Sal, Please bring back the pointy tip... please, please! This is what I miss most from the old version.
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
Who knows. If this becomes a success, maybe we can get that AFI wharnie delicaAirlsee wrote: ↑Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 pmAt 30+ Spydies, and I am very much looking forward to this K390 AFI version being my first Delica! After the first run in the AFI version, I think a K390 sprint wharnie version in a flat grind would be fantastic, but I admit that I am totally getting ahead of myself.
Hey Sal, I definitly hope to see more k390 in locking folders. I vote yes to K390 for this project. Hambone, I did an edge holding study with my Para3 in M4 and with some tough material cut hear and there as well as cutting the usual cardboard and rags, M4 held up for 61 days with the help of stropping once a week and no sharpening of any kind during that time.
yes i would vote for a thinner stock lil native compression lock, with 30 degree edge grind no microbevel at .010.
steelcity16 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:34 amI am curious as to whether a TiCN coating would further improve the slicing performance of this model via added lubricity?
I've seen various sources say that coatings like DLC and TiCN decrease friction and that is actually why they don't coat the liners on the compression lock models, because the decreased friction where the lockup occurs increases the likelihood of lock failures.
So basically, since we are looking for a high performance slicing machine here, if TiCN will decrease friction and help it blast through cardboard and such, perhaps we should consider coating this new AFI model?
Especially if we go with K390, a corrosion prone steel.
This model in an earth tone FRN with TiCN coated K390 blade and liners would be a dream.
Maybe offer this first model in both coated and uncoated to appease both parties and to allow direct comparisons of slicing performance that can be used for helping decison making on future runs???