Does anyone have a H1 blade? (I've been pondering the Sheepsfoot folder since I first saw it)How go they for bladey-ness?
I work in a restaurant located in the middle of nowhere and as such spend most of my time in rural environments. This being the case I need a knife that can handle all kinds of crap and not confound me with rust spots. I have filled this need since August 2004 with the Spyderco Pacific Salt but as of late I have realized the need for a work knife that is not black (multiple power-outages + a dropped knife = me under the oven with a flashlight). Curious about the blade style on the Atlantic Salt I placed an order for a plain edge, yellow model and recieved the knife last week. This knife will replace my well-worn Pacific Salt and I think will be a vast improvement over the old knife.First, some facts:+Blade is hollow ground+Blade length is 3 11/16"+Handle length is 4 5/8"+Overall length is 8 1/4"+Yellow FRN handle+Lock-back style lock+2 position Left/Right hand pocket clip+Rust-proof H1 steelThe knife is full-sized and features a thick, heavy duty blade that folds out of the handle very smoothly with even resistance and engages the lock with a solidly satisfying "clack.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)The name of the knife is marked on the left side of the blade. I flip-flop between thinking this looks cheap and this looks professional and neat. The blade was easily shaving sharp out of the box and shares the stereotypical cutting characteristics of hollow ground blades. Slight binding in heavy cardboard, poor at whitling, etc. But it does cut everything else very very well.(Image removed from quote.)The knife missed a point in finish as there were scuff marks on the blade as one neared the pivot point. Being that this was not some 1000$ custom folder and a production knife I chalked this up as incidental and forgot about it. H1 will scratch, scuff, and wear very obviously anyway.(Image removed from quote.)The texturing and jimping above the spyderhole and on the finger choil are excellent. Providing a good thumb-rest and finger-guard without any hotspots or discomfort.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)The handle is excellent. It is curvy in the right places and the volcano (do they still call it that?) texturing is effective in wet or dry conditions without being harsh.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)This knife effectively replaces and improves upon the Pacific Salt as my EDC work knife.Questions/Comments?
The Caspian?Whilst I do enjoy a good Webbing/Seatbelt etc cutter, and that blunt tips looks like it could stand some James Bond Impromptu Screwdriverin', I am instinctively suspicious of unconventional handles.Does anyone have a H1 blade? (I've been pondering the Sheepsfoot folder since I first saw it)How go they for bladey-ness?(I've never actually had a problem with rust, I spray all my tools, knives, experimental robotic children and whatnot with various corrosion preventative substances often enough, but I'm sure there's a brag-factor to be had with these magical H1 toys)