i would agree with this, but they feel very similar. i think the bigger difference is shape rather than material. if the golden models had rounded edges like the seki models, people probably wouldn’t notice or care as much. both are fine.
Or an actual failure is a failure when FRN hasn't and doesn't fail ?
I still think the difference in feeling is simply the difference in the finish of the molds that are used. Again last night, after reading this thread, I got out a few Manix 2 LWs and compared with my Native 5 LWs and they feel identical. Then I felt some Japanese FRN knives and they felt a little softer and I'm sure it's because of the surface finish.
abbazaba wrote: ↑Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:25 amDidn't Sal say at one point that FRCP was actually stronger?
Edit. Found it...
From BF regarding FRN vs FRCP:
The CP is new, and offers more of what we want in a knife. It's tougher, stronger, has more color capability and is not significantly more expensive.
In fact the strength was surprising when we broke the light weight Manix. I have a black one in my pocket right now. We'll use the same material for the light weight Native 5.
https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/mr- ... t-11995448
Broken in what way ?Doc Dan wrote: ↑Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:56 pmI have used FRCP and FRN when wet. The FRCP is a bit slicker, but do not see this as my saying it is slippery. That bi-directional texturing is amazing. I have seen some broken FRN knives on the net but only one FRCP, and that one was suspicious. I take Sal at his word on the toughness/strength of FRCP.
I haven't noticed a big aversion to FRCP. I'm carrying an orange LW Manix 2 right now, in use I can't tell the difference between FRN and FRCP although I believe there are differences in the manufacturing process. I haven't made up my mind regarding the translucent FRCP used in some Spyderco models.