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91mm Serrated blade 6113

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2020, 07:18:31 PM »
Max, where do you find your serrated Recruits? I like the regular Recruit because it's more pocket friendly than the Spartan. I'm sort of after a used one and there don't seem to be many about. Here's the truly crazy thing: I actually have one ANIB whose virginity I just can't bring myself to ruin!  :ahhh

Ultimate mod fodder?  :P

Not sure if you were asking me or Max, but I found all of mine on the ‘bay. And from what I recall, none were inexpensive. Missed out on several over the years that just went for too much IMO.

I couldn’t bear to use one that’s MIB/NIB.


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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2020, 12:29:10 AM »
Not sure if you were asking me or Max, but I found all of mine on the ‘bay. And from what I recall, none were inexpensive. Missed out on several over the years that just went for too much IMO.

I couldn’t bear to use one that’s MIB/NIB.

I've seen them there, all especially unattractive because of our crappy exchange rate combined with shipping and tax. I don't need another that much!

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2020, 04:19:41 AM »
I've seen them there, all especially unattractive because of our crappy exchange rate combined with shipping and tax. I don't need another that much!
MIB. ?  :think:

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2020, 09:06:00 AM »
I guess mint in box?  :dunno:

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2020, 09:34:53 AM »
I guess mint in box?  :dunno:

I reckon.

I really should just carry mine. I bought it as a user not a shelf queen.  ::) 

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2020, 08:37:36 PM »
Yes and yes!

Things are already bad enough here getting charged sales tax on internet transactions.

I’d carry just not mod it.

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2020, 01:58:23 AM »
I guess mint in box?  :dunno:
yes Max duh

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2020, 01:55:56 AM »
...I have the serrated Spartan/Weekender - crazy sharp!
 And a Euro serrated black out OHO 111 but that stays home...Sentinal

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2020, 04:08:00 PM »
...I have the serrated Spartan/Weekender - crazy sharp!
 

 :iagree: :cheers: :tu:

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2020, 04:52:33 PM »
I'm right handed, but I think the serrations are ground on the wrong side. If whittling wood, it bites into the wood too much and is harder to control. My Spyderco serrations on the proper side of the blade carve better, and when slicing bread, fruit, etc. it's also better control - the blade drifts outward from the cut with Spyderco's serrations. They are done right.

 All this doesn't mean I don't like my Serrated Spartan. It's awesome. I touched it up on the Sharpmaker extra fine and a strop, and it's crazy sharp.

I really wish Victorinox would do a model with 2 large blades, one plain edge and one fully serrated, plus the opener tools layer and an awl.
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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2020, 07:12:38 AM »
They do :-)

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2020, 08:36:30 AM »
They do :-)

 :rofl:

I'm right handed, but I think the serrations are ground on the wrong side. If whittling wood, it bites into the wood too much and is harder to control. My Spyderco serrations on the proper side of the blade carve better, and when slicing bread, fruit, etc. it's also better control - the blade drifts outward from the cut with Spyderco's serrations. They are done right.
I don’t carve wood, but I don’t agree about the cut for right handers. I find it far easier to cut straight the way Victorinox does their serrations. Food, paper, cardboard, soft plant material. 


 
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All this doesn't mean I don't like my Serrated Spartan. It's awesome. I touched it up on the Sharpmaker extra fine and a strop, and it's crazy sharp.


Absolutely agree about the ease to keep them crazy sharp with the Sharpmaker. Mild repairs are also pretty easy. Fixed some used ones with mildly rolled/folded and dinged edges and Sharpmaker made pretty quick work of it. For chips and bad dings, I still go to diamond rounds and tapers first for rough shaping and localized smoothing.

I think one reason is that they’re sharpened at roughly 17 to 18° and with the ~3° taper at the deepest part of the blade it’s effectively a 20°-21° edge...if I’m doing all my math and measuring correctly and when the ‘chisel’ grind is retained. Easy to get hair popping sharp if it is.

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2020, 01:44:47 PM »
I once bought a serrated Recruit (84mm) as a donor for an alox mod.



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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2020, 03:55:40 PM »
 :like: :cheers:

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2020, 03:59:25 PM »
The serrated Spartans are on Amazon US for dirt cheap. Around $16 IIRC

Are you still seeing these? I can't seem to find any.

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2020, 04:06:39 PM »
They are still available. Got one a few weeks back.  :tu:
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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2020, 07:54:15 PM »
They are still available. Got one a few weeks back.  :tu:

can I have a link please?

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2020, 09:51:03 PM »
I like my Weekender


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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2020, 10:20:47 PM »
The serrated blade is full of win! I like the serrated Spartan but prefer the serrated Recruit for being more pocketable and more comfortable in the hand.

With either Vic's fantastic pocket sharpener or a thin ceramic rod, the serrated blade is really easy to sharpen thanks to its even sized scallops, and it holds its edge longer than a plain one. There's for a tutorial on Youtube by Vic using the pocket sharpener.

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2020, 02:12:17 AM »
can I have a link please?

Sorry, just now seeing this. Thanks Juan for providing the link!  :cheers:
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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2020, 04:47:50 PM »
I like serrated blades (and woodsaws).

On the left the Green Hornet, a mod made for me by Magentus *, on the right the SwissBianco Carver SW.

* https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,77228.0.html
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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2020, 04:49:05 PM »
 :like: :like:

I like serrated blades (and woodsaws).

On the left the Green Hornet, a mod made for me by Magentus *, on the right the SwissBianco Carver SW.

* https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,77228.0.html

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2020, 02:14:07 PM »
I like serrated blades (and woodsaws).

On the left the Green Hornet, a mod made for me by Magentus *, on the right the SwissBianco Carver SW.

* https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,77228.0.html

 :like: :cheers:

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It only take a little bit of sharp..
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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2020, 06:17:55 PM »

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2020, 07:17:12 PM »
I see 1 left...

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2020, 08:14:22 PM »
I see 1 left...

Ha, you're right, it was showing unavailable because they don't ship them out here. Oh well, saved by the bell. :D

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2020, 12:29:39 AM »
The serrated Spartan seems to a sporadically available US specific model. It's weird: 1. for the restricted market; 2. for why it it's not a regular variant; 3. that it's often hugely discounted.  ???

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Re: 91mm Serrated blade
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2020, 06:25:12 AM »
The serrated Spartan seems to a sporadically available US specific model. It's weird: 1. for the restricted market; 2. for why it it's not a regular variant; 3. that it's often hugely discounted.  ???

It's probably hugely discounted cause it doesn't sell, it's not a popular buy. That would explain the rest also.

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