JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:19 pm
I can't believe I'm the only one here that has listed the original, 2004 era TEMPERANCE 1 fixed blade model as one of their all time favorite Sal Glesser designs
Maybe it's because it's such an older model and no longer available
But I can assure any of you that the original TEMPERANCE 1 model is truly timeless and it's one of Sal Glesser's time tested premium designs. It's truly one timeless Spyderco fixed blade model hidden in plain view. I dare any of you to check it out first hand.
It might be due to that imo many more people are into Spyderco folders than fixed blades (Spydercos and generally) and so fewer did handle one? Just a guess, I might be wrong. I myself have a lot more use for folders than fixed blades, and the three of the latter I own and use occasionally are not Spydercos admittedly.
Just out of interest: I looked at pictures of the Temperance 1 vs the Temperance 2 (see here for example http://www.cliffstamp.com/knives/review ... nce_2.html
) and the differences in overall shape do not seem to be too pronounced at first glance (other than the handle material).
Kind of like with the Stretch 1 vs the Stretch 2, where the changes made are very subtle for most people, but just for me several details make me like the Stretch 1 even more than the Stretch 2.
Would be interested if it is it the same for you with the Temperance? And if, why in detail? (Several differences are listed in the linked review, maybe thats what you think too?)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40