SF Native wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:50 pm
I love my mules and my 4v is probably my most used knife. But I think spyderco is ahead of you. The bow river is similar and due any time now.
Other similar knives would be the enuff series or the Moran. All mostly affordable but the bow river is downright cheap. I will also throw the waterway out there as a pretty affordable blade with a nice steel that should last a long time.
The Bow River does look like the worlds cheapest Spyderco for $32.50 -- golly! But of course it is not out of the gate yet.
The Moran is an interesting knife at close to $100 with VG10 steel.
I have my Spyderco Junction (now discontinued) which is a nice small fixed blade, but a very different feel in hand than a mule.
I like the feel of the mule much better. I use my LC200N mule in the kitchen daily (and one of my tasks for today is sharpening it).
It is worth pondering that the mule is intended to be a "mule" -- i.e. a sample knife for testing purposes. But somehow they have ended up
becoming my own (and for many others) favorite little fixed blade knife.