Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

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Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby elena86 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:25 pm

All I can say is : bummer ! You ruined this cool design... at least for me :(

P.S I allways thought this entire Efficient family deserves a better steel and now this !
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Enactive » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:42 pm

elena86 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:25 pm
All I can say is : bummer ! You ruined this cool design... at least for me :(

P.S I allways thought this entire Efficient family deserves a better steel and now this !
Not too surprising, really, as the Efficient is a bit portly too.

However, on the Efficient you can remove the backspacer and there are factory standoffs. It may be that the Emphasis will have similar construction, and could also shed some weight.

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby VooDooChild » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:56 pm

I still like the design so Im going to get one. A bit suprising but im not gonna let it stop me.

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Ez556 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:26 pm

Time to break out the drill press.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:44 pm

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Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:42 pm
elena86 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:25 pm
All I can say is : bummer ! You ruined this cool design... at least for me :(

P.S I allways thought this entire Efficient family deserves a better steel and now this !
Not too surprising, really, as the Efficient is a bit portly too.

However, on the Efficient you can remove the backspacer and there are factory standoffs. It may be that the Emphasis will have similar construction, and could also shed some weight.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:29 pm

I will be getting one of these, hoping the backspacer can easily be removed just like on the Efficient.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby T_MAC686 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:46 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:29 pm
I will be getting one of these, hoping the backspacer can easily be removed just like on the Efficient.
I will be following this thread and people’s reports to see if this is the case and then I may try to pick one up.

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby araneae » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:06 pm

I questioned Eric about the weight at Blade show and he said it was basically targeting people that liked a more robust feeling knife. While I'm anti-pocket bricks, there are weirdos that like a heavy knife and think weight equals quality. I took the spacer out on my efficient, it's dead weight. I'll probably end up with an Insistent and skip the big guy.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Freediver » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:29 pm

My phone weighs more, I’m getting an emphasis.

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby gull wing » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:35 pm

I like my Efficient, now that I lightened it. It was way too back heavy.
*Removed the filler and the lanyard tube.
*Used a small disk and removed a substantial amount of of liner material.
Pretty nice knife now, love the shape.

You could do the same for the Emphasis. :)
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby SteveMidwest » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:19 am

elena86 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:25 pm
All I can say is : bummer ! You ruined this cool design... at least for me :(

P.S I allways thought this entire Efficient family deserves a better steel and now this !

It may make you feel better to know? That mine arrived weighing 5.15oz. :D

I'm sure that someone, at some point. Will end-up offering an aluminum back-spacer for these.

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Pelagic » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:42 pm

5oz is heavy?
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby araneae » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:57 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:42 pm
5oz is heavy?
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby prndltech » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:05 pm

Pelagic wrote:
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5oz is heavy?
I think so... compared to a military that’s a full oz lighter. let’s take it down to an Endura, like 2 oz lighter, still more blade. I won’t even go down to the pacific salt, my personal favorite. It’s even lighter than the first 2 knives. I know, I know... the price points are weigh off here (get it?) in comparison. These 3 are my go to carry knives for this reason, lots of blade, light weight.

I get the point of this knife. Your average joe would pick up an emphasis and an Endura and take home the emphasis cuz it “feels more solid” and it’s not “plastic”. But for some of us... 5.2 is a pocket brick for what we’re getting.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Pelagic » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:28 pm

I think spyderco has PLENTY of lightweight options, but that's just me. I wouldn't want every model to be as light as possible, just like I wouldn't want all the knives to have the same steel, same blade shape, same color, etc. Variety is part of what makes spyderco great and the emphasis has a lot going for it IMO.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:09 pm

I don't see 5 oz being heavy, personally. No bother.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:16 pm

Edited: Resilience not disco'ed.
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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby VooDooChild » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:16 am

Spydergirl88 wrote: I wonder if the Resilience was disco'ed to make room for the Emphasis or straight up for lack of sales. Perhaps a mixture of both. I wonder if the same factory produces these. Either way the Emphasis looks great.
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Didnt see it on the disco list this year or last years. Is the resilience discoed?

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:20 am

I'm confused. Everyone seems to love the Shaman, which is also 5.2 oz. and has the exact same blade length. The Emphasis is even a little longer than the Shaman in overall length. 5.2 oz seems fine to me. It's a large folding knife.

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Re: Really Spyderco ... 5.2 oz for the Emphasis ?!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:17 am

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Spydergirl88 wrote: I wonder if the Resilience was disco'ed to make room for the Emphasis or straight up for lack of sales. Perhaps a mixture of both. I wonder if the same factory produces these. Either way the Emphasis looks great.
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Didnt see it on the disco list this year or last years. Is the resilience discoed?
Some users were reporting it was on closeout at Walmart, I assumed it had been discontinued
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