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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Bill1170 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:15 am

I’ve opened more than a few cans with a non-locking Victorinox can opener which is the same functional design as that on the plainedge Clipitool, and it works just fine without a lock. You do need to be wary when using the screwdriver, though.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby anagarika » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:31 am

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True that. The can opener needs to lock open. If the center liner lock could be split on both ends and the can and bottle opener reversed, maybe that would work. The can opener would not need a detent ball.
This is what the Victorinox OHT does, the screwdriver/bottle opener locks opposite the main blade, using the same liner.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby sal » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:14 am

Hi Nugi,

welcome to our forum.

Eric has been working on the concept for years. He still has a few others in-the-works.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:41 pm

One with a corkskrew and bottleopener would be awesome, and maybe some steel options.
The corkskrew is probably a bit tricky in This design without removing some of the scales on one side..
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby sal » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 pm

CORKSCREW ???? Sake bottles are unscrew caps! ;)

Just kidding, I'll let him know.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:26 pm

If you can believe these two guys, the Standard may already have a cork remover.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:37 pm

I don't know how sharp those knives they used where.. But my knives are usually very sharp and i drink quite a lot of wine..
I would have lost a few fingers in a year of opening bottles like that.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby nugi » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:27 pm

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby elena86 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:08 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 pm
CORKSCREW ???? Sake bottles are unscrew caps! ;)

Just kidding, I'll let him know.

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What about one with the standard blade and a wood saw, Sal ?
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Cambertree » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:51 pm

nugi wrote:
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Cambertree wrote:
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Thanks for the reviews.

These look like great and super useful designs. Unfortunately they're another one to to file under that list, when perusing the catalogue every year: 'nice knife, probably would've bought one, but they're designed for right handers only.'

So, my question for those who have one is - If a southpaw were to forget about clip carry, and just use one as a glovebox or backpack tool, would they work at all for left handed deployment and handling?

Thanks!
I'm not left-handed but have no problem deploying all three tools left-handed, I do have a little difficulty disengaging the lock with my left hand but it's doable
Great, I appreciate the response Nugi, thank you. Based on your analysis, I'll put one of these on the buy list, and check it out.

I figure I can always gift it to a right handed friend or family member if it doesn't work well in practice. (I love giving Spyderco knives to friends and family members who need to use knives for their daily work or chores, but have never used a good one before. It usually triggers a Spyderco obsession, LOL.)

Looking at Eric's interviews on this Clipitool line, and reading Sal's comment above, it seems that Spyderco are keen to keep evolving the concept and tools, which is exciting to hear.

Do you guys in the US use can openers much? Here in Australia, cans are nearly all ring pull pop tops, requiring no tools to open. I would have thought it would be the same over there.

As corkscrews were mentioned too, I'll add that they're pretty much a redundant tool here too. Screwtops are pretty much universal on wine bottles. I do keep an SAK Huntsman on hand to use the corkscrew as a knot unpicker, but that's about the only time I've used the tool for years now.

Bottle top openers/caplifters on the other hand get a LOT of regular use! :D :eek: :)

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:16 am

I saw in the shot show 2018 video that the hook on the rescue Version has a liner lock, so it would be no problem to lock one tool on the standard i guess.
99% of the wine i drink require a corkskrew. I don't think That depends on where you live as much as what wine you drink, even on some of the beers i drink i have to use a corkskrew.
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Dobbelkorked lambic. Where is my corkskrew clipitool :)
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Cambertree » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:31 am

Mom3ntuM wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:16 am
I saw in the shot show 2018 video that the hook on the rescue Version has a liner lock, so it would be no problem to lock one tool on the standard i guess.
99% of the wine i drink require a corkskrew. I don't think That depends on where you live as much as what wine you drink, even on some of the beers i drink i have to use a corkskrew.
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Interesting, thanks for the reply. I was wondering what the case was with tins and wine bottles in Europe as well.

In Australia there’s actually no difference between what kind of wine or how expensive it is - 99% is screwtop. Even European wines imported here are screwtop. The only maker that doesn’t use it is Penfolds.

I noticed in the UK and Ireland they seemed to be moving away from corks a bit, but not to the same extent (yet).

If you enjoy your vino, you might find this article interesting:

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh ... x0e3l.html

That cherry lambic looks good, there’s some of those in my local bottle-o, might have to try some - I guess my dusty ol’ corkscrew needs some work to do!

On the saw option - yeah, I’d love a Spyderco designed wood saw in a Clipitool, like a little Silky saw blade.

Now Sal, tell me one of those models-in-waiting that Eric has been working on is a lefty Clipitool, and I’ll be a very happy man!

I’m joking...well, kind of! :D

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:50 am

Interesting article, makes sense that the cork affect flavor.
So The wine manufacturers send different solutions to different countries it apears.
I mostly drink Italian, french and some spanish wine, not all uses natural cork, some uses a cork lookalike plastic.
But very rarely screwcap.
I'm not saying anything bad about wine with screwcap, I Just can't seem to buy that many here in Norway.
The few avaliable here is very cheap, i have even seen one with a plastic bottle.
If the rest of the world uses screwcap only, I'm waving my corkskrew clipitool goodbuy.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby sal » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:33 am

I've not seen to many screwcaps. It's just common with Sake. Even expensive sake.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Knife Knut » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:05 am

elena86 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:08 pm
What about one with the standard blade and a wood saw, Sal ?
I think the new Dyad that Sal is developing would be a better platform for a regular blade plus a saw, since both blades will lock. Might not be much of a market for it however; the Catcherman handled saw did not last very long.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby ThePeacent » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:37 am

here in Spain, 80 to 90% of wines have a cork,
but then again I believe a corkscrew could be replaced by more useful tools, like an awl, an additional screwdriver, a tiny bit driver (like the one on the Vic Cybertool)...
unless it fits the Victorinox mini-screwdriver, then I dig the corkscrew :p

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby sal » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:45 am

I believe most of the cork material comes from Spain.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:19 pm

Yes, it looks like usable corktrees can only be grown in the mediterranian basin. Portugal, Spain,france, italy and all the way round to africa.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mad Mac » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:28 pm

The Company is at a fork in the road. Spyderco made their reputation with innovative, quality, single-blade, folding knives. The multi-tool market is crowded with well established leaders. The technology and investment to manufacture multi-tools is not the same as making a G10 clad, flat grind blade.

If the Company tries to compete in the multi-tool market, it could risk diluting the Spyderco brand, a brand Sal has protected well for decades.

Victorinox of Swiss Army Knife fame became a designer label like Izod and expanded to includes watches, luggage and even fragrances. A fad that peaked with Tommy Hilfiger doesn't seem a likely path for our favorite knife maker.

There is a restless generation of young rebels coming up. Maybe the solution is to use the Byrd brand to test new products in other markets or create a totally new brand that can depart from tradition.

Harley-Davidson is facing the same problem. Maintaining the tradition, the legacy, of their iconic V-twin that appeals to a hard-core but shrinking market while still trying to innovate and create products for the next generation.

Good luck, my friend. Best wishes for continued success for you and yours.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby nugi » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:08 am

As someone who likes the practicality of having several tools in the pocket but wants a good looking knife and a subtle carry, I did not find many options out there beside the Clipitool standard.
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