Vesuvious

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Vesuvious

Postby JBE » Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:00 am

I had the opportunity to handle one of these at a local dealer the other day and fell in luv with this knife. Haven't seen many threads posted about it so was looking for some honest opinions on it. Thanks.

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Postby patogordo » Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:54 am

is the next spyderco forum knife!!!

I want all of them

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Postby Blades » Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:06 pm

Medic2110,
Your right, the Vesuvius is a great knife. It's size is between the Delica and Endura. It has the Compression lock, dual steel liners, tip up/tip down, ATS-34 blade steel, open back for easy cleaning, plain edge or 50/50 and your choice of in-lay on the handle. The thumb rest behind the opening hole is grooved for traction. You can adjust the pivot for opening ease. Also the price is right. Just an overall nice knife. I've been carrying mine for awhile now(Picked it up in a trade). I enjoy it alot. It also serves as my "pajama" knife. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Spyderco makes so many great knives that some get lost in the shuffle. I hope there is alot of people carrying this knife or maybe recommending it to friends. Alot of non-knife people don't want to spend $120.00 for a knife, but for around $60.00 or so you can get a <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Vesuvius. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


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Postby 32055 » Thu Feb 21, 2002 4:29 pm

I got one of these that is numbered with bug inlay but it sits in my case and looks pretty. Seems like a cool design and one of these days I intend to get another to use. Can't wait to get the forum version as well.

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Postby Sword and Shield » Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:05 pm

<blinks hard, repeatedly> Did I really see that a Vesuvius is only $60?? How much will the Forum version run, when it graces these hallowed halls?

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

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Postby JBE » Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:59 pm

My local dealer has one with a 50/50 blade I believe it was and the silver <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> on the handle. Price was about $65. That sound right? Think I'm gonna get this one to compliment my Endura for EDC.

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Postby Alan2112 » Fri Feb 22, 2002 4:21 am

I have the Blue shell inlay model with PE. It's my current EDC, when not at work, and is now my favorite all time tac folder. For me it's perfection in a locking folder! RKBA!

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Postby Blades » Sun Feb 24, 2002 12:20 pm

Medic2110,
$65.00 sounds about right. Great knife. Get it!!
<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Sometimes if ya shop around on the internet, you'll find one cheaper, but figure in shipping, yadda, yadda, yadda. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


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Edited by - Blades on 2/24/2002 11:24:07 AM

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Postby JBE » Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:13 pm

My wife just presented me with a PE Military for our second anniversary (what a gift!)..So I guess the Vesuvious will just have ta wait a tad longer...*sigh*

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Postby jabajet » Thu Mar 07, 2002 8:55 pm

Is the Forum Vesuvious available? Where/When?More info???

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Postby kraziekurtis » Thu Mar 07, 2002 8:58 pm

Forum Vesuvius isn't available yet.

Last I saw was a post from Sal or Carlos saying the handles were just in and it would be 6 months.

I could be wrong about the 6 months part though.

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Postby SpyderNut » Thu Mar 07, 2002 10:32 pm

You're right, K/K. I heard 6 months too.
(Bummer, eh?<img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>) Oh well. There are plenty other models that I have my eye on.....<img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby jabajet » Fri Mar 08, 2002 4:46 pm

What are the specs for the forum version?

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Postby kraziekurtis » Fri Mar 08, 2002 4:57 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=1 face=arial>quote:<hr height=1 noshade>You're right, K/K. I heard 6 months too.
(Bummer, eh?) <hr height=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2>

Don't be sad! It leaves time for anticipation to grow <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I think I <b>might </b> get two..one to auction off on Ebay once they become rare <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Red Tornado » Sat Mar 09, 2002 10:58 am

My favorite new Spyderco, don't care for the ats-34, but the rest of the knife makes up for that, I hope this knife sticks around a while because its going to be a seller for them.

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Postby AllenETreat » Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:53 am

To : Medic2110 & ALL

One of my favorite Spydies ( outside my
"Cricket" ) is the "Vesuvius"; I got mine
with the abalone inlay. Problem was the "tip
up" carry didn't set to well with the
"compression lock" design ; The blade had a
tendency to work out of the handle if one
moved about rigorously. Sent it to Mike at
S.F.O. and had the clip re-positioned to "tip
down". Problem solved. Otherwise, a new
revolution in locking mechanisms.

All Hail <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>!
Switchblades BAD, <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>'s GOOD !

ATE ( alias A.E.T. )

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Postby knifenerd » Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:43 pm

I picked one up at this past weekend's ECCKS in NY. This is a very sweet knife. Spyderco should be congratulated on this one.

It handles beautifully and is very well-constructed. I'm delighted and am already in the hunt for another one.

Dick AKTI #A001365

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Postby Arachnid » Wed Mar 13, 2002 5:54 pm

I own a 50/50 <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> ed out version, and I absolutely love it!!! Opens smoother than silk, black ice, melting butter on a hot summer night! Nuts! I'm drooling on the keyboard.<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Beautiful knife in any case.

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