'chippiness' seems to be much more important to those who haven't learned yet to sharpen and repair the edges on their equipment.
A tool properly designed and sharpened for the use at hand shouldn't fail to perform. If it does, there may be some underlying metallurgical issues, but generally the large American foundries have some QA, and we know Spyderco does as well.
Differences in steel performance in hand are a wonderful thing to observe.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!