Astute ... Yess !

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Astute ... Yess !

Postby elena86 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm

I need to know : WHO designed this one ?! The blade looks like a mini Barong ! LOVE IT !
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby phaust » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm

Love the design but not the size. I'm hoping it's popular enough to justify other sizes.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Enactive » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:12 pm

elena86 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm
I need to know : WHO designed this one ?! The blade looks like a mini Barong ! LOVE IT !
Wouldn't be too surprised if Ed Schempp and Eric Glesser co-designed it, as with the Efficient family.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:17 pm

Handle reminds me of the Persian.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Surfingringo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm

That design looks like Ed Schempp might have had something to do with it.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby araneae » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:05 pm

Nearly certain I handled and liked it at Blade Show. Certainly looks like Ed's influence, but I can't recall
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby BornIn1500 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:44 am

Reminds me of a Kershaw Leek with a bigger belly.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby elena86 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am

This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient :(
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:29 am

elena86 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am
This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient :(

And with the Polestar / Alcyone https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/detail ... -Grey/1023:
Beautifull knives, I think even a change from BD1 to BD1N would make these more popular, and they´d deserve it!
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby zhyla » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm

elena86 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am
This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient :(
G-10 is fine. 8Cr takes a wicked edge. 2.5mm blade thickness, good ergos, and a cheap street price -- what's not to like?

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:28 pm

zhyla wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
elena86 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am
This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient :(
G-10 is fine. 8Cr takes a wicked edge. 2.5mm blade thickness, good ergos, and a cheap street price -- what's not to like?

The blade thickness ("thinness") is the best amongst several good features. Hope it sets a trend away again from the "little fatties".. ;) Can't see NO advantages in those despite maybe that it's a bit more comfortable to put a finger on a wider spine...
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby elena86 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:10 pm

zhyla wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
elena86 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:25 am
This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient :(
G-10 is fine. 8Cr takes a wicked edge. 2.5mm blade thickness, good ergos, and a cheap street price -- what's not to like?


I am not picky but CPM-S45VN or even CPM-S35VN instead of 8Cr would make me a happy camper :p :D That's a sweet design and it deserves any better steel you want to throw in the mix I would say !
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby StuntZombie » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm

Out of all the knives in the Reveal, that's the one that's sticking with me the most.

Anyone have thoughts on the performance of Spyderco's 8Cr compared to other brands that use it?
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Elshauno » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:00 pm

The silhouette reminds me of a Kershaw Ener-G
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby StuntZombie » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:28 pm

Elshauno wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:00 pm
The silhouette reminds me of a Kershaw Ener-G
Oooh..you've got something there. Might be why I like the look of it so much.
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Pancake » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:43 pm

I like the design...but it's so smoooool
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby z4vdBt » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:20 am

It speaks to me.

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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:49 pm

Probably going to get this one. Looks great
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby rybu0305 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:17 pm

Love the size and design. Hope it becomes available in better steels.
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Re: Astute ... Yess !

Postby Mushroom » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:23 pm

I like the design of this one as well. It kind of reminds me of the Rookie because of the blade to handle ratio.
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