I really like the loupe made by Belomo it is triplet and 10x with great quality for the price. With strong light assist, it will show the stubborn burr or any slight defects in the apex formation. My early efforts with ZDP-189 were frustrating until I obtained this loupe and closely examined the edg...
The Endela is 3mm stock,,,,, PM 2 is 3.58mm (0.141").
Small difference but noticible when deep slicing.
This is reason many custom makers offer blade regrinding to thin out blade proper and behind the edge reduction.
My big disappointment with the Endela is the 3mm blade thickness.
IMHO it would have been much better with 2.5mm blade stock,, a 3 inch sharpened length slicer would be excellent.
The thicker blade stock is not necessary for a pocket knife of this size.
Although I carry an Endura every day, to cut my breakfast at local coffee shop, my favorite FRN Spyderco is the Delica.
In the winter the knife is in my front shirt pocket in easy reach for precision cutting.
Just purchased a back-up Delica CRU-WEAR from DLT.
I just checked my Delica HAP40 with M390 and VG-10 all are within 0.001" stock thickness.
The 2mm must be a typo in specs published.
The HAP40 blade grind does appear slightly thinner and that could be why several comments have been made.
Their are many sources for diamond paste and spray. Be careful of "low price wins" the main item to observe: what is the weight or amount of diamond in the package? Higher concentrations will require much less application and last longer than the lowest priced product. I like the knife sharpening su...