The OFFICIAL Pygmy Warrior discussion thread...

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The OFFICIAL Pygmy Warrior discussion thread...

Postby markg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:51 pm

OK, I thought saying "official" made it sound important... he he...

Anyway, super looking knife. What I like about it:

1.) It has the more "traditional" blade profile and "saw teeth" pattern of the earlier versions of this knife (lacking with the full sized Spyderco Warrior version). I get why Spyderco made the changes to the original, but still I like the lines of the Pygmy Warrior.

2.) Golden made... This should get the cost down. I love my Warrior, but the H1 Japanese manufacture made it pretty pricey.

3.) And could this mean... Could it? We might see a full production version of the folding Hobbit in the future? That would be amazing.

Thanks again Spyderco for reproducing this knife, and I for one (depending on price) will be getting at least 2 of the Pygmy's...

And one of the orange Dodo's too, but that is another story.

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Postby gbelleh » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:05 pm

I really dig the serrations. That was the one thing I especially wanted to see on this one. It really pays tribute to the original. This one actually looks like a non-folding, folding Hobbit.

Yes, please bring us the folding Hobbit Warrior!
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Postby graf_zero » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:45 pm

Those serrations are classic, but they rather catch than cut.
Standard spyderedge would be more practical.
We would have dual edge smal knife.

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Postby Blerv » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:51 pm

I think the best thing is the BD01, it should be pretty affordable for people like Markg said. Comparatively.
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Postby gbelleh » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:58 pm

graf_zero wrote:Those serrations are classic, but they rather catch than cut.
Standard spyderedge would be more practical.
We would have dual edge smal knife.
Isn't that what the original serrations were designed for? Trapping, rather than cutting? This knife isn't really what I would consider all that practical anyway. :D
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Postby pmbspyder » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:07 pm

Looks like a cool little fb! Loving that hump on the top near the handle. Very gunting-esque!
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Postby graf_zero » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:08 pm

gbelleh wrote:Isn't that what the original serrations were designed for? Trapping, rather than cutting? This knife isn't really what I would consider all that practical anyway. :D
That is all true.

But it still could be a bit more practical, without loosing most of tactical aspects.

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Postby Sequimite » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:40 pm

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Postby Blerv » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:21 pm

gbelleh wrote:Isn't that what the original serrations were designed for? Trapping, rather than cutting? This knife isn't really what I would consider all that practical anyway. :D
Personally I think the saw back and serrations go more for look than function. You can trap with a flat spine and do all of the same methodology with a plain-edge. They sure don't look as bad@$$ though. :p
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Postby WireEdge Roger » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:11 pm

All I know is that I want one...bad!!

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Postby markg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:41 pm

I maybe wrong, and some correct me if I am... However in the booklet that comes with the Warrior (written by Michael Janich, excellent read by the way) it is noted that Michael Echanis had a lot less to do with this knife than legend would grant. The saw teeth on the back were one contribution, if I remember correctly, they were added to give it more survival potential, at his suggestion.

Keep in mind, this was the 1970's...

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Postby gbelleh » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:14 pm

It's been a while, so I might have to re-read that excellent Warrior booklet in anticipation of the Pygmy.
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Postby SQSAR » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:28 pm

It's one of the few knives new for 2012 that I see as a "must have" for my 'collection.' The more I look at it, the more intrigued I am. Anyone know how thick the blade is? I'd like to think it has a little more heft (for its size) than the H1 Warrior. Either way though, , I'm getting one as soon as I can.

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Postby Jay_Ev » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:44 pm

I like it. Pointy pommel, deep finger grooves, and those teeth :eek:

Very nice.
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Postby Popsickle » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:24 pm

im in!!!

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Postby c.joe » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:27 pm

I'm melting on the inside. This is beautiful.

I wonder if Spyderco has any plans on releasing a satin version?

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Postby gbelleh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:20 am

Anyone know what the sheath will be like?
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Postby Left Hand Path » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:36 am

I have basically no use or need for this knife, but I really like it just the same. I feel the same way about the big Warrior. I like the use of BD01 and Golden-made on this Pygmy. I was surprised to see that the Pygmy is only a little smaller than the other one (9.25 OAL vs 10.63). This makes me want to read the Warrior booklet again.
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Postby DemskeetSkeet » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:05 pm

I like it as well, need to see the sheath before I jump in and preorder one though.

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Postby gbelleh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:29 pm

SQSAR wrote:It's one of the few knives new for 2012 that I see as a "must have" for my 'collection.' The more I look at it, the more intrigued I am. Anyone know how thick the blade is? I'd like to think it has a little more heft (for its size) than the H1 Warrior. Either way though, , I'm getting one as soon as I can.
4.5mm blade thickness according to the Op Focus catalog.
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