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    GIN-1 Steel??

    I saw spyderco is coming out with a lighter, cheaper version of the UKPK using FRN handles and a different steel. Its listed as GIN-1, and i dont think ive ever heard of it.

    Anyone have experience with it?? i assume it stainless.

    At less than a 40$ price tag for a Golden CO USA made knife i might have to pick one up and give it a shot.

    Thanks for the help.

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    It is stainless. Spyderco used it a lot in the past, but it's been a while since they put out anything with it. Also went by the designation G2 on Spydercos (not to be confused with the SG2 powder steel that's been used on some Kershaw models in recent years). I consider it to be same ballpark at AUS8 overall. Good performance without difficult maintenance. For the price of this model it seems a fair choice.

    Spyderco has said that there will be examples of the FRN UKPK with Carpenter's CTS-BD1 steel as well. I forget if they're switching over entirely to that after the GIN-1 or if it's just a smaller run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujigatame View Post
    It is stainless. Spyderco used it a lot in the past, but it's been a while since they put out anything with it. Also went by the designation G2 on Spydercos (not to be confused with the SG2 powder steel that's been used on some Kershaw models in recent years). I consider it to be same ballpark at AUS8 overall. Good performance without difficult maintenance. For the price of this model it seems a fair choice.

    Spyderco has said that there will be examples of the FRN UKPK with Carpenter's CTS-BD1 steel as well. I forget if they're switching over entirely to that after the GIN-1 or if it's just a smaller run.
    Well thank you sir. You answered my question directly and learned me a thing or 2.

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    Here is a site that can save you a lot of time on steel identification.

    http://zknives.com/knives/steels/steelchart.php
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    Ya i need to put that in my favorites. Thanks mike

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    I think my snap-it is GIN-1
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    Gin-1 AKA G2 is a very good stainless steel. Certainly better than Aus-8 in my experience.

    Its a Japanese steel and really does the business.

    Its not commonly known but when Spyderco was testing the UKPK, they found that the S30V blade steel was wearing away the backspring very quickly.

    They ended up using Gin-1 steel for the backspring as it was able to stand up to the abrasive qualities of S30V.
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    I'm with The General. I had one of the original GIN-1 Natives, and I remember the performance being better than the AUS8 blades I've used. It was a super little knife.
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    The original Spyderco GIN1 steel sucked with their serrations. They wore off very fast. It was very stain resistant.

    The serrated GIN1 Enduras were excellent for making a beer can into a funnel on a boat.
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