Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Green one..

I've secured another production folder from a buddy and the transaction will be completed in three week's time.

Its the Spyderco Military folder in CPM-D2 steel. What made it special - is the Green G-10 slabs that are not found in their regular thermoplastic handled knives.

I was intrigued with the D-2 steel due to its wear resistance. But the downside is its corrosion resistance. I'd say that the steel is not that suited to our hot and humid weather which is unforgiving to such metals.

As a matter of fact, I have ditched most of my D-2 knives over a period of two years in place of the proven CPM S-30V steel. The Crucible Particle Metallurgy (CPM) company specialises in producing high-speed steel, a premium resource in knife manufacturing.

On the average, CPM S30v and now CPM S60v steel can command a higher price for production (factory-made) knives with an asking price of USD$100 and above.

And when it comes to corrosion resistance and wear hardiness, I'd say that CPM S30v is my first choice!
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