I mostly carry USA made Kershaw's and also have a few Benchmade knives. After seeing these new Hogue HK's, I gotta say, they look pretty nice. The Karma (7.15 oz.) is almost twice as heavy as the Exemplar (4.30 oz.), obviously, since its more of a utility knife. I am an electrician by trade so I would/will probably go with the Karma - As I DO prefer the serrated combo blade (and use it often) but also prefer the Tonto style tip. I will have to get used to opening it up myself though as all my current knives are spring assist :)
I don’t know anything about Hogue Knives, but they look nice...
If you just purchase a serrated knife as a collector, never using it, then sharpening shouldn’t be an issue.
Just about every folder I’ve owned in the last couple decades has been serrated. Since I consider them tools and use them, I usually purchase a quality knife that is backed up with decent service.
One manufacturer actually credited me because I sent a 1988 vintage folder back to them for their lifetime service warranty. They no longer had that model blades in stock.
Several manufacturers offer the service of “life time sharpening”, which for the cost of shipping, is worth it to me.
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