Thanks, the lockup is great. Initially, it was earlier than where I was comfortable but after a couple of days cycling, it got to where I was comfortable at.DavidReid wrote:Gorgeous edge! I mean lock up as in the lock up on the knife, how strong it is. Also, I'm very sad I missed the M390 Millie
Yeh, I just like polished bevels but I usually end up with a brown rod micro which I find ideal for my EDC uses.DavidReid wrote:With spydercos I normally let the factory edge dull out then put my own on ( The always have the perfect amount of tooth to them)
Well said , out of about 15 the only one that wasn't as sharp was the vallotton .Evil D wrote:I've had a couple that weren't very sharp. It happens. They're sharpened by real people, not machines.
Bladekeeper wrote:Well said , out of about 15 the only one that wasn't as sharp was the vallotton .
I belive as D says in his review, this is due to the angles.
As it is the thickness too resulting in a need for experience sharpening at these degrees .
I can't complain I've had other brands that were truly blunt.
Well another sad news. I do not care about how sharp NIB knife myself, anyway I can do it much better then Spyderco,DavidReid wrote:Hey folks, I have something that's not so much a complaint, as an observation. In the past 3 months, I've purchased 4 spydercos, a Fred Perrin fixed blade, Vallotton, Centofante3, and an Endura 4 ( non ffg)
The first thing I check for when I open a new knife, is to see what the edge is like ( second is lock up) Both of which I normally don't check my spydercos for, because they are normally perfect. However, I was pretty disappointed when I received these knives, as non of them were " Spyderco Sharp" or would even cleanly push cut phonebook paper. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to run my finger on the edge ( except the vallotton, that was about as sharp as an eraser) but they weren't anywhere near the sharpness I've come to expect. Mind you, all the Perrin, Endura, and Centofante needed was a few minutes on a strop and they became freakishly sharp. The Vallotton took close to two hours on some stones then strop to get it to what any knife person would call sharp. Maybe I'm over thinking it, but I'm just used to taking a Spyderco out of a box and treating it like a lightsaber because of how sharp they were. Has anyone else noticed this recently? I hope I'm the only one.
Nope, three different dealers.Have they all been through the same place?
I think you meant karma, CliffCliff Stamp wrote: Try to buy a lottery ticket and see if you can balance entropy.
I haven't been impressed with the factory edge on any plain edged Spydies. It is a usable edge, it will cut things, but you can do a lot better yourself. I spent a little time putting a real edge on my brother-in-law's Ambitious today, it looks like that Military now and I am missing quite a bit of hair on my left arm.DavidReid wrote:The first thing I check for when I open a new knife, is to see what the edge is like ( second is lock up) Both of which I normally don't check my spydercos for, because they are normally perfect.
I envy you Chuck. That edge looks gorgeous.chuck_roxas45 wrote:Hello! If as you say the second thing you do is lock up your knives after looking at them, then how sharp they are won't really matter, does it? I usually don't sharpen knives that I don't use.
I do put my own edges on knives before I take them with me to use. A factory edge pretty much doesn't matter to me besides I've found factory edges to be chippy anyway. Here's the edge I put on my M390 Millie.