Sorry I'm late getting back to this, I've been a little busy with other things lately.
[quote="The Meat man" post_id=1348754 time=1564260834 user_id=31246
Most durable doesn't necessarily mean most corrosion resistant.
While that's true, corrosion resistance is still a major factor in durability. I've not had corrosion problems with 154CM, 204P, or S30V. But I have had minor issues with 8Cr13MoV. Further, I've had issues with clip wobble from screws that were too short and liners that were too thin on every Spyderco or Byrd I've ever owned where the clips are attached by screwing into the liners. Any of the liner-less Native 5s would solve that problem. I imagine that the discontinued Native 5 Ti / S35VN is incredibly durable. Is it significantly more durable than the new-ish liner-less G10 / S30V version with thread inserts though? How much durability is really lost on the liner-less FRN versions, either S30V or LC200N?
Vivi wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:21 am
The stainless or g10 cara caras, especially the first version, are very stout folders.
The G10 scale Byrd II series knives I had all had the clip mounting issues noted above. All had very roughly finished liners and back spacers, which made them very susceptible to corrosion. Maybe the older versions were better finished. Maybe the current stainless steel handle models are polished inside as well as outside. The Ti handle Meadowlark and Cara look pretty stout too. But all are still hamstrung by the 8Cr13MoV blades. The other issue with the polished stainless steel handles is that they're slick. I know that's a usability issue rather than a durability issue, but what good is a very durable knife if it's hard to use outside of the most ideal circumstances?