I’ll try not to gloat too much, but the Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2017 was -to me- even more spectacular as previous editions. I counted around 80 new designs that Eric brought with him to the meet. I think that is more knives than we’ve seen before at the meet! Thank you Eric, Joyce, Jurphaas, Martien, the Spydercrew in Golden and everyone else who was at the meet for creating another spectacular Spyderco event!
From the prototype-filled table, I can publish photos and film footage of about 25 knives. I took over 1,600 photos and 3hrs of video footage. I only get one chance, so I figured I’d better snap an extra pic just to be sure, right? With Ted’s help I was able to collect not only photographs of the right knives, but also all sorts of measurements. I hope we’re able to give you a good impression of some of the new knives that Spyderco is working on. Any possible errors in the images or information about these prototypes and production samples, are all mine. Probably due to experiencing a hefty dose of ‘new knife high’.
Here’s the first batch of knives I can share with you. I didn’t take much time to actually handle and examine the knives. Hopefully, my fellow knifeknuts who were at the meet, can share their impression of these knives. Eric loves feedback, so don’t be shy to comment on the designs I can show you in this thread.
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The Spyderco Alycone will be a new budget-friendly working knife. I’ve also seen this knife being mentioned as the Alcyone vs. the Alycone, I’m going by the name that was on the tag at the meet. IIRC, this design was aimed at boy scouts for their ‘first knife’. It is basically a scaled-down version of the C220 Polestar that was included in the goodie bag for all attendees (thank you!). The Alycone’s G-10 handle was a very nice fit for my hands. I recall this knife having very good overall fit & finish. Not a big surprise, since this was a production sample, rather than a concept model.
Overall Length: 18 cm / 7.08 inches
Blade Length: 7,3 cm / 2.87 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 92 grams / 3.24 ounces
I envy the result, not the work of sifting through all that raw material
Re: The Alcyone - As far as i understand, it is more or less the Byrd Crow's Spyderco counterpart, and just like the Polestar i think it will be a big hit!
I prefer the ergos of the new models over the slightly blocky Tenacious.
Without having experience of previous Amsterdam meets, i must say that this one surpassed my expectations! Can i sign up for 2018 now?
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Wow! The meet sounds like it was a great time, I think you've already convinced me to make the journey next year!
Great to finally get a glimpse at the Alcyone as well! Its been mentioned so much, I was dying to see it!
Thanks for the time and effort you put in to providing us with these fantastic photos and information each year, Wouter!
As usual, thank you Wouter for taking the time and energy to put this annual thread together, by far my favorite. Can't wait to see the new pieces.
Happy to be part of this great forum and group of down to earth spyderco addicts, Thanks Sal and gang. My Grails:Lum Tanto folder sprint, Sprint Persian(red), Captain, Manix 2 (M4), SB MT, PM2 M390, CF dodo, Manix2 (CF S90V),Manix2 XL S90V, ZowadaCF BalanceRassenti Nivarna, Lil' Nilakka, Tuff, Police 4,Chinook 4, Caly HAP4052100 Military, S110V Military, Any/All PM2 & Military sprints/exclusives I can get my grubby hands on
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The Spyderco ATR with a G-10 handle was shown at last year’s Amsterdam Meet, and it’s still in the pipeline to be brought to market. Although this sample is closer to the actual production version, compare to last year’s production prototype, I don’t recall any changes to this year’s sample of the ATR. Still, the ATR is a great design and I’d love to clip this G-10 version to my pocket soon.
Overall Length: 21,5 cm / 8.46 inches
Blade Length: 8,7 cm / 3.42 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 132 grams / 4.65 ounces