Strong-Dog wrote:Wow, I didn't know people actually felt that. I guess there is just a stigma that G10 is "better" than FRN or the like. I however do prefer G10, from actual experience
They wouldn't sell knives in other handle materials if they weren't popular. FRN sells as does G10 and CF and Ti and so-on...
I think that preference is why Spyderco (and other manufacturers) provide a choice. I'd never knock anyone who prefers G10 but "from actual experience" (
) I prefer FRN. I find that in hard use the light weight and texture of FRN is easier on the hand and makes the task easier as well. Very, very tough stuff indeed.
I like G10 and own several knives that use that handle material . In some cases G10 makes for a better package. But given a choice for a real use knife, I'll take FRN every time. For example, I love my Manix 2 XL and use it often, but I would buy an FRN version in a heartbeat. I have 2 other Manix 2 knives in G10 (hollow grind, blue sprint run) but my Manix 2 LW [Edit: the FRCP on it and the FRN on my new S110V are extremely similar in weight and feel] is by far my most used knife. It has been through a lot of hard use and I love it.
To each his/her own and thank goodness for options.
6 Manix 2 [blk/blk S30V, blk/blk XL, blue Sprint, blue LW, S110V LW, S90V CF XL]; 2 Delicas [VG10, Super Blue]; 4 Dragonflies [Tatoo, VG10, ZDP-189/Nishijin, Super Blue]; 4 Natives [S30V, Brn CTS-XHP, G10 S35N, Forum S110V]; 2 Chaparrals [Stepped Ti, CF]; 3 PM2s [blk/blk, blk/red Putnam, GRN CTS-204P sprint]; 1 CF bolt-action Sage; 1 Air; 1 Super Blue Manbug; 1 blk H1/blk frn Pacific Salt; 2 Stretch [Super Blue, ZDP-189]; 2 Enduras [VG10, blue jigged bone Damascus]