Apologies I meant in black ( a nostalgia thing)JuPaul wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:36 pmThere is a para 3 combo edge! In s30v:
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP223G ... military-3
Also, para3 CE in 52100 still available:
https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP223C ... military-3
There's also a CE pm2 in 52100 available. Fwiw, I have that CE pm2, and a CE delica. Really like them both, and find even the short serrated sections of the delica to be useful in cardboard, etc. Although if I was going to be cutting rope all day, I'd probably choose a fully serrated blade, or a longer combo edge like on the pm2 or endura.
Same. Like Bornin1500, I worked on a horse ranch for several years, and always carried and used a CE then. Then I got away from them, and now I've come back. In particular the spyderco CE and SE knives have brought me back - their serrations are just so well-done. Pm2 or Manix for bigger jobs, Delica for edc.
I'm with Larry on this one. It's got to be one or the other. I had a combo edge in the past and missed either the full PE or full SE. Felt like a half assed knife. Sharpening also takes more care and patience.
On the CE pm2 and delica, only the serrated sections are chisel ground. On the fully SE delica, the little bit of plain edge at the tip is chisel ground, though.ladybug93 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:28 pmi don’t have a problem with serrations, but i don’t really care for the chisel grind you get with the rest of a combo blade. also, the portion of the blade closest to my hand is the part i use primarily, so i’d rather carry one of each instead of a compromise.
One of the knives in my work knife rotation is a combo edge Native 5 Lightweight in S35VN & if I could only have one work folder, it's probably the model I would choose. My folding knife is my main work tool (I work at a warehouse) & the serrated portion goes through thick, heavy duty nylon pallet straps so much easier than a full plain edge blade, which will sometimes slide on the surface of the straps (I've even had a steel-reinforced pallet strap chip a CTS-BD1 plain edge blade!).
I think you nailed it. I think that is exactly why the combo edge is viewed with such disdain in the knife community. I also agree that for a true work knife they are very functional. Take your average Joe who is a maintenance man, a plumber, a custodian or any number of professions where a knife will really get used and abused and you will find much more appreciation for the combo edge. They don’t make one in the Salt line but if they did I would be perfectly happy using one for the work I do.BornIn1500 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:23 pmIn previous threads about this, the lack of popularity might be because of the stigma that surrounds it. Tons of cheap gas station folders with terrible steel makes use of the combo edge grind. For me, the combo edge was necessary when I worked on a farm. But now that I stopped working there I don't carry one. I think the combo edge really is the best for a true "beater" that gets abused.