MacLaren wrote:Thank you for the pics.
Thats one more nice B+M store.
Besides the Nirvana I see a Mamba and a Tighe Stick...
Btw, not tryin to get off track or jack the thread but have you held the Tighe Stick? If so what are your thoughts?
I have. It's very nicely made, it feels pretty good, and I'd never have any use for it.
And yeah, they have a spectacular selection. I've bought 7 Spyderco knives, and 5 of them came from there: the last 4 on my signature list, and a Cricket tattoo for the wife. I also have a Ladybug Salt Hawkbill but that was a recent gift.
farnorthdan wrote:Great pics man thanks, I pre-ordered one of these from KW's many moons ago, wonder when these will start shipping. How many did your guy have in stock?
The store is Mark's Outdoors in Vestavia Hills, AL. They are a relatively large Spyderco dealer, so they get two of everything(and I mean everything) by default. So as of those pics yesterday at lunch, they had two of these. I can't guarantee they're still there though.
Brock O Lee wrote:It looks like a high quality piece, but not my kind of thing.
Does the blade has some kind of DLC coating on it?
It looks like a large blade, how heavy is it?
EDIT: to answer my own questions, 3.76 inch (96mm) blade length, 4mm blade stock, stonewashed blade, 4.8 oz (136 g)
It doesn't feel heavy for the size. The blade seems to just be stonewashed, and it matches the handles beautifully.
Spideyhole wrote:Yeah, not for me either. If was satin blade and about $100 cheaper, I would bite. love the look of the handle though.
YMMV but I think the stonewash on the blade really works with the handle color.
WireEdge Roger wrote:I figure that is the last step and the mill cuts down to fresh Ti
I think so too, if you look close at some of the pics I'm pretty sure you can see the slight indentation in the lines.
Nice looking knife.
I'd say that's true. I spoke to Eric G at Blade about this one, and he described how it has to be machined several times. I think it was they shape the handle, cut out the handle and the lockbar, put it through the stonewash, then back to the machining to get the lines. I don't think they anodize or anything, just cut into fresh Ti.