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by Mr Blonde
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Native Chief

I have to say that the Native Chief was my favorite of the new knives that Spyderco showed at the meet. Call it nostalgia, as I remember seeing that concept design on the forums back in 1999 or so. This was back in the day, when you had to put a knife on a flatbed scanner, cover it with a cloth and ...
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

1.86 oz for the Sage LW? That doesn't seem possible. The Delica LW is 2.5, the Chaparral LW is 2.0. I guess both those knives have metal in the spine that the Sage hasn't got, but they also have less blade and less liner. Or, I measured inaccurately or I made a mistake. Please take my 'hand measure...
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

sal wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:25 pm
The P4 will be VG-10 as the other blades in the family. I'm also planning a K390 (midnight blue) and ZDP (BRG) versions in time.

sal
Thanks for the clarification Sal, I'll update my posts.
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

More to come tomorrow, thanks for watching!
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Sage 5 Lightweight

I made a rookie mistake when ‘judging’ the new Sage 5 Lightweight, I went by its looks. The new grip pattern looked different, and therefore a bit ‘wrong’. Then I picked up the knife, and ‘got it’. Are you familiar with the grip effect on the FRN pattern slipits, like the UK Penknife, Urban or Squea...
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Emphasis

The Spyderco Emphasis is kind of a larger version of the Efficient. So with the Efficient, Small Efficient and the Emphasis, you got a nice trio of value folders. The Emphasis handled heavier but well balanced, compared to the Small Efficient. It also looked and handled a lot like another large G10 ...
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Small Efficient

The small efficient is, simply put, a smaller version of the efficient. As is usual for Spyderco, the 'cockpit area' (the area of the knife covering roughly the pivot, choil and opening hole) seemed the same size. The blade and back of the handle are shortened to achieve a smaller version of the sam...
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

That's all for today, more Amsterdam Meet posts & photos are planned for tomorrow. Thanks for watching!
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Dragonfly 2 Wharncliffe

The wharncliffe Spyderco Delica was popular enough to bring out an Endura with a big ‘wharnie’ blade, and now we can look forward to a Dragonfly 2 with a wharncliffe blade. Personally, I prefer the ‘wharnie’ in a smaller blade. An original Kiwi has been my office folder for over 10 years now. I’ll d...
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Dragonfly 2 Emerson Opener

When the sun’s out and the shorts come out, there’s a Dragonfly clipped to my pocket. They’re as easy to carry as pocket lint, and boy do they cut! You might not realize it, but with regular XL sized hands you can get a full grip on this little folder, and it’s very practical. Living in an urban are...
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Endela

As the name implies, the Endela is the size in between the Delica and Endura. I guess the SKU number should be C10.5? This is not just a ‘shrunken’ or ‘enlarged’ blade, depending on your perspective. The grip and blade have both been redesigned to be an intermediate size between the Delica and Endur...
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Police 4 Lightweight

I certainly didn’t see this design coming, the Police 4 with a lightweight FRN handle. This knife is all sorts of long, slender and light weight. I can imagine you’d forget you’d carry this knife, it’s that light for its size. If I recall correctly, the bladesteel on the lightweight will (also) be K...
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 15497

Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

I loved seeing my fellow knifeknuts and the Spydercrew again at this 15th Spyderco Amsterdam Meet. It’s nice to see that many of my ‘own kind’ in one place. And, oh right, there were also a ‘few’ of Spyderco prototypes….;-). We needed a bit more time than last year, to determine what knives could be...
by Mr Blonde
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 15th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 4719

Re: Invitation to the 15th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2019

I expect to post the first batch of pics & specs tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.
by Mr Blonde
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 15th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 4719

Re: Invitation to the 15th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2019

It was a great meet, and yes I did get the opportunity to shoot photos of some prototypes. It might take just a little longer than usual before I can share them, as we're figuring out which ones can be shown.
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Mr Blonde's Bunch
Replies: 817
Views: 407418

Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Thanks for your review on your site and the video. Strange how things work. I have been considering which Spyderco to get for my second knife. My so-called analysis had led me to the Para 3 and the Lil’ Native. I was on the verge of ordering a Para 3 when I saw your video and review and remembered ...
by Mr Blonde
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Mr Blonde's Bunch
Replies: 817
Views: 407418

Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

J D Wijbenga wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:30 am
I liked your review @mr Blonde! And excellent design that Lil'Native! I have the compression lock version and like it a lot. It has been my edc for the last few months.
Thanks for the kind words JD! Hope to see you at the meet again.
by Mr Blonde
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Mr Blonde's Bunch
Replies: 817
Views: 407418

Spyderco Lil' Native Backlock

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by Mr Blonde
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: point durability on Military?
Replies: 35
Views: 1019

Re: point durability on Military?

I've owned and used (off and on as my collection grew) my Military for some 20 years, and I never broke the tip.
by Mr Blonde
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native or Dragonfly G10?
Replies: 28
Views: 926

Re: Lil Native or Dragonfly G10?

These days, I actually prefer the robust feel and grip ergos of the Lil' Native Backlock. For my EDC uses, I hardly find a difference in performance. Although I have zero worries about damaging the tip on the Lil' Native, whereas I might be a wee bit more careful with the thinner tip on the Dragonfl...

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