I can, but I am heading to bed now, and have to head out early for all day tomorrow. But I'll try to remember and do this. Bug me if it doesn't show up.
I've been carrying one for a month or so now, it grows on you the more you use it. So far the only thing I don't like is the pocket clip, the black 'paint?' comes off really fast. Other than that, its pretty much perfect.
Dropping a new knife on concrete is unfortunately painful to me lol But, once the G10 chip, or mark starts to wear, it really just blends in with the rest of the knife and all looks great again!
Tucson Tom wrote: ↑Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:08 pmOK. The box showed up today. I have had a Police 4 in my hands for the first time ever. I set it in on the table next to a Military, as well as a Resilience. We will ignore the Reslience just to keep things simple. These are all first impressions based on just a few minutes fooling around.
The Police 4 is like a Military on a serious diet.
Side by side and folded up, they are essentially the same size, but the Police is definitely slimmer and sleeker. It should be nicer to carry, not that I have had any issues with carrying the Military. And for people like me who grumble about wanting tip up carry, you have all the options with the Police.
So, what took me so long?
As far as opening, I find the Military more "intuitive" -- it just falls in my hand and my thumb goes to the hole. But this is pretty subtle and may just be habit and muscle memory. Like any backlock knife, there is more friction and it doesn't fly open like the Military.
The lockup is solid, with a good crisp click as the knife locks open. Absolutely no play (would Sal settle for anything less?). It is a 4.5 inch blade as compared to 4.2 inches on the Military. The Police uses thinner blade stock. It is a big knife, but given that I am used to the Military, the Police really does not seem any bigger. It is not the Monster I thought it would be. It feels different in hand. The Military gives more to grab onto. The Police is slimmer and smoother, but by no means insecure. The Police has more metal in the handle, and you can feel that - the balance moves back to the hand and handle. Nothing bad about this to my mind, this is just one of those things that will have to see how it settles in for me over time.
And you can't ignore the K390 blade steel. It is pretty amazing that this steel is being used as the standard steel in a production knife rather than being available only in a sprint or exclusive.
So, in conclusion - it is a spectacular knife and I don't know why I waited so long. I had been thinking it was a monster that would become an albatross purchase that I would regret. I have been carrying a Military routinely, and I think this will be even more agreeable to carry. I'll have more to say after I have carried and used the knife some.
Well, you will be able to answer this for yourself then before you read this reply perhaps.
You may have already seen these, but mine took a natural patina right away. The coarser than usual grind lines make it harder to wipe clean than some others... Not sure there is another knife I enjoy cutting with as much as the P4!
Vivi wrote: ↑Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:42 pmThe edge holding of K390 is really impressing me, both in how easily it sharpens while having superb edge retention.
Since reprofiling the knife, I've only touched it up once on my medium bench stone. Only three or four strokes per side, aiming for a 15 degree micro bevel.
Made that video, took it with me on four other camping trips, sliced over 1000' of cardboard, sliced up some of those green scouring pads (They're very hard on knife edges), lots of food prep and more.
I can see why Sal chose this steel. It makes a very nice blade for a pocket knife. Might not be a full time carry come next summer, but I have my Pacific Salts for that.