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Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:29 pm

I do not try to hide that I love traditional knives just as much as I love my Spydies. I love the high performance and comfort of my Spydies but I also love the warmth, charm, ritual of use, and history of traditionals--largely those produced by GEC. I know that Spyderco has made bolstered models in the past, models that were constructed more similarly to traditionals. Peened pivots, bolstered, etc. I love models like this. Even if they can't be adjusted or taken apart, the fact that special care was taken to fit the bolsters and handle material seamlessly, and to fit that perfectly with the liner, and that to the backspacer, etc. My question is, how many of you will still buy knives that don't have an adjustable pivot or that have bolsters? A true bolster will mean a peened pivot and a weight handicap. To me, I don't mind and hope Spyderco will occasionally return to making some dressy models like this.
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 am

I would be all in for a run of Micro Dyads. Jigged Bone, mother of pearl, or something nice.
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:52 am

Old school Persians for me, another run of these would be great.
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby Jazz » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 am

How about a special bolstered Urban with canvas Micarta scales and 52100 steel?
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby Water Bug » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:52 am

I do like and enjoy the looks and feel of folding knives with bolsters and pivot pins. The old Spyderco Persian is a wonderful and beautiful example. And, I still EDC a Buck 110 Folding Hunter.
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby ZeroRange » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:46 am

farnorthdan wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:52 am
Old school Persians for me, another run of these would be great.

This was my first Spydie when I was 14. I still have it and love it to death. Another run would be fantastic but instead of black micarta it would be cool to see a Raffir Noble or bone/stag version.

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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby The Deacon » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 am

I'd love to see Spyderco offer one or more pinned and bolstered midlocks. I've had screw pivots loosen just from repeated openings and closings but I've never had a pinned pivot develop blade play.
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 am
I would be all in for a run of Micro Dyads. Jigged Bone, mother of pearl, or something nice.
I would love to have one I could actually use. I have a black pearl one and I can't bring myself to use it.

I love a good bolster, but why can't it have an adjustable pivot too?

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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby tvenuto » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:45 am

I fear that the maker might no longer posses the capability to recreate those old bolstered models.

I certainly wouldn’t want all of my knives to have bolsters, but I do love me some bolsters.

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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby xceptnl » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:57 am

I love adjustable pivots and the ability to tinker as much as the next knife guy, but I too share your love for bolstered and peened traditional style knives. The Damascus Caly 3, Kiwi, Kopa and Persian models being my favorites.

The idea of a bolstered Manix BL gives me a huge grin. Zebra damascus and smooth bone handles?
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Re: Bolsters or Adjustable Pivot

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:19 am

It is a little sad that the market for these knives has moved away a bit. With models like the Persian and Kopa you got something no other brand does. Now to get something like these knives you have to go traditional.
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