one of the things i like about spyderco is that they know how to make a thick blade thin and slicey. take a thick blade stock, cut it into a nice, tall leaf shape, and then sharpen it with a flat grind, and you end up with something that is robust enough to be pushed but thin enough to slice, and also has an even thinner tip for finer work. this is why i love the manix and resilience so much. it even works great with thinner blade stock on smaller knives, as i've experienced with the astute. other blade shapes are great for different reasons, but this is why i like the leaf shape so much.
keep your knife sharp and your focus sharper.
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