Recently took on a new job at a local CC. Plastic boards everywhere. The Sab is wonderful in this environment. Doesn't mind the plastic, and hones up really quick; couple light strokes. Haven't messed with the finger guard yet, although mine came slightly angled up from the factory, so it would take quite a bit of sharpening before it started getting in the way.
I've noticed the same thing about my sabs and other carbon steel knives that feel more "springy" if that makes sense. The Masahiro virgin carbon and my newest aquisition the misono swedish do very well with poly boards aswell as my sabs.
Originally Posted by NO ChoP!