Spyderco’s Enuff Leaf
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If my logic prevails, then it becomes importantto select the tools you carry carefully; assessingtheir attributes against how well they meet theessential components of your mission.Well, your job just became easier with
Spyderco’s introduction of its Enuff line of
compact fixed blade knives.
series consists of three compact fixed bladeknives, the Leaf, Clip Point and Sheepfoot. Allthree are made from VG-10 stainless steel usinga skeletonized full-tang construction, whichreduces weight without compromising strength.
In this review, I’ll be looking a
t one of the three
members of the Enuff family, Spyderco’s Enuff
Leaf.The Leaf is a proprietary Spyderco profile
like to call it a modified spear point; with abeautiful full flat grind extending right down to
one of the best edges I’ve seen in a production
profile makes the knifesuitable for general use but retains impressivepuncturing prowess, which is essential incombative scenarios.The VG-10 blade is 2.75 inches long giving theLeaf an overall length of just 6.75 inches. This isideal for mounting on a load bearing vest.
In case you haven’t noticed
real estate onloadbearing gear is becoming hard to findleading operators to stack pouches that extendout as much as 6 to 8 inches from the body.Certainly not GQ; not to mention the very realpain should you need to go prone or roll.Therefore, anything you can do to eliminatebulk is a worthwhile endeavor.I have to laugh because we use to have the oldMk3 Mod 0, which were awesome knives andcould survive anything but they were always inthe way. Thank God for progress!For vest mounting I used Andrew Bawidamann
PUP, PALS Universal Platform, which gives methe option to attach the Leaf to PALS webbingat any angle or orientation - a good systemworthy of your consideration.Quite often compactness means you have togive up gripping surface -not the case withSpy
Leaf. In typical Spydercofashion, the Leaf is endowed with a hand fillinggrip crafted with large finger coils. The gripbrackets the hand
so there’s no shifting of the
hand fore or aft; it is both comfortable andergonomic. Irrespective of the grip you use,
saber, reverse grip, icepick, etc. you’ll feel
comfortable, secure and in control.