I'm with you on this one. Before I got a cruwear manix, I used the 52100 one for my barn/riding carry, and I really liked it. Still do. I've yet to majorly damage the edge on either in spite of dropping both while open onto rocks and the concrete barn floor (neither suffered more than tiny dents in the edge that sharpened right out). I've chipped out plenty of cheap steels, and even high end steels like m390, after lesser abuse. Now I know what I like in a folder I might use outside, at the barn, mushroom hunting, hiking, etc. Both hold an edge plenty long for my simple needs, and they're easy to sharpen. I recently got the CE 52100 pm2 and, though I've yet to sharpen it, I love the model and I'm happy to have some 52100 in regular use again.
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