The Mastiff wrote: ↑Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 pmMy first model Enduras and Delicas are still as reliable as ever and seem to get smoother and smoother over the years. Only the original plastic clip is needing work/replacement. The knives themselves should be good for another 28 years ( first 2 purchased in 92) and probably many more. Two have been through the washer and dryer 4 or 5 times each along with trips to the Atlantic ocean for week long beach vacations along with uncounted swims in our heavily chlorinated pool. ............ The basic design is timeless and only abuse will kill them.
I could have written that myself - but for the Endura 1
Mine also spent many hours in salt water attached to my webbing.
I don't use the plastic clip so mine is still there.
"The way I use knives, which is to cut things that the knife will handle, I.e., not metal, rocks, dry wall, etc. any Spyderco Lock is reliable: easy and secure lock up, easy and secure unlocking."
I personally think people / knife users use a knife for things it wasn't designed for or that better and proper tools are available.