Where is the Urban Coyote?

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:00 am

toocool006 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 am
Mine showed up as well (or rather I finally picked it up). My example is pretty much the same as Rick's - not the best grind, not the worst. The blade does sit pretty high off the backspacer, but the point isn't poking out (like the Ikuchi was), so I'll probably leave it as-is. The jimping is pretty gnarled and gouged though. But I like the color a lot more in person than I did online, so there's that. Overall excited for a stainless sprint Urban, going to rock this boy and put it to work!
I forgot to add that as well, that it does right pretty high off the backspacer. Close, but doesn't catch my finger. The jimping is also very poorly done. Thankfully it doesn't add any discomfort when using it.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby archangel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 am

SF Native wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
archangel wrote:
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In stock at BladeHQ. At least it looks like that...
Ordered. Thanks Michael.
This one joining your unique collection?

I'm struggling with an empty bank account. On the other hand I'd hate to miss this opportunity. Need to talk to my wifey...
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby SF Native » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:34 am

archangel wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 am
SF Native wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
archangel wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:06 pm
In stock at BladeHQ. At least it looks like that...
Ordered. Thanks Michael.
This one joining your unique collection?

I'm struggling with an empty bank account. On the other hand I'd hate to miss this opportunity. Need to talk to my wifey...
I think you have time. I bet these can be found 6 months from now.

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby UrbanMoose » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 pm

Just got email confirmation that two are are their way to me from Germany :D Hopefully they are just as good in fit and finish as my BB Elmax Urban (which has excellent f&f). I'd be disappointed to get knives whose finish and fit wasn't up to usual Spyderco QC. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Danvp » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:59 pm

Kinda weird though that within a batch the quality differs. As said, my piece is oké. However, i think i blunted the tip with sharpening. Only visible with a loupe. :mad:

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby archangel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:24 pm

UrbanMoose wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Just got email confirmation that two are are their way to me from Germany :D Hopefully they are just as good in fit and finish as my BB Elmax Urban (which has excellent f&f). I'd be disappointed to get knives whose finish and fit wasn't up to usual Spyderco QC. Fingers crossed...

Where did you order them? :eek:
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby UrbanMoose » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm

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Where did you order them? :eek:
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Here:
http://com2you-biwak.de/

But they are out of stock now... :o
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby RamZar » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:18 pm

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm

Got mine in the mail today. I think it’s fantastic! I’m stoked :cool: But I can see some of what others were saying. So I took a few pics for those of you who don’t have one yet:

Fits my hand remarkably well for such a compact form factor
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The top/back of the tang is a little proud of the backspring by about the depth of the jimping. Carrying the jimping back to the backspring would solve it
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Speaking of jimping, it could be cleaner. Definitely no comparison to Golden production knives like the para 3 or PM2
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Something I noticed but has not been mentioned yet is a small “tab” where the spydie hole was laser cut. Just a little bump at the back of the hole
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And finally, a comparison pic to what I’m pocketing today, the REX45 PM2
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Then I had to pack it back up so my kids can give it to me Sunday! ;)
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby SF Native » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm

Thanks for the photos woodpuppy.

Anyone want to start a poll with the question being... if you saw these photos for an eBay item, would you conclude it’s a fake?

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:41 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Got mine in the mail today. I think it’s fantastic! I’m stoked :cool: But I can see some of what others were saying. So I took a few pics for those of you who don’t have one yet:

Fits my hand remarkably well for such a compact form factor
Image

The top/back of the tang is a little proud of the backspring by about the depth of the jimping. Carrying the jimping back to the backspring would solve it
Image

Speaking of jimping, it could be cleaner. Definitely no comparison to Golden production knives like the para 3 or PM2
Image

Something I noticed but has not been mentioned yet is a small “tab” where the spydie hole was later cut. Just a little bump at the back of the hole
Image

And finally, a comparison pic to what I’m pocketing today, the REX45 PM2
Image


Then I had to pack it back up so my kids can give it to me Sunday! ;)
Thanks for posting those pictures. I hope mine is not like that. Someone got lazy when they made this knife. Still, it will be a good knife to carry and use.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Nate » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:48 pm

The jimping on my K390 sprint is way worse than that lol. It never bothered me though.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby RamZar » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:54 pm

Of course most would like to see perfect specimens but considering the $65 street price I think some cosmetic blemishes are not outrageous.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:03 pm

SF Native wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Thanks for the photos woodpuppy.

Anyone want to start a poll with the question being... if you saw these photos for an eBay item, would you conclude it’s a fake?
Hey now, I know I’m not a high zoot photographer, but they’re mostly in focus, there are no toes, and I didn’t use a ruler!

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Of course most would like to see perfect specimens but considering the $65 street price I think some cosmetic blemishes are not outrageous.

I guess I haven’t seen an Urban of such fine craftsmanship that would make this one pale in comparison. There are a couple things that could be smoothed out, but I’m happy and this one’ll get used.

I fully support the idea of turning the Urban (or UKPK, I may now need one of those) into a steel mule. It’s so inexpensive I could actually play along.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm

I also took some photos when I got home, but more so for size comparison. Dragonfly, Urban and UKPK. I'm quite surprised at how thick the blade stock is on the Urban when compared to the other two.

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Thanks! Right you are about the blade thickness! Rick, was it you or maybe steelcity interested in the UPKP as a folding mule series?
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:29 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Thanks! Right you are about the blade thickness! Rick, was it you or maybe steelcity interested in the UPKP as a folding mule series?

I bought a UKPK thinking I might warm up to lock-less knives and the idea of a UKPK Mule. I was truly impressed with the HH Red UKPK and it exceeded my expectations. But, in the end, I decided that a lock is a must-have for my uses.

Thus I am firmly back in the Para LW/Manix LW folding mule camp. And I passed on the Urban LW despite my strong desire to try AEB-L. Hopefully AEB-L is well received and we will see it in some Seki City models like we have seen with other Bohler steels (M390/K390). I'm sure an AEB-L Police LW / Endura / Endela / Delica / Dfly series in Coyote Brown would be a huge success if the reviews of the Urban's AEB-L are positive.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:42 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm
I also took some photos when I got home, but more so for size comparison. Dragonfly, Urban and UKPK. I'm quite surprised at how thick the blade stock is on the Urban when compared to the other two.


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Great comparison pics! Really makes me want an Urban sized Dragonfly XL with the thinner Dragonfly blade.
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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby SF Native » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:24 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:03 pm
SF Native wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Thanks for the photos woodpuppy.

Anyone want to start a poll with the question being... if you saw these photos for an eBay item, would you conclude it’s a fake?
Hey now, I know I’m not a high zoot photographer, but they’re mostly in focus, there are no toes, and I didn’t use a ruler!
Wp, my comment is not a critique of your photo skills. Those are fine. I mean that we typically use the fine details to determine what is likely a real spyderco and what is made by someone else. I have 2 of the k390 Urbans and neither looks like that. Mine should be here tomorrow and I hope it looks like a spyderco usually does.

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Re: Where is the Urban Coyote?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Guess it will be interesting to compare notes.
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