embry386 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Finally have a good pic of the pair that's replaced the Natives I posted above as my favorites.
And my current favorites. The Rescue is the same as the one in the previous photo, the Amalgam is new. Both knives were released 20 years apart; the Amalgam in 2018, the Rescue in 1998 (as far as I can tell).
When I bought the Rescue it was brand-new in its box. The foam padding had a knife-shaped indentation perfectly molded to it. It had sat there, untouched, for about 20 years, just waiting for someone to come along, buy it, and start using it. I feel very lucky that that someone was me. You can't see it in the photo, but the pocket clip is stamped with "US PATENT 4347665 / FOREIGN PATS PEND / OTHER PAT. PEND.", because back in 1998 when it was produced, Spyderco still had a patent on the concept of putting a pocket clip on a knife. It's my coolest knife, and an awesome serrated cutting tool for all kinds of tasks.
The Amalgam I purchased early this year, and it quickly became my main EDC. It's a pretty awesome knife and I have more thoughts on it. Will have to take some time to organize them and write them up here.
They're both my favorites. It's pretty hard to imagine encountering a knife I like more than I like these. But that's what I thought when I carried that pair of blackout Natives; who knows what wonders Spyderco's next catalog will bring? Still, I'm enjoying the heck out of these, and love them a lot.