Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
Now to address some specific responses:
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:57 am
Hope you'll share some of your thoughts and experiences, especially since you obviously really are USING knives frequently...
Thank you... although I suppose any and all experiences I share with you folks will fall under the "anecdotal evidence" and "single case study" rubrics and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Which brings me to the next comment...
Good to have a combo edge fan on board.
Yes, combo edge and full-length Spyder Edge blades are very, very useful in my specific warehouse work context. The heavy-duty polyester straps used to secure heavy pallet loads are not only very tough, they can also be very slick. I normally cut them with a pull cut utilizing the heel of the blade for maximum power and serrations help the blade find very firm purchase on the strap, making it so much easier (and safer) to initiate the cutting motion. While I can also do these pull cuts with a plain edge blade, I've occasionally had it happen where if I don't have the blade at the proper angle, it can slide off the strap. This doesn't stop me from mixing in some plain edge blades in my work knife rotation, though, just to keep things interesting
. And of course, for "EDC use", I tend to carry a larger variety of plain edge blades (mostly smaller knives like the Dragonfly 2, the Cat, and the Chaparral).