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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Rwb1500's Avatar
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    Anybody Have Zulu Comparison Pics?

    It's one knife I've always liked the look of but never considered buying. Well now I'm considering it. Anybody have any pictures of it along other s I could use for a reference? Don't go crazy taking pics for me, just curious if anyone already has some. I figure with this bunch... Probably

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    Hey Rwb,
    I don't know if this will help.

    I love the Zulu myself.
    Fits my hand great, opens very smoothly, great fit and finish.
    Later,
    Don
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    You are a few years to late on saving me from the crazy bit, but there are some photos anyway.

    They are not as big as they look in photos, but are very solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpguitarist View Post
    Hey Rwb,
    I don't know if this will help.

    I love the Zulu myself.
    Fits my hand great, opens very smoothly, great fit and finish.
    Later,
    Don
    Sorry to go off subject, but man; those Viele are an elegant bit of gear.

    Nice one sharpguitarist
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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Rwb1500's Avatar
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    Ah crap. Well that's the nail in the coffin. Gonna have to get one.

    Thanks so much, both of you.

    How do you gents like the blade shape? Does it lend itself to usability?

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    Let me know if you want a comparison pic against some other model. I can probably hook up a lot of cases.
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    Hey Rwb, I think the blade is very useful.
    Granted, it's not got a very pointy tip, but it will penetrate well because of the swedge.
    The recurve pulls the blade into what you're cutting somewhat, and the belly is thin at the edge because of the height
    of the hollow grind. And by lifting the back of the knife and using the front portion or the blade near the tip, it works well on flat surfaces like a cutting board
    As far as the handle goes, it's one of the thicker spydercos that I own, but it's very hand filling and comfortable.
    The texturing of the g10 is very pleasing to the eyes and the hand.
    The pistol grip shape of the handle is also very ergonomic in my opinion.
    A 14 mm opening hole, and it's relationship to the pivot makes opening very easy, whether slowly thumbing the blade open or flicking. The Zulu is also one of the smoothest openers I own.
    Fit and finish is superb.
    I carry the knife tip up, and this leaves a good inch of the handle above the pocket, which doesn't bother me, but some might consider too revealing.
    Tip down carry only leaves around a half inch showing over the pocket.
    A flat, untextured spot on the back g10 scale where the bottom of the clip rides decreases friction in and out of the pocket.
    All in all, I love this knife!
    I hope this helps in your decision.
    Later,
    Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut View Post
    Let me know if you want a comparison pic against some other model. I can probably hook up a lot of cases.
    I'm convinced, no further pictures needed. Thanks though. A Delica is a pretty universal comparison tool in my book.

    Quote Originally Posted by sharpguitarist View Post
    Hey Rwb, I think the blade is very useful.
    Granted, it's not got a very pointy tip, but it will penetrate well because of the swedge.
    The recurve pulls the blade into what you're cutting somewhat, and the belly is thin at the edge because of the height
    of the hollow grind. And by lifting the back of the knife and using the front portion or the blade near the tip, it works well on flat surfaces like a cutting board
    As far as the handle goes, it's one of the thicker spydercos that I own, but it's very hand filling and comfortable.
    The texturing of the g10 is very pleasing to the eyes and the hand.
    The pistol grip shape of the handle is also very ergonomic in my opinion.
    A 14 mm opening hole, and it's relationship to the pivot makes opening very easy, whether slowly thumbing the blade open or flicking. The Zulu is also one of the smoothest openers I own.
    Fit and finish is superb.
    I carry the knife tip up, and this leaves a good inch of the handle above the pocket, which doesn't bother me, but some might consider too revealing.
    Tip down carry only leaves around a half inch showing over the pocket.
    A flat, untextured spot on the back g10 scale where the bottom of the clip rides decreases friction in and out of the pocket.
    All in all, I love this knife!
    I hope this helps in your decision.
    Later,
    Don
    Thanks for the dope, I'm hoping this will take some of my favorite features of the PPT and make them a little smaller. I love the PPT but it is BULKY. No way around it. And I love the textured G10.

    Quote Originally Posted by phillipsted View Post
    Michael Caine rocks!


    Lollol, sad part is I've seen it.

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