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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
    Still more to come, I'll be back...
     
  2. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    Always appreciated Mr. Blonde. I preordered the meerkat some time ago. Have always wanted to try one and the Hap40 made it a bit of a no brainer for me. You don't have any pics of it in hand, do you?
     
  3. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Thanks tonnes!

    The One Eyed Jack did not disappoint!

    With it plus the lil' Nilakka and the Manbug sheepsfoot plus the serrated ARK it's looking like a small knife year.
     
  4. eon blue apocalypse

    eon blue apocalypse

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    Apr 11, 2015
    Man that hundred Pacer...I need that in my life!
     
  5. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Spyderco really listens to us. Several of us have been calling for a back lock Manix 2 and, viola! it is here.
     
  6. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Thank you Sr.Rubio! I am very glad I stepped into Spyderland today. I will be even more glad if one of your updates contains a Techno 2!

    One of the things I admire most about Spyderco is their willingness to try unique designs knowing some of them will have limited market appeal, even within the knife community. Thank you Spydreco for your passion, and for helping to fuel ours. [emoji106]

    I definitely will be seeking hands-on with the Chinook, ATR, Lil' Sub-Hilt, and especially the Hanan. Unfortunately I have to drive several hours to the nearest well stocked Spyderco dealer. ☹️ Hopefully by the time of my next pilgrimage some of these will have dropped.
     
  7. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    The Opus was an interesting design that only looked like a cross between a Spyderco Military and a Spyderco (G10) Police, but it also kind of handled like a cross between those designs. Still, the Opus has its own distinct design flair that I liked. The ergos worked pretty good for my hands too.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 22,5 cm / 8.84 inches
    Blade Length: 9,5 cm / 3.75 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
    Weight: 119 grams / 4.2 ounces
     
  8. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    Not a huge surprise I guess, but I thought it was still nice to see the Para 3 with a G-10 digital camo handle. This was the first ‘production sample’ Para 3 I got to handle, and I appreciate the great ergos. Since I’m personally not a fan of ‘basic black’ G-10, I think I’ll hold out for this version of the Para 3 instead.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 18,5 cm / 7.27 inches
    Blade Length: 7,6 cm / 3 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3,8 mm / 0.15 inches
    Weight: 85 grams / 3 ounces
     
  9. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    Yet still more to come...
     
  10. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    That Opus looks pretty nice! The best thread of the year continues...any new fixed EDC's?
     
  11. Mick_1KRR

    Mick_1KRR

    May 1, 2016
    Opus looks good. Thanks for updates. Please upload the Caribbean Salts! :)
     
  12. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    The Opus is a liner lock?
     
  13. AmosPaul

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    Dec 17, 2014
    The Opus blade shape reminds me of a Manly Comrade, it is a very useful blade.
     
  14. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    I think Spyderco did mention a name for this design at the SHOT show. However, I think it turned out that name was already taken, so this design -for now- seems to be known as the ‘Paul Alexander Design’. Alexander also designed the excellent Ouroboros, and this folders seems the be its bigger and flipable brother. It recall it being an exceptionally lightweight design, compared to its size. We had a little snafu weighing this knife, so I can’t give an indication of the knife’s weight. Sorry about that.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 20,5 cm / 8.07 inches
    Blade Length: 9 cm / 3.54 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3,5 mm / 0.13 inches
     
  15. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    I see the Q-ball as the next family member of the ‘Spyderco tree’ that gave us the Dodo and Poliwog. The feel was surprisingly familiar. The Q-Ball should be a nice new offering for those looking for a solid little big knife! Unfortunately, at this point in the meet things got a bit hectic so we didn’t manage to collect any measurements.

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  16. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    Still more to go, but the end is in sight though...
     
  17. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    It was originally going to be called the Sliver. This is THE knife I am really looking forward to in the next year. Great pics, as always. Thanks!
     
  18. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    love the Hanan clip. But the grind on the blade is [not as it should be aesthetically?]. Hope they change it during production. otherwise, yum
     
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  19. BrandoSpoke

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    Mar 14, 2017
    Thank you for the photos and I hope you had fun :) The chaparral looks beautiful. Did you get a look at the Caribbean?
     
  20. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Am I weird for thinking the small Valloton subhilt really needs some work with a file on the Spyder hole? It's just screaming to be modded for an Emerson wave.
     

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