Daylight hours are so busy, so the Foundry had to come with me to New Haven yesterday to get a couple more photos. She's been traveling safely inside my camera bag in her pouch, which I really like by the way. I had a few free minutes at the top of a parking garage to visually capture a couple more points I like about this knife.
Ok, I'm still not done with the handle. Observe how full a grip I can get with my large size hands and lanky fingers. I can't stress enough how much bigger this knife feels compared to how it looks. Sure, it won't carry as neat and slim as a Southard, for instance, but in use I feel I would really appreciate the extra girth.
About the blade. I really like it aesthetically. It looks cool, though what's more important is how it works. I like using blades with lots of belly like this for just about anything I do throughout my daily life, but what's even cooler is the tip. I work in a butcher shop so I use lots of upswept tips on meats and such. I appreciate the usefulness of such a feature not just on food, but on a general daily tasks. I love the Military/Paramilitary blade shape because it offers that fine tip. The Foundry takes it one step further and kinks that tip up ever so slightly. I tried to capture it, but what I really should have done is put a straight edge against it so you could see it more clearly.
There is a lot of utility in this blade shape, and I hope they do go mainstream because I'd love to beat one up.
Speaking of work, I had a fun idea for a sticker for the box. I got there before everyone else (not hard to do at all) so no one would ask what I was doing or try to touch it. Based on a MSRP of $349.95...
$1,060.50/lb.! Just goes to show you the value of hard work. This is a great piece of functional art and a real nice gesture from Spyderco to honor the mad scientists and tireless hands at Carpenter. Thanks again for this pass around, hopefully someday I'll have something cool to share with you guys!