Para2 - £125SQSAR wrote:How much are standard S30v Para2s going for over there? The Southard is my favorate Spyderco knife by far, , , but bang for the buck I'd say it would be VERY hard to beat the Para2 (or Manix2 for that matter). If one didn't know better you'd swear it was a custom.
It does fine on cardboard. That is however a highly subjective statement since my fine might be terrible to somebody else. I measured the bevels on it with a marker and my Wicked Edge and it came from the factory at around 21 degrees per side. That's fairly obtuse compared to something like my Caly 3 zdp. I usually run my knives with a 15 per side primary bevel and just put a 20 per side micro bevel on there for ease of maintenance on the Sharpmaker.gbelleh wrote:Let us know how yours does on the cardboard. I love my Southard, but I have to say, I was not impressed with its performance cutting cardboard boxes (at least with the factory edge, I haven't messed with the edge at all yet).
Today I re-profiled my Southard to about 17 degrees per side then put a light micro-bevel on it with the Sharpmaker. It now slices paper and cardboard with very similar feel to my M390 Military which is sharpened very close to the same way. I think that says a lot considering how different the blade shape is. I think that if yours is tearing the cardboard rather than slicing nicely, then you are likely right and need to just refine your edge a bit more. This Southard is officially mine now, it bit me several times today while sharpening and obsessing over the edge...gbelleh wrote:Thanks for the report. I guess I need to work on my edge. My Southard ripped through the cardboard leaving jagged tears. I switched to my (short, thick bladed) Techno, and it zipped through the same box with no problem.