AwayFromMySpydieHole wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:55 pm
prndltech wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:45 pm
I personally don’t care... makes each one unique in my book. I had a sage 1 that was the thickest spydie ive ever laid eyes on for an FFG blade....
I try not to let it bug me but sometimes my neuroticism gets the best of me.
Like say I get two identical para 2’s at the same time in the same steel, yet one is noticeably shorter than the other. Sometimes all I can think about is how many sharpenings it would take me to make the blade that short. Sometimes it’s a year or more of life taken off the blade before it ever gets to me.
You’re right, best not to let it bother you. But sometimes it does bother me. I have a unique perspective on it I guess because there’s not a single spydie that I only own one of. Most of the time I have 2 to 4 of the exact same model. Sometimes more (I have 7 M4/jade millies). So when you start comparing them you see some strange stuff that you wouldn’t typically see holding one of them.
I’m working on it though. Best to just realize that life is short and you better enjoy them while you can.
These exact sentiments resonate with my experience with the Stretch "1". I owned 6 of them and upon observing a specifically wonky grind done on the spine of this model, I started obsessively examining each one of them. This in turn caused me to fall out of love with the model; although no issues found were of real detriment to performance, the mentality of what I loved so much was compromised. This is especially hard at ~$100(+) regarding any tool IMO.
On topic: After examining an older Delica (~2016/17) comparative to my newest (2019) Cruwear and M390 iterations, I've noticed the same point issue addressed. Moreso, I find it startling to see that all of the newer models seem to feature such a removal of steel at the heel from the factory sharpening. Really gives the overall knife a more slender look and I for one preferred the straight belly of the older iteration. This seemingly new standard of factory sharpening leaves a touch of unsharpened heel as well, which I could see as a huge deterrent for some. On the upside, all of the Delicas from mid-year 2019 onward that I've handled have been absolutely phenomenal examples of the model. Perfect fit, finish, action, lock-up, lock manipulation, factory grind and sharpness have been stunning.. A real improvement within the tolerances for sure. All of this combined with the exceptional heat-treating coming from this plant as well has been nothing short of exceptional and I look forward to future output from this factory. Great stuff coming from Seki these past 6 months that I can vouch for.
On the quest for equilibrium...