Spyderco HAP40 Thread

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

  1. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Hell yeah nice collection
  2. Acadian

    Acadian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    yeah my jaw dropped whey I saw that.

  3. ribstabsheart


    Jan 9, 2015
    I'll take that extra delica off your (or anyone else's) hands!
  4. Jason B.

    Jason B. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 13, 2007
    Found a friend for my delica! I missed out on the first run but found this over the weekend at GP knives. It's my first Stretch and I must say, I really like this knife.

  5. harronek


    Nov 29, 2013
    I've been using my Delica at work for a couple of weeks now and have come to the conclusion that the Hap40 is best left with a more toothy edge for my personal requirements .
    It's still cool to know that if I want nasty sharp then it's only 5 minutes away with fine stones and a strop , but a courser shaving sharp blade just gets the job done .
    What is everyone else's observations and preferences with Hap40 ?

  6. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    I find most any steel works better with a more toothy edge. One of my preferred finishes is a 1200 DMT. It will still bring an edge to a very high level of sharpness but leaves enough tooth to work well on fibrous material. As far as Hap40, its ease of sharpening is apparent throughout the various levels of refinement for me. In other words, I can get it just a hair sharper than something like s90v whether I am finishing at 6000 or at 600. The 1200 finish I get out of hap40 is indeed "nasty" sharp.
  7. Seneca18


    Jan 2, 2015
    I might put a few on the trading block soon.
  8. nccole


    Jun 2, 2011
    Almost everything stops at the brown stones on the sm. Only for fun do I go to the fine and ultra fine.
  9. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Same here. I would even love to have a set of diamond rods between the existing diamonds and the browns (which give an edge that is almost too refined for my uses). I mentioned the idea to Sal at blade. You never know...
  10. winnerone23


    Feb 16, 2012
    Same same.. worn out diamond rods are the stopping point for me.
    Something between diamonds and brown, would be awesome! (For some of my edges)
  11. nccole


    Jun 2, 2011
    Exactly, or to make that dramatic step easier to jump between the two. What in realized was I wasn't spending enough time on the mediums after using the diamonds. The mediums are more than fine enough to clean shave.
  12. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    For sure. I can get hap40, and even s30v, to whittle hair off the mediums. Someone should start a thread about the diamond rods while its still fresh on Sal's mind. He seemed genuinely interested in the idea when we spoke so it might be a good time to get a little chatter going as a reminder. ;)
  13. winnerone23


    Feb 16, 2012
    Well played, sir!

    I finally got mine out for a pic. All Hap40..
  14. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Pretty nice swappage. ^^
  15. winnerone23


    Feb 16, 2012
    [emoji106] Thanks!
    Now only if they made a Foliage Manbug, so I can let the SB be in stock form..
    The G10 is too heavy..
  16. nccole


    Jun 2, 2011
    New thread is out there
  17. mwramos76


    Jun 28, 2013
    Fixing to pick up a hap40 endura. Looking forward to checking out this steel.

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  18. mwramos76


    Jun 28, 2013

    Here it is. [emoji51]

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  19. twinboysdad


    Apr 10, 2015
    I gave my HAP40 E4 a workout on vacation this week and it performed in every capacity except swim trunks carry...and the Ladybug Hawkbill in H1 has had that job for years now!
  20. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Got my first HAP40 coming I can't wait to check out this steel!! Did they release another batch of hap40 stretches very recently? I got mine brand new tonight..was kind of shocked and the price was to good to pass up!

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