Some feedback on the ones allready revealed:
- Des Horn: very light weight, slim profile and will make for a good slicer, a bit too smooth to my liking, but it's a gentlemen's folder afterall,,, does look attractive, but not for me,,, not designed for hard-use,,,
- Yojimbo 2: very comfortable to hold, not an expert on Martial BladeCraft, but feels like it will perform excellent in that function, never held the original, so I can't compare, but this one seems sturdier to me for some reason,,, felt really solid anyway,,,
- Balance SS: this will make for the ultimate box opener imho, hopefully it will be around the pricepoint of the Bug/Honeybee/Grasshopper,,, lots of people liked the original, but found it too expensive due to the high-end materials used,,, if priced low, this will sell like hot cakes !
- Native 5 G-10: a real surprise for me, the ergo's are phenomenal on this one, I never considered the original Native 'cause of the blade grind seemed too tactical for me and my sheeple surroundings,,, the full flat grind seems more akin to a regular EDC blade,,, the previous version with a full flat blade had too smooth CF handles imho, so I wasn't interested in that one either,,, this latest version is close to perfect !
- Native 5 Fluted Ti: Perfection ! WANT !!!
- Chaparral: for those wanting a smaller version of the Sage, voila,,, ergo's are very good aswell on this one and it's not at all intimidating, so sheeple-friendly,,, is it me or is the finish on all the Taiwan made knives very, very good ?!? I predict this will be a best-seller,,,
- DragonFly H1: other then the steel which will not rust and the hollow grind (a must when working with H1 steel according to Mr. Glesser), I don't think there's much difference in feel compared to the current light-weight DragonFly,,,
- Manix 2 Light-Weight: feels well balanced in spite of its light weight and it really doesn't weigh much at all compared to the original Manix 2, feels very sturdy and doesn't budge when squeezed hard,,, ergo's are excellent as on the original Manix 2,,,
I'd like to thank the Glesser family for their time and sharing of knowledge and the Dutch organizers for their superb efforts in making this meet a veritable succes,,, I enjoyed myself immensely !
Personal thanks to Mr. Glesser for signing my Kopa !
(I'm trying to find someone overhere who can make a scrimshaw of the signature, so it will keep)