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Spyderco Maxamet

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Mo2, May 7, 2017.

  1. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole

    239
    Jan 30, 2017

    No micro bevel, just a straight 32 inclusive bevel down to the apex. :)

    Normally, I'd sharpen this way and micro bevel with a sharpmaker when dulling starts. With this blade, I'm doing no touch ups at all.
     
  2. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole

    239
    Jan 30, 2017

    Cutting so far:

    -Broke down small USPS box after a package came in.
    - Shredded" a stack of printer paper 4 sheets deep. About 20 cuts into that stack. Didn't need to be shredded, just a habit.
    -Cut off excess to a "sit means sit" electric dog collar. The collar material was VERY tough. Some sort of fiber loaded rubber.


    After all this, it no longer whittles hair, but that's to be expected. Other than that change, I can't tell a difference. Still extremely aggressive and still slicing phone book paper like it's not even there.

    Will report back in a week or so with the rest of the cutting I've done and the edge condition. There will be no touch ups at all.
     
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  3. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    I have found it resists bur formation too and am glad others are reporting the same. For me that make achieving a high level of sharpness much easier.
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I haven't had to take my Maxamet to the stones yet. Stropping has brought it back to sharp for me every time!
     
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  5. newdebate

    newdebate

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    May 10, 2014
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
  7. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
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    Had this for a day and it helped with dinner today. This steel has an interesting “feel”, it is very aggressive on meat and fat. It’s started to develop a bit of patina after contact with some blood. Used it to open up some bags of mussels and the salt water had no ill effect.

    I’m liking this native more than any other native I’ve owned.
     
  8. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Are the maxamet-bladed knives satin or stonewashed?
     
  9. wire edge

    wire edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2001
    They are stonewashed. It's a great look in person.
     
  10. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Yes stonewashed. It’s my favorite Native blade finish. The edge on the hole are not sharp and the blade feels very smooth.
     
  11. gunfixrjoe

    gunfixrjoe

    Aug 11, 2011
    Where's the PM2?
     
  12. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    After 9 months of weekly carry and use, I have to say that I am still amazed at the edge holding ability of Maxamet![​IMG]
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  13. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
     
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  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I've had the opposite experience as the above and others. I have had no chipping, rolls, dents, or dings. I've sharpened mine a few times already and mainly keep it up by stropping it. I have seen others have chipping in their edge, but to leave ribbons of steel on your sharpening stone? Sounds like a lemon to me. I have cut rope, zip ties and cardboard with mine, but I never put any lateral stress on my edges either. I guess as stated before, YMMV.
     
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  15. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    That video means nothing to me. What a blowhard.

    He gives his opinion at the end and then says that anybody who doesn't agree with him hasn't actually used their knife and is just justifying their purchase. So he is right and anybody who disagrees with him is a liar? He sounds like an open minded and objective fellow to me. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Agreed.

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  17. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    Oh I fully agree that he is of the wrong opinion of maxamet but for those with issues he seems to have a crutch to get it to work. Tho the maxamet shouldn't do that. So it's more than likely a heat treatment issue.
     
  18. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I wondered if it was the heat treat too. He seemed to think not since he had a sample of (how many?) knives across time from multiple customers of his sharpening business. So as others mentioned in this thread, I also wonder if it's the pressure he's applying.

    To be fair, he has objective experience here. The question is what is the root cause, and the conclusion sounds like it is off base. It doesn't help him come across as objective when there's a boat load of excellent questions in the comments section of the video (including Cliff Stamp), none of which have been answered. The only reply I see from him is a snarky response to someone with positive experience.

    My observation...he is showing a lot of bias these days, which makes me less interested in his videos. Ironically, he's a huge supporter of Bark River, a company with lots of feedback and controversy here about chipping in factory edges. That one baffles me.
     
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  19. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    I watched the video and wasn’t impressed. This may be a sharpening issue and not one related to the steel. I have sharpened my native but never past 600 grit. I also use dmt diamond stones.

    I believe that Maxamet is best with a very toothy edge and that is just not attractive to some people. Some knives are better off without the high mirror polish.
     
  20. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    Also as a side note. If Spyderco ever decides to produce a fully serrated knife made out of Maxamet I will buy it on the spot as soon as it’s released. And I hate serrated edges.
     

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