2018 Alistair Phillips!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Peacedivision » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:37 pm

Accutronman wrote:
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bwunger wrote:
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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.
I haven't taken my sample apart yet, but I don't think the lockbar is the issue. There is some kind of second internal stop pin on only one side of the blade. I think it is imparting the drag.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby bwunger » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 pm

If I hold the knife as I would for cutting and disengage the lock with my thumb and no pressure on the clip side scale it drops shut freely and the blade choil swings into my index finger. Works fine for me, though not quite as fidget friendly. ;)
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby abbazaba » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm

Very nice knife. The action is super smooth but not free dropping on my sample, which is consistent with my experience of the Taichung comp lock. I do wish there was some jimping because the whole knife is pretty slick with a shallow choil. Been a while since I had a Spyderbite, but this one got me right out of the box.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Filoso- » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:50 pm

Thanks for the comparison pics abbazaba. Hope I can grab one soon... :rolleyes:

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Wright.88 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:19 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Very nice knife. The action is super smooth but not free dropping on my sample, which is consistent with my experience of the Taichung comp lock. I do wish there was some jimping because the whole knife is pretty slick with a shallow choil. Been a while since I had a Spyderbite, but this one got me right out of the box.

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I like the black wire clip! Did you switch that from another knife?

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Wright.88 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:19 pm
I like the black wire clip! Did you switch that from another knife?
I noticed that too. I figured it's a Sage 1 clip. Sometimes I like going with the darker clips. Reminds me that I need to order a couple more of those.
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby abbazaba » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:30 pm

Yup, Sage1 clip :)

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Accutronman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 pm

bwunger wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 pm
If I hold the knife as I would for cutting and disengage the lock with my thumb and no pressure on the clip side scale it drops shut freely and the blade choil swings into my index finger. Works fine for me, though not quite as fidget friendly. ;)
Thanks for the helpful tip! I’ve been working on different hand positions on the clip side and using the index finger to release the lock. I can get a free drop almost to the closed position providing I put zero pressure on the clip side scale.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:59 pm

I too have found that this one is best closed backlock style. Such a nice knife!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Spydersense » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:37 pm

Happy camper here. Mine just got delivered, and it's perfecto! Free dropping blade and all. :D
Time for another :spyder:!

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby nails1908 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:36 pm

Got mine. This is a wonderful piece. Never had a Taiwan compression lock and **** this thing is dialed in. Action is butter straight out of the box. Exponentially better than any Golden compression lock I've ever had.

Extremely light, great ergos (lack of jimping doesn't bother me at all) and cuts like a laser. They definitely knocked it out of the park on this one.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby rivy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 pm

Just got my preorder from knifecenter. Ended up with collector #068... not sure how that happened, but cool.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby sal » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:12 pm

Hi Nails,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Big50 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:09 am

Mine arrived today!
It seems a perfect sample and I am very happy.
The fit and finish is great, and I love the ergonomics.
The scales are beautiful, and the semi-polished texture is comfortable and fitting for this classy knife.

Mine is a free dropper. However, I agree that the size of the cutout and strength of the lockbar make it less of a fidgeter than a PM2. After an hour my index finger is fatugued and I’m noticing I really need to jam it in there. Guess my finger needs to toughen up! :p

I think that, for me anyway, this knife strikes a good ballance between jewlery and utility. I see myself putting it to harder use than some of my other beauties, which will make me like it more in the long run.

Thank you Mr. Phillips and Mr. Glesser. I made a good choice with my limited knife funds.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby 500Nitro » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:56 am

There's a BNIB Kapara for sale for $175 on BF
Taken out for photos only.

Not sure if it's a really good deal but I thought it was less than they were selling for.
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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby reaton626 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Hello,

Joined to forum to say.... good job Alistair and Spyderco! This knife is outstanding.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby Accutronman » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:27 pm

Interesting. I went to loosen the pivot point to get a better drop and the usual T8 driver for pivots was too small. Had to take it up to a T10, which was the largest I had, and there was still some slippage.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby swigert » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 pm

Got mine ordered from GPK today. I’ve been waiting for this a long time. Super excited.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby gundamaniac » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:22 pm

Beautiful knife. I had a chance to check it out at the Taipei Meet. The contouring of the scales is great, and I love the way the handle edges are melted. Very nice ergos.

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Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Postby sal » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:47 pm

Hi Reaton,

Welcome to our forum. Nice pics.

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