Hi Wouter, thank you for all your work. You really spoiled us with your great pics and comments. I'm delighted to see all those very talented knifemakers doing collaborations with Spyderco. Pekka's folder is fresh and elegant and a welcome change in the Spyderco line. I was aware of Marcin's little folder since it made it's first appearance and I'm glad that I'll finally be able to get one
Frankly, I wasn't very excited about the Tuff but this new one is awsome. Amazing how little details (like the dimples) can change the whole thing. Congratulations Ed and Spyderco.
And Brad... man, I loved your first knife at first sight (the one with a straight edge and nail nick). I was glad to see that the ones that followed were getting better and better. I hope that your flipper will get the recognition it deserves. And I still hope we'll get to see your balisong as a production piece some day
Otherwise, the return of some oldies but goldies also added some spice to the Spyderco line up. I really miss my Meerkat (which got damaged long time ago) so fortunately I'll be able to replace it soon - and this time in VG-10 .
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Thank you very much Mr Blonde. I must admit that I will buy at least two spyderco knives that I did not intend to initially due to your post.
Keep up the great work.
Centofante3 (C66PBK3), ParaMilitary2 (C81GPCMO), Endura4 (C10P), GrassHopper (C138P), Military (C36GPCMO), Perrin PPT (C135GP), Squeak (C154PBK), Dragonfly 2 Salt (C28PYL2), Military M390 CF (C36CFM390P), R (C67GF), ParaMilitary2 CTS-XHP (C81GPOR2), Tuff (C151GTIP), Ladybug & Perrin Street Bowie (FB04PBB)being the newest.
Bit late to the party , but thanks for the reports and stunning pics Wouter
Despite the great absence of teeth, there are quite a few models I'd like to have
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Thank you for the great pictures! I was hoping for more USA made knives, but still cool!
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Thanks for the great pictures!
The flipper is on my list for sure.
Thanks for the pics. As for the tuff I love it for two reasons. 1 can't see the handle when I'm using it or when it's in the pocket. 2 if you guys don't like it more for me. ( I like the handle it's a nice change).
Dreaming of an A.T.R. with combo TI/G10 scales
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Wouter, thank you for the amazing pictures. Was anything mentioned about this Gayle Bradley? I love the materials of the GB but it just doesnt feel right in my hand. This one I think would be perfect.
Ok, so I said I only had one gripe(those dimples are awful! Pleeease change it before production guys, the Tuff went from #1 on my list to off it completely), but I guess I was wrong. My eyegasms over al the new hotness made me miss a couple of things. Namely, that awful old-school clip on the Tuff (argggh!) & the Starmate, a model I've also been waiting for for years! Why use that outdated, horrible clip design? It leaves like half the knife sticking out of the pocket! Everyone wants deep carrying clips these days, I don't think its just a trend, I think its just more practical & will always be preferred by most consumers. Who wants to loose a $100-$200 knife because the clip leaves 2 freaking inches sticking out? Please use the regular hour class clip on these 2 models, or even better, the deep-carry wire clip! That clip is the best in the biz, by far! Anyways, sorry to rant, don't want to sound too negative. I still looove a lot of these new designs & will keep buying Spydies, I'm sure!
Thanks for the fantastic pics. Nice to have something to drool over while waiting for release. Last year the Techno was at the top of my list...and it still is. I really like the final version.
Hoping that the Ti Naive is nowhere as scarce as the fluted military, because that is another highly anticipated model. Anyone have a release date??
I'm glad I haven't bought a chaparall yet, the stealth model looks incredible. Still torn on the new chaparall vs the Bradley air for my gentleman's folder. Wish I could afford both. I wish one or the other came with a lanyard hole though. I go clipless, but appreciate a fob or lanyard on all my knives.
Didn't see the pygmy warrior...isn't that supposed to be released this year??
Thanks again for the pics. Thanks to Sal and company for the continued excellent products.
Compared to tempered steel Titanium is weaker dimensionally. Based on the pic alone I would say they saved at least half an inch of thickness, in hand and pocket, over having two Ti slabs. Not to mention this keeps the blade centered between the scales instead of being lop-sided.
Ed Schempp wasn't asked to build a Strider for Spyderco. He decided to build the strongest dang folder he could imagine, period. I'm sure he had a reason to do it besides saving a buck.
PS: I'm not mad. Sorry if I sounded so.
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Frandad- That is exactly the Bradley model I am hoping for! I believe I handled that one at the 2010 BLADE Show. My brief impression was that I like it better than the current Bradley model.
I'm speechless... just when I think things couldn't get better I click to the next page and can't believe the knives I am seeing. Lum tanto and Starmate return? Amazing Spyderco!
Left Hand Path- that makes two of us! Help spread the word.
I don't know but I sure don't design knives. It looks pretty burly to me and I have to think Ed knows what he is doing. The point is they aren't going for proven, they are delivering something different. Innovation ruffles feathers until people determine if it was beneficial or not.
Do people seriously think it looks rediculous? It looks pretty insane to me even with the sissy dimpling .
In regards to the liner on non-lock side of the Tuff, I am thinking it might have more to do with being necessary to offer a four way clip rather than making it stiffer or more robust. I don't really have any particular desire for such a stout folder, but I would love to get one in hand to try out the ergonomics. I love that spyderco is willing to try out new things like the dimpled finish. I'll wait to decide if I need one until I have tried one in hand.