some other reasons the sheepsfoot caribbean is great (that i actually learned from talking to evil d):
- the opening hole sits higher and is not obscured by the handle at all in the closed position. the leaf model hole is slightly covered by the scales.
- the blade on the sheepsfoot is very slightly longer than the blade on the leaf model.
- the tip of the sheepsfoot sits lower in the handle than the tip of the leaf model.
these are minor differences, but they are differences. the most important difference is the one david mentioned. personally, i prefer the more subtle belly for my se knives as well. i carry an se blade on my at all times as a heavy duty cutter, but more importantly as an emergency blade. if i ever have to cut my five kids out of seatbelts, i need something that will work fast without slipping off of the material. for that reason, i carry teeth and i carry them in a blade profile that provides extreme cutting power throughout the cut. that's why you won't find me without either a pacific salt h1 se or a caribbean sheepsfoot se on me at all times.
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