Ldg wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:13 am
I need some persuasion on justifying the cost, i’ve always had great luck with 8cr 13 and VG 10. Are the Colorado models really worth $150+?
These days I own almost exclusively Seki models (except one Golden and one Taichung), but YES the Golden ("Colorado") models are absolutely worth their price. I´d even say they are really not expensive for the quality and the design you´re getting.
Speaking of PM2 and Millie: For me the above is true for the S30V "base models", but also for the ones in more "exotic" and expensive steels (as far as I can tell, not a real "steel guy")
I think every person who loves knives should own or at least experience for some time a PM 2, as it combines many of the typical "Spyderco features": The ingenious comp.lock, finger choil, thumb ramp, S30V steel, full flat, rather slicey blade, very usefull, fine tip (though maybe not the strongest in the world), perfect fit and finish and a good general EDC size (Millie can be a bit large in carry for that imho).
Go for a PM2 I´d say, unless you already know
you like large knives, then go Millie...
Should you want to stick to VG10, but a rather similar sized and -shaped knife as the PM2: Straight Spine Stretch (sprint run, but still available). It has a thinner, probably even slicier blade and is a bit lighter,
Differently to the PM2 it features a backlock and FRN scales (instead of comp lock and G10). Totally subjective what one prefers here imho.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40