Hello everyone. What is your experience with Spyderco factory edges? I can only speak to the Spyderco knives that I have purchased, but I have had enough samples go through my hands that I can make some generalizations. The good: All of my samples have been very sharp and have been sharpened all the way to the apex. I have never had a sample that would not cleanly cut paper. The bad: Although my samples have all been "sharp", they have all been inconsistent with one side more obtuse than the other. This may just be an indicator of the "handedness" of the individual sharpener, but I notice that one side is usually around 13-15 degrees and the other around 18-20 degrees. Its not an issue until you decide to sharpen the knife on the Sharpmaker and you recognize that you are hitting the apex on one side and the shoulder on the other. Most of us on BF have the experience and forethought to knock back the shoulder on the obtuse side and then sharpen the blade but for the mass market consumer this could result in the often heard complaint, "I can't get my knife sharp", because they aren't hitting the apex on one side. The ugly: I have had at least 5 samples where the edge veers off to one side progressing from heel to tip. This is much more difficult to correct during resharpening, especially when combined with uneven edge bevels and the propensity to use super-steels. This is further compounded by the lack of sharpening choils on most of Spyderco's knives. So what are your thoughts? We are much more critical than the average consumer and for the price point of many of Spyderco's more popular knives a "sharp" edge may be adequate. When does the price get to the point that a better edge is expected? Have a good day!