Gil P. wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:03 pm
vivi wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:00 am
I did see an Endura 4 in HAP 40 on knife center. How does the handle feel on the Endura 4 and Police?
My main complaint about the Chief was when I really beared down on the knife, I would actuate the back lock. It wasn't good when the blade was stuck in something.
The HAP 40 Endura for me is probably the best folder I ever tried.
The steel itself is pretty similar to REX 45 as far as I know (of course cladded with SUS410, which actually has its advantages,but perhaps run a bit softer than REX 45).
Ergos are just perfect for me, but generally the Endura ergos are a bit controversial due to the finger grooves. You'd have to try how you like it.
Also I really like to choke up on the Ricasso, more so than on many dedicated choils, but I guess I am in the minority concerning this.
I also prefer FRN over G10, and the Endura will be a bit lighter than the Chief, but also offer a bit less cutting edge (not by much though, 3mm as far as I recall, you'd have to look that up).
Never, ever came even remotely close to activating the lockbar in use with the Endura.
Of course the Police will be great too, but larger than the Chief, while the Endura is a hair smaller (I think, did not check).
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40