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Postby eloreno » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:51 pm

Mick wrote:I love the knife but for the price I wish they would have included a nice leather sheath.
The sheath as is fits perfectly with the knife. After all, it's a Phil Wilson collab, and Phil Wilson knives come with kydex. If only it was tan colored.

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Postby Ankerson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:09 pm

Photo after the rope cutting stage. :)


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Postby slick228 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:30 pm

Ankerson wrote:The blade shape was changed slightly.
Can you please let us know if there is a difference in performance between the custom and the Spyderco version?

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Postby Ankerson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:14 pm

slick228 wrote:Can you please let us know if there is a difference in performance between the custom and the Spyderco version?

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My Custom isn't S90V. ;)

It's also 3+ times thinner behind the edge and in a different steel and about 4 HRC harder.

So yes there will be a difference.

Apples and oranges.

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Postby Ankerson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:36 pm

In the middle of the cardboard stage and all I will say at this point is people don't want to miss this knife. :spyder:

It's doing that well. :cool:

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Postby The Mastiff » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:41 am

I will say it takes more design and thought to create a knife with ergonomics that allow you to do that much cutting. The Steel part is a bit easier in my opinion. If you have a knife with the best steel but it grinds your hands into hamburger when using it it's less than worthless.

The real beauty is more than just numbers . That's my opinion after over 40 years of knife use. I couldn't imagine anyone complaining about Phil's design. It seems to guide the hand to the correct spot and help keep it there. That impresses me more than S90V. I have XXL hands but it fits medium size hands as well. That's what I call artistry. It looks much more of a simple design than it actually is, but it works simple. From my experience with Phil's knives anyway.


It looks like a very good production version of one of Phil's knives. I was thinking it might help satisfy demand and allow Phil more fishing time but it might just do the opposite too.

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Postby Ankerson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:35 pm

The Mastiff wrote:I will say it takes more design and thought to create a knife with ergonomics that allow you to do that much cutting. The Steel part is a bit easier in my opinion. If you have a knife with the best steel but it grinds your hands into hamburger when using it it's less than worthless.

The real beauty is more than just numbers . That's my opinion after over 40 years of knife use. I couldn't imagine anyone complaining about Phil's design. It seems to guide the hand to the correct spot and help keep it there. That impresses me more than S90V. I have XXL hands but it fits medium size hands as well. That's what I call artistry. It looks much more of a simple design than it actually is, but it works simple. From my experience with Phil's knives anyway.


It looks like a very good production version of one of Phil's knives. I was thinking it might help satisfy demand and allow Phil more fishing time but it might just do the opposite too.

Joe
Phil just went fishing again so it's working. :D

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Postby HotSoup » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:59 pm

What a beauty.

I'll never be able to afford one >_>

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:55 pm

That is a must have.
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Postby dj moonbat » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:57 pm

HotSoup wrote:What a beauty.

I'll never be able to afford one >_>
You can't afford NOT to buy one!

I don't know what that means, exactly. But it sure is a nice knife.
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Postby OldSarSwmr » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:14 pm

Ankerson, thanks for the review. I was on the fence about this knife until I read this a few days ago. Mine arrived today and man i'm impressed, you really have to handle this knife to appreciate it. Mine has only killed some marauding potatoes so far but it did so without prejudice. :D
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Postby Ankerson » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:52 pm

OldSarSwmr wrote:Ankerson, thanks for the review. I was on the fence about this knife until I read this a few days ago. Mine arrived today and man i'm impressed, you really have to handle this knife to appreciate it. Mine has only killed some marauding potatoes so far but it did so without prejudice. :D
Glad you are enjoying it. :D

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Postby MCM » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:30 pm

My pair came from KW today.
Great knife, just like the protos I have seen at the shows.
Thanks to all involved, ;)

Wanted to add, the sheath on this knife is amazing. The high carry and light weight make it one of the best / most comfortable ones I own. Super secure fit, no rattles & a nice release.
This is really a custom type set up. A+ on this knife sheath combo.
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More S90v & CF please.......

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Postby CXXX » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:27 pm

Got mine from Jim Howe today! Very impressive, awsome finish.

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Postby Ankerson » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:19 am

MCM wrote:My pair came from KW today.
Great knife, just like the protos I have seen at the shows.
Thanks to all involved, ;)

Wanted to add, the sheath on this knife is amazing. The high carry and light weight make it one of the best / most comfortable ones I own. Super secure fit, no rattles & a nice release.
This is really a custom type set up. A+ on this knife sheath combo.
They are nice aren't they. :D

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Postby eidah » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:04 am

Got mine and its beautiful.

I am a little disappointed because its thick behind the edge for what this knife is.

Why was it made too thick behind the cutting edge? is it because s90v is hard and might chip if it was ground thinner? I thought its gonna be a laser.

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Postby Ankerson » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:20 am

eidah wrote:Got mine and its beautiful.

I am a little disappointed because its thick behind the edge for what this knife is.

Why was it made too thick behind the cutting edge? is it because s90v is hard and might chip if it was ground thinner? I thought its gonna be a laser.

It's thin for a general use production knife.

Going really thin could be a problem and not because of the steel so they went on the side of caution.

The next step up in performance would be one of Phil's knives. :)

Here is the performance testing: http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... mance-Test


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