Shabaria Versions (WARNING: May contain EYE CANDY)

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Shabaria Versions (WARNING: May contain EYE CANDY)

Postby Ookami » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:02 am

so here you are as promised, my numbered shabaria and its evil twin which is EDCed at the moment:
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Postby Slvgx » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:15 am

Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing!
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Postby Cold Fusion » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:23 am

I'll trade a kidney for one of those things.

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Postby JD Spydo » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:35 am

Thanks Ookami. I have never seen anyone put up the 2 different variations. I have 2 of the ones which you can take apart with a jeweler's phillips screwdriver. I have heard that the riveted ones can be worked on though.
I have put the Shabaria higher on my top 10 list of favorite Spyders. It used to be 10 I have moved it up to 6. That blade is a classic in the TRUEST sense. IF I had 8 of them in my collection it wouldn't be too many.
If anyone knows which was the first folder to be graced with VG-10 blade steel I wish someone would tell me. I have heard from one guy that it was the big C-54 Calypso. I heard on Bladeforums that it was the Massad Ayoob. I heard from another Forum brother that it was this knife the Shabaria. IF anyone knows which it was I would like to know.
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Postby Ookami » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:41 am

yeah, i have to say I like 'em both, although, the numbered one has a slightly warped blade, which is hardly visible in nature and invisible in the pictures. now that I have both I EDC the unnumbered one.

Ookami

ps: @cold fusion, sorry but I really don't need a kidney. I already have two and they are in my regular EDC ;) btw, that's just gross :eek:
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Postby spydutch » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:17 am

Nice knives Ookami :cool:
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Postby Blades » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:41 am

Ookami,
Nice pictures of a nice knife. I think I am going to carry my Shabaria today. I have a user, and one that stays in the box. Both riveted. I never did pick up the "new" version with the open back and screws. Is it alot lighter then the closed back?? My carry Shabaria has had the clip fliipped for tip up carry. Thanks for the pics.

JD Spydo wrote: If anyone knows which was the first folder to be graced with VG-10 blade steel I wish someone would tell me. I have heard from one guy that it was the big C-54 Calypso.
I think it was the Calypso that had VG-10 first. SOmeone else will know for sure. :)



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Postby Ookami » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:11 pm

the riveted one is a bit heavier, but not by much. BUT, for ease of carry and cleanability I like the open-frame one better for EDC and what's more it isn't numbered.

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Thanks ookami.

Postby SSB » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:55 pm

Very nice pics & thanks for showing the differances.
The one i have is of the solid back ,rivetted,VG-10,part serrated ,numbered variety.
I assume that the rivetted version was the first variant?
Is this correct?
Thanks for the info.
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Postby Woody » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:01 pm

Oh Great....!!! That's it... I have to have one now.... Thanks a ton Ookami my wife will thank you.... :mad: LOL... Thanks for the shots....... :cool:

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Postby dialex » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:40 am

Hi Ookami, thanks for the pics and comments. When I first saw the Shabaria, I said this is knife art. Later on, when I got mine, and had the opportunity to take a closer look, I've seen there's place for improvement. Don't get me wrong, the knife is great (my wife carries it with great pleasure), and I'd like an updated version anytime.
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Postby smcfalls13 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:28 pm

dialex wrote:and I'd like an updated version anytime.
As would I. It's a great knife. But I think a comp lock version would be better suited to it.

Great pictures though, making me regret selling mine. :(
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Postby Senate » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:37 pm

closed back shabaria... didn't know that! :)
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Postby VultureParade » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:05 pm

As would I. It's a great knife. But I think a comp lock version would be better suited to it


I've been pushing for a comp lock Shabaria sprint run for some time now.

Maybe with maroon micarta

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Postby skcusloa » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:23 pm

I seem to recall something happening to the designer. What happened to him/her?

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Postby Axlis » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:12 pm

Those are wicked looking knives! Would it be possible to see an "in-hand" pic of one of those? The handle doesn't look comfortable to me, but I know looks can be decieving. Thanks for sharing with us!

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Postby smcfalls13 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:21 pm

skcusloa wrote:I seem to recall something happening to the designer. What happened to him/her?
Eduard Bradichansky was killed during a terrorist attack in Israel, I believe. I could be mistaken, given my pitiful memory. Those who have more details, please feel free to correct me. Any change to the design is not likely to happen, out of respect for the design who is no longer with us.
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Postby smcfalls13 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:22 pm

Axlis wrote:Those are wicked looking knives! Would it be possible to see an "in-hand" pic of one of those? The handle doesn't look comfortable to me, but I know looks can be decieving. Thanks for sharing with us!
Depending on the size of your hand, the Shabaria can be VERY comfortable. If your hand is too large though, it may not be as comfortable.
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Postby DAYWALKER » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:52 pm

Axlis wrote:Those are wicked looking knives! Would it be possible to see an "in-hand" pic of one of those? The handle doesn't look comfortable to me, but I know looks can be decieving. Thanks for sharing with us!
Aloha Axlis,

Here ya go, as i was curious also on the handle ergos:

http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... baria+hand

NICE pics Ookami...ahhhhh, nothing like more "salt on a wound"! :p

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Postby Manifest » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:13 pm

Sorry to dig this thread up, but I think I have a chance to buy a Shabaria for $160. The dealer says that the knife is a back lock though, so I'm wondering were there any Shabarias made with a back lock or were they all liner locks?

Also, is the price good?

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