silvershade255 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:29 pm
I know of two knives with that front serrations available, the victorinox one hand trekker combo edge and boker direkt. I'd be curious to see someone with a a full serrated spyderco knife spend a few days doing their typical se cutting with the front portion and seeing how it worked out.
I imagine the trick would be figuring out the right balance on pe length vs loss of power if that makes sense. That, and if there's enough market interest. Combo edge in general has a lot on nay sayers.
I have one of those OHT knives and I'm not wild about it.
By keeping the belly PE, a CE blade is a lot more useful for cutting food on a cutting board or making slices on a flat surface in general.
That's the main drawback of reversing them IMO.
Sure, the OHT gives you a PE section near the handle for greater leverage while carving wood, but honestly a serrated knife makes wood shavings and carves tent pegs and basic traps just fine in my experience.
Victorinox also put the ground edge on the back side, presumably to make the knife a better whittler, since the OHT is marketed as an outdoorsmans tool.
Anyone interested in trying serrations on the front rather than the rear can do so any time they want for $50.
The OHT is a finely made tool, but if I were to do it over I'd opt for the PE two handed trekker, primarily for better ergonomics when sawing. My Alox Farmer has seen much more use over the years largely for that reason.