It seems like a perfect marriage of my two current favorites. The Native G10, and the Watu. simple, ergonomic, and solid like the Native, slicey and pocket friendly like the Watu. I've got one problem, the scales. On the model that's all about the scale material, I KNOW. Raffir noble scratches easily, cf isn't my thing, Ti is uh, 300 dollars. And while that upcoming maple burl model is quite attractive, the long waits on my last few knife projects have made me impatient. SO, my questions for you all are as follows:
- Have you handled the newer sun and moon chap, how does that newer construction compare to the older ones? (raffir noble, cf, etc)
- How long do you think it should be before the maple burl chap comes around? Should I just buy an frn chap in the meantime? and if that's the way to go how does Taichung's frn compare to seki's?
- What's the deal with airline food?
- Do you think I'll have any trouble with birdseye maple warping? I'm either up to my neck in snow or swimming through 98% humidity about 10 months out of the year. I love wood handles and know how to maintain them, I'm an aspiring chef! I have to! But I don't really have any experience with wood in pocket knives.
- And finally, Just give me your experiences with the Chaparral! I'd love to just hear about the model in use.
I'm sure it feels like most of my posts are like 80% questions, 15% bad jokes, and 35% poor addition skills. And all at 1AM, what a winning combo! But while I occasionally feel like I know what I'm talking about, especially in the realm of kitchen use. I know you all are much more knowledgeable than me in both life experience and long term knife usage, since I've only been in the hobby for a few years. I always feel like it's worth consulting the nice lads around here, especially since I don't have any friends in the hobby
Thanks for your feedback and discussion as always y'all, have a great rest of your week.