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New JD Smith

Postby tr4022 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:40 am

The mailman just delivered my new JD Smith.

Stabby, sharp, carries incredibly well in pocket despite substantial feel in hand, unobtrusive pocket clip, no boye dent in back lock for all you haters out there.

A little stiff to deploy, but we'll work that out.

Niiiiice.

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Postby gbelleh » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:57 am

Nice knife! I like the thin, pointy blade. I also really like the finish on the pocket clip. I wonder why more clips don't have that nice matte finish?
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Postby tr4022 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:02 am

Uh-oh, already drew blood. Like I said, stabby.

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Postby Mako109 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Congrats on your new JDSmith. It's another one of those models where its utility is overlooked until you actually have it in hand and put it to use. It's a great companion to a wide leaf blade knife, and together made a nice set for food prep among other things.

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Postby tr4022 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:32 pm

Mako109 wrote:Congrats on your new JDSmith. It's another one of those models where its utility is overlooked until you actually have it in hand and put it to use. It's a great companion to a wide leaf blade knife, and together made a nice set for food prep among other things.
Yeah, you know, I just got this in the mail, but I can't believer people don't talk about this model more. I think I'm more pleased with this than any other Spydie I've purchased.


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Postby 1623 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:24 pm

No doubt she's a beauty that one, in both form and function.

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Postby Wildernest Survivor » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:45 pm

I just received a J.D. Smith this week also, and I love the blade shape and how the handle fits in your hand. I have to agree with gbelleh - I wish the matte finish pocket clip was available on more knives. I think that it would work well on a Para2 or a Manix2.
One other thing, related to the previous post about BNIB Spydercos, my box came sealed with tape-like tabs. This is the first Spyderco that I have ever bought that came sealed in the box. Is this common to this knife? I bough this online from Cabela's - is this something they do with all knives, not just Spydercos? What do you guys think? :confused:
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Postby gac » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:44 am

The Smith is my favorite knife. I still worry about screwing up that fantastic tip when I sharpen it.

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Postby tr4022 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:37 pm

Wildernest Survivor wrote:I just received a J.D. Smith this week also, and I love the blade shape and how the handle fits in your hand. I have to agree with gbelleh - I wish the matte finish pocket clip was available on more knives. I think that it would work well on a Para2 or a Manix2.
One other thing, related to the previous post about BNIB Spydercos, my box came sealed with tape-like tabs. This is the first Spyderco that I have ever bought that came sealed in the box. Is this common to this knife? I bough this online from Cabela's - is this something they do with all knives, not just Spydercos? What do you guys think? :confused:
I got mine from Cabela's, too, and noticed the same thing. I was wondering what the deal was, too.

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Postby EarthDog » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:16 pm

I have one of the early models. I have always considered the JD to be a very elegant knife. It feels right at home in a suit, on those rare occasions when I have to wear one.
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Postby 1623 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:23 pm

Wildernest Survivor wrote:One other thing, related to the previous post about BNIB Spydercos, my box came sealed with tape-like tabs. This is the first Spyderco that I have ever bought that came sealed in the box. Is this common to this knife? I bough this online from Cabela's - is this something they do with all knives, not just Spydercos? What do you guys think? :confused:
tr4022 wrote:I got mine from Cabela's, too, and noticed the same thing. I was wondering what the deal was, too.

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Mine was sealed that way as well and I'm pretty sure that it's Cabela's doing, not Spydercos.

I can't say whether or not they do that with all knives since the JD Smith is the only item I've ever purchased from them, but my guess would be that they do this to keep knives from sliding out of boxes when they're handled in the warehouse.
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JD Smith: Top 10 Spyder of all time

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:00 am

I had my first JD Smith back in the ATS-34 era. The JD Smith model has been on my top 10 Spyder list for many years now. It's as though they took the Buck model 110 and made it much, much better.

It's a splendid design that you can do just about any cutting chore with. The older Spyderedged version is getting really tough to find and I wish I hadn't traded mine away. It was just about as good as the Spyderedged Military model.
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