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Urban discussion

Postby PaloArt » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:49 am

I would like to adress this to SAL since Urban is his "Child". Would it be possible to consider locking spyderco urban? Ergos are great, have this great model in two options - locking and slip it - would be great.

I wear Urban more and more since it is such a great performing tool, sometimes I do miss possibility of locking knife precisely looking like Urban.

I know there is Dfly - for some people not so comfortable grip. Then we do have great Chapparal - amazing knife I plan to buy soon... But oh my oh my, Urban stole my heart.

Would be anyone else interested?

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby joeldworkin307 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:17 am

Try the spyderco cat.

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:44 am

joeldworkin307 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:17 am
Try the spyderco cat.
Yep! The Cat is very close to the Urban
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby jpm2 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:52 am

One of the things I like most about the urban is that it doesn’t lock.
It’s so convenient to pull it out, open, make a cut, close and pocket all one hand without having to manipulate a lock.
I agree the cat is a locking cousin.

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:05 am

PaloArt wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:49 am
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Then we do have great Chapparal - amazing knife I plan to buy soon... But oh my oh my, Urban stole my heart.

.....

Do get a Chap! I am sure it will give you comfort... ;)
(though I never even held an Urban, so I can´t really join the discussion)
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:27 am

I love the Urban, and wouldn’t want to change anything about it, except to replace its pivot with one that can be tightened/loosened from both sides.

The Cat seems a roughly-equivalent locking alternative. If you are open to an alternative without a thumb ramp, look at the Lil’ Native. A masterpiece. But, and it’s a big “but”, it lacks the negative blade angle that makes the Urban such an aggressive cutter.
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby ChrisinHove » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:54 am

I’m about to try the Urban for the 4th time!

I’ve had the Elmax, K390 and AEB-L versions but preferred the Elmax Squeak, s110v & s30V UKPKs for my legal carry.

I’ve got another K390 on the way to displace the s110v UKPK in my work bag. I think it’s added toughness, marginally lighter weight and even friendlier appearance might be better.

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby PaloArt » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:01 am

I totally understand some people would not like to change urban at all :) it is trully exceptional knife! It was just a thought. As mentioned, Chaparral might be answer for me and I should collect more Urbans :D which I plan to do.

Thank you very much for opinions.

Btw. someone would like to show their Urbans? :D

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby PStone » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:05 am

PaloArt wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:01 am

Btw. someone would like to show their Urbans? :D
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby PaloArt » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:02 pm

not the best photo, but really one of my favorite duets
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:16 pm

A favorite photo of mine!

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby elena86 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:45 pm

My beloved companion. Best city carry and user ever. K390 steel is just a bonus. Bring in the SPY27 Urban with a blue cobalt FRN scale :spyder:

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby zuludelta » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:17 pm

Another vote here for the Spyderco Cat as an option for people looking for a locking version of the Urban (I think it is actually slightly cheaper than the standard Urban). I had a Cat for a couple of years and I remember carrying it as my weekend EDC more often than either the Dragonfly 2 or the Chaparral. The only reason I don't have one now is because my brother liked it so much I gifted it to him. I plan on getting another one eventually, especially now that it's being made in CTS-BD1N, which is superior to the Urban's N690Co in wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and especially toughness (the original Cat model was S30V, I believe, then it was re-launched in the budget line with a 440C blade, then later, CTS-BD1).

I still haven't seen the CTS-BD1N versions in my local brick & mortar store, though, but apparently people have been getting the newest upgraded CTS-BD1N versions from some online retailers

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby bigboned » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:37 pm

Interested in the urban myself- does someone have a list of the versions made? I’d love to try a k390
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Me - Para3 in Cruwear, Junction, Bow River
Son - Dragonfly2 in VToku2
Wife - Urban in K390

Want to try - UKPK, Delica DLC CE, Bradley Bowie, Bushcraft
Gone - Delica ZDP189, PM2 Cruwear, Para3 LW BD1N, Para3 S30V

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby northvanbamboo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:47 pm

It never left my pockets since the day i bought it (Sept2019)
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby jdw » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 pm

bigboned wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Interested in the urban myself- does someone have a list of the versions made? I’d love to try a k390

Here's a link to the Spydiewiki page for the Urban:

http://www.spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=C127_Urban
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Re: Urban discussion

Postby bbturbodad » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:39 pm

The Urban especially the K390 version is one of my favorite Spyderco knives...period.

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby Jazz » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:33 pm

If the Urban stayed exactly the same shape and ergos, I’d love it in a back lock.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby p_atrick » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:43 pm

In some European countries (Germany, I think, is one of them) you can have either a one-hand opening knife or a locking knife, but you can't have both. The Urban fills this role nicely. I too wouldn't mind a back lock on the knife, but as an office drone I don't really need it.

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Re: Urban discussion

Postby GarageBoy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:44 pm

A return of the g10 version would be cool


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