Pulse on the Tropen?

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Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby Spyderman91 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:11 am

There were a lot of home runs in the 2018 catalogue (smock, sabotage, the redback), but the Tropen caught my eye right away...

I preordered as soon as I could and realized after my excitement, that I had no idea when the knife would actually be released XD.

Either way, very exited for this blade and the others mentioned earlier, picture for reference courtesy of knifecenter.
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby dj moonbat » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 am

If I were a supervillain, this would definitely be my blade of choice.

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby RickC27 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:51 am

Such a wild looking blade, no thanks to sharpening that!

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby tvenuto » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:17 pm

Not for me. It’s a shame these contoured handles go on knives that I’m otherwise not fond of (rubicon for ex).

Also, I advise against preorders on non-sprints. You’ll probably end up paying a tad more for no reason, and it might also result in you getting the knife slower.

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Maybe they're taking their time revising to get the cutting edge out of the comp lock cutout
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:13 pm

This one is a "Meh." for me.

Now the Kapara on the other hand!

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:48 pm

knivesandbooks wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Maybe they're taking their time revising to get the cutting edge out of the comp lock cutout
That sounds like a good idea :eek:
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby mattman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:41 pm

knivesandbooks wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Maybe they're taking their time revising to get the cutting edge out of the comp lock cutout
That's not as big as issue as it was made out to be, as your finger can't be there when closing, because the flipper tab will sweep through there.

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:52 pm

mattman wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:41 pm

That's not as big as issue as it was made out to be, as your finger can't be there when closing, because the flipper tab will sweep through there.

But what about sliding your hand in and out of your pocket? Your hand will slide right across it.

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby mattman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:02 pm

BornIn1500 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:52 pm
mattman wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:41 pm

That's not as big as issue as it was made out to be, as your finger can't be there when closing, because the flipper tab will sweep through there.

But what about sliding your hand in and out of your pocket? Your hand will slide right across it. I can't see how that's a good idea.
I'll wait and see.
I think Spyderco has a pretty competent design department.
(I haven't seen one in person yet, but I imagine it would take a fairly concerted effort to get your finger in there enough to get cut, based on the images I've seen)

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby knivesandbooks » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:19 pm

mattman wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:02 pm
BornIn1500 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:52 pm
mattman wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:41 pm

That's not as big as issue as it was made out to be, as your finger can't be there when closing, because the flipper tab will sweep through there.

But what about sliding your hand in and out of your pocket? Your hand will slide right across it. I can't see how that's a good idea.
I'll wait and see.
I think Spyderco has a pretty competent design department.
(I haven't seen one in person yet, but I imagine it would take a fairly concerted effort to get your finger in there enough to get cut, based on the images I've seen)
I know their design deparment is more than competent. It seems like they gave up the safety of fully enclosing the edge in order to appease the people that complaine about having small compression lock cutouts. May also be due to blade shape. I'll withhold judgement until it comes out. May be the potential to mod that section into a finger choil.
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby ThePeacent » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:37 am

this "non issue" of cutting oneself was addressed by Eric on the Blade Show video this year
It's a non existing problem

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm

It does have some "belly" and I'm kind of wondering what it might be like in Spyderedge. However for the most part it's not really appealing to me as an EDC folder and it doesn't register to me as an outdoor knife possibility either.

I'm sure it's got a practical application that someone could appreciate but it just doesn't have a classic Spyder characteristic to it like the Millie, Para2, or about a dozen other models I could mention. Unless I would have seen it here on the Forum first hand I wouldn't even have guessed it being in the main Spyderco line up. It will be interesting to see how it goes over.

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:15 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm
It does have some "belly" and I'm kind of wondering what it might be like in Spyderedge. However for the most part it's not really appealing to me as an EDC folder and it doesn't register to me as an outdoor knife possibility either.

I'm sure it's got a practical application that someone could appreciate but it just doesn't have a classic Spyder characteristic to it like the Millie, Para2, or about a dozen other models I could mention. Unless I would have seen it here on the Forum first hand I wouldn't even have guessed it being in the main Spyderco line up. It will be interesting to see how it goes over.
I was thinking that this was meant to be more of a fancy tactical or gentleman's tactical knife. I find the blade shape appealing. I'm not too hip on flippers though. The handles are beautiful. Idk about it.
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby Bodog » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Spyderman91 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:11 am
There were a lot of home runs in the 2018 catalogue (smock, sabotage, the redback), but the Tropen caught my eye right away...

I preordered as soon as I could and realized after my excitement, that I had no idea when the knife would actually be released XD.

Either way, very exited for this blade and the others mentioned earlier, picture for reference courtesy of knifecenter.
It's a pretty cool looking knife but not for me. Aside from that no portion of the edge of a knife that goes in your pocket should be exposed. Just doesn't seem smart at all.
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby kodai78 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:58 am

Surely it’s too large for a gent’s folder. Fancy tactical? Maybe. I don’t have any interest in this one based on looks or description. However if I could handle one, perhaps that would sway my opinion. I don’t own a knife with an Emerson wave yet so that’s interesting to me.
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby BornIn1500 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:19 pm

ThePeacent wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:37 am
this "non issue" of cutting oneself was addressed by Eric on the Blade Show video this year
It's a non existing problem

Yes I saw that. I think it would ease many people's minds to have a neutral party comment on using it, though. We'll have to wait and see. When I'm digging all over in my pocket for some change or keys, I'm rubbing all parts of my knife. I think you'd have to admit it's a valid concern.

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:35 pm

Tropen is up on the bay
Looking forward to the Para 3 Lightweight, Ikuchi, and Bow River :spyder:

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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:11 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Tropen is up on the bay
good to know. I'll be looking for some youtube footage later this week.
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Re: Pulse on the Tropen?

Postby Siguy1976 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:00 am

I love the wave opener. Currently own Emerson Commander, CQC8, Spyderco Delica 4, Endura 4, P'Kal, and some waved Kershaws(worth noting that the quality of the Spydercos is by far the best). The Delica 4 is my EDC. The Delica and Endura 4's have nailed the lightweight, small in pocket feel. I've been waiting for a full flat grind with a wave and compression lock for years. Just got the Tropen yesterday. It seems like a great combo of all the things I've been looking for. The wave works with stunning perfection. Amazing blade shape and steel. Beautiful scales. The smoothness of opening is beyond anything I had hoped for.
The compression lock is my favorite Spyderco locking mechanism. I can see how it presents a problem for slim profile handles. i.e. the Para Military with it's wider profile doesn't need to worry about exposed blade. I wouldn't mind a back lock version of this knife, but it would destroy the epic smoothness. Perhaps a frame lock?
I managed to cut the side of my pinky on the heel of a ZT452 while digging in my pocket for keys. In that case the blade comes very close to the edge of the scales but dosen't extend beyond. After looking at the Tropen, it seems likely that a similar accident could happen. Won't know till a few seconds after it happens ;)
I need to carry it for a while to see if the exposed blade is an issue. Worth the risk/kinda wish there wasn't a risk though.


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