favorite Schempp design?

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Postby VashHash » Fri May 03, 2013 8:18 am

http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... light=Kris
here's a little thread to show what i mean

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Postby wespainter » Sat May 04, 2013 8:22 am

The Tuff for sure. It is super strong for a folder and would be like having a razor-sharp crow bar in a fight. Excellent egros too.

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Postby Raylas » Wed May 08, 2013 5:17 pm

Navaja, love it.
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Postby OldSarSwmr » Wed May 08, 2013 5:38 pm

My favorite is the Kris. Mr. Schempp is my favorite knifemaker, I just like his interpretation and design in the Ethnic series. The original Persian, Barong and Navaja are right up there too.
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Postby Kev83 » Wed May 08, 2013 5:47 pm

For me it's the tuff! Info not own one but have held and tooled around a little with a lot of his designs. I held a tuff the other day and it was just down right impressive from the ergos to the thick blade from top to bottom. Beautiful piece!

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Postby nirvanero » Wed May 08, 2013 5:55 pm

Barong because of its simplicity and killer looks... I just wish it had half an inch more edge.

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Postby Bilan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:46 am

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

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This one is also my favorite.......
Mostly i like all kind of knifes but this one is just awesome. These are looking like an decoration piece if we put these in out rooms.

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Postby BAL » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:15 am

That's a Tuff question, or maybe a Tuff answer.

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Postby stonyman » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:41 pm

Hello folks, been awhile. I think any Schempp design needs to be held and used, first. I lean more toward the S.D./tool side. I have the Kris folder. The more I hold work with it, the more I appreciate it. It is/was a hidden gem. It has this type of feeling of falling into your hand. It appears from pics only that the tuff has that same type of look. So much that I can say about the Kris, but fellow knifebro, Kaligman sums it up quite well, look up his vids about the Kris. Take care all and God Bless.

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Postby Donut » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:50 pm

I've held a few Ed Schempp designs, most do not feel right to me.

The small Persian is the only one that really feels comfortable to me. I love that knife.
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Postby AKWolf » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:22 am

Rock/Rock salt and a new version of a reground Barong with more edge .
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Postby AKWolf » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:31 am

I wonder what KaliG will think about the new Kerahawk.
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Postby einstein2001 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:33 am

My favorite would be the CF Balance :)
If I had one :rolleyes:
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Postby phillipsted » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:54 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.
I'm with you on this one, X. The red micarta makes a really gorgeous knife even more sexy.

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Postby bh49 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:03 am

Donut wrote:I've held a few Ed Schempp designs, most do not feel right to me.

The small Persian is the only one that really feels comfortable to me. I love that knife.
Did you try C83 Full size Persian. For my hand it is just perfect, small Persian is not filling hand that well.
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Postby bh49 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:05 am

phillipsted wrote:I'm with you on this one, X. The red micarta makes a really gorgeous knife even more sexy.
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I feel just opposite. The black has class.
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Postby Donut » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:13 am

bh49 wrote:Did you try C83 Full size Persian. For my hand it is just perfect, small Persian is not filling hand that well.
I did. It feels good when I'm not using the choil, but the edge is very far away from my hand. The choil, which is almost a 2 finger choil doesn't feel right when I'm using choil grip.

After handling the small persian, I thought "the small persian must have been made first and the large persian is just a larger version." I found out that is not true.
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Postby EarthDog » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:14 pm

Original Persian! And then the Red Persian.
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Postby RobC2 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:57 pm

Just closed the deal on an original black micarta full size Persian after owning an original small Persian. To me, these are at the top of the list!

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Postby Sequimite » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:43 pm

I've been thinking about this for days. I think I would have to go with the Kreined Barong that Ed was kind enough to pass on to me. A close second is the original big Persian, a prize donated by Ed which I won in a Spyderco contest. Here's the only picture I have of the Barong:
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