Is it possible you’re not fully hitting the apex with your Sharpmaker?
Also, I started getting better results by staying on the medium rod longer, and only moving to fine rods once there’s a sharp (but somewhat toothy) edge.
Incidentally, I recently bought the CBN rods. I’ve yet to put them to...
Congrats on your first Spyderco.
Don’t be surprised if your Chaparral isn’t really amenable to the spydieflick. I don’t think mine ever will be.
I really like Spyderco’s FRN. I have a few Delicas and I’m on my second PacSalt. No complaints whatsoever.
The Manix 2LW uses a different material...
I broke an omega spring on a BM940 after about a month. I was doing lots of fidgeting trying to break it in, often only using one side to unlock. Cause & effect? Who knows?
I sent it to Benchmade and it’s been fine for the ensuing 3+ years (though I fidget less and use both sides for unlocking).
@20mmf17 if you’re considering buying one, I say go for it. You can add me to the list of folks that love the knife. It’s one of the few knives I own that if lost, would be repurchased immediately without hesitation.
There are occasional reports of lock stick. Mine had a tiny bit out of the...
I wear large Mechanix gloves.
I debated getting this knife for a year.
I had a little extra cash built up in my guilt-free jar and knew if I never had one of these I’d regret it.
Mine is a total user that...errr...uhm...I just haven’t used yet. ;)
First and foremost by a wide margin was my old H1 SE PacSalt.
I was expecting a ho-hum knife whose only utility was being rust proof.
Man, what a great knife that proved to be! There was just something special about the size, shape, and balance. I used the crap out of the thing In all sorts of...
I think sending it back to the vendor is the right choice.
IMO purchasing retail affords the opportunity for a return should the knife not be up standards—so far as the knife remains unassembled/unscathed.
I’m glad you let us know. It doesn’t sour me to the brand, but a data point is nice.
I bought this guy for gifting purposes. It’s so cool that I think it’ll stick around. I don’t think I can part with it. My sample is perfectly executed. Simply perfect.
As is, it’s already very thin. The FRN is thinner still? Hmmm, that might be pushing it...but it’s got to weigh next to nothing.