Moki made knives?

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Moki made knives?

Postby gull wing » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:03 pm

I think the Caly 3 and 3.5 are, right? If that is, then:

Which Spyderco knives are Moki made?
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Postby Blerv » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 pm

Yep. Off the top of my head the Persian and Massad Ayoob. I think there are others just stamped as "Japan" which means Moki. At least typicially for Spyderco.
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Postby The Deacon » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:06 pm

Am sure there are others, but you can add all the Jess Horns, all the Calypso models, all the "real" (locking) Kiwis, and the Kopa series to the list.
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Postby J32A2 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:26 pm

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Postby O,just,O » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:34 pm

The Viele's are Moki as well.
Look on the tang stamp at the word SPYDERCO.
If the Y is like this one (Y) it is not Moki.
If the Y is like a U on a stick instead of a V on a stick then it is Moki.
Love love love those Moki's :)
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Postby MarcusH » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:15 am

Here's an old thread of mine with the unofficial Moki list.

Folders:

C27 Jess Horn
C34 Jess Horn II, all variants
C38 Jess Horn lightweight, all variants
C42 Howard Viele
C48 Tim Wegner
C49 Tim Wegner jr.
C52 Calypso jr., all variants
C54 Calyso
C56 Tim Zowada
C58 JD Smith
C59 Shabaria
C60 Massad Ayoob
C74 Ocelot
C75 Kiwi midlock, all variants
C83 Ed Schempp Persian, all variants
C92 Kopa, all variants
C97 Howard Viele II
C104 Ed Schempp Kris
C105 Ed Schempp Persian 75mm, all variants
C113 Caly 3, all variants
C125 Ed Schempp Khukuri
C124 Ed Schempp Barong
C144 Caly 3.5, all variants
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Postby gull wing » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:12 am

Thank you!
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Postby phaust » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:43 pm

O,just,O wrote:The Viele's are Moki as well.
Look on the tang stamp at the word SPYDERCO.
If the Y is like this one (Y) it is not Moki.
If the Y is like a U on a stick instead of a V on a stick then it is Moki.
Love love love those Moki's :)
O.
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Judging from this GPK pic and using that condition, the Starmate is also a product of Moki:

[img]http://www.gpknives.com/images/spyderco ... large].jpg[/img]

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Postby MarcusH » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:39 pm

phaust wrote:Judging from this GPK pic and using that condition, the Starmate is also a product of Moki:
Yes, the Starmate seems to be made by Moki.
Another sign: the other side of the blade is marked with "VG-10 Japan" without the Seki-City.
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Postby IG-88 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:56 pm

The Deviant Friction Folder will also be made by Moki
Current EDC: Techno, Squeak, Southard Flipper, Caly 3.5

New Arrivals: Chap3, Domino, Sage 3

2014 Wishlist: Yo2 CF, Deviant Friction, Tatanka, Tusk, Firefly

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:20 pm

IG-88 wrote:The Deviant Friction Folder will also be made by Moki
Really? Does Moki never use washers? I would think that a friction folder especially would benefit greatly from washers and an adjustable pivot.
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Postby Tally-ho » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:54 pm

O,just,O wrote:Look on the tang stamp at the word SPYDERCO.
If the Y is like this one (Y) it is not Moki.
If the Y is like a U on a stick instead of a V on a stick then it is Moki.
So what is the little story about the ParaMilitary Brown G-10 in CPM-S35VN ?
It is stamped "Spyderco" with the rounded "Y" (=Moki) but also on the other side "Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth".

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Postby ricechrispy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:03 pm

I think he what he means is that if the Y looks like a normal Y, then it's made in Seki. If it looks like a U on a stick, it's not made in Seki. All my Golden Spydies have the U on a stick and all my Seki Spydies havea V on a stick.
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Paramilitary 2, BD30P Manix 2, Delica 4, M390 Mule, XHP Military, Dragonfly 2, Woodcraft Mule, ZDP-189 Manbug, Cruwear Mule, Superleaf, Forum Native 5, Manix 2 XL, Endura 4

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Postby O,just,O » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:34 am

Yeah, that is correct.
It is Japan made knives we are refering to here with the U on a stick.
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Postby skatenut » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:39 am

Learn something new every day here, thank you, guys, what a forum!
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Postby Tally-ho » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:10 am

OK, I understand my mistake.
I never paid attention to these details before then, said like it was, I thought that the rounded "Y" was some sort of a Moky's trademark.
In fact Golden use the same rounded "Y".
| C10PGRE Endura 4 | C28GPFG Dragonfly | C36TIP Military | C41GP5 Native 5 | C54GPBN Calypso | C65CFP Lum Chinese | C90GFPD Strectch | C94TIP UK Penknife | C113GPGY Caly 3 | C122GPBL Tenacious | C123TIP Sage 2 | C126GPFG Rock Lobster | C135GP Perrin PPT | C136GPBL Persistence | C144CFPE Caly 3.5 | C163PBK Pingo | C164GPBN Nilakka || MT16P MT17P MT18P Mule Team |

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Postby Chopping Broccoli » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:07 am

Looks like the new Street Bowie is also Moki made.
Current Spydies....
Captain
Persian
Chinook 3
Manix 2
Stretch (Black CE and Blue ZDP)
Military (orange, brown, and CF)
Para Military 1 (black) (My EDC)
Para Military 2 (grey, orange, brown, blue, green)
Khukuri
Sage 1, 2, 3, & 4
Dodo
Chokwe
Gayle Bradley
Caly 3.5 Super Blue
UKPK
Urban (Wharncliffe and Leaf)
Progrip
Endura (white, orange, and G10)
Delica x6
Dragonfly x2
Ladybug x4
Perrin Street Bowie
Super Leaf


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Postby The Deacon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:22 am

Chopping Broccoli wrote:Looks like the new Street Bowie is also Moki made.
Possibly, and there are several other Spyderco fixed blades stamped Japan only that have rounded Y's. However, I think it's dangerous to extend the assumptions that mean the knife was made by Moki beyond folders. Even for older folders it's an "educated guess", not a 100% certainty, because over the last 32 years Spyderco has used at least four makers in Japan.
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Re: Moki made knives?

Postby Jan-Luca » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:36 pm

I think that the Bill Moran fixed blades are also made by moki but i'm not sure about that.


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