Pancake wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:59 am
I think this model is missing from Golden made spydies.
Why is Golden important? Not judging, just curious.
Regardless, it looks like the Golden-built Siren is very close to what you want.
But, unlike the Taichung-built Caribbean, the Siren’s edge does show (in YouTube footage) a bit of ricasso/kick before reaching the handle.
I judge my Caribbean superb in just about every way, but two. And I suspect the Siren—she IS calling me—will be the same with one possible exception.
About the Caribbean, I can’t get my blade to drop (on pinching the compression lock) without having loosened the pivot and introduced a side-to-side blade-play that I detest. Beyond this problem is the other: I’m habituated to the Spyderco’s hallmark choils/notches for one-handed bite-free blade-closures. I close a PM2 without any worry; can’t say the same for my necessarily stiffish Caribbean.
The Siren, being a mid-lock, offers my favorite blade-closure but I worry there is not enough ricasso to break the fall of the closing blade. It’s telling that Eric got bit during that Blade Show video... I await reports from the field.
I suspect that the choil/notch-habituated among us will have to change their ways to enjoy completely what a well-built full-edge Spydie has to offer, wherever made.