Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Jazz » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:34 am

sal wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:14 pm

Hi Jazz,

Thanx much for the kind words, but the "Efficient" family is a collaboration between Ed Schempp and Eric.

A Manbug "Warnie" depends on you guys.

sal

Well, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.

Manbug wharnie would be a powerful little watch pocket cutter-upper. Not complaining though. The Dragonfly is a must have. I love it.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Native Chief

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:49 am

I have to say that the Native Chief was my favorite of the new knives that Spyderco showed at the meet. Call it nostalgia, as I remember seeing that concept design on the forums back in 1999 or so. This was back in the day, when you had to put a knife on a flatbed scanner, cover it with a cloth and you had a digital image you could share online! That first design was added to the wonderful mini-museum display of the native in the Spyderco Factory Outlet. The current Native Chief flows from the current Native 5 design, and features linerless G-10 handle construction and everything else you’re familiar with on a G-10 Native five, just a lot longer!

This knife felt very light and solid in the hand. It felt lighter and thinner than the Emphasis. The Native Chief’s long slender blade also reminded me of a large Calypso. I can’t wait to get my hands on my own production sample of the native Chief, it’s very high on my wish list!

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Specifications
Overall Length: 23,1 cm / 9.09 inches
Blade Length: 10,4 cm / 4.09 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 76 grams / 2.68 ounces

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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – BaliYo

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 am

I was happy to see the BaliYo getting an upgrade at this year’s Amsterdam Meet. If you like knives, you’ll probably like balisongs as well, or at least played with one. A BaliYo takes the game of the balisong knife and it puts it in a pen. My co-workers might not always appreciate the clickety-clack of me flipping a pen during meetings, but a BaliYo never bores me.

The most noticeable new feature of the new BaliYo are the wider arms with slots, to improve the grip during tricks. However, the wire clips have also been tuned, they are now less likely to catch on threads in your pocket and they won’t move as much as the old ones. The arms appeared thicker as well, offering even more protection against breaking. It looks like the new BaliYo will be part of the Lightweight series. This one’s absolutely on my wish list!

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Specifications
Overall Length: 20 cm / 7.87 inches
Pen Length: 10,6 cm / 4.17 inches
Closed Length: 10,8 cm / 4.25 inches
Weight: 17 grams / 0.59 ounces

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Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Byrd Harrier

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:12 am

The Byrd Harrier in G10 is another great way to catch the Spyderco Bug on a budget. Knife snobs might scoff at its ‘made in China’ label and its 'lesser blade steel'. However, back in the mid- to late 1990s, this would have probably been considered a premium factory knife.

The quality is impressive. And I can tell from handling that the Byrd Harrier will make a great working knife. One you wouldn't mind scuffing up. I'm the first to admit that I do think about what I'm doing with my more expensive Spyderco knives. So keeping a budget option around makes sense. Who knows, perhaps the Byrd knives see more actual 'hard use' cutting than more expensive knives?

This is the last knife I can show you from this year's meet, and I'm done for today. However, my report on the Spyderco Amsterdam Meet isn't finished yet...

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Specifications
Overall Length: 19,1 cm / 7.51 inches
Blade Length: 8,6 cm / 3.38 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 63 grams / 2.22 ounces

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:23 am

Wow! The Native Chief looks amazing!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Tabo » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:36 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:Wow! The Native Chief looks amazing!
It surely does! And weighing 2.7 ounces! I didn’t think anything would kick the Shaman out of my pocket but the Chief will!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 am

CHIEF!!!

My only complaint is that there are no liners...

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:09 am

Dang, the chief is a long one!
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby The Meat man » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:17 am

Wow I didn't expect to see the Native Chief! Been waiting for that one.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby ronT2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:24 am

Sooooo......when will the Fluted CF version of the Chief be available??? I might need one to compliment my N5.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Tims » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:16 am

Wow. There is a LOT to like here. Exciting times ahead.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby dj moonbat » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:33 am

I'm not into the other Native profiles, but stretched out like the Chief, the Native looks great.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby abbazaba » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 am

Chief has been a must buy for 20 years :) Can't wait!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Wartstein » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:51 am

The Chief does look great, but luckily is too large for me anyway.
Why "luckily"? Cause I 'd always be concerned not to break that tip... looks very delicate, even more so than on the Milli probably. And with such a long blade (and grip) it's easy to get a lot of leverage on the tip anyway...
EDIT: Really zooming in on the pics I changed my opinion a bit. The spine seems to be tapered in a way that the tip still stays somewhat strong.
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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Enactive » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:53 am

Totally! The Chief looks like it will be bad a$$!
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:23 am
Wow! The Native Chief looks amazing!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:39 am

The Native Chief is pretty much a Police 4 without a hump. Slightly smaller and with a pointier blade. I'd like to see it with a swedge to make it more faithful to the Native line.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Enactive » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:03 am

And without liners but with stainless..
ABX2011 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:39 am
The Native Chief is pretty much a Police 4 without a hump. Slightly smaller and with a pointier blade. I'd like to see it with a swedge to make it more faithful to the Native line.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:18 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 am
CHIEF!!!

My only complaint is that there are no liners...
I think it has nested liners. One of Wouter’s pics gives me hope.

In any case, we have a heartbeat!

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:20 am

wrdwrght wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:18 am
Sumdumguy wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 am
CHIEF!!!

My only complaint is that there are no liners...
I think it has nested liners. One of Wouter’s pics gives me hope.

In any case, we have a heartbeat!
I thought so too, but I think it's just light through the crack. You can see his finger.

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Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Postby Nate » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:34 am

wrdwrght wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:18 am
Sumdumguy wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 am
CHIEF!!!

My only complaint is that there are no liners...
I think it has nested liners. One of Wouter’s pics gives me hope.

In any case, we have a heartbeat!

Curious about the rationale for complaint/disappointment if it is linerless?

Wouldn't liners would make the knife heavier and more expensive with no obvious functional benefit?
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