Before i will get to the full review in time i did want to give a little update.
Another week has passed. And the Raven was in my pocket the entire time.
It has seen use on day to day basis. It has cut everything from normal paper to cardboard , some wood , thin plastic wrappings and even isolationfoam 2" thick. Well in a way the raven reminds me of the Delica i had in my pocket for 4 years.
Yes the knife is completely different. But it just is a hard little worker that doenst complain or lets you down.
It gives a person a reason to get it out and cut stuff even with the danger of scratching it. And that is a feeling i wanted to have most when buying this knife.
I love the way spyderco designs knives not for beauty or coolness but to give a owner the cutting tool he needs that is scary sharp and comfortabel when in Use and stays that way for a long long time.
And yes spyderco makes all that in a design that still is looking very good.
The Raven is all that. After another week of use the blade was still pretty sharp for a factory edge. So the man in china that sharpend this raven did his job very good.
But i was asking myself how the knife would feel when it is sharpened to the point of mirror finish.
And so i got to work on the edge pro today and gave the Raven its new edge.
The original edge was spot on the entire lenght of the blade so it was really easy to make it even better than it already was.
So now it sits on a finish of 3000 grid.
And it does more then shave hair it can cut newspaper with circular cuts without any effort. Just amazing for a knife in this price range. I can not wait to find out howlong the edge will keep this way.
But thanks spyderco for making this blade so good with such a low cost everyone in the world could get one.
If it was up to me every person in the world that uses a pocket knife should give it a try.