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REX 45 Burnt Orange Paramilitary 2 Sprint Run

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by bin31z, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I would say that's a good day!
     
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  2. darth_cholo

    darth_cholo

    374
    Mar 29, 2010
    Added this to my supersteel pm2 collection. I'd only trade out a maxamet if I ever got one.
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  3. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I just put this steel through its paces for the day. Cardboard , wood, zip ties doing some lights on the Pathfinder and even hit metal a few times. It's still 99% and shaves. I'm in love .

    D2, M4,M390 , 20CV will not touch this stuff.

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  4. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I was looking into Rit dye. The only other color I would enjoy is brown.

    Blue plus orange = brown. Not sure if I have the 00
     
  5. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    In what respect? Just curious. Not that I'm disappointed to hear the accolades.

    (I haven't yet carried my Para 3 as I've been swapping back and forth between Maxamet Para 3 and S110V PM2.)

    Thanks.
     
  6. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    So far in both durability and edge retention it's proving itself. It's just user experience on my end. It's hard and tough.

    But I cut different media all day and hit metal on my vehicle multiple times while working and it's surpassing anything I've used to date.

    This steel is the only super steel I've jumped on in years. I'm happy.

    With that said. I have never used Max steel.
     
  7. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    So. Rex 45 >Elmax,S90V,M390, 20CV, 3V for my use in a folder. Cpm 154,D2 and S35vn are still my babies for basic EDC steel.

    I have not used Cru, Hap 40, Max or ZDP.
     
  8. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    That's great to hear. I took a flyer when I ordered the Para 3 in Rex 45.

    I purchased it to round out my recent acquisition of S110V, Maxamet and Cru-Wear during this resurgence of enthusiasm for high performance steel. (I'd sort of lost the passion for a while.)

    Feels good to have chosen well. Thanks for sharing your experience. :cool:
     
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  9. darth_cholo

    darth_cholo

    374
    Mar 29, 2010
    We're such steel snobs (me included) . Spyderco sounds like the only company feeding our addiction like this.
     
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  10. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    "Snobs" is such an ugly term. I think "discerning connoisseurs" would be much more fitting. :cool:

    (Patiently awaiting the arrival of a K390 bladed "Urban LW" so I can see what all the hoopla is about with that steel. All in the interest of science, of course. ;))
     
  11. Gaspumps

    Gaspumps

    214
    May 14, 2012
    Got my models wrong. Urban LW is great. Would like UKPK in K390 since I can't find a REX45 Para 3
     
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  12. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    The K390 Urban was a sprint run that dropped in early 2017. You might still find a dealer with one in stock. Probably easier to keep your eyes on the Exchange for one.
     
  13. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Sorry if my post was confusing. I'm patiently awaiting the K390 Urban LW which I purchased a few days back from a fellow forum member that posted one up on the exchange.

    I blame Shawn.


    :cool:
     
  14. husq2100

    husq2100

    171
    Mar 3, 2013

    Let me know if you have any Spyderco factory PM2 scales for sale.
     
  15. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    5 day's of cutting cardboard, wire, fish, plastic and wood. It still shaves. This stuff is #1. No damage. Btw :thumbsup: :cool: frog lube liquid :). No patina so far. It should come nice and natural over time.

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  16. blame it on god

    blame it on god Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 21, 2013
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    Cardboard only and a lot of it. Cleaned on a .25m strop more than stropped.
     
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  17. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    .5 micron paste on smooth leather here. Followed by a moment on bare suede.

    Also bent the clip a little to make is more low profile. Makes a difference with a hard grip.
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  18. Dodgie02

    Dodgie02

    76
    Jul 8, 2017
    Really now? That's amazing. When I was still putting my blades through hard use including occasional accidents where metal was struck, cruwear and even S110V (which I find very durable and not too prone to chipping) chipped.
    Not the case at all with Rex 45? Sounds too good to be true haha. I've been treating my paramilitary Rex 2 with extreme care because I'm happy I even got one but you're saying it's save to put it through some kind harder (ab)use?
     
  19. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I've cut whatever needs to be cut. It's not unubtanium. But it's great. It seems to keep a shaving edge on the .5 micron paste with daily use.

    The damage from the impact with the steel is so minimal it does not effect performance. It is the tiniest maybe .10 mm flat spot. That is disappearing with stropping .

    It's dang good stuff.

    It is acting like the 61 hrc D2 that was on my custom Dozier for toughness but way better edge retention.

    This stuff is supposedly 63+. So that explains the edge holding.
     
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  20. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Bob Dozier knows his way around a blade. (I'm fortunate enough to own a couple of his prototypes and to call the man friend, though it's been some years since I last saw him.)
     

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