I work in pro-audio, mainly installations for schools, bars, clubs, malls and a number of government buildings.awa54 wrote:First off, if you like heft in an easy to control non-scary pocket knife I'd say get a G10 Dragonfly 2, it sort of sums up a number of the features you are interested in. That and the feeling of solidity comes at a fairly low total weight, so it isn't a pocket buster and the mid lock design is very unlikely to open in a pocket. As far as serration for wires, that may work well if you just want to rip through thin wire, but precision cuts on insulation and clean cuts of thin copper wire are best done with a plain edge (or wire cutters/strippers!), I did car and in-home audio installation in my previous career and I have tried both types of edge for that application.
I worked in consumer audio for twenty years, what sort of audio work do you do?
As for the Dragonfly 2 G10, I managed to find it on a local retailer's site.It looks promising, will go down and see if I like it, thank you for the suggestion!
(I like to try out knives in person before purchasing)
@Spyder - I have looked at the salt, but the blade shape(not quite pointy enough) puts me off a little, as does the bright yellow handle color. I am aware there is a black FRN version, but as far as I know, all of them have a black coated blade(which collects scuffs and scratches easily!)
I watched a video on youtube and all the review models apparently either came with scuffs/scratches on the blade finish, or were collecting scratches at a rather alarming rate.
While I don't expect a work-knife to remain unblemished, scratches on a black-coated blade like that are rather more visible than those on a plain steel blade, I would think.