Well, I could just sum it all up with "I knew it", "fanSpydertastic", or
, but I suppose I could go into a bit more detail.
First, thank you Sal and Eric (and the proto guy). I reread my first post and sound like a little whiner. Really, I was just frustrated and wanted a good work knife of Spyderco design and quality.
The knife has the wonderful, ergonomic, hand friendly, and grippy Delica handle - what's not to like about that? The blade is exactly the same length as the Delica's and perfectly angled for work. FFG is perfect for this. It's not too thick or thin. It works great in all the grips and holds I described needing. Fortunately, today I had everything imagineable to cut and or open... I cut flaps off boxes, opened tape (choking up), cut plastic banding (2 thicknesses), cut plastic from container lids, opened a clam pack, cut paper, cut up an apple for breakfast, cut circles out of cardboard and S shapes, pushed and pull cut thick cardboard, and even trimmed a fir tree branch out in the parking lot. It's dirty right now, but well used, and I honestly can't find anything bad to say - anything. It's exactly what I hope for in a work pocketknife. I have to add, it's also an excellent EDC, which I intend to do.
It came with a very coarse edge, but still paper slicing sharp, so I left it, as I've wanted to try that edge on cardboard. It was good, and I'm thinking would last longer (Dave)? But I'll give it a finer edge soon and report on it's abilities. It will fly through boxes!
I'd be fine with VG10, after testing the FFG D4 and being very impressed. I don't know Japanese steels. Any input here?
The blade's point is a perfect balance between pointy and strong. It stabs to the handle easily in cardboard.
That's all for now. I promise a bunch of better quality pics soon. I work Saturdays.
Maybe it'll be cloudy when I get home for good lighting. Here's a quick pic to show it's getting well tested...
- best wishes, Jazz.