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Very nice design, I hope it will become a collaboration piece. Maybe with orange G-10 scales instead of Ti?
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Slightly off topic, but since it's a kitchen folder...I have one particular liner lock knife I use for food and fruit juice often runs down into the pivot area, what would be the right approach to cleaning especially if it happens a lot when I'm on the go?
run under warm soapy water then blow it out with compressed air or wd 40, then a drop of lubricant and you're good to go.
This design is, to me, one of the coolest I've seen. I really don't get the idea of it being used primarily as a kitchen knife, but that aside, I would very much like to see this knife come out in a Carpenter steel in the 3" blade range. I would buy at least two and make this knife my main EDC. Good job Marcin!
Native, Manix 2 (BD1,154CM,S30V,M4,XHP), Delica 4 (White,Red,Brown,Blue,BRG,G-10), Spyderhawk, D'fly (H1,G-10), Police3, Volpe, Military (S30V,XHP,D2,M390,BG42,440V,Cruwear), Superleaf, Forager, D2 Para, Kopas, Caly (JR's,3,3.5-SB), D3, Para-2 (XHP,204P), Stretch (SS,FRN's,CF), Rescue, Dyad Jr, Pingo, Southard, AIR, Jess Horn, Forum N5, Lil Matriarch, Barong, Superhawk, Chinook II
Mules> MT05,08,09,12,15,16,17, 18
I still want this badly
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I believe there is a market for a folding kitchen knife. When traveling to relatives, or a vacation rental, or similar destination; and you plan to cook but cannot count on the quality or sharpness of the knives likely to be present this would be fantastic. I would buy one immediately. Nothing more frustrating than trying to cook with sub par knives, and a knife designed for the task almost always works better than a general purpose folder pushed into service in a pinch. Not to say I did not carve a Thanksgiving turkey with a para 2 recently...
Named SpydeChef and it has a Spyderhole, it seems like IT IS a collab proto with Spyderco and not just a Marcin standalone proto. Or at least a proto that he will be approaching Spyderco with.
From what I understand, it is 3.5 inches. I sure hope so, that's the ideal size for me right in line with the Stretch and PM2's bladelength. Like Ive said, I think this will excel in much more than just food prep but it being a kitchen folder, a 3 inch blade will not be ideal in what it is meant to do.
Toss a flipper on that bad boy and then name your price. First born son? Sure!
I would for sure buy one i love everything about it
The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
I want one.
a'ight! i said earlier "budget" and "g10", now I'm so far to agree with titanium and a higher price! if the thickness is appropriate for a real slicer i'm lost in love with the design!
aogami super blue dragonfly!
I know my opinion isn't as some other here, but a folder kitchen knife, with titanium scales? I don't understand how some people could really want such a knife, after the "oh it looks nice and I don't have it" effect we all know.
First of all, folding kitchen knife is a concept I don't really like. The ergo might make it a little better at prep'ing food then say a usual folder, but it still is far from a real kitchen knife. So far that I'd never use one at home. I mean, once you tasted Hattori knives, it's hard to go back to anything lesser.
Then there's the "I might have to prep some food away from home" thing. At relatives place? They got kitchen knives that will outperform that folder. At vacation rental place? Well if it's a house rented for the week or cabin, that's a case of I bring at least one true kitchen knife and still place that folder in the useless category.
How about the "I didn't knew i had to prep something, what do I do?" situation? Well for me it's simple. Use my EDC if there's no option. Would a kitchen folder be better at that then my EDC ? NO WAY! Because if I EDC that kitchen folder, the blade is gonna get messed up so bad as the geometry aren't meant to do general cutting chore that it'll be useless on food. Better have a good EDC with nice geometry that will hold it's slicing power and be usefull everyday, and then use skill to prep food with, then have a bad knife everyday in case I need to prep food.
Let's try to see it another way and come back to the relative or vacation rental. Let's say I didn't bring my Hattori or my relative don't have nice kitchen knife and I decided for once to bring a folder kitchen knife. Ohh damn that's so far out of reality I know it would never happens... Well in that particular case where you almost never use one knife, being inferior to any kitchen knife anyway, and is just in your collection in case something impossible happens... Why in hell would I pay for titanium scale? I mean, make it g10 and maybe i'd feel less bad buying a useless knife, and if I were ever to use it, the few minutes in my life holding that g10 handle wouldn't kill me.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not against titanium, in fact I love it. I'm simply against the concept of folding kitchen knife, even more money sucking design in a useless knife. If we were talking of a great EDC, sure I'd be in for titanium scales and the premium asked for it. The knife would have a purpose in the beginning. But this one folder is the knife you'll forget somewhere in your house since he has no use, to a point you might tell youself damn I'm not gonna try to find it and simply bring my kitchen knife, way better and way easier! So why waste so much money on putting titanium scale on that thing where their is so many useful and great design knifes we could buy?
As I said, that's only my opinion.
Owned : Broken tip ZDP-189 Endura, ZDP-189 Ladybug (given to my bro for his jungling in central/south america), Military, Mule Team 18, Mr Itou R2 180mm Gyoto
In the wish list model list: MT17, ZDP-189 Ladybug, Chaparral
Anything in : ZDP-189, M390, S110V, K390, 3V. (I'm a steel junkie!)
I'd love to see a real kitchen folder from Spyderco.
The main point for having a kitchen folder is blade protection in a blade hostile environment (kitchen drawer) and the ease of transportation.
There are some out there but they are either way over my budget, crappy made or too much of a compromise.
I'd like to see a thin blade (not thicker than 2 mm) about 10-12 cm long.
Maybe a series of folders with different blade styles...
It doesn't have to be titanium for the handle material. For my taste not enough traction with wet hands...
Lets go for the good old G10 or FRN or maype peel play carbon fiber for the coolness factor.
Just my 2 cents,
I've gone CF only: C94CFP UKPK (many thanks to Donut), C113CFPE Caly 3 ZDP189, C144CFPE Caly 3.5 ZDP189, C41CFP Native 4, C123CFP Sage 1, C134CFP Gayle Bradley, C152CFP Chaparral 1, C131CFP Bob Terzuola, C116CFP Superhawk, C101CF90VP2 Manix 2 S90V
exceptions: C113GPGY Caly 3 SB, C144GPGY Caly 3.5 SB, C10FPGY Endura SB, C11FPGY Delica SB, 2 x C36GPGY Military Cru-Wear, C154PPN Squeak Pink, MGREP Manbug ZDP189, C12PBN Matriarch brown, C94PBK UKPK
looking for: anything CF
As many have said over an over and over again on this thread and on the threads on Bladeforums and USN, people like the design and feel that it will excel in far more than just the kitchen. It will be "perfect" for edc and utility as well. I personally dont even look to it as a kitchen folder, my Endura and other knives are great in food prep among many other tasks and this can be the same.
A decently sharp Spyderco Military will out cut 99% of anything that was supposed to be sharp in your average kitchen. This knife would be no different.