Just for the record, that is a Sal Glesser quote.
The combination of light shorts, running, and soaked with sweat screams something like a native5 LW salt.
Either H1 or LC would be my pick for this specialized purpose.
The M2 results don't surprise me. I have one at a reported 66.5 and it keeps a keen edge very well. About the only thing I have that rivals it is zdp89 and maxamet. It's probably no coincidence they are all 65+ hrc.
I have several lower hardness M2 benchmades that are no slouches. They actually...
Yeah me neither. I worded that wrong. I wish there were C/EEF combos in a 4x2 and wallet sizes. In the meantime at home and on the road, I use a 4x2 C and 1x4 EEF. In the woods I carry C and F wallet size.
The siren should be an excellent choice in corrosive environments. Although mine has not been exposed to salty environments, it's been exposed to a lot of foods that stain some of our other "stainless steel" kitchenware, and so far the siren has been stain proof.
I haven't damaged a salt knife...
Regardless of steel, synthetic silicon carbide stones like norton crystolon, Baryonyx manticore, etc for thinning, repair, edge setting.
Diamond plates for finishing, refining and light apex work. Most of my plates are eze-laps.
For any type of dedicated whittling, I prefer something on the polished end of the spectrum.
For critter processing, I prefer a medium toothy edge, such as I get with medium to extra fine diamond plates. This is also what I prefer for all around use.
I always finish with diamond, whether it’s...
There are a couple things you can do to lessen spring pressure. Extend it to reach more forward on the lock bar, if there's room, or very slightly bend it.
Even so, it will never be as easy and controllable to open as a liner lock.
Back locks have the advantages of bias to close and being...
Haven't looked at mine lately but don't think there's any washers in the lightweight model.
If the blade moves freely with no lock contact, doesn't that mean the pivot is not binding it?
Mine is the same way.