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Meer Kat

Postby Fharing45 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:48 pm

I just picked up a v toku2/sus410 kat, what a cool little knife.
Anyone else fond of them? :D

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby sal » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:28 am

Hi Fharing,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby archangel » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:34 am

I like mine very much! Love the coolness of the phantom lock, although I can imagine it may open accidently when you hold the knife in a funny way. Hasn't happened to me yet. After all, it's a small (yet very handy!) Spydie, not made for really hard work.
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Re: Meer Kat

Postby PStone » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:04 am

Fharing45 wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:48 pm
I just picked up a v toku2/sus410 kat, what a cool little knife.
Anyone else fond of them? :D
I just got mine a couple weeks ago. I dig it a lot. KnivesPlus has/had that VToku2 for a decent sale price and I’ve always wanted to try one. Love the lock. Surprisingly fidgetable. Solid lockup. None of the typical Seki City little wiggle. More like the Golden backlocks. And VToku of course is just absolutely great. Easy to touch up and gets screaming sharp.

Would love to see a new Sage with a Phantom lock too :spyder:

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby RLR » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:44 am

archangel wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:34 am
I like mine very much! Love the coolness of the phantom lock, although I can imagine it may open accidently when you hold the knife in a funny way. Hasn't happened to me yet. After all, it's a small (yet very handy!) Spydie, not made for really hard work.
I don’t see it ever accidentally opening. I drop it in pocket with keys and stuff and never as issue.

Fun, useable little knife.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby archangel » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:11 am

I meant unlock, in your hand, when one squeezes the handles in a funny way. You only need to move the unlocking scale a little bit to set the blade free. Like I said, it has never happened to me. But odds are.....

I repeat, it's a handy little knife, and I like mine alot!
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Re: Meer Kat

Postby olywa » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:00 am

I have one in HAP40. It's a stout little bugger and fun to fidget. Takes a screaming edge and I've broken down a lot of heavy cardboard boxes with it over the last couple of years.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:05 am

i'd love to try one of these, but they're only offered occasionally and in steels that i don't want to mess with. i wish it was a production model in a more standard steel. it seems weird to have gone through the trouble to develop this lock and produce a knife like this and then just not have them available.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby araneae » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 am

They were production for a number of years.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
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Re: Meer Kat

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:13 am

araneae wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:10 am
They were production for a number of years.
i wasn't here for that, so it didn't happen. :D

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby Burton Knut » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:55 am

I just got one in HAP40 and it’s definitely cool. Very sheeple friendly too.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby Mini2white » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:09 pm

I love the Meerkat. I don't find the lock activates accidentally while using it.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby James Y » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:10 pm

I’ve had a Meerkat for around 20 years now. I mainly bought it for the novelty of the phantom lock. The blade on mine is 440C. Good knife. Not one of my favorites, but definitely a keeper.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby dman62 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:40 pm

I have a maroon VG-10 version. Great little knife, the egos are amazing for being so small.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby chrisb507 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:32 pm

It's a little thick for me to carry, but undeniably cool! I've never had lock problems.

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby N. Brian Huegel » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:24 pm

Here are that patents that cover it:

5,379,492 1/10/1995 Glesser; Louis S. (Golden, CO) - Spring Clip (Used on C64 MeerKat)

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... /5,379,492

D349,837 8/23/1994 Glesser; Louis S. (Golden, CO) - Reverse "S" Recurve Blade (C12 Civilian, C29 Cricket, C64 MeerKat, and C80 Dodo)

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... N/D349,837

D442,460 5/22/2001 Glesser; Louis S. (Golden, CO) assigned to Spyderco, Inc. (Golden, CO) - C64 MeerKat

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... N/D442,460

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Re: Meer Kat

Postby Thunderpants » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:09 am

The Hap 40 Meerkat was one of my first Spydercos and I love it... since it's almost impossible to close unless you know the trick, I can't really imagine it closing unintentionally.


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