My Kopa Kabana :)

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My Kopa Kabana :)

Postby ozspyder » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:17 am

I love the Spyderco Kopa 8) for a number of reasons. Check this review out and the photos and I'm sure you'll appreciate them too :D

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Specifications:
length overall 5 13/16" (148 mm)
length closed 3 7/16" (87 mm)
blade length 2 7/16" (62 mm)
blade thickness 1/8" (3 mm)
cutting edge 1 15/16" (49 mm)
blade steel VG-10
weight 2.5 oz (70 g)
hole diameter 7/16" (11 mm)
handle material various inlays

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The Kopa is a limited edition sprint run of 600 blades per release. Each year Spyderco plans the release of around 3 of these knives with different inlays. All up a total of 17 different releases are planned, the inlays for those are not known too far in advance.

The inlays so far have been:
Cocobolo, Black Micarta, Evrina, Apple Coral, Tiger Coral, Gold Pearl, Turquoise, Black Quince.
Two more are scheduled for realease very soon: Jigged Bone, then MOP with Paua stripes.

(to be continued)
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cont'd

Postby ozspyder » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:20 am

Cocobolo (mine is not the best cocobolo example :( )
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Black Micarta (simple elegance, great for formal events)
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Evrina (man made ivory substitute, accepts scrimshaw very well, IMHO very 'plastic' in feeling)
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Tiger Coral (great figuring in every example of these which you see. One of my favourite Kopas)
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Apple Coral (Good figuring in my example, but could be nicer, great looker)
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(to be continued) :D
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cont'd some more

Postby ozspyder » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:20 am

Gold Pearl (One of the most beautiful inlays released so far, but also the hardest to photograph due to the shimmering depth of the pearlescence)
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Turquoise (Great inlay and one of my favourites.... I like blue :p , beautiful depth again like the Pearl one)
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Black Quince (I have 2 of these, one of them you have seen before and has excellent figuring, the other much blander, this one makes a great EDC)
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These small SS bolstered folders are very solidly constructed with impeccable fit and finish. You pay a premium for this type of finish which only a limited sprint run can command.

I like the flat ground leaf blades and exotic inlays. These small gentlemens folder have got me by the short and curlies. I will continue to pursue the full collection, and possibly multiples of each ;)

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Hope you guys like this
(forgot to take better pics of the backside showing the very nice clip, and also knife in hand ...will do so later and edit this post :p )
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Postby jaislandboy » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:35 pm

datan wrote:... These small gentlemens folder have got me by the short and curlies. ...
Lovely photos datan! :cool: yeah, those Pearl one's are most difficult to capture the true spectrum colors.....kinda reminds me of catching my 1st rainbow trout.... :rolleyes: Be careful with the blades near your "short and curlies"... :p
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Postby Peter1960 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:45 pm

Congrats, very nice photos! Kopas on a stone balustrade - you have nerve :cool: :eek: (Don't chastise me, I'm a collector :o )
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Postby ozspyder » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:35 pm

Peter1960 wrote:Congrats, very nice photos! Kopas on a stone balustrade - you have nerve :cool: :eek: (Don't chastise me, I'm a collector :o )
Hehehe Peter,
I know what you mean, I had a lot of trouble carefully setting them on the sandstone :eek: I collect them too, none were damaged, all were set down like feathers very carefully ! I saw other locations for the photo shoot, but none captured my attention that day better
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Postby Fairlane » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:27 am

Great pic's and review! Nice collection of Kopa's :)

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Postby SonnyD » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:49 pm

Those are Gorgeous, Thanks for the Eye Candy! ;)
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Postby jaislandboy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:14 pm

datan wrote:Hehehe Peter,
I know what you mean, I had a lot of trouble carefully setting them on the sandstone :eek: I collect them too, none were damaged, all were set down like feathers very carefully ! I saw other locations for the photo shoot, but none captured my attention that day better
hey Daniel,
you've got some rock steady hands there.... ;)
nice pix BTW! :cool:
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Postby ozspyder » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:21 pm

Thanks Jaislandboy !

Just posted on the other thread about my Kopa obsession actually. I should take more photos of my Kabana :) I managed to grab a few more of the older releases and a few more coming my way.

I'm thinking of releasing my flock of Natives so I can concentrate mainly on the smaller 'gentlemans' type folders. Though I am struggling with that decision because the Native was the first blade that got me hooked on :spyder: and they all have sentimental value to me. There are a few missing from my collection so I'll either keep hunting at the Bay or release my lot there to roam freely.

I just love my Kopas :p :D And I know a few more here that collect them too. I just need a few Cocobolo ones and a few doubles of the others and I'm set (for a few weeks at least ;) )

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Postby Capt. Carl » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:53 pm

I like the micarta one the best followed by the quince!

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Postby ozspyder » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:57 pm

Here's some more micarta goodness for you Carl :)

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You gotta love the elegant clip of the Kopa....well it can be improved, but IMHO it is one of the better :spyder: ones for gentlepersons.
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Along with the comparo pic with my 2 other favourites :D
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Postby Lostification » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:33 pm

I must admit that this is the first time I've found Black Micarta attractive. Great job takin those photos. :D
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Postby giant1 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:09 am

Dan

Nice Kopa collection. :cool:

I have the MOP and Micarta and am on the lookout for the Cocobolo. The Kopa's are on the absolute limit (size wise) for me. I don't really get into small knives because they don't seem to fit in my hands well.

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Postby ozspyder » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:18 am

Hey Frank,
Wait for the Jigged Bone release later in the year. You fondness of jiggy bone means you will love the Kopa version :) If you want another Kopa, I highly recommend the Turquoise. I rank that higher on my fondle-scale than the cocobolo :p

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Postby bh49 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:12 am

Dan,
Are you planning to update this thread?
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Postby ozspyder » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:41 pm

Update ? oooooh yeah of course.

I have been placing all my pictures of late into my "Daniel's Spyderco Hoard" picture thread. But I haven't forgotten this. I am just waiting for the Jigged Bone to add to my Pearl and Abalone one, so I can get another massive family shot of the bunch of Kopas.

Thanks for reminding me of this though. It'll be good to get the family shot updated.

Cheers bro
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Postby jaislandboy » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:46 pm

bh49 wrote:Dan,
Are you planning to update this thread?
+1 ;) :D
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Updated Kopa Kabana :)

Postby ozspyder » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:18 pm

As promised, some very quickly cobbled together shots of the family group :)

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Will promise to do some more later...gotta go do some work now :( :p

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Postby jaislandboy » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:04 pm

marvelous Kopa pix Daniel .... :cool:
love the Kopawheels... ;)
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