I'm considering the Tasman Salt Hawkbill for gardening (clearing weeds, harvesting and cutting line/zip ties). I believe that's the biggest Spyderco hawkbill available. The H1 is nice, since it will spend a lot of time wet (and possibly not cleaned until the end of the day). The bright yellow scales are helpful as well. The hawkbill blade shape is awesome for gardening and Spyderco is the only quality maker I have found.
My big concern is sharpening. I'm so far struggling to sharpen even knives that are considered very easy to sharpen. I know that Spyderco will sharpen for a reasonable $5 fee. But I am wondering how often this would need to be done. The knife will see something like 1 hour of hard use per week, averaged-out over 6 months per year. Could I get away with sharpening 1-3 times per year? I know there are no guarantees, but any guesses? I really have no idea.
Background: I run a community garden in the northeast US. Thanks to the whole pandemic situation, we've become much more active, which I expect to continue after the pandemic goes away (more people with a DIY mindset). Because this is a volunteer thing, I need to be efficient and having the right tool is a big part of that (that's where the Spyderco Hawkbill comes in) Learning about Spyderco, I have been very impressed... I'm now planning to get a small Spyderco EDC, but that's a separate topic
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!