A lot of folks are now getting Maxamet steel with the manix2 LW maxamet and Native 5 LW maxamet that have recently released from spyderco this year. ive waited a bit because i already have a Maxamet Mule team fixed blade (carbon fiber scales from halpern titanium). i would like to get a maxamet folder to EDC (cause i dont edc fixed blades). My mule team lasts forever, in fact i havent sharpened it yet. havent needed too. tho a few friends have sharpened maxamet with ease with Diamond stones. anyway, i generally use it to cut lots and lots of cardboard boxes or food. The point of this thread tho, is chipping. i haven't had ANY issues with chipping on the maxamet mule team fixed blade. i did recently just had my s110v manix2 blurple chip. oh i cried. but i digress. @Frankieblades on instagram had some minor chipping on his maxamet LW manix2 but after sharpening it, he put it through hell with some stress tests and its still kicking. this also happened to a few others, great after a first sharpening. however there are a handful of others who get constant chipping that wont stop even after sharpening. Nick Shabazz on instagram has a native 5 LW maxamet and his chipped after cutting some cardboard. i just finished watched @NickShabazz live and he spent almost 2 hours sharpening maxamet to 600grit. guess what, it chipped right after sharpening. also another guy that goes by @constantinol also has a maxamet blade that wont stop chipping. @doctorfrunky on instagram and youtube had no issues with chipping at all on his native 5. he just did a video cutting a bunch of cardboard. Does anyone else have these issues? @Sal Glesser do you know why this is happening? i assume that the few blades that work fine after hand sharpening are due to a burnt edge from sharpening at the factory (because maxamet is so hard to grind i assume the heat from grinding is causing it)... but maybe the heat treatment is too high a HRC on those that constantly chip? I remember someone saying they got a warranty replacement and spyderco replaced it and the new blade is perfect. maybe there was a bad batch? I have been going back and forth wanting to buy one of those two new maxamet knives but waited due to the rumor that they were going to make a PM2 in maxamet and im not a fan of the LW FRN. so i waited and watched what everyone has said about it from all over social media. Whats everyones thoughts here? btw i love Spyderco and i dont hold any of this against them at all. im more than sure they will do right by those that have the issue. just wanted to get a take on what everyone else thinks or if anyone else has run into this? did anyone have chipping with the maxamet mule team? let's gather some data. i dont think this is wide a spread issue at all. cause i have only a small percentage of people that i follow on instagram and youtube with these issues. but anyways, its an issue for a few that have said something about it.