Menipo wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Welcome to the forum!
Easy question, and I quite recently opened a thread on my personal "ideal Spyderco" (viewtopic.php?t=87153&start=20
Just the regular, drop point ffg Endura, but fully serrated, serration pattern just like on the Endela.
(At the time being ffg SE only comes in the wharnie Endura, and SE in the drop point Endura only in sabre grind).
Alternatively: Pac Salt 2 in ffg SE (and then probably in LC200N)
Many thanks, Wartstein!
Sorry but I did not see your thread. I need to become familiar with the forum(s) ASAP.
I have to confess that I am not a fan of serrated (or partially serrated) edges because they "bite more than cut" IMO.
Therefore, I would go for a serrated or partially serrated edge only in a multiple blades knife. The C-44 Dyad is a perfect example. It has been "on duty" in my car many years and the two blades (one plain and one serrated) were the perfect combination for any cutting task.
No need to be "sorry" at all, I guess no one here on the forum sees and reads every thread!
Just go on in creating new ones (threads), especially if those are as interesting as your first (this) one!
/ on the serrations: Man, you joined the forum just at the right time!
Seems to be quite a new liking for Spydercos SE going on right now - I have linked some interesting threads on this for you below this post:
I thought a bit like you about serrations not too long ago. Then I got an Endela SE (3mm blade stock, full flat grind, rather shallow, non-aggressive serrations) and I tell you what: Totally unexpected I was really blown away how great this thing performs! For me better in practically ANY task then plain edge does.
And for the "bite more than cut"-thing: Totally not true in my experience! Spydercos serrated knives cut extremly well, which is no surprise given that the "points" of the serrations initiate a cut better than any plain edge could and then the scallops of the serrations have a much thinner edge angle than almost any plain edge (since the SE blades are chisel grind, so for example don´t have 15 degrees PER EACH SIDE (which adds up to 30 degrees inclusive), but only on ONE side, so a serrated blade would - in this example - stay rather close to 15 degrees INCLUSIVE.
So, I´d recommend: Try one of the newer Spydercos in full flat grind (!) and serrated edge! My recommendation would be the Endela SE, but Delica and Endura wharncliff SE will be at least as good I guess.
If you want to spend a bit more: Caribbean SE, and if less: Tenacious LW SE...
Here the SE-related links, first two quite recent discussions, then two great threads by David / Evil D... one shows what SE can really take and do, the other why you might actually really happened to have SE knives that "bite" more than "cut" (and how SE should be shaped to cut and not snag on material)
Have a look and then try for yourself!
("Give the spyderedge a chance")
("I think I caught SE fever")
("SE performance is more than teeth vs no teeth")
("Caribbean SE torture test")
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40