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Syderco Hobbit Warrior?

Postby Tonie Nichols » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:00 pm

A couple years ago there were rumors of a Round Eye Hobbit Warrior family style fixed blade by Spyderco, has anything more came of it?

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:42 pm

I Personally never heard of that one. But I don't doubt it because I'm still waiting for the Bison model to come on line.

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Postby sal » Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:17 pm

The knife is a variation of the original Warrior design that has been re-designed by Guy Rafaeli for an Israeli Military group.

We are currently working on the sheath. The knife is H1, double edged.

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Postby scout » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:56 pm

That is awesome news! any pics? :D

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Postby clovisc » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:44 pm

scout wrote:That is awesome news! any pics? :D
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A new H1 fixed blade... and double-edged?

And... "hobbit" ???????? Huh????

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Postby scout » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:49 pm

I'm here often, but this one slipped under my radar.

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Postby markg » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:51 pm

sal wrote:The knife is a variation of the original Warrior design that has been re-designed by Guy Rafaeli for an Israeli Military group.

We are currently working on the sheath. The knife is H1, double edged.

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Postby Marion David Poff » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:55 am

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Postby Mike Sastre » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:51 am

That's not the Hobbit Warrior - that is a Pocket Hobbit. How close to Bob Taylor's original is the re-design?

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Postby Mike Sastre » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:58 am

Here's a Hobbit Warrior.
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Postby Mike Sastre » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:04 am

Meant to put this one up - couldn't change in "edit"
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Postby camvdcs » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:43 am

Didn't Al Mar make this knife? :confused:

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Postby markg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:29 am

camvdcs wrote:Didn't Al Mar make this knife? :confused:
There was a version at one time, made by Al Mar... However I am not sure how many made it into production and how many are seen out there in the wild.

The design bounced around a bit. :)

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Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:07 am

Yes Al Mar did make 3 versions of the Hobbit, called the warrior or Hobbit warrior IIRC. I know of designs with a satin finished blade/black handle, black blade/black handle and a black blade/camo handle. But that version was rather heavy and clunky compared to the versions produced by REKAT. It's a classic MBC design, geared towards reverse grip applications. I guess we can add this one to the 'bombshell thread'!

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Postby buferoe » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:14 am

Hi Wouter,

Nice knife you are full of surprizes.
Didn't see that one before!!!!!

What else is in that safe? :rolleyes:

see you in two weeks in Tiel,

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Postby markg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:15 am

This will be really cool... :)

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Hmmm...

Postby Hannibal Lecter » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:04 pm

My Dear Friends,

This is one knife I am awaiting rather anxiously - it looks like it will be an evil SD blade. :cool:

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Postby Mike Sastre » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:53 pm

The Warrior is a Bob Taylor, Randy Wanner design, first done in custom knives. Al Mar produced a licensed version (Al Mar Warrior - 7" blade) that was made in Japan, but overbuilt, making it heavier than need be. Bob then had REKAT produce the Hobbit Warrior (5 " blade), which was smaller and lighter. At one point REKAT was going to make the Gaijin Warrior (same size, but with original specs), but only 16 prototypes were built. Much faster than the Al Mar version. I made sheaths for all 16 and still have 2 of them - picks of the litter. Here's a pic with all three. Gaijin is on the bottom - notice thinner guard.
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Postby Shenmue728 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:16 pm

Thats a heck of a knife. Looks extremely functional. Would this be spyderco's first double edged blade?
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Postby Fred Sanford » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:20 pm

Marion David Poff wrote:Bottom Knife

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Can you tell me what the top knife is? It looks like the knife that is in the logo for Bladeforums.com.

How about any info on it?

Thanks! :)

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