Given these parameters I’d have to suggest Salt 2 or Pacific Salt.The Meat man wrote: ↑Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:36 pm
He's a car mechanic, and any knife I get will have to stand up to some tough use. He also doesn't have much sharpening equipment or skill. The knife would have to be very tough, fairly easy to sharpen, and corrosion resistant. Price will have to stay under $100.
...if your brother doesn't have much skill at sharpening probably the Tenacious, Raven 2, or perhaps the Polestar would be a good place to start. All very affordable, easy to sharpen, and reliable peformers.
Interesting; I hadn't thought of any of the Salt models. I don't think he'd really go for an SE edge though, and the PE edge retention is not too great I've heard. Still, it's a trade off from getting corrosion-proof + ease of sharpening. Definitely one to consider.
It's a boy.
this is a good idea if he had a girl too!
Right.curlyhairedboy wrote: ↑Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:57 amthis is a good idea if he had a girl too!
ThePeacent wrote: ↑Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:20 amFifth vote for a Salt, either a Pacific or Salt 2.
if SE it'll hold its "edge" long enough until you visit and can sharpen it for him, and they are durable, long lasting serrations
If PE, H1 will be tough and he'll be able to easily sharpen it on most surfaces and with most tools, added bonus of rust-proof and few parts to break, lose, damage or get dirt or lint on.
Don't be fooled by linerless FRN, the Salts are hard working machines!
Also the Yellow color will make them easy to spot among other grey tools, machines and stuff on a mechanic's workplace