Let me get this straight:this little gem will be produced by Spyderco?Like in we will be able to buy it?Vivi wrote: ↑Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:14 amHere is my design....
The Spyderco Companion
The Companion is the newest fixed blade from Spyderco. Designed by forum member "Vivi," the Companion is meant to be an every day carry. The design is as compact as possible while retaining a full sized knife feel. The scales are fully contoured linen Micarta, with a shape meant to adapt to any hand size. The deep integral guard and generous palm swell ensure a secure grip in any conditions.
The blade is full flat ground from 2mm stock for unrivaled cutting performance. The M4 blade exhibits excellent toughness and edge retention. The leaf shape blade features a distinctive negative angle, giving the user enhanced leverage while slicing. The spine is fully radiused with no jimping for all day working comfort.
The Companion comes complete with a fold-over style boltaron sheath & Spyderco G-clip. Alternatively, a chain can be attached to the bottom two rivets, allowing the Companion to function as a neck knife. The hollow pin at the rear end of the handle functions as a lanyard hole. At a mere 3.1oz with sheath, the Companion is meant to be by your side at all times.
Here's some additional photos.
The companion next to two fixed blades it drew inspiration from:
In hand photos:
Compared to a Pacific Salt:
An idea of what it would look like on my belt:
I also agree. We would not be interested in making a knife similar to what another company is making. It's the outside of the box, pushing the envelope that rings my bell.
Have you seen the Condor Neonecker? I thought about picking one up.Ngati Pom wrote: ↑Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:33 pmA folding Nesmuk, slightly negative blade angle, stop lock, open back, sculpted or rounded scales, material to be decided.
Would the Hamaguri grind have any advantage for a Nesmuk style blade? Otherwise a high hollow. In BD1 or BD1N. Please .
Just realised this sounds like the Parata , not my intention at all, I was thinking slightly more traditional looking blade and handle.
Sal, I think a high hollow grind XHP blade with the current 3.2mm stock in a Native 5 LW could lead to interesting comparisons against the current Chaparral LW with its thinner stock FFG XHP blade. Or perhaps a Sage with current 3mm stock, but the switch to high hollow grind XHP to put against the Chap's FFG 2mm stock XHP. Doing that would remove further variables since they'd both be made at the Taichung plant with all the same heat treat and finishing processes.sal wrote: ↑Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:21 amHi Jason,
I've been nagging Cliff for a collaboration for years. Can't get him to bite. I think it wold be a fun project. Maybe you can help? He can tell me what he thinks and I can turn it into a model. His brain, my hands?
Also, regarding the high hollow. I agree with you that it might be the most efficient cutting tool. Chris Reeve has always liked his high hollow.
The high hollow keeps the blade thin for a long space and what it gives up in strength, it makes up for having that thin blade at and near the edge. Certainly better for skinning. Like the Hamaguri (convex), the geometry of a blade has much more depth than is originally perceived. The reason is the friction alongside the blade in a cut.
SSssooo...for the purpose of discussion, Let's pick a model and make a high hollow? Whatchathink?
(May be better in another thread?)