No "straitghtening" was mentioned in the OP ....ronT2 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:30 amI like the leaf shape blade and find it aesthetically pleasing. Straightening the spine to be more of a clip point would make it less so.
With all respect sir but... no, it's not a " smooth arc from the top of the spyderhole " IMO. But... maybe it's just semantics Or maybe I have a distorted perception ... I mean itThe Deacon wrote: ↑Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:11 amTo me, the spine of the Chaparral is a smooth arc from the top of the Spyderhole to the tip, I don't see a "hump". I also think the spine's shape provides a esthetically pleasing symmetry with the edge's shape. Am sure someone could grind down the spine for you if you want it less curved or straight. As for the handle, changing it would change the ergonomics of the handle. Not sure it would be worth the risk for the minute gain in Spyderhole access. Especially since, unlike the Native, the hole's occlusion has never caused me any issue with opening the Chaparral. Again, easy enough mod if someone wants to experiment with their own knife.
I never noticed that, pretty cool!
Yes it is a jewel...