Amsterdam Meet 2012 Report

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Amsterdam Meet 2012 Report

Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:33 pm

Each meet seems to be even better than the last one and this one was the best yet IMO. I loved to see all those spydieknuts, there’s a great atmosphere at these gatherings. Also, I loved seeing and handling all those prototypes (and concept models I can’t show you)! I did my best to get as much pics as possible from each model. So without further ado, here’s the Gayle Bradley designed Air.

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Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:36 pm

It’s a nifty little pocket knife. It is clipless and handles as light as pocket lint. This knife has a good edge to handle ratio with a CPM-M4 blade. The silver twill handle is very stylish. I peeked inside the handle to see generously skeletonized handles. I did notice a second little cutout in the liner close to the pivot. Did anyone catch what the purpose was for this cutout? The wharncliffe blade is thin and ends in a needle-like tip. In a way, a surprisingly elegant little folder for a designer who’s known for the big cutting completion knives.

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Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:36 pm

I’ll post more tomorrow….
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Postby spyder moist » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:36 pm

my favourite time of year is here lovley knife to start off with.
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Postby jvarn81 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:41 pm

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Here we go!!!!!!!!

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Postby Rwb1500 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:44 pm

Wow! I like that sooooo much more than I thought I would.

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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:49 pm

As always, very nice pictures Mr. Blonde! A word of caution: I still hold you (and your wonderful pictures) responsible for the purchase of my Squeak. I probably should refrain from looking at the pictures you posted of the Air. Uh oh. Too late. I think I'm beginning to get that old itch again... :p
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Postby dj moonbat » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:54 pm

I was JUST starting to talk myself out of an Air. That process has been derailed.
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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:05 pm

Is there a hidden stop pin!

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Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:44 pm

It's the most... wonderful time... of the year! Thank you very much ahead of time, Wouter! I always love your pics - even of knives I already have. :D

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby Blerv » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:49 pm

Thank you for the great report and pics Wouter! It always feels like we are there sharing in the camaraderie :)

Cheers!
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Postby gbelleh » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:53 pm

Great pictures and info. Can't wait to see more!
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:11 pm

Oh yes....must have for sure!
On the hunt for...

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:15 pm

Thanks for posting Wouter, I'm looking forward to what you'll be showing us over the next few days. :)
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Postby jabba359 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:31 pm

This is probably my favorite thread every year! Thanks Mr. Blonde for the work you do to share the pictures and Amsterdam meet experience!
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Postby HighDesertSpyder » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:22 pm

dj moonbat wrote:I was JUST starting to talk myself out of an Air. That process has been derailed.
Ha ha ha... feeble attempts at resistance. You have been overcome like the rest of us!!!

A trainwreck for your wallet coming soon
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Postby edge-e » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:49 pm

Nice pics...Can't wait to see another image of the southfork.....

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Postby OldSarSwmr » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:54 pm

It's already been said but Thank You Mr. Blonde for putting so much time and effort in this. I feel like a kid at Christmas every time I see a new post in it. :D

Thanks for making me feel like I was there.

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Postby APS » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks! I hope to see an FRN Native 5 in there.

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Postby Donut » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks Wouter, it looks nice. I don't know what the cutout is for.
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