Z-Cut packaging

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
Bruce Mack
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:51 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Z-Cut packaging

Postby Bruce Mack » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:17 pm

I just got my 2 knives from REC, one plain, the other serrated. The packaging was spare and ecologically sound, each knife enclosed in plastic on a small cardboard card. The plastic is tough, deflecting the blade of my Chaparral like a phaser shield on the Enterprise. I had to trim around the plastic and then find a plane of dissection to lift one segment and remove the knife. This is not a complaint, just tribute to Spyderco for often exceeding expectations. I do like the knives, too.

User avatar
JonLeBlanc
Member
Posts: 1209
Joined: Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 am
Location: Louisiana

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:31 pm

That's cool, apparently that was the last thing we were waiting on for these knives, and I'm pumped that they'll be available to give as gifts for the holidays!

Do you prefer the plain over serrated, or vice versa... Or no preference? (I bet that plain is SHARP lol)
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
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

User avatar
Doc Dan
Member
Posts: 8886
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 am
Location: In a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:02 am

I am glad to hear they are finally out.

Edit: I just check all of my usual places and none have them.
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof! (John Adams regarding the White House)

"Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you."
(Roy Rogers)


NRA Life Member
Spydernation 0050

User avatar
Wartstein
Member
Posts: 5538
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:06 am
Location: Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:19 am

Bruce Mack wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:17 pm
......The plastic is tough, deflecting the blade of my Chaparral like a phaser shield on the Enterprise.....

" ...deflecting the blade of a CHAPARRAL"..??!!
Must be THREE phaser shields on top of each other... :p :D
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

Bruce Mack
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:51 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Bruce Mack » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:58 pm

I haven’t used them enough to say much. The blade stock is very thin, promising good slicing. The plain edge is sharp, but I’ll hit it with the Sharpmaker for maximum sharpness before comparing it with the serrated.
Because of its light weight the z-cut feels insubstantial in hand. No concerns about its integrity but just comparing, unfairly, to my folders. It will be good to read a review by someone who cooks and can comment on feel and utility.

VashHash
Member
Posts: 3786
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:49 pm
Location: Louisiana

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby VashHash » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:03 am

I got my shipping notice today. Glad they're finally coming out.

Catamount123
Member
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:03 pm

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Catamount123 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:21 am

VashHash wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:03 am
I got my shipping notice today. Glad they're finally coming out.

Mine are on their way as well.
I don't get people who only carry one knife :confused: ;)

SF Native
Member
Posts: 1431
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:25 am
Location: Fairfax, Ca

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby SF Native » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:55 am

Good to hear the packaging is thick. On one of my other spyderco kitchen knives, the knife tried to hack its way out of the box during shipment. The little plastic tip protector had come loose. Good for spyderco giving even the packaging some cqi!

Bruce Mack
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:51 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Bruce Mack » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:19 am

My wife has used the Z-Cut knives for chopping vegetables. Because of the handle and blade configuration she says she doesn’t cut herself anymore. That’s big.

VashHash
Member
Posts: 3786
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:49 pm
Location: Louisiana

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby VashHash » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:30 pm

Got mine. They each came wrapped in a towel. They're very flexible.
Image
2 serrated patterns

Image

The packaging is definitely something different. I found the easiest way to open it was from the back. Where the knife handle goes in I just used my thumb to pry it apart. It's not the typical sealed plastic. It snaps together around the knife and the card holds it together

Notsurewhy
Member
Posts: 294
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:57 pm

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Notsurewhy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 pm

Interesting, I didn't know that the pointed tip and blunt tip have different serrations. The pointed tip looks typical spydie edge with small and large serrations, but the blunt seems uniform with an medium size all across. Has there been a reason given, or are they just trying different patterns?

User avatar
sal
Member
Posts: 13171
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Golden, Colorado USA

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby sal » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:11 pm

Testing the market preferences.

sal

User avatar
Doc Dan
Member
Posts: 8886
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 am
Location: In a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:51 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Testing the market preferences.

sal
I heard through the grape vine that the distributor (TX?/) has not been contacting the major retailers about new Spydercos and that is why they don’t have new releases like this one.
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof! (John Adams regarding the White House)

"Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you."
(Roy Rogers)


NRA Life Member
Spydernation 0050

User avatar
z4vdBt
Member
Posts: 675
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:42 pm
Location: U.S.A. Earth

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby z4vdBt » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:19 am

i opened mine carefully and found i can use the clamshell as a sheath for storage.

Image

Notsurewhy
Member
Posts: 294
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:57 pm

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Notsurewhy » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:56 am

sal wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Testing the market preferences.

sal
Interesting. Thanks for the reply. Some folks probably think the spyderedge looks too scary. I'm guessing functionally it works better or the less aggressive looking pattern would've been the only option? It's cool to get insight on how these decisions get made.

gdwtvb
Member
Posts: 236
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:55 am
Location: Western NY

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby gdwtvb » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:05 am

I've been looking forward to these! We've got two in the mail, should be here Monday. I can't wait to put them through their paces as we eat a salad most days. Thanks to Spyderco in continuing innovation! and with the great price I can continue to save for the next drop of the Spydiechef!

Grizz

Marulaghost
Member
Posts: 331
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:02 pm

Re: Z-Cut packaging

Postby Marulaghost » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:49 am

I get the feeling that the uniform serrations will work better for bread while the serrations we usually see on spydercos will be fantastic on things like tomatoes and such


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mattysc42, skeeg11 and 25 guests