IT bites for Sure
"Powercut" is not kidding when he makes reference to fact that a sharp ZDP-189 blade literally bites into whatever you are cutting. I literally use hardly no effort when I cut something with my ZDP-189 Calypso Jr. I got a finger on my left hand that will attest to that
But the sharp edge properties on ZDP-189 are phenomenal to say the least. I have personally never had a blade steel that shows the ease of penetration of a surface like ZDP-189 does.
A little testimony to what I did to my ZDP-189 blade this morning is that I took the gray ( medium) stones on my 204 at 40 degrees. I did about 10 strokes on both sides of a blade that was already relatively sharp. It really blew my mind how that blade bites after using the medium stones. Then I took and stroped it with a home-made leather strop and let me tell you I now know the WEBSTER'S definition of "scary sharp".
Long Live the SPYDEREDGE Spyderco Hawkbills RULE!!