I bought my first C83 in August of 2006. I carry andf use it since than. Most of these years I carried it every day and I was my most used knife until about two years ago when I switch to Native5. I still carry Persian about every other day. During this time I never had a task, when cutting with Persian was an issue. Regular staff: open mail, braking down boxes on recycle days, cutting food, trimming branches.The knife has great ergos and fits into hand like a glove. Hollow grind is fairly thin and thickness of the blade behind the edge measures about the same as Calys, which are also part of my EDC. I love VG10 much more than S30V. I never had problem with slippery of my Persian. Without any doubts weight of the knife is little on the heavy side, which never was a concern for me. Original Persian was discontinued in 2004 or 2005. So may be it will be little difficult to find one. To find Red, should be easier and consider that lately e-bay prices pushing $200+ , the price on the link above looks great.
IMHO the people, who do not love Persians just never used them enough. Of course, there is no knife for everyone.
this is one of mine few years ago
little Persian love. Pictires by WhyNot
DRKBC wrote:To carry, I found it quite heavy and the polished G10 slippery, I wasn't crazy about that particular combination of attricutes. The blade shape was not overly useful for my particular EDC but that is just my opinion.
I have a Cally 3 ZDP and I carry it often.
Do you feel that polished G10 is more slippery than polished CF on Caly3? Just wondering.