Jerry Brouwer is a Dutch knife designer that has also been a regular at the Amsterdam Meets. I think it’s extremely cool to finally be able to share images of his Spyderco collaboration. As has been mentioned before about this design, it does handle like a very nice allround EDC. If you like the Native, Sage and Chaparral designs, you’ll probably appreciate this Brouwer folder, it seems to bridge them all.
Overall Length: 17 cm / 6.69 inches
Blade Length: 7,1 cm / 2.79 inches
Blade Thickness: 2 mm / 0.07 inches
Weight: 78 grams / 2.75 ounces
I’ve heard that the name Amalgam refers to makers that influenced themes on the design. However, personally, I also see an ‘amalgam’ of Americanized Tanto and drop point. It is not a small folder, but still very thin and very lightweight. Flipping compression locks certainly seem to be a nice combination for Spyderco this year. Do check out Brian’s own thread on his cool design on the Spyderco Forums: http://www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewtop ... =2&t=77599
Overall Length: 22,7 cm / 8.93 inches
Blade Length: 9,7 cm / 3.81 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 120 grams / 4.23 ounces
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The Jonathan McNees design was another Spyderco surprise for me. The extremely small folder echoes small Spyderco collaborations in the past like the toad. It’s a size-class smaller than, say, a Dragonfly. The McNees design, size-wise, is more in the Ladybug range. The ergos were surprisingly good and even after a first-time pick-up I could open and close it one-handed quite easily. A cool design, I like the stippling as well.
Overall Length: 9,6 cm / 3.77 inches
Blade Length: 3,9 cm / 1.53 inches
Blade Thickness: 2 mm / 0.32 inches
Weight: 48 grams / 1.69 ounces