Max, where do you find your serrated Recruits? I like the regular Recruit because it's more pocket friendly than the Spartan. I'm sort of after a used one and there don't seem to be many about. Here's the truly crazy thing: I actually have one ANIB whose virginity I just can't bring myself to ruin! Ultimate mod fodder?
Not sure if you were asking me or Max, but I found all of mine on the ‘bay. And from what I recall, none were inexpensive. Missed out on several over the years that just went for too much IMO. I couldn’t bear to use one that’s MIB/NIB.
I've seen them there, all especially unattractive because of our crappy exchange rate combined with shipping and tax. I don't need another that much!
I guess mint in box?
...I have the serrated Spartan/Weekender - crazy sharp!
They do :-)
I'm right handed, but I think the serrations are ground on the wrong side. If whittling wood, it bites into the wood too much and is harder to control. My Spyderco serrations on the proper side of the blade carve better, and when slicing bread, fruit, etc. it's also better control - the blade drifts outward from the cut with Spyderco's serrations. They are done right.
All this doesn't mean I don't like my Serrated Spartan. It's awesome. I touched it up on the Sharpmaker extra fine and a strop, and it's crazy sharp.
The serrated Spartans are on Amazon US for dirt cheap. Around $16 IIRC
They are still available. Got one a few weeks back.
can I have a link please?
I like serrated blades (and woodsaws).On the left the Green Hornet, a mod made for me by Magentus *, on the right the SwissBianco Carver SW.* https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,77228.0.html
No longer $16, but not expensive either:https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Serrated-Spartan-Pocket-Knife/dp/B00932EP8Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=victorinox+serrated+spartan&qid=1602788885&sr=8-3
I see 1 left...
The serrated Spartan seems to a sporadically available US specific model. It's weird: 1. for the restricted market; 2. for why it it's not a regular variant; 3. that it's often hugely discounted.