POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

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ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not buy one?

YES, got one, it´s great
24
16%
YES, got one, it´s ok-ish
3
2%
YES, got one, not really for me
0
No votes
YES, will certainly get one
10
7%
Thinking about getting one, not sure yet
31
21%
NO, not interested in the VG10 model but YES; certainly in variants (steel...)
21
14%
NO, not interested in the VG10 model but MAYBE in variants
16
11%
NO, not interested at all in that model
46
30%
 
Total votes: 151

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:07 am

dan31 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:01 am
I was persuaded 99% by you Wartstein! I use to carry a SE Mariner in the service and forgot how great a SE blade can be. The Endela SE FFG is a great cutting tool. It would be a great first SE model for anyone to try out SE.
That makes me even more glad you like it!!! :)

And yes, perfect "first SE model"! I know I repeat myself, but the Serrations in this are really just not too agressive at all, so for me it often feels like a "better plain edge" than a "teeth-monster"...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby kennethsime » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am

The Straight Spine Stretch fills the same niche for me, I think. The Endela is a great size, but I just prefer the pointy tip + the handle ergonomics of the Stretch.
C90GRE Stretch 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open
C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V
C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green
C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green
C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 am

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am
The Straight Spine Stretch fills the same niche for me, I think. The Endela is a great size, but I just prefer the pointy tip + the handle ergonomics of the Stretch.
Right, both great choices... and length-/thicknesswise virtually the same in size. Really comes down to personal preference, I love (and have...) both. Different, but for me both perfect ergos. Endela carries slimmer though and: Comes in ffg SE... :rolleyes:
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby kennethsime » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:50 am
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am
The Straight Spine Stretch fills the same niche for me, I think. The Endela is a great size, but I just prefer the pointy tip + the handle ergonomics of the Stretch.
Right, both great choices... and length-/thicknesswise virtually the same in size. Really comes down to personal preference, I love (and have...) both. Different, but for me both perfect ergos. Endela carries slimmer though and: Comes in ffg SE... :rolleyes:
One day I'll pick up another Spydie with some teeth; probably a Wharncliffe.
C90GRE Stretch 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open
C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V
C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green
C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green
C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby spyderHS08 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:15 pm

If st nicks would do a red g10 one with dlc blade my life would be complete.

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby dman62 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:04 pm

I'll get the Wave variant.

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:06 pm

rybu0305 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:44 am
I’m just waiting for a Sprint to come out.
Seems like the Blue Ladybug K390 featured in Reveal 4 might be a precursor to the rest of the line. Not a Sprint though.

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 am

dman62 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:04 pm
I'll get the Wave variant.

Not my favorite version (won´t get one personally), but I am glad for all who like it and also glad as I take this as an indicator that the Endela sells well enough to generally justify variants!! :)

Hope for more (blue handle...HAP 40...K390... :rolleyes: )
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:50 am

I figure, as soon as the K390 series of the Endura family is actually announced, the choice "YES, will certainly get one" will see some more votes... ;)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:57 am

Im hoping for a K390 Endela. I'm already excited about the Ladybug!

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby JMM » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:05 am

I do have the base model, and it is just fine, it is what it is... but on that platform I'm pretty much done until they release some steels that are more interesting, certainly k390 is gonna rock, and I will buy a Delica, Endela, and Endura in k390, if they release 4V, Cruwear, or Rex45, I will also be all about it... but for now, that family is on hold for me... I did buy the KW exclusive cpm-s90v Delica which I really like, but that's going to be it... for now... ;)

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:10 am

JMM wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:05 am
I do have the base model, and it is just fine, it is what it is... but on that platform I'm pretty much done until they release some steels that are more interesting, certainly k390 is gonna rock, and I will buy a Delica, Endela, and Endura in k390, if they release 4V, Cruwear, or Rex45, I will also be all about it... but for now, that family is on hold for me... I did buy the KW exclusive cpm-s90v Delica which I really like, but that's going to be it... for now... ;)

SE or PE?
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby JMM » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:37 am

PE

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:48 pm

JMM wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:37 am
PE
Great, but still only second-best choice... :D (just kidding, enjoy it! :) )

(But what actually IS "new" in the Endela on that platform (other than Wharnies) is exactly: You CAN get it in ffg SE)... and that´s something more noticeble in practical use than most "steel upgrades" would be imho...)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby JMM » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:10 am

Well good sir, I must confess, that while that is completely obvious, it has never occured to me before you pointed it out.... I do have a partially serrated Endura in my 7-day rotation (see pic) and I really do like having the serration available quite frequently.... I think I am going to have to swoop an SE Endela and see how I like it.... This is my current 7-day, although my P4 K390 is missing from the fray....

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:28 am

JMM wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:10 am
Well good sir, I must confess, that while that is completely obvious, it has never occured to me before you pointed it out.... I do have a partially serrated Endura in my 7-day rotation (see pic) and I really do like having the serration available quite frequently.... I think I am going to have to swoop an SE Endela and see how I like it.... This is my current 7-day, although my P4 K390 is missing from the fray....
Cool pic, I´d take Endura, Shaman and Manixes (Manices?!) :)

! I had a partially serrated Endura once, and while I liked it, the serrations on the Endela are a LOT better!! Shallower, less agressive and ground into ffg (and that´s what makes the Endela unique in the Endura families SE members! (Other than Wharnies)!

Give it a try (Endela SE), you´ll see.... :)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby JMM » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:17 am

That is fascinating to hear, I certainly agree with you on the Endura partially serrated blade, the serrations are very agressive... So not a Para3 fan I gather? Those two have 2 of my 4 favourite steels, Rex4 & 4V, which I do plan on replacing with Shaman's of each here in the near future.... anyhow, I must say, the FFG sounds very appealing... it looks like ebay has them brand new for $70, shipped... hard to aruge with that. I will procure one in the next few weeks and get back to you with a full analysis.... ;)

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:39 am

JMM wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:17 am
That is fascinating to hear, I certainly agree with you on the Endura partially serrated blade, the serrations are very agressive... So not a Para3 fan I gather? Those two have 2 of my 4 favourite steels, Rex4 & 4V, which I do plan on replacing with Shaman's of each here in the near future.... anyhow, I must say, the FFG sounds very appealing... it looks like ebay has them brand new for $70, shipped... hard to aruge with that. I will procure one in the next few weeks and get back to you with a full analysis.... ;)

Looking forward to you reporting back! I have no doubt whatsoever you'll be amazed by the cutting performance of the Endela SE... :rolleyes:
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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby JMM » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:42 am

You got it! Do you know off the top of your head if there are any after market scales available yet?

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Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:48 am

JMM wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:42 am
You got it! Do you know off the top of your head if there are any after market scales available yet?

For the Endela? Sorry, but I don't know... though I am sure the two European custom scale makers (I'm from Europe) I'm aware of could and would certainly make some on request.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40


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