My first Spydie was the Vallotton. I agree totally, that she's underrated. It really spoiled me for a first Spyderco. And did you notice the 4MM spine? The Tuff will prolly be 4MM too.Soulrack wrote:I just got my second Taichung made Spyderco, a Vallotton, and it is so sweet. Just like my Gayle Bradley, it is perfect but compared to the popularity of the Gayle Bradley this Vallotton is really underrated. I love the blade with the hollow grind transitioning into a convex tip. Perfect lock-up, thumb stud to prevent over travel and a spyderhole. What's not to love?
I appreciate this thread for the list of Taichung folders. I'm thinking that a Tuff might be next.
Yes, the Sage 1 was the first from Spyderco's maker in Taichung, and it came out in 2008. Next ones from them IIRC, were the Terzuola Slip-It, Sage 2, Chokwe, and Gayle Bradley. I don't own the last two, but I can say for certain that early specimens of the Sage 1, Sage 2, and Terzuola were just stamped Taiwan. Pretty sure early Chokwes and Bradleys were stamped that as well. IIRC, the Taichung factory asked permission to add the city name to their tang stamps to avoid confusion with Spyderco's other Taiwan maker after the fiasco with that maker's Cat and Chicago.RamZar wrote:Which Spyderco model came out first from the Taichung factory (not Taiwan in general but the Taichung factory)?
Was it sometime in 2010?
Were they stamped Taiwan at the beginning and then Taichung to distinguish that factory?
Was it Sage 1?
RamZar wrote:Sage 1 with S30V FFG, CF/G-10 Laminate, solid liner lock and very high quality build is probably the best value in a quality folder period! Mine was exactly $100 brand new but that was nearly two years ago!
The Schempp Tuff is being discontinued? I may have to buy my very first duplicate if this is the case for future use.RamZar wrote:Updated Post #1 with the newly Discontinued Taichung folders: Des Horn, Navaja, Sage4 and Tuff.
Yes.3rdGenRigger wrote:The Schempp Tuff is being discontinued? I may have to buy my very first duplicate if this is the case for future use.RamZar wrote:Updated Post #1 with the newly Discontinued Taichung folders: Des Horn, Navaja, Sage4 and Tuff.
Just a thought, I'm pretty sure the scale material is g-10 and not micarta on the Vallotton. Reguardless, I love mine and I am so happy I got a hold of this beauty.endgame wrote:all I have to say is"vollotton"its perfection in a production knife.tolerances the micarta last looks as if it was hand made by a master.