T.J. wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:11 pm
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:49 am
T.J. wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:35 pm
Serrated edge / plain edge...
And you need tp try serrated!
(just if you like of course, but it's worth it!!)
Ahh...that makes sense. No serrated knives at the moment. Which one would you recommend for my first?
To be clear: I am not an expert on Spydercos SE, just love that kind of edge - David/Evil D or Vivi know a lot more than me for example (and many others too)
One I can recommend 100 %
from my own experience is the Endela SE (
It has everything that a general use serrated Spydie should have imho (so that it outperforms plain edge in most tasks for me):
- Full flat grind
- A bit thinner stock
- And first and foremost really shallow, not too aggressive but "rounded" (not too spikey) serrations out of the box
- VG 10 steel, so easy to sharpen (with a sharpmaker SE is a tad easier to sharpen than PE for me anyway)
And: Since you like Endura AND Delica: The "middle ground" Endela with its a tad more handfilling handle should be a perfect choice anyway, right??
Another, but a bit more pricey, model that people seem to love in SE: Caribbean SE
Or you go with the Pacific Salt or Salt 2 ffg SE in LC200N
(basically linerless, rustproof "Endura" and "Delica")
Generally I´d say
: If you want to experience how great SE works in all the "normal/regular" knife tasks, so for me like a "better PE":
- Don´t get it in sabre grind, but in ffg
- Look for really shallow, round, not too spikey or aggressive serrations (some of the older SE Spydies seem to have rather the latter)
- I think VG10 or LC200N are great choices, since they sharpen up quick and SE holds an edge longer than PE anyway.
Great thread on SE generally (should you have further questions on SE: This thread might be a good place for asking those): viewtopic.php?t=84985
Perhaps you are one of those who have been told SE would be hard to sharpen
: Not true at all!!
Here is another great thread on sharpening SE, the very first post and the vid there should tell you a lot already (as does the instructional vid that comes with the sharpmaker, should you have one):
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40