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Spyderco Parata

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:37 pm

The 2018 Spyderco catalog is now live! For me, the heart-stopping new knife is the PARATA!! Another amazing Paul Alexander design with the Stop Lock, Paul you’ve been holding out on us! Bravo!

Let’s talk about this beauty with that Caly-style handle!! :D

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:56 pm

Yup, my favourite knife in the catalog for sure. I remember we got to see it at the Oregon knife show, I guess you forgot in your excitement. :D

Two things though. Does the blade look like that, or is it a printing error near the tip? Looks like it’s doubled. Second thing, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was disappointed this knife isn’t being made in Taichung.
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby Evil D » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:02 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:Yup, my favourite knife in the catalog for sure. I remember we got to see it at the Oregon knife show, I guess you forgot in your excitement. :D

Two things though. Does the blade look like that, or is it a printing error near the tip? Looks like it’s doubled. Second thing, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was disappointed this knife isn’t being made in Taichung.
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby pftbahaa » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:04 pm

I love Paul Alexander's designs, but in this case....

It's kinda like an ouroboros was violated by a Cold Steel Colossus.

Other than that I'm sure this one will perform superbly well as his others do! This ones not for me, but congrats on the new design!

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Postby Bill1170 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:10 pm

That is a most curious printing error. They must have been working off a digital rendering. The tang stamp is reflected inside the hole, not a physical possibility.

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:16 pm

The handle looks great! The stop lock is intriguing too. But I'm not thrilled by the blade shape. It's certainly interesting but definitely not for me.
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby nicked.onaut » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:39 pm

That's a whole lotta blade belly. Like an Ouroboros crossed with and ulu, or the Spyderco Maddox, though both of those have handles at the spine/different technique and application of force.

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I'm unsure of the breadth and depth of the niche which it may fill--but good luck, Paul!
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby holeshot » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:18 pm

I like it too! I preordered one but my experience with KC and preorders has not been good but I'll keep my fingers crossed on this one. :)
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:13 pm

I really like the handle on this so much more than when i first saw the Ouroboros.
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:32 pm

OH W O W is all I can say! WOW! What a KNIFE! :) COOL!


And I am SO glad it is in the 3-4 inch blade length range! WOW!

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby hambone56rx » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:05 pm

As soon as I thought my Spyderco collection was complete... hats off to Paul again! Looks amazing. The thing that intrigues me the most is the first ever Spyderco with the Stop Lock! How could I not get it???? My main wish... Cru Wear or S30V steel rather than VG-10. Not bad... but not everything I would personally desire. I also wonder if it will be on bearings, PB washers or Teflon like what the Ouroboros is that's also out of Japan. Can you weigh in Paul?

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby jabba359 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:08 pm

This is probably my favorite new design in the catalog. I've loved everything Paul has designed so far, so I'll definitely be picking this knife up.
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:10 pm

So does this mean the Military 2 could debut within the next catalog or two?

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby foofie » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:08 am

I am staring at the closed knife, and I can't figure out where Paul is hiding all that belly. Sorcery. More packaging magic.

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:15 am

Cant wait to see the stop lock in action or see a diagram on its functionality...catalog didnt list it in the locks section.
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:33 am

I have been dreaming of and wanting a knife just like this for years and years. It has at last been made. WOW! :)

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby Igi964 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:10 am

I'm curious about the new lock. Wonder how it's working?
Overall design of this knife is not my cup of tea:( Blade very wide, all belly, thin handle, don't look good together IMHO

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:56 am

I'm excited for this one especially!
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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby Wanimator » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:45 am

I loved it at BLADE. The ergos we're superb. The lock works great too. This will have a drop shut action for sure.

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Re: Spyderco Parata

Postby ChrisinHove » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:00 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:Cant wait to see the stop lock in action or see a diagram on its functionality...catalog didnt list it in the locks section.

I looked, too.

How does the stop lock work?


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