After the last review, I did a few mods to the knife. I added some cordage to the ferite rod so it wouldn’t get lost. The cordage stuffs between the sheath
and the canvas hanger so it doesn’t get snagged. It has saved the rod at least 3 times since I put it on. But I find myself using this knife inverted on my pack now rather than on my belt which keeps it accessible but doesn’t get it hung up as much as on my belt.
Also, after reviewing the CRKT M21 earlier, I was contacted by Tom Veff, the fellow who created the Veff serations on the M21 and various other CRKT knives. Tom is an “Edgologist”, the man can sharpen better than anyone I’ve ever seen. But on top of that, his Veff serations are the best serations I’ve ever used on a knife. Well, since I wasn’t happy with the generic serrations on the Gerber, I sent the knife to Tom to have him install his Veff serrations on it. I just got it back today, (Very quickly I might add). To say I’m amazed is an understatement. The over-sized Veff serrations that replaced the old serration are just amazing. They are sharper than any blade I’ve ever held in my hand. I can’t wait to get out in the field and use this knife.Tom runs a sharpening service (See him at Veff Sharpening at www.veffsharpening.com). When he isn’t designing the best serrations the planet has ever seen, he is making sharp things sharper. Check him out if you get a chance. He also has a sharpening tool set called the Veff Sharp (Sold through CRKT) that I hope to get my hands on in the next couple of weeks. This is a simplified tool set for sharpening serrations and other odd or small blades.
Look at the polish and workmanship on his update to this knife. Absolutely perfect. And the custom job is even sharper than the factory job on the CRKT M21 when I purchased it, which just absolutely amazed me.
Tom can add these seration to a straight knife, or replace the dinky useless little serations on any other knife as he did with this Gerber.
A big shout out to Tom for his great work. The man knows sharp like nobody else. I can’t wait to cut stuff with my newly modified knife.