I had the same issue. On paper it seemed like the perfect blade for me. Once in hand it felt too slick and too “gentlemanly”. I only pocketed it a few times and was afraid to use it because it I didn’t want to beat it up.
On the other hand I got my Siren two weeks ago and it has never left my side. I even carried swimming in a saltwater bay for 4hrs. This thing is a keeper.
I know what you mean. It is a little slick, which means it'll never be a hard user for me, but I love that thick CF. Kind of reminds me of the Benchmade Arcane. A little gentlemanly, and a little slick. In any case, I truly love the knife.
If the CF was just a tad more grippy, it would be a 10/10. Instead, it is a solid 9/10.
I have been tempted to apply some of that no-slick hardwood floor finish to the CF in an attempt to increase grip but would hate to ruin the otherwise gorgeous CF
I don't understand why it matters that it was designed for food prep ? Looks like a great edc.
It matters in terms of blade shape which limits its usefullness and, with the sheeps foot design, it is NOT a great EDC but great for slicing which is what is most required in food prep.
For EDC, the drop point is probably the best/most verstile blade shape available. Try stabbing or skinning w/a sheeps foot and I think you'll have problems. The drop point will do both reasonably well and will also slice as well as a sheepsfoot as well.
Just saying . . .