jdw wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:05 am
I would go with a stainless Delica. VG10 is relatively easy to sharpen and it remains a dang fine and affordable steel. The stainless scales would hold up the whole time and that would solve the not liking FRN issue. My 2 cents.
I second the Delica. I use mine for whittling and it only needs a quick honing every third session. I haven't chipped/rolled/otherwise buggered the VG-10 edge (yet). Very easy to care for and slices/carves well. Just no prying or batonning and it'll last.
Knife Center also has a special edition wood delica in hap40 steel. It's currently out of the OPs posted price range but if you love wood it's a unique option.
Also; Isn't the 4th coming up soon?
I'm sure there will be plenty of sales around if you want to size up to PM2, Native, or Shaman. I find holding each knife more or less seals the deal... and you'll eventually buy them all...
Haves: Hungarian x5, Firefly x2, Orange Dragonfly 2, Orange Delica 4, Blue Delica 4, Orange Endura 4, Sliverax, Blurple Manix 2 s110v, Burnt Orange Meerkat hap40/sus410, spy dk orange, Pingo orange, Military Fluted Titanium, Lil sub-hilt, para 3 Rex45, friction folder, cricket, techno v1 xhp, spydiechef, slysz bowie, paysan, nirvana, subvert, ikuchi, smock, shaman (4v), shaman (cruwear), drunken, Caribbean (pe sheep)
Wants: parata, kapara
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