2018 Alistair Phillips!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby abbazaba » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:40 am

I'm waiting on my preorder, so I'll have to enjoy this one through your pictures for now. Looking forward to some comparison pics ;)

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby wrdwrght » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am

Available today directly from Spyderco, which is major, if you have a military discount.
Marc

JUST ARRIVED: VG10 Calypso sprint; Kapara; PE Caribbean leaf. ON RADAR: Rex45 Military sprint; PE LC200N Pacific Salt; WaterWay. IN DREAMS: 10V Military; 3V or 4V Shaman; Chief; Slysz Swayback; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:09 pm

It has finally arrived and it is everything I remembered. It is like a toned down Spydiechef with better ergos and lock.
It isn't small, yet it disappears in the pocket.

Sure is beautiful!
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Work and Play! ;)
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby citori » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:11 pm

Still waiting for my preorder from Blade HQ. Guess I should know better than to waste time with that.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby bwunger » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am

Got mine last night and my initial impression is really good. Love the design and the fit and finish on mine is perfect. The ergos, blade shape and handle are all as I had hoped. Blade is nice and thin behind the edge. It's heavier than I expected, due to the full liners but it gives it a solid feel, especially with the dual stop pins. The detent on closing is especially nice. It's a nice solid click. It's running on plain PB washers, not the new PB cages with bearings btw. Seems like I had heard differing claims so I took it apart. Tons of white threadlocker, but it acted like the blue locktite. No issues with the screws coming out though. All the screws had a D shaped hole on the non lock side scale so they won't spin freely.

I'm really glad I got this one. Nicely done Spyderco and Mr. Phillips.

Only one minor issue, with the lock. The lock bar tension is pretty stiff and the cutout for access to the lock is a bit small so it's not as nice on my finger tip as my para 3. That, along with the small amount of clearance between the fully depressed lock bar and the blade and trying not to squeeze the two scales together makes it hard to drop shut freely. Closing it like you would a mid back lock, swinging the blade half way down with the lock depressed then flipping it over to finish works fine. It's flipping it closed in one motion with the lock squeezed between thumb and index finger that's tough. I don't find it to be a big issue though. Just something to be aware of.

Hope this helps someone.
Current collection: ZDP-189 Delica 4, S110V PM2, St. Nick's 4v Para 3, H1 sheepsfoot Manbug, Kapara, VG-10 Dragonfly, ATS-55 Serrated Delica, ZDP-189 MT04 (not broken yet) + Other non spydercos.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby abbazaba » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:04 am

bwunger wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am
Got mine last night and my initial impression is really good. Love the design and the fit and finish on mine is perfect. The ergos, blade shape and handle are all as I had hoped. Blade is nice and thin behind the edge. It's heavier than I expected, due to the full liners but it gives it a solid feel, especially with the dual stop pins. The detent on closing is especially nice. It's a nice solid click. It's running on plain PB washers, not the new PB cages with bearings btw. Seems like I had heard differing claims so I took it apart. Tons of white threadlocker, but it acted like the blue locktite. No issues with the screws coming out though. All the screws had a D shaped hole on the non lock side scale so they won't spin freely.

I'm really glad I got this one. Nicely done Spyderco and Mr. Phillips.

Only one minor issue, with the lock. The lock bar tension is pretty stiff and the cutout for access to the lock is a bit small so it's not as nice on my finger tip as my para 3. That, along with the small amount of clearance between the fully depressed lock bar and the blade and trying not to squeeze the two scales together makes it hard to drop shut freely. Closing it like you would a mid back lock, swinging the blade half way down with the lock depressed then flipping it over to finish works fine. It's flipping it closed in one motion with the lock squeezed between thumb and index finger that's tough. I don't find it to be a big issue though. Just something to be aware of.

Hope this helps someone.
Thanks for the write up. I'd love to see some disassembly pics

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Wright.88 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 am

Received mine yesterday and really liking it. Fit and finish are excellent. I do kind of miss jimping on the blade but understand why Alistair didn't add any. It is really comfortable in hand with the 3D textured CF and doesn't carry too big in the pocket. Overall seems like a fantastic knife and I see myself carrying and using it a ton.

