bearfacedkiller wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:19 am
Thanks for taking the time to put that together and I am sure I speak for many of us when I say that it is nice to have you back around.
Thank you. This community is amazing. I'm happy to contribute to it.
zuludelta wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:12 am
Oh, just one question: Outside of the obvious tasks where SE outperforms PE (i e., cutting rope & other similar materials), is there any situation where you would prefer using the serrated Pac Salt 2 over the Siren?
Hmm, good question. I'd be more comfortable with the Pacific as a work knife....bit cheaper to replace, easier to clean, and less to think about when opening and closing it multiple times a day. The Siren I still catch myself reverting to different closing methods sometimes.
To me it'd be tough to choose one model over the other forever...they both do certain things a little better than the other. I'm glad I don't have to make that choice. Some days I want to carry the Siren, some days the Pacific, and the Police LW is starting to work back into rotation too. They all have their pros and cons.
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:46 am
1.) As you might know, I personally choke up comfortably on the Ricasso of Endura /Pac Salt (and sometimes even on the very edge) all the time, it is probably my most used grip.
Now I see you do so with the Siren too (while I think you rarely choke up on the Pac Salt Ricasso?) - so I assume this grip option is actually rather comfortable, safe and useful?
2.) When holding the knife with all fingers on the actual handle, your pinky obviously sits in the area where the back end of the handle starts to bend upwards again (and not in the space behind the front guard that seems to be dedicated for the fingers to go) - does this cause any issues, discomfort, less control? (Though I don´t think so, cause if you would have mentioned it)
I use that grip (I call it a side grip) primarily when I'm cutting things on a cutting board, and thumb on spine or wrapped around the handle otherwise. Rarely I'll do a cut towards my body (I know) and I'll use that side grip then too. While I find it comfortable, I find those other two grips better for general purpose cutting away from my body.
My pinky looks like its hanging off the edge of that main grip area but my pinky bone manages to stay forward of that spot. Just barely. Even if I scoot my grip back and my pinky does go to that curved area in the back, I find that plenty ergonomic.
I have a fixed blade, an LT Wright Frontier Valley, that had a similar handle shape but a smaller sized handle, and I grip it with my pinky on that rear section. It works fine.
ladybug93 wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:03 am
great write-up as always, vivi. i'll also echo the sentiment of being glad you're back again. i always find your reviews quite useful.
how do you feel about the large finger guard? do you fin it gets in your way at all? that's my primary concern with this design, even though it's not something i'm really all that worried about.
I like the large guard. I don't have any issues with it. It gives me a comfortable spot for my thumb in side grip.
sal wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:40 am
Nicely done and I'm also glad you're back.
Thank you Sal. It was a comment by you that made me decide to come back. Looks like you're stuck with me for a little while longer