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    Spyderco Forum Registered User SpyderEdgeForever's Avatar
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    Des Horn Custom Folder: Looks odd but what are your opinions?

    It has very angular lines and I was wondering, is it a good general purpose cutter, anyone who has used it or is familiar with it?

    It seems like it would be hard to put alot of pressure for slicing and carving and such, it looks more like a sticker.

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Pinetreebbs's Avatar
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    It will cut just fine and I doubt you could find a better splinter removal tool. I love the polished G10 too.
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    Are you talking about the Spyderco C153GP Des Horn collaboration knife or some unspecified custom by Des Horn? If you are talking about the C153, the grind is decent for a Spyderco, so you don't need to exert a lot of pressure to cut. The handle is long enough for me to get a full four finger grip, and the curve is very comfortable. It's no Nilakka, but you could do worse for a whittling/carving knife. For general cutting, you just have to exercise a little care not to let the blade bite too deep (it is rather aggressive) and remember the last inch at the tip is pretty thin, so it won't make a good crowbar.
    I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.

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    I handled one for the first time a few weeks ago at Smoky Mountain Knifeworks. Very impressed with the F&F, feathery weight, as well as the polished G-10. Definitely changed my perspective on this design.
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    Spyderco Forum Registered User yablanowitz's Avatar
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    I bought one as soon as I could get my hands on it. I would have loved it more with a 0.010" edge instead of a 0.025" edge, but I'm funny that way.
    I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.

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