No experience with SE but S35VN is quite good IME. I have 2 different knives with that steel and they are both great cutters. I hope you post after you have used your knife and share how it’s going. I don’t carry my Native 5 very often but it’s a very good size and blade shape for EDC.Fixmeister wrote: ↑Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:59 pmI have a question about a knife I just ordered. I didn’t do a lot of research before I pulled the trigger on a DLC Native 5 with the SE. A lot of 1sts for me... as in my 1st Spyderco with a SpyderEdge. And my 1st Native 5. And now that it’s ordered, I’m a little concerned about the combo.
This will be a work knife used for general box opening and breakdown, package opening, band & tie strap cutting and the like. There aren’t a lot of reviews on S35VN in SE but there are in H1. And the reviews are very positive. But S35VN is an entirely different steel and certainly not as tough as H1. I was looking for something different from my Paras (S110V, REX 45, M4) and Dragonfly and Delica (ZDP-189) and this filled the bill. But is this edge going to be fragile? I’m concerned about a few reviews indicating it’s chippy or didn’t cut well (mostly bad English reviews on Amazon). But still...
Anybody have one of these and can comment on the durability of S35VN in SE?