Got the Chokwe and Resilience in the mail today!

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Got the Chokwe and Resilience in the mail today!

Postby wsdavies » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:12 pm

Impressions:

Resilience - What a beast! I think the fit and finish are even better than my Tenacious and Persistence. Also, this think flicks open with the slight twitch of your thumb, or if you want it drop opens with a nice downward flick of the wrist, which is fun.

Chokwe - Wow this is really a sexy knife in person. Fantastic fit and finish...razor freaking sharp. It also opens effortlessly. I love the slender pointy blade. It's not as big in person as I thought, which is a plus for me. It's actually a great EDC size. Love the titanium frame lock, it just inspires confidence.

I guess I can mark today in the calendar as a good one! :spyder:
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Postby wsdavies » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:13 pm

Sorry here's the pic :spyder:
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Postby gbelleh » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:58 pm

Very nice. The Chokwe is one of my favorites. The Resiliance looks like a monster!
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Postby hiredgun » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:09 pm

Congrats on the new knives. I too just got a Chokwe and my feelings for it are mutual. I'm not sure I want a Resilience, but I'm glad for you. That thing is truly a tank!
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Postby angusW » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:17 pm

Nice knives wsdavies. Really like the Chokwe a lot. Problem is I'll probably never get it since it's right only. I think it's the only right hand knife I dream of converting to a left some how. Maybe someday I will pick one up after all.

I was looking at the Resilience today at S&R. It was sitting below a Military in the display case. What a monster.
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Postby jzmtl » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:39 pm

Wow, Chokwe looks like a delica in comparison.

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Postby wsdavies » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:02 pm

Here's a size comp. for you...The Honeybee and the Resilience. :D

jzmtl wrote:Wow, Chokwe looks like a delica in comparison.
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Postby gunnut35 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:24 pm

Congratulations on two great knifes. The Chokwe is my favorite Spyderco.

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Postby O,just,O » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:44 am

See, I keep telling you all how good the Chokwe is. Everyone who gets one loves it.
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Postby yowzer » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:20 am

O,just,O wrote:See, I keep telling you all how good the Chokwe is. Everyone who gets one loves it.
Chokwe, Chokwe, get your Chokwe's now.
This.

I held off on getting one for a long time, even when I thought they'd probably be discontinued for 2011, and finally picked one up at the recent Amazon sale. It's now on of my top five favorite Spydercos.

Always thought it looked striking and it has a great story behind it (Look up Clovisc's review of a prototype for details; basically he encountered the original knife during a Peace Corp tour in Africa, gave one to Sal, and magic happened), but I didn't realize how good a user it would be until I held it.
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Postby wsdavies » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:41 am

On a side note, the knife with its slender skinny blade is a fantastic letter opener..not that I bought it for that sort of duty.
yowzer wrote:This.

I held off on getting one for a long time, even when I thought they'd probably be discontinued for 2011, and finally picked one up at the recent Amazon sale. It's now on of my top five favorite Spydercos.

Always thought it looked striking and it has a great story behind it (Look up Clovisc's review of a prototype for details; basically he encountered the original knife during a Peace Corp tour in Africa, gave one to Sal, and magic happened), but I didn't realize how good a user it would be until I held it.
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Postby ToneGrail » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:03 pm

wsdavies wrote:Impressions:

Resilience - What a beast! I think the fit and finish are even better than my Tenacious and Persistence. Also, this think flicks open with the slight twitch of your thumb, or if you want it drop opens with a nice downward flick of the wrist, which is fun.
I just got the Resilience a couple of days ago and I agree. This thing flicks open even more effortlessly than the Tenacious. It must be a combination of the heavier blade and less pivot resistance.

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Postby Visual Articulation » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:12 pm

Nice i hope to snag those soon as well and your nice pics make me want more ...more!!! SPYDIES !!!

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Postby HotSoup » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:20 pm

I want a Chokwe sooooooooo badly! :D

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Postby O,just,O » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:39 pm

Well ? doooooooooooooooooooo it. Do it NOW :D
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Postby jzmtl » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:27 pm

wsdavies wrote:Here's a size comp. for you...The Honeybee and the Resilience. :D
Haha, thanks. I really should get my hands on a resilience someday.

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Postby 00max00 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:17 pm

HotSoup wrote:I want a Chokwe sooooooooo badly! :D
Just get one, it is being sold every where.

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Postby wsdavies » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:25 pm

So much knife for the money. The thing is sweet. I like a good sized folder so I guess it just fits me. I have relatively large hands and the knife's ergos fit em just right!
jzmtl wrote:Haha, thanks. I really should get my hands on a resilience someday.
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Postby JediKnight86 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:45 pm

Between the 4 sizes this knife now comes in I don't know which to get.

I really want to see Resilience vs Military test.
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Postby wsdavies » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:49 pm

Start with the Tenacious....but don't worry because of the price to value ratio you'll own them all. Plus some of the $ from these knives goes into the Colorado tax coffers so you're helping with my kid's education.
JediKnight86 wrote:Between the 4 sizes this knife now comes in I don't know which to get.

I really want to see Resilience vs Military test.
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