sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Ive been keeping an eye out for years and one came up on ebay Aus and I missed it! Am kicking myself.The Deacon wrote:I'd say that, short of finding a "new old stock" original Endura on eBay,
You'll have to decide which characteristic contributes most to "feel", shape or balance. The saber ground version of the Endura 4 will be closest when it comes to shape, but will be a bit more "handle heavy" due to the liners. The Pacific Salt will be closest in regard to balance, but a lot of folks who liked the original Endura did not like the more squared off handle of the Endura 3 and that's the handle currently being used for the Pacific Salt. Both are about the same thickness.500Nitro wrote:Thanks for the suggestions.
I will look at the knives recommended.
Re the tip, I'm not too worried about it being slightly different, more important is similar shape, feel/handle, balance and serrated !
Not sure I understand the term saber ground ? Can you expand on it?The Deacon wrote: The saber ground version of the Endura 4
Your Endura's blade is saber ground, some Endura 4's, like the one pictured in your first post are also saber ground, but some are now full flat ground. See this page: https://www.spyderco.com/edge-u-cation/ ... de-grinds/ for a better explanation.500Nitro wrote:Not sure I understand the term saber ground ? Can you expand on it?The Deacon wrote: The saber ground version of the Endura 4
The rest of the info you posted was great, thank you.
I prefer FFG too but, based on the photos the OP posted, I assumed his Endura is serrated. Is the FFG Endura 4 available serrated? For some reason I was under the impression it only came in plain edge.Doc Dan wrote:I much prefer the new iteration of the Endura: The Endura 4. You can get it in saber grind if you must, but I prefer the full flat grind because it cuts better. The Endura is one of my 'keeper' knives, meaning I will never part with it.
500Nitro wrote:My original knife is fully serrated, as is the new Endura 4 I have been looking at buying.
Serrated is a personal choice.