I think that was their first folder so it makes sense it isn't their best. Have you tried an updated Advocate to see if the CQI really helps? As far as I know the Southard hasn't been changed.
Spyderco are def proud of their titanium and most of the time the cost reflects this fact. I think the sliverax has the new bearing system and it seems much beefier than my southard. Also you should look up therealPlatonicForms he sells an aftermarket bearing setup if you do like the knife minus the action.sdmf74 wrote: ↑Thu May 03, 2018 4:28 pmNo but that did strike my curiosity, even looked for some advocate cqi YT videos was hoping to see a breakdown of the knife and see if they actually improved anything.
I see what your saying about the southard however I still stand behind my statement, they were asking what like $230 for the southard. They knew **** well it wasnt worth That much.
I'm rather excited for it.
Hey Brian, I did indeed get to handle the Amalgam today at Blade and just as I suspected based on the photos, the handle fits like a glove. I think the Amalgam had my favorite ergonomics of anything in the prototype cabinet. Like I said, it wasn’t my favorite blade shape in the cabinet but I suspect most will love it. I think what you did with that handle says far more about your skill as a maker than whatever blade shape you chose for this particular design. Kudos. A+ on this one!gundamaniac wrote: ↑Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 pmThanks for the feedback re: blade length, blade shape, and usage. These are all good points and good for my personal reference. In my personal usage, I've been carrying a roughly 3.5 inch blade for my EDC but find slightly longer blades more enjoyable to use.
Surfingringo, thanks for your input! You're absolutely right, I went with that blade profile because that's what I'm used to using and and it's what appealed to me aesthetically. My goal aesthetically was to create a nice general purpose compression lock flipper with, as people have pointed out, a more "traditional" style in order to try and appeal to the types of people who may typically pass over Spyderco's usually unconventional looks (but oh boy do their designs work and feel great). I hope the handle works out for you if you get a chance to try it at Blade Show. I can only speak for myself, but I think Spyderco have done a great job with it and it feels very nice in my hands.