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Question about Spyderco G-10

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by TexMac, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. TexMac

    TexMac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2017
    I'm new to the forum and I'm hoping someone could help me with a question about Spyderco G-10 or maybe G-10 in general. First I'll say the first G-10 scale knife I purchased was around 20 years ago and I own around a dozen knives with G-10. I love G-10 because I buy knives to be used and G-10 seems to look great even after years. I have a Kershaw 1660g10 that I have carried daily for many years and it still looks like new. Anyway, a few weeks ago I purchased my first Spyderco, a Paramilitary 2 with S110V and the blurple scales. I love almost everything about the knife. Me being my clumsy self I dropped the PM2 from pocket height to the ground(couple feet) and when I picked it up I noticed the G-10 had taken significant damage in 3 spots. So my question is, is this just what I should expect from the Spyderco G-10 or is it just the blurple G-10?
  2. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    Pictures would help. What is "significant damage" to you might not even be noticeable to me. I must say that any damage from minor impact is not something I have seen in any of my Spyderco G-10 knives, and I own quite a few. It is not something I would expect in a genuine Spyderco product, but there are many, many fakes out there.
  3. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
  4. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    G10 is usually tough stuff. Let's see some pictures.

    That blue is beautiful, isn't it?
  5. JD Spydo

    JD Spydo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    There is a product that really rejuvenates G-10 like nothing else I've ever tried. The product is called "Ballistol" and you can get it in a variety of places. I've gotten most of mine through the Spyderco Factory Outlet. But there are many places and vendors that carry it. It honestly seems to heel up G-10 like a good anti-biotic salve.

    Ballistol has a bit of a weird smell to it but it goes away after a while. Also I usually clean my G-10 with either Platinum Dawn dishwashing soap or the other one called "Overnight Dawn" >> you can get both of them at most grocery stores or at any of those Dollar stores.
  6. TexMac

    TexMac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2017
    Thanks for the replies. I'll try to add some pictures. The word significant was probably unfair. Kind of like the first scratch on a new car, to me it looks terrible but realistically it's not that bad. My concern was that the G10 kind of feathered and the layers separated. I was able to smooth it back out with a finger nail file. I just haven't really noticed this before on my other G10 scale knives. I did purchase my PM2 from a authorized retailer online and yes I do love the blue scales. I will try some balistol to see if it helps.
  7. bearfacedkiller


    Jan 23, 2014
    I sometimes have butterfingers and have a dropped G10 on hard surfaces a few times. A small mark/scuff is fairly common but I have never had any significant damage. It seems to fade with time too. I think as the oils from my hand work into the scuff it fades away a bit.
  8. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Depends upon what you drop it on and how it hits. Grass - No, Angled Granite Boulder - Yes.

    Just be happy it wasn't the point or edge of the blade.
  9. skwurll


    Oct 12, 2008
    I've always thought the Blue G-10 has a bit of a different consistency & feel, for example, than the Black G-10. The Blue G-10 on the S110V models seems denser, harder and more chip prone than the others. There is definitely a difference - assumed it had to do w/the translucent aspect of the G10. The translucent G10's are probably slightly different compositionally.
  10. TexMac

    TexMac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2017
    Thank you for the reply, I bought a set of black g-10 factory scales and they do seem to be slightly different. I'm going to switch them out and save to the blue scales.

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