ownnife wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:33 am
If yOu like the layout. Seki and Maniago product is only a half step at the back of and if a knife from either source fits your desires buy it without hesitation! On to "Taiwan" (now not Taiching) and Chinese made knives, again, they're very strong competitors of their respective market segments, do not consider them "terrible", just extra budget orientated.
Welcome to the forum! (And to be honest: I don´t fully understand your very first post in the context of this thread...
I think I shared already my top 5 when this thread came up first, but I am sure this ranking has changed meanwhile:
1.) Endura 4 ffg
(HAP 40 very closely followed by VG10. And if the FFG
Endura 4 came in SE, it would be my number 1 forever I guess...
2.) Stretch 1
(discontinued) HAP40 or VG10 : Always a tight match with the Endura for number one... Tbh on many days I am not sure which one I like more...
3.) Endela SE
: A bit too short edge for my main-EDC-preferences, but for me great ergos AND: That perfect serrations in the ffg blade...
4.) Chaparral FRN
: If I could only have TWO knives, number 2 ALWAYS
would be the Chap (together with some larger blade as Nr 1) - Absolut perfect design, does everyhing right for a small folder (blade stock, size in pocket and so on) - I still wish for a Chap XL with the same thin blade stock
5.) Pacific Salt SE
: My go-to-outdoor folder. For more "urban" EDC tasks I prefer the Endela serrations, but for thougher outdoor jobs (cutting branches, rope and so on) the Pac Salt SE is hard to beat.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40