Tucson Tom wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:32 pm
My unpopular opinions:
1 - My opinion is that I don't care if you are a collector or not.
2 - I don't like small knives. Para 3 and smaller are toys in my book.
3 - I don't like the Sebenza, no matter how great people say it is, it doesn't do a thing for me.
4 - I think S30V is great stuff.
5 - I think linerless knives are just fine, even great!
6 - I don't really have any lock type I don't like. I am lock type agnostic or at least neutral.
7 - looks don't matter if it works well. I am pragmatic to the core.
I forget all my other unpopular opinions. I guess they aren't strong enough for me to remember.
I agree with all of these except for partially 2 and 7. For 2, a small knife is useful when you need to avoid cutting too deeply into something. For 7, if two knives have comparible performance, the one I find better looking is the one I’ll get, 10 times out of 10. Luckily for me, I like most blade shapes aside from the pm2/delica style cheese wedge.
Aside from these, my unpopular opinions are:
Thumb studs ruin a knife completely.
The wider and thinner a blade is, the better.
Anything thicker than 4mm at the spine when the primary grind is less than 1.5” tall is bad design on a tool made to cut efficiently.
A sturdy tip is much more useful than a super pointy tip.
Flippers are useless on Spyderco knives because the Spydiehole is far more versitile.
Low sabre grinds, regardless of flat, hollow, or convex, is by far the worst style of grind.
Full hollow grinds are the best grind. They are also among the rarest.
Serrated blades are horrible as beater knives, because they take exponentially longer to repair damaged edges on. Far less abrasive surface area to work with compared to even a small bench stone.
Comfort in hand is much more important than comfort in pocket on a knife.
Cruwear isn’t a particularly good steel for knives smaller than 5” and s30v is outright better on folders.
High quality sharpening equipment and super abrasives are worth their weight in gold. The hundreds of hours saved sharpening any steel more wear resistant than vg10 is worth far more than the cost of a top of the line Wicked Edge Pro setup for anyone who uses their knives enough to need regular sharpening.
Probably more to come later.
BRING ON THE MANIX XL SPRINTS AND EXCLUSIVES! And 10v or K390ify the Golden lineup, please.
Top 5 folders I’ve owned: Serrated Caribbean Leaf, Shaman, Manix XL, ZDP-189/CF Caly 3.5, Native LW.
Top 5 steels I’ve owned: LC200N, K390, CPM S90V, M390, CPM REX45.
Top 3 steels I want more of: M390 class, A11 class (including K390), CPM REX45.