G10 Harpy?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by glocker199, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    In some cases and to some degree, yes. Some folks would definitely consider the more robust G-10 Harpy a better knife, overall, than the lighter Tasman with its thinner blade. OTOH, given Sal's assessment of the edge holding power of serrated H-1 and that it is impervious to rust, it would be pretty hard to argue that it's not a better steel than ATS-55 for a serrated blade.
  2. Liquid Cobra

    Liquid Cobra

    Feb 17, 2013
    Like I said. Subjective.
  3. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    Sweet blade. I have recently caught hawkbill fever and am pretty torn between almost all of the current models. I am thinking Matriarch 2 then harpy..
  4. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    With 0.15% carbon, is H-1 steel? :)
  5. JD Spydo

    JD Spydo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    I owned one and EDC carried it for almost 8 years as a companion blade. I always carry one conventional PE or CE blade with me daily but I have been carrying a Hawkbill model as a companion blade for some time now.

    My G-10 Harpy I believe was stolen from me along with 2 other models that came up missing at the time. I sorely miss my G-10 Harpy and truly wish that Spyderco would do at least a Sprint Run of the G-10 Harpy model. The only one I would prefer over it would be a Superhawk model but only if I could get one in Spyderedge because as far as I know they were only available in PE.

    Congratulations on getting a G-10 Harpy>> I'm sure you'll love it..

    Spyderco's Hawkbill are truly the best and as far as I'm concerned they are the only serious game in town. ATS-55 wasn't bad as a Spyderedged blade at all. I would truly love a G-10 Harpy in VG-10 or one of the supersteels.
  6. 303_enfield


    Jul 7, 2014
    Nice score! Now go buy a lottery ticket :D
  7. kidcoyote


    Jun 7, 2010
    I have one bought from a surplus store that bought it from a estate sale. only carried it a few times.
  8. Brock O Lee

    Brock O Lee

    Jun 29, 2011
    Very nice find! I would not pass on the opportunity if Spyderco decides to produce a G10 Harpy SE sprint...
  9. zkiller195


    Aug 7, 2014
    You must replace your seat belts often if this is how you open them regularly.
  10. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    By the current definition of steel, no it isn't. OTOH, Spyderco refers to it as steel, others refer to it as steel, it fills a role normally filled by stainless steel, and I'm not sure that anyone as come up with a generally accepted alternate descriptor for it and the other low carbon iron alloys that perform like stainless steels. Guess the real question is whether the definition of steel needs to be updated, or whether H-1 and its ilk should be given a title of their own.

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