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Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm
by elena86
I need to know : WHO designed this one ?! The blade looks like a mini Barong ! LOVE IT !

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm
by phaust
Love the design but not the size. I'm hoping it's popular enough to justify other sizes.

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:12 pm
by Enactive
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.

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:17 pm
by ABX2011
Handle reminds me of the Persian.

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:01 pm
by Surfingringo
That design looks like Ed Schempp might have had something to do with it.

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Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:05 pm
by araneae
Nearly certain I handled and liked it at Blade Show. Certainly looks like Ed's influence, but I can't recall

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:44 am
by BornIn1500
Reminds me of a Kershaw Leek with a bigger belly.

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

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Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:29 am
by Wartstein
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!

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:20 pm
by zhyla
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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Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:28 pm
by Wartstein
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...

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:10 pm
by elena86
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 !

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
by StuntZombie
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?

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:00 pm
by Elshauno
The silhouette reminds me of a Kershaw Ener-G

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:28 pm
by StuntZombie
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.

Re: Astute ... Yess !

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:43 pm
by Pancake
I like the design...but it's so smoooool

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Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:20 am
by z4vdBt
It speaks to me.

Image

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Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:49 pm
by Spydergirl88
Probably going to get this one. Looks great

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Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:17 pm
by rybu0305
Love the size and design. Hope it becomes available in better steels.

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Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:23 pm
by Mushroom
I like the design of this one as well. It kind of reminds me of the Rookie because of the blade to handle ratio.