I took a few comparison pictures with a PM2: https://imgur.com/a/zltjzWz

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby vilePossum » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:40 am

Now if I hadnt just bought my first CRK this would still be relevant.
But glad that it finally arrived and seems to live up to the high hopes.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:07 am

So happy it's a production model. Would love to get it right now, but my funds say I should wait. For now I'll enjoy everyone's photos and pretend my Centofante 3 is this knife.
Currently have 11 :spyder: 's in 9 different steels!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Accutronman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:15 pm

What a great knife! As good a food prep knife as the SpydieChef. Feels great in hand with zero hot spots. Now, if we can get a left hand version

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Flipping Addict » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:27 pm

Well, my preorders from two different vendors shipped today. Only keeping one. Forgot I had two different ones in. So, if someone not able to find one maybe I can help. Otherwise, will just ship right back. But looking forward to checking it out.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby rivy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:31 pm

Mine is en route from KC as well. Sweet!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Forest Green » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:10 pm

Would love seeing this as a Salt, looks like a great "foodie Knife" that would also be a great EDC, having the LC200N blade would be a huge convenience.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby 500Nitro » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am
Available today directly from Spyderco, which is major, if you have a military discount.
What is the military discount ?

US only ?

Current serving or
previous allied country ?
3 x Endura 1 SE, 1 x Endura ? CE and a Black Pacific Salt. Want Aqua Salt, Fish Hunter and a Pacific Salt Yellow.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:58 pm

500Nitro wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 pm
wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am
Available today directly from Spyderco, which is major, if you have a military discount.
What is the military discount ?

US only ?

Current serving or
previous allied country ?
Present and past, US only, I believe.
Marc

JUST ARRIVED: VG10 Calypso sprint; Kapara; PE Caribbean leaf. ON RADAR: Rex45 Military sprint; PE LC200N Pacific Salt; WaterWay. IN DREAMS: 10V Military; 3V or 4V Shaman; Chief; Slysz Swayback; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby attila » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:09 am

500Nitro wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 pm
wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am
Available today directly from Spyderco, which is major, if you have a military discount.
What is the military discount ?

US only ?

Current serving or
previous allied country ?
Police, firefighters, and military veterans get 50% off.

Service is normally verified electronically (I think only US vets records are available this way), but it's worth sending them an email to ask the question.

Good luck!
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW, Pakkawood Delica, CPM Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, CPM M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 CPM Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, CPM REX 45 PM2, CPM REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara.

Waiting for: Waterway, LC200N Pacific Salt, DLT M390 PM2, and something purple
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Accutronman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:57 am

bwunger wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am

Only one minor issue, with the lock. The lock bar tension is pretty stiff and the cutout for access to the lock is a bit small so it's not as nice on my finger tip as my para 3. That, along with the small amount of clearance between the fully depressed lock bar and the blade and trying not to squeeze the two scales together makes it hard to drop shut freely. Closing it like you would a mid back lock, swinging the blade half way down with the lock depressed then flipping it over to finish works fine. It's flipping it closed in one motion with the lock squeezed between thumb and index finger that's tough. I don't find it to be a big issue though. Just something to be aware of.
+1. Difficult, even after oiling the pivot, to get a full drop shut.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:49 am

attila wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:09 am
500Nitro wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:37 pm
wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am
Available today directly from Spyderco, which is major, if you have a military discount.
What is the military discount ?

US only ?

Current serving or
previous allied country ?
Police, firefighters, and military veterans get 50% off.

Service is normally verified electronically (I think only US vets records are available this way), but it's worth sending them an email to ask the question.

Good luck!
Rather than depend on second-hand information here, go to Spyderco’s web site.
There are two kinds of people in the world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete information.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby abbazaba » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 am

Mine should be here Saturday.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby rivy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:11 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 am
Mine should be here Saturday.
Mine too :)


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