Spyderco Knife Design I Made. It's Called "The Dutchie"

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Spyderco Knife Design I Made. It's Called "The Dutchie"

Postby Hitman4Hire » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:33 pm

Hi guys,

I've been a big fan of Spyderco knives for a long time. It all started with me buying a classic Endura 4 and a Delica soon afterwards. Since then I've been to a Spyderco Meets in Amsterdam which was awesome.

But now I've tried to design my own Spyderco knife. It incorporates a more sizable hand guard then you would find on most spyderco knives and I tried to emulate a little of the grip of a RAT-I and II which I love as well.

It's called the Dutchie since I'm Dutch and thought it would be a fun name. The blade has a Full Flat Grind, the dimensions are a little on the guestimation side, but my intention is for it to fall between an Endura and Delica knife.

Hope you all like it and provide me some informative feedback.

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Detail on how the knife looks closed and the position of the lanyard hole.

Jimping Details on the Finger Guard and Choil.

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Postby SolidState » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:37 pm

FYI, If you're serious, you just shot yourself in the foot hard. If you want them to take any of your designs, you need to do a nondisclosure agreement with them. You've officially disclosed the design to the world now.

It looks like a nice and comfortable design though. You may want to try the superleaf, it has a lot in common with what you propose.

Also, nice use of CAD software. Which package did you use?
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Postby MCM » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:53 pm

I would work on the name a bit. Sounds too much like something else....................
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Postby Evil D » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:35 pm

I was going to say FRN Superleaf.

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Postby Strong-Dog » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:58 pm

It reminds me of an armadillo
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Postby Donut » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Hello, welcome to the forum.

A few thoughts: I don't know what the screw closest to the pivot is doing, back locks typically don't have a screw there. A back lock has a rectangular indent inside the handle near the thumb ramp. When closed, the tip is so close to being exposed, if you sharpen it, the tip will be accessible when closed.

It's an interesting first go, looks like a cross between an Aqua, Stretch, and Superleaf.

Solid, that could be a graphic program, the red outline looks like a "path".
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Postby nccole » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:25 pm

It reminds me of the Junior a bit. The 50/50 choil looks un-Spyderco-like. It looks Hinder-ish, and I have to think that Spyderco has reasoning for not making a choil like that, I have always thought it looked dangerous. Cool rendering, the FRN looks good.

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Postby sal » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:31 pm

Hi Hitman,

Welcome to our forum.


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Postby Kylems11 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:32 am

Wow nice design. I like it. If that was available i would buy. 3 inch blade and a wire pocket clip. I would call that a perfect knife.
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Postby bornagainprimative » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:34 am

It's a well done design not into that choil IMO.
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Postby phillipsted » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:05 am

Overall, I like the design a lot. One thing I would look at more closely is the choil area. I like my choils to be more "open" - sort of semi-circular in shape. The design at it sits now looks like it would almost trap my finger and push it uncomfortably close to the back edge of the blade. Maybe if you sacrificed a couple of mm of edge, you could widen the choil a bit.

Nice work!


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Postby Paddy B » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:03 am

I like the design. Only thing I'd change is give it G10 scales. I have frn knives and while they perform great for their price point, they just look a little cheap compared to g10. Just my opinion.

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Postby Paddy B » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:04 am

Makes me wanna design one for us Irish folks. It would have to include a tactical beer bottle opener, though! ��

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Postby Holland » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:23 am

Paddy B wrote:Makes me wanna design one for us Irish folks. It would have to include a tactical beer bottle opener, though! ��

Welcome to the forums! I like the design, but feel like the choil should be more friendly

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Postby Piet.S » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 pm

Please make designs as many as you like and I hope you enjoy it.
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And a long life and many employees.
But I do object against the name that you suggest.
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Postby Jason1986 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:11 am

wow, thats really cool! Which software are you using to make these designs?

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Postby razorsharp » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:52 pm

I hate designing somethign from scratch and getting a reply of

"it looks like a ______"

Seriously, once you think you hit a jackpot design and somebody says it doesnt look your knife it isnt the greatest feeling.

Just a pet peeve

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Postby razorsharp » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:52 pm

By the way, I really likek that design, A few more refinements and I woul say I'd buy one :)

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