Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

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Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Tabo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:58 am

Anyone else going to acquire this blade? I just ordered one from GPK. Very interested in the design of the blade shape and how it will work out as an EDC. Looks like it will be very good for day to day tasks. The handle has a very custom look to it. Excited to receive it and start putting it through its paces. Whats all of your guys and gals thoughts?

I will add in the wild photos once I get it in.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby hudsonhawk » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:01 am

I agree with you Tabo. The handle and blade have a very "custom" feel to them. I've noticed that Taichung has been putting out some great pieces with great designs that feel a lot more expensive than they are.
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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:23 am

I ordered one this morning. The edge line will be a challenge to sharpen but I'll figure it out. The Taichung manufacture, materials used, and the ergonomic handle geometry made me push the "Add to cart" button. :)

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:55 am

I handled it at the SFO on Tuesday. It is a very nice piece and I was very impressed with it. It is a heavy duty knife with a unique blade shape that seems very functional. It does have a custom feel to it. It was bigger than I expected. Thick blade and a thick lock.
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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Surfingringo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:16 am

The blade shape is kind of ugly IMO but i'd wager it's very functional. Kind of reminds me of a modified reverse S with a wider/stronger tip. I love my lil matriarch and it makes a great edc but this one looks like it give some similar cutting performance and be better at spreading peanut butter. ;)

I'm going to have to give this one some consideration.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:37 am

If I was cutting fruit all day, this is the blade shape I'd want.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:05 pm

I'll take a page from JD's book and say, "This blade needs full serrations!" :D I only jest slightly; Can you imagine how awesome a full SE blade would work on something like this?
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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby swigert » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:23 pm

If the clip holes would line up with a Lynch pocket clip I'm in immediately. If not the clip is a huge turn off.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:57 pm

I just looked at the C-194 Myrtle model on one of the other Forums I frequent and I doubt if I ever get one unless it would be for collector reasons. I can't envision anything I would actually use it for. Unless they would offer it in SPYDEREDGE. But I see a lot more uses for a Reverse S Spyderedged blade than I do by that blade design of the Myrtle model. I think SURF's idea of having a PE & SE duo of the LIL Matriarch models make a lot more user sense than some of these other exotic designs do.

Like the C-111 Captain model as much of a specialty blade as it was I truly wish the designer of the Myrtle would tell us what he intended for that design to be good for. But if someone can prove to me that there is a viable use for it I would reconsider. It would be interesting with a Spyderedge for sure but I'm doubtful if that would happen.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Bladewacked » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:58 pm

I like the more unconventional designs. The Myrtle, to me looks fantastic. If there weren't so many sprints coming out, I would snag one of these up straight away.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby JAfromMN » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:03 pm

It's my favorite new spyderco this year. .

I can't watch to hear more of what everyone thinks

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:21 pm

Mine will be here tomorrow. I can post pics after I get back from gorging myself with delicious smoked meats (aka Texas BBQ).

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby BTG » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:33 pm

oops double post
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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby BTG » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:35 pm

My wallet, and wife, will be glad to hear I have no interest in this one..blade shape does nothing for me...and I like bolsters..but like the ones on the Persian...maybe 20% on both sides..but only on one side of the knife, and half the scale?
Is that even considered a bolster?

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Studey » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:07 pm

BTG wrote:My wallet, and wife, will be glad to hear I have no interest in this one..blade shape does nothing for me...and I like bolsters..but like the ones on the Persian...maybe 20% on both sides..but only on one side of the knife, and half the scale?
Is that even considered a bolster?
Yes, it's still a bolster. It's only on one side because the knife is a framelock, hence necessitating not having a bolster on that side of the handle.


I'm looking forward to handling one. I like the design, not sure if I'd go for it given the blade, though I like that it's basically a less extreme reverse S. I'll have to handle one.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Skywalker » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:46 pm

I like the look of it a lot, but... not interested in a 4mm thick blade, and like most of the collaboration framelocks, it's pretty unfriendly for LH users.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Moses_3 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:25 am

I really like it and will probably get one. I just wish that the handle screws were not silver and matched the handle better.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Art_vandeley » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:36 am

I love the design and name (my mothers name) and I would probably get one if it wasnt for the huge amount of screws used in the handle. Destroys the design imo.

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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby Jazz » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:14 am

The blade looks upside down. Not for me.
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Re: Spyderco Myrtle (C194CFTIP)

Postby napalmfriday » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:55 am

I have one on order myself. I think that it's a phenomenal looking piece personally.


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