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Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2017 Report

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Mr Blonde, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    I didn’t pick up much details about the new Double Stuff, as by now the knives kept coming in to my little photo booth. I hope my fellow attendees from the Amsterdam Meet can chime in to offer a few more details on this neat and versatile looking sharpening stone.

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  2. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    The Fish Hunter was apparently designed for deep-sea divers who spearfish under water. In case the fish isn’t completely ‘out’, you could use the Fish Hunter to ‘brain’ the fish. The double ground blade certainly looked very impressive. The top edge is ground but not sharpened. I did not see a sheath for the Fish Hunter at the meet, but I would guess that the final production version will sport an Aqua Salt-style sheath.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 22,7 cm / 8.94 inches
    Blade Length: 11,2 cm / 4.39 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
    Weight: 116 grams / 4.10 ounces
     
  3. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    IIRC, the Genzow Hatchethawk featured a polymer handle that had an aluminum rod all the way through it. The hawk seemed very light and well-balanced to me, but I’m not exactly an ‘axe-guy’. Perhaps my fellow meet attendees could chime in with some additional info on this design? Unfortunately, we did not manage to collect any measurements on the Genzow Hatchethawk.

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  4. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    To be continued...
     
  5. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    That 'hawk looks great.
     
  6. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    So a hawk made from 5160. Sounds good, but that edge appears to need some re-profiling.
     
  7. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    gaaaaaaaaaaaah! I wish you had specs for the Hatchethawk. It looks to be that the OAL is at least 18" which I think would be more of an ax...keep 'em coming and thanks again
     
  8. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    The Hanan was a nice classy little folder. The flipper, combined with the compression lock, worked very well. I’m not a big fan of that plunged grind on the blade, but I love the dropped tip and light recurve. Also, I really liked the handle design with that classic bolster. Some photos might give the impression that the blade is bead blasted, but that is not the case. The blade features a satin finish, that proved either way too shiny in my photos, or a bit dull and almost like it was bead blasted. I mostly chose the latter during photo selection and editing.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 17,5 cm / 6.88 inches
    Blade Length: 7,5 cm / 2.95 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
    Weight: 82 grams / 2.89 ounces
     
  9. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    The Hundred Pacer was a nice ‘odd’ surprise to me at the meet. I actually googled some pictures of the knife’s slithering namesake, and I have to admit that the knife’s handle pattern and upswept blade really look a lot like the snake. The knife was big and looked very unusual. The handle even looked a bit too blocky to me at first. Picking up the knife, however, made a lot of difference for me. This was a very light folder and that blocky handle seemed surprisingly versatile for different grips. I think Eric mentioned it in one of the SHOT show videos, and I agree that the Hundred Pacer seems to make a wonderful folding kitchen knife. I also like the G-10 pattern on the handle a lot. It’s very different from what Spyderco usually makes. Even though on paper this knife is a bit larger than I usually prefer, I might just add the Hundred Pacer to my wish list.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 23,5 cm / 9.25 inches
    Blade Length: 10,5 cm / 4.13 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3,5 mm / 0.13 inches
    Weight: 147 grams / 5.18 ounces
     
  10. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    To be continued...
     
  11. Armadew

    Armadew Reisloafer

    Nov 22, 2006
    I wasn't interested in the Hundred Pacer...until now! Great pictures as always!
     
  12. wire edge

    wire edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2001
    Great pics! That grind on the Hanan sure is strange. It's almost like the blade and handle weren't made for one another. Just my opinion. A compression lock Flipper is really cool, though.
     
  13. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Same here.
    Looks odd with the opposed angles of the blade grind and bolster.
    A solid handle with an inlay complementing that severe grind would have worked.
    Nice concept with the lock as stated though, may be the first??
     
  14. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Weird; the blade grind and bolster on the Hanan looks very complimentary to my eye.

    The killer for me is the divot in the presentation side scale. I know why it's there but it needs a blanking plate.
     
  15. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    I bet it would be fairly simple to either make or have someone else make a filler tab.
    And it's sorta growing on me, but not as much as the Hundred Pacer is catching my eye. My finger was hovering over the pre-order tab earlier.
    May pull the trigger on this one. Right size, steel, grind, clip, design aesthetic. It's checking a lot of my knife requirement boxes.
     
  16. retired01

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    Nov 4, 2012
    First off,great pic's and info!i thought i was all for the Hanan,but seeing the 100 pacer,WOW,this one is for me!
     
  17. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Love the clip on the Hanan. Classic!
     
  18. AmosPaul

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    Dec 17, 2014
    I love the styling/design and grinds on the Hanan. Thank you for all the detailed pictures Mr. Blonde.
     
  19. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    For sure, just a little alloy oval. The 100 Pacer is looking great in these pics. I'm waiting to get dealt some Jacks though; hope my luck changes today.
     
  20. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    The Jess Horn Sprint with a full flat ground blade and gray G-10 handle wasn’t exactly a surprise, since it was listed in the Spyderco Catalog. Still, it was nice to see this knife in person and to spend a few minutes with it. I’m only familiar with the FRN ZDP-189 version of the Jess Horn design. Compared to that older sprint run, this gray G10 version seemed a bit ‘blocky’. The fit and finish were very nice on this sample though. And the full flat grind is always a nice touch in a small folder like this.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 15,2 cm / 6.00 inches
    Blade Length: 6,6 cm / 2.60 inches
    Blade Thickness: 2,3 mm / 0.09 inches
    Weight: 60 grams / 2.10 ounces
     

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