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Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Studey » Tue May 12, 2015 8:31 am

Thought I'd post some training knives I've made. The Spyderco trainers are EXCELLENT, but only available for a few models, so I make my own. :cool: I match the handle thickness, jimping, etc. While they don't fold, they work very nicely for extended drills and training where you aren't deploying the knife repeatedly. That's what the drones are for. :D

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby SpyderNut » Tue May 12, 2015 11:17 am

Nice work! They look comfortable and useful. How do you cut/shape the material? Belt grinder?

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby GoldenSpydie » Tue May 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Thanks again for the Foundry trainer!

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby DutchBlades » Thu May 14, 2015 4:45 am

Those look great! Nice work!
How much would a Manix 2 XL trainer set me back? :p
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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Evil D » Fri May 15, 2015 4:24 am

Those are awesome, but you still lose draw/open training as compared to an actual trainer blade. Still good work though.

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Studey » Fri May 15, 2015 8:58 am

Evil D wrote:Those are awesome, but you still lose draw/open training as compared to an actual trainer blade. Still good work though.
Obviously, which is why I referenced that in my post. You have to have a folding trainer for training deployment, but if you want a training knife to match a knife for which there is no trainer made, these work nicely for that. They're also much gentler on your partner than a steel or aluminum drone. Not always a concern, but very nice if you're at, say, a weekend seminar.

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Studey » Thu May 28, 2015 4:19 pm

A couple hawkbills...

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby John Shirley » Thu May 28, 2015 8:16 pm

VERY nice. :)

I have had a Spyderco trainer in a pocket most of the time I've been in the dojo for years. These days, it's an ARK trainer.

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Studey » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:44 am

John,

Here's one you might appreciate. ;)

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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Titomake » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:41 pm

Nice job. I like specially the Techno.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Spydie polymer trainers

Postby Studey » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:02 am

Here's a trainer for a Matriarch 2. This is a really unique knife with some very interesting history. Its potential is hard to appreciate until you feel how it moves in use.

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