I'm been out of the loop for a while.
What brands and models are considered to have good quality for a low price? From before I remember Victorinox, Mora and Opinel, what else is out there? Any newcomers?
Can someone check if the Native Chief has the same problem as the Siren? https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/spyderco-siren-lock-issue.1774125/
There is one person in that thread who had a lock problem with the Chief, but it went away after some cleaning.
I only have experience with S30V and I'm comfortable with sharpening it.
Why should I choose S90V or rex 45 instead of S30V? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How easy are they to sharpen compared to S30V?
If I'm sharpening a knife with no sharpening choil the DMT duosharp doesn't seem to hit the part of the blade right after the ricasso. I think that's what the part is called.
With knives like that I have to put the knife down with the ricasso over the edge of the DMT stone. I don't know it the...
I've been mostly satisfied with my sharpening skills on my modern knives (and tradition knives in the past).
Part of the problem might have been that I was in a hurry, and got frustrated when I didn't get the desired sharpness. Maybe I shouldn't be sharpening when I've got other things on my mind.
Thank you for the tips. No more diamonds for my GEC.
I have a hard Arkansas stone and another double sided stone of unknown origin with what I think is fine and coarse surfaces.
I also have a Spyderco sharpmaker, and the sharpening stones can be laid flat on the plastic base for unguided...
After using mostly modern folders for a while I wanted to use some traditional knives. Some of them were put away a little dull a while ago, others had a good edge and a leather strop made them even better.
Using diamond stones freehand I really struggled getting an acceptable edge on them. So...
Instead of asking in the current Manix maxamet thread I'll ask here. The question isn't specifically about a Manix 2, but more about really hard steels like maxamet that doesn't seem to appreciate impacts very much.
Can a high hardness blade get damaged over time with hard openings? Flicking it...