- Oct 26, 2020
Oh, what a knife!
Had to look into it. With a fear that I need to break into a bank to get one.
But pocket clip is omitted. That's a show stopper to me, phew...
Sharpening will be... interesting. It didn't come all that particularly sharp (wouldn't shave arm hair). Now, maybe my standards are higher. I've worked on my sharpening game, and getting a hair-whittling edge, freehand, is now a decent effort for me. This was not that, in spite of reviewer's claims that this knife is 'screaming/razor sharp'. So I thought I'd start with just some stropping, as there was no obvious edge damage, dings or flat spots. That got it hair shaving, but the assymmetric bevel is just weird. It lays almost flat on the right side and raised up extra high on the left side. I can see the stropping already starting to polish the very fine bead blast on the right side, so I will need to be extremely carful not to scratch it if (when) I do put it on the stones. A little strop-induced polish is one thing, but a scratch will break my heart.
Overall this knife produces a massive grin on my face.
It is bigger than your neon but not really enough to make a difference for me. I'm not bothered by weight in my pocket though as I carry two knives,a flashlight and a pair of pliers. LOL!I recently acquired my first Shirogorov; a Neon Lite and love it! What would be a larger Shirogorov in carbon fiber to get next? I am leaning towards the F3, but it seems a little chunky. Is it fairly light and pocketable?
It is bigger than your neon but not really enough to make a difference for me. I'm not bothered by weight in my pocket though as I carry two knives,a flashlight and a pair of pliers. LOL!
Thank you for the reply. I'm really wanting a hation or Neon. I cant decide as they both have pretty much the same blade length.I use my neon all the time. When it gets dirty I run it under the tap and then blow it out with canned air. The tolerances tend to keep the big stuff from getting into the bearings. I have had it so gunked up it wouldn't lock open before. (stuffed with tree sap and pocket lint)Hosed it off and blew it out and kept going. No oil used either I run it dry. They aren't that hard to take apart and clean either, just need patience.
Never did blood though so can't help with that issue.
Chuck_Nunface is correct about the relationship between the NeOn and the HatiOn. If you go back to my post of March 27 you'll see that the older NeOn Lite and NeOn UltraLites (the original models) had blades of 80 mm while the newer NeOn Zero and HatiOn (which is indeed based on the Zero but with the show side non-Ti) are slightly longer-bladed at 85 mm, making those models about a 5th of an inch larger.Thank you for the reply. I'm really wanting a hation or Neon. I cant decide as they both have pretty much the same blade length.