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    Spyderco Forum Registered User The Deacon's Avatar
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    STR Customized Atlantic Salt

    Steve put a Wharncliffe tip on the blade and replaced the FRN handles with stabilized Birdseye Maple over titantium liners for me. As odd as it may sound, the wood on the Atlantic was "left overs" from a Kiwi project which produced the one that appears in one of the photos below and another which now resides in Hawaii...


















    Photos were taken last Tuesday while hiking in John Boyd Thacher State Park.
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    Nice!
    Salt series with Ti liners.. sounds good. One heavy duty Atlantic. Although now that knife is just too pretty for heavy duty work
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    nice work by STR you are a lucky man
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    thanks for posting those. very nice custom job! Nice pic's too.
    Use your blades in the kitchen, it's great bonding time!

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    Photographic background you have to work for paid off here. Thank you.

    Outstanding beauty in that Bird's Eye maple.

    The blade regrind, handle fitment and contoured scale edges are beautifully done. STR sets a high standard and added substantial value to that already great knife.

    oregon

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    Very nice Paul...Steve does amazing work...
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    Beautiful - I'm jealous! Nice job STR! Thanks for sharing, Paul.

    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    I'm admiring your knife again and wondering, do you like how a large Wharncliffe handles? I sure do.

    - best wishes, Jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    I'm admiring your knife again and wondering, do you like how a large Wharncliffe handles? I sure do.

    - best wishes, Jazz.
    Sadly, as much as I like the looks of the Atlantic, and the way the handle feels in my hand, I found the large Wharncliffe blade to be less useful than a small wharncliffe, like the Kiwi. I find the extra length makes control more difficult when trying to do precision cutting with the tip and a bit of belly, as on the Stretch, makes most other tasks easier than a full straight edge. The Stretch has enough straight edge close to the handle for peeling and chopping, and the belly allows it to slice much more effectively.

    Still, if they ever make a PE version of the Saver, or if I decide to see if Tom Krein can turn one of the serrated ones into a FFG PE wharnie, I'll give that a try.
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