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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby JacksonKnives » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:23 am

I'm curious about the clip screw changes. Seems to me Burch's regular hole pattern would offer more value to a collector without compromising anything, but there's got to be a reason...
[Edit: checked out pictures of the Chubby and it looks like that design would also take a Spyderco clip, where this one has a different screw pattern.]
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby archangel » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:24 am

Yeah they look similar in some aspects, I agree. But the package... Nah. Bombshell outdoes them by far. Imho...
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Dazen » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:34 am

I’m selfishly happy this doesn’t seem to be as popular as I thought it would be. Maybe I won’t have to scramble so hard to secure one of these.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Evil D » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:43 am

Not for me but it's pretty cool. I will echo others and say all Spydercos should come with their wire or hourglass clips, I'm really not impressed by one off clip designs and it takes away the ability to swap on custom clips. I really think Spyderco should narrow it down to one hourglass design and stick it on every knife that doesn't use a wire clip, so that every knife is uniform and can accept the same clips. Seems like it would cut down on cost too. I see the hourglass clip as another trademark detail right along with the thumb hole.
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby ABX2011 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53 am

As far as the clip, other people want a "custom" clip on a high-end collab. I remember people complaining about the standard hour glass on the Paysan and Nirvana.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Dazen » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:59 am

ABX2011 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:53 am
As far as the clip, other people want a "custom" clip on a high-end collab. I remember people complaining about the standard hour glass on the Paysan and Nirvana.
That is why I love the Paysan, a custom knife with everything from Spyderco I love added.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby JacksonKnives » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:47 am

You can't make everyone happy, that's for sure.

I'd guess the designer and Eric negotiate on the value of a custom clip, but sometimes the original is a sculpted/billet clip.

Sculpted clips are fancy but I've never seen one that was better than a bent clip, so if the original has a sculpted clip the hourglass or wire clip seems the right call to me.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby BornIn1500 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:35 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:23 am
I am sorry but it looks like some Böker or CRKT jobbie to me. Doesn't tickle anywhere at all.
I wasn't going to say it, but since you did.... the first thing that came to my mind was if you take away the hole and add a thumb stud, it could be a CRKT. :D I like it, though. It's nice to see some beefy blades still being made.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby RazorSharp86 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:44 pm

Horrible pocket clip, and terrible ricasso area.
What’s to like here?!

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Looks like a sausage that sat out for too long.

I don't know how I feel about it...

We'll see if it grows on me.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:16 pm

RazorSharp86 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Horrible pocket clip, and terrible ricasso area.
What’s to like here?!

Why "horrible ricasso area" ? Optic-wise?
Cause functionwise it's pretty good just imho: Sacrifices not much actual edge, still perfect for choking up on. Just in my experience control and leverage is better, if a choil (or other "choke up on area") does NOT recess the forefinger deep "in" the blade.

Still, generally not the kind of knife I'd actually carry a lot.
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:29 pm

archangel wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:20 am
Larry_Mott wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:23 am
I am sorry but it looks like some Böker or CRKT jobbie to me. Doesn't tickle anywhere at all.

Please, show me that Böker with a thick 20CV or similar quality stonewashed blade and titanium liners. :eek:
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby 013 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:13 pm

I like it, but I also feel like this was a missed opportunity for some micarta.
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Mushroom » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:23 pm

I'm definitely going to try to buy one of these, I like the design a lot.

For some reason, to me this model seems primed and ready for a flipper tab but I'm glad it doesn't have one!
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby JRinFL » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:37 pm

I’m one less competing for one of these, you’re welcome! ;)
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Dazen » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:58 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:16 pm
RazorSharp86 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Horrible pocket clip, and terrible ricasso area.
What’s to like here?!

Why "horrible ricasso area" ? Optic-wise?
Cause functionwise it's pretty good just imho: Sacrifices not much actual edge, still perfect for choking up on. Just in my experience control and leverage is better, if a choil (or other "choke up on area") does NOT recess the forefinger deep "in" the blade.

Still, generally not the kind of knife I'd actually carry a lot.
It’s the same as the Yojimbo, and it is as comfortable as any Spyderco I own.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Brock O Lee » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:25 pm

Not for me...
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby Philo Beddoe » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:00 am

BigGrove wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:03 pm
ABX2011 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:07 pm
I think there will be plenty to go around at MAP $280.
Didn't the Lil Nilakka take a while to sell out?
Never did sell out..still in stock at a few places.

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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:01 am

Meh....

Handle looks good. Blade shape is not my style.
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Re: Bombshell Flash Batch

Postby yablanowitz » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:30 pm

Pass. I've never seen the appeal of short, thick, wide knives.


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