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My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Nemo3000 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:54 am

Hello,

I always been haunted by the Police and even more by the Rookie.
But every model I have tried back in the 90's was very slippery (but easy to slip inside the pocket) and with some "serious" vertical blade play I do not like.

The wait is over. I have found a great deal on a Police Version 4: incredible steel, plain edge, and... zero blade play on mine.

As I have understood Sal decided to go his own way on that last version...

Here is my little review with a lot of pictures and some quotes from this forums.
https://nemoknivesreview.com/2019/02/18 ... JjQw-1nOfE

OK now, the reason I'm posting here is also to have a maximum of feedback from old timers and new comers about this emblematic Sal Glesser design.
They are so many models nowadays and since the 80's Spyderco has modeled a lot of patterns for modern folding matter separators. Many people consider the Military C36 as the flagship but perhaps the Police model is the real Spyderco flagship ?

Your thoughts ?

Who is EDCing the Police ?

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:31 am

I still do not have one of the P4's, but it is on my must-buy list.
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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Nemo3000 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:40 am

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Guilty pleasure...

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:48 am

Wish my DS stones had the old style smooth leather slips. The new suede is just floppy and unsatisfying.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Nemo3000 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:07 am

And the glue on the new one is not really good too...

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby MacLaren » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:10 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:31 am
I still do not have one of the P4's, but it is on my must-buy list.
Ditto.

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby J D Wijbenga » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:03 am

I enjoyed reading your review Nemo!

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Nemo3000 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:18 am

Thank you ! JD ! :-)

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:29 am

It's too large to EDC for me. I have tried, but as i said, it is simply too large IMO
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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Nemo3000 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:31 am

I'm surprised how it disappears in the pocket in tip down carry. Now... it is "really" not political correct !!

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby mayong » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:23 pm

Nemo3000 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:54 am
Who is EDCing the Police ?

My P4 gets more pocket time than any other knife I own. I love the K390 so much, particularly the way it takes a patina, that I recently picked up a backup. It's a huge knife but as others have pointed out its slimness make it an easy carry. On pocket-feel alone I prefer it to the PM2. And the huge, slicey blade is a joy to use.

On the left is my original which has seen lots of use. On the right is the brand-new one after eating a strip steak.

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:24 pm

The Police 4 is my favorite Spyderco folder. The size is a big plus for me - it fits my hand better than most knives Spyderco makes. Very slim in the pocket. Haven't had any issues using mine in cities or at work.

I think the Police is one of their most iconic models, and I've always been a little sad at the lack of sprints it receives. I'm really excited to see the FRN version come out!

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Freediver » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:01 pm

Lately I’ve been considering getting an old school stainless steel police. Anyone still carry theirs?

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby sal » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 pm

Thanx Nemo.

Good stuff. I'm carrying the FRN Protoype. The perfect knife for me. Probably illegal in most jurisdictions.

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby 5-by-5 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:56 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Thanx Nemo.

Good stuff. I'm carrying the FRN Protoype. The perfect knife for me. Probably illegal in most jurisdictions.

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You need to let that one leak in a video like Eric did with the Tonto PM2 :cool:

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:49 pm

Can't carry a fixed blade concealed, can't carry a balisong, can't carry an auto over 2 inches, but no limits on folders in San Diego :D

With K390 steel the police 4 is practically a Sprint run. Might look good with some blue Micarta scales though.

This will be the largest folder I've ever owned, but after hearing so many strong endorsements, I had to give it a shot. Should be here tomorrow.
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:24 pm
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I think the Police is one of their most iconic models, and I've always been a little sad at the lack of sprints it receives. I'm really excited to see the FRN version come out!
sal wrote: ..... Probably illegal in most jurisdictions.

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby Nemo3000 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:00 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 pm
Thanx Nemo.

Good stuff. I'm carrying the FRN Protoype. The perfect knife for me. Probably illegal in most jurisdictions.

sal
Always my pleasure Sal ! Next classical review would be on the Mariner ! We miss you here in Europe ! ;-)

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:18 pm

Wow Matt!! I remember when you got the Shaman, thinking how out of the ordinary that was for you...now the Police!! What's going on with you!?!? :p
Currently have 17 :spyder:'s in 11 different steels. Constantly adding and purging!

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby sal » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:51 pm

Matt's been here long enough that I've brainwashed him into liking my designs. ;)

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Re: My take on the Spyderco Police...

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:27 pm

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:49 pm
Can't carry a fixed blade concealed, can't carry a balisong, can't carry an auto over 2 inches, but no limits on folders in San Diego :D

With K390 steel the police 4 is practically a Sprint run. Might look good with some blue Micarta scales though.

This will be the largest folder I've ever owned, but after hearing so many strong endorsements, I had to give it a shot. Should be here tomorrow.
Vivi wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:24 pm
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I think the Police is one of their most iconic models, and I've always been a little sad at the lack of sprints it receives. I'm really excited to see the FRN version come out!
sal wrote: ..... Probably illegal in most jurisdictions.

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If I can carry a Delica for a week, you can do the same with a Police :D


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