Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

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Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:09 am

Spyderco doesn’t just restrict it’s CQI principles to knives, it was also applied to this year’s Amsterdam Meet! I’ve been to the very first meet 14 years ago, where me and about 10 other guys spend the evening around a table with Sal, Gail a few other Spydercrew members and a big pack of prototypes. The meet has grown over the years to the point where the number of guests had to be capped to 80, or the knives just wouldn’t pass through the crowd. But this year’s meet was different, and I liked it a lot.

After a 2 hour informal presentation by Eric of the almost 100 prototypes he brought, the room was quickly divided into a mini-show, with several tables displaying the prototypes. The knives werne’t passed around this time, but people could mingle together along the four tables to examine the prototypes, ask questions etc… People were handed little forms that they could use to leave comments and feedback. I believe some 250 comments were left!

It was an even better experience than last year. Eric, Joyce, Jur andTed pulled it off again, thanks a lot guys!

From the prototype-filled table, I can publish images of about 18 knives. I hope I’m able to give you a good impression of some of the new knives that Spyderco is working on. I have no information on pricing or precise release dates. It’s my experience that most of the prototypes that are shown at the meet, are usually released within a year. 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’.

I’ll start publishing the first pictures later today in this thread.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:19 am

You rock Wouter! Looking forward to the pictures. Thank you for another very interesteng meet!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:21 am

I'm STOKED.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, Ouroboros
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
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Spyderco 2018 Production Sample – Paul Alexander Parata

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 am

Paul Alexander keeps on designing cool new knives for Spyderco. We got a sneak peek at the Parata concept model last year, and it’s always amazing to see the refined production sample. The Parata is the first knife to feature a stop lock. What is usually a stop in in other folding knives, has now become the lock. This location also makes it a very safe lock/knife to use. It’s hard to accidentally disengage. The handle also features two small liners that connect the pins and add strength to the handle. Another nice feature is that this lock design allow for plenty of space inside the handle, hence the huge blade – compared to the handle size. The blade shape should work well for all kinds of rotational cutting.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 20,5 cm / 8.09 inches
Blade Length: 8,8 cm / 3.46 inches
Blade Thickness: 3.0 mm / 0.118 inches
Weight: 133 grams / 3.1 ounces
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Evil D » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 am

Wouter, man as always THANK YOU for the work you put into these pics. This is by far my favorite thread every year, I just can't say enough to thank you. I'm also extremely jealous of the history you have with Spyderco and this meet. I couldn't imagine sitting among a mere 10 people discussing knives with the Spydie crew. It's cool that it has grown so much, but the intimacy of that small of a group, man you are lucky to have been part of that.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby mattman » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:38 am

Yay!

Thanks for all your work, Sir!!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby abbazaba » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:42 am

You just made my week! First round of pics look great and I can't wait to see the rest. Thank you!

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Spyderco 2018 Production Sample – Nati Amor

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:44 am

“I can’t stand it, I know they planned, I’m telling y’all, it a sabotage…”, and I’ll stop paraphrasing the three MC’s (and one DJ) from New York now. This knife was designed by Nati Amor and he calls it the Sabotage. It’s a big, solid and hefty folder which handles very nicely. The action was very smooth, Eric warned people to not get cut with this knife because of the smooth closing action.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 23,5 cm / 9.25 inches
Blade Length: 10,5 cm / 4.13 inches
Blade Thickness: 4.0 mm / 0.157 inches
Weight: 176 grams / 6.2 ounces
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby ThePeacent » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:03 am

d'Oh! The thread again!
It's a wonderful work that you do, and joy you bring to the forum every time you start this thread. Those pics are always epic :D

Thanks much and looking forward to see the rest of them! :spyder:

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby mattman » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:10 am

That Sabotage is a looker!
I might have to see if I can deal with that giant belly...

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Mushroom » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks so much, Mr. Blonde!! Your pics are fantastic as usual!

The Parata is definitely still on my list, but that "Sabotage" is definitely on my buy list. I love that blade profile!
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Spyderco 2018 Production Sample – Jim Ankerson - Darrin Sanders

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:20 am

A cool design from a fellow forumite. I know Ankerson already showed super photos of his cool design in use. I can’t add much more but to add that this handled like a hefty and serious work knife. Go straight to the source for better pics and more design insights: www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77831

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Specifications
Overall Length: 31,3 cm / 12.3 inches
Blade Length: 17,3 cm / 6.81 inches
Blade Thickness: 3,8 mm / 0.32 inches
Weight: 328 grams / 11.56 ounces
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks for watching, more to come...
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Skidoosh » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:29 am

Best posts of the year. Glad I'm in a decent time zone

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Joris Mo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:29 am

Thanks for great pics again, you all put together a great Spydiemeet again, I really liked the new set up as well, works much better for such a big crowd. :)

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby hoimin » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:42 am

The Sabotage looks like a baby folding machete!

I also really like the manufacturing idea of G10 over Ti-liners instead of a straight up RIL -- more cost-effective sculpting, colour accent options/customizability.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Gsg9 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:44 am

Thanks for the pictures

Sabotage is a nice looking piece and the clip/lanyard hole setup looks just about right, I don't understand how this guy is able to figure it out right and Spyderco isn't :D

Judging by the guillotine finger-chopping smoothness warning I presume is on bearings with a heavy blade

Might be difficult for me to sharpen that recurve

Being a "production sample" does it mean that is somehow "close"? On the other hand Spyderco had some delay problems with the new releases

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:49 am

Dang, that Sabotage is definitely a looker!

Pocket machete, anyone?
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, Ouroboros
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:07 am

Man, I love this thread so much.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 am

wow that sabotage is super cool
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