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by Piet.S
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knives do Spyderco employees carry.
Replies: 3
Views: 464

What knives do Spyderco employees carry.

I came across this one and must say I quite enjoyed watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXzsA25aBC4
by Piet.S
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 16th century "Delica" - and YOUR traditional knives?
Replies: 41
Views: 3822

Re: 16th century "Delica" - and YOUR traditional knifes?

I must say that I really like those simple old folding knives. Specialy those with a folded metal handle. Like the Mercator from Germany. A midlock with a handle made of pressed steel. Very useful and without bladeplay. https://i.postimg.cc/TPkVKjcT/k55.jpg Which in turn was the inspiration for the ...
by Piet.S
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 16th century "Delica" - and YOUR traditional knives?
Replies: 41
Views: 3822

Re: 16th century "Delica" - and YOUR traditional knifes?

Yes Wartstein, I think it does compare well to the Native.
It shares the blade shape, geometry and the robustness.
For people that didn't live up the country, the pocketknife was the best knife they had and was used for very different things.
by Piet.S
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 16th century "Delica" - and YOUR traditional knives?
Replies: 41
Views: 3822

Re: 16th century "Delica" - and YOUR traditional knifes?

In the Netherlands we don't have much of a traditional knife. Our fathers usualy carried a ''Herder" from Solingen, you may know the type as the Sodbuster. But in Flanders there was the Lierenaar. A simple folder from the city of Lier. https://i.postimg.cc/FF3Y9mCs/Lierenaar-Old-Opened.jpg https://i...
by Piet.S
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do you carry a fixed blade?
Replies: 46
Views: 3601

Re: How often do you carry a fixed blade?

Quite often really. It gives me the choice of a very sharp folder and a near indestructable knife. Usually my DB copy, in M390, carried inside the belt. https://i.postimg.cc/q75bhjfz/IMG-2250.jpg Or when I feel like it, my Jerry Brouwer Nezumi. In a IWB sheath. https://i.postimg.cc/m2Dtrgzy/IMG-1025...
by Piet.S
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Alcyone a sporty gentlemans knife
Replies: 29
Views: 2247

Re: Alcyone a sporty gentlemans knife

I got my Acyone at the Amsterdam meet, last march. It's my work knife since then. It's easy to live with and does all I want from it. The action is nice and smooth and it is especially easy to close single handed. A very useful feature in a work situation. Makes it a very good everyday compagnion.
by Piet.S
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Maxamet Native 5 - first thought

!.4 grams? It is called tolerance. You keep it tight where it needs to be. Less where it is not important.
I have one of those and I do like it.
Knives like these make good workknives.
by Piet.S
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knife Design I Made. It's Called "The Dutchie"
Replies: 17
Views: 2604

Please make designs as many as you like and I hope you enjoy it.
May it bring you wealth and succes.
And a long life and many employees.
But I do object against the name that you suggest.
by Piet.S
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Shabaria
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

That is correct.
Mr. Wood made it to a drawing provided by the customer.
He said it was ''a ***** to grind''.

For good measure, here a picture of an original one.
Blade is usualy around 7 inches, sharp on both sides.

Image
by Piet.S
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Shabaria
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Fixed Shabaria

I came across this knife on British Blades. Made by Alan Wood, well known for the Woodlore bushcraft knife. I think it looks rather well. http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Piet-S/shaba-1_zps3961914b.jpg http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Piet-S/shaba2_zpsadf6915b.png http://i113.photobuck...
by Piet.S
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam meet sunday
Replies: 38
Views: 5567

MarcusH wrote:Hope we will see some pics of the Higo, it was my personal highlight today.
Mine too, very clean and a nice combination of traditional and modern.
Just simple and a lovely shape.
by Piet.S
Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Announcement: Invitation to the 10th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 10752

buferoe wrote: Nice to see that all the people who joined from the beginning are still there.
Likewise Werner
by Piet.S
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Filip de Leeuw Collab Friction Folder
Replies: 48
Views: 13235

The Buffalo would be great!!! I fully agree, I have one with a damascus blade and mammoth scale. But the plain ones are great too. It is wonderful in the hand for such a large folder. http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Piet-S/IMG_0127-1.jpg http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Piet-S/Orange...
by Piet.S
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Quartermaster knives ripping off Mantis?
Replies: 15
Views: 6121

Honestly, in the case of Mantis, I couldn't care less.
by Piet.S
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So, a real knife could have saved a few lives
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

That's right Paul, but it seems to be more ceremonial nowadays than a weapon.
In this case it prooved better than nothing though.
by Piet.S
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a Spyderco Karambit ..... New in Box. What do I need to know?
Replies: 8
Views: 3100

True that, and there are nerves and an artery where it wil strike if you are fooling with it. And that tip goes deep. I suggest you search some information about karambits. Steve Tarani is a name to remember when it comes to this subject. Did I say I love these little knives? http://i113.photobucket...
by Piet.S
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Helmet?
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

You mean, when not riding a motorcycle?
Or not at a workingplace that does incorporate some real world risk.

When it's voluntarily, I'm all for it.
Let fools make fools of themselves.

Statistically speaking, beds are extremely dangerous.
A lot of people die in one of them.
Wear a helmet in bed.
by Piet.S
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Karambit Design Flaw
Replies: 24
Views: 5212

Great thread.
Haven't seen a fuse this short in a while.
Best of luck.
by Piet.S
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2012 Report
Replies: 516
Views: 102039

That's what I figured out too.
At this place it provides the most leverage.
Lovely little knife, this one.
by Piet.S
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Karambit Design Flaw
Replies: 24
Views: 5212

If there is anything that can mess with this design, it is overtightening the screw of the stop-pin.
Just how smooth is the blade action?
And is the original spacer still in place.

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