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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby BrianMcCord » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
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I am VERY excited about the Mantra 3! I've given up on my Mantra 1...it's a $175 paperweight now. I got 2 days of use before it mucked up, but being there is so much animosity towards anyone who says "I have a problem with the bearings", that I decided to just let it 'die in the box'.
Dealer refund? SFO exchange? Sell it cheap to rid yourself of it?
failing that, there's a number of people in the community who can tweak the action to your satisfaction.

Or maybe I can swap the M4 blade with the S30V blade of the M3...could be a blessing in disguise!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:34 pm

Cubane wrote:
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Phillips. Lovely. If the blade was 0.04” shorter it would be Colorado legal. Bummer.
Yes, this. So, so close. Bummer indeed. :(
I didn’t even know that you had blade length restrictions over there. I wonder how it would look with a stubby blade regrind. 1cm can make a big difference in the look of a knife

Edit: 1mm not 1cm should be very easy to regrind down to make it legal
Alisdair (if I may), the KnifeNews article I link above mentions you thought to offer your knife in RWL34. Your proto in this thread shows S30V. Is RWL34 still up for discussion, as blade length might be? Maybe you're not free to say.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:52 pm

BrianMcCord wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Or maybe I can swap the M4 blade with the S30V blade of the M3...could be a blessing in disguise!
mantra 3 has new qc bigger bearing system so I don't think blade swap would be compatible with original mantra?
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby BrianMcCord » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:11 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:52 pm
BrianMcCord wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 pm
Or maybe I can swap the M4 blade with the S30V blade of the M3...could be a blessing in disguise!
mantra 3 has new qc bigger bearing system so I don't think blade swap would be compatible with original mantra?
Thanks for the buzzkill...lol :D
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 pm

The Mantra 3 has my undivided attention. :)

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:25 am

That Southard looks like a Ken Onion design. Great looking knife.

I am waiting on that Lil Native Back Lock. It looks to be a Techno killer.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby argyle1812 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:39 am

Really digging that new Alistair Philips design. Hoping we get to see some pics of the upcoming calypso jr sprint.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby SpyderScout » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:46 am

That Paysan looks staggeringly beautiful.

I thought it difficult to top the Nirvana.

Very nice slender blade.

I liked the Techno but the II looks great as well.

I like that the tip of the blade is pulled down a tad.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby archangel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:47 am

So far, if I‘m not wrong, you showed one Seki City and one Golden made spydie, all the others (and there were already plenty) were Taichung made. Wow. Last batch must contain more Golden products, right?

Again, thanks for the work Wouter! Top-notch!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby toomzz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:03 am

That Alistair Phillips knife was (among with couple of others) the nicest knife that came by last sunday. Looking forward to that one, but please something else as S30V....
I also had the joy to meet Alistair and speak to him, very nice guy!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Senate » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:20 am

archangel wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:47 am
So far, if I‘m not wrong, you showed one Seki City and one Golden made spydie, all the others (and there were already plenty) were Taichung made. Wow. Last batch must contain more Golden products, right?

Again, thanks for the work Wouter! Top-notch!
i's pretty clear that the Golden factory is limited and mostly deals with recurrent designs: PM2, Military, Native, Manix etc

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby archangel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:30 am

I wouldn‘t mind to see a military with a lock other than liner. :) Ibelieve I remember it was in discussion.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby Studey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:44 am

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I liked the Techno but the II looks great as well.

I like that the tip of the blade is pulled down a tad.

I like that the clip location and angle has been changed slightly, should improve the ergos quite a bit.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby dj moonbat » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:02 am

Usually, I'm able to keep my aspirations to one of the new Spydercos per year. But this year, I may be in trouble.

That Phillips is just a must-have for me, even though I can't even legally carry it around my jurisdiction (though I'll still put in a last-minute request for XHP. . .). That Ankerson bowie makes me want to start a new career as a grizzled outdoorsman. And I still don't know which of the bevy of compression-lock flippers I'll have to have. But it seems awfully unlikely I'll be able to say no to all of them.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby thewoodpecker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:12 am

wrdwrght wrote:
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Alisdair (if I may), the KnifeNews article I link above mentions you thought to offer your knife in RWL34. Your proto in this thread shows S30V. Is RWL34 still up for discussion, as blade length might be? Maybe you're not free to say.
CPM 154 could be a contender here. Nearly identical to RWL34 and already used in Taiwan production (Darn Dao). ;)
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby dogrunner » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:37 am

Mr. Blonde - thank you as always!
Lots of good stuff coming, and after buying two recent limited editions I really wanted to resist anything else in the pipeline. I will not be able to resist the Mantra 3, though. I love the Mantra 2 blade, despite not loving flippers in general, and love M4 which I wish spyderco had kept, but the other changes are too good to pass up. Still a very appealing blade, in a good steel. Improved pivot hardware. Definitely prefer the move away from Ti. Perfect size for office carry. Looks like a winner!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby ThePeacent » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:54 am

wrdwrght wrote:
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WOW! The Amor and McNees knives look incredible. Especially that Sabotage. 4.1" is a pretty huge blade, I'd prefer a little smaller version but I don't know if I could resist that one, it's just so pretty :)
the Amor is love at first sight, the color, the curves...oddly enough in my language (Spanish" the word "Amor" literally means "Love" :D

and oddly enough, "No Tiene Amor "means "It doesn't have love", something unconceivable for a design so elegant :eek:
I love irony, Peacent. I wonder if Noti Amor does. "Sabotage" is rarely about love.
my bad, I got the name wrong. Apologies. I'm real bad at names :spyder:

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Re: Spyderco 2018 Production Sample - Mantra 3

Postby shimage » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:08 am

Thanks for all the pictures and information, Mr Blonde! This is always my favorite thread of the year.

Just have a quick question, this is what's listed for the Mantra 3. I'm assuming it's not supposed to be exactly the same as the Smock. Blade length should be around 3.16", right?
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Specifications
Overall Length: 22 cm / 8.66 inches
Blade Length: 8,8 cm / 3.46 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.118 inches
Weight: 104 grams / 3.66 ounces

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Re: Spyderco 2018 Production Sample - Mantra 3

Postby Mr Blonde » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:29 pm

shimage wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:08 am
Thanks for all the pictures and information, Mr Blonde! This is always my favorite thread of the year.

Just have a quick question, this is what's listed for the Mantra 3. I'm assuming it's not supposed to be exactly the same as the Smock. Blade length should be around 3.16", right?
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Specifications
Overall Length: 22 cm / 8.66 inches
Blade Length: 8,8 cm / 3.46 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.118 inches
Weight: 104 grams / 3.66 ounces
It is likely we measured wrong or that the notes got mixed when I uploaded it.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:34 pm

Some really great looking new models being shown at the A'dam Meet this year! Thanks SO MUCH to Wouter for all his hard work, and of course to the Spydercrew for giving us our annual fix! Now the big question is, will even more new protos be shown at the Taipei Meet and will you be covering that as well Wouter?

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