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Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:41 pm
by archangel
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:58 am
With all due respect i think it looks like a "BaliSong converted" regular blade in a bit of a "home cooked" fashion.
It hurts my OCD when i compare it to the OG Spyderfly or Hinderer Nieves..

Yeah, I had the same thought. Looks like a regular pivot folding blade with two thin (too thin?) handles. Kinda odd....

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:50 pm
by Wartstein
Posted this in another thread, but actually it fits here better:

"Endela cutting edge length, not too thick Manix 2 blade stock in ffg, looks to have a long straight section and then a lot of belly towards the tip in the edge, rather low weight pocket clip...pretty cool!

I do like to play with Balisongs from time to time (I am not good at it, but still know some tricks and figures) but never had one that would actually be practical as an EDC knife.
The SmallFly imho is!"

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:00 pm
by Ez556
archangel wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:58 am
With all due respect i think it looks like a "BaliSong converted" regular blade in a bit of a "home cooked" fashion.
It hurts my OCD when i compare it to the OG Spyderfly or Hinderer Nieves..

Yeah, I had the same thought. Looks like a regular pivot folding blade with two thin (too thin?) handles. Kinda odd....
I do agree, the handles look a little disproportionate and I put the blame on the skeletonization of the handles. I think thats the case with the original SmallFlys too. I think aftermarket scales that cover the skeletonization would be a really nice upgrade.

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:43 pm
by bearrowland
That's a gorgeous Bali!! 😍

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:14 am
by VooDooChild
While the blade and handle dont exactly flow with each other aesthetically. I do like the functional blade shape and clip. It will be nice to have the ability to carry and use it instead of just playing with it.

The Benchmade 53 mangus was really the only other bali that ever called to me (along with any spyderco bali). I missed out on getting one. I wont miss out on one of these.

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:54 am
by odomandr
I like it and look forward to holding it in hand to feel the size.


giggity

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:57 pm
by Hambone
Surfingringo wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Man, I love this! I always kind of wanted one of the originals. I have mixed thoughts on the grind. The original was definitely more “ninja” but this one looks like it will function very well as an actual knife. Ultimately I think the more useful blade shape will see me actually carrying this one more than I would have the original.
Same here the blade shape is a hard sell for me, but I agree, the usefulness of the blade shape should help get it some extra pocket time.

I have a BM 32 and it manages to get a fare share, but b/c of some (pretty common) horror stores about the Ti liners breaking I am semi paranoid to carry it.

I need one of these smallfly 2s now! Even if the original blade shape looks cooler. I think most would agree. Lol

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 am
by PSquared
VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:14 am
The Benchmade 53 mangus was really the only other bali that ever called to me (along with any spyderco bali). I missed out on getting one. I wont miss out on one of these.
I just pulled out my 53 and the blade shape is very similar ...

The Smallfly was a definite buy at $180 MSRP ... still probably is at $300. I see this becoming a classic, especially if it only has a short run.

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:32 pm
by toocool006
Anyone know if there will be plans to release a trainer down the road? I guess you could always dull this one to practice with before bringing it back sharp, but it kind of hurts my soul to even suggest such a thing...

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:55 pm
by TkoK83Spy
toocool006 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:32 pm
Anyone know if there will be plans to release a trainer down the road? I guess you could always dull this one to practice with before bringing it back sharp, but it kind of hurts my soul to even suggest such a thing...
Just cover the edge with a few layers of masking tape, good to go!

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:13 pm
by Frozenspyder
I think they'll sell quite a few of these. It's right at an overlooked price point for a bali. Right now there's cheap sub $50 bali's that are just dangerous toys, a few acceptable models around $100, like the Bradley Kimura and Kershaw Lucha, and higher end models like the Benchmades that run from $300 on up. Spyderco quality at a price that's 2/3 of a Benchmade. Seems like a bargain that's too good to pass up.

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:17 pm
by Abyss_Fish
the more I read about and look at the smallfly 2 the more I think I need it... anyone have any clue when it drops?

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:34 pm
by TroutCreek
I was wondering the same thing. I am really excited. This will be my first quality bali! Thank you SpyderCo!

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:05 am
by Hambone
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:17 pm
the more I read about and look at the smallfly 2 the more I think I need it... anyone have any clue when it drops?

Broke out my BM 32 and have been carrying it a few days lately. All it has done is make me need this to drop soon! Lol

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:41 pm
by Abyss_Fish
Been playing with my squiddy for a few days now, so just posting here just because I’m excited all over again.

I’ve got my eye on the app! They couldn’t release any sooner!

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:26 am
by Hambone
So ... I am ok if this drops next week. You guys ok with that too?

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:54 am
by Abyss_Fish
Hambone wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:26 am
So ... I am ok if this drops next week. You guys ok with that too?
works for me

Re: SmallFly 2!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:34 am
by Frozenspyder
I'd be good with that. It's getting harder and harder to be patient!