jmh58 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Serrated Spartan and A Camper that I recently picked up..
I got that Serrated Spartan from REI recently when they had a half off sale on them. I like the serrated blade of the bigger knives, but A: I'm not a fan of the ergonomics the one-handed blade has--the Spyderco-style opener makes everything else painful to use; and secondly, it's a bit big. To get the serrated blade in non-OH 111mm, it's only with the Picknicker (kinda like a bigger version of the Serrated Spartan; on a 111mm frame) and Helmsman. The Serrated Spartan puts that cutting power into a standard-sized SAK. I don't care what you cut--the serrated blade makes really quick work out of it. From rope, to vines/brush, to hose; it goes through it like nothing.
WIsh more SAKs had those nylon scales. They're standard on 111mm and available on all models. Withholding special runs; nylon on 84mm/91mm models is limited to the Economy/II models which only consist of the Huntsman, Camper, Climber, Spartan, Sportsman, and in some markets, the Tinker. Cellidor is close to cellulose acetate (but formulated to not shrink/outgas); which most cutlery makers moved away from the 1960s. It's brittle (with heavy, regular use; I'm lucky if a set lasts me a year); and very sensitive to certain solvents. On the farm, I'm always working around diesel and gasoline. Diesel will eat Cellidor, but won't hurt Delrin, Zytel, and nylon at all. Get as little as diesel residue off my hands on Cellidor, and it will leave a pitted spot on the plastic.