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Larger Kiwi

Postby sal » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:09 pm

As a result of requests from afi's, we have a design for a larger Kiwi. Just under 3" in blade length. Mid-Lock-back like the original. Will be higher line like the original and made in Seki by the Kiwi maker. Have somed Q's.

1. Blade spine as a smooth warnie (a-la-Deacon) or notched like the original?
2. Bolsters or full scales?
3. Hollow or flat grind?

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:13 pm

That is great! I love the Kiwi!

1. Notched for sure! A lot of what I love about the Kiwi is the blade shape. It is unique and makes it stand out amidst other knives.

2. I love the CF Kiwi, so inlay like that would be my preference.

3. Honestly not picky on the grind.

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Postby Piet.S » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:21 pm

Guess I'm going against the grain, but,
Notched, bolstered and a hollow grind, please.

Will the ergo's remain as good as on the old one when just upscaling this design?
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:21 pm

Sal, my first choice would be a blade with a smoothly arced spine and full flat grind mated with a bolster and scales handle.

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Postby DMgangl » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:29 pm

Keep the notch, IMO it wouldn't be a Kiwi if it didn't have a notch.

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Hollow grind, but i could go either way with the grind.

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Postby jezabel » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:34 pm

I don't have an original Kiwi to compare here, so to be safe just give Deacon everything he wants!

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Postby dj moonbat » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:34 pm

What Deacon said.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:38 pm

DMgangl wrote:Keep the notch, IMO it wouldn't be a Kiwi if it didn't have a notch.

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Postby gull wing » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:41 pm

Larger Kiwi, super. ;)

1. Smooth a la deacon.
2. Full scales, but if you must have bolsters, FRONT BOLSTERS only.(less weight)
3. Flat grind.
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Postby buckthorn » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:53 pm

Full flat grind please. Thanks for asking for input!

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Postby razorback1595 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:01 pm

1. a-la-Deacon
2. full scales
3. full flat

would be perfect for me :D
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:02 pm

Why so much Wharnie love? There are already Spyderco wharnies...why change the design of the Kiwi blade, which is pretty unique and interesting....
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Postby Evil D » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:19 pm

I like the notch...it's part of the Kiwi character. I also love the bolsters...since this is more of a gents knife it adds to the niceness of it. Full flat grind would be my first pic.
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Postby Chris_H » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:21 pm

jezabel wrote:I don't have an original Kiwi to compare here, so to be safe just give Deacon everything he wants!

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Postby cmassicotte » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:28 pm

Dang it! made me come out from behind my peep hole. ;)

I have always liked the kiwi, and I have long thought that Paul's interpretation of it to be most elegant. I think that is especially true when considering a larger implementation, as this is.

so....

Full Flat, curved spine, no hump
bolsters - or at least a front bolster

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Postby Jezter46 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:59 pm

+1 The Deacon. Sounds fantastic, and I look forward to holding one!

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Postby Fred Sanford » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:08 pm

sal wrote:Thanks for asking!

1. Blade spine as a smooth warnie (a-la-Deacon) or notched like the original?
2. Bolsters or full scales?
3. Hollow or flat grind?

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1. Keep the notch. It's not a Kiwi without the notch.
2. Bolsters. Always.
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Postby araneae » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:14 pm

sal wrote:As a result of requests from afi's, we have a design for a larger Kiwi. Just under 3" in blade length. Mid-Lock-back like the original. Will be higher line like the original and made in Seki by the Kiwi maker. Have somed Q's.

1. Blade spine as a smooth warnie (a-la-Deacon) or notched like the original? I like the distinctive look of the original myself
2. Bolsters or full scales? Bolsters
3. Hollow or flat grind? Flat or very high hollow

sal
Sounds good Sal. I might be in the minority, but I would still like to see a clip on a Kiwi. Was hoping one might turn up for the slipit version. We can always dream. :)
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Postby araneae » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:18 pm

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:Why so much Wharnie love? There are already Spyderco wharnies...why change the design of the Kiwi blade, which is pretty unique and interesting....
It's already a Wharny, just a unique one with a hump.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:19 pm

araneae wrote:It's already a Wharny, just a unique one with a hump.
Ok well that is true...just looks more interesting and unique with the hump. Charges the whole look/feel of the knife for the better I think.
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