Swayback... instant classic!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by PiterM, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. PiterM

    PiterM Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    Swayback. The lines just flow. Blade finish is so clean. Plus that sculptured handle, like on a Slysz Bowie. Awesome, awesome knife. Imho Swayback is an instant Spyderco classic...

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    I’ll be updating this thread...

    (yeah, I’ll change the clip for something a bit more subtle)
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
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  2. colin.p

    colin.p

    Feb 4, 2017
    Nice looking piece of kit, a little rich for my blood though...
     
  3. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    316
    Mar 12, 2020
    I love mine so far!
     
  4. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

    319
    Jul 3, 2020
    Nice photo and I agree. I liked it when I got it and now I like it even more. I love how it feels in the hand and the blade is beautiful. It reminds me of simple slip lock knives I had as a kid - only beefier, funkier. After using it and seeing how functional the shape of blade is I am now looking much more closely at other Wharncliffe knife options.
     
  5. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    I like everything about it but the clip. It looks like an afterthought they just tacked on.
     
  6. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Glad you like yours too. Someone needs to make pocket clips for these and the smock. The MXG gear clips are the generic one size fits all and the smock/swayback screws are a little smaller than regular spyderco knives. Aftermarket clips tend to wiggle a little due to hole size unless you tighten down hard.

    I’ve found this clip to be flush with the top of the knife on the fold.
    https://mxggear.com/collections/par...-deep-carry-pocket-clip-for-spyderco-knife-23
     
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  7. ShanghaiJer

    ShanghaiJer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    Yep, MXG has the only deep carry clip option I’ve seen that doesn’t hang over the end. I’ve got the solid version of the split clip linked above and it’s working great so far.
     
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  8. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Will the clip from Lynch NW work?
     
  9. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Great looking knife. I really like the blade shape and the quality that the Taiwan factory produces.

    Personally I think the clip looks great.

    I would love to have one of these one day.
     
  10. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    299
    Jan 22, 2019
    I'm using the MXG Gear 103021 Ti clip. Not deep carry but looks good. Received a Lynch clip today, unfortunately it hangs over the top edge of the knife significantly. Tried a couple of other Spyderco Lynch clips I had on hand: same result. The MXG clip is pricey ($45) but looks great on the knife. I did have to do a small bit of grinding on the bottom of MXG as it was too tight to slip onto jeans as it came stock. There's a pic of the MXG clip in the Spyderco section under the Swayback thread.

    My "spare" Swayback, purchased on the Exchange, is due this week. Great carry knife IMO.
     
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  11. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    I saw you snag that backup swayback and I was contemplating doing the same haha. I will more than likely buy myself a backup when another hits the secondary used.
     
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  12. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    299
    Jan 22, 2019
    :):thumbsup:

    For once I was at the right place at the right time!

    Hope you're able to pick another one up.
     
  13. GerBill

    GerBill Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
    Just snagged one on the exchange, should be here this week! Reminds me of an old school barlow on steroids! Can't wait to get it in hand.
     
  14. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    A bit big for me, but damn it's a nice looking knife.
     
  15. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    316
    Mar 12, 2020
    Hopefully Lynch will make a proper clip for the SwayBack and Machined Version for the Drunken. Lynch already makes a few that fit the Smock well!
     
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  16. GerBill

    GerBill Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
  17. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    299
    Jan 22, 2019
    This one is now my choice. It's the MXGGEAR 102161. The finish (plain finish) is a virtual match for the Swayback. Clip is perfect height as well - precisely even with the top of the scales.

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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2020
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  18. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    That is looking good!
     
  19. DadSharp

    DadSharp

    2
    Jul 4, 2020
    I absolutely want this knife...perhaps the wife might indulge me for my birthday next month.
     
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  20. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    316
    Mar 12, 2020
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    Pricey clip ...but so nice!
    Ordered one:D
     
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