Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

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Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby gspam1 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:44 pm

Thanks for posting. Waiting on Knife Center to ship mine.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby mikey177 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:10 pm

Thanks for the link. Mike Janich gave a detailed explanation of the design details and history of the Stovepipe. Well done!

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:32 am

They did interrupt Michael a bit much just for my taste, but otherwise interesting to watch!

The Stovepipe will never be really "my" kind of folder, but actually seeing it in the hands of people makes me think it must be both fun and very efficient to use it.
Mr. Janich pointed this out and in this particular model I do like the combo of thick, comfortable-for-the-finger blade stock and apparently very high and deep, slicey hollow grind: The "funky" shape of the spine for me actually lends itself to almost predominantly use the knife with a finger put on the spine in various places.

I think if I had this knife, I would not carry it a whole lot (partly just because it is both too small and too heavy for being a general EDC knife for me), but certainly use it a lot at home for various tasks. And I´d enjoy that for sure.
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby RustyIron » Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:34 am

The Stovepipe is on the pricier side.
The Stovepipe wouldn't be the MOST useful knife.
But the cool factor could overcome any negatives.

However, it's right-hand only.
That's a BIG negative.
Fuggetaboutit.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby kobold » Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:44 am

Nice. I am glad to see quality collaborations even when it takes away production time from models I would be more interested in. This is not my cup of tea because I don't care about art even when it is functional. I like a functional tool however :cowboy
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby nerdlock » Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:45 am

RustyIron wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:34 am
The Stovepipe is on the pricier side.
The Stovepipe wouldn't be the MOST useful knife.
But the cool factor could overcome any negatives.

However, it's right-hand only.
That's a BIG negative.
Fuggetaboutit.

I can only dream of the day when Spyderco finally makes left-handed framelocks, like what Chris Reeve has been doing, and only recently, Hinderer. It's a nice dream, but just a dream nonetheless.
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Mushroom » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:13 am

Good video, I enjoyed hearing Mikes perspective on the knife. I was glad to hear him speak on the artistic value of the knife. That is something that seems totally lost on today’s market but is something I have always appreciated about knives, especially Spyderco knives. I’ve studied art and design for many years and it’s actually one of the driving forces behind why I enjoy collecting Spyderco knives.

This knife will 110% make its way into my collection at some point. It’s going to be like a giant McBee and I already know I’m going to love it.
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Ranger000 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:51 am

nerdlock wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:45 am
RustyIron wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:34 am
The Stovepipe is on the pricier side.
The Stovepipe wouldn't be the MOST useful knife.
But the cool factor could overcome any negatives.

However, it's right-hand only.
That's a BIG negative.
Fuggetaboutit.

I can only dream of the day when Spyderco finally makes left-handed framelocks, like what Chris Reeve has been doing, and only recently, Hinderer. It's a nice dream, but just a dream nonetheless.
[b]Left handed males make up ONLY 6% of the population.

And that is why Spyderco doesn't make that a manufacturing priority.

[/b]


And the % of those males that carry knives is minuscule.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby cjk » Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:20 am

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:32 am
They did interrupt Michael a bit much just for my taste, but otherwise interesting to watch!

....
and MJ handles all of that as politely and as cool as can be. He seems like a super cool guy. He also does an excellent job as the Spyderco Youtube channel narrator.

While I don't think this model is for me, I have to admit that I did find it much more interesting after hearing Mr Janich discuss the background and demonstrate this and that.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby ABX2011 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:28 am

I always appreciate listening to Mike; he's well spoken. I think the knife will be popular even though it's not appealing to me.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Snacktime » Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:29 am

Janich definitely sold the knife, art knife with ergonomics!
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Cl1ff » Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:43 am

Mushroom wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:13 am
Good video, I enjoyed hearing Mikes perspective on the knife. I was glad to hear him speak on the artistic value of the knife. That is something that seems totally lost on today’s market but is something I have always appreciated about knives, especially Spyderco knives. I’ve studied art and design for many years and it’s actually one of the driving forces behind why I enjoy collecting Spyderco knives.

This knife will 110% make its way into my collection at some point. It’s going to be like a giant McBee and I already know I’m going to love it.
Art and Design is what initially drew me to weapons and tools, and then ultimately knives. Even before I became fascinated by cutting performance.

It’s the same as my other passions like biology, paleontology, sports, and so on (which are all predated and influenced by an interest in art). It starts out as an admiration for a “cool looking” something that snowballs into a deeper appreciation and expression.

The Stovepipe can be considered an example of that, I think.
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby archangel » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:05 am

It is odd at first glace, but beautiful if you look at the details, and the whole thing for longer. All that can afford one should go for it.

If I had the money, I'd be all over it. Would fit perfectly next to my K2 and Slysz Bowie.

I enjoyed the interview, Michael is very good at this.
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby legOFwhat? » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:25 am

Doesn't sound safe being on there.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Manixguy@1994 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:39 am

nerdlock wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:45 am
RustyIron wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:34 am
The Stovepipe is on the pricier side.
The Stovepipe wouldn't be the MOST useful knife.
But the cool factor could overcome any negatives.

However, it's right-hand only.
That's a BIG negative.
Fuggetaboutit.

I can only dream of the day when Spyderco finally makes left-handed framelocks, like what Chris Reeve has been doing, and only recently, Hinderer. It's a nice dream, but just a dream nonetheless.
I agree ! Last dedicated lefty was the PM2 , before that the Military, and before that the Police CF . Lefty’s Unite ! MG2
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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Senfkarte » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:08 am

nerdlock wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:45 am
RustyIron wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:34 am
The Stovepipe is on the pricier side.
The Stovepipe wouldn't be the MOST useful knife.
But the cool factor could overcome any negatives.

However, it's right-hand only.
That's a BIG negative.
Fuggetaboutit.

I can only dream of the day when Spyderco finally makes left-handed framelocks, like what Chris Reeve has been doing, and only recently, Hinderer. It's a nice dream, but just a dream nonetheless.
I always feel like R.I.L s, in the right hand configuration, are more suited for left handed persons. When one grips the knife very hard, a right handed person would push the lock bar into a more locked position. For a left handed person, the solid scale is the one, that receives all the pressure. Or it may just be me and the way I grip my knives.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby dan31 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:02 pm

MJ did a great job explaining the piece.

The other two, not so much. Room to improve on interviewing. Sometimes less is more.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby RustyIron » Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:51 pm

nerdlock wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:45 am

I can only dream of the day when Spyderco finally makes left-handed framelocks, like what Chris Reeve has been doing, and only recently, Hinderer. It's a nice dream, but just a dream nonetheless.

Yeah, if Left Handers were any other special interest group, we'd make Tik-Toks, do that cancel-culture thing, and stomp around in the middle of the street. But it's hard to get bent out of shape over fewer LH models.

Many Spyderco's are always sold out, which tells us that production is near capacity. Retooling for a LH model takes time and money, so it's no surprise that we're overlooked. It's not that big a deal. I prefer CBBL and backlocks over liner locks, frame locks, and even compression locks.

So really, I don't need a Stovepipe, but I feel left out and have nothing else to complain about. All my other knives are pretty good. Lotsa styles in lotsa materials... life is good.

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Re: Michael Janich on the Stovepipe

Postby Bloke » Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:39 pm

I was very pleased and happy that the lady interviewing Mr Janich didn’t experience any “hot spots” by just holding the knife for a few seconds. :eye-roll
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