2018 Alistair Phillips!

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2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Eli Chaps » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:25 pm

I know it is in the Amsterdam Meet thread but I just think this design deserves its own talking thread. I mean wow!

What a fantastic looking knife with what looks to be a super slicey blade and gorgeous lines. Great size and even a wire clip!!! I'm not even a huge fan of the compression lock but this knife has me looking right past that.

When, oh when???!!!

Anyone else excited about this one?

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby abbazaba » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:33 pm

This is an incredibly useful looking knife. Probably my favorite from the thread. It also looks like all the Torx are the same size, which is bonus IMO. XHP woulda been a nice surprise :)
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Okan_7 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:34 pm

This is certainly at the top of my list! Looks like it will be a really compelling EDC option
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby wrdwrght » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:58 pm

I've sure got my eye on it, it being called the "Redback Spyder" (https://youtu.be/DEROO4DgeTo; work the link to see Eric in Germany previewing other new knives as well).
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:11 pm

I was happy to see the knife in Amsterdam, and also to meet Alistair in person. I had no idea who he was until he presented his knife :)

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby sal » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi Okan_7,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby JimP » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:40 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:58 pm
I've sure got my eye on it, it being called the "Redback Spyder" (https://youtu.be/DEROO4DgeTo; work the link to see Eric in Germany previewing other new knives as well).

That's a cool name ;) , for anyone that is unaware, Redback is the name of a famous/infamous Australian spider pictured below. The knife sure is a looker, I'm wondering if anyone knows if Alistair is the first Australian knife maker to collaborate with Spyderco?

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby ronT2 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:18 pm

I cant wait for this one! Love the blade shape, sleekness of the handle, wire clip and Taichung fit & finish.

Here are a couple other threads regarding it, kind of cool to see how it has evolved.

https://www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewto ... +phillips

http://knifenews.com/compression-lock-food-prep/

This thread needs some more pics.
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This knife was easily my favorite new design from the meet. I ticks all my knife-boxes so to speak: it’s got a perfect bladelength, lowered edge for ergonomic cutting, a slender design easy to carry, lefty-friendly wireclip, and a cool carbon fiber handle with a nice red accent, i.e. the spacer. I absolutely loved it. As a bonus I got to meet Alistair Phillips, who is a very knowledgeable and friendly guy.

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Overall Length: 21 cm / 8.26 inches
Blade Length: 9 cm / 3.54 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 95 grams / 3.35 ounces
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Cycletroll » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:21 pm

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Me Likey! :)

This could kick a PM2 variant out of pocket!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Northglenn500 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:34 pm

This is one of the best looking knives I've ever seen I can't wait!

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Postby murphjd25 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:47 pm

Very excited for this one. I will 100% pick one up no matter what. My favorite design of the year!
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:29 pm

I liked it immediately until I saw the blade length: 3.54". Now the all-knowing legislators in Colorado divined somehow (maybe they used the old Roman sacred chicken gut reading thing) that a knife carried concealed, like in your pocket or under your jacket, with a blade longer than 3.5" is considered a concealed weapon thereby illegal.

So, we are dealing with 1.016 mm of "excess" length. It would be fantastic if that blade were a wee bit shorter for us here in Colorado, and perhaps other jurisdictions as well. I'm trying to imagine how to take that off of the tip without screwing up the knife. Any ideas?
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby thewoodpecker » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:50 pm

So excited for this! @Alistair this design is fantastic and I was lamenting not being able to get one right before finding out you'd teamed up with Spydrco. Looking forward to a slip joint design collaboration.

@Sal, any chance we could see this in XHP or CPM 154?
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby thewoodpecker » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:54 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:29 pm
I liked it immediately until I saw the blade length: 3.54". Now the all-knowing legislators in Colorado divined somehow (maybe they used the old Roman sacred chicken gut reading thing) that a knife carried concealed, like in your pocket or under your jacket, with a blade longer than 3.5" is considered a concealed weapon thereby illegal.

So, we are dealing with 1.016 mm of "excess" length. It would be fantastic if that blade were a wee bit shorter for us here in Colorado, and perhaps other jurisdictions as well. I'm trying to imagine how to take that off of the tip without screwing up the knife. Any ideas?
Write your local politician :mad: and get involved with Knife Rights / AKTI. You could probably get that .04" off the tip with some time and a stone.
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Okan_7 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:43 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:14 pm
Hi Okan_7,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:17 pm

It's been a good long while since a new knife hit the "want" button quite this hard.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Spider bite » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:03 am

This one has grabbed my attention.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby rybu0305 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:18 am

This is probably my most anticipated knife of 2018. I hope it makes it to market this year.

I love the size and profile.

Still waiting on the Caribbean.
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Knifewing » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:17 pm

I'd like to echo MichaelScott's post. I, too, was totally ready to immediately buy a Phillips Redback until I got to the specs in Mr. Blonde's much anticipated Amsterdam Show post. I live in CA (Los Angeles) where the folder carry limit is 3". How disappointed am I? This Phillips has everything I look for in an EDC folder--sleek, slim, and sexy. Please, Sal, consider producing an exact downsized "Phillips Jr" for those of us who really want this knife but can't buy it--at least not for carry and use outside the house.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby ronT2 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Knifewing wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:17 pm
I'd like to echo MichaelScott's post. I, too, was totally ready to immediately buy a Phillips Redback until I got to the specs in Mr. Blonde's much anticipated Amsterdam Show post. I live in CA (Los Angeles) where the folder carry limit is 3". How disappointed am I? This Phillips has everything I look for in an EDC folder--sleek, slim, and sexy. Please, Sal, consider producing an exact downsized "Phillips Jr" for those of us who really want this knife but can't buy it--at least not for carry and use outside the house.

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https://www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewto ... 0#p1217262

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Alistair is working on a 3" slippie version.

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