Fright_Fox wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:57 pm
I’m new to spyderco and have a delica an Endura and a police 4. I’ve noticed they all seem to have a reinforced tip, is there a reason they needed to do this on these models? I still love them but I think a military is next.
Concerning Delica, Endura: As far as I know, older versions did not have that "spine drop"towards the tip, but then Sal decided to add that feature in order to make the tip a bit less acute and by that a bit stronger (at least that´s what I recall reading somewhere)
But the Police 4 you mention does not have that kind of "drop" towards the tip, or has it (I don´t own a Police)??
I personally really like that a bit stronger Endura tip. For me it is still plenty fine enough, even for tasks like removing ticks from the skin, but I never feel like I could snap it off.
I have to admit: I actually also never snapped off the tip on PM2 or Military, though I am/was always worried a bit about that could happen.
Generally I personally don´t particullary like the combination of rather thick ("hard use") bladestock (3.7 mm) on the one hand and very fine tip these two knives offer on the other hand (but again, that is just me and in fact I never broke a Millie or PM2 tip. However I did /do not carry these models often, just because I prefer the "Endura-family" over the "Military familiy" for various reasons)
The Military is certainly a good choice for your next purchase! An iconic knife everybody should experience. I sold mine for the only reason that it was TOO long in my pocket and the Endura offers almost the same amount of edge in a shorter package. The ergos of the Millie were great though, and I personally preferred its very well done linerlock over the comp.lock of my PM2
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40