G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive

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Postby Oogie » Tue May 28, 2019 6:57 pm

Just received my HH UKPK today. First, very pleased with HH communication and service, and delivery was just 1 week from order (free shipping option). This HH is my first UKPK, and must say I’m impressed. I had noticed a similarity to the Caly 3 prior, but having both in hand now has me convinced they definitely share a design language. Considering my appreciation for the Caly in hand, the UKPK feels and functions great right out of the box. Looking forward to years of enjoyment!

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Postby UrbanMoose » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:28 am

Enactive wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:13 pm
It would be great to see more color and steel options in g10! If anyone from HH is reading, a drop point with brown G10 would be a nice nod to the Stretch!
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Hi Steelcity,

Glad you finally got it it. I was beginning to think there was a problem? Also glad you like it. I think it's probably the best UK that the Golden knife-makers have built to date. I'm quite proud of them. If HH is wise, in my opinion, they will keep their option to continue the model. Maybe some additional variations in color or steel?

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A drop point blade and brown G10. Superb idea. I hope HH are following this thread. I imagine it would sell like hot cakes. It would absolutely be on my must have list!

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Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Ok....months after these dropped I've finally succumbed. It's been awhile since I ordered a new knife and I've decided that this one really is a must have for me. Order placed a few minutes ago. :)
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 pm

Good for you Pat. If you love the UKPK...as you've heard, this one is a home run!! Anybody that passed on this the first time around, don't let it pass by this time!
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Postby awa54 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 pm

I'm still ambivalent, but am willing to give the latest implementation of the split spring a chance, especially in a G10 scaled version.

Mine is leaving the UK today! ...with the exchange rate where it is now, I paid less than a used one went for on Ebay a few days back :D
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Postby hambone56rx » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:29 pm

All the hype has made me buy this for my boss who is a 'Bama fan!

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Postby SF Native » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 pm

Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of these when they arrive.

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Postby ihped1 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:45 pm

SF Native wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of these when they arrive.
One of the best knives ever made. Changed my blade out for a drop point, now they just need to make a drop point in something other than BD1.

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Postby Jazz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:21 am

I’m not gonna lie. I wish the blade was the same thickness as the original G10 ones. It’s fine how it is, but it really turned me off soon as I saw it was thinner.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:17 am

For the price, you can't beat the design/materials and even S30V for the steel. Actually carrying mine today. No problem cutting through a fairly thick cucumber, broccoli crowns, tomato, pepperoncinis and chicken for my salad for the lunch today. Definitely was pleasantly surprised when I got mine that the blade length and cutting edge are longer than the Para 3. I figured they would be pretty similar knives overall, besides the lock/no lock. Boy was I wrong! Sorry Jazz...I love me that nice and thin grind!
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Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:22 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:17 am
...I love me that nice and thin grind!
I'd much rather have a thin grind on a small knife like this too.

I didn't realize this one has a significantly thinner grind than the previous G10 UKPKs. I'll have to compare to my orange G10 one when the HH red arrives. Should be soon.
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Postby Jazz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:44 pm

It’s the same as the FRN ones for thickness.
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Postby awa54 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 am

OK, all of you who have never had a first generation UKPK, *this* is what it's supposed to feel like!

The HH exclusive brings back that solid feel that the FRN versions lack, just in a slimmer package, I'm really looking forward to future G10 UKPKs now that the tooling exists.

I also have to say that the split spring has finally been dialed in to equal the old full length spring, mine is a bit notchier on the close than any of my original versions, but just as smooth opening... much different from the two early split spring UKPKs I own, which are way under-sprung IMO.

Thanks Heinnie Haynes and Spyderco!!

Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:22 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:17 am
...I love me that nice and thin grind!
I'd much rather have a thin grind on a small knife like this too.

I didn't realize this one has a significantly thinner grind than the previous G10 UKPKs. I'll have to compare to my orange G10 one when the HH red arrives. Should be soon.

I agree, the thin blade stock isn't a downgrade, now that it's mounted in a truly rigid handle. Using this knife makes it clear that all of the flex I objected to in the FRN version was handle scale related, not at all caused by the thinner blade.

ihped1 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:45 pm
SF Native wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of these when they arrive.
One of the best knives ever made. Changed my blade out for a drop point, now they just need to make a drop point in something other than BD1.

Current FRN models are in BD1N, which is a significant upgrade in my experience (Para 3 LW).
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Postby buckleys » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:39 pm

Thinking of ordering one to Canada, but afraid that it will get confiscated by Canadian customs.

I know it's a non-locking slipjoint, but customs has the discretion to do whatever they want lately. Any Canadians have theirs NOT make it through?

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Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Jazz wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:44 pm
It’s the same as the FRN ones for thickness.
I'll have to compare to my orange G10 S30V UKPK later. Forgot to check over the weekend
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Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 pm

So I compared the new HH UKPK with the original G10 UKPK and sure enough the blade stock is thinner on the new version. New is .0975" and old is .1250"

Here's where it gets interesting for me. I also measured the behind the edge thickness directly underneath the Spyderco logo on both models. Both measurements were right at the shoulder. Taken under magnification. The new version measures .0250. The original is .0190 BTE.
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Postby jdw » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 am

I just received mine and holy cow the Golden crew hit this one out of the park. Outstanding!!
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Postby ihped1 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:43 pm

awa54 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 am
Current FRN models are in BD1N, which is a significant upgrade in my experience (Para 3 LW).
Is it really that much better than BD1? I think I can wait for a significant upgrade in a drop point steel. I bought two Hennie Haynes so if I really want I can just use the S30V one.

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Postby awa54 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:55 pm

ihped1 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:43 pm
awa54 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 am
Current FRN models are in BD1N, which is a significant upgrade in my experience (Para 3 LW).
Is it really that much better than BD1? I think I can wait for a significant upgrade in a drop point steel. I bought two Hennie Haynes so if I really want I can just use the S30V one.

BD1N feels significantly harder when sharpening (and using on hard materials), has a definite increase in edge stability and at least with diamond abrasives isn't really any harder to get sharp. in my book, BD1 was in the AUS8 range, BD1N seems closer to N690 or VG10 ...not hating on BD1, but in the UKPK blades I own it rolls easily and needs daily touch-ups to stay sharp enough for my tastes.
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Postby cycleguy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:37 pm

Hate to see this thread not being front and center so have to shout out what a wonderful knife the ukpk is!!!!

BD1N, S110V, and S30V are all great choices as well. Hope to see more of this knife in other steels, colors, and materials.

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