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Spyderco HAP40 Thread

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by SpeedHoles, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    Here is a place for all of us to post up photos of our new HAP40 Sprint run Seki knives. :)

    Post up thoughts & experiences, and discuss the performance of this new steel!
    I'll update as I use mine. :thumbup:




    Couple of freshies I just recieved!
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  2. Seneca18

    Seneca18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Just picked up a HAP 40 Delica today from the Spyderco outlet store. Haven't had a chance to "play" yet though.
     
  3. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02

    318
    Apr 3, 2014
    My Cyber Monday scores included the Endura. It's darker in person than in pictures online but still a cool color.

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  4. snipa

    snipa

    149
    Aug 30, 2013
    Got my Delica yesterday can't wait to put it to use.
     
  5. onionfan

    onionfan

    201
    Nov 29, 2008
    Has anyone noticed the hap40 endura being ground a little thinner than the standard vg10 ffg? I haven't got the calipers out yet, but it seems a lot thinner. I'm digging the endura, but haven't caught a delica in stock.
     
  6. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015

    The only other Endura I still own is full Spyderedge, so can't really compare.
     
  7. Razzle

    Razzle

    632
    Dec 28, 2014
    I'm sold. Really digging that subdued orange colour.
     
  8. onionfan

    onionfan

    201
    Nov 29, 2008
    A few pictures for comparison :

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    vg10 vs hap40


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    Hap40 vs damascus

    Didn't think I'd like the color, but wanted to try the hap40. Ended up really liking the orange too.
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  9. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    I should be getting a Delica tomorrow and am gonna put it straight into my pocket. I can't wait to reprofile this one. I'll post some pics when it gets here.
     
  10. nccole

    nccole

    Jun 2, 2011
    I've carried my Endura since I got it. Already got some scratches on the blade[emoji1]. Color is very cool, darker than pictures show. So far the steel is behaving like I like. Felt good on the brown stones and took a sharp but aggressive edge very easily @40°. I cut up a decent amount of cardboard and didn't notice any degradation in the level of sharpness. I chose the Endura in this series because I didn't have an Endura, but I might be getting more in HAP40! I'm going to play with it some more and then maybe send it to Jim for some testing.

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  11. PineChaos

    PineChaos Gold Member Gold Member

    481
    Jan 23, 2015
    Didn't notice that until I read your post. The difference seems negligible to me though. I weighed them and the Hap40 is actually .05 oz heavier.
     
  12. A Little Spyder

    A Little Spyder

    153
    Jul 26, 2015
    Mine is on order, headed to the knife store I work at. Can't wait to get it!
     
  13. thefirstsuspect

    thefirstsuspect

    226
    Oct 30, 2013
    Loving mine, hap40 sure holds an edge well. Took mine butchering chickens, cutting through joints and the sorts, then came home and cut 3600'' of cardboard and it would still cut printer paper, even without being stropped.
     
  14. thefirstsuspect

    thefirstsuspect

    226
    Oct 30, 2013
    Has anyone noticed uneven grinds on their hap40 enduras?
     
  15. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    I have not had a chance to cut much with mine yet, but just upon inspection of fit and factory grind, I was pleased to find mine were nicer than many of the other Delicas and Enduras I have owned. Many Delicas I have owned I have touched up or even done basic reprofiles right out of the box, but I am going to use these as factory edge and see how long they hold before I sharpen. They have nice lamination lines as well.
     
  16. retzius

    retzius

    Sep 17, 2009
    Are the Hap40 knives thicker behind the edge because they are laminated?
     
  17. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    No, that shouldn't ever be the case.
     
  18. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    Is your VG10 sharpened or reprofiled?
    I'm interested in how it is lighter...
     
  19. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    How does HAP40 stand up to moisture and other neglect? Is this a blade steel that is prone to rust?
     
  20. nccole

    nccole

    Jun 2, 2011
    My guess is it will take some care. It only has 4% Cr iirc. I cut up an apple last night and didn't notice anything. It is primarily a kitchen knife steel, so you may be able to find some info on how bad and what type of corrosion effects it will show. Interestingly, the line between the two steels is that faintest of any laminate I've seen.
     

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