Where is my Bow River ?

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Frozenspyder » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:31 pm

Just got mine today. Much better fit and finish than I was expecting for the price. Perfect size for edc too.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby BLUETYPEII » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:21 pm

Oh here it is!
The Bow River arrived today looking so very nice. Fit and finish definitely above the price point. This really is amazing for under $33.

There’s no question is going to perform well. I can see myself using this in the kitchen a lot.

I am very curious to see how the edge retention compares to that of my Cara Cara 2.

I hope to see more budget fixed blades from Spyderco, especially if they’re as compelling as this one.

I may try and post a review, it would be my first.

Thanks for listening to me ramble and thanks Spyderco. :D
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Nebrasketball » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:22 pm

Received my two samples today. They both look good and came sharp. I was hoping the g10 would provide a little more traction. Looking forward to put them through their paces on some pheasants this fall.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby PineChaos » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:56 pm

These are amazing. Is this a new maker for Spyderco? They do excellent work.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby SteveMidwest » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:45 pm

Nebrasketball wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Received my two samples today. They both look good and came sharp. I was hoping the g10 would provide a little more traction. Looking forward to put them through their paces on some pheasants this fall.

Pheasants this fall, is exactly why I bought mine as well. Only for over here, on the other side of the river. Where the Pheasants are Bigger! :D

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby SteveMidwest » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:02 pm

Phil Wilson wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Yes, rounding off the back of the choil and the very first part of the edge was a detail that was on the prototype. I was happy to see the maker picked up on that. It was not done on the first sample we got back. Very easy to sharpen all the way if that is the preference. Thanks, Phil

Hello Phil. After a couple of weeks worth of work and carry, with this knife. I still love it, as much as I did on day one. It truly is, a fantastic knife. Thanks again Phil, for all of your work on this, and for getting with Spyderco yet again. In making this happen for all of us.

I'd like to take this opportunity to ask, if I could please, and if you'd be okay with answering this in public. About another detail that was on the prototype, that you sent in. How thin was your blade behind the edge? If I had to pick one thing I'd like to see changed on this model. It would be to make the blade a bit thinner behind the edge.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby zhyla » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:29 am

In stock at KnifeCenter and Optics Planet.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby The Deacon » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:03 pm

One arrived here today from KnifeWorks. Got put to work at lunch time slicing up a tomato and cutting up my sandwich. May not be my last, as I'm very favorably impressed by both the F&F and the way it handles.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Dodge » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:21 pm

Got mine today! Nice curves and smooth in the hand. This is definitely an instant classic. I’m a tad disappointed that the indexing dimple got cut from production.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:50 pm

Slow morning hunting for chanterelles, but the Bow River did get to slice through a few.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:07 pm

And a better afternoon...

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Tucson Tom » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:52 pm

I just placed an order for one of these at the Knifeworks. In order to avoid shipping charges I also ordered a Jumpmaster 2, NO, wait!! An Ankerson "Province" to go with it. It will be interesting to see which of these two I like better. :D
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:01 pm

I really enjoyed using this knife today. It's a really nice size for mushrooming and also for food prep afterward, and feels great in the hand even with the smooth scales (which I was sceptical about). I really hope to see some sprints or exclusives on this one - new colors, especially. I'd buy a few as dedicated kitchen knives and as gifts for my foraging friends.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Pancake » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:02 am

I place an order today....sadly not in stock right now, so it will take some time. But I am willing to wait a bit for this one.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Supacede » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:34 pm

Looks like knifecenter still has stock..

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby Bdubs808 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:39 am

Was smaller than I expected, even though I knew the dimensions.
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby koenigsegg » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:33 pm

Bow river is very good at many tasks, I hope they do a bd1n version
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby zhyla » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 pm

In stock at Blade HQ.

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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:43 pm

zhyla wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 pm
In stock at Blade HQ.
I wonder if they will release some with the new sheath.. either way I kind of want a second it's so tempting at this price point. I think I'm going to hold off and see if they have them at the seconds sale
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Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:07 pm

koenigsegg wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Bow river is very good at many tasks, I hope they do a bd1n version
That would be a home run if the price point stayed reasonable. I bet a Bow River in BD1N would fly off the shelves even if it was double the price of the current version.

BD1N isn't possible with the chinese factory that made this run, is it? I thought I remember Sal posting something along those lines a while back.


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