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Opinion on Bob Lum Chinese folder.....
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 1:00 am
Today I went down to my nearest Spyderco dealer, [40 mi.] and I looked at the Chinese folder by Bob Lum. The model he had was in PE. He had a sticker price on it for $175.00.
Yes, I know it can be had for a LOT less than that. I have seen them go for $104 or less. I was just wondering if somebody out there has one of these gems, and what they think of them. I am thinking about one of those, or the Starmate.
-Five Days 'Till Christmas!-
"Here comes Spydercos, Here comes Spydercos, right down Serrated Lane....."
Sorry. I get caught up in the spirit of the season.....
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 8:58 pm
Cla-aaay!!! Where are you???
SpyderNut here wants to hear about your love of Chinese Folders. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:59 pm
The chinese folder is one of the spydies I have been drooling over for a long time.
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 1:00 am
Here I am Kahz *waving frantically* <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Spydernut, I started a thread a while back for lovers of the Chinese Folder to stand up and be counted. You'd probably find the comments there informative. For my part, the Chinese Folder is my favourite knife, so much so that I've just bought my second, a gunmetal blue version. I really like the curves and the way the handle flows into the blade. The blade and handle shape make it extremely useful for utilitarian tasks as one would expect from a highly evolved traditional design. Add to that all the Spyderco bells and whistles like VG10 steel, eccentric pivot and offset arc ramp, and nested liner lock and you have a exceptional knife. Do you get the impression I like it <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>.
"The trouble is that you think you have time."
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 3:24 am
Ditto everything Clay said. It is a perfect knife. Its pattern was refined by centuries of use by people who had knives not as toys, but as everyday tools of survival.
When I had to sell my collection several months ago, the Lum Chinese folder was the only one I kept.
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 7:53 am
SpyderNut - The Lum Chinese is one of my favorite knives. The feel in my hand is great. As for the price!! My feeling is that if a knife dealer spends quality time with me discussing knives i will spend $$$ with them. But, paying full retail is tough. If this shop has spent time with you make a reasonable offer. If they blow you off most of the time, take care of yourself. rr
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 3:58 pm
I LOVE my Lum Chinese Folder. When I first saw one, I knew I had to get it. I just find the lines to be extremely asthetically pleasing. I had almost bought another green Lum Folder, but I was able to get my hands on one of the blue gunmetal Lum Folders. Of the EDCs I rotate through, I carry the Lum Folder the most. I don't know if I'll be carrying the blue one as much, though, mostly for collector reasons.
I would suggest ordering one through newgraham.com, if you plan on getting one (and you really should).
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 4:44 pm
OK, I guess I "need" one too. Yeesh!
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 5:32 pm
Haven't I already told you that Jeff <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
"The trouble is that you think you have time."
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 5:48 pm
Count me in as a Lum Chinese Folder convert. It's my new EDC, high marks from me.
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:09 pm
Oh, geez, not again... sheesh... my subconscious is being fickle and contradictory... now I _need_ a Chinese folder...
Why wasn't I born a millionaire??!!
<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 11:14 pm
Give me a sec, I think I'm suffering from Spydie overload!
OK, I think I'm better. I mean, stable.
Well, you guys did it again. You have gone and twisted my arm and persuaded me to get a Lum. Ahh, I must say I enjoyed it, though! :-)
Thank you all for putting in a good word about the Lum. I SO appreciate everyone's input. I have bought 4 Spyderco's since I joined the forum. I wonder why.......hehe
My pink cricket should be in soon, as well as my "Q". And then my Meerkat and my brother's Dragonfly. Yes Kurtis, its SE.
This one I can't trade though.
A Moment Of Weakness:
I must confess to you all that I did a bad thing yesterday. I was in a local knife shop at the mall and I saw this cute little neck knife by CRK&T. Since the Dragonfly for my brother hadn't come in yet, I went ahead and bought the Carson designed knife for my brother. I will say that I felt guilty when I bought it as all those Spyderco's in the case seemed to be calling my name.....
ARGH! Anyway, please forgive me. I will do better next time. I promise.
Now all I have to do is save my dimes for the Lum...........Spyderco.....Spyderco......
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:46 am
Yes Clay, you told me alright. It just has taken some time to sink in...funny, that doesn't usually occur.
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 4:17 am
Sal and co should be paying Clay a commission for every Chinese folder sold<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>.....I'm even beginning to wonder why i disliked it in the first place, especially since Clay told me that the gunmetal blue looks way better than the green one.
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2001 8:59 pm
If the gunmetal is "way better" looking then the green, then I'll be in knife heaven. I haven't seen my gunmetal one yet. I know where its at, just can't get it yet. <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> But soon, very soon. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2001 12:26 am
Where can I find a high resolution image of one, either green or "gunmetal"...particularly one in plain edge? Anybody?
Edited by - Jeff/1911 on 12/22/2001 11:29:21 PM
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:57 am
I can't find it in blue<img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
In the land of knives, Spyderco is king.
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2001 8:02 am
SpyderNut - The next time you want to wear a knife on your neck go to BladeArt.com. They have neck sheaths for most Spyderco knives. I have one for my Wenger Mouse and the Cricket. rr
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2001 1:08 pm
Now I have a new problem:
*A Green Lum
*A Blue Lum
Does any kind soul know where a blue Lum SE can be had? I have seen them a while ago, but lost track of them. I know of a place where I can pick up a green Lum for $104 or so. Thank you!
"When in doubt, buy faster."