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favorite Schempp design?

Postby twinboysdad » Thu May 02, 2013 6:35 am

and why? Love them all, but the ethnic ones are my favorite

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Thu May 02, 2013 7:28 am

I like them all, but the Kris is favorite for looks and the balance is my favorite for use.
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Postby speedcut » Thu May 02, 2013 7:39 am

The Tuff because of ergonomics , steel and the complete concept and because its one big motta :) )))

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Postby bh49 » Thu May 02, 2013 7:50 am

My favorite Schempp design always was, is and most likely will be original C83 bolstered / black micarta Persian. IMHO it is one of the best looking Spydercos ever made. In addition to this the knife has fantastic ergos and great for cutting. It is going through cardboard boxes like thorough butter.
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Postby gbelleh » Thu May 02, 2013 8:59 am

The original large Persian is probably my favorite too. But the Khukuri and Barong tie for second.

I'm a huge Schempp fan. So many great designs, it's hard to pick favorites...

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Postby mikerestivo » Thu May 02, 2013 10:15 am

In order:

1. 75mm Persian w. black micarta handles
2. Navaja
3. Barong

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Postby GTPowers » Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 am

I only own the Rock but its def a favorite. It sits tucked into my side of the bed frame and I've actually used it for that purpose. We live in a ruff part of town and for some reason our yard is often used to cross from the ally to the main street. LAST NIGHT, next door called my wife to say there was an on foot case that led down our back ally. Turns out the perp ran into our yard and hid. With the Schempp tucked into my pants and outside of my shirt, the lady-on-the-run took one look at me blocking the patch to the street, ran back to the ally and into the arms of our local PD.
Glad I've never been in a real SD situation but the handle of the Rock has some serious intimidation factor. I don't kid myself in using it against someone. The Rock certainly lives up to its name for many other reasons, intimidation is just a perk.

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Postby senorsquare » Thu May 02, 2013 10:49 am

gbelleh wrote:The original large Persian is probably my favorite too. But the Khukuri and Barong tie for second.

I'm a huge Schempp fan. So many great designs, it's hard to pick favorites...

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Nice collection there. I don't have any Schempp's at the moment but the Rock is definitely on my "to get" list.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu May 02, 2013 11:39 am

I don't own one yet, but the bolstered / red micarta Persian. I have held it and as bh49 has said many times, the ergos are fantastic.
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Postby BAL » Thu May 02, 2013 11:57 am

Tuff. It is a beast of a work knife.

And it could be a self defense knife, leave the blade closed
and beat a perp about the head. He won't get up.

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Postby gbelleh » Thu May 02, 2013 11:59 am

xceptnl wrote:I don't own one yet, but the bolstered / red micarta Persian. I have held it and as bh49 has said many times, the ergos are fantastic.
Just to clarify, the red Persian has polished G-10.
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Postby xceptnl » Thu May 02, 2013 1:08 pm

gbelleh wrote:Just to clarify, the red Persian has polished G-10.
Thanks for the clarification. I was thinking of the black one and got my wires crossed.
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Postby kbuzbee » Thu May 02, 2013 1:16 pm

Balance! ;)

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Postby BDNX » Thu May 02, 2013 2:47 pm

Balance also...just something about it. One of the most unique Spydies ever IMO...
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Postby Minibear453 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:18 pm

The Persian. Great knife, and the small one seems to be perfect for my hand. Image
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Postby VashHash » Thu May 02, 2013 4:45 pm

Kris, it fits my hand better than the Persian and i love the way it performs. It's one of my EDC rotations i just wish i had a spare. Ironically i was playing with my Persian when i got online and into this thread. I really would love to see a Persian or Kris in carbon steel. Damascus would be amazing and very appropriate if you ask me.

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Postby mattman » Thu May 02, 2013 5:45 pm

VashHash wrote:Kris, it fits my hand better than the Persian and i love the way it performs. It's one of my EDC rotations i just wish i had a spare. Ironically i was playing with my Persian when i got online and into this thread. I really would love to see a Persian or Kris in carbon steel. Damascus would be amazing and very appropriate if you ask me.
A Persian, with some of Ed's Damascus, sound like a sweet sprint, for sure...

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Postby yowzer » Thu May 02, 2013 6:44 pm

The Barong, though the Khukri and Persian aren't far behind. The latter really surprised me how much I liked it when I picked one up, because I'm not normally a fan of trailing point style blades.
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Postby gbelleh » Thu May 02, 2013 7:54 pm

Here's one of my favorite pics of a few Schempp blades... :D

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Postby JudasD » Thu May 02, 2013 9:46 pm

I like almost all of the Schempp designs. They are just striking and beautiful at the same time. Some of them even look downright uncomfortable until you hold them. Then you instantly understand the genius in the design.
I would love to have a Kris and a Red Persian, but i am not fortunate enough :(

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