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    What do you think of the SPY-DK?

    Hi Folks,

    What do you all think of the SPY-DK? I am definitely interested.

    I took my Pingo, made in Italy, too, on my last around the world trip, swam in the ocean with it, got sand in it, cut plastic straps, opened things (even pried some). It was great, but I really missed having a point. The Italians make a nice knife, in my opinion.

    Tell me what you think of this new knife.
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    I'm not much for non-locking folders, and have no plans to visit anywhere they're the only option. However, I'll purchase a Spy-DK when they come out just to keep my collection of Spydercos aimed at the Danish market complete. OTOH, if I ever decided to carry a slipjoint, I'm too spoiled by one hand openers to ever consider carrying one that requires both hands.
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    I love the Pingo - point or no point. I'm looking forward to the Spy DK. It seems I can handle no lock only if the knife is two handed. I don't know why, but if it's one handed, it feels like it needs a lock. Can't wait for this one.
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    I like the Italian made knives too. When I first downloaded the 2014 catalog, the Spy-Dk's design jumped out at me. I like pointy blades so even though it is a slipjoint, I'm in for one. Italian made + pointy blade + cool name = A winner for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiredgun View Post
    I like the Italian made knives too. When I first downloaded the 2014 catalog, the Spy-Dk's design jumped out at me. I like pointy blades so even though it is a slipjoint, I'm in for one. Italian made + pointy blade + cool name = A winner for me.
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    I love the Pingo, so I may grab a DK. I honestly didn't think the Pingo would grab me, and I bought one on a bit of a lark for a trip to occupied territory, when I was checking out various slip joints. I was really surprised that the Pingo was my favorite of the lot. Looking at it, I don't think the DK will be a favorite, but given my experience with the Pingo I might have to check it out anyway.

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    For me, I can't wait! Already preordered both colors from KC, price was very reasonable too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    I love the Pingo - point or no point. I'm looking forward to the Spy DK. It seems I can handle no lock only if the knife is two handed. I don't know why, but if it's one handed, it feels like it needs a lock. Can't wait for this one.
    Yeah, funny thing about that. I had a similar impression about the two handedness issue. I was looking at a GEC knife but then actually handled the Pingo and fell in love. There is something about the [I]feel[I] when you pull the blade open with two hands and it snicks into place that you don't get with the one handed openers (though I prefer one handed opening for my regular carry knives). I am excited about this new knife.
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    The DK is on my list of must haves for the year. Looks like a cousin to the Caly Jr and that is a good thing.
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    I don't see why the Spy-DK would require two hands to close. Like the Squeak, I am sure I could easily close the DK with one hand. Is it because the DK is a slipjoint, or because the hole is smaller than the normal Spyderco hole?
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