CPM10V and thought you may have tested it.
     
  12. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    They are similar, the K2 is a heavier use type knife than the Military.

    As a side note the K2 and this S110V Military are the only 2 production knives I cut over a linear mile of cardboard with and was still able to slice phone book paper.

    K2 Review:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...Full-Review-and-testing?highlight=Spyderco+k2
     
  13. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Just to show how much cardboard this really is, here is my bins, blue one is the recycle bin, it's full of cardboard already, the cardboard from the Military is in the tarp. Thankfully the bin goes out this week, but will be full again once I put the Military cardboard in it. :eek:

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  14. mobilerd

    mobilerd

    388
    Jan 10, 2012
    Many thanks for your efforts. BTW KW has K2's discounted to 144 bucks, sweet deal.
     
  15. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Where do you get all the cardboard from? Thanks for the test also.
     
  16. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Grocery Store. :)
     
  17. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Another home run for Spyderco. Nice results and nice testing Jim. Wow. I don't think I'd want to arm wrestle you... :D I always had an impression that the Military was a bit large for pocket carry, but I might have to re evaluate that....
     
  18. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    They carry smaller than people think. :D
     
  19. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Jim, you did an outstanding job. That Millie had wonderful performance. Really great! I appreciate all of your hard work.
    Don
     
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  20. gglotz83

    gglotz83

    198
    Feb 7, 2014
    Yep, when closed, the military is only slightly larger than the PM2

    Fantastic review, Jim!
     

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