Hey Peace, you couldn’t possibly go wrong. It’s one knife that I won’t be without. I had the last one three odd years I s’pose but only started carrying it full time about six months ago. It hadn’t seen a drop of oil or a screwdriver and before I lost it, it was still as good as the day I bought it, except I dropped it a while back and damaged the tip a little but even that didn’t impact performance.
I'm hearing of more and more people discovering that serrated Hawkbills tend to be great tools for lawn, gardening and landscaping jobs. Especially in the past 3 to 5 years it seems like there is a lot of people that are discovering on their own the great amount lawn, gardening and agricultural uses for serrated Hawkbills that they had never before discovered in other blade designs.
I knew those plain edge Reverse S and PE Hawkbills had the potential. But every time I've sharpened either one it sure takes a lot of time and effort even with the 204 Sharpmaker. No doubt that you can get a plain edge to cut straighter. But a super sharp SE Hawkbill I've never failed to cut through most anything I've ever attempted.bbturbodad wrote: ↑Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:31 pmFor a pierce 'n pull cut like taking the top off a box I don't think anything beats a reverse S. For this task I prefer PE as it cuts straighter than SE for me. When using an SE reverse S I need to change my technique to keep the blade from wandering. I would be interested in trying a FFG SE reverse S. *Hint hint Sal*
Oh yes they most definitely qualify as Hawkbill blades. One summer when I was short on work I helped a friend lay linoleum floors. And guess whose job it was to keep those linoleum knives sharp ??? Yep I sure spent a lot of my spare time in the evenings working on them. A few years back I won an Ebay auction for a BUCK linoleum knife and I still have it. And it's a really good quality unit.James Y wrote: ↑Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:12 pmI’m not sure if they qualify as hawkbills, but linoleum knives are hooked PE blades that work really well for their intended purpose.
As far as folding hawkbills, I’ll always choose SE. It’s the SE that really helps the edge to grab on to what’s being cut. I own one PE hawkbill, a small DKD CA-legal auto called the Shark’s Tooth. It’s a great little knife, but not nearly as effective in use as it would be if it were in SE.