VooDooChild wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 am
Peter1960 wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:11 am
Blade geometry from Spyderco folders (which are more or less tactical) are diametrically opposed to my food preparations. And why should I make my live more complicated than needed, when I use a folder instead of a fixed blade, when it comes also to cleaning after food preparation?
To each his own, but for me a clear yes, I prefer fixed blades designed for kitchen uses!
Peter, not sure I got you right: You actually think, Spyderco folders are more or less "tactical"?
Or just compared to a dedicated kitchen knife?
Cause one of the things I like in Spyderco folders is, that compared to many other brands they are NOT "tactical"at all (in the realm of EDC folders!) but rather "just" high end cutting tools, and in being that quite good in food prep tasks either (sure, an ffg Endura still is not a kitchen knife, but it really does ok if pressed in that role)
Spyderco is all over the map. Some tactical, some slicers, some hard use, some for fine cutting. And some can even be both
. I would argue the police 4 (and the new lightweight version) is both tactical and a rediculously good slicer. And one of the few folders that would actually be pretty good at food prep, mostly because of its size and blade geometry.
Can´t argue that, you are absolutely right and I should have been more precise: The Spydercos I personally
choose are almost exclusivly rather thin bladed, slicing oriented models. And I still think Spyderco is leaning a bit more in that direction than other brands.
And I have to admit: Maybe I am not even 100% sure what "tactical" means when it comes to knives. I think there is no exact equivalent in German for this word.
Anyway, would you agree that the ffg Endura also is quite ok for food prep, in many aspects being a not TOO much shorter Police 2?
And the Stretch with its thin slicey blade and more belly towards the tip than Endura or Police also works very well for cutting smaller vegetables for example.
But, once more: No doubt a dedicated, well sharpened kitchen knife will always be the better choice (BUT: I´ve been in kitchens when visiting friends for example where my Endura clearly was the best "kitchen" knife available, cause all other blades were terribly dull...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40