An Astute desire

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An Astute desire

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:18 pm

I would like to formally request a non value, 3.5", backlock version of this knife.

I am in love with the shape, it's almost like an evolution of the Caly 3 without the choil. It just needs a backlock, wire clip, 0.5" more blade and VG-10 or better.

This would make for an incredible knife!
When can we expect it?
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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:22 pm

I am with you!

Great candidate for finally an ffg backlock knife with edge all the way to the handle (as would be a backlock Caribbean or an "upgraded" backlock Tenacious).
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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:28 pm

Yes! It appears to have enough kick to close it onto your finger without getting a slice(unlike the Caribbean when closed like a backlock)

LC200N is always the dream, but I'll settle for VG-10!

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Enactive » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm

Yeah maybe. Could be cool. Like the backlock. Would rather it be built in Taichung with their use of the internal stop pin on mid lockbacks, or in Golden with the Golden lockback. LC200N is possible either place. VG-10 is fine, but i don't love the Seki wiggle, as much as i like the knives.

I might prefer to stay with G10 and go linerless, although Wartstein is gonna ask for FRN. Right, my friend? :D :cool:

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:32 pm

Spyderco has been definitely making some waves in the budget space!
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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:40 pm

The linerless door is across the street and around the corner.

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby ugaarguy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 pm

I wish they'd used the wire clip, since it's such a light and slender knife.

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 am

i am so glad it is not another backlock. i am interested in trying this one. i like that it also does not have a choil.
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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:35 am

rabbitanarchy14 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:09 am
i am so glad it is not another backlock. i am interested in trying this one. i like that it also does not have a choil.

I know you don't like backlocks, and that's fine, but this one is not about backlocks in general, but finally backlock knives with an edge (almost) all the way to the handle (other than the Centofante and one very rare I can't recall at the moment).

Linerlock and comp.lock knives do get that maximum edge length design, backlock knives not so much. And really, a somewhat experienced knife user will not get cut when closing such a backlock knife with an edge all the way back...
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Re: An Astute desire

Postby acer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:27 am

This one on the shortlist

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Surfingringo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 am

Enactive wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Yeah maybe. Could be cool. Like the backlock. Would rather it be built in Taichung with their use of the internal stop pin on mid lockbacks, or in Golden with the Golden lockback. LC200N is possible either place. VG-10 is fine, but i don't love the Seki wiggle, as much as i like the knives.

I might prefer to stay with G10 and go linerless, although Wartstein is gonna ask for FRN. Right, my friend? :D :cool:
Hey Enactive, have you bought any Seki backlocks lately? I know what you are talking about with blade play on some of the Seki knives but every one I have bought for the last 3 or 4 years has been super solid. I still don’t think they are on par with Golden’s backlocks but Japan has definitely tightened up their tolerances in the last few years. :spyder:

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Enactive » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:21 am

Surfingringo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 am
Enactive wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Yeah maybe. Could be cool. Like the backlock. Would rather it be built in Taichung with their use of the internal stop pin on mid lockbacks, or in Golden with the Golden lockback. LC200N is possible either place. VG-10 is fine, but i don't love the Seki wiggle, as much as i like the knives.

I might prefer to stay with G10 and go linerless, although Wartstein is gonna ask for FRN. Right, my friend? :D :cool:
Hey Enactive, have you bought any Seki backlocks lately? I know what you are talking about with blade play on some of the Seki knives but every one I have bought for the last 3 or 4 years has been super solid. I still don’t think they are on par with Golden’s backlocks but Japan has definitely tightened up their tolerances in the last few years. :spyder:
The V-Toku 2 Stretch is the only one, so I am game to try more. Glad your recent Seki knives have been solid. I appreciate hearing from you about that. :D

I haven't given up on Seki knives yet and interested in the K390 Ladybug and holding out for a K390 Stretch. :spyder:

Hope the fishing has been good in CR! :cool:

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Enactive » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:25 am

ugaarguy wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 pm
I wish they'd used the wire clip, since it's such a light and slender knife.
I had the same thought, especially since the Emphasis (Which is much bigger and heavier) got the wire clip.

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Surfingringo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:12 am

Enactive wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:21 am
Surfingringo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 am
Enactive wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Yeah maybe. Could be cool. Like the backlock. Would rather it be built in Taichung with their use of the internal stop pin on mid lockbacks, or in Golden with the Golden lockback. LC200N is possible either place. VG-10 is fine, but i don't love the Seki wiggle, as much as i like the knives.

I might prefer to stay with G10 and go linerless, although Wartstein is gonna ask for FRN. Right, my friend? :D :cool:
Hey Enactive, have you bought any Seki backlocks lately? I know what you are talking about with blade play on some of the Seki knives but every one I have bought for the last 3 or 4 years has been super solid. I still don’t think they are on par with Golden’s backlocks but Japan has definitely tightened up their tolerances in the last few years. :spyder:
The V-Toku 2 Stretch is the only one, so I am game to try more. Glad your recent Seki knives have been solid. I appreciate hearing from you about that. :D

I haven't given up on Seki knives yet and interested in the K390 Ladybug and holding out for a K390 Stretch. :spyder:

Hope the fishing has been good in CR! :cool:
Thanks man, it almost always is. :D

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:15 am

It looks nice, too bad it and the efficient are made in China. I hope it is a home run for Spyderco!
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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:19 am

Enactive wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:21 am
Surfingringo wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:59 am
Enactive wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Hey Enactive, have you bought any Seki backlocks lately? I know what you are talking about with blade play on some of the Seki knives but every one I have bought for the last 3 or 4 years has been super solid. I still don’t think they are on par with Golden’s backlocks but Japan has definitely tightened up their tolerances in the last few years. :spyder:
The V-Toku 2 Stretch is the only one, so I am game to try more. Glad your recent Seki knives have been solid. I appreciate hearing from you about that. :D

I haven't given up on Seki knives yet and interested in the K390 Ladybug and holding out for a K390 Stretch. :spyder:

Hope the fishing has been good in CR! :cool:
Just fyi: No wiggle in my new (Seki...) Straight Spine Stretch... :)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: An Astute desire

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:22 am

Enactive wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm
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I might prefer to stay with G10 and go linerless, although Wartstein is gonna ask for FRN. Right, my friend? :D :cool:

Let´s settle on linerless, but FRN :D

EDIT: To be clear: G10 is totally fine, but personally I´ll always take FRN over it when I can get it
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40


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