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South Fork Photos and Impressions

Postby Ankerson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:49 am

This is a long overdue Phil Wilson + Spyderco Collaboration.


OAL - 9.5"
Blade length - 4 7/8"
Handle - 4 3/4"
Blade thickness - .120"
Thickness behind the edge - .020.
Weight - 5.4 oz
Blade Steel - CPM S90V
Handle Material - G10

The Sheath is really nice and adjustable for different carry positions.

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Nice clean lines as you can see, and highly optimized design for cutting and slicing.

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With Phil Wilson Custom.

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Fit and finish is excellent and really does this model justice, they really did a nice job on this model. I am sure Phil Wilson will be very happy with how this model turned out. A big thumbs up to Sal and Spyderco for bringing this awesome knife to market.

Full review and performance testing to follow.

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Postby Blerv » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:35 am

Thanks Jim. Looking forward to more :)
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Postby Ankerson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:39 am

Blerv wrote:Thanks Jim. Looking forward to more :)

Thanks. :)

Lots of work to do testing this one. :D

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Postby eloreno » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:41 am

I agree, this knife is just awesome. Great pics, and I look forward to the results of your testing!

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Postby Mr Blonde » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:43 am

Looks very nice. The factory sheath also looks much better than usual, more refined.
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Postby Ankerson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:47 am

eloreno wrote:I agree, this knife is just awesome. Great pics, and I look forward to the results of your testing!
It has no idea what it going to go through, but it will once I get started. :D

Going to put it through my full battery of testing just like I did with Phil's knives.

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Postby Jurphaas » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:54 am

Yeah! Thanks Ankerson for putting up these pics. What a wonderfull knife and what special company to bring it to the market with that awsom CMPS90V, who else does that.... ????? Spyderco is truly a premium knife company. Despit of what those say that feel driven out of a hobby (of all things)... I liked this knife from the first publication of info and pictures and I feel that this knife is very much a professional cuttig tool. I am already lookig forward to what your testing will show.
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Postby Zencowboy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:16 pm

Thanks for the detailed pics and comparison. Also looking forward to your test and the results!

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Postby Mick » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:32 pm

I love the knife but for the price I wish they would have included a nice leather sheath.

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Postby Ankerson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:48 pm

Mick wrote:I love the knife but for the price I wish they would have included a nice leather sheath.
Good leather sheaths are expensive and would have added quite a bit to the price.

I have had more than a few sheaths made and they aren't cheap, not good ones anyway.

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Postby slick228 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:59 pm

Based on the pictures, it appears that the blade shape is slightly different between the custom and the Spyderco version. The Spyderco version has more belly.

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Postby Ankerson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:00 pm

slick228 wrote:Based on the pictures, it appears that the blade shape is slightly different between the custom and the Spyderco version. The Spyderco version has more belly.

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The blade shape was changed slightly.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:32 am

Ankerson wrote:It has no idea what it going to go through, but it will once I get started. :D

Going to put it through my full battery of testing just like I did with Phil's knives.

Care to make a prediction Jim? :D

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Postby The Mastiff » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:55 am

I will. :)


It'll come in between the best production knives and the full custom stuff. It's going to out cut most everything production now on the market, but it's not going to get into the rarefied air of the Phil Wilson Custom fully hard, thinner K294 or S110V blades Jim has. There's a little matter of higher carbide steels run 6 points harder with thinner geometries. Can't get around that. It should keep up with any production knife on the market though.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:23 am

The Mastiff wrote:I will. :)


It'll come in between the best production knives and the full custom stuff. It's going to out cut most everything production now on the market, but it's not going to get into the rarefied air of the Phil Wilson Custom fully hard, thinner K294 or S110V blades Jim has. There's a little matter of higher carbide steels run 6 points harder with thinner geometries. Can't get around that. It should keep up with any production knife on the market though.

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That's pretty impressive. Thanks Joe. A taste of things to come. :D

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Postby 224477 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:31 am

Looks like a hellluwa cutter. I think it would work for fighting too, the knife looks to be fast in hand.
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Postby VashHash » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:42 am

I've found my next purchase after I buy my second M390 Millie. They should have some in stock in a bit

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Postby StuntZombie » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:14 am

I'd love to see that model in a carbon steel. As it is, it's still very tempting.
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Postby Ankerson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:35 pm

The Mastiff wrote:I will. :)


It'll come in between the best production knives and the full custom stuff. It's going to out cut most everything production now on the market, but it's not going to get into the rarefied air of the Phil Wilson Custom fully hard, thinner K294 or S110V blades Jim has. There's a little matter of higher carbide steels run 6 points harder with thinner geometries. Can't get around that. It should keep up with any production knife on the market though.

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In the middle of the rope cutting stage now, it's doing very well. :spyder:

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Postby Popsickle » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:39 pm

keep us posted ankerson!!!


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