I am a huge fan, and user of
knives. I love the functionality and ergonomics, especially of the medium and small blades. I'm new here, and hopefully not bringing up an old issue.
But I am wondering about the large amount of stainless steel handles. One of the beauty of the FRN handles is their lightness and durability. Stainless handles seem to make a light agile knife a bit more hefty. More really than I like. Is this a trend in the market? Are FRN hanles going to be a thing of the past? I hope not. They are tough and make an otherwise heavy knife, unexpectedly quick and agile. Steel belongs at the blade.
I have been looking at getting the new Navigator, but am hesitant due to the Steel handle. I, like many like the leaf blade and full flat grind, and the ergonomics really apeal.