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Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:07 pm

I loved seeing my fellow knifeknuts and the Spydercrew again at this 15th Spyderco Amsterdam Meet. It’s nice to see that many of my ‘own kind’ in one place. And, oh right, there were also a ‘few’ of Spyderco prototypes….;-). We needed a bit more time than last year, to determine what knives could be photographed and shown publicly, I appreciate your patience and understanding. There are 10 new designs I could shoot and share with you. I will continue processing the images in the next few days and share them all with you as I finish them.

Eric, Lisa, Jur, Ted and Martien did great job, putting together an amazing 15th Spyderco Amsterdam Meet, thank you !

Eric’s table was filled with about a 100 prototypes total. The 10 pieces I can share online, will likely all end up in the next Reveal catalog. This indicates these knives are planned to be released between May & August. I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.

I’m far from a professional photographer, but I hope to still give you a decent impression of these cool new knives in my upcoming posts. Any possible errors in the images or information about these production samples, are all mine. Probably due to experiencing a hefty dose of ‘new knife high’.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby The Meat man » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:09 pm

Can't wait to see your photos! :eek:
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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Police 4 Lightweight

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:11 pm

I certainly didn’t see this design coming, the Police 4 with a lightweight FRN handle. This knife is all sorts of long, slender and light weight. I can imagine you’d forget you’d carry this knife, it’s that light for its size. If I recall correctly, the bladesteel on the lightweight will (also) be K390. Fit and finish were spot on. I hope they’ll make a serrated one, so I can retire my G10 Police 4 as a travel folding bread knife.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 25,4 cm / 10 inches
Blade Length: 11,1 cm / 4.37 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 85 grams / 2.99 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:14 pm

Oooh! Very nice.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Mushroom » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:23 pm

Always one of my favorite threads of the year! Thanks so much for doing this! :spyder:

The Lightweight Police looks exactly like what I expected from the rumors. Which were something along the lines of "Bi-directional FRN like the Endura series". To me, it looks like a seamless addition to the series!
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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Endela

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:26 pm

As the name implies, the Endela is the size in between the Delica and Endura. I guess the SKU number should be C10.5? This is not just a ‘shrunken’ or ‘enlarged’ blade, depending on your perspective. The grip and blade have both been redesigned to be an intermediate size between the Delica and Endura. The Endura doesn’t fit my hands, and I always preferred the R or Stretch ergonomically. The Endela fits my hands just as nicely as my Stretch. I hope this design does well, to warrant cool colors and steels. I think I might want to hold out for such a variation.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 20,5 cm / 8.07 inches
Blade Length: 8,6 cm / 3.38 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 68 grams / 2.39 ounces


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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby attila » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:32 pm

Thanks for this thread! It's one of my annual favorites too!

I look forward to whatever else we're allowed to see!
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, Cruwear & Micarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Enactive » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:34 pm

Thanks, Mr Blonde! These are very cool and I'm eager to see the rest of what you can share. The photos are great and show a lot of details.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Filoso- » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm

One of the best threads of the year. The Police LW looks amazing!
Looking forward to more surprises. Thanks Mr Blonde!

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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Dragonfly 2 Emerson Opener

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm

When the sun’s out and the shorts come out, there’s a Dragonfly clipped to my pocket. They’re as easy to carry as pocket lint, and boy do they cut! You might not realize it, but with regular XL sized hands you can get a full grip on this little folder, and it’s very practical. Living in an urban area, a Dragonfly can take care of any practical cutting chore. This emerson opener variant is great if you like that thick spined spear point tip, and also of course if you’re looking for a quick opening ‘let go device’.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 14,1 cm / 5.56 inches
Blade Length: 5,7 cm / 2.25 inches
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 28 grams / 0.98 ounces


I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.
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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Dragonfly 2 Wharncliffe

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:46 pm

The wharncliffe Spyderco Delica was popular enough to bring out an Endura with a big ‘wharnie’ blade, and now we can look forward to a Dragonfly 2 with a wharncliffe blade. Personally, I prefer the ‘wharnie’ in a smaller blade. An original Kiwi has been my office folder for over 10 years now. I’ll definitely add this lil’ big wharncliffe to my everyday carry rotation!

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Specifications
Overall Length: 14,1 cm / 5.56 inches
Blade Length: 5,7 cm / 2.25 inches
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 24 grams / 0.84 ounces

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:49 pm

That's all for today, more Amsterdam Meet posts & photos are planned for tomorrow. Thanks for watching!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:50 pm

Great stuff! Thank you!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby archangel » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:56 pm

Thank you Mr Blonde. I hope there's some non-FRN material coming tomorrow. ;)
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Mushroom » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:57 pm

That Wharncliffe Dragonfly looks awesome! Instant must have for me!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:58 pm

Thank you so much for this very exciting thread!! (Says me, but not my wallet... ;) )

The Endela really is a must have for me... like a dream coming true. Endura and Delice fit my hand very well, but the former is a bit to long in the pocket, the latter just a tad short when it comes to actual edge. The Endela fixes that, I guess. Only (nitpicky) "flaw": The blade does not seem to fill all of the handle when the knife is closed (much like it is with the Delica), is that correct? It´s hard to see on the pics.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:07 pm

Thanks for the great photos! Man the frn Police4 sure looks good. I think I'm going to need one of those to keep my g10 version company :D

And a wharnclife dragonfly???
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:09 pm

Good man! Cool to see them again :)
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby JonLeBlanc » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:10 pm

Oh jeez what a cool thread! Thanks for your effort
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby BLUETYPEII » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:14 pm

I was really hoping for the new Police 4 to be VG-10. That’s too bad guess I’ll pass on it. :(
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