Endura FFG gray FRN?

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Endura FFG gray FRN?

Postby dcrutch8 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:08 am

I have a combo edge endura and have been contemplating getting a gray FFG. My question is will the gray FRN be prone to discoloration and staining with use? Should I play it safe and get a black FFG endura?

How well has the gray enduras and delicas stood the test of time for those of you that have them? :)

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Postby spyderHS08 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:38 am

Pop it in the dishwasher if it gets too nasty and just make sure to dry it out with a hair dryer when ur done
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Postby FCM415 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:50 am

It'll certainly get dirty and show it with use. I recommend you get a pack of magic eraser which helps clean scuffs and marks. If you dont mind maintaining it, the reward is a nice color beyond black. Gray's one of my favorite handle colors I don't feel it's too much of a hindrance to maintain.

I'm def getting a SuperBlue Endura in gray FRN.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:59 am

Magic eraser is a bit abrasive though. If you use it a lot on your FRN or G10 scales, the wear will show over time.

I have heard that your roommates toothbrush and comet will work fine. ;)

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Postby buckthorn » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:14 am

I've carried my grey FFG Delica quite a bit and can see no discoloring. When a material lodges in the little cavities in the handle a toothbrush (cavities-toothbrush ha ha) and dish soap work fine. Even better is one of the stiffer nylon bristle brushes that look like an industrial version of a toothbrush.

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Postby Ragman24 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:16 am

Haha!Good one Chuck!

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Postby mattman » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:28 am

FCM415 wrote:I'm def getting a Super Blue Endura in gray FRN.
I believe the Super Blue sprints are all in G10, not FRN...

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Postby tonydahose » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:17 pm

i have carried my gray endura without any problems. i have also used the dishwasher on occasion if i buy a used frn spydie that is really beat up. It works well, just dry it and lube it up afterwards. i rcvd an email and i was thinking of ordering this http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/b88d/?srp=2 for my laptops. I bet this would clean up the frn handles really well too if you dont want to put your knife in the dishwasher.
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Postby jabba359 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:51 pm

mattman wrote:I believe the Super Blue sprints are all in G10, not FRN...
The super blue sprints of the Endura, Delica, Stretch and Ladybug are FRN, and I'd guess the Dragonfly will be too.
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Postby Holland » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:56 pm

mattman wrote:I believe the Super Blue sprints are all in G10, not FRN...
nope, i recall reading sal saying they would all be navy/dark blue FRN
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Postby dcrutch8 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks for all of the input! I am going to give the gray Endura a try. :)

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Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:02 am

Congrats on the new knife, in advance. I've had good luck with just hot water, dishwashing soap/detergent and a brush to clean my colored Delica's.
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Postby messer454 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:41 am

Holland wrote:nope, i recall reading sal saying they would all be navy/dark blue FRN
I hope you are right because a new color for me would be cool. However my local dealer said the pre order has them down for gray FRN.

In reference to the original post. I have been carrying gray at least every other day(every day now for over amonth) since they were released and can see no discoloration.
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Postby FCM415 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:52 pm

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Magic eraser is a bit abrasive though. If you use it a lot on your FRN or G10 scales, the wear will show over time.

I have heard that your roommates toothbrush and comet will work fine. ;)
I suppose I haven't used it enough on a single knife to notice that! I have also used comet/dishsoap and toothbrush with good results!
mattman wrote:I believe the Super Blue sprints are all in G10, not FRN...
Sadly, you believed wrong. Would be nice if it were G10 especially at the pricepoints I'm seeing them in (at websites, not out yet). It's ok though I'm happy with FRN also.

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Postby dcrutch8 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:54 pm

The gray Endura came in the mail today! I really like the color. The FFG is nice also and was very sharp out of the box. The weight difference between the saber grind model I have and the new one is quite noticeable.

I am ready to put it to the test and see how she cuts! :) Thanks again for all of the input!

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:00 am

FCM415 wrote:I suppose I haven't used it enough on a single knife to notice that! I have also used comet/dishsoap and toothbrush with good results!


Did your roommate find out about it? :D

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Postby BAL » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:57 am

I have a grey Delica and Grey Endura that I use for some rough cutting and have
never really noticed any more issues with them getting dirty looking over any black
ones. I just clean them off with the wifes dish soap (maybe I should use her
toothbrush, right Chuck).

I like teh grey look quite a bit. I don't like the brighter colors as much and I have
countless black ones, so the grey is a nice change.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:38 am

BAL wrote:I have a grey Delica and Grey Endura that I use for some rough cutting and have
never really noticed any more issues with them getting dirty looking over any black
ones. I just clean them off with the wifes dish soap (maybe I should use her
toothbrush, right Chuck).


I like teh grey look quite a bit. I don't like the brighter colors as much and I have
countless black ones, so the grey is a nice change.
If you do that, make sure she won't know about it or you'll be in for some cold nights alone. :D


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