I finally dipped my to into exploring exotic and functional novelty knives.
Not just spyderco but also things like front flippers from admired competitors, and just like that Paul alexander announced the most interesting new blade to me which name escapes me but was a reference to the Japanese myth of water demons.
I'll just refer to it as spyderco front flipping bladed lighter for short for now.
Sure it has run of the mill s30v, peel ply instead of real carbon fiber, probably stainless instead of golden liners, but that's the thing.
My collection is very wide nowadays, m930, cruwear on 3 knives, Rex 45 recently, the hap 40 caly 3 sprint x2, all S110V blades, and a bucket full of s30v.
Right now out of all that fun stuff I'm carrying a manix 2 S110V lw and a sage 5, regular production run models and while S110V is no joke the manix 2 lw isn't the prettiest of best little kitten in the litter, but with these 2 knives I can cut through any day and any task. What I'm getting at, I'm kinda content with all the great choices I have due to my overwhelming kind donations to Spyderco and their 'donate more then 100 bucks and pick out a free knife program'.
I feel all my bases are covered and carrying 2 trusted basic blades which can do anything from hard use to piercing pieces of paper off the carpet. Recently I actually succeeded in double checking myself whether I really need a new interesting blade while I have a selection that is probably better at most tasks or equal atleast, and passed quite a few knives and saved some money. Probably not half interesting to you guys but while I say this I admit that I this line of thinking actually working out would have been impossible if I didn't buy all the knives (on impulse - and always go with your first thought is a dangerous ideology when suffering from the spydie fever
) I have now.
Paul Alexander's Japanese slim water demon myth design is easily the sexiest thing of all to me, the flipping mechanism looks fun and well designed, great size Overal and the blade/handle ratio is well done and qualifies for me as one of spydercos most eye-pleasing knives. I don't have much spydercos in a long slim profile or they are not nearly as well designed as this is imo.
First though was 'oh cool, I'll buy it' though. Justification followed later and I think I succeeded quite well.
I am looking at his sliverax too, and would get it if I knew someone I trusted to grind the flipper off. I'm sure the forum can accommodate but I'm from the Netherlands, kind of a lot of money in shipping for a wee bit of steel removal).
Just wish it was here