For me the capabilites of such a knife would clearly not be restricted to just "kitchen duties"... I absolutely love to use my Chap (2mm stock) for whittling, fire making and generally even harder "wood-tasks". It can take this without any problem, and I am sure a blade that is let´s say 3.4 instead of 2.8 could still.cycleguy wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:44 amAlthough something I'm not interested in, I believe there is a niche for it. I am surprised at how many people have mentioned using a pocket folder for kitchen duty and performing kitchen duty elsewhere than the kitchen (like slicing a sandwich at the office or an apple while on a hike). I'm now finding myself on occasion reaching to my pocket vs the knife block while working in the kitchen which I never did before. Would the Spydie Chef work as a platform for adaptation? Maintain the geometry/relationship of the handle and blade but adapt such as going lightweight FRN and ultra thin and possibly a different lock such as a backlock????
Dazen wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:10 amI’m not usually into large back locks, but a 2mm blade in the Stretch 2 would be an instant buy for me. Straight spine and LC200N would only sweeten the deal!
Can remember that thread!
Wartstein wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:16 amCan remember that thread!
But as Rutger said in his post (quote): "Thick is also more annoying to sharpen and keep thin behind the edge", so thin is BETTER in that regards.
Also, the combination of thin stock PLUST thin grind should be the best when you´re looking for a great slicer.
And, again referring to Rutgers post: Such a thin Chaparral XL-ish knife could be sold with a moderate thickness/thinness behind the edge, and it should be very easy to modify (due to the thin blade) should one want to have it even thinner behind the edge...
You need to indeed!!steelcity16 wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:06 pmThis reminds me that I need to pick up a new Chap LW. I sold mine when I heard it was getting a CQI. But I have been so enamored with my Cruwear Delica and now my Cruwear Shaman, and now my GITD Delica that I haven't bothered. I guess I will wait until there have been a few months of no releases that appeal to me and I start getting that itch faor something new! The Chap LW was my most carried knife for a long time.
I'm talking more about a thin primary grind, i.e., 0.010" BTE versus 0.030". I agree that all parameters are part of the same equation; however, I tend to think there'd be a greater performance improvement if the Endela's primary grind was thinned out rather than simply going to thinner stock and maintaining the same BTE thickness.The Deacon wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:37 pm
I'm fairly certain that, for any given blade stock thickness, a thin edge grind will out perform an obtuse grind, all other things being equal. But I'm also fairly certain that, all other things being equal, a 20º inclusive edge grind on 2mm blade stock will out perform a 20º inclusive grind on 4mm blade stock.
For some metrics of performance, not for all.
If one only thinks of a really thin blade (which is the more important part, no doubt), probably any lock is thinkable (though I don´t know if 2mm would offer still enough interface for a reliably working liner- or comp. lock?)JacksonKnives wrote: ↑Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:20 pmFor some metrics of performance, not for all.
(I'd prefer a BBL or maybe the Stop Lock or frame-compression-lock to a backlock, but hey, I carried a thinned-out Caly 3.5 today so I'm susceptible to thin backlocks too.)
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