The Ozzies Are Back!! And Wire Clip Update Suggestions.

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The Ozzies Are Back!! And Wire Clip Update Suggestions.

Postby JimP » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:00 pm

After living with an unpredictable and strict importation law for the past few years, getting the latest Spyderco (or any brand of one hand opening knife) had become difficult or very expensive in Australia and for most people non existent. As of the 15th of December 2015 Australia decided to change these laws to allow all non assisted, one hand opening knives into the country and even going so far as allowing the importation of non assisted flippers! :eek:

Well. I celebrated on the 15th buying myself a Slysz Bowie :cool: , seems like a great knife but I haven't had an opportunity to have a good play yet. One thing it did remind me of though, was how good AND not so good the wire clip is. I've got quite a few knives with the wire clip and at one stage thought it was the best clip ever. After years of extensive use with knives bought before the implementation of our old laws, I believe the wire clip could be due for a minor update.

The right angle of the clip often digs into my palm when holding a knife firmly. Whilst the retention isn't bad I think it could be slightly improved with a dip or similar in the middle of the clip, a bit like the beautiful Sebenza clip. I got excited by the whole idea and ended up making a very quick and ugly rendition of my thoughts and installed it on my Sage 2. It makes a noticeable improvement in comfort in the palm area and the dip really improves that floating finger feeling you get when using alternate grips on the original clip, t's amazing what tiny changes can make to comfort!

Anyway, expect to see more of us Ozzies around here and feel free to comment on my clip ideas :).

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Postby SpeedHoles » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:21 pm

Whoooooohoooooo! Celebrate!

I'm glad for all my friends down under! Spread the Spydie love! That is great to hear!

Is this going to be like a new National Holiday? :D




And that clip does look like it may solve the slight free play area of a knife in pocket with metal handle - sometimes likes to float up just a bit.
Nice contour for in-hand as well. :)
Going back to Caly.

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Postby JimP » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:56 pm

Ha ha, thanks mate, I think I'm going to need a national holiday after all the google searching I've been doing on the latest Spydies...hang on! Australia Day 26th of Jan, yippee!

Thanks for the comments on the clip, I agree with your points...:D

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:02 am

That's incredible! I'm very happy for you and all of Australia.
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Postby SuckSqueezeBangBlow » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:53 am

Mantra coming my way, hopefully.

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Postby elena86 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:22 am

I'm glad for you guys ! Spread the good news.

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Postby JimP » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:25 am

Thanks LC and elena! The Ozzy knife community are pretty happy right now but the pollies do change their minds a lot...so I'm making hay while the sun shines :D
SuckSqueezeBangBlow wrote:Mantra coming my way, hopefully.
Jeez, I came here to get away from you blokes... :rolleyes: :p , Mantra is only pre order right? I don't want to miss out on one of them!

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Postby Brock O Lee » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:43 am

Congrats and a fine knife and relaxed import laws!

I followed the anticipation over at ABF for the last 6 months or so, and I was quite surprised (in a good way) to see this become a reality. There's a bit of a feeding frenzy in Aus at the moment eh? :D
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Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:03 pm

JimP wrote:Mantra is only pre order right? I don't want to miss out on one of them!

Some Mantras have shipped. Low quantities so far, but they are available, both 1 and 2!
Going back to Caly.

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Postby sal » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:50 pm

Hi Jim,

Congrats on the new knife and the new law.

I would like to point out that Mr. Michael Yates of Zen in Sydney has been very instrumental in changes to the law. He's been making numerous trips to Canbarra regularly to work with customs since the law changed.

Zen is our distributor in OZ and he's been with us longer than any other distributor (since '89).

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Postby JimP » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:48 pm

Brock O Lee wrote:Congrats and a fine knife and relaxed import laws!

I followed the anticipation over at ABF for the last 6 months or so, and I was quite surprised (in a good way) to see this become a reality. There's a bit of a feeding frenzy in Aus at the moment eh? :D
Thanks! We were all pleasantly surprised as it was also put forward by a few months and feeding frenzy could be an understatement :eek:
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JimP wrote:Mantra is only pre order right? I don't want to miss out on one of them!
Some Mantras have shipped. Low quantities so far, but they are available, both 1 and 2!
Well that's just great...looks like I'm going to be stuck on the internet all afternoon looking for one now..., thanks for the heads up :D
sal wrote:Hi Jim,

Congrats on the new knife and the new law.

I would like to point out that Mr. Michael Yates of Zen in Sydney has been very instrumental in changes to the law. He's been making numerous trips to Canbarra regularly to work with customs since the law changed.

Zen is our distributor in OZ and he's been with us longer than any other distributor (since '89).

sal
Thanks Sal. I knew a lot was going on behind the scenes but wasn't always aware of the who and the how, got to give credit where credits due, a big thanks to Michael for his important role! :spyder:

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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:10 am

Congrats, Jim! Looks like the Lucky Country finally got some well-deserved good luck. ;)
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Postby skatenut » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:54 am

Good to hear that ridiculous restrictions are being rescinded!
They happen to be my pet peeve and I'm glad you celebrated by ordering a knife which may have been difficult to import beforehand!

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