<mattman liked this>jpm2 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:42 pmI made knives in the 80's & 90's from m35, m42, and t42 parting tools in mid to high 60's hrc, stock removal, so can appreciate the difficulty working with this type of material, keeping in mind I didn't have to deal with HT.
For 30 years I've longed for a folder with the same performance as my home made ones, though never thought it would happen. In the meantime I used an m2 bladed folder, which at the time was miles ahead of everything else out there, but still slightly lacking what I was used to.
I hated to see m2 fade away.
Thanks Sal and the Spyderco gang for bringing us folding maxamet.
Just one of several reasons I feel like y'all truly stand alone in the knife world. I hope to see the obstacles working with maxamet type steels overcome. If anyone can do it, y'all can.
Can you further explain the m4 staining under the dlc? Do you actually see this occurring?ZeroRange wrote: ↑Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:23 amYeah I seen a Maxamet Para 3 go for $270 recently so when eBay offered the 15% off coupon I jumped on one for $265 at $225 total. I was frustrated not getting a Rex so I got the Maxamet but then the following day I got a Rex from BHQ lol. I'm going to let Maxamet patina and I'll keep Rex oiled but I want to see the edge performance. M4 had been great but already stained under the DLC and M390 has been a joy to sharpen but the edge has been fragile.
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