Cambertree wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:45 am
I must admit I hadn't looked too closely at the Endela, as I have a couple of modded Enduras and Delicas that suit me fine already, but now your choice of the SE Endela completely makes sense. It hadn't sunk in that the blade, as well as having that bellied edge, is FFG
SE! That makes a lot of difference in my books. I do love my Pac Salt and UKPK SE blades, but I'd definitely prefer FFG SE. Wow, that thing must be an absolute slicin' machine
With regard to the Waterway's tip, yes it is very pointy and acute, and I've ground mine even thinner and pointier.
Thanks for your reply and your advice and insight concerning the waterway!
Now to the Endela SE (and further explained, why it is my "knife of 2019")
I´d really recommend you to get one and try it out! I can´t imgagine that anyone, who just appreciates great cutting tools, will not enjoy this knife (which is not too expensive too).
And as I know you like PM 2 and Stretch: The Endela has almost the exact same dimensions in blade, edge and handle lenght as these two (Stretch 2, not Stretch 1).
One bonus of the Endela is the very generous actual handle, which is essentially a just a bit shorter Endura handle, but a tad wider, for the "points" between the finger grooves are mellowed out to some degree.
But the great aspect of the Endela SE is of course the blade/edge: 3mm stock, and rather shallow, not too pointy serrations, that really fell more like a "better cutting" plain edge than an aggressive serrated edge.
David / Evil D started a great thread quite recently, where he explained the many different paramaters that define a certain serration pattern, and the Endela seems too meet all of the criteria that make for a great all around SE knife.
As said already, I never miss my plain edged knives when I carry the Endela, it is just a superior cutter for almost any task (could be partly due to the chisel grind too) -and there are really not too many ffg / 3mm stock SE knives in Spydercos lineup!
Below I pasted and copied some maybe interesting pics from the "Endela thread":
Endela SE compared to Endura/Stretch 1/ Delica
The a tad wider and "mellowed out" Endela handle compared to the Endura
Endela compared to PM2
Endela paired with a fixed blade...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40