...but it works better this way.
As many of you know, one of my favorite "Saturday jeans knives" is the CRKT "No Time Off" model. Everything you need, nothing you don't.
It is made with superior steel (BD1), easy to open on a ball-bearing pivot, a deep pocket clip, a double lock and the perfect size. They sold like there was no tomorrow--but not the semi-serrated version. Blue Ridge dumped those for about 49 bucks. I bought three of them.
My goal was to polish the straight edge, and then also brighten up the little chisels that form the serrated section. Then my old computer took a dump, and you know the rest.
During that drama, I found the edge on the serrated model to be an almost perfect kirinaga edge. Just the right angle, rough enough to grab something like a wet cherry tomato, but sharp enough to make clean slices.
If you ever had an early Emerson CQC7 you'll know performance.
I'm going to leave it this way. In time, I'll polish some of the serrated area from wear, but I have the waterstones to re-create the original edge.
I never envisioned myself a "serrations guy." But some jobs require it, usually on a Saturday afternoon...