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"Shabaria"!!!

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"Shabaria"!!!

Postby AllenETreat » Wed Apr 10, 2002 12:00 am

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Finally ! After 3yrs wait ! <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>I open the magic <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> box, and there it is ! Words

cannot describe my feeling of elation. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Many thanx to GlassHartt for her vigilance!

( and many more orders <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>) I had 2nd thoughts on carrying this baby. The "law" in

the "Sunshine State" permits only "common"

pocket knives ; the "Shabaria", I say is

rather "uncommon" in design, workmanship, and

things generally reserved for things <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>.



"...and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one..." Luke 22:36 <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>



ATE ( disguised as a responsible adult ) <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sam the man.. » Wed Apr 10, 2002 8:28 pm

Hey Congrats dude! The Shabaria is definitely a Spyderco masterpiece! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Sam

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Postby SpyderNut » Wed Apr 10, 2002 8:51 pm

Good on ya', ATE! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Although I once thought that the Shabaria was an "ugly" knife, I will admit that it looks quite useful.

Have fun with your new toy!

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Postby Blades » Wed Apr 10, 2002 9:03 pm

But wouldn't it be common for a Spyderco collector to carry the Shabaria?? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


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Postby Dav » Wed Apr 10, 2002 9:46 pm

Congratulations.

Welcome to the fold. <bow>

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Postby toothed » Fri Apr 12, 2002 1:33 pm

ATE, did you get the new version or the original? (Solid spacer=original; post spacers=new) Just wondering.

Yes, an appreciation for the Shabaria is something that is acquired and does not usually happen as "love-at-first-sight." It's a favorite of mine.

A word of caution: Although it has not happened to me, some people have had the clip break off near the cutout (I'm not sure if the purpose of the cutout was to allow the user to adjust the pivot screw). My theory is that the slightly rounded cutout may have weakened the clip at that point and those persons clipped the knife onto extra thick pockets. I don't know if this is something unique only to the original model but I thought that I should give you a "heads up" just in case.

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Postby dialex » Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:24 pm

Ah, Shabaria, wonderful piece of art. Bet it feels like a natural extension of your hand. Enjoy it, I am happy for you!

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Postby Al » Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:28 pm

A Shabaria! you lucky... ~ Well enjoy the 'Toy', ATE <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby knifepunk » Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:49 pm

Im jelaous :-(

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Postby java » Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:33 pm

ATE:

What a coincidence!! I just took delivery on my Shabaria yesterday. Again, the knife never impressed me in pictures but the price was a bargain and I see now the error of my ways.

The half serrated blade is just wicked sharp cool. It has a sinuous appearance bordering on a fantasy design. A few spiked doo-dads and swirlys here and there and Gil Hibben would think it was his own creation. The dual liners help stiffen the handle and house the most solid liner-lock I’ve encountered on any <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>co. It locks crisply yet is easily disengaged when folding the blade. There is no trace of binding or stiff action after an overly hard snap open. Still feels unusual in the hand but I remember a Forum post from many moons past that claimed the design allowed for easily gripping it back closer to the butt end and giving you additional reach as a defensive weapon. Seems to work quite well... A Shabaria is a traditional bedouin design fixed blade knife that was used by the nomads of the Jordan River Valley in 300 A.D. Who can argue with that history??

With the <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>card already to his credit I’m hoping Mr Bradichansky left some future designs somewhere before he passed on.

Sorry I filled up the post so much but I just can’t say enough about this blade. Enjoy the Shabaria!!! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>co u akbar!!!


Stay safe! Stay sharp!


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