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My LC200N Mule Rusted. How is that possible??

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by neffarious, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Good test. Keep us posted.
  2. mattmanyam


    Apr 28, 2010
    I wonder if Halpern would make some ti hardware for you guys, this should eliminate galvanic effects, I believe?
  3. neffarious


    Jun 23, 2012
    I asked, no response.
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  4. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013

    You would think that with a name Halpern Titanium they would.
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  5. PeterS84

    PeterS84 Sharpening addict, collector of "super steels"

    May 9, 2018
    Just out of curiosity, has anybody experimented with using alternative/non-metallic materials for pinning the scales (e.g. G-10 or Micarta pins sanded flush with the scales and epoxied in place)?
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  6. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Quite a few in the custom world. Not sire about production.
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  7. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    On Lance's new fixed blades, we're using glue. to fasten the G-10 scales to the blade.

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  8. neffarious


    Jun 23, 2012
    Fishing trip later in the Atlantic. I cut bait with it and the salt 2. Both were left in the deck with salt and fish all over them. Both look very good after a clean up. Carribean spent the day kayaking the intercoastal and wet most of the time. No real use other than cutting a bag of ice open but also pristine. I'm really loving this steel.
  9. sailhand


    May 12, 2014
    Has anyone looked at crevice corrosion as a possible cause. Rigging on boats suffers crevice corrosion in 316 stainless all the time. Google crevice corrosion on Wikipedia definitely worth a read.
  10. NoFair


    Jun 30, 2006
    Some makers use G10/micarta pins in addition to the epoxy. Might make it even sturdier if someone batons it into a stump or something ;)
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  11. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    The waterway has internal pins. The prototype they sent me spent months on the kayak exposed to hard use and harsh elements. I was definitely not gentle with it. It’s a tough knife and the handle construction is very solid.
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  12. NoFair


    Jun 30, 2006
    That would would solve any issues that might arise from just gluing them on :) Cheers Lance
  13. perchjerk


    May 27, 2009
    Now if only they would just release the waterway!!! I.cant.wait!!!!
  14. Bill1170


    Dec 20, 2007
    I knew a guy in Florida who built and raced a carbon fiber hulled trimaran. He told me the CF was electrically active and that his type 316 stainless screws into the hull rusted out very quickly due to galvanic corrosion, and he was constantly replacing them. I’m thinking that CF scales held on with bolts might cause the same problem. Lance’s Waterway prototype with hidden pins and bonded G-10 scales should be just as good WRT corrosion as a bare blade, and a lot better in the hand.
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  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I don't think that it's quite the same thing here. The "electrically active" hull would be caused by water moving across its surface much of the time, giving it some kind of a static charge. While CF does conduct electricity (and G10 is an insulator), I don't think this would be quite the same with a pair of knife scales, unless the user was constantly rubbing them down, ala "My precious". ;)
  16. Bill1170


    Dec 20, 2007
    Perhaps I was not sufficiently precise in my wording. By “electrically active” I meant conductive and capable of being one half of a galvanic cell. My understanding of galvanic cells is that they require an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte in contact with both poles. Consider a stainless steel tang bolted to carbon fiber scales with a layer of salt water touching all of it. Wouldn’t this qualify as a galvanic cell?
  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Ah, no, I didn't understand you that way. Yes, I suppose that could be a possibility. Would need to confirm the galvanic potential of the various materials.
  18. Bill1170


    Dec 20, 2007
  19. TNelsonny


    Dec 3, 2018
  20. Wayne Tj

    Wayne Tj

    Jan 12, 2019
    What were Spyderco’s test results?

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