Holland wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Recently bought another Mantra 1 to get serrated.
I am not a fan of deep or aggressive serrations.
So far my favourite has been the native salt and the dragonfly has been my least favourite.
I'm not set on spydercos serration pattern but that's my first choice so far.
Anyone have experience with other patterns that performed well?
I like where you're going here. I, too, would also like to hear more discussion of serration patterns..........the reasoning and theory behind them. Why is the Spyderco two small followed by one large pattern so successful and copied? Besides the Spyderco name, what is the reason for it's popularity? Is it superior for some reason or is it just an overall general all purpose pattern that cuts well through a vast array of different materials as opposed to another pattern that may cut better through some materials while less efficiently through others? I really do want to understand the reasoning behind the Spydie edge pattern. All things being equal like blade thickness, FFG angle, etc. I'm afraid to admit it, but in my uses, I can't really tell the difference in performance between the Spydie edge and a serrated edge with shallow scallops of about 3/16" between the teeth. If someone were to make the assertion that a uniform 3/16" shallow serration pattern was superior to the Spydie pattern, I would be hard pressed to argue with them.
Inquiring minds want to understand the science behind it.