The Spyder was a recent purchase on flea bay. The seller comments stated he found it in his fathers old tackle box. It came exactly as you see it, scratches and all. Which for what it is, I don't mind, it felt like a rescue? Because that guy had no love for it, sentimental or otherwise. May flitz the blade surface, but will definitely be refining the edge soon.
The jury is still out on the Dalstrong Omega's heel shape. Thus far it's done a fair job on the fish I've filleted and skinned. Granted they weren't giants with thick scales. Wanted a stain proof blade, bought it due to the BD1N's ability to fit that role perfectly at the beach for catch n cook. Ya know, where afterwards, it'd get a rinse in the salty ocean water, with absolutely no worries (well...except for the FEV). Definitely prefer stain proof to stainmore and even stainless in camping type conditions.
Ever since I stumbled onto Etsy, and eyed that Vanax custom fillet it's been on my mind. I don't know if the guys heat treat is worth a hoot, would have to do a bit of digging, pro'lly fine. I'd rather love to see another Phil and Sal collab', this time for the fishermen 'n women. If you missed the Sprig, you missed a hellova good knife.