We all know that the steel is only 30 percent of the equation for a great blade. And I’m not talking about the whole knife — ergonomy, lock quality, sheath, clip — just the blade: the main “Matter Separator” to quote Sal Glesser. Apart from the Steel they are the Heat Treating, the Grind and … Continue reading SPYDERCO MILITARY C36PIN PART III: WHITTLING WITH GHOST.
It has been 3 months since my Millie in CPM-M4 has landed in my pocket. I believe it’s time for an update about it since it has been used a lot. It is my first “new handle” C36 as mentioned here in my previous post. Is there any change in my end line user experience … Continue reading Military C36PIN Part II: Ghost’s edge.
For a funny reason I give name to knives I keep. It gives them more personality. For a strange reason all my C36 Military got name starting with G like Glesser. My Military Sprintrun CPM Cruewear is “Gandalf” because of its grey handle. My new Military with Natural G10 (or Jade G-10) and CPM M4 … Continue reading Military C36PIN CPM M4 Exclusive Run — Ghost in the Machine
Since its arrival my Crucarta has been used hard, fallen twice on rocks and pavement and been immerged in dirty water. Well this Shaman is made for that. In fact I have notice how well it could inserted between my CPM M4 Millie and my CPM 3V Tuff. Theyu both could be his parents. Knowing … Continue reading Crucarta’s Family — The Spyderco Shaman reveals its power.
A knife and a piece of wood make my day. I can sit and enjoy a good blade taking nice wooden chips. Steel chemistry is important, especially how fine its grain is. Back in the 90’s I have found how a Benchmade in M2HSS was more enjoyable than the same model in ATS-34. How is … Continue reading Pleasure of whittling — Which knife ?
This is a bud of an article about the BladeHQ exclusive Yojimbo2. At least there is picture. Story will come later in multiple update. I have reviewed the Michael Janich’s Yojimbo2 many time here. And I have been waiting for a tougher alloy for a long time: CPM-M4 is one of my favorite steel. Why … Continue reading Spyderco Yojimbo2 C85GM4P2 CPM-M4 The Jade Warrior.
As you know my experience with 52100 has been enhanced with the owning of a great Paramillie 2 Sprint Run. This steel is staining and pitting just by gazing at it hence the forced patina I have done to protect the pivot’s hidden part. But then ? After almost a year of rotation how 52100 … Continue reading 52100 A guilty pleasure !
It has been half a year of patience before my pre order turns into a mail call. Howard Korn from the Knifecenter.com was kind enough to send it to me as soon as he has received it. It was a quick 6 days of travelling from Fredericksburgh, Virginia to Paris. The name of this Para3 … Continue reading Spyderco C223GPDGY Para 3 Maxamet — The Grey Mouser.
What strikes first when you hold the Comrade is its thickness and weight. This 9 cm blade non-locking slipjoint folder is massive; once open, see how its beautiful classical lines are gentle to the eye. I have chosen the CPM S90V version with a camo G10 theme. As this non locking knife, it deserves some … Continue reading Manly Comrade S90V – Heavy Duty Slipjoint !
Thanks to my friend Dan Sharpe I had ordered a Manly Peak directly from the manufacturer in Sofia in Bulgaria. Having the choice of steel I had clicked on S90V but a D2 Tool Steel and CPM156 versions are also available. For a D2 version it will cost you around 50 euros with shipping. This … Continue reading Manly Peak S90V — First glimpse at a Bulgarian Wonder.