Yes , those Spydrco Enduras are nice. So full-flat ground is the way to go , huh ?
Over the ones that are hollow ground..... absolutely
Good to know. Is full-flat ground a noticeably better grind than hollow ground ? If so , why ? I'm just trying to learn as I go.
When you sharpen a knife, you are removing metal.
Over the years, the edge creeps closer and closer to the spine.
On a hollow-ground knife, the cross-section gets a little crazy relatively soon. You basically have to toss the knife fairly early in the game.
A flat-ground blade, particularly a thin one, you can sharpen and sharpen over your lifetime until the blade is hardly there anymore. We've all seen old knives that start out as wide butcher knives and have been sharpened until they look like fillet or boning knives.
The hollow grind is essentially disposable by comparison.
Also, other things being equal, the hollow grind supports the final (edge) bevel with less metal and is therefore weaker than other grinds. This is not such a big deal with pocket folders, as you're not supposed to use them in such a way that you run into the blade's strength limits. But there it is.