TazKristi wrote: ↑Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:48 pmBut if the date code was from December of 2016 then it cannot be the revised version. Mine doesn’t have the bronze washers in the pivot when I look.
The date code cannot be used as a reliable reference as to whether or not you received an original or the revised Advocate. Here's an image I posted back in January that should help you distinguish between the two.
That's where I got an old and new version. They are out there...my new one had the LP code, as did the old one.
That’s really strange. Maybe after the refund goes through I’ll take a chance and buy another one and request the same thing.burlyspyder wrote: ↑Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 pmThat's where I got an old and new version. They are out there...my new one had the LP code, as did the old one.
Exactly what I did, but I purchased the second one (which turned out to be the new version) the same day I sent the other back so I wouldn't get the same one.62Mini wrote: ↑Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:56 pmThat’s really strange. Maybe after the refund goes through I’ll take a chance and buy another one and request the same thing.burlyspyder wrote: ↑Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 pmThat's where I got an old and new version. They are out there...my new one had the LP code, as did the old one.
It is fairly obvious when actually holding and viewing the knife, even under low lighting.archangel wrote: ↑Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:33 amThanks for taking the time to answer, SG. In the meantime I reread the last postings of the related threads, and figured this out. I have to say though that on the pic the bronze is reeeeeeally hard to spot, at least for me. Is it easier to see with your eyes?
Aaaannnnndddd???? How do you like it?brancron wrote: ↑Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:55 pmJust got my Advocate in from National Knives (a good seller by the way--they specifically designated it on their site as the "updated version" and shipped the same day). What a beauty it is! I was a little disconcerted by the date code when the knife arrived (LP, i.e. December 2016), but I called Spyderco's warranty department and they confirmed what I probably already should have known: forget the date codes; if you see bronze washers, it's the new version (the old version had grey plastic washers).
And I love it! It may just be my favorite Spyderco yet. The overall design, the slim profile, the orange peeled Ti, the flipping action (it has a nice crisp detent), the blade grind (thin behind the edge and perfectly ground, sharp as a razor), and the overall fit and finish. Everything is nicely smoothed out, especially around the lock interface area (which is usually prone to having sharp edges), and the polish done around the frame goes very well with the blade and clip.