Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

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Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:23 pm

I just got back from the wonderful IWA Show in Germany; I tossed my laundry in a corner and fired up my computer to start finishing the pictures for my first posts. I’ll continue posting new prototypes in the next few days. Please feel free to re-post and share these images and information. If you’d like to edit these images, try to make it clear that these are either concept models, production prototypes or production samples. I add this information in the images, to make clear that these knives aren’t available yet. I’d also appreciate a source credit for the images. And if you’d like to use these images for commercial purposes, please contact me first.

I felt the 2016 Meet was a great success, thanks to Eric, Kelly, Joyce, Jur, Ted, Martien, Nemo and the rest of the Spydercrew back in Golden. They all contributed to a great event! I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be there and take some pictures and notes that I can share. Each meet is a very special event and I sincerely appreciate this opportunity to see the prototypes and to discuss them with the Spydercrew and fellow knifeknuts. Eric loves feedback, so don’t be shy to comment on the designs I can show you in this thread.

Eric shared a lot of information and background stories for each design. And Ted was a great help in collecting measurements and weights. Any mistakes in these descriptions are mine. If you attended the meet and picked up some other information on this and the other prototypes in this thread, please add that information to this thread.

Now, let’s start the show!
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Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – ATR

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:26 pm

The ATR, or At The Ready, is back! The new ATR will have black G-10 scales and a regular hourglass-shaped clip. Other than that, all the familiar features are back, such as the: compression lock, divots/holes in the handle, ‘dagger’ ground blade, and the little hump near the tip. It will be released in a plain-edge only, but perhaps we’ll see a version with a SpyderEdge in the future.

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I liked how the edges of the handle, and inside the holes, were nicely chamfered. The knife seemed a bit lighter than my Ti and SS ATR knives. I liked the new ATR a lot and I’ll likely add it to my collection. Even though the clip has changed, I found I could still handily perform rotations to change the grip with the ATR. Sorry for the mess on the handle, I couldn’t seem to brush off all those white particles before the photoshoot.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 22 cm / 8.66 inches
Blade Length: 9 cm / 3.54 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 133 grams / 4.69 ounces
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby MacLaren » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:29 pm

Thank you Mr.Blonde!!
The ATR looks awesome...

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Archimedes » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:31 pm

The new ATR is a beauty and I love the clip! Thanks for doing this. I really enjoy this thread!!

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby elena86 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:37 pm

The only downside for me is the pocket clip.I was expecting a deep wire clip.

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Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – Brend/Pirela Mamba

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:50 pm

The Brend/Pirela Mamba was unveiled last year, and Spyderco hopes to ship the first production run very soon. I gathered that an actual production run is in the works right now. The Mamba felt a lot lighter in the hand than I remembered. The blade deployed very well, using either the thumb hole or the flipper. Like I probably mentioned last year, the Mamba is a very impressive fistful of folder that I can’t wait to add to my collection!

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Specifications
Overall Length: 24 cm / 9.44 inches
Blade Length: 10 cm / 3.93 inches
Blade Thickness: 4,5 mm / 0.17 inches
Weight: 183 grams / 6.45 ounces
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby apollo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:56 pm

beautyfull pic's Wouter just like i remember them in hand. :)

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:00 pm

dat Mamba

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby MacLaren » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:11 pm

Wow.......the Mamba is nearly half an ounce heavier than my Vallotton. I must have it lol......

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Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – Cara Cara 2 Titanium

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:12 pm

The Byrds have proven to be reliable and affordable working knives. Since, they’ve been received well, I guess Spyderco decided to add some panache to the Byrd line with a nice titanium handle for the Cara Cara 2. The knife was very slim, and the smooth titanium handle felt good in my average XL sized hands.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 21,7 cm / 8.35 inches
Blade Length: 12,1 cm / 4.76 inches
Blade Thickness: 2,8 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 108 grams / 3.80 ounces
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:13 pm

Thanks for watching, more to come tomorrow...
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:14 pm

It is interesting that there is jimping on the non lock side of the liner on the Mamba. I wonder why that is.

Also interesting that the Cara Cara Ti was shown at the meet since it has already been released and is available for sale.
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:23 pm

Awesome stuff sir, good to see this thread kick off, one of my favorites of the year. Your pics look fantastic, thank you.
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Joris Mo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:43 pm

Yes it was another great meet and thanks for all the great pictures! Looking forward to seeing more! :)

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby elena86 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:53 pm

Hey Wouter, I have to ask: 4,76 inch blade lenght ?

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Evil D » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:56 pm

The ATR looks great but I hope those holes in the handle get spaced out better on the production version, they're all over the place.
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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby RamZar » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks Mr. Blond for the pictures, narrative and of course the specifications.

Weird seeing a Japanese-made Spyderco with S30V instead of VG-10 but that's a welcome change to many.
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Postby Evil D » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:04 pm

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:06 pm

Mr Blonde wrote:Thanks for watching, more to come tomorrow...
But it is tomorrow here... :)

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Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Postby ChrisinHove » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:47 pm

I've been waiting for this thread! So far, so good!

Thank you.


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