Hi Sal thanks for "The Expert Advice"
I was surprised too but sometimes think I have gotten too spoiled with all the awesome Steels I am used to. S30V, S35VN, S110V. M390, CTS-204P, CTS-XHP, Elmax, M4, CRU-WARE- 52100. My Goodness Sal this is all your fault you turned me into a steel junkie. I should not even know all these steel types by name.
Yes I used it in the kitchen and was super impressed, then I carried it to work took apart a large box from Dell and could no longer cut printer paper by locking into a scallop. I am certain I did not hit a staple. Was kind of surprised to see scratches in the beautiful shiny surface but later learned it is the way of this steel.
Maybe I am just expecting too much? When I get home I will sharpen it per everyone's advice here I really, really like the knife allot and living beachside in Florida corrosion is an issue.
Make Mine Spyderco
I have tried many different High End brands and only Spyderco consistently produces High Quality Knives with the most Innovative Steels and Incredible Designs and often for less money than others.
I have been surprised many times by Sal's design in the dark philosophy and agree with it. How it feels in the hand and how it cuts matters more than how it looks. Lipstick on a pig, does not make it something other than a pig.