Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

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Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Dazen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:05 pm

I feel the Watu needs it’s own thread!

I’m so pumped for this one. I wish it wasn’t laminate cf, but the 20cv is a bonus!

What do y’all think?

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:08 pm

Really nice design. That pattern of laminate CF is not appealing. Many things I like - thin 2.5mm blade stock, light weight, wire clip, simple handle shape, pointy tip.

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:11 pm

It's as un-appealing as the first one to me :)
But i am glad y'all who like it gets this "second chance" at a Chokwe!
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby elena86 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm

I wish they kept the liner lock.Look at that comp lock tab ... same old problem ....
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:21 pm

Love it!
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Mushroom » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:25 pm

I like it a lot! It's cool to see the final product lines up with the little bit of info we were given during the prototyping and testing phase. I also like seeing that Spyderco will be supporting the Keep A Child Alive Organization with proceeds from this knife. This is a very generous gesture from Spyderco

I really don't mind the laminate CF scales. It has the strength of G10, the aesthetics of carbon fiber and helps keep costs down. :spyder:
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Ric » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:36 pm

elena86 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm
I wish they kept the liner lock.Look at that comp lock tab ... same old problem ....
That kills it for me :(

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Ric wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:36 pm
elena86 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm
I wish they kept the liner lock.Look at that comp lock tab ... same old problem ....
That kills it for me :(
Hmm, yeah I see what you mean.

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby PStone » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:46 pm

Love it! Will def be trying to get one. Siper happy with 20cv since I don’t have any or any it’s equivalents anymore. I hope this drops first.
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:01 pm

Looks cool, and I generally love to see more thinner-blade-stock knives!
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby captnvegtble » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:16 pm

Love it! Its the only new knife I pre-ordered. Exactly what it should be. The only thing I would have changed is the steel... 20cv has too much chromium for my liking, but otherwise exactly what I was hoping for!

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Haunted House » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm

Looks like a nasty slicer!
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby SF Native » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:56 pm

I like it. This is probably my most anticipated model right now. Bring it on.

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Halfneck » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:00 pm

Glad they kept the wire pocketclip & compression-lock. Was hoping for CTS-XHP, but I'm just happy it's not S30V. Definitely on my want list.

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby T_MAC686 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:37 pm

Halfneck wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Glad they kept the wire pocketclip & compression-lock. Was hoping for CTS-XHP, but I'm just happy it's not S30V. Definitely on my want list.

I agree- kind of wish it was just G10 and XHP to keep the cost down.. I feel like price point is going to keep a lot of people from picking this one up

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Notsurewhy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:55 pm

It’s 2020 why are we still using fake carbon fiber?

Otherwise looks like a sweet knife.

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm

Notsurewhy wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:55 pm
It’s 2020 why are we still using fake carbon fiber?

Otherwise looks like a sweet knife.
It's real. Just a very thin layer of CF laid on top of g10

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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:58 pm

I’m in. It’ll match nicely with its big brother. :D
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:24 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:58 pm
I’m in. It’ll match nicely with its big brother. :D
Funny, the knife I thought it would really go along nicely with is your Rhino Michael ;) :D
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Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

Postby Ric » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:57 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Looks cool, and I generally love to see more thinner-blade-stock knives!
Definitely.
A Para 3 TB (thin blade) would be awesome :D
Opinel has thinner blades and they also do to break or bend so easy... :/


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