Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

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Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:37 am

Sal mentioned in another thread that a Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N is being looked at. This is exciting news for me as I have never owned a Swick, but have always thought they looked intriguing.

Share you experiences with Swick here...

How many models do you own?

Do you EDC them?

How do you carry them?

What scales do you have on them?

What tasks do they excel at?

If this new one comes to fruition, how many will you buy?
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby vivi » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:10 am

As someone that asked for this very knife to be made, I'm extremely excited for its release. I'm used to wanting things with extremely low chances of being brought to the market, so seeing a direct request of mine being made it's really special to me.

I've owned 3 Swicks in the past, the Swick 2 and 3.

The Swick is my favorite Spyderco fixed blade for EDC. It's a tiny knife, yet even with my huge hands I can get a comfortable, full grip on the knife.

The Swick 3 is my favorite, as I feel the wharncliffe blade shape works very well on smaller blades. I find the Swick 3 to be a more aggressive cutter than the Swick 4 due to the blade shape.

I think a small wharncliffe blade like the Swick 3 & upcoming 5 is pretty much the best all around utility shape for an EDC knife. I typically carry a larger blade with belly, like a Police 3, mainly because that size & shape lends itself a little more versatility when it comes to stuff like food prep, but for typical utility work like cutting cardboard, opening clam shell packages, cutting rope etc., something like a Swick or Delica wharncliffe is superior.

I carry mine horizontally in a kydex sheath with paracord loops to attach to my belt in the 1 o clock position. It's incredibly easy to draw, cut and re-sheath one handed, and if need be I could draw it in reverse grip with my left hand easily as well.

I keep a set of Anzo style G10 scales on mine. I've also tried paracord wraps, but I find some thin G10 slabs are a great fit for this knife.

IMO the biggest hurdle in going from "I own a Swick" to "I carry and use a Swick often" is finding a good sheath. I've tried a few different makers, and eventually concluded that I need to buy a heat gun and kydex to make my own. That project is still on the back burner, hence why I gravitate towards my Izula 2 over the Swick when I carry a FB on my belt.

The Swick sheath should be light, minimal and secure. So may of the sheaths I've seen are much bigger than they need to be for this knife.

I have not heard whether the Swick 5 will come with a factory sheath or not, or scales. I'd be happy with a naked LC200N Swick, but if it were up to me I would include thin, black micarta scales attached with screws, and a minimal boltaron sheath with good retention. I'd like scales with a finish like the Street Beat scales.

The Swick is small and light enough to function as a neck knife, so any included sheath needs to be safe for inverted carry IMO.

Lastly, I feel like the Swick is an excellent choice for those who carry for self defense. I don't, and I don't claim to be an expert, but it has a lot of positive features looked at in this light. Being rust proof it will be a knife you can carry in any climate year round. Fixed blades are much faster to draw than folders. The wharncliffe blade has a lot in common with the yojimbo. The index hole offers incredible control and grip retention, similar to a karambit.

This is a knife I'd gladly break my 365 day challenge for :) Tempting to carry mine today.
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:49 am

I have two Swick3s and two Swick4s. One sports homemade zebrawood scales and one sports blue halperns.

I will buy a Swick5 if the blade is bigger but I do not think that the LC200N version will offer me anything that the S30V versions are not.

They are my go to icefishing knives and I carry them clipped to the shoulder strap of my coveralls. They make it easy to tie knots with the knife in your hand and they make it near impossible to drop the knife in the hole or on the ice.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby spyderg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:55 am

I don’t carry mine too often but when I do, it’s as a neck knife in a kydex sheath. Actually just made some scales for it.
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:31 pm

This needs a bump.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby thewoodpecker » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:40 pm

Any news on this?
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby sal » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:38 pm

The design is finished. Two finger hole sizes. The sheaths have also been designed. Now it's all about queue. I'd like to make them in Golden.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby attila » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:51 pm

Thanks for the update!!

Does that mean that we will have 2 model options with differing finger hole sizes?
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby sal » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:56 pm

Correct.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby attila » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:16 pm

That's a pretty neat idea! Thanks!
Own: Delica, yOld S30V Native, pointy Breeden Rescue, Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cru-wear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pac Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, SG Delica, BL Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW, 20CV Manix 2, Rex 45 Lil’Native, Shaman, C208GP.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Awesome! I have the 4 and love it. Is it for sure going to be a wharnie?

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:13 pm

Oooo I'm stoked
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby vivi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:55 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:38 pm
The design is finished. Two finger hole sizes. The sheaths have also been designed. Now it's all about queue. I'd like to make them in Golden.

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Two finger hole sizes? Interesting!
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Pretty excited about this!
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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby mrtodd777 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:41 pm

Awesome news. I love my Swick. I carry it IWB canted at about 45 degrees at 1oclock. It disappears and I dont feel it walking or sitting..

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby sailhand » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:04 pm

Im on board for this knife. A great mariners knife with the finger hole for security and the lc200n for corrosion resistance. Think i would have preferred the leaf blade but will definitely get a wharnie. I suggested a leaf bladed swick with a slightly longer cutting edge some time ago so it will be interesting to see the final product.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby Reject » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:20 pm

Some photos dragged from the archives for Swick history and size reference.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby sal » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi Reject,

Very nice history of the development of the Swick 5. Do you have the blunt tip Caspian?

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby Reject » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:54 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Hi Reject,

Very nice history of the development of the Swick 5. Do you have the blunt tip Caspian?

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:) Yes I have one of those.
I had to go back to 2012 to find this photo.

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Re: Swick 5 Wharnie in LC200N

Postby vivi » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:26 pm

Very nice collection Reject, thanks for sharing.
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