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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Any other knives anyone can think of?

    The Dragonfly 2 is 72.95 on HH and this Ladybug is 33.60, what is the reason for the difference in price? From what I can tell, the blade length is roughly the same, the Dragonfly 2 has a clip but the Ladybug doesn't and that's about it? Am I missing something?
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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Forinor View Post
    I had a look at the Endura.

    Is there is a fixed blade knife using this material out there?
    Cheaper than an Rockstead would be a G.Sakai Kitano


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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    William Henry use it a lot.

    I may be a complete steel snob but I will mention that in use I haven't found it that much of an advantage. It keeps an edge for a very long time but it also takes a long time to sharpen so I like the giggle factor of having a single pocket knife in it I don't look out for it.
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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Forinor View Post
    Any other knives anyone can think of?

    The Dragonfly 2 is 72.95 on HH and this Ladybug is 33.60, what is the reason for the difference in price? From what I can tell, the blade length is roughly the same, the Dragonfly 2 has a clip but the Ladybug doesn't and that's about it? Am I missing something?
    Your missing a lot mate.

    The ladybug is a simple small pinned construction knife.
    The Dragonfly has a larger handle and can be fully disassembled.
    A full flat ground blade with a choil means added grinding & tooling.
    The pocket clip also means added drilling.

    The Dragon fly is a wonderful knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitman22 View Post
    The Dragonfly is a wonderful knife.
    Isn't it just? I knew I wanted one, could hardly justify the price, managed to justify it, and got one of the most rewarding Spyderco experiences ever.
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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Interesting indeed, thanks for the info

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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Quote Originally Posted by Nice65 View Post
    Isn't it just? I knew I wanted one, could hardly justify the price, managed to justify it, and got one of the most rewarding Spyderco experiences ever.
    My first proper folder was a dragonfly, mine is 8 years old and one of the fully serrated old aus-8 ones. 8 very hard years accompanying me while working as a coachbuilder/panel beater for a while and messing with cars and fabrication in general, still love it and use it today.

    I can barely comprehend how awesome a dragonfly would be in something like zdp.

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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Hi Dr. Forinor,

    In the world of steels, foundry's compete like car companies. Each foundry creates a steel that "jumps higher and runs faster". In the world of the powdered metals, much can be done with steel that couldn't be done 50 years ago.

    ZDP-189 is Hitachi's "super steel". 3% carbon, 20% chrome and a host of alloys that reads like a chemistry chart.

    We keep it pretty hard in our knives, and I dare say, (if you can pardon the shameless plug) that our knives are the least expensive offerings with the most variety. It is an exceptional steel. Sharpen often and little. Hard to sharpen when dull. It's definitely an afi's steel.

    sal

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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    I now have Spyderco Stretch II with CF handles & a ZDP 189 steel, my what a delightful knife!

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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    If you can get one the Spyderco Bob Lum Chinese in ZDP189 would be worth it.
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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Any more details mate? What's good about it?

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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Forinor View Post
    Any more details mate? What's good about it?
    It's a Bob Lum Chinese

    I still have my VG10 version somewhere (wife is likely culprit). Lovely slicer.
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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Will have to Google it, lol means not a thing to this poor uneducated soul

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    Re: ZDP-189 knives

    Hmm, I gotta say, I'm not a big fan of that design.

 

 

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