In my opinion, no. i was hoping that a new round of LW versions would hit the market and be more accessible to consumers. The price would come down due just like the Para 3, BD1N is going to be easier to sharpen, FRN can take abuse better, you don't have to worry about corrosion as much, and the knife is made in the USA. Basically, you can be a bit more careless with the knife. These, I think, are all good things. So I was really hoping that the Sage LW would come in BD1N. I want to try out that steel, but the Para 3 doesn't excite me as much as my Sage. That said, I might get myself a Para 3 just to try out the BD1N. Of course, this is just my opinion. There is nothing wrong with S30V. I carry my Sage 2 more than any other knife (and it's not even close) so I'm not opposed to S30V. I just wanted to try out BD1N in a model that fits my hand so well.
Never been an issue for me to 1 hand it.
sal wrote: ↑Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:21 amHi Jason,
I've been nagging Cliff for a collaboration for years. Can't get him to bite. I think it wold be a fun project. Maybe you can help? He can tell me what he thinks and I can turn it into a model. His brain, my hands?
Also, regarding the high hollow. I agree with you that it might be the most efficient cutting tool. Chris Reeve has always liked his high hollow.
The high hollow keeps the blade thin for a long space and what it gives up in strength, it makes up for having that thin blade at and near the edge. Certainly better for skinning. Like the Hamaguri (convex), the geometry of a blade has much more depth than is originally perceived. The reason is the friction alongside the blade in a cut.
SSssooo...for the purpose of discussion, Let's pick a model and make a high hollow? Whatchathink?
(May be better in another thread?)
Me too. So am I.
Most definitely. I pre-ordered the Para3 as soon as I could. But, I like the Sage 5 just a little bit more than the Para 3 so I think I'll be pre-ordering that right away as well. If these FRN models keep coming, I'm going to be low on funds for a while.SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 amMe too. So am I.
Spyderco has gone through a knife renaissance.
Also, did you look at the screen shot of the knife that shows the blade thickness. Isn't that a nice and beefy blade for cutting chores?
For Eric to have it in pocket, it means they have to have spent the money on the molds for the FRN handles. That pretty much guarantees that we'll see it at some point.
For me the most important difference is the blade thickness. The Sage 5’s blade stock thickness is 3 mm compared to 3.7 mm on the Para 3. My Sage 5’s blade is 0.019 inches behind the edge. For knives of this size, I prefer them thinner.Marulaghost wrote: ↑Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:23 amI'd call the sage 5 different enough from the para3 to warrant a LW version
S30v in comparison to bd1n.
Fits different in the pocket.
Slightly different ergonomics.
Most of all I'd call the sage 5 a thicker chaparral with a comp lock