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    Spyderco Forum Registered User MarcusH's Avatar
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    Nishijin weave pattern macro shots

    Today I had a little time due to vacation and took some macro shots of my new R. The Nishijin feels comfortable to hold and for my taste, it is not too slippery.
    The weave pattern looks really beautiful in the closeup:











    It apparently seems to be difficult to drill holes into the Nishijin.
    Around the lanyard hole and the pivot screw you can see some minor imperfections in the macro shot.





    Last edited by MarcusH; 07-18-2012 at 11:18 AM.
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    Good lord thats impressive up close. Though you can see where the complaints about QC have come from on this example. Those hole bevels are ragged and aweful looking. But Im sure less noticible off 20x zoom or whatever, lol.

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    Impressive! Thank you Marcus.

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    Two new pictures.
    The chipping around the lanyardhole looks even worse than at first glance.





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    Whats with this model being so haggard? Another 30 seconds apiece with a finer bevel cutter on those holes and it would be perfect. I would take some sand paper, wrap it around a dowell, and fix it myself if it were mine.

    I bet there will be a fair few of these at the seconds sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCDesigns View Post
    I bet there will be a fair few of these at the seconds sale...
    Just received a mail by my local dealer here in germany. All R sprints he has in stock have the same quality issue. BTW, this modell is pretty expensive here in europe like most spydercos: 190 = 230$
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    thanks for the closeups, very interesting thread.
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