Where is my Bow River ?

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:22 am

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I would of posted some pictures but I’m not downloading another photo hosting thing. Be nice if the subforum was as easy as BF to add pictures.
Use postimage.org, browse pictures, click hotlink for forum, paste. That simple.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby murphjd25 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:15 pm

Thanks guys, I think I figured it out..let’s see...
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby murphjd25 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 pm

I didn’t have time to sit down and sharpen the rest of the edge this weekend but I’ll get it done sometime. Probably won’t be the next couple weeks either, next two weekends and following week I will be gone and on vacation finally! I used it to whittle some feathers and such this weekend, it’s pretty comfortable in the hand and did a good job. I’ll try to get some fish here in the next couple weekends and see how it does filleting fish.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Lumpy620 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:55 am

Mail call for me, and my package from REC containing my Bow River arrived. :D As far as Spyderco fixed blades, I don't own many, and I carry the Serrata 99% of the time, as it does everything I need. (Though dad picked up a Waterway for kayaking on a whim, now I'm jealous and probably will follow suit :o ).
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Size comparison to Serrata:
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The fit and finish on my example is great, grinds are even and well done, and the G10 looks very well done and is finished/polished exceptionally well.

The sheath is simple and handsome and does it's job, which is good for me.
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In my experience, the heat treat on :spyder: 's 8Cr13Mov is typically better than some I've used in other brands, so no worries there.

I think the knife is a homerun for Spyderco, especially as a budget/value product. $32 makes this a no brainier as far as I'm concerned. My non-knife-knut friends, who inevitably get a present in the form of a :spyder: from me usually get a folder like the Tenacious or a Byrd Raven. Many of them are the outdoors type, at least on a causal level, and carry a fixed blade camping or hiking, and keep the folder home for EDC. The Bow River is gonna supplant the above mentioned as a gift option for at least half of them. Heck, soon as some more stock starts trickling in, I know my dad, father in law, brother in law, and a couple uncle's will each be getting one for the holiday season. :D

In the meantime, I plan to strap her on the belt for the hike I'll be taking this weekend, do some whittling and such, and can't wait to see how she performs. Initial thought though: great job Phil and Spyderco with this little guy.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby FullFlatMind » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:29 pm

I also got mine from REC today. Spyderco has a winner here. I might get more as kitchen knives and gifts - when I can find them in stock.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Mushroom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:43 pm

Just got mine from Cutlery Shoppe! For the price, this is going be hard to beat! It has fantastic fit and finish and its a really great size overall.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby BLUETYPEII » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:29 pm

Can we get a photo of the Bow River next to the Waterway please. :cool:
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Mushroom » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:46 pm

BLUETYPEII wrote:
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Can we get a photo of the Bow River next to the Waterway please. :cool:
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:31 pm

Can we see the Bow River next to a Southfork?

Is the handle bigger on the Bow River?
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Nate » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
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Can we see the Bow River next to a Southfork?

Is the handle bigger on the Bow River?

It's smaller. I posted a pic on page 10. Can get a proper top-down comparison pic later if no one beats me to it.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:37 pm

Thank you!
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Nate » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:06 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Thank you!

Almost forgot, busy night. Preparing some banana peppers, etc, for lacto-fermentation and using the Bow River to do it all. Pulled out the South Fork for another quick shot:

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Trp2080 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:32 pm

Anyone have a sprig they could do a comparison shot with?

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Nebrasketball » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:39 am

Currently in stock at Midway USA. Excited for mine to arrive!
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:59 am

Nebrasketball wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:39 am
Currently in stock at Midway USA. Excited for mine to arrive!
That's cool I wish they had a storefront to go to it's not too far from where I live
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Enactive » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:12 pm

I've got a pair ordered, should ship tomorrow. I'm excited for these guys!

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby fatsubie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:39 pm

Wait for KnifeCenter to fulfill my order.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby The Meat man » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:08 pm

koenigsegg wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:59 am
Nebrasketball wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:39 am
Currently in stock at Midway USA. Excited for mine to arrive!
That's cool I wish they had a storefront to go to it's not too far from where I live
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Vivi » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:30 pm

Was gonna order one, but I have a road trip planned next month that's taking me by one of my favorite knife shops, so I'll pick one or two up then.

Wonder what else I'll come away with?

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:49 pm

Here's a family portrait of of my trailing point knives. I am a really big fan of the form.

Also, I am amazed at how thin the Bow River is behind the edge. I measure it at about 0.018 to 0.020 bte. I ran it over the brown SM stones and it has a sticky sharp edge now.

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