First off, welcome to the forum, francoiski!francoiski wrote: Any chance we could see a PM2 with an ambidextrous locking system like on the Manix 2? I am sure it has practical applications and would also interest some lefties
These days, most cutting is done with lasers, so cutting is not a problem. The problem is grinding hardened steels. Some are ok but some are too hard.zhyla wrote:You don't buy steel stock already heat treated, it would be impossible to cut.
I cannot speak for Rockstead, though I know their quality is exceptional. Also, their grinds re hamaguri which works well with stropping. I would guess that eventually they would have to sharpened?anagarika wrote: Sal,
As new owner of ZDP (E4), I'm also interested. If I recall correctly, Rockstead recommended stropping with white compound over denim for maintenance of their ZDP. I also know different HT resulted in different structure, and even rust resistance. It'll affect end product overall performance (rolling, chipping, rust prone or resistance, ease of touch up, etc.)
Recently David/OWE over BF shared about his Kershaw Skyline ZDP tip chipped when stropped although the inclusive angle isn't that low (30° ish). On the other hand, I also recall Jim did his E4 ZDP as low as 20° inclusive, quite sometime back.
Hopefully you have time to share with us Spyderco two different makers' ZDP characteristics so we can 'tweak' the use and maintenance to suit our use case.
Welcome to the forum and thanks for asking the question
Yes, whatever you do, do NOT ever, ever ever ever let ZDP-189 get dull, unless you want to spend non-trivial time and/or money getting it back. For example, I found out that you can re-sharpen it on the medium Sharpmaker rods; you just really don't want to do that.anagarika wrote:Sal,
Thank you for sharing. Good to know Spyderco standard process regarding ZDP
I guess with steel like ZDP, if regularly maintained and not letting it dull will prolong the time until it requires sharpening. With my light use, the advantage might not be as obvious as heavy user. Let's see.