Need some help to improve cutting performance of Navaja
Hi guys, help me out.
I love Navaja. It has a great look, cool sound, great F&F and ergos. I do not use all of my knives, but this one I loved so much that he has to be carried and used. The first cut was quite simple: I needed to open the pack of paper towel and I noticed that it took some pressure to plunge through plastic and cut it and I realized that grind of the blade is quite thick, especially at the tip. I was wondering if Spyderco can regrind the blade to make it thinner and had no problem to pay. But I was told they will not be comfortable to do this job and even if Spyderco do this modification, that would void warranty. So the best option at that time was to reprofile to 30 degrees, Spyderco rep did not recommend to reprofile to more acute angle due to possible chipping of the edge. I sent knife to Spyderco for reprofing and got it back. It certainly cuts better, but not even close to my hollow grind Persian or Caly3.5, the knives, which I usually carry. Yesterday I had to cut my old garden hose in fairly small pieces. For some reason I thought that this kind of job is what S30V for. But after one cut I switch to Persian, it just cuts much better.
So I am looking for advise. I am little concern about sending to somebody for regrind because this would void warranty, which I would like to keep, considering carraca issues. Does anybody has experience reprofiling S30V to 20 -24 degrees? How does it hold? Or my wishes for Navaja to cut compatible with Persian and Caly3.5 completely unreasonable?
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