The Ulize has landed

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Postby DJFrostbyte » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:56 pm

Evil D wrote:Well it just dawned on me why they had to go with the clip with the lanyard hole. The pivots crew is domed so that hole has to be there to allow the a crews to poke through..
LOL!! You beat me to it and totally made it clear why they did that! Thanks Evil D!
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:09 pm

Both of you make such great observations. Thanks for posting! I can't help but wonder if this is why spyderco chose the Ulize as the prize. They knew they had a winner on their hands but just needed to get them out there somehow? Clever marketing if they were right. As for me, I'm still waiting for mine!
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Postby Evil D » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:13 pm

DJFrostbyte wrote:Also the clip has a hole for a lanyard hole but there is no lanyard hole in the knife. Having no lanyard hole does not bother me, but I can't help but wonder why spyderco used this clip design with the hole cut out.
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Postby MarcusH » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:29 pm

Evil D wrote:Well it just dawned on me why they had to go with the clip with the lanyard hole. The pivots crew is domed so that hole has to be there to allow the a crews to poke through..
The same is true also for the Police G-10 and theDelica 4 Damascus.
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:20 pm

Any other calendar winners receive their prize yet?
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Postby wec12 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Got mine yesterday. Be patient, Liquid Cobra ;) .
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Postby Evil D » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:24 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:Any other calendar winners receive their prize yet?
I keep hearing the "Blame Canada" song from the South Park movie lol.

Today I switched mine to tip down carry. It's definitely easier to get to the thumb hole this and it changes it so that the shape follows the out like of your pocket better.
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Postby Per-Sev » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:46 pm

Congrats on the Calendar win and your new knife.
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:59 pm

I can add this to the growing list of reasons I wish I were an American. Wec12, patience is not one of my virtues unfortunately :(
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Postby mrphotoman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:23 pm

****, love how thin it isand the blade shape. Great looking knife

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Postby oj8 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:28 am

I am going to have to get me one of those. I like the blade shape. I want too many spydies for me to decide. :rolleyes:

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Postby Evil D » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:03 am

Well it's back to tip up. I also EDC a stainless pen that rides next to my EDC knife and couldn't stand the metal pen hitting the blade every time I put it in my pocket.
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Postby tap78 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:53 am

i'm still waiting for minę :-)
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Postby IG-88 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:21 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:I can add this to the growing list of reasons I wish I were an American. Wec12, patience is not one of my virtues unfortunately :(
Look who's complaining :) I have to wait a least another 2 weeks :p
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Postby Evil D » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:48 am

I finally got a chance to put mine to use today at work. It slices pretty dang well for not being all that thin behind the edge. I really like the ergonomics...that is ultimately what stands out about this knife to me. It just fits my hand really well. On most knives I immediately start finding areas that I might tweak the G10 a little to suit the size and shape of my hand better, but I haven't had that urge yet.
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:37 am

Glad to hear its working for you. I'll just live vicariously through your posts until mine arrives David.

IG-88 and Tap78, I feel your pain. My Ulize doesn't have to cross an ocean!
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Postby IG-88 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:13 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:My Ulize doesn't have to cross an ocean!
If it was due to the ocean it would be OK. But seen this is all send by plane. Its only a 8 hours flight across. Customs is the problem :( I got a Meerkat last week that reached me from the US in 4 days because it didn't pass customs for some reason. Belgian Customs takes up to 2 weeks to process a package. If you have taxes to pay count 2 weeks extra (which shouldn't be the case in this knife)
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Postby Mako109 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:20 pm

I received my Ulize when it was first released and it instantly nudged its way into my top ten list. Love the negative blade angle, gently curved handle, and overall ergonomics. IMHO the Ulize ranks as one of the more elegant looking designs made by Spyderco. I thought I would miss a 50/50 choil like on the Police 3, but after all this time it hasn't even been a consideration.

I carry mine comfortably tip down in my RRP OR IWB approx. 5 o'clock. On long knives such as this and the Police 3, I position the clip for tip down carry because it greatly facilitates quick middle finger flick opening (my prefered method to open) by offering my fourth finger a ledge to rest on and gain counter leverage. The Ulize was a bit tight at first, but with practice and technique (follow thru strongly with the the middle finger), i can make the blade fly open.

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Postby MarcusH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:51 pm

Just received the Ulize today.
Very nice piece, thanx a lot to Spyderco!
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:49 pm

MarcusH wrote:Just received the Ulize today.
Very nice piece, thanx a lot to Spyderco!
Congrats man. I'm still waiting. You're in Germany??? Now I'm getting worried, I wonder what the hold up could be?
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